Lola Seattle

4.6
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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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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our seating is right in front of the cashier, bartender station and waiting station. Maybe we visited during a down time. Everybody would gathered there and chit chat.... it felt cluster and it felt weird while they were chit chatting, they would look at the table... makes me a little self conscious about how I eat. Go somewhere else and chit chat!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding! Great service and ambiance!

DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I always look forward to dining at a Tom Douglas restaurant. Food was good though not excellent. The Greek salad was good, not great. The biggest disappointment were the smashed garlic potatoes, not very garlicky at all, seemed to need more moisture, maybe an aioli? I had the flank steak. It was very good, perfectly cooked, just not fantastic, always my expectation at Tom Douglas’ places. Solid wine list. Great service.

B
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and had a leisurely lunch, not rushed and totally nurtured through the celebratory meal. Service, atmosphere and food were as usual superb! Lola has a special place in my heart!

ST
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lola was fabulous! Great tasting food, but on the high side for the portions. Our waiter Jamie was amazing all her suggestions were spot on. Highly recommend the fried broccoli. Bar even customized me a grapefruit drink and it was to die for- I had to have two :)

MD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server forgot a couple of items we ordered that we ended up cancelling. Could have been a better experience if that had not happened. Also I noted that the special occasion was for a birthday and thought they would have made a note of that and done or said something special, which was not the case either.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Lolas for breakfast. It is great food and the service is terrific.

d
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We recently took our two teens to Lola (their first time, but not ours) . The food was good (as usual)and our water was knowledgeable about the menu and recommended some things to try and how many plates to order.

The booths are tiny, probably due to the size and shape of the restaurant, and the place is quite loud. We had to nearly shout at each other across the table to carry on a conversation. Admittedly it was a Saturday night and the place was packed.

Service was fairly slow, but not terrible. They automatically but a 20% service charge on every bill.

SF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was really good, def recommend! Need a reso on the weekend though Place gets packed!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch here was delicious! The made-to-order donuts are not to be missed. Service was stellar as well.

TS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Lola provides a fabulous brunch. Can't wait to go back !

G
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Server didn’t seem
Like she wanted to be at work. Which is odd for. Tom Douglas restaurant. They are all normally so happy and engaging.

C
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service, wonderful food. Cooked perfectly. Loved the Greek salad, fried broccoli and lamb and salmon kabobs.

J
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

For a place that is popular and has been a Seattle dining fixture for a long time, the food this time was uneven and seriously disappointing as a whole. A very good soup was followed by dolmades that were really cold (fresh out of the refrigerator) and overly oily. The lamb skewers were small and dry/ The seafood tagine was very oddly spiced, the clams seemed to deal with it, the crab did not benefit. Time to move on to other restaurants.

DG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was great. The food was OK. The pumpkin pie was the best I had ever tasted.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Exceptional service, gracious hospitality but overall the food was disappointing. Overcooked short ribs, super tough grapeleaves on the dolmades and somewhat flavorless, lamb shank was just bits of super tough meat and bits of fat oversaturated in some kind of undestinguishable sauce. Not "shanky" at all, definitely not delicious and nothing calling me back. Not a good value for what we ordered.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here two times in the week. Both meals were delicious. The standard menu (Greek) was truly exceptional. We ate there again for thanksgiving and the food was also quite good. We will be dining there again. We cannot wait to try the breakfast/brunch items.

JC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors and the staff was super considerate of giving time to talk and very prompt with great food and help.

DK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch, excellent service, and great for kids.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thanks for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

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AF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. Drinks were delicious. Other reviews have complained about the proportions but every dish was a wonderful blend of flavors and quite a treat. Worth the price. Service was too notch even with automatic 20 percent.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Anne, Thank you for the wonderful review. Our chefs work hard to make the food delicious. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your whole experience. Come see us again soon.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Service was great but food was horrible. Chicken was so salty, inedible. Salmon was over cooked, and bones in every piece.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Sean, Your experience was not what we usually provide. We strive to have everyone leave here happy. When we fail, we also look for ways to fix the issues. If you would care to, please feel free to contact me via opentable or via the email provided privately.

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L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The bad: Our dinners were just terrible. The lamb shank was a tough lamb stew. The rice was over cooked. The short ribs were inedible and the accompanying carrots were woody. The coconut creme pie was nothing to write home about. This was supposed to be a special birthday dinner and we were seated next to the server's station that was loud and busy and annoying.

The pro: The klefsthenes meatball appetizer was good. The server did not charge us for one meal.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

It sounds like our experience was not up to our standards. We work hard to make delicious food for everyone that sits down in our restaurant. If you would care to contact us, we would like to follow up with you and see what we can do to win you over. Please feel free to contact me via opentable.

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LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Lola, always such delicious food with a lovely dinner setting.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thanks for the review. As well as for being a loyal diner. Hope to see you soon.

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JW
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The customer service was excellent. The food was delicious. The noise level was quite loud at 8p, but did quiet some by 9p.

We were celebrating our 27th anniversary and We felt special that our wait staff gifted us each a glass of champagne— that was delightful

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Congratulations on 27 years together! Thank you for celebrating with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, and the champagne. Hope to see you again soon.

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K
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for the review! It is always nice to hear that we're getting it right. See you soon. --Lola

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I
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your meal and service. --Lola

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MA
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019

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 on November 12, 2019
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.

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Warm wonderful review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal.

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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 on November 17, 2019

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!

Lola Seattle
Responded on November 25, 2019

Didn't save room for dessert? We serve all day if you want to come back have that dessert. Also keep in mind that there is also our bakery across the street that had great treats to take with you. Thank you for the wonderful review.

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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
8 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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