Lola - Great Neck

4.8
834 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Catering
Private parties and off-site catering are available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maple Drive
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Parking details
Public Lot Located off Maple Drive, Behind Restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 834 People Are Saying
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M
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

once again a great dinner. lenny and staff always provide an outstanding dining experience.
marissa is our server always and she is absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable about the menu and also the wine list. the food is always outstanding, so many new things to try. the mezze was amazing, 5 small plates, the new salad with a poached egg and duck bacon was great as was the duck prosciuto malawach.
the chicken schnitzel with whipped polenta and pickled cabbage was delicious.
we had the brussel sprouts and a special of potatas bravas which were outstanding.
the must have dessert always is the halva parfait.
as always one of our top 5 restaurants anywhere.

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative chef, menu always has a pleasant surprise! Desserts could use the same treatment though.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Love this place

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PI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible place.dirty bathrolm,duvk was served cold and hard.Wsiter was rushy.Brought food when s kik EST mor to bring before covktaiks.
Managers apology was insincere

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious and great service. Babaganoush is excellent. Great use of different ingredients, and they always lots of options

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish that we have tried has been outstanding at Lola. The tasting menu is absolutely fantastic and should not be missed. Chef Michael Ginor creates the most delicious mouthwatering dishes you will ever taste. Every one has a unique sauce or seasoning that make your tastebuds come alive. Prices are reasonable and portions are plentiful. The service is outstanding. The staff makes you feel very comfortable and welcomed.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious the flavors of the foods were Amazing, we so enjoyed this Gem of a restaurant.

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ST
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food with the friendliest chef and staff. The chef’s tasting is always a hit. Fish tacos, salads, brussel sprouts, duck in every form!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We had to wait 15 minutes until the waitress poured our water. Surprisingly she turned out to be an excellent waitress. The whole branzino was on the small side but was very fresh and delicious. Fatoosh salad very good, flourless chocolate cake fabulous.
Unfortunately the tables are so close together it’s hard to concentrate on a conversation when the people next to your table are speaking so loudly and you hear every detail of their conversation.
I would return to this restaurant but I would go much earlier before the crowd.

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s
New York Area
532 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the tasting menu for the first time and we've eaten here many times. The food is exceptional. This is a wonderful way to try a lot of the magic that happens in the kitchen at Lola when Chef Lenny Messina is in the house.

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R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would have taken a picture of the corn rib with a hazelnut dipping sauce but it was scrumptious and I forgot to take a picture and polished it off. I love when the chefs make these unique dishes. It is a culinary creative delight each time we eat there. Service is amazing and we love eating there.

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best good on Long Island
Innovative
High quality
Service excellent
Always a good choice

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s
New York Area
532 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love restaurants with consistently great food and service. Lola fits that bill. Ask what specials they’re serving when you go. The food is top quality. Flavor profiles are spot on.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! We were a big group so we did pre order our food. It was delicious and outstanding!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always s great meal at Lola's. The chefs constantly bring in new items that surprise and delight. It's like eating at a new, trendy spot in NYC without leaving Long Island.

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s
New York Area
532 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate staff. Delicious food. Beautiful decor.

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D
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class in every way. From ordering and customizing our choices, being served appropriately and not rushed to its grand conclusion...a gem!

The two of us selected three tapas...cauliflower, falafel, carrots; two to share...grilled octopus, lamb filo pie; split a main of hanger steak topped with Foie Gras; and dessert...enjoyed the spectacular Halavah over a ice cold custard...Heaven!

Each dish has layered tastes...each unique but compatible.

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n
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really late for our rese
rvation but they gladly served us. And the food was delicious

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LF
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael Ginor has put together a jewel of a restaurant. The food is creative, with a clear Middle Eastern tone. Everything is fresh, and prepared with the greatest of care. The chefs are hands-on, and every time we have been there, Michael himself or one of his wonderful chefs has come around personally to check in with diners.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time at Lola. The food and presentation was very good. The stuff very friendly and attentive.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Lola’s for my wife’s birthday. One of her favorite foods is Foie Gras and we heard that this was the place go for that. The meal of Foie Gras and duck breast was outstanding as was the service. Will definitely be repeat customers.

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DB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola NEVER fails to please. Food is consistently outstanding.

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TH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were great but the charred hangar steak was okay and the duck was amazing. Would definitely recommend!

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lola was a very nice restaurant and the food was excellent! It was a little noisy and there weren’t a lot of choices, which is probably a better idea.

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f
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola is a wonderful restaurant - always consistently good fresh food.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Chefs Michael Gunor Lenny Messina &
Daniel Jones
Tasting Menu was AMAZING!!!
Brisket hummus
Sopes masa shell stuffed w zucchini w creama
Chicken satay
Falafel slider
BBQ Ribs Asian style Szechuan sauce
Lamb and mujudra rice
Desert:
Halvah parfait
Meringue
5 star meal
Ice cream
Chocolate cake

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Foie gras addiction! Truffled hummus with mushrooms! Roasted cauliflower and fried Brussels. Sigh...

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KR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice little Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of GN! The food is outstanding, service excellent and knowledgeable. On the noisy side, but our friends who are repeat customers told us that it was an accident. Will come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live down in Charleston now but when I came home there’s one place I wanted to go when I came home and Lola was it.

The hummus is unbelievably delicious.

Ask for the story about the foie gras and the farm in upstate NY, you won’t regret anything you get on the menu

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Many of my friends had recommended Lola before but this was the first time I dined there and it was well worth the time and money. The food was truly amazing, especially the Duck over tortilla. Very cozy and perfect for especial occasions.

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CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious! The staff was very attentive and nice. Highly recommend!

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several tines, food is always outstanding

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding ! Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious. Warm atmosphere and the service is the BEST. You will not be disappointed.

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u
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The mushroom/truffle hummus and malawach were delicious and sizable for appetizers (shared both among 4 people and was plenty). The 4 of us shared 3 dinners which was also enough for the 4 of us since we got the appetizers.

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LF
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Sunday brunch is terrific. Well run restaurant, creative cuisine.

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

So yummy !

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NA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was totally worthless the drive ! Amazing service, wow food, great vibe. Will definitely be coming back.

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Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most outstanding meals this foodie has ever experienced! Top notch service combined with Chef Michael's offerings of delectable dishes that are nothing short of fabulous. What wonderful and creative taste sensations in every dish. Don't miss the $59 Chef's Tasting. Just an exquisite culinary dream! Your welcome in advance!

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