Lola Seattle

4.6
3316 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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New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

I’ve visited Lola’s on each of my last 4 trips to Seattle but won’t do so again anytime soon. The noise level was just absolutely over the top. Great food TERRIBLE ambiance. Perhaps it was the party literally yelling next to us but not worth the money for such an experience.

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DA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, we had a wonderful server, too. Highly recommend!

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SG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We’ve been a Lola fan for a long time but unfortunately the place is starting to show it’s age! The young lady that was our server was very kind and accommodating however the bartender and the front desk person were somewhat rude. The food is not what it used to be, and the presentation is not all that appetizing! We still love all the other TD venues but this one has had its run.

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

Service was awesome! My only complaints would be that the octopus and the medium rare lamb burger were both a bit over cooked, and my wife and I thought is was a little petty to charge $2 for extra pita when our bill was $125.

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w
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Birthday breakfast

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TA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Tori does an outstanding job on our lamb. Thank you!!

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and helped us make great choices!

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E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola is always my go-to for brunch in the city. Best Eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary's I've ever had. Reasonably priced, excellent quality and quantity of food. Service is always great, even when they are busy. I absolutely recommend making a reservation, this place gets packed so quickly, and is so popular, that it can often be an hour wait if you walk in during Sunday Brunch. I've never had an issue making a reservation if I know in advance I am going to brunch.

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

After having an amazing breakfast I ended up coming back for dinner. Attentive staff, fantastic food. Great experience! Make sure to get the freshly made donuts!

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JV
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch place for families. The kids will love the doughnuts.

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JA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For 12+ years, my favourite lunch in the entire city - squid kebabs with Greek salad. Then across the street for the best cookie!

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c
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for a friend’s belated birthday lunch and our waiter was amazing. He gave her a free set of donuts to try out. It was delicious!

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

One word: Amazing. Cocktail, app, entree, coffee—all within one hour. Sat outside in the corner, very comfortable

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fresh ingredients with an amazing touch of the chef make every dish to something special!
the Service was super fast and lovely.
Defiantly a place to come back!

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AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Maybe it was a bad night, but disappointed. We shared a Tom’s big dinner. Appetizers were excellent, but the main course was full of fat, and the greens were inedible. We let our server know.

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BM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was interesting and well prepared, nice sized portions. Service a bit on the minus side, but it was pretty busy. Kabobs were excellent, top of all off with a glass of Ouzo. Great evening out.

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers. Great wine. Make a reservation prior. Must visit place.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They provided complementary champagne for our anniversary which set a lovely tone from the beginning. We ordered Tom's Big Dinner and it is lived up to its name. I'm glad I was hungry. With a carafe of Lola's Red we were set for our evening. The food was delicious and drinks were good.

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as the reviews show. The food is amazing! My husband loved Tom's breakfast. It was flavorful and unique. We will be going back!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we are sure glad we came to Lola! The food was excellent, we’ll tell everyone about you!

Lola Seattle
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating your special day with us! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it, we look forward to serving you in the future! Andrea E Guest Relations, TDR

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Osso bucco was all fat so the waitress offered to bring another dish. Steak was seasoned with sea salt & having high blood pressure, I could not eat it.
The manager came over to apologize but did not offer to remove the charge from my bill. I asked for a drink & got 2 as compensation but that was only half the price of the entree!
Disappointing because the restaurant has been highly recommended to us visiting from NYC.
It stated that it was Mediterranean cuisine however, it was mainly Greek.
Rebecca was a lovely waitress but I would not return.

Lola Seattle
Responded on May 16, 2019

Momdurney, I am disheartened that you did not enjoy your dinner selections. Management found your check in our system, and you were comped the osso buco , as well as the two drinks for a total of $56. The two drinks were $28, and the steak was $35. I have forwarded you my direct contact if you would care to discuss your experience in more detail. We appreciate your feedback. Andrea E Guest Relations, TDR

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful, but outdoor seating leaves much to be desired. It’s a tiny are, so if you’re more than 2 people prepare to be cramped! Of course, you can always enjoy a larger table inside...

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j
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect lunch spot for my husband and I - I always want late breakfast when he wants lunch. Win win! I had an amazing omelet with asparagus and my husband had pork kebabs that he would not stop raving about including the Tzatziki sauce. He just wanted more of it! On our favorites list when we are downtown!

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DB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was goos! Love the Greek salad!

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BT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is very attentive, knowledgeable, and very professional. Therefore, the patrons can enjoy the time spent in the restaurant and the tables were than ready for the next set of patrons. It was a wonderful experience and ecellant food!

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AF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. The spreads were enough for our whole table of 4. The Mediterranean themes were our favorite with the lamb shank with grains taking the 'best in show'. Chocolate pecan trifle was also outstanding. Only hiccup was somewhat slow service at first, but we will definitely go back.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food which included an array of items went above our expectations; the dessert was crazy yummy and our drinks were amazing, especially the coconut cream pie and the espresso-tini. The service was exceptional as well. Thanks for making my moms birthday a memorable event. We will be back very soon for the freshly made doughnuts!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server made awesome recommendations for us - we had the perfect amount of food and the perfect combination of flavours. Truly one of the best meals I have had in a long time! Will definitely go back the next time I'm in Seattle!

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BL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu is broad offering a selection of options from little plates to full entrees. This carries through to the cocktail and wine list. The food was good but not great. The octopus was a little overcooked, charred on the end. Bacon is an ingredient in many dishes. More than I personally like. The service is excellent, but suffers from being
a little too attentive. We must have been asked 20 times if everything was all right. It is a popular place so do not expect to have long waits between ordering and being served your meal. The operation is a well coordinated engine. It was casual dress but a bit noisey at dinner hour, to be expected for such a popular restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food are just too sweets, the portions are so small with their pricing! The service is very good! I’m not going back again though!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

20th wedding anniversary. Food was awesome. So was the dessert.

Lola Seattle
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you so much, we are honoured that you celebrated such a special day with us! Andrea E Guest Relations, TDR

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M
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. I loved that they offer many gluten free options. They aren't listed on the menu, but the server was well informed and helped me order. She had the ability to put it in as a Celiac order to ensure no cross contamination. Super important!

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j
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bacon was a little salty but the donuts are devine!! Don't pass them up. You will love the marscipone & jam!!

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w
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food. Great Location. Amazing service.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing overall experience! Parking is tough, so give yourself some time before your reservation

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SC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal, but the experience wasn't perfect. The restaurant was noisy (rather than "energetic"), though we could still carry out a conversation. The meal was flavourful and interesting, but the pork souvlaki was overcooked. The house red gave us all headaches - there are much better inexpensive wines out there. The strangest part was while we were waiting for our table and had a drink, after a bit our server said our table was ready, and when we got up to follow her she wandered off towards the bar and then started playing with her phone. We sat back down until another server rescued us.

The doughnuts were to die for and I'd come back for those.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I invited some younger friends of mine to brunch and none of us are drinkers, so we ordered some simple food. I got the impression that our waitress thought that we were not worth much of her attention as maybe our check wouldn't be as hearty (since tip is included in the bill). I was just very put off by how unfriendly she came off to our group.

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EM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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J
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was just the right balance of flavors to be satisfying but not stuffed. The service was prompt and attentive. In particular the woman taking care of us was very engaging and went out of her way to make my wife's birthday special. We will be back.

Lola Seattle
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us!

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ED
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola is an exceptional restaurant that does not disappoint. I've dined at Lola a few times and look forward my next meal there.

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