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New American restaurant Lola in Great Neck to reboot

The exterior of Lola, a restaurant in Great

The exterior of Lola, a restaurant in Great Neck featuring the cooking of chef Michael Ginor (Nov. 14, 2009) Photo Credit: Kirsten Luce

Lola, Great Neckas acclaimed New American restaurant, will close after dinner on Sunday, May 10, to reopen later in the month with a new menu.

When it opened in 2009, Peter M. Gianotti gave Lola 3A stars, praising the abrilliant, volatile, high-riska menu; the restaurant was named as one of Newsdayas Top 10 New American restaurants in its Top 100 series of 2013 and 2014.

Executive chef-owner Michael Ginor characterized the coming changes as afairly dramatica and said the new menu would be pan-Mediterranean, focusing less on Europe and more on the cuisines of Israel and Northern Africa. With a mix of small and large plates, the new Lola will be amore accessible and less expensive.a Lenny Messina, who started as a sous chef at Lola, will be the chef de cuisine.

Ginor said he expects to reopen Lola on May 19. Weall keep you posted.

Lola is at 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-466-5666,


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