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—long turquoise banquette benches, wall-mounted Persian rugs, swooping brushed-bronze lighting fixtures—yet retains its composure. The chefs show a similar knack for incorporating unexpected elements that enliven but don't undermine dishes like pan-seared salmon, fried chicken, and a double-cut pork chop.

Modern American Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

211 Broad St.
Nevada City, California  95959, USA


Known For:
  • Cod and smoked-salmon chowder
  • Many ingredients "organic, ethically raised, and locally sourced"
  • Weekend brunch (weekday lunch served at adjoining National Bar)

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