Restaurants & Bars 2

Lola

David Pearlman | Nov 19, 2002 04:34 PM

A wonderful place, with what is likely the best wine list on the planet. Also one of the best run operations I've ever seen.

Setting: The restaurant is in a converted house, and very pretty. Noise level is high, but not unbearable, when the house is full.

Food: Excellent. Prix fixe menu. Three courses for $38, four for $45, five for $52. Tasmanian wild salmon with coriander crust, accompanied by sweet potato puree, snow peas and gingered beurre blanc, was wonderful. So was the caramelized pineapple tart.

Wine List: 40 pages, updated daily. I'm really serious about wine, and so is the owner. The wines are all excellent, and the markups are, by restaurant standards, exceedingly reasonable. Met the owner, who obviously takes incredible delight in his wines. He told me that the space taken up by the subterranean cellar exceeds the amount of floor space on the serving level. Wow!

Service: Our server was helpful, efficient, happy to be there. Can't ask for more.

The restaurant's website is great. Check it out. http://www.lola4dinner.com/

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