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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (125)
Good for a Date (114)
Fit for Foodies (104)
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Creative Cuisine (101)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Romantic (91)
Worth the Drive (82)
Notable Wine List (66)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Business Meals (58)
Hot Spot (50)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Handcrafted Cocktails (48)
Cozy (46)
Local Ingredients (39)
Fun (38)
Authentic (32)
Bar Seating (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
People Watching (21)
Casual (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Great Beer (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Seasonal (11)
Healthy (11)
Tasting Menu (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Scenic View (6)
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Paleo Friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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vip
·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service, ambience and food light and quite yummy!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and impressive selection of wines. They treat you well from the moment you walk in the door. We make a reservation here every time we fly into Cleveland.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 3 days ago

All four of us had the special menu (beef cheek ravioli, salad, hanger steak with wonderful sauce, Lola fries, poached pear with blue cheese ice cream), with the nicely selected wine pairings. That certainly would have been a great meal, but we preceded the feast with the charcuterie—-which made it a REALLY great feast. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was outstanding! From staff to the delicious food.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wife and I took a weekend away from kids and pets, stayed next door to 4th st (restaurant alley). We had the restaurant week menu with wine pairing. The beef cheek pierogi was decent, wife had the carrot cavatelli and it was extremely good, I had the cruciferous salad, also really good. We both had the hanger and the flourless chocolate cake. If I were forced to complain I would point out that I did not get a single pickled onion on my steak while my wife got plenty... she let me try hers and it's really not a complaint. Overall the food was great, wait staff perfect and you cant beat the price. We have been hitting the down town's of NE cities for awhile now, usually seeing some sites and having a tasting menu somewhere. Lola is right up their with the best of them and restaurant week better than halved the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Simply amazing food

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·Dined 4 days ago

FABULOUS!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

First time at Lola's and had a great experience. Our server was well informed on the menu and the history of Lola and Michael Symon restaurants. Great food and portions were the right size. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Went to Lola with my husband for Valentine's Day. It was amazing!!! I am a notoriously picky eater and I ate every single thing. We got the beef cheek pierogies, rib-eye, and another steak (can't remember the name). Perfection! The sears on the steak were perfect, they were cooked exactly to our specifications (medium and medium-well) and the food came out super fast. The service was also on point. When my husband asked our waiter to recommend a wine he asked what he was going to order for a better taste pairing. The crowd was, of course, other couples as it was Valentine's day but still a great crowd. Varied ages and backgrounds. We have a new favorite restaurant and we have lived in L.A. and New York and Lola is the top dog for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

Always an amazing experience!! We have come twice now and both times we had amazing service and food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner—delicious, romantic and relaxing. Staff was extremely accommodating in finding a way to adjust our reservation arrival time after we called when we were stuck in a horrid traffic jam behind an accident on the highway. We did not miss out on a romantic and delicious dinner because of Lola’s wonderful staff. It was a wonderful evening. Thank-you!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our third time at Lolas. Always great food and cocktails. Desserts are always a hit for my girl. Keep it up Micheal Symon!! You've inspired me to repicate a few dishes at home. Cleveland dip is one my family loves.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Glad i came to try it, but it was nothing amazing and not a staple in our go-tos. I guess being a Michael Simon restaurant I had higher expectations.. First, the salad is not your typical salad. More like a shaved broccoli salad. Wasn't a huge fan of that taste wise, but part of dining here is the experience so I ate some of it. It wasn't bad, but i wouldn't order it again. My fiance didn't even finish his first bite lol but my palate is a bit more sophisticated than his. My scallops were good! I enjoyed them. But again, nothing spectacular in comparison to anywhere else with scallops on the menu. My favorite part of the entire meal was the brussel sprouts! Those were so good. My boyfriends steak was good.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our third visit to Lola, and as always the experience was superior. The bone marrow appetizer is especially recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was the third time and as always a great evening. Very special menu with very special ingredients and all tastes really good. Love it there!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

I’m from NJ and whenever I’m in Cleveland this is the only spot, where else would I eat?? My only complaint is that the last 2 times I came here they didn’t have pigs ears on the menu. Go and see how good this place really is.

