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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

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (9)
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Healthy (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
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Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Our dinner at Lola was delicious as always. We love the small plates to share and we never get to the entrees!! Fun and yummy evening - even though we did not get a visit from Chef Lenny this time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Love the small plates so you can try a little bit of different things. Fantastic flavors. Lovely service. And great ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Lola continues to be one of the very few outstanding restaurants on Long Island.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

After reading many great reviews about LOLA we decided to try it for our anniversary. On a Tuesday evening, the restaurant was moderately crowded. Our server Stephanie was very attentive. I enjoyed the organic chicken, very moist. My husband loved the duck over spinach. Of course the brussel sprouts were amazing, the hummus very creamy. If I had to voice one negative it would be the cappuccino. The size of the cup was 4 sips. Totally not worth the price. That being said, we would gladly return for another occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

i love the food at Lola, however this time everything we had was VERY VERY salty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The appetizers were absolutely outstanding. The entrees were rather mediocre. When we come back, it will be just for Mezzo ( appetizers), which were made to perfection.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Bottom line: yes, I'd go back even though it is not conveniently located for me. Young servers are knowledgeable and very pleasant. Small plates are not that small and several can make a meal. Baba ganoush, hummus w/warm pita, crispy Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are delicious. Chicken schnitzel was excellent (but how about trying it with panko crumbs or how about pork or veal schnitzel?). Branzino was nicely prepared, but plate looked bare with not a single other thing on it (some vegetable, even a lettuce leaf for color?). Crispy lamb small plate was merely a lamb burger on a toasted pita cut in 4--ok but not exciting. The halvah parfait was not exactly a parfait but it was unusual and absolutely delicious.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Everything we ate was interesting, different and every mouthful made you want more!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We always have a great time and great meal here.
When in doubt ask the wait staff for a recommendation and they always have decent options to choose from.
Service was outstanding and friendly.
We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

appeizers were delicious. I feel like the regular chef was not in the kitchen that night as the mains were not as good as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! I made reservations for Mothers Day not realizing it was a set menu. Staff was super accommodating when I explained that I was vegan. The chef came out to speak to me and came up with plenty of delicious options

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We celebrated Mother's Day 2017 at Lola's and the experience was fantastic. The food, service & atmosphere was perfect. My 6 year old boy wanted chicken nuggets and fries, and even though it was very busy, and they had a fixed menu for the holiday, they accommodated us. My son said the nuggets and fries were the best he ever had---LOL! We shared the duck, salmon and chicken dishes, all 3 were excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent from start to finish! Service and food were top notch! Fresh, quality ingredients prepared in a delicious way! Can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have always had great meals at Lola's. wonderful food- creative, ample portions, served fresh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Organic, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Amazing creative healthy food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

This is my go to place. The service is superb friendly staff and the ambiance is soft and cozy. The food is fresh prepared well and the fombinations always excite your taste buds

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Loved this restaurant so much. The service was amazing and the food was delicious! I would come back here every week if I lived close enough!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Husband & I always love dinning at Lola -great food, service & ambiance!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great restaurant week dinner. Appetizer mezze was enough food to be a meal. Fried sunflower root --amazing! Would have liked a salad as a choice. Chicken schwarma was delish but odd to have indian spice at a mediterranean restaurant. Salmon was also very good. Cobbler dessert was more like a soup than a cobbler but didnt go there for the dessert anyway. Will definitely be back when its not restaurant week.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

A wonderful Sunday evening dinner after the movies. We ordered three spreads and shared them. One better than the other. I had the branzino which was moist and so flavorful. I could have made a meal out of the lentils with their warm pita bread. Everything we ate was so tasty. The only thing we didn't realize and was disappointed is that on the Long Island Restaurant Week menu both parties have to participate. First time we encountered such a stipulation. However Lola's with its delicious food, congenial professional staff, and contemporary ambiance is still on our MUST FREQUENT list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Tapas, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We love dining there, tried all the food. Everything is delicious, fresh and so tasty.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Delicious way to celebrate restaurant week! Fabulous restaurant

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Rest week
We enjoyed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Very generous first course portions of traditional middle Eastern appetizers. Most, I thought
we're too salty ( and I like salty dishes!). The main dish, duck, was fine, and was well constructed. Again, the serving was very generous. We had a lovely Spanish Rose which was
reasonably priced at 32 dollars the bottle. All in all, an enjoyable evening... Go lighter on the salt, and we will return. Our visit was part of Prix Fix restaurant week, 2017.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Pricey but exceptional Middle Eastern food. Unusually spiced dishes. Beautiful presentation. Comfortable seating but noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Family get together

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Amazing food every time we visit!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The best restaurant in Long Island!

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

The second time was better than the first. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Our appetizers of grilled cauliflower salad and 2 types of hummus with pita were all great. All of us loved our entrees of branzino, chicken, duck and schnitzel. What made our experience so wonderful was our server Stephanie. She was knowledgeable and personable and had some great recommendations especially for my choice of white wine. My friend's dessert of chocolate macaroons with chocolate covered matzoh was delish. And we received an extra dessert not even on the menu made just for us. Smart to do and very much appreciated. Will definitely return and ask for Stephanie!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Everything we had was delicious!!! The staff was so attentive and friendly. Will definitely go back!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Excellent food. Me and my daughter eat plant based diets, my brother in law is a carnivore and eats gluten free and my sister in law is not restricted in her choices. There was something delicious for us all. My daughter and I really enjoyed the Mezze vegetable dishes (roasted cauliflower, Israeli salad, green eggplant salad and beet salad without burrata. They were all really well done with interesting flavors. My favorites were the cauliflower and green eggplant salad. My brother in law had the hanger steak which he said was excellent and my sister in law had the chicken schnitzel, which she loved. My brother in law had the halva parfait, which he described as "outstanding". They didn't have any vegan dessert options on the menu, which was a disappointment. The staff was very gracious and came up with a passion fruit sorbet for my daughter and I. It was nice and light.
My main wishes are for the chef to put a vegan entree option and dessert option on the menu.
The staff was a little spread out. I noticed our server was doubling at the bar, so she had a lot to handle.
I would definitely go back again.
A lovely dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Outstanding! My friend and I enjoyed the food and the wait staff was friendly, helpful and attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Someone highly recommended this place to us.
But it was a great let down. Food was suppose to be Mediterranean but but a confused mix of flavours that left us underwhelmed.
The best thing on the menu were the Churros in a Mediterranean restaurant.
Never recommending it to anyone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Blowout mind again ... the Chefs are just fantastic !!
The flavors are just outstanding !!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

absolutely outstanding in every way, food and hospitality were fantastic. waitress gaby knew the menu and chef lenny came to the table too. small plates were shareable, larger plates were also shareable for the 4 of us. fresh ingredients served in a very imaginative way. hummus, baba ganoush, lamb cigars , great tzizki were outstanding. and the topper was the halvah parfait for dessert. cant wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Love everything

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Went with another couple and everything was delightful - from the service to the food!

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We are always amazed every time we dine here. It is one of the most excellent restaurants around. Their food selections are inventive, unique and delicious. The foie gras may be best we've had anywhere(including Paris). The service is always efficient and friendly and the prices, quite reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Tapas, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Finally a good eatery in great neck !!
Generous portions and some exotic unusual dishes .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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