Louis
Louis

Louis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cossettas.com/louis/
  • Phone: 6512227378
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm. Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tom Hommes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room seats up to 45. We have different menus to choose from.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Hundly 6512227378

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Louis
Meeting friends, family occasion, on a first date, Louis is the place to raise a glass, celebrate or just mingle and be. Find the intimate booth and enjoy traditional and regional Italian cuisine or experience an urban setting on St. Paul's highest rooftop bar and sample our small plates and try one of our specialty drinks. The interior of Louis is simmering with rich and handsome feel. Louis is stylish, inviting and comfortable with beautiful wood floors, exposed brick walls, warm lighting, comfortable booths, large windows to enjoy the sweeping views of this breathtaking room.

Louis offers Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-close everyday! Louis offers discounts on selected Food and Beverage.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Louis reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (101)special occasion (97)neighborhood gem (87)good for groups (73)fit for foodies (73)scenic view (68)romantic (56)notable wine list (39)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (26)great for lunch (15)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Sugo sauce was too salty. Three of us had it and all were drinking unusual amounts of water because of the salt.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My pasta was great. Others in my party had pasta as well and said it was rather salty. Bread was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time at Louis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was exceptional and the wait staff friendly and attentive. It is a beautiful facility and the outside upstairs deck is great with a beautiful view of the Cathedral. The deli on the main floor is not to be missed - everything you could want in one place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Renovation
    Jaya
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    three cheers for Cosettas......fine dining at last...cioppino was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Apparently, we made reservations on the website of the restaurant. It appeared to me that it was an Open Table reservation. We did not receive points for our meal, very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service but NOISY
    DanB
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I asked for a good table when I made my reservation, noting it was my daughter's birthday. We got stuck in the middle of the room. The food was very good, but it took a long time to arrive. Our server kept giving us free mini-appetizers, so I give her high marks for trying to make up for whatever happened in the kitchen. My only serious complaint is the noise level. We really could not hear one another speak. It was ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great good, great atmosphere
    2sistersfromiowa
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My sister and I were visiting St. Paul and came upon Louis. The food is awesome. It reminded us of the true Italian food we had when we visited Italy. The atmosphere is also nice, but can be a little noisy if you are seated by a group. The service was very good - a knowlegable staff and the manager, Steve, was a gracious host.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 40th
    M2GION
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Fantastic food, servers know the menu and treat you well, nice cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner to look forward to!
    AlwaysSearchingForFood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service is always very friendly along with some awesome food and choices. The asparagus app is great and at some point you must try the fried cheese! Very rich but, oh my
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Birthday Dinner on West 7th
    Par4kers
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was so good and prompt. The cocktails were perfect. The food was so good we had to share a plate due to the amount of food which was prepared and the dishes were so appeallng to the eye. Even splitting a plate there was plenty of food to take home. I would recommend Louis to many of my friends. Another item was the pricing was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Restaurant!
    Beth
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    First time visiting Louis. Made a reservation for 10 the night before our Friday arrival. Ended up getting to the restaurant later than planned, but the staff were extremely hospitable and understanding. Had no idea such a gem was in St. Paul! Fabulous food.....great wait staff.....superb service.....lovely atmosphere! Can't wait to go back when it is warm and enjoy the outside dining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food. Will go back.
