That’s exactly what you’ll want to say when you arrive at LOLA. The restaurant, housed in a historic train depot in nearby Covington, is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that will charm your socks off the second you step aboard.
LOLA was opened in 2006 by husband-and-wife team Keith and Nealy Frentz. The owners, who are also the chefs behind the operation, work out of an actual train caboose that has been outfitted with all the bells and whistles for an incredible kitchen. Guests dine in a train car oozing with charm, furnished with plush red booths, tables and chairs. The restaurant even has a beautiful and ample outdoor space where guests can dine al fresco.
The award-winning chefs serve up delicious yet simple southern fare, offering casual lunches on weekdays and fine dining in the evenings on weekends. The menu has something for everyone, all of which is utterly delicious and definitely ‘gram-worthy.
Go for lunch for delicious appetizers, salads and sandwiches, like The Depot, Hot Mess or their Cochon De Lait Poboy. Their dinner menu is also delightful with a range of delectable options like Boudin balls, crispy pork piccata and Korean barbecue flank steak. LOLA also offers daily specials on their social media platforms.
To accompany their meals, LOLA’s drink menu offers guests handcrafted cocktails that taste just as good as they look. Try the Provence 75, a fresh fruit martini, the hickory Old Fashioned, or one of their seasonal margaritas.
And no visit to LOLA is complete without one of their famous desserts. Try their hummingbird cake, the white & dark chocolate brownie or their Ooey Gooey. The restaurant also offers catering services with a host of lunch, dinner and specialty cake options.
Whether you love trains or are just looking for a charming dining experience, this restaurant near New Orleans is sure to impress.
Location: 517 North New Hampshire Street, Covington
Lunch: Monday – Friday 10:30am – 2pm
Dinner: Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 9:30pm
[Featured image: LOLA]