In 1997 Symon opened the restaurant for lunch and dinner service in Tremont. Since then the main appetizers, entrees and desserts -- beef cheek pierogi, a beef hanger steak, Lola fries, Lolita brussels sprouts and the Lola S'more -- are still on the menu. Eventually the restaurant moved to East 4th Street, its current location.
One big change at the restaurant is that when Symon opened Mabel's BBQ just a few doors down on East 4th Street, he stopped lunch service at Lola in April 2016. The famed Lola Burger went away when lunch service was halted, but a slightly different version of it is still offered at B Spot locations.
The Chew, the ABC show in which Symon is a host, featured Symon's restaurant to celebrate 20 years on its Facebook page.