    NikkiReview
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our first dining experience at Louis and it was awesome! I went with my husband to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. The fresh baked bread was wonderful. The salads were light and refreshing. The spaghetti al pomodoro was INCREDIBLE and the brick chicken was perfectly cooked - juicy, savory and with a hint of citrus. The atmosphere was romantic, but vibrant. It was fun walking through the bustling pizza shop and deli downstairs on our way to Louis. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love everything about Louis except the noise. They must do something about the acoustics. It's way to loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overly Salted
    Glenalla
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We wanted to have dinner outside on a beautiful fall evening so chose Louis in downtown St. Paul. Their outdoor Rooftop Taverna has a very limited menu. I decided on an arugula salad with chicken breast and my husband ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. My salad was just OK, the baby artichokes were absent, and the chicken breasts were about 1/4 inch thick, dry and so super salty I couldn't eat them. My husbands spaghetti was also very salty. We sent them back (which I very, very seldom do). The replacement chicken breast was juicy, but still very salty. I wish we would have eaten inside. Maybe with more choices we would have been happy with the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Saint Paul Gem
    Cinemadp
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Folks of Cosettas have really done well over the years and this remodel of Cosettas and addition of Louis is amazing. Thank you for investing in Saint Paul! The outdoor patio in the roof is by far one of the best in the twin cities. You can certainly make it a wonderful evening with apps and drinks overlooking the city and cathedral.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Carly
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My husband enjoyed Louis for our 26th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was considerate and accommodating. The free creme brûlée to help us celebrate was nice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service and Food
    goldy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was outstanding. Our waiter was incredible helpful on choices and delivered exemplary service. Would highly recommend this dinning experience to my friends. Menu has wide variety of choices at a wide price range for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • salty
    boboVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was good. But it could have been outstanding had the kitshen decided to dial back on seasonings, especially the salt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Choice for St. Paul Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was in the restaurant business for many years in the Twin Cities in my 20's. All top notch restaurants, so I'm picky to say the least. Louis/Cosettas is some place I'd return to over and over again. I love everything about it. The location (close walk to stroll the riverfront), the view, the informed waiters, the Italian deli, and of course, the food. Hands down, one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian food
    JenInMN
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I think the waitress ruined our experience. We had a couple questions about the menu. She answered us short, with disinterest. My husband and I brought a friend in from out of town for a treat. We had a good time and ignored the upset waitress, who knows she may have had a bad day. Next time though..we'll go to the downstairs Cosettas. Our taste prefences are more Cosettas than Louis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    NativeStPaul
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner - server had little knowledge of the menu - could not recommend suggestions for our table of first timers - food was oversalted and overdone - did not receive the value based on what we paid - ambience is VERY noisy - although we love Cossettas pizzas and pasta - the seafood was especially oversalted and overdone - don't think we will go back -
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Louis was GREAT!
    Lola
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was outstanding. Our server was excellent! The prices are a little steep, but we will definitely go back for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delciious
    kari
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had an amazing dinner with an assortment of entrees ranging from the Spaghetti to the Linguini with Clams to the Prawns. Everyone's was delicious and beautiful. Our server, while a good server, wasn't overly friendly or didn't give great recommendations. I have a lot of food aversions and she seem put off by that telling me that there were good items on the menu for my "tastes" but not giving any recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Mangia
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love Cossetta's market, pasticceria, and casual eatery downstairs -- true neighborhood gems. However, we were seriously disappointed in the food, atmosphere, and service when we tried out Louis this past Saturday. We ordered a fruit and cheese board as an appetizer - the cheeses were good, but the fruit did not taste fresh and this was accompanied by stale bread saturated in honey. The main courses (both pasta and meat dishes) were good, but nothing special for the price. It was incredibly loud in the dining room and much more casual than anticipated (kids running around). The wait staff was not very professional. Random wait staff/bussers removed plates from our table without asking before we were even finished with the course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable
    fromeauclairewi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The wait-staff was very accommodating, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. We very much enjoyed our time there - before and after dinner drinks outside and dinner inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Flavor, Not As Great Cooking
    redgiant
