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“Not bad American comfort food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lola's on Harrison

Lola's on Harrison
2032 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020-5020
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Ranked #42 of 498 Restaurants in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 21st Ave
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Not bad American comfort food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Wish I could have loved this place more. Friendly waittress, but slow service. The salmon tartare appetizer was fine but completely unexceptional. The signature Coca Cola braised ribs were spoiled by the piled deep fried onion rings on top. Ribs themselves were too sweet and a bit sparse for the price tag. This place is not bad, but when you're playing in the comfort food space, you better be remarkable. I kept thinking: "Outback does this as well or better."

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Happy Hour at the bar with friends, great snacks and half priced drinks... what else could anyone ask for?

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Great drinks and food, service needs help”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Wednesday night during a holiday week. The restaurant had people but by no means was it crowded. We went for happy hour which has a limited menu and $2 off drinks. We ordered a round and some apps including crab cake, mushroom tacos, salmon tartar, muscles and braised short ribs. Our waiter was friendly but service was not efficient. We had to ask for bread numerous times and were told they ran out and had to make more even though they do not make it at the restaurant. The portions were very small for the price. The beer selection was large and enjoyable. Will consider going back here but the service needs to get more efficient.

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Hollywood, Florida
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Intimate and fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This restaurant is just RIGHT! The space is used perfectly, the atmososphere is welcoming, the staff is knowlegable and professional, the food is extraordinary, and the ambiance is cozy. It was a perfect place to catch-up with an old friend... quiet enough to talk.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, cranky manager”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were told we had to wait just a few minutes. As we looked around the place it was clear that no other table for 3 was near finishing. When we pointed this out to the manager and indicated that if he had planned ahead he could have easily sat us and by seating another table of four 1 table over and combining 2 tables for 2 for us. The manager was pissed and said he knew we were coming but other people showed up and they had to be seated. We wondered what reservations meant to him then? He told us that the single tables were booked for other customers. Eventually we were seated in the back dining room with one other table.

Our waiter was fine. Our appetizers were excellent: spicy shrimp, crab cake and tuna tartare. My wife and our friend had excellent mushroom gnocchi. I had ordered the hamburger and at the last minute was told that they could not serve the bun! Would Italian bread do? I said no and ordered the flat iron steak. The steak was a nice bit of meat, but it was nearly ruined by a thick sweet jelly like sauce that tasted like reduced ketchup. Our waiter kindly did not charge me for my food.

We have eaten here on each of nearly annual trips to this area for business over the past 5 years and had looked forward to our meal. We even had a reservation for our last night but after this meal we cancelled it. While some of the food was good, the behavior of the manager was atrocious: also no one ever showed up for the 2 tables that the manager had said were reserved. We shall now run from Lola’s on our next trip to the area.

Visited December 2012
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