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Lola - A Michael Symon Restaurant

4.7
6598 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 621-5652
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Symon
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Private party facilities
Private Dining - Maximum Capacity 30 guests seated dinner/50 guests stand-up reception
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Private party contact
lola.pdr@symonlive.com: (216) 621-5652
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prospect Avenue
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Parking details
Valet, and parking lots also available near the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6598 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was great, however it was very warm, so warm my husband was starting to sweat and I felt uncomfortable. I noticed several other guests were removing layers as well.
My only note on the food was that the cream on the pierogi has none of the horseradish flavor I had come to expect, it really needs that bite to cut through the richness and it was missing. I felt the same about the lamb, I just needed more of the bright, herby topping, I only had enough on my plate for two or three bites.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

First time. Pork chop was signature dish, but was a bit overdone and tough. Tuna app was excellent as were scallops and frites. Prices a bit high. $65 for sole?? Was good, but plenty of other great options in Cleveland.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service! I definitely recommend the beef cheek pierogi, lamb shank, hanger steak, mushroom side, and trio ice cream (honey lavender, coffee, and white chocolate raspberry).

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I find an excuse to go here any time I am in Cleveland. The service is outstanding and the beef cheek pierogies are worthy of one of those "what would you pick for your final meal" listings.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food everytime. Ribeye was cooked to perfection. Lola fries and polenta were great. Desserts were fantastic.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Simon has lost his touch. Beef cheek pierogis were ice cold, sent back, came out rubbery. Rstaurant was not even busy as we has early reservations due to theater. Roasted Chicken extremely salty, run of the mill. $29.00 for chicken and green beans? I am willing to pay $$ for food, but was very surprised at this.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was great. A bit noisy

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfect, the waitress suggested splitting the appetizers so they could be sampled, over the top service! Thank you.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Date night with hubby. Food was great. Service wasn’t the best but not terrible.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

My steak was burned. My server told me that it was supposed to be that way. Later, the manager came over, offered to replace the steak with a new one. Obviously, It was much better because it was not burned. Very disappointed about the food, service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved our food, served beautifully. Our server was excellent .

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good but not great food. Well executed but uninspired. Overpriced by a bit for what it is. The shining parts of the meals were the beef cheek pierogies and the desert. Cocktails decent.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

In Cleveland for Girls Weekend celebrating 2 Birthdays...Had AWESOME food and GREAT time at Lola ..

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The lamb shank was delicious as well as the mushrooms. The soup of the day scallion onions needed a little bit of spice in it. After addition of freshly sliced chilies it was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Phenomenal. Service was particularly excellent for a dinner with my adult daughter. A very special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food and service that exceeded our expectations!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have loved Lola before, but with the expensive price we think the food should be phenomenal. The soup and scallops were very good, waiter was good but the hanger steak was just ok. Not sure if we will return anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything about the experience at Lola was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best restaurant ever
Food was healthy and delicious

Impressive server skills
Loved it when we left the table and returned to find our napkin re-folded

Enjoyed watching the kitchen action
Love the open concept

The chefs table looked impressive with the lighted table top

Will definitively return

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had dinner before attending the RockHall induction ceremony.
Everything was great, though we both felt the menu was quite limited. Usually 4 or 5 entrees grab me in a restaurant of this caliber, but here I wasn’t compelled and orders roasted vegetables, which were delicious, but not really what I expected to be my choice.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We loved our dinner at Lola. We know Michael Symon from TV, and had heard good things about Lola, so when we visited Cleveland this past weekend, we decided to give it a try. We were really impressed. Service was quick and attentive. My husband's Lamb Shank was amazing, so tender. And the flavors on my Halibut were also fantastic. My husband also had a side of the Cheesy Polenta, which was delicious. We will definitely try to go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fully enjoyed our dinner there. The food was excellent with good size portions. A little pricy but reasonable based on quality and portions. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Would certainly eat there again