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Sausages were spiced wonderfully and prepared in a good sauce, but were a bit dry and overdone. Lasagna rather simple and burnt on edges but still tasty. Chicken florentine the standout, very well prepared. Sides were all great. Definitely good place for the price if you're in the area, especially in a smaller group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    mamaschwegsVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We took my 90 year old mom for dinner. She has dined here previously, but loves to go back! We had just a wonderful time. The wine we were suggested to try, was wonderful. Not over the top expensive, either. We had salads, and pasta for our food selections. I tried one of our waitress's favorites, and it was delicious. We always choose the Misticanza salad, which never disappoints. My husband had the Beet salad, which was also a hit. Everyone else at the table had the Bucatini, with the exception of my mom, she had the Rigatoni. Both dishes were a hit, as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ONLY FOR THE VIEW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    the view is great and the ambiance is nice, but the food was just OK, and overpriced. we had happy hour on the roof. i would only come again for drinks. our server was not attentive, but friendly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, okay food
    mcwhat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A few friends and I went to Louis for my birthday a few days ago. We ordered Fritto Misto and the Carpaccio to start. The Fritto Misto was oily and lacked seasoning. Wouldn't order again. My friend enjoyed the Carpaccio. One had the GF Pasta Alla Barese, she liked the pasta, didn't like the sausage. I had the linguini w/clams and it was quite good. They brought out creme brûlée for me and it was delicious. The wine list is okay. A family was seated next to us (around 8:30pm) with a screaming child which continued to scream throughout the meal. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. Not sure what barn these people were raised in, but they should go back and learn Parenting 101 and find a sitter, go earlier or stay home. Geez!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LovesItalian
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Attentive service, wonderful food - taking one's experience above and beyond by sharing a sampling of something new and treating the table to a small plate of cookies before leaving!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not fantanstic
    ALGirl
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I took my parents on a Sunday evening. Most of the the food we ordered was good. The chicken marsala was excellent. The one exception was the veal saltimbocca my father ordered. It was a nice sized portion, but completely overcooked. Even an amatuer cook knows that thinly sliced veal cooks very quickly. Considering it was one of the most expensive entrees it was a bit disappointing. The wait staff was pretty patient with my elderly father that was slow to make up his mind.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was very surprised
    finnopinion
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    i resisted dining at Louis because i assumed the menu would be similar to the downstairs cafe, and china instead of plastic and styrofoam. so i was completely and pleasantly surprised at all of it...the menu, food prep, service, ambiance. i certainly will return with my family and friends. great job cossetta's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok
    Raingirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was better then some recent places I've been, but it still wasn't outstanding. Dessert case seemed impressive, but closer look, it seems like the desserts are not "homemade". Also the case had fruit flies flying all over the place. The marketplace, however, was divine!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive wait staff, fine food.
    Snoozen
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love everything about Cossetta's - it seems to have an answer for every dining whim. Friday night we decided on Louis, and were pleased by the attentive wait staff. We wanted to linger, and linger we did, enjoying wine, salads, our entrees, then dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    outwego
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our evening started with cocktails on the rooftop. Beautiful view of the cathedral. Our server was very friendly and even volunteered to take a group picture for us. Dinner followed and was wonderful. Again, our new server was very helpful and knowledgeable about different dishes on the menu. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stay down stairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and i felt rushed through our whole dining experience. The bread came out after dinner started, which signed weird to have them pour oil while your trying to eat. Our dessert was only fair and over priced. After dining there w wished we would have stayed in the cafeteria style Cossetta's down stairs (where we found a similar dessert for three dollars less and it looked more elegant).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We met friends on a Saturday night (group of 6) and had a wonderful time! The waitress was wonderful.....checking back appropriately but giving us time to catch up with each other and gaze at the menu. Food was wonderful and drinks very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Phil
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had reservations for inside but wanted outside and ended up getting the last table out. We had to sit at a high top which would not be a first choice. It was noisy and also allows smoking on the outer edge. The food was good but the bar area has a limited menu. On the other side, it is cheaper to eat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louis
    food
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fun to go this Italian restaurant. Food was tasty but not outstanding. Great as leftovers the next day for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Out of 6 of us, none of us were very impressed with the food.....which surprised all of us. After dinner, we went out to the rooftop patio. Great view, but the music drove me crazy! It was all over the place -- did not fit the setting at all. We had one drink & went somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate