Lola Seattle

4.6
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3559 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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TS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

G
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 28 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great brunch, excellent service, and great for kids.

Lola Seattle
Responded on 25 November 2019

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

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AF
1 review
Dined on 21 November 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 25 November 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 19 November 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 25 November 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 19 November 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 25 November 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 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on 25 November 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 16 November 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 25 November 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 16 November 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 25 November 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 15 November 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 25 November 2019

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

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MA
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on 13 November 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 15 November 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 12 November 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 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm wonderful service.

Lola Seattle
Responded on 25 November 2019

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

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d
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 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 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on 17 November 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 10 November 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 25 November 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 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

BH
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on 8 November 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 7 November 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 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on 8 November 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 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food & service.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 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 4 November 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 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on 4 November 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 3 November 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 2 November 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 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was a bit spendy for the portions.

D
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on 4 November 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
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 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 4 November 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 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

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

JC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 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 4 November 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 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch!
Thank you!

G
1 review
Dined on 28 October 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 29 October 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 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Lola Seattle
Responded on 28 October 2019

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

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