Lola - Great Neck

4.8
948 reviews
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Mediterranean
Lola comfortably integrates modern elegance with fresh and innovative cuisine that is perfectly prepared and impeccably served. Strong Mediterranean influences inspire the contemporary and eclectic culinary style of Chef Owner Michael Ginor and Executive Chef Lenny Messina and make for a unique dining experience. A full bar, comprehensive wine list and fine selection of mouth-watering desserts will complete your meal, all while the atmosphere and décor transport you to the heart of New York City without leaving the Island.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Thank you for Choosing to spend your Mothers Day with us. Please note that we will be offering a Prixe Fixe Menu.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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k
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Different but very tasty. Good service.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great appetizers. Entrees quite good too (the chef is obviously talented). Relaxed, pleasant atmosphere. Good service.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. I never be disappointed here.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola has become my favorite place. Always exceptional. Staff is top shelf. Chefs are amazing and accommodating. The tasting menu may be the best value buy in history. Save room for the halvah parfait. Trust me.

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BE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on the planet 🌎. Food. , decor , creative spirit Amazing creative that. Will not disappoint the most culinary demanding person. You can eat as light or rich as you desire.

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FP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific and wait staff personable and helpful!excellent

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Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never written a review before. One of the best meals I’ve had in years!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good though for Gluten Free dining, you have to stay on top of them.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lenny the Chef did a fabulous tasting menu for us!! It was a fabulous experience!

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DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Complex, interesting, lush combinations of food that are combined with great cocktails. Don't miss the incredible restaurant Fig infused Vodka; don't miss the chef's special tasting meal for the table. This was easily my best meal in quite a long time. A gem in Great Neck with interesting and knowledgeable wait staff. They are gluten friendly as well.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Tje food and service is excellent. The chef is a creative genius.

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B
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lola over 100 times. It is, without exception, the best restaurant on Long Island.

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JW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly service. Good vegan options. Wish they’d have a vegan dessert.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu. The chef came out several times to check on us. Great atmosphere, warm friendly. The Cabernet was terrific. Nothing disappointed.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, a wonderful meal. The chef’s tasting menu was amazing and the service was very good as well. Always love going to Lola’s!

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PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at this local restaurant. from waitstaff to wine, dinner & dessert.

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r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love brunching at Lola.
Chicken and biscuits were amazing.
Corned beef hash and eggs was a delicious and creative twist on a classic!
Always great food and great service.

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M
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the finest restaurants on Long island. Imagitive menu and delicious food, very high quality, start with the small plate appetizers, babaganous, tzitiki, cauliflower salad, Israeli salad, hummus with duck chorizo.
Than lamb kofta, tuna sashimi with wasabi root, fatoush salad, fried brussel sprout leaves, seared four gras, and halvah parfait and a wonderful bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Impeccable service from Marissa as always. Chef Lenny and his staff are pure genius.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious innovative menu! Service is always great. Everyone is warm and welcoming. Excited that they are now working on improving their wine list.

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R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love having Marissa as our server. She is so nice and very attentive!

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BE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s absolutely amazingly authentic Mediterranean cuisine , They never disappoint. , I eat in 4 continents per month you can trust this recommendation.

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OT
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Noisy on weekends, but worth it! The portions are large, and the food is terrific.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Best Lamb skewers and hummus I’ve ever had. The Branzino was great too. We weren’t fans of the Octopus.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lola is located right on Middle Neck Roadway in the absolutely cosy walk friendly town of Great Neck. It's right in the heart of it all. It's easy to pass by so make sure you keep an eye out for the big glass window. It does blend in with lots of the little of their shoppes on the block. If it helps it's right by the movie theater.

The parking is on the street in front with lots or signs. So make sure you obey the signs and feed the meters if needed and you'll be fine.

The inside reminds you of a small city eatery for sure. With city spacing and layers out tables. But it quite romantic with fresh flowers and candles at the tables. The music I didn't understand though you couldn't hear it over all the loud talking. Plus, it didn't sound good when some of it once in awhile made its way past the loud noise.

The place itself upon walking in and certain times during the dining experience you got a sniff of a weird not so pleasant odor. I'm not sure if it was the type of food mostly seafood or maybe the way they cooked it. But let's just say that was the low point in the evening.

The food itself is wonderful and picture perfect. You for sure eat with your eyes at this place. When these plates arrive your visionary senses meet your taste senses before ever taking a bite.

When you do decide to take your first bite you won't be disappoint at all. The food taste utterly sublime, where you obtain the fish branzino or the tender hangar steak. You will indulge in utter bliss for your taste buds.

The servers are pretty friendly and a little bit funny/quirky. So you won't be disappointed in the service either.

Definitely, give this place a try but remember don't bring too many friends. It's mostly two tops with a few four tops and a couple six tops.

See you soon...

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AY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was great. Waiter recommendations were awesome!

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OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless as usual. The staff is amazing. The food is healthy and different and delicious. Best restaurant on the North Shore of Long Island for sure.

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n
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and everyone that works there is beyond sweet.

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NT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The variety and uniqueness of the food is wonderful

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, ambiance. One of the best restaurants in Great Neck!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely incredible. We did the tasting menu and from start to finish it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The depth of flavor and creativity in each blew us away. Can’t wait to go back!!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Each item had diff ingredients and matched to creatively balanced so food usually I don’t eat, tested so god. Five stars chef

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RR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleague and I went to Lola for dinner after a work meeting. We felt right at home in a relaxing and welcoming environment. The food was out of this world! Very unique cuisine, different from the regular fare that you often find at other Mediterranean restaurants. The foie was fresh and perfectly rendered, and the lamb had the perfect balance of spices and fat. Chef came out and told us about his fascinating travels and experience throughout Europe. Highly, highly recommended.

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s
New York Area
548 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints Always great food and service.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola went above and beyond, with Restaurant Week appetizers comprising nine different Mediterranean dishes, from falafel to hummus. One was more delicious than the next and they were so abundant that we could have skipped the main courses and gone straight to dessert. Our entrees — duck leg confit and a Thai red curry — were exceptional, as were the desserts (especially the halvah). This was one of the most delicious and innovative meals we have had in a long time. The $10 glasses of wine and the excellent service only added to the experience.

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BM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was DELICIOUS!!
Love love Lola

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M
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. Every meal here is great. Love everything that Chef Lenny creates. Service is always wonderful.

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MR
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our 2nd time at Lola’s

Not as good as 1st time
Lamb was tough and should have sent it back
Service was attentive and courteous

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EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here with friends and, as usual, the food and drinks were amazing, the service helpful and on point, and the atmosphere comfortable - we had a round table, which was perfect for the 6 of us. Most impressive was that one person in our party has a garlic allergy, and the chef, knowing this only through my reservation comments, prepared a special garlic-free meal for her. She was thrilled, the plates were delicious and we will definitely be back!! Thanks, Lola, for a stellar evening.

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RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Lola during restaurant week. It is a lovely restaurant. Our server , Marty , was excellent. The appetizers were all very good, Especially the homemade hummus. My husband enjoyed his duck but my petite filet was really very petite and too salty. The halva parfait was amazing but the salted caramel pudding not worth eating. We will definitely go back.
Randi M, Great Neck

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h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great ,wonderful,experiance.service was great,Marty, was the server.

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