Lola - Great Neck
Lola - Great Neck

Lola - Great Neck

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlola.com/lola/index.php
  • Phone: 5164665666
  • 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.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Ginor
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: Private parties and off-site catering are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
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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Lola - Great Neck reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (14)good for groups (13)romantic (8)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • What a delightful experience:
    EllenDVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2010
    What a delightful experience: order many different dishes at whatever interval you'd like, and share with friends. We loved the pizza, bread, peking duck sliders, and foie gras.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific food. All the dishes
    FundguyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2010
    Terrific food. All the dishes were imaginative and top-notch.One quibble, and it applies to many high-end restaurants: why is it so difficult to get a cup of tea in New York restaurants?They come over with a box filled with packages of "teas." But my wife is a serious tea drinker. She likes to end her meal with tea. Not mint “tea” or any of the flavored teas. Just tea. Every one of the envelopes in that box had something added to the tea. The woman at the next table heard our discussion with the waitress, and she leaned over and said she completely agrees with us. But most tea tea drinkers just give up. As a coffee drinker, I would be offended if my only choices were flavored coffees. In Europe, tea is taken seriously. Why can't we?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've dined there twice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2010
    I've dined there twice and really enjoyed the food. The decor is very attractive as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IF you like food, you cannot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2010
    IF you like food, you cannot miss this restaurant. We were a party of four and had the tasting menu. Each dish was more spectacular than the one before. We felt as though we were in New York at a fine restaurant. Enough cannot be said.... just GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lola is fun, friendly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/28/2010
    Lola is fun, friendly and cozy. Its a great neighborhood spot. The drinks are delicious but I wish there was more variety on the menu. Pass on dessert but do not miss the peking duck sliders, amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lola is one of the most exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/21/2010
    Lola is one of the most exquisite restaurants in the New York area. The specialty is Foie Gras, given that the owner and one of the chefs, Michael Ginor, is world renown for his Foie Gras expertise (not to mention the nicest down-to-earth guy), but the menu is quite international and varied. You can blindly choose anything from the menu - it's all gold! Let's put it simply - if you enjoy gourmet food in a beautiful, yet unpretencious setting, there's no place like Lola.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fabulous in every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/20/2010
    The food was fabulous in every way - especially presentation and taste. The portions were smaller, but that is the whole concept of the "tasting plates." After six plates, our party of four was pleasantly full but we decided to go for entrees and were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific food in an elegant
    josiahVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2010
    Terrific food in an elegant dining room that feels far more like Manhattan than Great Neck. We went for lunch and had a terrific meal with some very nice wine choices. Would definitely come back, perhaps dinner next time?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved this place. What a find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/14/2010
    Loved this place. What a find. Food was outstanding!! Got the Chef's tasting menu and the food was fantastic and so much of it! Loved the tasting menu with the smaller portions. Recommend highly!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice room, wonderful duck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/8/2010
    Nice room, wonderful duck and foie gras creations, interesting cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very expensive and disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2010
    Very expensive and disappointed in the food. Halibut was highly recommended and we did not enjoy it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Both couples dining agreed
    SheriVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    Both couples dining agreed Lola served the best food we have eaten east of Manhattan. Just delicious, every small course. The decor, down to the old Le Cirque red chairs, was novel and lovely; but some soundproofing is seriously needed. The hostess was personable. There was a downside, the wait staff was not professional or knowledgeable. There were long waits for some courses, others were forgotten and never served. This is an expensive night out and the owner/management must train staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Michael Ginor is a food genius.
    GNfoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2010
    Michael Ginor is a food genius. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, the food is spectacular and he is extremely nice and always there making sure all is perfect. I've eaten everywhere and this is a very very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great meal. The staff
    loverestaurantsVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    We had a great meal. The staff is friendly and helpful. The cocktails are innovative and tasty. To begin, we had the Kobocha Pumpkin Soup, with Parmesan Custard and Herbed Gnocchi, and the Amaretto Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter and Celeriac Truffle. Both were superb, and the presentations were wonderful. The Grilled Arctic Char and Doc Brandade was cooked perfectly. They have the option of "tasting plates," which lets you try more selections. Desserts are small but delicious, and really just right after a filling meal. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly few people for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    Surprisingly few people for a Friday night. Tasting plates were all high quality, and this was one of the better restaurants for great neck
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was not great by the
    ninab
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Service was not great by the waitress, who seemed annoyed that we weren't ordering more tasting plates (even though we were dining after 9). Other staff were fine, including the owners who brought our food, and the bartender, whom I got up to ask about desserts. I'd been to the bar before and found her very friendly. She remembered me well, and offered her opinions happily. The waitress gave no input when I asked her for recommendations. Very glad to have had a window table, since the restaurant is fairly noisy. Food's really good and it's nice to have a sophisticated spot in our corner of suburbia. But I do look forward to menu changes in the future, as I'm not a big meat eater, and there's a lot on the menu (though also fish).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beware: price-fixed dinner
    sunnyshelVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2010
    Beware: price-fixed dinner must be ordered by all at the table, something not noted in writing anywhere! Food interesting, small plates are very small indeed. Save room for dessert. Why does the owner think people dining at his restaurant want to hear off-key singers while they eat rather than the sound of their own conversation?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    Great food, very attentive staff. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef is exceptionally talented.
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    Chef is exceptionally talented. Tasting menu is a bargain at $75; so is interesting wine list. Foie gras is a must here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is hard to believe that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    It is hard to believe that Great Neck finally has a fine dining experience like this one. Here's hoping the town can continue to support it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful! The food, atmosphere,
    rita
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Wonderful! The food, atmosphere, design of this restaurant - everything is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    Zeke
    Dined on 3/9/2010
    The food was delicious and interesting. Prix fix menu is a really good deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • chic decor, very limited menu,
    DiStasi
    Dined on 3/2/2010
    chic decor, very limited menu, pricey .... my girlfriend ordered the duck sliders and had to send them back (something she would normally NEVER do) because they were overdone, dry, inedible.... she then ordered the crispy rock shrimp, as I did, and we were pleased. My other girlfriend, who is watching her weight and therefore found it limiting as to what she could order, ordered one of the salads. While she said it was "good", as noted earlier, the portion and quality did not warrant the cost!! Don't think I will return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great find! We were
    DCDentist
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    What a great find! We were up in Long Island for a sports event and thought we would have to go to Manhattan to find a decent restaurant but tried Lola's on a whim. What a great surprise! The food was great! A series of interesting preparations with artistic presentations. Each sounded better than the last. The fois-gras was "to-die-for" and the duck sliders are not to be missed. The wine list was moderate, but the prices were good and the selection went well with the food. A New York Riesling would have been a nice addition to the list. One of the other reviews commented about the service. We had outstanding service. Friendly banter with the bus-boy, excellent advice from our waitress. I suspect that review was from Valentines day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    The food was very good. The duck slidders are exellent. The valentine diner was very little food my husband had to order another dish. THE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE! And I mean terrible is being nice. We hardly knew we had a waitress.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasantly surprised.
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    Very pleasantly surprised. We never thought we'd find NY five star quality food in Great Neck. You must try the duck sliders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Service was excellent. We ordered the tasting menu. Food presentation great, however, on the night we ate here, every dish was a little too salty for us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The BEST meal I had for a
    FavoriteVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    The BEST meal I had for a while. Loved the attension to every detail. See you very soon.....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best new LI restaurant in
    agoldVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    Best new LI restaurant in quite a while. Very inventive menu.Lots of duck andfoie gras in a casual but very attractive setting. Much better than I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't say enough positive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    Can't say enough positive things about our evening at Lola. The food was expertly prepared, creatively presented, and tasted fabulous. Our party of four had the Chef's tasting menu (I highly recommend this) and had a hard time deciding on a favorite course --they all tasted so good! The service was impeccable, and we were quite pleased that on the night we dined there the Chef had time to visit our table and talk with us awhile about the different offerings. This is a top-notch restaurant, with a hip yet soothing ambiance. We are looking forward to returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate