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Lola - Great Neck

4.7
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1102 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Chefs Michael Ginor and Lenny Messina which make for a unforgettable 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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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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1102 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMelaniem
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite restaurant on Long Island!!

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vipVivian
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good!! Creative and absolutely delicious!!

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vipartom
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dishes as usual.

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vipBeckieM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best experience
I love Lola!!
Love the food love the staff

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vipMelaniem
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always outstanding. Food is so delicious. Chef Lenny is always so creative. The brisket hummus was so good that we took some home for lunch the next day. The lamb Malawach pizza was yummy. The duck skewer (we added foie gras) was outstanding. The two desserts were excellent. Halva parfait and a cheese cake made with yogurt topped with figs, roasted almonds, you should try both.

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vipartom
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and entertainingly presented.

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AndreaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Delicious and creative. Loved our server, Lauren, and her suggestions.

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SophiaG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always exceptional! By far one of the best restaurants on Long Island.

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vipFundguy
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time back since the reopening. We ate out back and it was a charming experience. Glad to see some new items on the menu—a section of Skewer choices. We tried the chicken skewers. Quite good.

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vipRoodytootoot
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a tasting menu and it was SPECTACULAR!!! Staff was awesome, every single dish was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonder to be back dining in your establishment after a long period of it be closed. My wife and I were very pleased with the food service and wine.

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vipBubbe
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Lola 4 times since it has reopened. It is consistently excellent in every respect.
One can sit outside in front of the restaurant, inside, or in the patio in the back.
The waitstaff are wearing masks and are very careful.
Please go.🍷

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back and eating in this amazing high quality restaurant. It’s an excellent service and food every time we go

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jimd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the variety of main dishes. The desserts could use some changing up.

Lola - Great Neck
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are excited to announce that we have a Professional Pastry Chef joining our team this upcoming week and look forward to unveiling some new and exciting desserts in the coming weeks. We appreciate your support and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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DIMITRII
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Lola is back !!
The flavors are the best I’ve had.
Lola was missed terribly during the difficult times of the lock down.
Wishing them the best of luck and looking to the future with the flavors we’ve grown to love.
Lola you’re the best and

THANK YOU CHEF !!!

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vipartom
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Thanks for the memories.
Excellent as usual. Thanks for the memories.

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ShawH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad. Food wasn’t Authentic nothing like my mom’s cooking.

Lola - Great Neck
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. While we pride ourselves on being classified as an eclectic Mediterranean restaurant and continue to strive for the evolution of of traditional dishes, we know we can never replace your mothers home cooking. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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JasonRahimi
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they're open again. Food was excellent. Even the leftovers were amazing the nexy day. Service is always great. I recommend for anybody who appreciates amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal at Lola tonight! Marissa makes every meal there fantastic!! Everything was amazing! New “tomato/cheese” pizza was unreal as well at the new lamb kofta with rice. Service on point as usual. Masks and social distance respected. Going back ASAP!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. So happy Lola has reopened.

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vipMelaniem
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lola's is a regular spot for my family. The food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful. Chef Lenny is creative with his food preparation putting a great spin on some classic dishes. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and we are thrilled to
Welcome them back. The outdoor space is inviting and cozy. Can’t wait to go back!

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GaryS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girl and I love this place we are so happy to see it reopened
I highly recommend it for anyone.
The food and service is top notch.
I try to go at least once a week and missed it so much when it was closed. You must try the chicken hummus it is excellent

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vipRobo
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place with good food.

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GeorgeX
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time is a charm!
First time and second time were a charm too!
Would go again anytime.... Enjoy the lamb tacos, so good!

JR
JasonRahimi
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chef’s tasting menu (as I normally do). Every time I try it, there are multiple new and creative dishes. Chef always greets us during our dinner. Waitresses are AMAZING! So sweet. So attentive. Amazing experience always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another awesome night here and we brought friends with us who had never been there before. They loved it too. Always great. Service is TOP NOTCH.

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viphillerlee
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Wish our waiter was good, but started poorly and lasted throughout the meal.
Everyone had their drink....mine sat at the bar in view but he wasnt honest and actually lied about the Ridiculously long wait. Tried to get his attention for water, food, check, whatever....I guess he was busy - another server was just angry, which was just ugly. 1 woman stood out as pleasant so at least there was that - thank you!! Food always good

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vipArtfulDiner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

hummus with mushrooms - yum, as was every small dish we ordered!

MP
vipMarilynP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! We especially loved the fabulous small plates! Great, accommodating staff!

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alanak
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved everything

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable server with great recommendations for starters and entrees. Personable and friendly as well! Food was top notch! We will go back again and again. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shelby got me the best wings ever

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viprichlee
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came here for a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife. The food was amazing and delicious, and the drinks JA were good. The only complaints I have are the tables for two. The table was very flimsy and almost toppled over twice if you put any pressure on it. It’s a physics thing as the legs of the table were not adequate for the weight of the table. Second, it was around 10:20 and the waiters really tried hard to go home, hinting to my wife and I, and other guests, that the place was closing soon. I would have liked to sit and eat in peace and talk to my wife. Other than that, the place is perfect.

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LouisS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and service. The decor was also nice. The noise level was a bit elevated but it was a full house

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vipRezzie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a favorite of ours, Lola didn't disappoint! The service, presentation, and tastes of the food are always great. Chef Lenny checks on the tables to make sure everyone is happy! Best restaurant for miles around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here a lot and every single time it just gets better and better. Chef Lenny Messina and his crew are amazing. Shelby and Marissa and all the staff are friendly and greet us warmly each time. The whole experience is just excellent every time. The food is FANTASTIC!

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MsKiz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to make your mouth happy go to Lola. The food is fresh and delicious with a combination of flavors that are not found in ordinary cooking. That makes this place extraordinary. The service is also extraordinary. The servers are well informed about the menu and make you feel glad you’ve come.

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MerrickMama
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered the tasting menu and every dish was delicious. I tasted grilled octopus for the first time and loved it. There was a terrific variety in the different dishes. The only problem was that by the time we got to the duck, we were too full! It was all wonderful. The only negative was one waitressłs rudeness which was made up for by the sweetness of the other waitress. The restaurant was crowded but that didn’t excuse the waitress forgetting to bring silverware or acceding to our request to bring out the dishes a bit more slowly. The food was delicious, though, and that excused a lot!

FAQs

Lola - Great Neck offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 466-5666.

Lola - Great Neck is rated 4.7 stars by 1102 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.