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Interior - Dining Room - Lola - Great Neck, Great Neck, NY
Lola - Great Neck, Great Neck, NY
Lola - Great Neck, Great Neck, NY
Lola - Great Neck, Great Neck, NY
Lola - Great Neck, Great Neck, NY

Lola - Great Neck

4.9
4.9
1514 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Lenny Messina and the late Michael Ginor which make for an 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Israeli, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 466-5666
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Lenny Messina
  • Catering
    Private parties and off-site catering are available.
  • Private party facilities
    Call (516) 466-5666 ask for Marissa.
  • Private party contact
    Shelby: (516) 466-5669
  • Neighborhood
    Great Neck
  • Cross street
    Maple Drive
  • Parking details
    Public Lot Located off Maple Drive, Behind Restaurant.
  • Public transit
    LIRR: Great Neck - 4 Minute walk down Middle Neck Road.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York State

    Mediterranean

  • Nassau

    Best Food

  • Nassau

    Best Service

  • Nassau

    Innovative

1,511 Reviews
  1. tracyb

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola is still our favorite restaurant!!! We brought friends who had never been there before and they were delighted. Everything is on point- food, staff, atmosphere. There's always a good energy in the room which always makes for a great evening. Thank you to everyone!!!!!

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  2. Elyse

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been wanting to get to Lola for years and finally did. It was as good as everyone said. Bartender was awesome. Best French Martini! And our server couldn’t have been more kind and helpful. The food was outstanding. Obviously had the pate which complimented the duck we shared. Hummus best I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back.

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  3. DianeD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Our waitress was fantastic!!!

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  4. Melaniem

    New York City

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola is one of the best restaurants on Long Island. Super creative dishes. The staff is amazing too! Definitely my favorite restaurant.

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  5. Gianni

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the service was really incredible, and the place is gorgeous. Had Valentines here and I would return!!

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  6. Bubbe

    New York City

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was awesome,and Lenny and Jose and Greg delivered. Marissa was the consummate hostess. We love this restaurant.

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  7. CourtneyB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is amazing! Staff is very attentive. Worth every penny.

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  8. jordanal

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the service, the food and the overall experience was amazing! Can’t say enough good things about Lola!

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  9. EricC

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and fantastic staff - will be back when in the area

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola’s is the most wonderful restaurant and absolutely our favorite. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, Lenny Messina is a master chef and never disappoints. The staff are the very best and are always warm and friendly. They are very attentive and always make sure our dining experience is totally perfect. The food is the best. A new item on the menu was a mushroom malwach which was over the top delicious. The crush was like a croissant rich and buttery. The onions and garlic creme on top were mouthwatering. The cod with sunflowers special was an unexpected surprise. Cant wait to have it again. The potato gratin special was rich and creamy an absolute must as are the babaganoush, hummus & roasted cauliflower. My absolute favorite is the foie gras at Lola. The most delicious food on earth. Chase all this down with a grey goose martini and you’ll be happy for days.

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  11. DeborahC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Great Neck! Food is artfully prepared with attention to flavor and presentation. Everything is delicious... but I especially recommend their honey squash, baba ganoush, feta dip, mushroom malawach, lamb malawach and branzino. Save room for their halva parfait.... it's heavenly! The staff is friendly and attentive and the ambiance is warm and embracing -- equally suitable for a date night, family night out or gathering with friends.

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  12. cole

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new menu, everything was delicious. There were many options but not overwhelming. Drinks were good as well.

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  13. JohnK

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The people that work @ Lola truly provide a great dining experience. It's hard to find consistently delicious dishes like theirs on L.I. but Lola delivers every time.

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  14. Phil

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu has been simplified. A few things removed (like my fave burger) and a few things added (new chicken dish and a spicy shrimp dish). Service is always warm and friendly. Food comes out of the kitchen quickly. Room gets a little loud once all filled up. But, it's a great sign that it's all filled up! Bottom line is that this continues to be a neighborhood gem.

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  15. BrendaL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't have asked for a better night. We sat at the bar to have dinner and drinks. Had the Traditional Hummus and added the Chicken Shawarma. Also had the Mushroom Malawach. Both EXCELLENT! Had a couple of drinks each. Bartender was very sociable and enjoyed our conversation with her. Btw, she made the best mezcal espresso martini I've ever had! Finished the night with the halva parfait ... sooo good. Was just a great night. Highly recommend Lola!

