Lola Bistro

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2058 E 4th St (btw Euclid Ave & Prospect Ave)
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 621-5652
Mon–Fri: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM

Watching Iron Chef Michael Symon compete (and rack up the wins) on Food Network and do his thing on The Chew, you very quickly get the sense that this Cleveland-born chef has the cooking chops to back up the air time. His flagship restaurant Lola (relocated from its original Tremont location to downtown Cleveland, and helmed by executive chef Joe Swan) is not a good restaurant, it’s a great one. You can expect the meat-centric fare that Symon is best-known for (bone marrow, beef cheek pierogi, venison, pork shank, you get the idea), but it’s all served with a delicate touch. Take for example, a fried pig’s ear and watermelon summer salad offered on a tasting menu a few years ago — memories still linger. -- Arthur Bovino

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Michael Symon's Lola serves sophisticated American fare, like Crispy Bone Marrow and Beef Hanger Steak, in his hometown of Cleveland, OH.
Food Network
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 07:23
Iron Chef, Michael Symon's Lola Bistro is Cleveland's premier restaurant for a complete culinary experience. He serves up a modern twist on some your favorite traditional dishes.
Perry Ellis
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 04:50
Order up Iron Chef Michael Symon's Beef Cheek Pierogi. Located in the hottest entertainment district in CLE, E. 4th Street.
Destination Cleveland
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 09:50
Don't leave without doing the 6AM bacon/ice cream die for!!!
Monday, June 7, 2010 - 16:52
Lola Fries! cannot go wrong. A must order with any meal...lunch or dinner
Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 10:30
Happy hour dinner menu is three courses for $30!
Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 11:54
Superb appetizers (try the beef cheek pierogi) and excellent beverage program (try the Clean Lime cocktail)
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 16:04
Get the Charcuterie. You will not be disappointed.
Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 05:48
Sit at the chef table. That's where the action is!
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 15:26
The Beef Cheek Pierogi on the appetizer section is so ridiculously good that i'd just get three orders of it for my meal. Someone tell Symon to up the portions and serve it as an entree.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 12:02
Try the Beef Cheek Pierogies or Hanger Steak
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:12
Great food, great service... Tried Lamb Heart for the first time, never thought I'd eat something like that, but am so glad I ventured outside of the box
Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 19:20
Gotta go the whole nine yards! Get aps and desert and have the waiter pair it for you. Best resterant in the city...hands down!
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 11:11
Wine menu on iPad!
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:36
Try to sit at the chef's table for an amazing all-around experience.
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 07:25
Omigod best thing I ever ate was here.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 15:14
Michael Symon is seriously amazing. The beef cheek pierogies are awesome, as is the pork chop with cheesy polenta and the 6 a.m. Special.
Friday, May 21, 2010 - 14:30
Great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Amazing!!I am also a huge fan of Lola for Lunch. I would recommend reservations, even at lunch for larger parties.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 16:03
What's not to like? I can vouch for the pork belly and the calves heart, as well as the hanger steak. Great service, great food!
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 15:47
Chef Michael Symon's spot can't be beat. No matter what you get, finish it with a 6AM Special. You won't regret it. #finedining
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 17:02