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Lola - Great Neck
113 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021
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Lola - Great Neck Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brunch: Sunday - 10:30am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30-10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30- 11:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private parties and off-site catering are available.
A word from Lola - Great Neck
Lola Restaurant comfortably integrates white linen elegance with a fresh and innovative “New American” cuisine that is perfectly prepared and impeccably served. Strong Asian and French influences inspire the contemporary and eclectic culinary style of Chef Michael Ginor and make for a unique dining
experience. Lola is dressed up as a special occasion restaurant inspired by New York City hotspots, but is sociable and affordable enough for every occasion. A full bar, comprehensive wine list and fine selection of mouth-watering desserts will complete your meal, all while the atmosphere and décor transport you to the heart of New York City without leaving the Island. Owner and Chef Michael Ginor personally attends to every detail to ensure that your dining experience is superb. It enjoys a dedicated following of appreciative diners from Long Island and New York City.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Fit for Foodies
This restaurant never disappoints.
We've eaten there about a dozen times and the food is consistently excellent. No joke - we literally crave their duck, crispy brussel sprouts and creamy polenta. The service is always professional. And, now, as a bonus, they have a very talented cabaret singer on Fridays. All this at reasonable prices. Well done & thank you LOLA!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
The "duck for two" is amazing.
Generous portions and top quality."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Attentive service and excellent
food make this well worth the trip. Not your standard menu, with some real gems."
Dined on 2/5/2014
Outstanding food Manhattanesque
atmosphere Reasonable prices Amazing live music My waiter even did a duet with the female vocalist. Big Love!"
Dined on 1/24/2014
Heard about this place for quite
some time and finally went for lunch. Greeted warmly. Very quiet during lunch, which was a good thing. We were able to change tables freely due to cracked glass tops. Food was wonderful. We shared a truffle cheese and carmelized onion pizza tart. Delicious balance of flavors. The duck entree was thoroughly enjoyed. One of my friends said it was one of the best she'd had. The pappardelle was also excellent. Sauce was not overwhelming and the mushroom flavor made me want to lick the plate. All the talk is true!! Go and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will be back."
Dined on 1/24/2014
We enjoyed the restaurant very
much. The food was delicious. For a tapas place, though, portions weren't easily dividable for three. One minor thing, we had to continually ask for serving spoons. When the first plate came out, the waitress said, wait, I'll get you a spoon. Then on subsequent dishes, she didn't bring them and we had to ask bellboys, etc. Sat in a booth-very comfortable. Was a cold night; they warned us at the door that it wasn't warm inside although heat was cranked. Very considerate so we could chose whether or not to stay."
Dined on 1/7/2014
Interesting dishes. Recommend
sampling the small dishes. Service was friendly and attentive."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We had an early dinner prior to a
movie and were very impressed with the ambiance and food. We were surprised to see that there was entertainment so early, and really enjoyed the singer performing great American songbook hits. We shared two small plates and one main course, which was perfect for us and very flavorful. Service was attentive, and drinks were reasonable as it was happy hour. I will definitely be back!"
Dined on 1/9/2014
Overall , we always enjoy
Lola! great food, love the small plates, drinks are nicely done and generous."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Was absolutely perfect. The menu
was full of fantastic options,but the highlight had to be the scallops with crispy brown butter risotto- or the duck accompanied with seared foie gras- delicious!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Our party had the "Ultra Crazy
Elaborate" tasting menu ($85/pp for 9 courses + dessert). Our courses were as follows (w/ my favs marked by *): Kale salad, baked scallops (*), Torchon Foie Gras, beets w/ pistachio puree (too much green food coloring), Black miso cod w/ "forbidden" rice"(*), Shrimp Curry (too gingery, I couldn't taste anything else afterwards), Seared Foie Gras (*), BBQ Smoked Pulled Pork, Roast Duck Breast w/ Wheat berries. Dessert was a sharing plate of ice cream, bread pudding, and "Kit-Kat" Bar. Other things: Friend said: for $85, you shouldn't be serving beets. The beets & shrimp were misses (a shame, b/c the shrimp itself was cooked well). The glass on our table was cracked, We noticed other tables were cracked too."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Food was top notch for the most
part. Chef has great creative ideas but some of the little things could use a little work. Fish looked like it had sat around a bit after plating before being served. Steak was cooked nicely but hard to cut with the knife provided. All the food tasted great so would definitely go back. Live singer, great atmosphere. Biggest complaint: We were there for a set menu due to the holiday, however we sat around for 45 minutes before getting any of the food. The table that sat down 20 minutes after us got their first course before we did. When food finally came out it was the wrong course so they had to take it back and we had to wait another 10 minutes. Our waitress was very attentive though so +1 for that."
