Lola Seattle

4.7
3134 reviews
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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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LC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic, but the food was slow to be delivered to us. The potatoes that were mashed and then fried were great and the salmon fresh and flavorful. I would recommend it with the hope they could serve the food faster next time.

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, central location- don’t miss the homemade donuts

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JP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place! Great food, good service.

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KO
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Wine suggestions were spot on and quite good. We were never rushed - were there for 3 1/2 hours. Enjoyed every bite and every minute!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our server! She gave amazing suggestions and was so sweet.

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CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cheerful welcoming staff
Very knowledgeable wait staff
Very good selection of main menu items
Outstanding sides

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CN
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Just loved Lola!!! Had a business brunch and everyone was so impressed. The donuts were such a hit that we ordered another after we ate the first batch. YUM!!!

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The slow roasted lamb was excellent and the service was great. The selection of wines was also very good. I will be back again.

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Delicious! I had the “Tom’s Favorite Breakfast”. Not anymore! It’s my favorite breakfast, especially with the housemade hot sauce. Yummm

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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good ambiance (if a bit noisy). Vegan choices are not abundant, but the portobello kebab was delicious.

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JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The meal was delicious, but the portions were small. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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CH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a delightful lunch for a friend's birthday. Food was terrific, server was fun, and we remembered how much we love this place.

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S
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived 30 minutes early but were seated pretty quickly. Our server was fantastic, took care of us completely. The roasted romanesco and the grilled quail were outstanding. We were unsure of which dessert to choose at first, so we picked one. Our server came back with the other dessert we were thinking about since they ran out of the one we ordered and gave it to us with an apology and that it was no charge. This was New Years Day and our 23rd anniversary, I couldn't have asked for better.

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n
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always make sure we eat here when in Seattle... just great food and wine. The smoked octopus was truly exceptional!

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CG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was warm and welcoming, food was terrific as usual! We live Lola for a special breakfast!

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Lola on New Year’s Eve and throughly enjoyed it! We were served well by Rebecca, she made our meal enjoyable and relaxing.

The food was incredible as well, everything was fresh and well prepared. The donuts are a must!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the food but to be honest the server was one step shy of surly. Not friendly, never smiled. Seemed to not have a sense of humor which makes you wonder why someone would take this kind of service role?

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CS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We hadn’t been to Lola in several years but remember them having a delicious breakfast. Headed over there and were not disappointed. This is one of the only places I can get delicious octopus made into a breakfast entrée. The donuts are of course always a hit and the seasonal cranberry jam was tart and a perfect pairing for the mascarpone. Also enjoyed by the family were the eggs Benedict and pancakes. A consistent winner with us.

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St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was spectacular from start to finish. We went to Lola for brunch on our 1 year anniversary and they immediately made us feel special! We started with the donuts after reading Yelp reviews and holy. crap. They are little pillows of heaven and the mascarpone and jam they come with are delightful. I got the Greek scramble and my husband got the eggs Benedict.. both amazing! This was our best brunch experience in Seattle and we will definitely return on our next trip. 10/10!

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t
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent kebabs! Good gluten-free options.

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D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. . . Excellent choice, everything was perfect!

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LM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, modern Greek, fabulous desserts, we returned two days later for a second meal.

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HH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding, and we were early for our reservation but were still seated immediately. The lamb was a tough cut of meat and obviously not prime meat, but the cooks did a good job with what they had. Our side of kale was $9 and I found a hair in it, but both the lamb and the kale were taken off of our bill. The grilled quail was okay but not worth the price. The staff was amazing so I wish I could say otherwise, but I won't be returning anytime soon if ever again. I left unimpressed but not upset about anything.

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B
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for brunch. I highly recommend the doughnuts, we devoured them! The service was impeccable. I'd say this is one of the best brunches I've had in Seattle.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

This would have been a 5-Star review; the food was so lovely and delicious, our waiter Laurie was equally lovely and we had the best time at Lola for lunch.

