Lola Seattle

4.6
3409 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Brunch
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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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TJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service excellent, food terrific.

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S
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal. We love multiple small plate dining and the food was delightful.

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MS
Seattle
104 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Spread & Pita shareable was very good, as were spanokorise (sp?), beets, and smashed taters. Not impressed with kebabs - shrimp was way over-seasoned, for example. Portions we're pretty small all around. It was $358 for Greek dinner for four. WAY overpriced, IMHO.
The service, however, was incredible! Friendly, patient, explored menu, gave options, but the sticker shock is real.

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E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very expensive but worth it. This is my favorite place to get breakfast food. They have the fluffiest omelettes and best potatoes I have ever had. The servers are always super friendly. Might be more affordable if you're not too hungry and tend to split things, but their food is so good you'll want your own order, so that's why my friend and I go 1-2x/year for special occasions only.

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Z
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lola is one of my staples for brunch. Most places I'm relatively adventurous with the menu but at Lola I can't seem to get away from Tom's Favorite. I shamelessly order it most times I dine at Lola. Since they use seasonal fruits/veggies then it's constantly changing so it often feels like you're trying a new dish. Also a must-have is the beignets. You can also order these from Dahlia bakery across the street but if you don't plan on that, then definitely have them here. Great for before or after your meal!

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k
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service for a pretty penny!! Get the feta brined chicken and snap peas.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, ambiance and service!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Nothing exceptional

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Such a great experience! Food was absolutely amazing, would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a high quality restaurant in downtown Seattle.

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NO
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Dad just came home from a trip to Greece and we took him to Lola’s as a Father’s Day gift. He said he loved that the flavors were so bold, just like in Greece. The food is so good and we shared a lot of plates so everyone could try a bit of everything. All delicious!

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Things have changed over the years. We've gone there many times for special occasions. This time the Noise was so loud we could barely hear our server who wasn't around that much anyway. (I had to get the attention of other servers for help!) Lamb dish was bland. Spanokopedia was good and desserts were terrific, inc. courtesy one for our special occasion.

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I
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Love Lola, the Mediterranean decor and always delicious food. Our server was great. However, I was somewhat shocked by the behavior of the blonde hostess who quite rudely tried to rush us out at the end of our lunch. Although the two of us were still trying to enjoy our half-filled glasses of wine, she actually came and wiped down our table! There was no one waiting to be seated. Especially now that a shared 20% tip is mandatory, wait staff should be more impeccable in their service, including the hostess.

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T
Portland
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcoming staff and delicious lunch! Would definitely recommend.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Nothing special. Seemed rushed. Lots of other places for an $83 breakfast.

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TH
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place. Best bacon I’ve ever had. The salmon kebabs are otherworldly.

Great service and the people who work here love it.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite stop of ours when we are in town!

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RR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and service was fabulous! One of my favorite breakfast spots in Seattle. Ask for Lori. She’s pretty awesome. =)

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

4th of July

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went here for a 4th of July dinner catching up with a friend. Food and service was excellent! Ambience was a bit noisier than normal I think but it was a busy holiday and our table was right by the door. Would highly recommend regardless!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great bartender!

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ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Efficient, professional service. Great breakfast. Will definitely breakfast here again.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had brunch with our kids (ages 8 and 11). The service was phenomenal, even more outstanding than the delicious food. They were so thoughtful and attentive, really going the extra mile to make our experience wonderful.

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TT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. The noise level got a little loud but was bearable. Of concern was the added 20% service fee that did not go to the employees, but was pocketed by management. This is akin to the ridiculous "additional dealer markup" on vehicles. The food was already more than adequately priced without this additional markup. And, because they don't expect the staff to be tipped, it leaves no way to reward excellent service without adding to the 20% already charged for management(?) service.

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RS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

You really have to appreciate the concept of Lola to book this. We didn't, so we won't re-book.

This is an all ala-carte concept, with downtown Seattle prices. Want some pita? $5 more. But you get a choice of dipping sauces. Want vegetables or rice with your plates? Significantly extra. Also the kebabs are minuscule and offered only with some blackened onions. Disappointing as a value proposition at $16 or so per order.

It's also a noisy ambiance. Not a place for an intimate dinner. To us, Lola is trying to decide if it's a trendy cocktail lounge or a restaurant. And we came early on a midweek evening.

We also thought that the cooking needed improvement. The house uses quality raw ingredients, such as tender chicken and lamb; but then pairs them with too strong dressings or sauces. Of the three dishes we ordered, only the chicken kebab was well paired with its sauce.

The one bright spot to this place was the great service. But you pay a forced 20% "tip" for that. However, without the value proposition on food, is great service enough? You'll have to decide.

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a
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Traditional Greek dishes given a modern treatment. Great flavors in a casual neighborhood atmosphere. Nice inclusion of approachable Greek wines by the glass. If I lived in Seattle I'd be a regular.

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DB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My breakfast just was not up to the usual standards. The eggs were way underdone. But the doughnuts as always were great!

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h
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Lola is till good, but now that they add a 20% tip to any check automatically, the servers don't give a f#ck how long anything takes.

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f
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend took me to Lola for the first time recently -
I liked it so much that I went back with my husband and son, who also enjoyed it!

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s
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very good. I hate the fact that you automatically add 20% gratuity onto all bills even for small parties. This causes servers to not provide good service because they know they will get 20%.

Service started out hood but then when the restaurant got busy the service became non existent. Dirty plates on table for 20 minutes after we finished asked for dessert menu but after 10 went up and asked for the bill as we had to go. Really had wanted to try the baklava or have another drink but we were going to the show. We arrived at 4:40 and left at 6:10.

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WO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We’ve dined at Lola many times over the years and have recommended it to others. The food is always good and this trip was no exception. We were however, very disappointed with the service. Especially, since the 20% service charge on our bill ended up at $50.00. We weren’t asked for refills on our beverages, no one stopped by to see if our food was ok, or if we needed anything. I don’t expect a return visit.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Very loud. But, the service was outstanding. Made up for the loud noise. Food was good.

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EE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Service was horrible and not informed. Wine service was also terrible. Expect more from Tom Douglas’s staff.

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G
Seattle
145 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique food, great Belltown location, popular for tourists and locals

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We walked right in. The hostess already had our table waiting. The food was unbelievable. The service was perfect! The entire experience was incredible.

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DM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoy Lola. Excellent and innovative Mediterranean based cuisine. Nice portion size. Excellent wine list. We were particularly pleased to note the addition of an Assyrtiko, as we had suggested that on our last visit. Highly recommend.

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K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The quality and quantity of the food did not match the cost associated with it. The food also took a long time to come out, and it took a long time to place order, so we felt rushed.

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great date night! I’d recommend making a reservation. The chicken kabob was cooked perfectly! Big fan of the saganaki.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner at Lola was wonderful. The Staff was very helpful and pleasant. The food was amazing- everything was perfectly cooked and the flavors shone. We would highly recommend the spreads, the lamb manti appetizer and the kabobs. The made to order donuts were the perfect finish to our meal.

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WD
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is awesome and my go to when I get to Seattle, last ate here in 2013 and on this trip it was again beyond expectations.

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TD
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner at Lola on a Sunday evening. The food was great. We enjoyed the pita bread and spreads, and the lamb entree was delicious. I would go back.

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