Lola Seattle

4.6
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3628 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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RS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful dining experience at Lola. Perfectly prepared trout served with tasty summer squash. Attentive and friendly service that brings us back again and again.

t
Seattle
80 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good was well prepared and matched by wonderful service from Stephanie. Fun start for first timers if you ordered pita with the "flight" of exotic house dips. Loved the whole trout which was delicately prepared and delicious. End your dinner with the award winning coconut cream pie!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I loved toms favorite breakfast. By far the best, most original poached egg hash I’ve had in Seattle.

s
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love brunch at Lola. Eggs Benedict or the octopus for me!

G
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The donuts alone are worth the trip. Don't have breakfast there without ordering them. I had a delicious scramble and my husband had the benedict. The whole meal was a great wake up on a rainy Sunday morning.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste-wise, it was outstanding. Value-wise, not so great

CM
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast all the time!!!

Lola Seattle
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Carmel, That’s always fantastic to hear. See you soon!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended!
Amazing food, amazing service
We love it!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 13, 2020

Wonderful! We'd love to see you again soon.

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p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This buzzy, energetic restaurant pleases every time. I was entertaining a guest new to Lola and she was blown away by the spreads and lamb burger. Just plain tremendous.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for introducing friends to our restaurant. Keep spreading the word!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Breakfast 😊 Amazing as always.

B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was mediocre. We ordered some kebabs and lamb burger. It isn’t worth the price tag at all. The service and ambiance were good enough but would never try again given the price value.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had two pita spreads; the Kopanisti pistachio, mavrodaphne and the Fava skordalia garlic recommended by our waiter which were both very tasty. I had the lamb burger which came with what turned out to be chic pea fries - delish. Friendly casual atmosphere I can hardly wait to go again.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 13, 2020

Next time, come and try the Lamb Burger WITH the Kopanisti --> Mind blowing! Glad you enjoyed your experience.

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CD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was at Lala’s twice recently and really enjoyed the Autumn Scramble. I brought my husband here for his first visit and for our anniversary and was very disappointed to see the menu had changed and no longer offers the Autumn Scramble. That truly was my main reason for taking him there. But I was optimistic and tried an omelet, and was very disappointed that it was dry and lacked pizzaz. Paying $59.00 for a disappointing meal made me very sad. To be honest, I left Lola’s with a heavy heart.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 13, 2020

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our winter seasonal offerings as much as our fall selections. Our goal is to feature items as seasonal and local as possible, and as a result, some of our menu changes with the seasons. We hope to see you again.

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PT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! My husband and I went to Lola Seattle using a gift card that we had received for our wedding -- almost 8 years ago. Wow, everything was awesome!

Impeccable service, a booth to ourselves, beautiful decor, and the food was amazing. We shared an appetizer of Martha's Manti which is petite lamb ravioli with a yogurt pine nut sauce that was pungent and piney -- all complementing flavors. Followed by Leg of lamb with delicious jus, fried broccoli and garlic potatoes -- all cooked uniquely and just right. It was all perfect. Followed by a homemade cranberry and lemon ice .... Their wine selection looked terrific, though we both had a mixed drink (extensive selection too).

We wondered why we hadn't enjoyed Lola Seattle earlier ... as we visit often to see adult children. We'll be back. Make sure and get a reservation (which we did, and we were seated in a timely fashion).

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 13, 2020

What a wonderful, and thorough, review. Glad you enjoyed your meal. That fried broccoli is wonderful, and the Manti is a gem. Come again soon.

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ST
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Menu, knowledgeable staff, excellent food! A great start to an evening at the theatre!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 13, 2020

Sam, thank you for the review. We'd love to see you again soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and incredible food! Will be back!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thanks! We're always happy to hear when people enjoy their time here. Cheers!

