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Booker-Lewis Restaurant
Booker-Lewis Restaurant

Booker-Lewis Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bookerlewisrestaurant.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

    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
  • "Portion Was too small for prize of meals. After leaving the restaurant we were still hungry. If someone was on diet this would be a good place for them."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Celebrated a birthday with friends. Dinner was very good. Nice atmosphere. Service was great. We will visit again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • " 30th anniversary. Wanted an intimate table. Got a intimate table for two in sm rm shared by party of 10-w/several children allowed to roam at will. Hostess apologized explained there wasn't a more private table available. Disappointed but made the best of situation. Server was pleasant suggested wine and dining. Went with her wine suggestion and glad we did. Ordered stuff mushrooms and a baked Brie plate. The cheese plate came without the crustettes and mushrooms never arrived. Finally received toast. The cheese plate was very tasty. The steak ordered medium rare came medium well but it still had good flavor. Pork loin was overcooked. We will probably give them another visit before we write them off completely."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We love dining at the Booker-Lewis Restaurant. We always come here for special occasions. I ordered the 5 oz. sirloin, and it was tasty but the quality of the meat was not up to their normal standard. My steak had quite a bit of gristle in it. The staff was wonderful, though. They were very friendly and helpful (as always) and did a great job. I also appreciate that this restaurant gives a military discount; it's nice to be appreciated. We especially loved the bruschetta and the cheesecake!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was clean, relaxing, and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent! This place has excellent food and friendly staff. There are not many choices in the area with such fresh, quality and different selections. Booker-Lewis has them all!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This was my first time going and it was my anniversary so I took a chance. The food was amazing! The best I've had in years. I love this place and will be going back very soon."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The Booker-Lewis Restaurant is a great place for a couple to have a nice dinner alone. It's a nice change of pace, the food is great, and the prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "It's difficult to find a decent restaurant in this town for a reasonable price. Booker-Lewis provided a romantic atmosphere, stellar service, and a truly surprisingly delightful dining experience. From the appetizers to the dessert we were not disappointed in a single bite. This is now our "go-to" spot for romantic dinners, taking visitors to a meal, a fun brunch....anything that requires a step above the loud atmosphere of the other "sit-down" restaurants in town. Our best experience in Leesville by far!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a relaxed and enjoyable time. The food and service was good. Very nice place to eat and you don't feel like your out in a fast paced hurry up and eat place. We were able to visit and enjoy ourselves."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Second time my husband and I have been here, and it's absolutely delicious. For the quality and quantity of food, it's not even that expensive which is a huge plus for us with a baby on the way. :) the staff is always courteous and friendly. We had the pot roast and the grilled salmon, both of which are amazing. 5 stars!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "From the description on the website, I expected real creole cuisine as in something very similar to New Orleans food, but got a bit watered down version of it. The food was not well seasoned at all, everything tasted kind of bland right down to the sweet tea, only thing I enjoyed were the cannoli & creme brulee. The oyster on the oyster slider was very small, not really worth paying $4 for one sandwich of mini buns & all lettuce. Aside from the food the place was very clean, loved the atmosphere, very sweet southern romantic, the other party was a bit noisy, but I liked the place. I'm willing to go back one more time to give it another shot."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "i have been to this restaurant twice. and the same thing happened both times...we left early. they always seem understaffed both in the kitchen and on the floor. it takes a long time to get water and to get a drink. we ordered our appetizers and entrees. and waited. and waited. and waited some more. after 30 or more minutes, they finally they bring out one appetizer. its fine. and we waited. and waited some more. she came over once and apologized for the wait. after another 25 minutes without our second appetizer and no entrees in sight, we left. mind you this same exact thing happened before. we told the waitress who apologized and said it would never happen again, well i don't think we'll try it again. sonic it is!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great value for the quality and quantity of food. We had a bad experience with brunch, but dinner was extraordinary"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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
    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
  • "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
  • "Several visits confirms that everything is always excellent. You can't go wrong with 'Surprise Me, Chef' selection."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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