Lola Seattle

4.6
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3545 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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K
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lola! Food and waitstaff are always great. Noise level is a bit too much at times would be my only critique

I
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service and food is outstanding!
We had breakfast and it was delicious.
Reservation is highly recommended since it is always busy.

MA
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. We had the beets with an apple muhammara, split pea soup, squash wrapped in filo, chicken kabobs and an apple crisp. All executed perfectly, tastes excellent, and the staff just wonderful to be with for an evening. The soup’s a favorite. The squash was combined with feta yogurt and radish. The tastes came together perfectly. The Muhammara is interesting combined with the Apple. Beets are near perfection. The kabobs were perfectly prepared. The apple crisp was likewise as good as can be. Great night.

Lola Seattle
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for dining with us. So glad you enjoyed it all. Hope to see you again soon at LOLA. Colleen K.

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EF
Edmonton
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good but the value for the food is fair at best. We had breakfast, lox with two eggs and toast with bacon and tomatoes, orange juice, grapefruit juice, coffee and tea, almost 80.00.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm wonderful service.

d
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

-Poor front of house staff, not friendly nor attentive staff

-food quality significantly decline in quality since we attended 7years ago

- very poor dining experience overall

NA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of my favorite Tom Douglas spots!

Lola Seattle
Responded 2 days ago

Norman, We like hearing from people like you, and work hard to keep you coming in. Thanks for being a loyal customer. Hope to see you again soon --Tim

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress walked us through the options. Diner was easy to share family style so we tried several dishes. Our only complaint is we didn’t leave enough room for the fabulous desserts!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always our waiter Lori was great! Pancakes are a must!

BH
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Did not agree with the enforced 20 percent tip..makes you question the entire experience and how worthwhile it is. A tip is to insure prompt service. A tip is earned ...not a right. It isn’t just showing up for work or to balance out pay

AM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’ve eaten here a number of times, and the food has always been good. But this visit, foodwise, was disappointing. I got the Restaurant Week meal, which was a seafood stew. Lukewarm, overcooked, and lacking in taste. As though the spices got left out. The service was great as always. And the dessert of goat cheese turnovers was delicious. But that seafood. Bummer.

A
London
64 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian options - both the mushroom and haloumi cheese kebobs were tasty!

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 8, 2019

HI Autumn- So glad you enjoyed the mushroom and cheese kebabs. They are guest favorites!

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CA
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & service.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Eggs Benedict are the way to go. Make sure to splurge on the donuts. Only reason for overall service being less was paying 20% on a bottle of bubbles.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 4, 2019

Glad to hear that you liked the Bene and the Donuts. We’d love to see you again soon.

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k
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely server with long magenta balls earrings. So kind and efficient. Great tasty brunch.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thanks for the review. I will pass on your comments to the server. Shes a keeper. So glad you enjoyed your Brunch and service! --Tim

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CA
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lola has been a favorite since we learned of it many years ago and never disappoints. The staff is always friendly and responsive to any queries.

JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highlights:
- Jackie's salad
- cocktails
- salmon was cooked absolutely perfectly
- the lamb shank was amazing

Could have been better:
- the beans that came with the lamb were undercooked (too hard)
- the service was just ok. For a place that automatically adds a 20% tip, a server that engages when we tried to would have been nice
- there was a table near us with a girl that was clearly intoxicated (she spilled her wine twice and staff helped clean it up, and was sleeping on her friends shoulder). Not the fault of the restaurant, but she should have been asked to leave, or at least cut off from the wine.

PG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was a bit spendy for the portions.

D
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Allot of small plates that can be shared.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thanks for the review. Sounds like you had the right system. Sharing a bunch of small plates is my favorite way to experience our menu. Glad you enjoyed everything.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place for Seattle Restaurant week. We had great service and a very tasty 3 courses. Keftedes and Brizoles were the way to go. Great desserts too!

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thanks for the nice review. Now that you’ve dippped your toes in the water with restaurant week, I hope you will come try the rest of the menu.

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j
Anchorage
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Good for casual dining, family dining.

T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was okay, there is a 20% default tip added to the bill.

JC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great afternoon lunch. The host was very accommodating. Our server provided excellent recommendations and was knowledgeable regarding wine parings. The food was prepared and served to perfection. Loved the lamb kebabs and smashed garlic potatoes.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 4, 2019

We’re happy to hear you had a great time here. Your server is an absolute pro, and I’m glad you enjoyed your time with her. I will pass on your kind words.

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RA
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!
Thank you!

G
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the cumin spiced lamb shawarma. The orzo side salad had an unexpected kick to it. Our lunch arrived minutes after we ordered. I can't wait to come back and try the squid kebab.

Lola Seattle
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the nice review. We also can't wait until you come back to try the squid. See you around.

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JK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend the donuts, soo good 😋

Lola Seattle
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thanks for coming in and getting your donut fix! We look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The appetizers were excellent. The lamb shank however had no salt and it was a little dried out. Kind of a bummer for $37.

R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our dining experience at Lola was pretty good, but we felt it was a bit overpriced for what we got. The wine list was far too expensive for a place like it is. I ordered the steak and it was really good, and the rest of our food was OK, but Lola is not a place we would go back to with so many other great dining options in Seattle.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was the perfect waitress. Another woman ( name?) noticed I left my phone on the table and ran after me to give it back. Thx!

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 4, 2019

Stephanie is great. It’s nice to hear that you liked her as much as we do.

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JN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food is really great but just way too over-priced, I think. And the portion is too small. The server did emphasize that the portion is very small so that I should order multiple dishes and that 20% tip will be automatically included in the bill... all in a very business-like way.

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find....great food....friendly

NP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here several times. I just love this place. The food, the people, the vibe- all great. I went on a Sunday before the Seahawk's game so it was busy. I recommend reservations, which I did through Open Table. Our server was great and this place was busy! A little loud but we were into it.

s
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our visit from DC. A unique and modern take on Greek food. We loved the food, the ambience and the service. We were made to feel like guests in someone’s home, especially the attention and take home box of donuts from the manager. If we had stayed longer, I would have gone back to savor other untried dishes.
Thank you for a lovely evening.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 4, 2019

Susie, Thanks for the wonderful review. We’d love it if you’d come back. and try all the other items. Please join us on your next visit to Seattle.

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ET
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meal was layered with flavors. Baked carrots and flash fried broccoli was unique. The sampler with pita was delicious. Spare ribs were disappointing... basically beef jerky with bones. Not sure why they serve it like that.

Ambiance is great. It had been 10 years since I had been. I’d like to go back for breakfast.

MR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food! Service is always good too.

NT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. But it’s the staff that make it special. We were served by Reba at dinner and Lori at breakfast. Both are extraordinary people who were engaging, funny and wanted to make sure we had the best time. We’ll go back during our next Seattle trip.

c
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG the donuts!!! The breakfast was awesome. A great chill place. Our waitress gave us plenty of space to really enjoy our meal and time together

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding. Our one complaint is that all the food was brought out when we had just started drinking our cocktails. This should only be done when specifically requested.

S
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was great but our table was v drafty as it was next to the door - recommend they get an entrance curtain for winter months