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Lola - Great Neck

733 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mediterranean, Israeli, Middle Eastern
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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.

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Phone number
(516) 466-5666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lenny Messina
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Private parties and off-site catering are available.
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Cross street
Maple Drive
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Parking details
Public Lot Located off Maple Drive, Behind Restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 733 People Are Saying
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IgorD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

excellent place ,, great food , worth the drive ,,,,

vipRiley (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

They always cater to my food allergies.
We met the chef for the first time.
Have good wine and love the humus (made with mushrooms and dairy free).

richlee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Fabulous dining experience. Delicious, creative cuisine. Friendly, competent service. Always a delight.

vipSandy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We loved everything about our evening. Our greeting byShelby, our conversation with Chef Lenny , drinks and of course the amazing food. Our favorite restaurant. Love, love, love!!!

vipLori (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We celebrated my birthday and everything was wonderful. Great duck tacos, salads and tapas. Very interesting drink choices as well.

LODJA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Dinner with a friend on Thursday evening at Lola, on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck – her first time there, my second. I’m looking forward to my third, and fourth, and….

When we arrived for our 6:30 p.m. reservation on a Thursday evening, the room was mostly empty, with only two other tables and only two bar seats taken. That changed toward 8 p.m., when I noticed that the place had mostly filled up. Note to self: There’s nothing wrong with an early-ish dinner on a weekday (if I start touting the manifold benefits of blue-plate specials, however, you are invited to reprimand me).

We ordered a bottle of Lecea Tempranillo Crianza 2014 Rioja from the very short list (only 6 red wines offered by the glass or bottle – see attached drinks menu photo). It was OK, inexpensive, and paled in comparison to the quality of the food to come.

Service was knowledgeable and attentive throughout – our waitress knew her stuff, and the busboy cleared plates and filled water glasses timely. It’s very nice when things run like a well-oiled machine.

We decided to forego main courses, and instead shared 3 of the Mezze offerings and 3 of the small plates, which was more than enough food (yes, there was a doggie bag). We had: a squash off-menu special with tzatziki, baba ganoush (eggplant), and roasted cauliflower salad – each was delicious, especially the latter two. The baba ganoush in particular was one of the best I’ve ever had, and trust me, I’ve had plenty! We also shared charred octopus, lamb malawach, and mujadara (see attached food menu photo for descriptions). The dishes’ conceptions were creative, the preparations well-executed, and the results very satisfying. We loitered till well past 9 p.m. and were not rushed out. Lola is not only a high quality establishment, but also a great value. And both street parking and the municipal lot around the corner are free after 6 p.m.!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Best restaurant ever!!! We love it

manaeguy (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was an amazing adventure to Great Neck to an amazing restaurant called Lola the food was incredible The Taste the flavors the presentation the ambiance and everybody that work there were fantastic it is a must for anyone in that area you're so lucky to have them and it is where you want to eat! Chef Lenny Messina is incredible his flavors in all his dishes ......amazing!

vipPickiefoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Another delightful dining experience. Dependable good food. The duck was done perfectly. Our waiter, Jason, could not have been more charming.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was awesome! Creamy hummus!