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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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Overall Rating

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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (5)
Tapas (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

excellent place ,, great food , worth the drive ,,,,

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Organic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

They always cater to my food allergies.
We met the chef for the first time.
Have good wine and love the humus (made with mushrooms and dairy free).

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous dining experience. Delicious, creative cuisine. Friendly, competent service. Always a delight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We loved everything about our evening. Our greeting byShelby, our conversation with Chef Lenny , drinks and of course the amazing food. Our favorite restaurant. Love, love, love!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We celebrated my birthday and everything was wonderful. Great duck tacos, salads and tapas. Very interesting drink choices as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Dinner with a friend on Thursday evening at Lola, on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck – her first time there, my second. I’m looking forward to my third, and fourth, and….

When we arrived for our 6:30 p.m. reservation on a Thursday evening, the room was mostly empty, with only two other tables and only two bar seats taken. That changed toward 8 p.m., when I noticed that the place had mostly filled up. Note to self: There’s nothing wrong with an early-ish dinner on a weekday (if I start touting the manifold benefits of blue-plate specials, however, you are invited to reprimand me).

We ordered a bottle of Lecea Tempranillo Crianza 2014 Rioja from the very short list (only 6 red wines offered by the glass or bottle – see attached drinks menu photo). It was OK, inexpensive, and paled in comparison to the quality of the food to come.

Service was knowledgeable and attentive throughout – our waitress knew her stuff, and the busboy cleared plates and filled water glasses timely. It’s very nice when things run like a well-oiled machine.

We decided to forego main courses, and instead shared 3 of the Mezze offerings and 3 of the small plates, which was more than enough food (yes, there was a doggie bag). We had: a squash off-menu special with tzatziki, baba ganoush (eggplant), and roasted cauliflower salad – each was delicious, especially the latter two. The baba ganoush in particular was one of the best I’ve ever had, and trust me, I’ve had plenty! We also shared charred octopus, lamb malawach, and mujadara (see attached food menu photo for descriptions). The dishes’ conceptions were creative, the preparations well-executed, and the results very satisfying. We loitered till well past 9 p.m. and were not rushed out. Lola is not only a high quality establishment, but also a great value. And both street parking and the municipal lot around the corner are free after 6 p.m.!

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best restaurant ever!!! We love it

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was an amazing adventure to Great Neck to an amazing restaurant called Lola the food was incredible The Taste the flavors the presentation the ambiance and everybody that work there were fantastic it is a must for anyone in that area you're so lucky to have them and it is where you want to eat! Chef Lenny Messina is incredible his flavors in all his dishes ......amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Another delightful dining experience. Dependable good food. The duck was done perfectly. Our waiter, Jason, could not have been more charming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was awesome! Creamy hummus!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is been one of my favorite LI restaurants for a very long time. When it changed chefs from Chef Michael to Chef Lenny I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Chef Michael was fantastic tapas. Chef Lenny is incredible Mediterranean. It's a feast. Each item that comes to the table is delicious. The service is fabulous. Everyone that we bring here loves it. Every time I come I look forward to the creations of Chef Lenny and the friendly staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went during LI Winter Restaurant Week and had the best experience. The ambiance was warm and inviting, the food was delicious (try the assortment of mezes as an appetizer, the duck as a main course and the halavah parfait for dessert!) and the service was top-notch (Shelby, the Hostess was delightful and Arthur, our waiter was wonderful!) We would and will go back in a heart-beat!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lola’s is always delicious
And the service is excellent
Great menu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were very satified wih the service and the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Restaurant week meal was disappointing, salmon meatballs were inedible, the duck was great as well as the hummus. Was too noisy in a friday night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was good but. The apps were much better than the entrees for restaurant week. No choice for appetizers they just serve hummus, baba, yogurt, beet spreads and falafel balls with pita. That was all delicious. Entrees very ok. And the place is pretty dirty. Not the tables but the walls and light fixtures, artwork all covered in dust. Not at all appetizing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Just dined at Lola for LI restaurant week . Amazing food . Great value , left stuffed and still had food for the next day's lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

