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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (138)
Good for a Date (124)
Fit for Foodies (120)
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Good for Anniversaries (110)
Romantic (104)
Creative Cuisine (102)
Worth the Drive (87)
Notable Wine List (70)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Hot Spot (58)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Handcrafted Cocktails (48)
Business Meals (47)
Local Ingredients (45)
Authentic (43)
Fun (41)
Cozy (39)
People Watching (31)
Bar Seating (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Casual (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Seasonal (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Healthy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Scenic View (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Organic (3)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined a day ago

Was disappointed, I am a huge Symon tv fan. burrata, ok; scallops less so; pierogies bland. Duck entree, confit was fantastic, breast was cooked perfectly but tasteless. Cauliflower ok, fries ok. Summer Genetti on desserts, always on point.. Since her Cincy days.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Its was a great meal. The only thing that did not match everything else was the bread. Not good came the table warm but was hard.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Phenomenal food and drink. Second time back in a year. Plan on coming back again and again.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Took my wife to Lola for her birthday and it was a great experience. If you want to experience food how it should be prepared you won’t be disappointed with Lola!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday. They were so sweet bringing her a birthday surprise. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined 3 days ago

Lola is a more expensive restaurant that I would normally go to, but this was a special occasion, a celebration of a high moment in my career. We had a great wait staff. Our food and drinks were excellent. I loved the bacon wrapped sturgeon and the Lola's Smores. For such a world-class place, our bill wasn't that bad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

What a great find! We loved the fantastic food creatively prepared with the freshest ingredients!! Two thumbs up for sure!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Phenomenal meal! Destination restaurant worth the drive. Get the rib eye, lobster thermidor and beef cheek pierogi for starters.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

First things first you have to try the beef cheek perogies, you will not be disappointed. I like that you can wear jeans and a nice shirt and get fantastic service at the same time. I recommend if making a reservation to request the table that is by the windows if your having a special occasion it was perfect and felt romantic and had a great view. Thanks for the fantastic food and experience LOLA.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Hostess very warm and welcoming. Waiter ver knowledgeable.
We eat frequently at fine dining restaurants.
Expecting more.
Food was good but our dinners arrived at room temperature.
Our waiter was very kind and warmed up my dinner.
He must have informed the manager who came by to check on us. Manager was exceptionally gracious! Sent us an additional desert and had comped our second glasses of wine which we didn't expect. Very nice! We would return if visiting Cleveland again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Even better than you think it is.
We chose Lola for a dinner on our recent trip to Cleveland
as my wife was familiar with Chef Michael Symon from the
TV show The Chew.

The ambiance and service were superlative and only surpassed by the
AMAZING food. Our group of four ordered a variety of items and all were
staggeringly good. When the bill came I was impressed with how reasonable
it was given the quality of the food & the entire experience.

If you are in Cleveland and want a sublime dining experience, look no further.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic server and the lamb shank was incredible.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great burrata appetizer! Very good and friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The crab appetizer was absolute perfection in both taste and size. I ordered the sea scallops and my boyfriend ordered the lamb shank. Let me say that most places give you about 3 scallops for $25+ dollars...here, I had FIVE SCALLOPS. Amazing. My boyfriend devoured his meal as well. The whole atmosphere was wonderfully quiet and intimate. Our servers were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant.

