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Booker-Lewis Restaurant
Booker-Lewis Restaurant

Booker-Lewis Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bookerlewisrestaurant.com
  • Email: information@booker-lewishouse.com
  • Phone: (337) 239-8142
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast
    Monday - Friday:6:00am - 9:00am

    Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:00am-1:00pm

    Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner
    Sunday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef John Martinez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is Available.
  • Entertainment: Live Music and other events held next door in our pub.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 171 N - Behind the USDA Building
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Booker-Lewis Restaurant
The Booker-Lewis Restaurant features world-class fare in a charming, Old South setting. The classic breakfasts and dynamic dinners are subtle creations served in a casual upscale atmosphere. The restaurant is locally known for its exquisite cuisine, intimate ambiance and attentive service.

Meals may be taken in one of three dining rooms, or on the wrap-around porch of The Booker-Lewis House. Service is also available at John Beck’s Pub located next door in the Ward House.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food, service, and ambiance of this restaurant were outstanding! We have lived in cities two-three times this size that haven't had a local fine dining location of this caliber. You can tell the chefs here take pride in their work. This isn't a place that puts together cookie cutter dishes. I had duck with a homemade hickory BBQ sauce that was the weekly special, and my wife had a sirloin steak with a unique Cajun dry rub. Much like the food, the service was great too. They knew the dishes, could talk wine list pairing, and was friendly while giving you your space. While this probably isn't the best place to bring your kids, at least for dinner, I think this is the best place in Leesville for date night or an adult dinner."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This place is a little beacon of culture and civilized dining in a town overrun by fast food and carbon-copy clone Mexican and Asian places. This is a must visit establishment. The food is amazing and the wait staff is, for the most part, well above par given the quality of the local labor pool. Take your significant other there for a romantic dinner, take your business partners there for a great lunch, take your priest/ pastor there for after church brunch. It is a high quality place in a low quality town. The steaks are amazing...who needs butter and steak sauce when their salt and pepper only method is amazing! Their seafood creole is tasty and generous with the seafood. Their brunch is amazing. There is not a bad dish on the menu!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Found restaurant service excellent. Both appetizer and entrees we choose were quite delicious. Bar not skimpy on liquor. Quiet overall. Will definitely return. Happy to be able to dine in Leesville instead on longer drive to Lake Charles."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our first time there and will definitely return. Lovely use and preservation of an old house. Service was outstanding. Food well worth it and presentation was excellent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "WE LOVE THIS PLACE!!! THE BRUNCH WAS AMAZING THE SHRIMP AND GRITS WERE TO DIE FOR! GREAT SERVICE AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AS ALWAYS!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time on a double date with friends...good food, drink, service, and company. Thanks Chef John!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been to The Booker Lewis several times. We order something different each time and have never been disappointed. Great service, too!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Friendly Service - Great food - Timing and Quality of Service Mediocre - needs improvement, main course took an unusually long to be served and one of our friends did not get his 2nd drink"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Booker Lewis has a welcome feel when entering,however the service was very slow not due to our server who was also our greeter he seemed to be the only person who had ambition. however our food was acceptional. Also very affordable"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Ther server was new so I wasn't too upset by her being slow and forgetful. Food is always amazing."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Charming multi-room restaurant with a four-room B&B upstairs. It's an old house redone, but enough of the original is left to enjoy the feel. Charming and quaint and welcoming. Staff was friendly; server knew the menu well and even laughed at my puns. Well done. I ordered the Ribeye, med-rare, salt/pepper rub with the daily vegetable, a squash/pea/carrot mix which was quite good. My steak was PERFECT. Not just good, not pretty good, perfect. A good cut of beef needs nothing more than a bit of salt and pepper, and then some fire. That is exactly what I had Saturday night. Best steak I have had at a restaurant in several years. Excellent food, great staff, nice ambiance, and the hotel option."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Several visits confirms that everything is always excellent. You can't go wrong with 'Surprise Me, Chef' selection."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We booked for Valentines night, at about 3 weeks before the holiday and when booking there was only 5pm and earlier or 8pm and later. And much to our surprise we were seated exactly at 8pm then live music started. The booker lewis house had a special valentines menu and allowed for substitutions. The food is always amazing and the staff is so friendly and caring."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We received good service and our food was delicious. Our appetizer was a little small but it tasted good. Overall good experience."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Booker-Lewis is a wonderful place to dine and enjoy great food in a town that does not have any restaurants to speak of. It is a hidden jewel in older plart of Leesville, La., Staff and chef is great and they always treat you special. It is a miracle that this place exists in this part of country. It is the only place we dine at in town for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I highly recommend this "special place" it is awesome!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have found an excellent place to dine within a short driving distance. Gone are the 50 to 75 mile drives to dine in a nice restaurant. The menu is quite varied so everyone's taste buds should get satisfied. Wait staff was very professional."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Food and service was great as always. We love this restaurant and will eat here frequently. It's a nice change from the noisy restaurants. There was a rather noisy table of 4 that seemed to want everyone to hear their conversations. We have only eaten dinner here but would love to try their breakfast. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a nice, quiet dinner."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We recently had a gift certificate for Sunday Brunch and the whole experience was really great. The food was excellent. The waitress was very informative, helpful and a great waitress. I have recommended your restaurant to others for Sunday Brunch."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Went to booker lewis house for our anniversary and the wine was great and the food was delicious!!! I recommend anyone in the area to check it out!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "This was an Anniversary dinner for my wife and I. This was not our first time to dine at this restaurant, to the contrary we had been there twice before. That was exactly why we drove from another town to enjoy this special dinner at Booker-Lewis. And, we were not disappointed. Once again the service, atmosphere, and food was exceptional as always-maybe even better. We travel extensively and this restaurant ranks with the finest we have visited. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, our waitress was very informed on the menu and even helped us decide between a few things on the menu. The food was excellent and definitely not something you would expect getting in leesville."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I've come here a number of times and the service is always top notch, the food amazing, and noise level is a minimum. I'll continue to return to this place for as long as we are at fort Polk."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The Staff went out of there way and stayed late so we could eat. The food was excellent and the service exceptional. Best steak in Leesville bye far."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Outstanding meal, great service, was our 42nd wedding anniversary meal."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was great! This was our second time to dine at Booker Lewis House and we were extremely please with the food, service and ambience."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Booker-Lewis Restaurant is the only true fine dining restaurant in Leesville. Chef John is amazing!! My wife and I always go to the Booker-Lewis house for special occasions. The wait staff is great and the food is great!! We have never had a bad experience. Thanks!!!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Booker Lewis is a must try if you are in Leesville/Fort Polk. It is the BEST dining you will find in the area. Best food, staff, service, etc. I could rave all day about this place. John Beck's Pub next door is awesome too!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I was surprised to see an Open Table restaurant in the very small town of Leesville LA (Fort Polk). I wanted as special dinner for my son and I for Vetererans Day and his birthday. Great place. The chef and matre de actually read my special request on the reservation and were ready for us. Very nice meal, great service, friendly staff and a small boutique hotel to boot. When we do visit our son at Fort Polk we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The best place to have lunch if your looking for good food and a quiet atmosphere to be able to talk without having to raise your voice."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "The food is always delicious and the service is above and beyond. Never a disappointment."
    Dined on 10/12/2013