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vip
·Dined on February 5, 2018

Our experience at Lola was very good. We had two vegetarians with us and they loved their meals. The rest of us ordered steak, the pork chop and the lamb. All delicious. Our server was friendly and did a great job. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching
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vip
·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lola is a great place to dine. The food is great and well presented. The ambiance is nice and the staff is friendly. Also, it is located near many bars for after dinner drinks. Valet discount (8$) is also a bonus.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined on February 3, 2018

My wifes steak and my duck were SO salty that we could not even eat them. The young man who was bussing our table was the only one who was really paying attention to us. He was the one that caught on that we were not pleased with our meal. The manager came by for a second to tell us that she wanted our feedback. It is a shame what is happening to the dining scene. The good old days the real celebrities were the people actually cooking in the kitchen.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lived up to and exceeded my expectations. Wonderful service, food and overall dining experience. I can't wait to go again!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We flew from Ca for my daughters 18th birthday. It was the perfect spot for her dinner. We had a wonderful time, thank you for an amazing evening

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Let just start out that its a Michael Symon restaurant. Unique cuisine that is his signature. If you can, make a reservation to sit at the tasting table and watch the magic of culinary cuisine take shape. Poetry (or chaos) in motion. I had the scallops that were great. Cauliflower au gratin...yum. Tiffany was our server and she was truly a professional. To me, great service is just as import as great food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 29, 2018

Pricy but the food, service, and ambiance are outstanding!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was great

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

A bit underwhelmed by the service and the overall experience. Food was very good, but not quite at the level one might expect from a chef of this renown.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on January 27, 2018

I I would definitely come back here. It is a place that was able to satisfy my vegan eating brother as well as my meat eating son. enjoy!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything we expected and more minus Michael Symon's presence.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had 9 people and we were told the largest party they would do is 8. We had to leave one of our couples out do to this. Everyone when we arrived were awesome and made us feel at home.
Our Waitress was amazing and made sure we were taken care of. The food was very good, a little expensive for the portions. The restaurant was a little warm. I would go again just to enjoy the creativity of the chefs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband had the prime rib and I had duck. Both were absolutely outstanding! I also particularly like the cruciferous salad which was a fun hearty mix! Definitely worth the price tag!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server, Veronica , was fantastic. The food was absolutely fantastic and we cannot wait to go back

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Lamb Shank was to die for. Service was perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy our meals at Lola. It's a good idea to reserve well in advance, since they tend to fill up quickly. If you don't have a reservation, you're unlikely to get a table. The ambiance is quite nice, and the staff is exceptional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 26, 2018

got scallops lola fries wife got pork chop. i think i embalmed myself with the amount of salt on the fries. best thing about scallops was pear onions. scallops were eh. Pork chop was perfectly cooked and very good accompiments. Great service with water which was needed. Glass never got less than a 1/3 full. I got the potatoe soup to try and reverse the salt from fries. soup was bland but i didnt dare put salt in it. salt and pepper were nowhere to be found. had a few balls of potatoe and topped with truffles. I would skip next time...well wont be a next time. TOO EXPENSIVE and small portion that was eh at best. I didnt feel good and we went back to hotel after cavs game and missed going across street for smoked wings. Skip fries or order no salt and put on yourself. Service was outstanding up front and at the table.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 25, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the restaurant celebrating our Anniversary. It was the location of our first date so it means a lot to come back on our Anniversary! The staff prepared a wonderful decorated plate for us with two amazing red velvet cup cakes. Thank you for making a special evening memorable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fabulous meal as always. And the nightcap at the bar, which the bartender recommended was so good I'm searching for the Watershed Nocino at the liquor stores.

The table next to us was beyond loud. We couldn't even hear each other. Pharmaceutical group who appeared to have an account with you as we never saw them pay a bill. But they should have been told to quiet down. They were beyond obnoxious.

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·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. The best dining experience in Cleveland I have had so far.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Spicy, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome scene downtown. Menu and decor are top notch. I felt the service was kind of slow for our larger party of 10 people. Only one server assigned to us. Also the food wasn’t executed great. Some cold appetizers. Overall, I’ve been to this restaurant before and have had excellent experiences. This time was hopefully a fluke.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Every course was fantastic. Highlights were the Fish and Chips and Beef Cheek Pierogi starters , Mulard Duck, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Would recommend to anyone for any occasion worth celebrating, or for a fun night out.
Special Honorable Mention to the Sturgeon and Hanger Steak, as well as the 6am Special.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding food and amazing service. The staff all went out of their way to make it a great meal and evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our second visit to Lola and it definitely did not disappoint. The food is absolutely fantastic and the presentation is very impressive. The service is top notch as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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