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About Lola - Great Neck

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.

113 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Israeli, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
>Brunch: Sunday - 11am - 2:30 pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm-9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm- 10:00 pm
Sunday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

Cross Street:
Maple Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 466-5666

Website:
http://www.restaurantlola.com/

Catering:
Private parties and off-site catering are available.

Parking Details:
Public Lot Located off Maple Drive, Behind Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Lenny Messina

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lola - Great Neck Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Comfort Food (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Lola's menu is full of inventive healthy options. Their mostly Middle Eastern menu includes creative salads, fish and meats. The servicewas attentive. Noise level was a bit much for serious conversation, bit we would go back. Good restaurants in Great Neck are becoming scarce.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great meal and service. All dishes were delicious. Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, octopus and salmon were all perfection
Will go w more people next time so we can order more of their delicious food
Always try their specials
The jerusalem artichoke soup was fantastic

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was incredible. Ambiance romantic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love the restaurant. Everything is fresh and served beautifully.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food as before but a little disappointing. The service was not great. Waitress seemed bored and missed telling us About a special dessert. Very noisy tonight and our group could hardly here each other.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was too salty Food was too saltyFood was too saltyFood was too saltyFood was too saltyFood was too salty

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great selection for Restaurant week Loved all the apps that were brought out to share Good choice of mains and desserts

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything explodes with flavor. Amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was fresh & delicious. We were a group of 5 and very happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Restaurant week at Lola’s was stellar!!!! Meze for Table was delicious and endless.
2 had the chicken (always great)
I was adventurous and tried the duck (it was amazing -like Shepard pie in skillet) and my husband had the fish balls-they were terrific!!!! Oh my then desert-we had one of each and the apple pavlova was superb!!!
Lenny you outdid yourself and Shelby it was great to see you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing Experience!!! Marissa and the rest of the staff killed it. The chef’s tasting menu is totally the way to go. The food was spot on....a very modern take on classic Mediterranean !!!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wildly beyond my expectations. Thought it would be a good mediterranean / middle eastern style restaurant, but it was miles ahead. The baba ghanouj was some of the best I've ever had. The cauliflower, which we ordered based on our server's recommendation (otherwise we would've completely ignored it) was phenomenal. The chicken schnitzel was also great. Would strongly recommend this place. Vibe is great for a date night or a meal with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The executive chef, Lenny Messina, is a very innovative talented young man. He has made his mark in a town not known for fine dining. We think that it is the best restaurant on LI.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

As always, Lola's does not disappoint. Very comfortable and warm atmosphere. The service is outstanding and friendly. Michael Ginor is the most outstanding chef. Every dish we have ever tried here is so mouthwatering. If I had to pick a favorite dish, it would be the foie gras which is so incredibly delicious. It is so hard to choose from all the succulent selections that we get an assortment of small plates and share. We over order so we have leftovers to bring home and enjoy again the next day. The food at Lola's is the best!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lola's is one of my favorite restaurants. It is consistently excellent; the chicken schwarma and foie gras is superb.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Have been reading about this place in Newsday, and a friend recommended the Foie Gras which is a favorite of mine can not wait to go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Sorry, but this review is sad to leave as Lola had always been a favorite of ours in the area. Although we were seated as I requested in our favorite table, the food was just not up to our liking. Granted it could be because we did not know what exactly how a dish might taste but we were both just disappointed in the appetizer and one entree.

We had the crispy brussel sprouts which would have been ok if they were not swimming in an overly-sweet fish oil/honey sauce of some sort. If the sauce was lightly drizzled on the dish is one thing but to have the sauce everywhere on every brussel sprout and sitting in a puddle of sauce was just too much sweetness which we thought ruined the dish.
We were unable to eat more than a few bits of it and had to send it away (which they took off the bill).

The chicken schnitzel was another miss for me. It just seemed to be overly deep fried and not exactly too tender either. The diners next to us also ordered the dish and seemed to struggle through it too.

Luckily, a special that night was lamb skewers which were tender and tasty over a bed of pilaf. This was an enjoyable dish.

