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About Lola - A Michael Symon Restaurant

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.

2058 East 4th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Prospect Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 621-5652

Website:
http://www.lolabistro.com/

Parking Details:
Valet, and parking lots also available near the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Michael Symon

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining - Maximum Capacity 30 guests seated dinner/50 guests stand-up reception

Private Party Contact:
lola.pdr@symonlive.com: (216) 621-5652

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lola - A Michael Symon Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (136)
Good for a Date (130)
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Creative Cuisine (113)
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Notable Wine List (74)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Hot Spot (61)
Pre/post Theatre (59)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Business Meals (54)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Cozy (47)
Authentic (46)
Fun (46)
Local Ingredients (40)
Bar Seating (35)
Good for Groups (34)
People Watching (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (18)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Seasonal (15)
Healthy (13)
Great Beer (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Scenic View (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I was really looking forward to going to Michael Symon’s restaurant but was overall really disappointed. The tuna tartare was very acidic and didn’t have very much flavor. Then, I omitted the bacon from the Scallops and it was overly seasoned. My mouth was filled with so much salt that I ate bread to get rid of the salt.

The best parts of the meal were the toffee pudding dessert (however add more ice cream) and the warm bread. I hope my experience was a one off and this is not reflective of Michael Symon’s food.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Our food was outstanding. Service was excellent. However, I do think that it is rather pricey for just a weekend dinner out. Would only go there for special occasions.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent dinner and fantastic service. Enjoyed the wine list too.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was spectacular! The service was wonderful and so friendly!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience again! Food and service was amazing . Can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

From beef cheek pierogies to bacon wrapped sturgeon, Lola keeps coming up with creative and delicious food offerings. Our server was excellent, the wines were great and the experience was what we've come to expect. So lucky to have Michael and his crew in Cleveland.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had an absolutely perfect meal - each course was better than the one before! Our server was perfection - friendly without being overbearing, funny, and highly knowledgeable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was top notch-truly a 5 star experience. Service was great and our waiter, Eric, was fantastic. As great as the food is, save room for desert. It was a truly fantastic meal from start to finish.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food and beyond excellent customer service. We didn't all arrive together, but they happily seated and attended to who was there and accommodated for the late arrival without ever making us feel like it was an inconvenience. When our "late arrivals" ended up not being there by the time we were finished, they happily packaged up the (still warm) food and didn't let us feel guilty at all about taking a larger table than we needed or longer than we needed as we had waited some. I absolutely will visit this restaurant and this chef's other restaurants in the future.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fantastic service and a cost atmosphere. The food was delicious and arrived timely.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Service also superb. Setting is great. Would have loved to sit outside if it wasn't January.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

As always, excellent service and perfectly prepared food.
Great place to take a client

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

While vacationing in Cleveland, Ohio our hotel recommended Lola’s for dinner. We loved it from the moment we walked inside the restaurant. The dishes and drinks that we chose with the help of our waitstaff were wonderful. (Creatively prepared dishes which arrived with little or no wait time.)Too bad the restaurant is so far away from our home.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This restaurant was awesome. from the time we walked in, until the time we left, we felt taken care of. The signature cocktails were awesome. Our service was outstanding, as was the food. And since it was a birthday, they brought a special birthday dessert to the table. The restaurant was recommended to us - we will definitely go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very impressed. My boyfriend and I will be back! Had a great time and enjoyed every minute of it. Our wairress, Gina was amazing, good was amazing. Overall experience AMAZING!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We always have great food and great service at Lola, but Joe (our server) made this visit even better. He was the best server we've ever had, and we have eaten great meals at great places across the country.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went there for our 45th anniversary. I used the open table app and had a table within 15 minutes. We live within walking distance, which made it very convenient. The wine list was extensive and included a wide range of prices. The food was good and displayed artfully. We were surprised at the end of our dinner with cupcakes and candles. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my first time at Lola's. It was divine! The beef cheek pierogies were so tender and flavorful. The hint of rosemary on the fries was a fresh twist to french fries.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The group of four of us came here for a pre-theater dinner, we each got a different entree and and shared the Charcuterie boar. The entire experience was wonderful, our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive and the staff worked together not missing a beat which I truly appreciate. My only ask is that they filter their tap water as it had a bit of an off taste.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lola has always been a favorite. We went New Years Eve and it was fantastic. They really did an amazing job. Everything was perfect and the food was amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Dover Sole was exceptional as were the beef cheek pierogis. Figgy pudding dessert was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always when here the food was well prepared and nicely presented. The regular menu is larger portions than the NYE menu was but still an excellent meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall experience was great. However, we arrived 10 Min early just before 5 with our 6 year old and it was freezing out tonight. there was another couple there standing outside also and they would not unlock door to let us in. Clearly saw us as they let someone at and proceeded to relock the door. Didn’t appreciate that.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Simply Awesome All Around ....from food to flare !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there to celebrate my future daughter in law’s graduation from CSU, and getting a job in her field!! Love Lola’s!! Good and service always 5 stars!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was fantastic & food was delicious! Was a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious! The appetizers were on the pricey side for the amount of food each dish contained though. I would like to see a couple more entrée and salad options make it to the menu though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Two of us had the Hanger Steak.,.t had a good flavor but was a little tough...I had the cauliflower side, which was good. We had the squash side, which I didn’t like because it was a little raw and had the skin on it.. one person had the scallops.they were good. Then we had the buche de Noel , which was too chocoately for me and too little ice cream to accompany it to cut the richness of the chocolate. We also had the crepe brûlée, but it was egg nog or something, and the spices were a bit too strong... we also had the s’mores desert...it was good, but the toasted marshmallows tasted a little funny....maybe the torch fuel? Overall I don’t think I’d chose any of the dishes we had if I went again and didn’t really see much else on the menu that excited me...so it was our first visit and it didn’t make me say I really want to go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Table for two was very small. Unable to fit all glasses and plates on the table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lola was everything that we expected... and more. Our Waiter, Dominic, was outstanding. Very attentive, patient, understood our questions and suggested perfect pairings to the dishes that we asked about.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our first time visiting the restaurant and we were very impressed. The service was fantastic and all of our dishes were delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We drove from Chicago on a whim to try Chef Michael Symon’s food. It was well worth the trip. The food and service were outstanding. We will return.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

From the server to the food, it was an all around wonderful dining experience. The server was not only knowledgeable about the food, drinks, and wine, but he was also very friendly and hospitable. The food did not disappoint, it was top top-notch in presentation and in taste. I have been to Lola's twice and I have never had a better steak anywhere. It was perfectly done to my liking and it looked like a work of art. Last of all, I do not dine at upscale restaurants often. However, the staff did not make me feel like I was "out of place" but were very hospitable and down to earth. I am from Youngstown and it was definitely worth the hour and fifteen minute drive!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent place to enjoy great food without being rushed and constantly interrupted while having a conversation. The wait staff was very efficient and courteous. the food was great and the drinks were a good pour.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went as a group of four for a dinner. The server was great and pretty much made a tasting menu out of our entree and appetizer selections and recommended wine for each course. Delightful service with great tasting food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

amazing champs food & service
thank you for making our 25th anniversary even more special!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Well what can I say.... great cocktails, great food, well presented, good wine list, great service.... all at a price the was well worth it.

Probably the best restaurant experience I have had in all 2017, and I have frequented many restaurants in New Orleans this year having recently relocated here.

Suggest saving this one for a special occasion..... It's very good :)

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Exceptional!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was the best dining experience we have had in a long time. It was great from the hostess seating us to the waiter being authentic and the food amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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