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was a great place to dine solo, food was great & drinks were fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Like always, Lola delivers! The food, the service everything works. The lovely hostess got us seats at the chef's table. There are only six of them. Get them if you can, great experience. Thanks to all the staff at Lola's!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Charcuterie was amazing (see pic)! My husband's lamb shank was very good, cooked perfectly! I had the bacon wrapped sturgeon which was tasty but too salty. The atmosphere was great for a romantic birthday celebration. It is definitely pricey and therefore we won't be able to come back for a long time, but it was overall a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really enjoyed our time at Lola's. The staff definitely made the experience. Our server was excellent and the hostesses were very friendly. I asked one to take a picture of us (which I NEVER do because I hate asking people to do it) and she offered to step outside to get the Lola's sign in the picture. So sweet! We were celebrating our recent engagement and our server surprised us with candles/cupcakes. Very thoughtful. I also loved the bar - very pretty! The only "complaint" I'd have is that we were staying at Michael Symon's Airbnb and were told to mention this at the restaurant (which I did) for "prime seating." Our table was in a fine spot, as in I wouldn't complain about it normally, but it was located right next to where the servers re-fill their water glasses for the table - so I wouldn't consider it "prime seating." But like I said, I wouldn't have otherwise complained about it.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food...interesting combinations and flavors.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Calling foodie GO TO LOLA ! The everything was great. Gina our server did everything perfectly. The menu outstanding first time in a while I have been surprised by a menu. I will be back

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loved dinner and especially loved the pear martinis. Dominic was an exceptional server!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very friendly staff. Outstanding wine selection. Great place to eat!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a mini trip to Cleveland which included dinner at Lola Bistro. The wait staff was exceptional as were the food and atmosphere. We started with the beef cheek pierogis and they were to die for! My husband ordered the lamb shank and it really was a whole lamb shank! My scallops were cooked perfectly and the sticky toffee pudding was a delicious delight. The signature Lola Cocktail was a great choice and there was an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail menu. Our serve was attentive but not intrusive and presented herself in a friendly and professional way. The manager was on the floor greeting guests and filling water glasses and the bus person was quick to tidy up tables between courses. All in All a definite 5/5 Stars and worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great chicken
Very modern environment
Excellent service
There was a really good set of diverse food options
The chicken was tender juicy and delicious
The calves heart was amazing
Overall great restaurant and I will be back

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Even though Lola is still my favorite restaurant of all time, I am missing the dishes I have grown to love over the past five years. I drove 2 1/2 hours to get our favorite crudo, pork belly, and liver pate, and it wasn't on the menu. Very disappointed. Also, the prices of the food has gone upwards, which is fine, if you are getting more. But it looks as if you are getting less. Probably trying to make up for what they are not getting after closing lunch down. Another disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Fabulous in every way. Pretty noisy but there were Cavs and Indians games that night and the bar was hopping.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was average at best and the steak was tough - totally disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server was Brittany. She was super knowledgeable and helped with the wine selection. We enjoyed the Bordeaux as it was exactly the type of red we were hoping for. The pierogi appetizer was delicious and the hanger steak is always superb! It literally melts in your mouth. The entire staff was friendly from our arrival to our exit. I have never had a subpar experience when dining here.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Made a reservation for 830 and didn’t get sat until 845. The table was extremely small and we were uncomfortably close to another table. The wait staff barely had room to move behind me resulting in a lot of brush by activity. The bone marrow was exquisite, the Manhattan was to die for, the ribeye was alright, but the service was great. For the price my expectations were higher as far as ambiance and comfortability but oh well.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a fantastic time eating wonderful food with good friends. Have eaten there many times before. Only thing any of us would change is to put in dampeners because the acoustics are terrible regardless of where you sit in the restaurant. Food is terrific, but you need to yell in order to have any sort of conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great time with our son and daughter in law.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very satisfied with the whole experience
Enjoyed watching the people on the street
Walking by after indians home opener !

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