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Lola - A Michael Symon Restaurant

4.7
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7928 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 7928 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went up to celebrate my boyfriends “40”th Birthday. The waiter was very attentive and the food was amazing! They even brought a nice cupcake with a candle that said happy birthday! Very good memorable experience! Cant wait to come back!

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CindyL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were social distanced. Waiter was very attentive and friendly, food was very good and plated attractively. We had a relaxed, enjoyable evening.

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LynnP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was AMAZING! Every bite was wonderful! We have not experienced such palatable wonders like this in some time. The service was great, our food was served almost immediately after ordering.
5 Star all the way.

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BJeff
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Perfect romantic ambiance. Masterful cuisine.

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NewYorkerinCleveland
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a restaurant in more than six months due to pandemic. Decided to celebrate the evening of our 50th Wedding Anniversary at Lola. The experience was perfect from the service to the food, and the beautiful dessert tribute at the end of the meal. We go to Lola because we trust that we will always have a perfect experience, and are never disappointed.

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Barra
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience at Lola. Service was top notch. Our meals were delicious. My boyfriend got the hangar steak and I got the scallops. We had no room for dessert so we got Michaels Favorite Cake to go. Don’t let the coconut scare you. This might have been one of the best cakes I have ever had. Best restaurant in Cleveland.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Best restaurant I’ve been to in Cleveland this far

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TabethaS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful quaint restaurant. The Inside dining option is perfect for a romantic dinner by candlelight. Waitress was extremely knowledgeable Of menu and Very thoughtful. Food was terrific. Pork chops, rosemary fries, beef cheek Perogies and the chocolate dessert were our favorites.
This is a pricey restaurant but worth every penny we spent!

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LindseyA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING! Our service was so amazing too!

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JoshuaT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were absolutely thrilled to come to Cleveland and find that this Michael Symon restaurant was open. They were set up from the start to make you feel safe and comfortable. The food was perfect! Pork Belly Appetizers and Pork Chops & Swordfish for the main course. Brandon was an outstanding server with excellent wine pairing recommendations! This was an absolute treat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had great service and food.
Kind of miss the chitter chatter but that’s a sign of the times

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very attentive. Manager was hands on and personable with all tables. Kitchen is open, enjoyed watching how well organized Derek and staff were. Dishes were well executed, flavorful and entrees were large portions. We definitely would recommend for date night, family gatherings or friends meeting for appetizers and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! One of the top restaurants we’ve ever been. Far exceeded expectations!

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MarkL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I ordered a ribeye medium rare. It appeared to be cooked properly but was very chewy and grisly. Kind of overshadowed the rest of the meal. It was an anniversary dinner so it was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The waiter very friendly. It was our Anniversary and they brought us 2 little cupcakes. Very thoughtful.

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JanellD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mac and cheese was rich and full of flavor. The rolls are heatry and a huge hit with the sauce.

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vipJerryG
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding.

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HungryLF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there last weekend with my 11 yr old daughter and we absolutely loved it!! Our server and the food were both fantastic. If I am ever in town again, I will be sure to come back. We are big fans of Food Network and watching Michael Symon (that's how we heard of this place). We were hoping that he walk in while we were there. Maybe next time!

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vipAllenB
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the chop was excellent.

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vipAshley
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and the service was above and beyond.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the portions were hearty without being ridiculous. Service was attentive and thoughtful. The ambient music was a nice jazzy mix - loud enough to hear, but quiet enough to allow easy conversation.

This is not a cheap restaurant, but it wasn't prohibitively expensive. A very nice place for a date, an adult celebration, or an evening with friends.

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Shavonne
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Really dark in the restaurant and the food was pretty pricey. But it's a famous chef's restaurant so it was fine overall.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Did not disappoint! Our service was mediocre, waiter didn’t seem to know much but the food was phenomenal. We would definitely dine here again.

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BrianL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great environment. We will definitely be going back.

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MichaelW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is truly a wonderful restaurant for a celebration. I took my wife because she had just finished her masters degree. It was quiet empty for a Wednesday (Covid is probably the culprit there). They worked with a limited menu, but every was spot on. There is not a single dish I would say you have to get (smoked pork chops) because everything is always fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overnighter in Cleveland- made sure we had a reservation for THIS restaurant! 15/10

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RonnieC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience would recommend it to anyone

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JonJones
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was a pretty presentation and solid service but the food wasn’t that flavorful. It was over priced and not worth it. Glad we went to try it but we will not be returning.

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BrettS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here multiple times & they never disappoint. Consistent friendly service, terrific food & overall pleasant experience.

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Willwork4food
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on the patio and the only downside was the person trying to sell me a rose for my wife. But the servers were awesome and friendly and the food was incredible!!!

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Raymond
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was great and personable. Food was delicious. Portions were extremely small. Had fun. Not rushing back though.

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NeilG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Lola was amazing. The food was superb, our waiter Brandon was wonderful and even the background music was a favorite— Jazz. We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us a special dessert to congratulate us! We have already and will continue to tell our friends about our great evening.

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AnjelinaN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! We loved the fried Brussels sprouts!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Our absolute favorite place to go. Wonderful drinks and wonderful food. Our go to for special celebrations & date nights.

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can we say about how much we LOVE Lola? It is our standing anniversary spot after a horrible experience somewhere else. It is our "we want a nice glass of wine and a fantastic steak spot." It is our #1 spot to go and recommend to visitors and friends. The hospitality from hosts to bartenders to wait staff is like none other in Cleveland and we can't wait to go back the second we leave. Thank you Lola! <3

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! It was an experience we will never forget!

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ShannonK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is superb! This was the most delicious experience we have had in years. I am not sure why they ask if you are celebrating as there were no perks. The desserts are a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Brian B was amazing! Food was on point and we loved the new menu items. One of the air conditioning units was having an issue, so it got pretty warm by the end of the meal.

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AlvaC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was impeccable. Started with Beef Cheek Pieroghis and they were every bit as tasty as recommended by other reviewers. The wife had the Hanger Steak with mushrooms as a side and I the swordfish with brussel sprouts and too say everything was amazing would be a understatement. Finished with creme brulee and ice box chocolate pie. fantastic meal and can't wait to go back and enjoy another great selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was impeccable! My food was amazing!

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Lola - A Michael Symon Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 7928 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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