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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am grateful that we can send constructive feedback and be heard. Thank you so much for the excellent service and hospitality you’ve shown us.

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

We welcome your feedback. Thanks for providing it. Please come see us again soon!

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m
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staple good breakfast options and also gourmet options. The beauty of this place is basic food that doesn’t taste basic. Want good simple buttermilk pancakes? But perfectly made and not sugary? Or full of preservatives? Not IHOP? Come here. The Benedict was delish. And of course, as all the other say the donuts were warm and yum. But that being said. I was impartial to my sausage egg and pancake breakfast and the Benedict’s. If you have had warm beignets before, they’re donuts are exactly that. But I wouldn’t necessarily order again bc my palette draws me to the other food. So if you love beignets, order them, if not, trust your gut and order other stuff because everything else is just as amazing.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My gf and I went for a casual, early birthday breakfast meal. We ordered Tom’s favorite and the crab Benedict (seasonal special- would highly recommend). My gf was pleasantly surprised by a plate of doughnuts with a small birthday candle planted into the lemon mascarpone cream. The servers were pleasant and very welcoming during this entire meal.

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

Happy belated birthday to your GF! Thank you for celebrating with us.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time. The Greek salad and trout were what we went for and they didn’t disappoint! But don’t miss out on the dolmades!! Best we’ve had in Seattle. Service was great, too.

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

Sounds like a great meal. It’s great to hear when people love our food. Come again soon!

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SB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and service that is exemplary. Have an eaten here multiple times and every single time it’s the same. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

Thats exactly what we are going for. Thanks for the review.

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OT
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch with good friend from overseas

B
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service!

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

Thanks Bert! See you soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Pricey but worth it.

HY
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

When we arrived, we had reservations and had to wait about 20 minutes still to be seated. The servers and staff were very accommodating and understanding, offering us a free appetizer for our troubles. I had a lamb kebab which was delicious, and my boyfriend enjoyed Grandma's greek spaghetti. The portion sizes were a little on the small side, but the food itself was delectable and delicious enough that my boyfriend made an extra order for the greek spaghetti! Would totally go there again.

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

So sorry you had a wait for a table, but glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Come again soon.

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S
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very noisy.

g
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love a Tom Douglas dining experience. Delicious and fun. Highly recommend.

D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Lola. Top quality all around. A menu you can count on enjoying. My hearings not great, so that is a drawback. But the energy is high and a good place to be.

LV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Still thinking about the donuts and the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. Would come back in a heartbeat.

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

The Benedict with gravlax is a nice treat and a hidden feature on the menu. Nice work.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! Reminded us of a recent trip to Crete and Santorini. If only we lived in Seattle, we'd be back often for the wine, the expertise of the server, the food, and the chill vibe.

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review. We’d love to see you here again. See you next time you’re in town.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing--especially their homemade doughnuts with jam. The service was also very quick!

Lola Seattle
Responded a day ago

Two of our specialties! Thanks for joining us.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lola is overall a good restaurant but overpriced.

MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is always great but this visit everything was a bit over salted

m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was very attentive. Small plate pricing is a little higher than maybe what it should be for what we received.
Overall it was great place to take our friend on her special day.
Thanks especially to our server!

JL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great place! I have waited 5 years to try this place and it was well worth the wait. Seating is a bit tight and the noise level is high but it was still a great experience. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend giving this place a try. You need to make reservations or you don’t have much of a shot at getting a seat.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

Jason, While we do recommend reservations, we do have some availability before 2025! Thank you for the great review. Come and see us again. Maybe even this year.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Great ambience. The place is relaxed while still feeling special. Fairly small restaurant with slightly tight seating. Service is always great. Food is exceptionally good. They have some of the best vegetable dishes I have ever eaten. This is my “go to” restaurant in Seattle.

LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and incredible service. Would highly recommend for breakfast and lunch. It is a necessary stop each time I’m in Seattle.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

Have you considered moving to Seattle for us? We serve breakfast every morning. See you on your next trip.

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RS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
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.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

Ray, You're in good company. We've been hearing so much good feedback on the trout. It's great to hear that people like you are loving it. Thank you for the feedback!

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t
Seattle
80 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

Tastytreats, Stephanie is great. It sounds like you picked some of our current favorites for dinner. Come back soon and taste what else we have on offer too.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thanks for the review. We're proud of the Tom's, and happy you enjoyed it enough to write a review. See you soon.

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s
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

My 2 favorite dishes! Always glad to hear when people enjoy their meals here. See you next time.

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G
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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.

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

Gail, Can't beat warm donuts and coffee on a wet Sunday morning. See you soon!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CM
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast all the time!!!

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 20, 2020

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

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I
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent

Lola Seattle
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thanks for the nice review. 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
10 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