One of the original outposts in Seattle restaurant overlord Tom Douglas’ galactic empire, Belltown’s Lola continues to stand the test of time. The theme is Greek, although significantly upscaled from your average neighborhood gyro joint. Think squid kebabs, spendy tagines, a savagely good lamb burger, and martinis with feta-stuffed olives. Their happy hour makes said martinis accessibly priced, and also offers deep discounts on the kebabs. In a fun nod to neighborhood joint theatrics, your server pours a shot of ouzo over whichever kebab you order, although they thankfully do not put on a big, fake smile and shout “Opa!” TOBIAS COUGHLIN-BOGUE
Make reservations for Lola here.
2000 Fourth Ave,
Hours: Mon-Thurs 6 am-midnight, Fri 6 am-2 am Sat 7 am-2 am, Sun 7 am-midnight
Breakfast/Brunch, Free Wi-Fi
Dessert, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, Mediterranean/Greek, Middle Eastern, New American
Full Menu, Happy Hour
Cocktail Lounge, Hotel Bar
Mon-Fri 4-6 pm ($6.50-$7.50 select cocktails, $4.25 select beers, $6.50 select wine, $4.25-$7.50 food specials).