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Lola Review - YUMMO!

nikinik Jan 12, 2009 09:47 AM

My awesome hubby took me to dinner at Lola Saturday night for my birthday celebration. I'd rate it basically the same that I always have. Overall 8 out of 10. Service = 7. Food = 9. I LOVE Lola...probably because I LOVE garlic. You pretty much have to love garlic to eat here. We started off drinking our own wine on the front stoop. I love that this place is BYOB...and no cork fee. Once inside I ordered their sangria. It's delicious and it's a bargain at $12 a bottle. To start my husband had a crab salad. I'd give it a 9 out of 10. VERY tasty! I had the tomato basil salad. I'd give it an 8 out of 10. Very fresh and fragrant too with the fresh basil. Then my husband had a soup. I don't remember what it was called but it was incredible. I'd give it a 9 out of 10. I had the garlic shrimp. 10 out of 10! Taking their awesome pistolettes and smearing them with their garlic spread and dipping it in that shimp sause is about as good as it gets! For my husband's entree he had the seafood paella. It was tasty...but could've used more seafood. I'd give it a 7 out of 10. For my entree I had the grilled lamb chops with gorgonzola dipping sauce. 9.5 out of 10. I love this dish. The lamb is so tender and juicy and the dipping sauce compliments it so well. I also love that it's served over basmati rice...which is my favorite. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because it was oh so slightly overcooked. With both of us getting salads and both of us getting appetizers and entrees and also with sangria, we got out of there for $100...not too bad IMHO. Lola still remains in my top 10 places to eat in New Orleans.

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    funejack Jan 16, 2009 07:55 PM

    Please...I beg you...please don't say yummo...please and thank you hehe...

    1. sirvelvet Jan 21, 2009 10:47 AM

      Thanks for the review and I completely agree. Lola's is in my neighborhood so it is often our choice. However, I would prefer that Lola's is kept more of a 'hidden gem' so pls no more discussion about Lola's!

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      1. re: sirvelvet
        nikinik Jan 21, 2009 01:10 PM

        You got it! I can't agree more! For the other poster...I like the word yummo...you should really just be thankful for those of use that post long reviews on our dining experiences.

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        SmartCookie Jan 21, 2009 02:17 PM

        What State/City is this in???

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          roro1831 Jan 22, 2009 06:41 AM

          New Orleans, hence the post on the New Orleans board. It's on Esplanade not far from the Fair Grounds

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