Brooklyn >Restaurants >
French >Chez Lola
387 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.693270 -73.970405
Neighborhoods: Clinton Hill
"YOU" people not welcomed! – Hubby and I were looking for a place to grab some brunch and passed Chez Lola. we decided to try it. place looked decent enough when we entered and was seated. Then we waited 15 min. for someone to come take our order. our order was taken only after my hubby caught the eye of the manager we seated us. so we ordered our food and waited. while we were waiting we noticed that the waitress waited on every other table except ours (hmmmm?) Even people who came in after us (Hmmmm again?) after about 18 min of waiting my hubby got up and asked the manager/owner what was taking so long and the guy flipped out and said," it's always the same with "you" people. we said we were leaving and he said good, dont ever come back i dont want your kind here!
Nice Place – Chez Lola is a great place to go for a casual, low key dinner. Brunch is also great. The fare is good and pretty ecletic so, listen to your server's advice. Server I had was friendly and down to earth, attentive but not overbearing. Summertime offers a lovely garden in the back, free of street noise and is private and romantic place for a date.
Wine list is well priced both by the bottle and the glass. (Some of the same bottles they sell at Chez Oskar 3 blocks away are at least 5 dollars cheaper at Chez Lola!) Overall it's a great spot for a chill bite.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE – I really thought Lola was going to be a great place to eat. Well, I couldn't have been more mistaken. The servicer pretended to be professional but clearly was not. We had a large party, 12, and this place just could not service us. The food took forever to get to us. Half of us got our food first and afer like 10 mins. the rest got theirs. Then to beat it all, the food was cold. It was sent back, nuked, and returned. Can you imagine nuking mussels? Oh, yeah, and the mussels were $12 for like 12 mussels. Unheard of anywhere, even in NY.. The paella was not edible. Not only cold but horrible. Grainy gross rice with non-descriptive seafood, meager portion as well.. don't bother wasting ur time or money. We had to ask for bread after sitting for like 35 mins and getting no even water.
Local Favorite – If you want a relaxing and pleasurable meal then go to Chez lola which puts it sister restaurant, Chez Oskar, to shame. The food is wonderful, the staff is accomodating, and the atmosphere is pleasant. Go there!
pathetic – My husband and i had a terrible experience at Chez Lola.
The service was unfriendly and simply unprofessional . We showed up at 10 pm and the waitress made us clearly understand that she didn't want to serve any longer that night. She rushed us and was very rude in her attitude.
The quality of the food was ridiculous. First my meal, the pork loin, arrived cold! and the sauce tasted like one of those Maggi tablets! My husband ordered the chicken and it wasn't delectable at all. It is dinner food! But too expensive for that!
And last detail: the cooks whistling at me from their open kitchen when we left!
Un grand moment de gastronomie !!!
A very poor experience! I really don't recommend that place!
Excellent meal, friendly staff, good ambiance. Love it! – My family came here on Mother's Day after a horrible experience with the host at Mojito down the street (read the review...and don't ever go there!). The host/waiter/bartender was AMAZING and the food was wonderful. We had a great time - didn't feel rushed at all - and they play excellent music here, so we were able to just sit for a while, drink our wine, talk, etc, before even ordering anything. My sister, who lives in the neighborhood, tells me that they often have a live Brazilian Jazz trio sometimes....I can't wait to go back and hear some good music and drink more good wine!
Very good and Eclectic food, great presentation and decor – A favorite in Fort Greene! i had no idea that this place was owned by the same people as Chez Oskar, but it definitely shows! The food is great and original, the decor is very original, the waiters very nice. I felt a little bad that this place was a bit too quiet as it is definitely a best in the neighborhood, certainly not pretentious either. Good for a date or with a bunch of friends. They occasionally have live music as well (on Wednesdays?).
Try the almond cake, it is delicious!
A Real Treasure – This place has it all: beautiful decor, friendly staff an excellent food. I stumbled upon it with my fiance, and now we're there every weekend. The staff , especially the manager Edit, is wonderful. And the drinks, (my favorite is the Vander Bender), are excellent. A gem in Clinton Hill/Fort Greene.
go go go to Chez Lola – A wonderfully tasting and visually appealing experience every time we go. Great service, a fun drink menu and the salmon burger is a real winner. Daily specials are always interesting and the ones I have tried have been very very good.
lovely lovely lola – The paris martinis are so delicious, fresh and delightful, like biting into a pear,. but so much more complex. the bread they set on the table is chewy and fresh--but where are the plates? i had a pile of crumbs in front of me and nowhere to set the bread down! the olive oil was a nice touch, though I thought that was an Italian thing. Anyway, I went with two friends, myself and one other had the salmon burger with skinny onion rings--the burger was so damn good.. and the chipotle mayo made it all worth while. the onion rings were fair.. could've used less salt. i had to drink a LOT of water, although the wait staff was incredibly attentive. any time my glass went below half full they were there filling it up! my other friend had the cheese burger..which she phrased as being "the bomb".. she loved it. they cleared our empty plates promptly and asked if we wanted more drinks or dessert--we had the white chocolate lavender bread pudding--FANTASTIC. so so good. I have to say, the space is a bit crowded and cramped.. my friend got smacked more than once as a waitress passed, though apologies were given. The ambiance is quite nice as well. it made me enjoy my food all the more. Reasonably priced considering the amount of food we had and what we ordered...I look forward to going again!
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Chez Lola on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.