Dined on 12/31/2013
I've been going to great neck for
decades and to be honest, have found it a bit tired and disappointing lately. Lola is the exception. Fresh and fun. Eclectic menu. Killer drinks. Our server this time was particularly knowledgable. Live music on some nights"
Dined on 12/27/2013
They list a dinner menu which they
no longer serve. Should list only tapas availability(you choose 2 items). Had I known, would have chosen a restaurant that served dinner."
Dined on 12/10/2013
Honestly, a favorite. Unique
tastes, original dishes...I love it. The food you will eat at Lola's you won't find any where else."
Dined on 11/30/2013
It was a very special birthday
dinner. We chose the tasting menu. It was absolutely amazing. The food was preparation/presentation was great, service excellent. An absolute favorite."
Dined on 11/26/2013
Hasn't disappointed yet...a home
run every time. Everyone I have taken there loves it."
Dined on 11/24/2013
Terrific food, great choices. My
only complaint was our seating. My husband and I were the only people for an early Sunday dinner at 5:30. I requested a banquette that seated 4. I was told they would only give them to parties of 4. During a meal 2 separate parties of 2 people were given the seats I had requested. When I brought this up to my server I was told that they were a 4 when they made the reservation, but only 2 came. What an amazing coincidence! I really don't like being lied to. Whether these people were regulars or not, I don't see any reason why in a totally empty restaurant I could not be given the seat I requested. Clearly others did. Not the way to treat customers. Good thing their food is so great!"
Dined on 11/24/2013
My husband and I went to Lola on
Thursday night. I had been there once before for a work function and the food was awesome so we decided to check it our for restaurant week. Well forget the RW prix fixe, we decided to go all out with the "ultra crazy elaborate" tasting... 9 courses of fabulous, decadent chefs choice. Everything was delicious and unique! This is a truly special culinary adventure and I would say my new favorite place on Long Island! We even got the "never done before" foie gras over smoked brisket. In addition their bartender sings on Thursday nights and it was really nice to have the live music during our feast."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Selected seeing great reviews &
unique menu but got so much more. Standouts are the Pizza tart and fried sweet salty spicy Brussel Sprouts- totally unusual & delicious ! Ambiance & singer was great, and then restaurant regulars requested our waiter perform, who sang fabulous."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Excellent food but service was
below par. Water glasses not refilled, silverware taken but not replaced until requested. Desert served family style before plates were set. Servers were pleasant but either insufficient number of staff or not well trained. Will try restaurant during the week when it is less crowded. Food definitely worth the return visit."
Dined on 10/20/2013
I have enjoyed Lola the handful of
times I have been here, but the service is just below good for the type of restaurant. The host was extremely slow to acknowledge me. The server was nice and courteous but I happen to drink a lot of water so I find it very annoying if refilling it is an afterthought for the staff, and it was. I was also unaware that there would be live music. She was an excellent vocalist, but for people that want to have a conversation over dinner it was a few notches too loud. The Brussel Sprouts were amazing and I really enjoyed the Spicy tuna tartare. The garlic curry shrimp was nothing special and we both found the spice overwhelming."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Food was exceptional however, the
alcohol was overpriced and diluted. Very disappointing."
Dined on 10/13/2013
I went on a Friday night for a
birthday dinner and the food was wonderful. We did not realize there was live music that night, however. And although the singers were quite good, the sound was a bit loud no matter where you sat in the restaurant. It was difficult to have a conversation without yelling over it. The place is small also, so there was no need to crank up the volume. The small dishes were wonderful though and the portion sizes were perfect for getting 2-3 per person depending on how hungry you are. The owner owns a farm, so you must try any of the duck (from his farm) or foie gras dishes, as recommended by the waitress. We will definitely go back!"
Dined on 10/12/2013
Small plates good for sharing. The
dishes were creative and tasty."