As always the food and service are excellent. They always cater to my food allergies and their wine selection is good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

If you love Mediterranean dishes, then you will LOVE Lola. I am a huge fan of Mediterranean cuisine, so Lola did not disappoint. I loved getting the mezze style, and the drinks and wine weren't too shabby either. We were there as a group of 6 and it was fun. They honored our request for a booth in the corner, which was also very nice. The service is friendly, but not overbearing. The dishes are so fresh and authentic. It was great. The only issue? Street parking in Great Neck - though that night we were fine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fabulous food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The is the first time I can not leave a great review. I ordered the Salmon meatballs and they were to greasy for my taste. But it was the service that was off. Looks like may be a new staff . My 2nd cocktail came when I was almost done with dinner, took a while for my water glass to be refilled.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Date night for my husbands birthday. Nice ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Met longtime friends for a catch-up dinner in a neutral location on the Thursday night of Christmas week. I was intrigued by the menu and noted the many positive reviews. I now get to add one of my own. The restaurant has a cozy feel and the waitstaff was excellent. Not rushing us, but being there when we needed them. The menu is eclectic and everything we ordered was delicious. The Charred Spanish Octopus appetizer was amazing as was the Baba Ganoush and the house specialty Malawach. Mains were all chicken dishes and were terrific even for lunch the next day. The tally was a very reasonable $65 per person with a few glasses of wine.

All in all, I am very happy with this find and will definitely be going back to try the rest of the menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Could have used another 'waitperson' as the restaurant filled up. Probably to the surprise of the management, nearly every table was filled on this wednesday, bitter cold night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always delicious
Great at service
And different Andtasty specials

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything was delicious! We ordered all apps and shareable plates.

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

A tasty cozy meal was just right for a cold December night. The hummus with chicken was the best; but the duck breast was a close second.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love Lola! It's excellent from start to the end! The food is always outstanding with a combination of incredibly
Well orchestrated flavors and attentive and caring service. It's become one of our most favorite spots!

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

The food is just delicious and we loved everything we ordered with the exception of one thing. My husband ordered his salmon medium and it was delivered to him overcooked. He let the server know and they took it back and re-made the dish. The next time around it was so undercooked you could call it raw. It was a thick piece of fish, in fact, I'd call it an overly generous serving but the chef was not able to cook it correctly. The owner (?) or manager did not remove it from the bill but he did buy us dessert. My husband is put off but the rest of the dishes were just too good not to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious Mediterranean restaurant LOVED the food..Favorite date night place. I ate at Lola's for the first time, this past Saturday evening. The food was excellent. The service was great. My husband and I loved everything we ordered you need to savor the food. Because it was tapas we had the good fortune to try many different dishes, it was all fantastic. The staff was really nice and attentive.You can see the chef and owner took pride in their food choices. It was really great to see chef coming out to each table greet his guests and made sure they were happy with his food and service.. amazing... I look forward to going again. I highly recommend Lola's.

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

We love the menu and talk about what we'll order on our way to Lola. Tonight, when we arrived, we decided to ask about the specials. Lucky we did. The lobster bisque and combo tuna/salmon poke were delicious!! The salmon entree with pesto was as delicious as ever. What a great meal.

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

The best restaurant on Long Island. Fabulous, innovative food, great service and hospitality and fantastic owners Michael Ginor and Lenny Messina jr who are also the Chefs.
We had friends drive 2 hours from south jersey, just to eat dinner here for the second time.
Love,love Lola!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was incredible. Ambiance romantic.

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

Love the restaurant. Everything is fresh and served beautifully.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food as before but a little disappointing. The service was not great. Waitress seemed bored and missed telling us About a special dessert. Very noisy tonight and our group could hardly here each other.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was too salty Food was too saltyFood was too saltyFood was too saltyFood was too saltyFood was too salty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great selection for Restaurant week Loved all the apps that were brought out to share Good choice of mains and desserts

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything explodes with flavor. Amazing.

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