Oh! I mentioned on my OpenTable reservation that this dinner was for a birthday. At the end of our dinner the servers brought out a small (espresso chocolate) cupcake with a candle, and a "Happy Birthday!" written on a plate in raspberry gel. I had no idea they'd do this but it was such a sweet surprise.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I loved not having to talk over blaring music. The ambience was wonderful, the wait staff very attentive. We had a really good time.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an appetizer, a salad, and scallops. The crab appetizer was fairly good, the cabbage and pig ear salad and was not at all impressive, and the scallops were too salty. The manager replaced the scallops and did not charge us for any of them which was impressive. Somehow the scallops were still slightly over salted but edible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was impeccable! Jerrell is a very knowledgeable server who recommended incredible menu choices. He was truly wonderful!!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Myself and my business partner who is my best friend had the best time. We had less than 24 hours to do dinner at Lola's and lunch at Mabels and it didn't disappoint. The ribeye steak was awesome. The staff treated us like we were the only two people in the building and it was genuine. Our server was excellent!!!
We appreciate the good service. It meant a lot!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our second meal at Lola - one year after our first time there. We live in Cincinnati, but have been going to Cleveland for a weekend in November to enjoy that city. Lola might be our favorite place in both cities combined. Every dish we have tried there has been a treat - carefully planned and prepared. The marrow with toasted bread and various accompaniments is so much fun we can't resist getting it. The date paste and blue cheese spread are both amazing, as is the marrow itself. The s'mores dessert is not novel, but is perfectly executed. And the menu generally has so many appealing options that we usually feel like we are going to be happy, no matter what we order.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing meal and service. Loved Lulu, the house pinot noir bottled for Michael.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. We have been to Lola's on many occasions for lunch. One of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland. We have all of Michael Symon's cookbooks.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

An absolutely superlative dining experience. Great service.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always great! Go for the meats! Love the Hanger Steak!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Consistently delicious and always an enjoyable night out. Having lived in OH for 2 years, we were happy to grab reservations while in town for a conference. Likely our favorite restaurant for the food, service, and romantic character. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My wife and I visited Cleveland on a quick vacation. There was nothing on the menu that appealed to me. I ordered two sides, the polenta and mushrooms. My wife lives lobster. She was disappointed. The crab appetizer was terrible. The couple of pieces of crab were salty. The bulk of the dish was potato balls. The great lakes golden lager was great. All in all, we paid over $140-150 for two beers, potato balls, polenta and mushrooms.

I should have ordered the beef cheek perogies, but knew we had a trip planned to University Inn.

I'm a Cleveland fan, Iron Chef fan, and Michael Symon fan. But this experience was disappointing.

Sorry.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The service was outstanding as was the food. I had the sea scallops and Lola fries and they were to die for! The vanilla bean cremé brûlée was also a decliciously sweet dessert to end the evening. Thank you for such an amazing experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The noise level was over the top. Very hard to hold a conversation with all the noise. I couldn’t have been more disappointed with the lobster Thermidor. Super small entrée With only about 2 tablespoons of sauce And a small side of shaved celery and mushrooms salad. The lobster was not very flavorful but it was fresh. kale Caesar salad was excellent as was the hanger steak that my friend ordered

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

An amazing dinner to say the least. Who knew such a gem could be found in Cleveland. All 3 of us at the table were extremely impressed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was great. Great drink selection. Prices are spot on with what you get.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always amazing. Great food drinks service and atmosphere! MS does not disappoint !

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our waiter was terrific- full of enthusiasm beyond just explains the cocktails the beer and food choices. We are rarely impressed with restaurants in the US but this was a gen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent restaurant! We would definitely drive from Pittsburgh again.
Service was impeccable and food was even better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The absolute best experience I ever had at a restaurant. The food and wine were exquisite! The service is top notch. My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary and had an amazing experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had high expectations for Lola and it did not disappoint! The service was great, the ambiance was perfect and the food was all I hoped it would be. The 6am dessert was the best I have had in a very long time. The scallops were sweet and perfectly cooked. Can't wait to come back!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were there for my sons 16th Birthday. The staff and restaurant were first class. Went out of the way to enhance to Birthday experience.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to Lola's to celebrate my brother turning 50. The staff was just as amazing as the food. We had such a fantastic meal. Some celebrity chef's restaurants don't live up to my expectations but Lola sure did! I sent Michael Symon a tweet of a picture my brother while at dinner & he answered! What a memorable evening!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was fantastic! This is probably the best restaurant in town. So far it's my favorite, anyway. :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was great, but didn’t find the food impressive. Probably a great restaurant for some, just not me.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very disappointed. We did not appreciate the tables seating arrangements. When having dinner I like to enjoy my company, not the company of four people on either side of me. Impossible to have a conversation. Service very disappointing, our waiter not attentive. The hanger steak was delicious, the strip steak was very ordinary. We would not recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Absolutely amazing pierogies, fig salad and lobster along with decadent dessert. I am a food snob and the meal was wonderful. The staff was excellent!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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