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Lola - A Michael Symon Restaurant

4.7
7957 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Celebrity Chef Michael Symon, along with Executive Jacob Micale, lead the culinary team at Lola. Michael's talents in the kitchen eventually led to several Food Network shows including the popular Iron Chef America. Symon is a two time nominee for "Best Chef Great Lakes", by the James Beard Foundation, winning that honor in 2009. Symon has also been recognized in Food & Wine Magazine's feature "Ten Best Chefs in America."
In the heart of Cleveland's E. 4th St. neighborhood, this "local jewel" features stunning decor and sustainable American cuisine. Highlights include, beef cheek pierogies, impeccably prepared meats and seafood, inventive desserts and an extensive wine list featuring over 400 selections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 7957 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmiked
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal as usual! A cleveland Gem!!!

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vipChris
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to get away from Columbus for the evening and hit up Lola in Cleveland. Well worth the trip for us. Excellent service. Always there when we needed him and he kept his distance otherwise in between, without forgetting about us. Great relaxed atmosphere. Nothing felt fussy or over done. Food was delicious and well prepared. Great wine list. Cocktails were delicious.

Staff also made sure that guests were wearing masks when not seated as well which was nice!

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Brendan
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Lola's was excellent. I highly recommend the fried brussels sprouts - the best in Cleveland in my opinion.

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BryanS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove all the way from chicago to try this place. I was definitely not disappointed. Service was excellent our server kevin was friendly, attentive took his time to explain the menu. The food was delicious, drink were outstanding as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service provide by server Tiffany. Seared scallops excellent. Swordfish tasted a little like grease from the grill. Brussels sprouts were also a bit greasy. Lola fries excellent. Pork belly appetizer was excellent.

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vipRH2013
Toledo
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere even during the pandemic! Tasty food and amazing service!

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Ginarena
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed Lola. Very helpful and friendly staff and service. Really good food!

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MitchellL
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my 50th birthday. The ambiance was great. The pork belly appetizer and the beef cheeks were to die for! Seared scallops and their polenta, is a must. We will definitely go again!

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AntonioR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, great service, good drink And wine choices. Would definetly recomend and come back again.

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Steelmom
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The meal was good but I expected more. I will continue to support Symon.

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AZooNY
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a nice job. No rush to get us out either. Appreciated that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Top ten dining experiences of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved every minute of it! Went there for wedding night date for the first time and it was absolutely perfect! Totally beyond expectations!

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Elizabeth
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Wonderful food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasion place. Tables were very well spaced so we felt relatively safe. Could have used better air circulation though.

Food was good as always. Service was excellent.

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vipMissEm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal from Lola. We had planned to eat on the patio, but because of a maintenance issue and pending rain, the patio was closed; we opted to do takeout for our meal instead, as we’re not dining indoors yet, and everyone was extremely gracious and accommodating. (They do have very good COVId restrictions in place - distanced tables, everyone in masks, plexiglass surrounding and dividing the bar area into segments... we are just not comfortable eating inside yet.)

The steamed buns were very good, and the apple salad was delicious. The pork was nice but would undoubtedly have been more flavorful hot (not taken home), so we don’t want to review it based on our takeout. The chicken was absolutely delicious - so tender, terrific garnish. We loved the polenta and the smashed potatoes, and the green beans were very fresh.

All in all, the food was delicious, the staff was lovely, and we’d love the opportunity to actually eat on site another time.

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SuperDave
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We fell in love with the pierogis and French fries. Best ever fries. Pierogis for the very first time and best appetizer ever and we enjoy dining out 2-3 times a week. Top notch service. Hanger steak, smoked pork chop and pierogis have been on the menu since Lola opened and there’s a reason why - all 3 are fabulous! Presentation was first class. Overall a wonderful experience to kick-off our 4-day weekend in Cleveland.

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Gloria
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a special birthday dinner here on October 9. In regards to Covid restrictions, we felt very safe with people masked and distances between tables. Our food was absolutely amazing. Looking forward to a return in the future.

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neko4474
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place had the most delicious food I've ever eaten from the appetizers all the way to the complimentary birthday dessert. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a personal experience and absolutely spectacular food.

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EdwardP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very well prepared food with excellent service. Lola is handing the pandemic very well.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lola was everything we expected. My wife and children are big fans of Chef Symon, and this was her choice. We made the trek from Cincinnati for this experience and it was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Food and service was great! This was a dinner to celebrate my boyfriend’s 50th. I did add a comment about it being his birthday and they surprised us with a cupcake and plate with happy birthday written in raspberry.. very cute.

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MalloryC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate out on the patio, and it was a very enjoyable evening! We had the pork chop and the scallops, smashed potatoes and brussels. Everything was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Just too pricey.

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Rjdrjd
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great food

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CharlesM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, excellent service, excellent wine list. COVID restrictions on point. We loved it.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing we got the pork belly, scallops ribeye and coconut cake everything was just awesome!!!!

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happyfromwestlake
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice meal on the patio with a friend from FL. Weather was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went up to celebrate my boyfriends “40”th Birthday. The waiter was very attentive and the food was amazing! They even brought a nice cupcake with a candle that said happy birthday! Very good memorable experience! Cant wait to come back!

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CindyL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were social distanced. Waiter was very attentive and friendly, food was very good and plated attractively. We had a relaxed, enjoyable evening.

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LynnP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was AMAZING! Every bite was wonderful! We have not experienced such palatable wonders like this in some time. The service was great, our food was served almost immediately after ordering.
5 Star all the way.

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BJeff
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Perfect romantic ambiance. Masterful cuisine.

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NewYorkerinCleveland
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a restaurant in more than six months due to pandemic. Decided to celebrate the evening of our 50th Wedding Anniversary at Lola. The experience was perfect from the service to the food, and the beautiful dessert tribute at the end of the meal. We go to Lola because we trust that we will always have a perfect experience, and are never disappointed.

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Barra
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience at Lola. Service was top notch. Our meals were delicious. My boyfriend got the hangar steak and I got the scallops. We had no room for dessert so we got Michaels Favorite Cake to go. Don’t let the coconut scare you. This might have been one of the best cakes I have ever had. Best restaurant in Cleveland.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Best restaurant I’ve been to in Cleveland this far

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TabethaS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful quaint restaurant. The Inside dining option is perfect for a romantic dinner by candlelight. Waitress was extremely knowledgeable Of menu and Very thoughtful. Food was terrific. Pork chops, rosemary fries, beef cheek Perogies and the chocolate dessert were our favorites.
This is a pricey restaurant but worth every penny we spent!

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LindseyA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING! Our service was so amazing too!

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JoshuaT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were absolutely thrilled to come to Cleveland and find that this Michael Symon restaurant was open. They were set up from the start to make you feel safe and comfortable. The food was perfect! Pork Belly Appetizers and Pork Chops & Swordfish for the main course. Brandon was an outstanding server with excellent wine pairing recommendations! This was an absolute treat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had great service and food.
Kind of miss the chitter chatter but that’s a sign of the times

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very attentive. Manager was hands on and personable with all tables. Kitchen is open, enjoyed watching how well organized Derek and staff were. Dishes were well executed, flavorful and entrees were large portions. We definitely would recommend for date night, family gatherings or friends meeting for appetizers and drinks.

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Lola - A Michael Symon Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 7957 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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