Fodor's Expert Review Lola

$$$ Nevada City Modern American Fodor's Choice
Riffing off the calculated flamboyance of its namesake, the gold-rush-era celebrity Lola Montez, the National Exchange Hotel's restaurant flirts with excess yet retains its composure decorated as it is with Persian rugs, long turquoise banquette benches, and brushed-bronze shepherd's-hook lighting fixtures. The chefs show a similar knack for incorporating unexpected elements, as with a recent entrée of honey-garlic buttermilk fried chicken whose sides—heirloom grits and dinosaur kale with candied kumquats—enlivened the dish but didn't undermine it.
Modern American American Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

211 Broad St.
Nevada City, California  95959, USA

530-362–7605

thenationalexchangehotel.com/dining

Known For:
  • Tarantula Dance tequila-mescal specialty-cocktail homage to Lola's stage act
  • Atypical small plates and salads
  • Most ingredients "organic, ethically raised, and locally sourced"
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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