Unfortunately, my mother in law left her scarf at the restaurant. They called us a couple hours later letting us know and we were so thankful. Patty (the woman that called us) told us it was safe at the restaurant and we could pick it up whenever we want. Today, my mother in law went to go pick it up and the host told her the scarf is not there and was very rude to her and basically said you are SOL.

Not sure how a scarf could disappear in a matter of days but the fact that the host did not care at all and was extremely unhelpful is concerning.

I hope Lola can rectify this situation. The restaurant is too good to be doing stupid things like this and ruining their patrons overall experience.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a bad food or service experience at Lola. The food is divine, and perfectly portioned. The service is genuine and accommodating. Very sensitive to the gluten intolerant, and happy to recommend favorites. The donuts are to DIE for!

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T
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Great service, very friendly, kinda pricey.
Fantastic coconut cream pie. Menu has different options of food. 👍

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D
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast in Seattle, hope they never change. Coffee is NOT wimpy!!

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RD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Not our favorite Tom Douglas Restaurant, good for a casual meal because the food was good, but not an overall value, the best thing about our experience was the service. Stephanie was wonderful and a pleasure.
We enjoyed the food but it was pricey. The wine list was horrible, overpriced and nothing special - the Greek wines that were available were okay but there is so much more available for bubbles, and still wines that I had difficulty choosing something fresh and lovely - the Rose from Greece was old, we drank it but it was already too old (2016) with no fruit left.
Very disappointing.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Andra for 10 years, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner at Lola, has always been an absolute pleasure. Guillermo at the bar is a great guy, everyone in the restaurant is outstanding, make sure you reserve, table 37 is our favourite. Thanks Tom!

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DK
Seattle
208 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lola is still my favorite restaurant in the world. Going there this time was our Christmas Eve tradition. We see Seattle Men's Chorus on the last Sunday of December and then spend the night at a hotel downtown and finish with breakfast at Lola where I always order Tom's Favorite Breakfast. Chocked full of octopus, pork, radicchio, Greek yogurt, potatoes...all topped with a poached egg. Delicious. If I have a complaint this time it's that breakfast came too fast. Had barely poured the coffee before breakfast showed up. But I guess that was just the usual remarkable service at a Tom Douglas restaurant.

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T
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Every day dining yes, special occasion not at all. Our server was fabulous. Wish I could remember her name. As she worked very diligently to ensure my husband’s allergy issues were addressed. And she did a fabulous job. The portions seemed overtly small however. The Greek salad was yummy but Lilliputian in size. Seriously. The saganaki was delicious and recommend. The salmon was well, ummmm? Ho
Hum. Overall pricey for a glorified Greek diner.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola was the perfect restaurant for a special occasion. I was impressed with the food, and the incredible service from our waitress! I've been to Lola for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and each meal was fantastic!

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LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for brunch based on reviews. Everything we ordered was delicious, and the service was great!

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NL
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola's breakfast menu is amazing and the place is usually crowded enough that reservations are needed. My favorite is the eggs Benedict but I have had other options which are fantastic as well. Don't miss the donuts!

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TP
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was were my wife and I had one of our first dates, so we came back for our 5th wedding anniversary. Dinner was fantastic and funny thing we had the same server as before! I guess Tom Douglas pays his employees well and has good programs for them so they stay for a long time. It’s a great way to run a business, employees first.

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JS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my breakfast go to place. Great egg dishes and recently updated. Service is always top notch.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered two spreads, manti, squid and quail dishes, all of them were amazing! Great wine list, friendly and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I go to Lola for dinner annually when we go and see the Nutcracker Ballet. My mother is from out of the state and always wants to go to Lola because it is wonderful! I take my sons and friends for celebrations many times through the year. Everything is exceptional there!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb kebab was very good. It was perfectly cooked as ordered, and the rareness of the meat was pleasant and didn’t give off any unpleasant odours, which is frequent with lamb. Also, the donuts were great. They look pretty ordinary in the pictures, but are really very fluffy and light, and worth the money.

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