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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
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Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Had a great small plates dinner while sitting at the bar. Everyone was very helpful and gave great recommendations.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

After we shared all the tasty and beautifully presented small plates, we had no room for our own dinner sized plate! We will definitely be back! Especially for the specials of the day!! Yummy!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. . Foie gras is the best meal I've ever tasted. Every dish we have tried has been so outstandingly delicious. Love this place. Service is excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food, great ambience! My husband and I are huge fans of this restaurant!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food and service was good. I don't like the seating arrangement when you are on top of the people next to you . Difficult to find, had to go around a couple of times. Sign was too small. It's next to a movie theatre and traffic is heavy there so give yourself time.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We truly enjoyed our experience here. The food was delicious and service was great. We will definitely eat here again when we are in the area.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Lola never disappoints. This time we split four small plates which were all fresh and tasty. Topped it all off with the heavenly halva parfait. There's nothing like it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Dining at Lola's is always a solid 10! It is a neighborhood restaurant with a NYC feel. Chef Michael & Lenny never disappoint and the specials of the day are yummy.
Team Lola rocks

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 18, 2017

High end food at moderate prices. Eclectic Mediterranean menu. Roasted Brussels sprouts are a must-have. Small plates are a good choice for those who want variety and yet keep the price down. Great special cocktails. One of the best in Great Neck.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Lola is great food creatively prepared. Great choices . Too much oil in prep so calorically can be too much if you are watching !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We had a lovely meal at Lola. The service was attentive and pleasant. I liked the lighting not too dark. although my date had a hard time reading the tiny font in the menu. Our drinks were really tasty I had the beach themed cocktail and it was a flashback to the carribean. My salmon was perfect, as was the Fattoush salad. My date had a special he thought it was really delicious. The specials sold out earlier we noted that just as an point. Overall we liked Lola and would recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Always one of my favorites, especially babaganoush, Brussels sprouts, and hummus dishes.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We came here for Valentine's Day after meeting Shelby when we went in for a drink one afternoon before a movie next door. She's friendly and sweet and she told us all about the food so we were intrigued. I made a res for V-Day and they had a really great prix-fixe menu that was a great value. The chef was wonderful and came by everyone's table throughout the evening checking on things. The whole staff is wonderful and I will go back again and again. Love this place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Been to Lola's many times. Tonight Chef Lenny prepared a tasting menu for us. It was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful , innovative food. Excellent service .We will return again soon

Tags: Healthy, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This restaurant is so good that we go there at least twice a month.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Casual, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Great food great service and great ambience food is creative and interesting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Went for restaurant week. Table was full of appetizers. Had duck which was really good

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great service and food. Waitress was very accommodating. Made the experience better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Can't say enough about Lola. Staff was attentive, nice, friendly, etc. Waitress, hostess, even the chef came out to chat. Food was beyond amazing. Overall a great dining experience

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Love love love Lola.. Food and service exceptional! Michael and Lenny and team cook the most creative delicious food. I had a 60th birthday party for 80 people with dancing and it was amazing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2017

We went to Lola's during Restaurant week.
They waitress immediately told us that either the entire table does the 3 course price fix or all have to order off the menu.
We were glad we did since the appetizers offered were abundant and very tasty.
My compliant with only 4 choices, I don't eat fish, don't feel like vegetarian is worth going out for and I don't like duck.
That left the Chicken which I knew from he start I wouldn't like what it was served with. I asked to just have plain rice and was told I couldn't. The rice came with chic peas and Lentils which I do not like and i felt those ingredients took over the dish.
I understand with Price Fix it's hard to make substitutions, but for a guest not to eat their dinner also seems unreasonable.

Overall, my dining guest loved the place and their choices.
Our waitress was excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The food is very tasty. The cauliflower is the absolute best. I highly recommend the salmon. The ambiance is super chill and comfortable. The decor is low key but classy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Unique and very clean tasting food. A great sharing menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a fabulous New Year's Eve dinner here. The chef was able to make a custom pre fix menu for our vegetarian friends and it was amazing. Our city friends loves it as well!! Service was great and I cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Everyone at Lola was very helpful with accommodating my food allergies, great service, great menu, wonderful staff. The food was delicious!!! I would recommend this restaurant and will be back to dine again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Loved the duck pizza... And always the Brussels sprouts

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 18, 2016

From the moment my husband and I walked in we enjoyed the restaurant experience, food service etc. this will be our go to place for sure!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Everything here is delicious!!! We ordered several small hot and cold apps with the cod tacos... YUMM!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Lovely spot to eat with friends. We got to taste wonderful tapas to share and were able to converse with each other in a comfortable setting.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Dined on Saturday evening. I earlier requested a specific table but, alas, it was previously requested by another diner. However, with the reservation confirmation telephone call I was presented with several table options and when we arrived there was actually an adjacent perfect table available for us with red, high-backed chairs.
Kudos to the hostess and the restaurant to make the extra effort into accommodating my table request.

Always enjoy the food as well as the service and tonight was no exception.
The hummus is ALWAYS top notch and fresh.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Disappointed...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Love the food at Lola, it never disappoints

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

best restaurant in the area. eclectic menu. can try new foods

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

As always the food was delicious and creative with ample portions. We have been to Lola's numerous times for dinner. This time we entertained a friend and her baby for brunch. The choices were all interesting ranging from more typical brunch with a flair, to the very unusual. The chef even came out to discuss a pureed sweetpotato he prepared for the child's meal.
All rated the brunch A plus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

My husband and I love Lola! Every time the food is delicious. The tzatziki is as authentic as I've been able to find! Menu is always interesting and fresh

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2016

A neighborhood gem... We love coming here. The food is off the charts and it's nice to go to a great restaurant that's within walking distance.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Outstanding dinner during Long Island Restaurant Week. The mezze - a selection of about seven appetizers with pita bread - covered the entire table and was a meal in itself. The duck entree was also delicious. e look forward to going back soon. The service was not as attentive as it should have been, especially when we needed to get the check in order to get to a show on time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Had a reservation for 7pm. I was told by the hostess before I sat I had to be done by a specific time.l. I found that odd. The food was very good but the service was slow especially after I was told had to be done by a certain time

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2016

The food was quite good but not as good as I expected. Hummus was amazing, Mezze were excellent as was teh duck. The restaurant week salmon dish was lower than average.

I will go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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