Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lola's on Harrison (Hollywood)

I recently realized that I've neglected to actually enter a post on the blog about one of my favorite restaurants, Lola's on Harrison. Lola's is located on Harrison St. in Downtown Hollywood. The chef/owner is Michael Wagner who has worked under Chef Allen and spent several years at Tuscan Steak.

Lola's specializes in sophisticated comfort food. The menu changes seasonally but his signature dishes remain in order to avoid a revolt by his regulars...

The restaurant is modern, comfortable and lively. They have a full bar now and have a huge selection of craft beers. They also offer half price bottles of select wine on Sundays and have great wine and beer flights at reasonable price points.

There have been some bumps along the way with service but the current manager is on the ball and the staff is top notch.

They are about to expand next door in order to accommodate private groups. They frequently host beer and wine dinners that feature creative dishes not on the regular menu. I would look out for them.


The ricotta gnocchi is served in a wild mushroom sauce, shaved riccota salata and drizzled white truffed oil. Gnocchi's are light and the combo is perfect. Hard to pass on this dish. Comes in two sizes.

The "falling of the bone" beef short rib. They are known for their Coca-Cola BBQ beef ribs but the short ribs are the real winner. They are tender and packed with flavor. They also come in two sizes.

I'm not a crab cake fan but the Maryland blue crab cake is very good. It contains plenty of fresh crab with minimal filler.

The purple potato skins are a favorite of The Chowife. They are served with a sundried tomato creme fraiche, smoked bacon bits and caviar. Bacon and caviar? SOLD!!

If you catch the lobster or crab ravioli on the menu give it a shot.

Chef Wagner's Tuscan Steak experience is evident with his steaks. The cuts vary and they are usually very good as are his sides.

They currently have a grilled ruby red trout on the menu that is great.

As I mentioned earlier, they are famous for their Coca-Cola BBQ beef ribs. They are too sweet for me but they are good and people love them.

Make sure you stop off at Hollywood Vine across the street for a pre and/or post dinner glass of wine or two...

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