Dined on 9/30/2013
Thank you to the staff Christopher
Moll, Greg, and the wonderful Chef! We always look forward to Lola for great food and wine and wonderful service! Lola's food is one of the best east of Manhattan! Certainly there is nothing else comparable in Nassau County! And you know when you are in a fine restaurant when there is a wine sommelier to help you. Lola's sommelier, Greg, will help you pick out outstanding wine, some from his recent visit to Spain should not be missed. Thank you again for a wonderful evening. And do go on Thursday when Christopher Moll is singing for an evening of great food, great wine and wonderful entertainment! A trifecta!"
Dined on 9/28/2013
The best food buy on Long Island -
5 gourmet courses plus dessert for $40, but I'd rather pay a little more and have competent service."
Dined on 9/29/2013
I picked this restaurant for my
husband birthday and unfortunately this was a big disappointment. We all chose tasting menu and I have to admit that we would be better off if we picked our own dishes instead of relying on "chef's picks". The plates are really small. You should not go there if you really hungry. The dishes were nothing special and based on high reviews we expected much more. Also our waiter was in a very "sour" mood so it only added to the disappointment. We did not feel welcome in that place. On the way out (after leaving a nice tip) he would not say good night or even thank you. We are not coming back or recommending the place to our friends."
Dined on 9/24/2013
They had a terrific wine list,
with a wide selection of great wines from different regions. However, the wine was the only highlight for me.. I thought the food was over rated and over priced. I really didn't enjoy any of the food.. I know it's cool and chic to make everything different but sometimes less is more.. over priced as well!!"
Dined on 9/22/2013
Do yourself a favor and get over
to Lola's of Great Neck! What a great culinary experience! Chef Billy prepared a tasting menu for my husband and me that rivaled anything I've seen on the Foodnetwork! And the presentation was phenomenal! Service was great(ask for Brandon!) and the ambiance very Zen. A gem in Great Neck."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Get to know the cuisine at LOLA
-it will be very worthwhile!"
Dined on 9/1/2013
The concept is interesting but in
practical terms it didn't meet expectations. There are way too many choices and the idea of small portions fails to meet the mark. Some items were good but nothing was outstanding. There are just way too many flavor choices from a menu with food that is just so so."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Mod decor with a pricey small
plate tasting menu.One or two tables filled when we arrived at 6:30, (it did fill up later on), but no explanation of menu when presented. Chef was obliging when we asked to have something other than fries with the lobster rolls and prepared a lovely vegetable assortment as an alternative.The food was fair, but the coffee was really bitter and when a fresh replacement was requested it took forever to receive it. We couldn't catch the eye of any of the servers (very young staff) to ask why so long. More pretentious than they could deliver - especially at those prices. Sorry - would not go again."
Dined on 8/27/2013
LOLA's food is always terrific but
we went to see Christopher Moll... he is not to be missed. Christopher is not only a wonderful singer but warm and welcoming to his guests. If you go to see Christopher's performance make sure you stop to speak to him afterwards, you will come away with wonderful memories ... a good performer and a wonderful person too. Took my family, we all had a great time!"
Dined on 8/23/2013
Seriously good food, best
ingredients, thoughtfully presented. We always get the wild mushroom tart and the brussel sprouts. This time I tried the fish "tacos," and they ain't what you get at Chipotle! They were excellent, with large pieces of crunchy, perfectly fresh fish."
Dined on 8/18/2013
I have dined here twice before-
the food is impeccable. Small tapas size plates that may not seem like a lot, but the flavors are so rich- you get full really quickly. Their signature pizzas are a must. Roshida, one of the servers, is awesome and has a bubbly personality. Great place for an intimate date night with your significant other or close friends- when they're open."
Dined on 7/31/2013
Lola is a rare find! Not only is
the place pretty, the service attentive and friendly, but the food is delicious---small plates ample for sharing add to the fun! Interesting. & unusual combinations, all presented with picture perfect style & flair.Definitely worth a second and third visit!"
Dined on 8/4/2013
Excellent food; service level
needs significant imrpovement. For example, drinks were brought after the food arrived. The pacing of the food being delivered was too fast. All of the tapas style dishes were delivered at the same time with only 2 people at the table."
Dined on 7/24/2013
You may have to order a lot to
feel full but every morsel is an amazing flavorful experience. You can't go wrong. The place is loud and hard to have a conversation but the food is worth it."
Dined on 7/17/2013
We've only been there twice.
Ventured to have the prefixe menus. We were so stuffed we had to bring some back home. If you love duck and/or foie gras, this is the place."
Dined on 6/22/2013
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