Lola - Great Neck

4.7
858 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 858 People Are Saying
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n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haver been coming here for a few years and it just keeps getting better!!
my new favorite north shore restaurant!

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s
New York Area
536 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu is absolutely wonderful. Service is very good. Best restaurant with hard working staff and memorable food experience.

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. The food is consistently delicious, the wait staff is knowledgeable, attentive and pleasant. The chef will stop by your table to see how you are enjoying your dining experience.
I love this restaurant.

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FG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Great menu with creative choices and large portions. Good service, too. Elegant atmosphere. But not stuffy. Not too noisy, either. We will definitely be back and highly recommend.

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots. Food is consistently excellent.

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NT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Lola's many times but the Restaurant Week menu recently was just GREAT.
Instead of the usual 3 appetizer course choices most restaurants offer Lola serves a multi dish (7-8) course of mezze - a sort of tapas with warm pita bread. We went both Sunday 11/4 and then again Sunday 11/11. After the mezze we tried both the duck and lamb main courses - again both were excellent. The desert course was also very creative and different.

Since Restaurant Week has ended go in and try their foie gras or duck - you won't be disappointed.

Michael & Lenny - thanks again for the usual great culinary experience!!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place was buzzing. Food was delicous. Service was good. Good location. Great place to eat overall.

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TC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I have been to Lola many times, often during restaurant weeks, as otherwise it is a bit pricy. I always enjoy the food, find it creative, well prepared, and nicely presented. However, the noise level has become unbearable. I have seen couples give up trying to speak, and they text each other. Each time I go, which is several times a year, it seems to be louder and less pleasant. I wouldn't mind the price if the atmosphere was more comfortable, but I dislike yelling at my dinner partner. Probably won't go back again. Sorry, Lola, but there are ways to soften the noise level. No wonder the waiter needs to ask twice what we are ordering......

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LI
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner there, as always. I can't think of a better restaurant in Nassau County.

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LE
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious, interesting beautifully prepared food ...make a dinner of wine and small plates so you can taste everything!

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s
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Girls nite out for restaurant week. Fabulous appetizers ,delicious mains with a lot left over and great dessert. Lots of fun!

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F
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Restaurant Week menus out there. I was full after a glass of wine and about 6 mezes with bread. Grilled cauliflower was a favorite. Our lamb, eggant anf tahini entree was hot and delish. Had the shaved halvah custard sundae which was yummy. 12 hrs later I'm still full!

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was spectacular. Everything was delicious. Great vegetarian and fish options. The actual restaurant's atmosphere was nice and it was very elegant.

The rules regarding restaurant week weren't clear online and then were a bit confusing in person.
The dessert menu was limited. However, the dessert itself was delicious.

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Awesome. Love the food n service. Best staff and menu options. Marissa is the best!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week was so worth it. Tons of starters. Was so full.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service and love the food. The server was extremely attentive and we loved dinner.

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is fantastic! Loved the appetizers and Lamb. Cannot wait to go back.

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D
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Lola has become one of our favorites. Perfection!

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CT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, but could use a bit more variation from week to week.

excellent service.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Lola!! Amazing food and friendly service. Very accommodating with regards to food sensitivities

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e
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love the food
Sat at the bar the bar tender was super attentive

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AB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter made suggestions and we took them. Each dish was more delicious and full of multiple sensations of taste and spices! Must have the lamb pizza! Wonderful place to eat for any occasion. This was my birthday dinner! Great choice!

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I return as much as I can over the past 8 yrs.
It’s one of the best restaurants in Nassau County with a diverse Mediterranean fusion menu

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M
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
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 on October 11, 2018
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
16 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
537 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
28 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
18 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
537 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
8 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
537 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate staff. Delicious food. Beautiful decor.

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