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MM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since when I had lived a few blocks away, I am big fun of this restaurant and love both breakfast and dinner. Friendly staff and great food, and always very nice.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

MasaM, Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Excellent doughnuts

SM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast. Great staff, nice and cozy atmosphere.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

We appreciate your loyalty! Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were there for the New Year’s Eve dinner. The food was tasty. The server could have been better. Nice atmosphere.

r
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ALWAYS have a wonderful experience dining here. The staff is absolutely exceptional - the food always good adn the atompshere is wonderful. We take out of town guests here when they visit. The hostesses are particularly kind and have always been able to accomodate us when we arrive a little early - they are just so nice and the staff has always been just wonderful. The food is fabulous and the atmosphere enjoyable - just the right amount of energy - not too chaotic - and that is holiday time I'm talking about...

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for being a repeat diner! Keep bringing in new friends. We love seeing new people here. See you soon. --Tim

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KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, best tzatziki and pita's I've ever had, even while in Greece. Their chicken is a little fatty, I would prefer they use chicken breast but that's just my personal preference.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

So glad to hear that you love the pita and tzatziki. Please come and try another of our kebabs, there is surely one on the menu for you.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the food, unique brunch experience. Highly recommended.

GC
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great brunch at Lola today! The donuts are poofs of heaven, and the Benedict is always so yummy. My husband tried Tom's breakfast today and it was great! We'll definitely order that again. Yum!!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you, The Tom's changes often, but is always a favorite of mine. We'd love to see you again soon. --Tim

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

CO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A can't miss anytime you're looking for amazing food

OT
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic service !

CM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food all the time!
Love the coffee!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you! See you soon.

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JA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing doughnuts and breakfast!!! Service is always amazing great atmosphere

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

JillA, Thanks so much for your review. See you next time.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a 7:00 reservation, and were seated by 7:05. After sitting for about 10 minutes, we were finally greeted by our waiter. She briefly explained how the menu worked and suggested a few favorite plates, but scurried off before taking any drink or appetizer orders. From that point, we didn’t see her (or anybody else for that matter) until 7:45. Still no drinks, apps, or any interaction. At this point we decided to leave. She seemed shocked when we let her know. I’ve been to Lola before and had a nice experience, but this one was tremendously disappointing. Won’t be heading back anytime soon.

AH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was tasty, Eggs Benedict was fantastic and the doughnuts had an interesting new side that was pleasantly delightful!

KL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Smashed garlic potatoes were to die for along with the donuts. A little pricey but worth every dollar. Delicious!

C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointed. Overpriced and minimalist food. We left $130 poorer and were still hungry. Atmosphere was awful for expensive restaurant. Crammed into small booths in a dark room that looked more like a diner.

JM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks, Lola, for being open on Christmas Eve.
Your lamb, in all styles is first rate, as is the Greek Salad.
Your wine selection and pours are super.
Your wait staff is excellent.
Your greet staff are caring and observant, and seat accordingly.
First look, upon entering, is esthetically pleasing

JB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner at Lola with friends visiting from LA. Server was great and the food even better.
Order the lamb ravioli - so yummy!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

JayB, that lamb ravioli, Manti we call it, is an often overlooked gem on the menu. Thanks for bringing friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Greek food we ever had!

DK
Seattle
225 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great breakfast at the best place for breakfast in Seattle. Had Tom's favorite because it is my favorite too. Sweet potatoes, Yukon golds, thick bacon and of course octopus.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

Happy to hear that you loved the Tom's. It changes frequently, and is usually my personal favorite on the menu too. Come try the next version too. --Tim

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and a fun atmosphere. What else do you need?

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thanks Daniel! See you soon.

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CS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great breakfast at Lola. We come especially for the donuts, the eggs Benedict and Tom’s favorite breakfast (which includes octopus - my fav). The service (especially Lori) is delightful and in the mornings, it is quick. I recommend making reservations to ensure getting a table.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 6, 2020

Casey, Thanks for the nice review. Sounds like you have a good system worked out. Reservation --> donuts --> Bene and Toms. Sounds like a pretty great morning to me! --Tim

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OT
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food! I dined alone and the staff took great care of me. Thank you Lola!