Lola - Great Neck

4.7
784 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 784 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Neighborhood gem. Great food and service. We always have a great time there.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, friendly service, great ambiance. Will ret4

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Our group had Father's Day brunch at Lola. When Lola is at its best, it's superb, but the brunch yesterday was very uneven. The hummus and roasted cauliflower were very good, as always. But the chicken and dumplings were hard and unappetizing and the salmon and eggs benedict was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food not only looked good but the depth of flavors in the various dishes was superb!
Loved the Hummus and Baba as appys and we did the Lamb Special, which was smoked and delish as well as the Duck Breast with Foie Gras...spectacular!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Very unique food

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Amazing food and service

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Creative and delicious dishes. The Tasting Menu is pricey but well worth it. You never know what delicacy the chef may serve up and the flavors and textures are an adventure in international cuisine.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I knew from reading reviews that everyone seemed to rate Lola high. It was spot on! From when we walked in until we left everything was perfect. We were a group of 10 and all left saying it was great all around... Food, service, drinks, etc. The staff was also quite helpful.
Definitely a restaurant you want to go back to.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Personal attention by the Chef Michael Ginor adds that “special touch” which makes Lola stand out. The seared four gras was outstanding. Go for the tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

One word: Yum!!!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great place but the food took way longer to come out than it should have. The place was empty with just another 2 diners in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always excellent

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Lola is the most outstanding place to eat. You will not be disappointed. We have tried many of the dishes on the menu and they are all mouthwatering delicious. The foie gras is a must. Michael Ginor is one of the best chefs on the planet. All the dishes are unique. A lot of thought and creativity is put into every plate to make it as flavorful as possible. The staff is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Lola is everything a restaurant should be and more. We love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Love,love this place for any occasion consistently excellent and unique.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was delicious. I would suggest that the branzino have something else on the plate. The schnitzel is served over potatoes. Perhaps the branzino should be served with a side as well.
Halvah dessert amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful Mothers day brunch at Lola! Not only was they food absolutely delicious! Our waitstaff were is so kind, friendly, professional and looked after our needs. I was so impressed each time someone came to make sure everything was good and that we were happy. We loved the babaganush, the tatziki, and the salmon and steak were outstanding! Thank you Lola for making our day so relaxing and delicious! We can't wait to come back to a new found gem!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lola's never disappoints. We have been going to Lola's for dinner and special occasions for several years. We have enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch two years in a row. We have spent New Year's with Lola's and had many, many dinners. The meze is fantastic, the main dishes are consistently high quality and the halvah semifredo desert is definitely my favorite. Three cheers to the chef and the staff....

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place is perfect for dates. Romantic atmosphere, attentive staff, awesome food
..my date was very happy and impressed.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner. Service and food was excellent. Exec Chef came out twice to meet us and talk to us. It was a very special night.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I was very impressed by the taste of everything we ordered. The hummus tasted amazing & the presentation was beautiful. The grilled cauliflower was out of this world and again it was arranged so nicely. I never saw the tiny yellow mushrooms that look like pasta before. The fig-Ure it out Martini was very different & very good The fresh herbs were apparent in every bite. It was my first time dining there & I plan to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Consistently fantastic,creative food. Ambiance not so great as is the noise level.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. It’s restaurant week and they came up with some new dishes that were absolutely delicious. The farm to table theme prevails well in their menu selections and the fresh products of produce and meats they get from the upstate farms are always of excellent quality. The cooks are amazing. You can tell they truly enjoy making up new dishes and the staff is always very friendly and accommodating. I’m a regular and they always cater to my multiple food allergies. I never have to worry. Both my fiancée and I have decided that we will always be going to them during restaurant week not only because of the price reduction but also because of the originality, taste and presentation of their dishes. They also were very generous with the food portions too and we plan on enjoying our leftovers and remembering our beautiful meal.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Last night's meal for restaurant week was delicious. All three chefs, Michael, Lenny and Danny were there and it just made the meal that much better. Service is great there every time we go. Our waiter, Anthony made sure we had everything we needed before we asked. It's mostly a Mediterranean cuisine with a lot of twists that make it special. The Halava parfait dessert is a must have. I highly recommend going.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Love the large array of appetizers & small plates they give for restaurant week. Mains were an interesting blend of herbs & spices. Food there never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This place was recommended to me and I almost didn't go. What a loss that would have been for me! I went for restaurant week, since I always go to NYC restaurant week, didn't know what to expect. I found out soon enough that I have been wasting my time, going into Manhattan when there are fantastic restaurants like LoLa right here! The waitress was so kind and informative. Then we began getting our appetizers...little tasting bites from heaven! OMG, and there were so many little dishes, one more delicious than the next. My son ordered the duck breast and I ordered the lamb. They were both absolutely fabulous! My lamb was so tender and moist, the seasoning delicious without being overpowering. His duck breast was well prepared and also delicious. The plates were ample and nicely arranged (unlike some places on NYC restaurant week). I enjoyed every bite! The desserts were so good and sweet and delicious! I am so glad that I did not miss this chance to go, because it is now on my favorites list. Everyone should try it!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Went for restaurant week. So much food and so delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Restaurant Week! Mezze’s were deeelicious. Tzaiki, hummus, falafel, beets, Israeli salad with perfectly warmed pita.
Then Duck with foie gras ($10 additional) was melt in your mouth fabulous.
Stuffed but always room for dessert-chocolate cake w coffee ice cream, halva parfait and rose water meringue were superb!
Shelby and Lenny are 5 Star!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Food was very sophisticated with unexpected combinations, all beautifully blended and presented. Even though this is a local neighborhood restaurant, the food is transporting.
How do I redeem my dining points?

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Fabulous dining during Restaurant Week! We will definitely return again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent choice of dishes. Server was very helpful in suggesting wine. Lovely ambiance in the restaurant. Good location.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wonderful, delicious!
Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food as always. They outdo themselves on Restaurant Week. While the whole table must join in, they bring you an entire spread of the most delicious appetizers. They included hummus with pomegranates, eggplant pureed 2 ways, a cauliflower and then a beet dish. Our friends who dined there for the first time were ecstatic.
The men had a lamb entree, the women duck with foie gras. It was so good no one offered to give sample bites.
The fig cocktail is a favorite. The service friendly and knowledgeable.
A plus

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food. Highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great innovative food

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The tasting menu at $55 continues to be the best food buy on Long Island - literally a feast.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful food service ambiance. Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food fresh and delicious, service could have been slightly better

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We've been here several times. Merissa and Shelby are amazing, lovely girls. Their excellent and friendly service matches the unique and delicious food choices. The drink specials are fun too. Such a great place. Great date night anytime.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My favorite restaurant! Excellent food and service!

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