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  16. TinaE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Lola for the first time and I will return. The menu was’nt large but there was something for everyone. The appetizers were outstanding. The help was accommodating and friendly.

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  17. DavidP

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food creative menu Service is top notch, Best place in Great Neck

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  18. Love2dine

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatest food and service on Long Islande in my opinion. I just love the place and Lenny the owner is making Michael, his old partner, proud!

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  19. srk49

    New York City

    597 reviews

    5.0

    597 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOLA of Great Neck is consistently excellent in decor, food and service. We tried the steak kebab which was delicious. The Branzino is always cooked perfectly.

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  20. JasonRahimi

    Caribbean

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All new menu. Sooooooo many great items. Also updated the decor.

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  21. rgnewman

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Music too loud. The food upset my stomach. Didn't love the new menu. Chairs not the most comfortable. The cauliflower was good.

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  22. foodfool

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood location with a fun vibe,interesting menu and consistently great food and drinks.

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  23. foodie

    New York City

    158 reviews

    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit loud but always great We will be back Thanks

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  24. Danad

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local restaurant with excellent food and a great upbeat scene.

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  25. Melanie

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Lenny and crew outdid themselves.

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  26. JasonRahimi

    Caribbean

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Years specials were insanely delicious. What a treat! And as always, the service is top notch. No better place to spend a night with my wife than Lola!

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  27. MJ3NYC

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A local favorite. The ambience is nice and pleasant and the food and service are consistently excellent.

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  28. JohnK

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great night at Lola. The duck was sublime! Happy New Year all! John & Marisa

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  29. Lisa

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon portion was small and a little fishy. Pasta and salad were excellent and large portions

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  30. BeckieM

    New York City

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants in Great Neck The food is amazing The staff is super kind and friendly I come here at least once a month One of my favorite restaurants.

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  31. JasonRahimi

    Caribbean

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    World class restaurant from top to bottom. There’s nothing they can’t do perfectly.

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  32. Yummy

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is good but didn’t blow me away for the price. The menu is limited and not great for a picky palette. The calamari was a small portion and nothing to write home about. The chicken schnitzel was tasty but I found the potato to be pasty, just a weird consistency. I thought the chicken schwarma was tasty. The side of French fries were overpriced. We asked for crispy but they were like matchsticks. Again, nothing exceptional and definitely not worth the price.

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  33. JessicaM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. What a great find for us.

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  34. KatherineK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, ambiance and service! Cant wait to come back!

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  35. Seth

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service and and unbelievable halvah dessert

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  36. Stun

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Loved the grilled chicken schwarma, the baked Brie and the halavah ice cream. Can’t go wrong here. Also had terrific service. Very nice staff.

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  37. BeckieM

    New York City

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lola is one of the best restaurants in Great Neck The food is amazing. The staff is amazing. I love love coming here I can’t wait to go back

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is incredible. We enjoyed everything we ordered

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  39. lorrainem

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We do not normally write reviews but had to after our fantastic dinner last night at Lola’s. We were a large group of 14 people – high school friends who met 50 years ago. Chef Lenny Messina and his amazing staff went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. My husband and I have been there before and the food has always been great. Chef Lenny is unbelievably creative and his dishes are unique and delicious. We had a family style tasting menu and some of the standouts were the crispy Brussels sprouts, the Hudson Valley roasted chicken, the crispy calamari, mushroom pizza, branzino, the list goes on and on. The olive oil cake along with the rest of the desserts were enjoyed by all. Chef Lenny came out to greet us and he is charming and modest and made sure we were well taken care of. We must make a special mention of Lola’s fantastic staff – they went out of their way to make sure that those in our group who had gluten and shellfish allergies were safe and had dishes that were tailored to them. They took care of our large group catering to our every need. A special shout out to Marissa who oversaw the whole gathering and helped make the evening a huge success. We highly recommend Lola’s and are already talking about our next visit there.

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  40. JessicaM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was really impressed the food was amazing and the service was great. Looking forward to going back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Lola - Great Neck is rated 4.9 stars by 1514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lola - Great Neck

113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Maple Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Great Neck
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Israeli, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot Located off Maple Drive, Behind Restaurant.
  • Public transit
    LIRR: Great Neck - 4 Minute walk down Middle Neck Road.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Lenny Messina
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (516) 466-5666
  • Catering
    Private parties and off-site catering are available.
  • Private party facilities
    Call (516) 466-5666 ask for Marissa.
  • Private party contact
    Shelby: (516) 466-5669
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