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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.
Great Neck, NY 11021
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private parties and off-site catering are available.
Public Lot Located off Maple Drive, Behind Restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lola - Great Neck Ratings and Reviews
Lola's menu is full of inventive healthy options. Their mostly Middle Eastern menu includes creative salads, fish and meats. The servicewas attentive. Noise level was a bit much for serious conversation, bit we would go back. Good restaurants in Great Neck are becoming scarce.
Great meal and service. All dishes were delicious. Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, octopus and salmon were all perfection
Will go w more people next time so we can order more of their delicious food
Always try their specials
The jerusalem artichoke soup was fantastic
Restaurant week at Lola’s was stellar!!!! Meze for Table was delicious and endless.
2 had the chicken (always great)
I was adventurous and tried the duck (it was amazing -like Shepard pie in skillet) and my husband had the fish balls-they were terrific!!!! Oh my then desert-we had one of each and the apple pavlova was superb!!!
Lenny you outdid yourself and Shelby it was great to see you.
Wildly beyond my expectations. Thought it would be a good mediterranean / middle eastern style restaurant, but it was miles ahead. The baba ghanouj was some of the best I've ever had. The cauliflower, which we ordered based on our server's recommendation (otherwise we would've completely ignored it) was phenomenal. The chicken schnitzel was also great. Would strongly recommend this place. Vibe is great for a date night or a meal with friends.
As always, Lola's does not disappoint. Very comfortable and warm atmosphere. The service is outstanding and friendly. Michael Ginor is the most outstanding chef. Every dish we have ever tried here is so mouthwatering. If I had to pick a favorite dish, it would be the foie gras which is so incredibly delicious. It is so hard to choose from all the succulent selections that we get an assortment of small plates and share. We over order so we have leftovers to bring home and enjoy again the next day. The food at Lola's is the best!
Sorry, but this review is sad to leave as Lola had always been a favorite of ours in the area. Although we were seated as I requested in our favorite table, the food was just not up to our liking. Granted it could be because we did not know what exactly how a dish might taste but we were both just disappointed in the appetizer and one entree.
We had the crispy brussel sprouts which would have been ok if they were not swimming in an overly-sweet fish oil/honey sauce of some sort. If the sauce was lightly drizzled on the dish is one thing but to have the sauce everywhere on every brussel sprout and sitting in a puddle of sauce was just too much sweetness which we thought ruined the dish.
We were unable to eat more than a few bits of it and had to send it away (which they took off the bill).
The chicken schnitzel was another miss for me. It just seemed to be overly deep fried and not exactly too tender either. The diners next to us also ordered the dish and seemed to struggle through it too.
Luckily, a special that night was lamb skewers which were tender and tasty over a bed of pilaf. This was an enjoyable dish.
Wow. What a great meal. Thankfully we were four people so we could share a lot of dishes
We had five mezzes. Loved all but the hummus (too heavy). Cauliflower salad so good. Fatouch salad fresh and delicious. Octopus cooked perfectly
Hanger steak and salmon perfect
Blondie for dessert with a candle. Great ending. Very good service
Lola's is such an outstanding restaurant. Everything we have ever ordered here has been excellent. Its hard to order because everything on the menu is a unique food tasting experience. This last visit we tried the tomahawk steak special. It was mouthwatering delicious and cooked to perfection. When we dine here, we actually moan with delight after each mouthful. We like to order a bunch of different plates and share so we can enjoy a bigger selection of these fabulous dishes. What a fantastic talented chef. What a fabulous restaurant.
We love going to Lola's. It is one of the few restaurants that we return to over and over.
The food is always fresh and delicious. We love to share all the little plates - we never get to the main dishes!!
We feel special when Lenny, the owner/chef, comes to our table. He is very personable!
We will be back again!!!
Lovely service, delicious small plates. The four of us had a variety of mezes and small plates and then each had an entree. Next time I would consider doing all small plates for the fun of it. Each one had a decent amount per person and the variety was wonderful. The halvah parfait dessert was outstanding and enough for two...very rich.
There truly are not enough superlatives to describe the experience of a meal at Lola. My friend and I opted for tasting as many small plates are possible, and both of us concluded this was one of the best meals of our longtime foodie lives.
Everything we tried, including familiar dishes such as falafel or Baba ganoush, had some new twist to it, some different flavor or texture combination that made the usually ordinary, outstanding.
From a special of sunchokes (which was fairly new to us) to the duck breast with foie gras, there was nothing we didn't marvel at. (OK, I am NEVER a fan of peppers, so I let my friend finish off that dish, which she loved. That's the only thing I didn't try).
It was all exquisite and memorable, and my congrats to chef Lenny Messina and owner Michael Ginor... who were both there and checking up on how everyone was doing. Could not possibly recommend this restaurant more highly.
Every thing about Lola was exceptional. We had a drink at the bar waiting for our friends and Marissa was very helpful at explaining their specialty cocktails and she showed use the menu and made suggestions for dinner. The food was exceptional. We asked to meet the chef and Lenny came out and introduced himself. He is young and talented. Everyone in our party could not stop raving about the food. The combination of ingredient's , and spices were blended and prepared perfectly. We can't wait to go back, hopefully Marissa is our server again.
My husband and I love coming to LOLA and having their chef's tasting menu. Chef Lenny is the nicest and most accommodating chef we have ever encountered. The food is always fresh, fun, and delicious. The servers are also very knowledgeable and friendly, as are the bus staff.
Chef Lenny was amazing. We had a tasting menu for four. One person has slightly different food requirements so he customized the dishes. Each dish that came out was delicious as well as a delightful surprise in its presentation. There service was superb. Could not have had any better meal or experience.
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