As always, Lola provides a fabulous brunch. Can't wait to go back !
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.
Prompt service, wonderful food. Cooked perfectly. Loved the Greek salad, fried broccoli and lamb and salmon kabobs.
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.
Our waitress was great. The food was OK. The pumpkin pie was the best I had ever tasted.
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.
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.
Great flavors and the staff was super considerate of giving time to talk and very prompt with great food and help.
Great brunch, excellent service, and great for kids.
Thanks for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon.
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.
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.
Service was great but food was horrible. Chicken was so salty, inedible. Salmon was over cooked, and bones in every piece.
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.
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.
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.
I love Lola, always such delicious food with a lovely dinner setting.
Thanks for the review. As well as for being a loyal diner. Hope to see you soon.
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
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.
Love Lola! Food and waitstaff are always great. Noise level is a bit too much at times would be my only critique
Thank you for the review! It is always nice to hear that we're getting it right. See you soon. --Lola
Great Service and food is outstanding!
We had breakfast and it was delicious.
Reservation is highly recommended since it is always busy.
Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your meal and service. --Lola
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.
Thanks for dining with us. So glad you enjoyed it all. Hope to see you again soon at LOLA. Colleen K.
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.
Warm wonderful service.
Warm wonderful review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal.
-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
Love this spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of my favorite Tom Douglas spots!
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
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!
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.
Amazing as always our waiter Lori was great! Pancakes are a must!
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
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.
Great vegetarian options - both the mushroom and haloumi cheese kebobs were tasty!
HI Autumn- So glad you enjoyed the mushroom and cheese kebabs. They are guest favorites!
Always excellent food & service.
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.
Glad to hear that you liked the Bene and the Donuts. We’d love to see you again soon.
Lovely server with long magenta balls earrings. So kind and efficient. Great tasty brunch.
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
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.
- Jackie's salad
- 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.
The food was a bit spendy for the portions.
Food was delicious. Allot of small plates that can be shared.
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.
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!
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.
Great food and service. Good for casual dining, family dining.
Food was okay, there is a 20% default tip added to the bill.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for the nice review. We also can't wait until you come back to try the squid. See you around.
Great food and service! Highly recommend the donuts, soo good 😋
Thanks for coming in and getting your donut fix! We look forward to seeing you again.