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Best Restaurant in South Broward Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2008 - Lola's



2032 Harrison St.

Hollywood, FL 33020


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Hollywood has long deserved a bistro like Lola's. Many have tried, and like suitors vying for the king's favorite daughter's hand, local restaurateurs have had trials aplenty. But the neighborhood has attracted places either way grand or way limited — lisping princes bearing delicacies too rich for the average Hollywooder's palate or too bland to engage our interest. And then along comes chef Michael Wagner, a guy with the right pedigree (a CIA degree, apprenticeships with Florida's top chefs) and a quirky but serious sensibility. The décor chez Wagner is elegant, modern, just noisy enough to feel lively; his comfort food and classics — short ribs, lamb chops, potato skins — have been revved up with rocket fuel like Coca-Cola and red pepper marmalade, sturgeon caviar and pomegranate cherry gravy. He got it right: Lola's is the kind of haunt you can drop into on a whim for a cheeseburger and a beer, or a place to casually suggest to out-of-town snobs. It moves effortlessly high and low. That's our definition of class.

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This is a joke. The food is overpriced. Valentine special was a rip off, $65 per person !!! No exceptions could only order off that menu. We don't do appetizers or dessert and were stuck since we knew we could not get in anywhere else at last minute. Did not tell me when I made reservation.


I cannot agree more - Whether you are sitting at the bar with a burger and beer or sitting down to a 4 course meal, the staff is courteous and friendly and the food is excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Also, we went to one of their tastings - a set menu paired with wines - and it was well worth it! go go go !


From the moment I stepped through the door, I loved everything about this restaurant. The staff is so friendly, and warm. The food is not what you expect, it is ten times better. The chef is a super-friendly and genuine guy, and in a town where store fronts are empty, and restaurants are empty....Lola's on Harrison is the hardest place to get in to! I highly recommend the Skirt Steak and the BBQ Beef Ribs...they are off the charts. Don't skip dessert either, they have a chocolate cake like nothing you have ever tasted...I definately rate this the best restaurant not just in South Broward...but in all of Florida!!!!!


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