We tried....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This tasting menu is fabulous. Nancy was a great server. The fig vodka she recommended was spectacular

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great! This will now be my go to restaurant. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wow. What a great meal. Thankfully we were four people so we could share a lot of dishes
We had five mezzes. Loved all but the hummus (too heavy). Cauliflower salad so good. Fatouch salad fresh and delicious. Octopus cooked perfectly
Hanger steak and salmon perfect
Blondie for dessert with a candle. Great ending. Very good service
Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I go here often - he chose to go here for his birthday. Everything was delish! The eggplant flatbread special was amazing and should be on the regular menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I have lived in gn 40 years aside from lugers this is by far the best restraunt here. Enjoy!!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Had three mezzes to start. Israeli salad, cauliflower and fire roasted eggplant. All were good with pita. Then we had brussel sprouts and octopus. Brussel sprouts are not whole but rather the individual leaves. Still good. Good riesling.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always friendly food is perfect service devine my go to place

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always a wonderful dinning experience. Food , service & ambience are outstanding!
Dine at Lola's often !!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Awesome meal Did the Chef tasting and the value for amt and variety of food was awesome Such an impressive display both with delicious food for my foodie friends and the attentive staff. And don't get me started on the foie gras

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Absolutely great food! Definitely recommend it. Appetizers we are very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lola's is such an outstanding restaurant. Everything we have ever ordered here has been excellent. Its hard to order because everything on the menu is a unique food tasting experience. This last visit we tried the tomahawk steak special. It was mouthwatering delicious and cooked to perfection. When we dine here, we actually moan with delight after each mouthful. We like to order a bunch of different plates and share so we can enjoy a bigger selection of these fabulous dishes. What a fantastic talented chef. What a fabulous restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I have food allergies and lactose intolerance. They are very attentive to my allergies and will modify dishes. Everything always taste so good and the service is excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love going to Lola's. It is one of the few restaurants that we return to over and over.

The food is always fresh and delicious. We love to share all the little plates - we never get to the main dishes!!

We feel special when Lenny, the owner/chef, comes to our table. He is very personable!

We will be back again!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Lovely service, delicious small plates. The four of us had a variety of mezes and small plates and then each had an entree. Next time I would consider doing all small plates for the fun of it. Each one had a decent amount per person and the variety was wonderful. The halvah parfait dessert was outstanding and enough for two...very rich.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

There truly are not enough superlatives to describe the experience of a meal at Lola. My friend and I opted for tasting as many small plates are possible, and both of us concluded this was one of the best meals of our longtime foodie lives.

Everything we tried, including familiar dishes such as falafel or Baba ganoush, had some new twist to it, some different flavor or texture combination that made the usually ordinary, outstanding.

From a special of sunchokes (which was fairly new to us) to the duck breast with foie gras, there was nothing we didn't marvel at. (OK, I am NEVER a fan of peppers, so I let my friend finish off that dish, which she loved. That's the only thing I didn't try).

It was all exquisite and memorable, and my congrats to chef Lenny Messina and owner Michael Ginor... who were both there and checking up on how everyone was doing. Could not possibly recommend this restaurant more highly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Overall always great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Always amazing !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Delicious creative brunch. Fresh salad, high-level food preparation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Every thing about Lola was exceptional. We had a drink at the bar waiting for our friends and Marissa was very helpful at explaining their specialty cocktails and she showed use the menu and made suggestions for dinner. The food was exceptional. We asked to meet the chef and Lenny came out and introduced himself. He is young and talented. Everyone in our party could not stop raving about the food. The combination of ingredient's , and spices were blended and prepared perfectly. We can't wait to go back, hopefully Marissa is our server again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My husband and I love coming to LOLA and having their chef's tasting menu. Chef Lenny is the nicest and most accommodating chef we have ever encountered. The food is always fresh, fun, and delicious. The servers are also very knowledgeable and friendly, as are the bus staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Chef Lenny was amazing. We had a tasting menu for four. One person has slightly different food requirements so he customized the dishes. Each dish that came out was delicious as well as a delightful surprise in its presentation. There service was superb. Could not have had any better meal or experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Every time I've been to Lola's they are always out of an ingredient!

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