Lola - Great Neck

4.7
802 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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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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
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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Have been here several tines, food is always outstanding

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

So yummy !

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Lola's was wonderful, as usual, for their creative, beautifully presented, and delicious Mediterranean plates to share. It is easy to find choices for my vegetarian husband - he never leaves hungry!! Their pita is fabulous also. We eat here regularly. Don't miss the halvah dessert - it is to die for!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great place, chefs were very attentive. Service and food were outstanding. We got the chefs tasting menu

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

First visit to this exceptional little gem. Very nice ambience. Excellent service. a gentleman who I believe was the owner came to us several times to make recommendations and to follow-up to make sure that we were satisfied with our choices. The food was excellent and definitely different from the typical fare.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was great. Enjoyed would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Booked this restaurant based on other reviews. Exceeded expectations in every way..food, service, price,atmosphere. Ordered the chef's selections. Unique and delectable variety of foods. So delicious we all ate more than we thought possible. Highly recommended and will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The food was great. Only thing I would say is we waited a long time to get our food, even just very simple appetizers.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent tasting menu

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

My husband and I dined at Lola last night and I must say.... the cuisine is a huge twist on Mediterranean food. I was a bit skeptical about going there because my husband usually is not too fond of that type of cuisine but we decided to give it a try anyway! Firstly, I must say that the meals went way beyond our expectations. Everything we ordered was simply delicious and had great flavor. We were delighted with the service and the fact that the chef took the time to walk around the restaurant to check on the guests. We will surely be returning here with our family and friends.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Have eaten here many times and am grateful to have a consistently excellent meal every time we come. We had the hummus with chick pea special. Thick and delicious. The other special we ordered was the falafal sliders and they were so good. The salmon was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Wine, good food and good company always make for a perfect meal.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Neighborhood gem. Great food and service. We always have a great time there.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent food, friendly service, great ambiance. Will ret4

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Our group had Father's Day brunch at Lola. When Lola is at its best, it's superb, but the brunch yesterday was very uneven. The hummus and roasted cauliflower were very good, as always. But the chicken and dumplings were hard and unappetizing and the salmon and eggs benedict was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food not only looked good but the depth of flavors in the various dishes was superb!
Loved the Hummus and Baba as appys and we did the Lamb Special, which was smoked and delish as well as the Duck Breast with Foie Gras...spectacular!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Very unique food

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Amazing food and service

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Creative and delicious dishes. The Tasting Menu is pricey but well worth it. You never know what delicacy the chef may serve up and the flavors and textures are an adventure in international cuisine.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I knew from reading reviews that everyone seemed to rate Lola high. It was spot on! From when we walked in until we left everything was perfect. We were a group of 10 and all left saying it was great all around... Food, service, drinks, etc. The staff was also quite helpful.
Definitely a restaurant you want to go back to.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Personal attention by the Chef Michael Ginor adds that “special touch” which makes Lola stand out. The seared four gras was outstanding. Go for the tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

One word: Yum!!!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great place but the food took way longer to come out than it should have. The place was empty with just another 2 diners in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always excellent

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Lola is the most outstanding place to eat. You will not be disappointed. We have tried many of the dishes on the menu and they are all mouthwatering delicious. The foie gras is a must. Michael Ginor is one of the best chefs on the planet. All the dishes are unique. A lot of thought and creativity is put into every plate to make it as flavorful as possible. The staff is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Lola is everything a restaurant should be and more. We love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Love,love this place for any occasion consistently excellent and unique.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was delicious. I would suggest that the branzino have something else on the plate. The schnitzel is served over potatoes. Perhaps the branzino should be served with a side as well.
Halvah dessert amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful Mothers day brunch at Lola! Not only was they food absolutely delicious! Our waitstaff were is so kind, friendly, professional and looked after our needs. I was so impressed each time someone came to make sure everything was good and that we were happy. We loved the babaganush, the tatziki, and the salmon and steak were outstanding! Thank you Lola for making our day so relaxing and delicious! We can't wait to come back to a new found gem!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lola's never disappoints. We have been going to Lola's for dinner and special occasions for several years. We have enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch two years in a row. We have spent New Year's with Lola's and had many, many dinners. The meze is fantastic, the main dishes are consistently high quality and the halvah semifredo desert is definitely my favorite. Three cheers to the chef and the staff....

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place is perfect for dates. Romantic atmosphere, attentive staff, awesome food
..my date was very happy and impressed.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner. Service and food was excellent. Exec Chef came out twice to meet us and talk to us. It was a very special night.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I was very impressed by the taste of everything we ordered. The hummus tasted amazing & the presentation was beautiful. The grilled cauliflower was out of this world and again it was arranged so nicely. I never saw the tiny yellow mushrooms that look like pasta before. The fig-Ure it out Martini was very different & very good The fresh herbs were apparent in every bite. It was my first time dining there & I plan to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Consistently fantastic,creative food. Ambiance not so great as is the noise level.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. It’s restaurant week and they came up with some new dishes that were absolutely delicious. The farm to table theme prevails well in their menu selections and the fresh products of produce and meats they get from the upstate farms are always of excellent quality. The cooks are amazing. You can tell they truly enjoy making up new dishes and the staff is always very friendly and accommodating. I’m a regular and they always cater to my multiple food allergies. I never have to worry. Both my fiancée and I have decided that we will always be going to them during restaurant week not only because of the price reduction but also because of the originality, taste and presentation of their dishes. They also were very generous with the food portions too and we plan on enjoying our leftovers and remembering our beautiful meal.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Last night's meal for restaurant week was delicious. All three chefs, Michael, Lenny and Danny were there and it just made the meal that much better. Service is great there every time we go. Our waiter, Anthony made sure we had everything we needed before we asked. It's mostly a Mediterranean cuisine with a lot of twists that make it special. The Halava parfait dessert is a must have. I highly recommend going.

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