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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 (131)
Good for a Date (120)
Good for Anniversaries (111)
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Fit for Foodies (109)
Creative Cuisine (103)
Romantic (100)
Worth the Drive (86)
Notable Wine List (64)
Hot Spot (54)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Pre/post Theatre (50)
Business Meals (45)
Fun (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Authentic (40)
Cozy (38)
Local Ingredients (38)
Bar Seating (31)
People Watching (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Casual (22)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Healthy (14)
Seasonal (13)
Tasting Menu (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Scenic View (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent downtown location. This was the first time dining there and it lived up to expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined 3 days ago

I thought the food was good not great . I was little disappointed waited a long times for a reservation. Called us to reminded us . Emailed us and texted us . we were 3 min late . Call us as we walked in the door . There was no welcome to our restaurant “ are you here for a special occasion “

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Great take on lobster thermador.
Squash super salty.
Except for that, a great meal before the Cavs game.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant was amazing. I highly recommend Lola for dinning .

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything looked delicious - had a difficult tome choosing what to order. Everything was delicious. I also appreciate how everything that could be prepared gluten free was clearly marked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Iron Chef did not disappoint. Great service. Excellent food. Great fun. Dover sole was perfect

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Had wonderful time.... Wait staff did an excellent job.... We had ring-side seats to view 4th Street at it's best after another great Brown loss!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

We sat at the chefs counter and enjoyed watching the timing of all the delicious meals they push out of the kitchen. Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Enjoyed our table for two and a great ambience. Ryan our waiter was great and so was our wine choice.

Only disappointment was the crème brule which was soft and when they reworked it tasted burnt. They removed it from the final bill though.

Good date night and fun evening.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were in town for the weekend, and headed to the Q for a basketball game. Luckily we planned ahead and made a reservation at Lola, unbeknownst to us that the owner was a famous chef. Such a wonderful atmosphere, classy, yet unpretentious. Phenomenal menu and wine list. Everything was amazing. Our complements to the staff and chef. This really was the icing on the cake for our weekend away.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Lola is amazing. Every time I go there I’m just as impressed as the fist time I visited. Only one complaint. Round thin forks. It makes cutting meat a pain. They spin in your fingers as you try to cut.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were disappointed with this experience which was different the last two times we were there . The difference mostly had to do with the preparation and the quality of my wife’s hanger steak . Who is not cooked appropriately and it was stringy

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Menu was not great that nite- last time was better.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was great, but pricey. That said it was still a good value for your money. As an FYI they do add 20% tip for larger parties. The scallops were done to perfection and the ribeye melts in your mouth.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place with great ambience. Food was excellent. However the service was less than desirable. Waitress forgot not only items ordered, but once corrected, did not correct the checks. Expected better service. However it will not deter me from recommending the restaurant. Maybe she was just having a bad day.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lola never disappoints! Always a great experience, food & service. Stephen was as fantastic a server as I’ve had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A very good restaurant. Meal composition is interesting, and execution is spot-on. Since the meat entrees are offered essentially sans accompaniment, the list of sides could stand for a bit more breadth, but this place is we'll worth a try (and for us a return visit).

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The menu is boring. No specials that night. For 250 bucks I expected better. The service was excellent thou. Need to change up menu same as the last time I went three year ago

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

the steak I had was on the tough side. I would not order it again. you could tell it
tough by cutting into it. so who ever cut it in the kitchen knew.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lola is easily my favorite restaurant in the city. The bar is great, the food is great, the service is great and I've never had a bad experience while dining there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It has to be said that our server, Joe, was barn one the best we've ever had at any restaurant. Knowleldgeable, helpful, great service, checked in just enough. Top marks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were in town for a concert, stayed to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wife is a Food Channel fanatic, so Lola was a must. (Even with a three hour drive home). Food and service was beyond excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Bone marrow app was incredible. Seafood entrees (scallops, and lobster) were done perfectly. Little things like weight of silverware and keeping the table tidy are all handled here. It all comes together for a great experience. Seriously, a memorable meal.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent experience

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is one of the most perfect meals I’ve ever had in one of the most perfect restaurants I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. There was not one part of our meal that was less than an A+. Go to Cleveland, spend the day at the Rock& Roll Hall of Fame (also an A+!!) and have dinner at Lola.

I live in Seattle, but I’m already plotting a return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Lola! The food was spectacular but the service is what made the experience the best. We both work in high end hospitality and were very appreciative of the attentive service and knowledgable staff. The food was delicious and very good portions, a great value for the pricing. We both got starters, mains and sides because we wanted to try as much as we could but you could easily share items if you wanted. Thank you Lola for an amazing date night! :D

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great ambiance and good food. A little pricy, but overall nice experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent as always - a repeat request thou would be to change the lard in frying to something not from the pig please

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Had to return to Lola before I left town, just to experiment more with the choices on their menu. I figured I had to try the Dover Sole, which, albeit pricey, was worth it. It was brought to my table and the bones removed table-side. The server did it PERFECTLY. The flavor and texture made it the perfect choice for a nice healthy dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a nice time during our dinner. Lola is a very good restaurant and always has been. Portions are small but the food is delicious. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful experience with excellent service from Brian. Pierogis were very good and Roasted bone marrow very interesting. We were very happy with our entrees and drink selections. A great place to enjoy with friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Big Michael Symon fan- beef cheek perogis outstanding

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tapas, People Watching, Healthy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We loved it. The food was excellent. But it was more than just food. It is the experience. We had great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lola is one of our favorite restaurants, we try to dine for dinner at least once a month. It is always stellar, from the Martini’s to the Wine List to the food, service and atmosphere.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The manager made a judgment call with regard to my meal that impressed me very much. Well-trained, friendly staff and the best pierogi I've had in a long time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. The quality of food is very high from appetizers through deserts. Every course has creative alternatives. We had a couple vegetarians and the only downside was that there was only one real choice for them beyond salads. Knowing Michael Symon's love of pork several of us choice the pork chop and it was incredible, the best pork chop I have ever eaten.

Our server was knowledgable and engaging. The atmosphere was great, we had plenty of room and the noise level was moderate enough that it was easy to have a conversation. Loved it and will go back again when I am in town.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Consistent and very good as usual. Perfect for theatre dining

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience. Great food.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The pork chops which are a staple of the menu are AMAZING!! Service was excellent and we had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend and would return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall we had an amazing experience. Highly recommend the beef creek pierogi.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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