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15 Watts St., New York, NY 10013 40.723401 -74.003768
nr. Thompson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-6700 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cajun/Creole, Caribbean, French, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$$

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    7 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.; A, C, E at Canal St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

No one ever said opening a restaurant in this town was easy. Or quick. It took Lola owners Tom Patrick-Odeen and his wife, Gayle, two years to claw their way to victory over a litigation-happy neighborhood-activist group that made the American Temperance Society seem like a bunch of pushovers. Along the way to re-creating their popular soul-food restaurant in Soho (the original Chelsea location closed in 2004), there were State Liquor Authority flip-flops, private dicks, charges of racism, countercharges of intimidation tactics, and a smoking-gun Zagat blurb. Oh, and two week before opening, their executive Top Chef toque Dave Martin packed up his knives and left. Stepping into the breach to oversee Lola’s Cajun-Creole-inspired kitchen and resuscitate its much-missed 100-spice fried-chicken-and-Sunday-gospel brunch is Jennifer Printz, a veteran of Payard and Le Cirque.

Caribbean Brunch

Sat., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. seatings, $42 prix-fixe

Gospel Brunch
Sun., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. seatings, $42 prix-fixe

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