Lola - Great Neck

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1034 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 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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering a high end Price Fixe Menu with two dinner seating's.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1034 People Are Saying
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EZ
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super great service. Delicious food. Beer and wine selections were excellent. I have been here for small dinner with a friend and for a big family gathering — excellent for both!

R
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Long Island restaurant week. Always great to come during this week. They don’t skimp on the amount of food and you get to try something new. They now have written which foods are gluten and dairy free and vegan. Shelby as hostess is amazing. She remembered my food allergies and always has a kind word.

RM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night during Long Island restaurant week. Lola hits all the high points with a sampling of appetizers that leaves little room to eat dinner, so delicious and plentiful. Dinner of duck lasagna and lamb shoulder was great. The halvah parfait remains one of my all time favorites. The service is great and attentive as well. Randi M

CP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded expectations! First time at Lola and can’t wait to come back. The Long Island restaurant week menu is a great value. Loved every dip and Mezze especially the babaganoush with pomegranate seeds! So creative and delicious. The cauliflower was great and the Roasted butternut squash was heavenly. For entree had the branzino which was wonderful although a little too small. The dessert was to die for. My table loved all of them but the Halvah parfait was absolutely one of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The subtle blending of special ingredients made every dish delectable. Portion sizes are very generous. We couldn't have asked for a more personable service person for our table. Didn't have to wait a minute for our table.

TM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Experiencing Lola's for the first time, during Restaurant Week was like hitting the lottery! The incredible amount of food for the price fixe price was extraordinary. The starters were an assortment of 5 different dips with the warm pita bread. The dinner portions were big and the food delectable. The duck lasagna had a little kick to it but was amazing and the lamb melted in your mouth! Ending the meal with the chocolate babka was superb! What an awesome dinner. The seating is quite close to one another but we didn't mind!

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Wonderful ingredients, and more than enough to eat. Definitely a place to return to.

CA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food [as usual] and insane portions on both the appetizers and entrees. Same goes for the deserts. Overall excellent experience as the staff's very tentative. Excellent value. Highly recommended

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Every dish with a twist.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great experience. Can’t wait to go back and bring other friends and family

DW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time, food quality was excellent as was the service

MK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or any second Tuesday of the month. The food is awesome. Each bite is to be savored. Lola makes my mouth very happy. The service is the best and the ambience is conducive to prime enjoyment of the evening.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasting menu, exceptional service, lovely atmosphere. Duck frites with seared foie gras was out of this world! Would definitely reccomend to others.

AI
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Been dining at Lola’s for years now.
This was the first time we were ever disappointed with any dishes or service.
We were dining with good friends and the restaurant was our choice.
The octopus small tapas was rubbery and tasteless.
The Brussels sprouts and lamb pizza remain excellent.
The service was a bit slow and they served our guest a cappuccino with only milk and no coffee.???
We will be back nonetheless.

GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined at Lola many times over the past 2 years. The food is absolutely fantastic. Never had anything less than a perfect dinner. It's one of the few restaurants where we're talking about how great the dinner was the next day.

JR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Lenny is out of this world talented. Every dish was amazing and creative. Marissa offered excellent service. She was very attentive and always smiling.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Always.

B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is excellent been there two times. Very diversified menu of small plates. Last time young waitress was outstanding. My only minor complaint was that the waitress this time was poor. Zero enthusiasm was my wife’s birthday, didn’t know the menu basically we felt she would rather be somewhere else. That was reflected in my tip. Good service and attitude I usually tip 20-25% post tax. Here 15% pre tax

R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual,

DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS!!!

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S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ night was wonderful! We loved everything!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Lola does not disappoint! Once again we did the tasting menu and the variety and quality was fantastic. The chef came out to greet us and to make sure we were enjoying. I highly recommend Lola!

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great recipes, beautifully executed. When the restaurant is full it’s very difficult to hear your companions across the table, background noise level gets pretty loud!

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Restaurant got noisy as evening went on. Still one of the better restaurants in Great Neck.

BE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Staff and food. Happy birthday Chef Dan and thank you for the trout. truly amazing Its my favorite restaurant in this big world.

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a taste treat!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, always!!

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. However, ordered octopus which was way too dry. Other mezzo plates were also too dry. My main course was basically a giant fried chicken cutlet that yes...was over cooked and dry. Not a great value either. Not worth the trip

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Chef’s Tasting Menu great experience, bring your appetite amazing experience.

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I happen to be a lover of Mediterranean cuisine and a vegetarian, so Lola was perfect. I had several vegetable appetizers and then shared plates that were all plentiful and quite good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and a beautiful quite place to relax and chat away🙌🏽

BR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Lola Restaurant, it's the best restaurant in Great Neck! The owner and chef put their hearts into every dish and the food is unlike anywhere else! Their specials change regularly and you could eat here every day and never get tired of a meal!!

R
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food And even better service with Shelby. Lenny the cook was sweet and gave us a s’more for our celebration.

A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food on Long Island! Better than most NYC restaurants!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The head chef Dan was amazing. Our waiter i believe Anthony was also great and so attentive

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service! Justin is a great server, I can’t remember the bartender’s name but she was so nice. can’t think of her name but if it helps, she is also a dog sitter.will definitely be back

ST
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is always impeccable and food is delicious!

EE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Apart from outstanding food, served as small plates, mezze or full dinner plates, Lola boats a sophisticated decor with first-rate service from a skilled and knowledgeable wait staff. The food is expertly prepared,
innovative and beautifully presented. You couldn't ask for much more. A shame the Great Neck main drag has become so depressed. Lola deserves a more highly trafficked locale. despite th,