Lola Seattle

4.7
3276 reviews
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Mediterranean
Chef Tori Mann presents rustic Mediterranean cuisine at Lola, another in the Tom Douglas family of exceptional downtown restaurants. Don’t miss our ouzo sizzling kebabs, steaming savory tagines or our grilled to order pita bread, brought to us fresh from our own Dahlia bread bakery right across the street, twice daily. Located in the heart of the bustling Belltown neighborhood, Lola offers the perfect urban dining experience in it’s upbeat environment, just minutes from downtown shopping and theatre to the south and great music and night life to the north on fourth avenue. We’re committed to a green community, composting 75% of waste and supporting our local growers.
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MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places for lunch, so it was nice to try dinner there. Our server was delightful.

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B
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The made to order brunch doughnuts alone get 5 stars. I give it 4 because service wasn't great this time around. I have been here before and the service was great, so I think it was a one-time occurrence and basing this review off the experience I used OpenTable for.

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AE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed brunch at Lola. We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time after enjoying a seat by the Hotel Andra fireplace. The food and drinks were great, as usual, and my children are obsessed with Lola's bacon. I wish we had saved room for Coconut Cream pie! Next time...

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M
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch as always. Coffee not as good (strong) as I remember. Kid loves it, service is solid. Toms breakfast never disappoints.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Lola’s for the first time. Cute dining room but a bit crowded. Servers launched out of the bar area right into our table.

Service was good. Wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The Lola Mary was a nice spice Bloody Mary. The coffee was good. We had a house made English Muffin, which was amazing. Bread! I got the asparagus scramble. The cheese was great with the Smokey bacon. The toast was superb. The potatoes were prefect smashed roasted treats.

We had to have the triple coconut cream pie, the signature dessert by Tom Douglas Dahlia Bakery (just across the street.

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ES
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the service and selection of food, stuffed peppers and leg shank could have been more flavorful.

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DW
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really had a great time. The food was really good, and we had a great waitress who helped us create a wonderful meal!

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AA
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Had the Bennie which was good. But the pancakes were out of this world!! The mascarpone spread was amazing! Service was fantastic too! Loved it!

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b
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had a reservation at 7:45, which was confirmed via several e-mails from open table. When I arrived at the restaurant, there was no reservation in the system. I had to eat elsewhere.

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and received a gift desert from Chef. Very recommend.

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VL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely recommend for fantastic desserts, especially the doughnuts or coconut cream pie, but main dishes were just ok. Service was slow. Pleasant overall.

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BS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been to Lola many times. The food is always good. Reservations are necessary since they fill up pretty quickly.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful birthday breakfast at Lola! My latte was pitch-perfect, the scramble was velvety, and the smashed potatoes are totally indulgent. Birthday donuts were an amazing end to the meal!

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DT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Didn't realize it was restaurant week, but grateful for the event. Very good value for a fantastic meal.

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HG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and a nice varied menu with small and large plate options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service!! Great martinis 🍸

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JS
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Eggs Benedict, excellent service! This is my go to breakfast spot. The menu is fresh, the food is creative yet substantial. Always great.

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TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The menu is interesting and the food well prepared, but the value is somewhat deficient. Portions could have been more balanced for the price.

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JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful experience dining at Lola with my friends was! Looking forward to next time!

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J
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Great atmosphere as well. We will definitely be coming back for many years!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent! Service was slow. When I make a reservation I expect to be seated at that time not 20 minutes later. Lola needs to work on managing their table availability.

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a
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing service is excellent the value of the money is worth it
I’ll definitely come back again next visit to Seattle

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DM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have a great meal at Lola. It's centrally located. Food is Mediterranean-based, but with a creative take. Both small plates and traditional entrees. Fine wine list with several excellent Greek wines. I did point out that the dessert wine list is missing a representative from Samos--my personal favorite (and I'm not alone), but the Mavrodaphne was just fine. Nice atmosphere and the noise level supported easy conversation. Service was exceptional--very friendly and efficient. I look forward to going back (and I'll be checking the dessert wines!!)

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time the 3 people had ever been to Lola and they did not disappoint. The food and service were great and they all said they would visit again.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wasn’t one of my absolute favorite meals I had in Seattle. Food was great and so was the service. Highly recommend

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AP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service. Would highly recommend. One of the best all around meals I have had in a while and a reasonable price.

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KT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Lola was lovely. Though it was a bit loud from a boisterous table next to use, my friend and I had a great time. Our server, Cassie was knowledgable, kind, made great recommendations, and always appeared whenever we need anything. All the food we tried was fabulous. I will definitely be returning.

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NV
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, ambience, and great for a group of 6!
I will definitely go back again. The spreads, veggies, and kebabs were all delicious. Definitely get the donuts too!!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Been dining at Lola many times over the years. Food is always A+ but service has really gone downhill. The woman who showed us to our table didn't know whether she could transfer our bar tab (?). Our server quickly took our order and we received our appetizer and meals within minutes of each other after we'd only been seated for 10 minutes, at best. My companion asked, "Are you trying to get rid of us?" No response. Our wine glasses sat empty for quite a while before our server eventually returned asking if we wanted anything else to which we pointed to our empty glasses. However when we finally signaled we would like our check - inclusive of the 20% service charge, mind you - she was jack-rabbit fast. I always tip 20% and always have unless service is poor, which is rarely the case. One has to wonder if the nonchalant attitude comes along with the knowledge the staff receives 20% regardless. And noise is always a problem here. Pity because the food is so good.

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FV
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lola is always a joy. The wait staff are patient and knowledgeable. When confronted with our admittedly difficult request (we need vegan AND gluten-free) the server showed what worked by default and what could work with modifications. The food was flavorful and perfectly seasoned.

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n
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great time at Lola try and go everyone I visit Seattle on business

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MY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola is one of my favorite lunch spots. It gets really busy, so make sure you make a reservation or get there outside of core lunch hours. The food is fantastic!

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing! The food, drinks, and most importantly the service. Highly recommend!

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast for a perfect Sunday morning

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended to go here for breakfast and dinner from co works and it was excellent. Staffing and service was 5 Stars.

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P
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived to Lola’s with high expectations, given the high praise from friends, and left happier than we could imagine. The food was amazing. The lamb ravioli reports to be perfection. The grilled octopus was tender and melted in my mouth. The pita tray (get the 6 hummus package) came with fresh warm pita and six generous and tasty hummus options. Watching the faces at other tables I could see that others were equally satisfied. Lola’s is known for there fresh donuts and I watched many tables enjoying these tasty treats. I have to admit I am eating my way through all of Tom Douglas’s restaurants and I find myself asking for their triple coconut cream pie (an amazing slice of heaven shared with friends and a nice americano)

Take time to enjoy a meal and leave happy and full!!

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LM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, service, booths, atmosphere, welcoming vibe. True pros, but managed in a low key, laid back way. Thanks for Lola!

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a
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for brunch on Saturday, the waitress who brought the donuts spilled sugar on the table and took folk with her when she clean up and forgot to bring another one back and the pancake was disappointment.

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KA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible brunch!! Ordered the donuts and Eggs Benedict after reading the reviews. Absolutely delicious. The staff was also incredibly welcoming and friendly. I’ll be surprised if this doesn’t wind up being my favorite meal while visiting Seattle.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! I love Lola’s dishes! Always a wonderful experience. Will definitely return. Lola is my favorite restaurant in Seattle:-)

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