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Louis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cossettas.com/louis/
  • Phone: (651) 222-7378
  • 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 (651) 222-7378

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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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)."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Fun to go this Italian restaurant. Food was tasty but not outstanding. Great as leftovers the next day for lunch."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Best Fettucine alla vongole ever - but the noise level on a Sunday night was so loud I couldn't talk to my companion. I'm not sure I would return because of the noise."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Although our service was good, this restaraunt was so noisy! We could barely hear the waitress and didn't even try to speak to each other across the table. Not at all enjoyable. The food was just average and was served with cold bread that was slightly burned and cold tasteless oil."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We ordered bruschetta it was aweful no flavor barely a hint of basil or garlic I ordered rigatoni got something else we had already mentioned the bruschetta decided to eat what she brought no time to wait we were going to the concert I understand they were busy but I don't think the food would be any better during a slow time won't be returning any time soon"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food was great and the service pretty good. It was very loud, we sat between the bar and patio area. The waitress forgot to place the order for our side dish and the kitchen didn't seem to make it a priority to get it out so we ended up not getting it because we were done eating. The veal was very good, really good! Great menu and nice room but not for a quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Lots of happy people. Too noisy for us, even after taking off my hearing aids. Fried mozzarella app and 2 salads were excellent, pasta had to be remade with less salt, but the server was there at the right time, no fuss, the remade dish was much improved. Sadly lacking in vegetarian options for my spouse, especially when we went downstairs to the market and bought veggie lasagna and two veggie pastas to take home. Kudos to our server for her knowledge of the menu, but I guess we're not the target market for Louis. If there's a next time, we'll probably insist they go get him a veggie lasagna from downstairs."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Good but not great. The menu lacks focus. There are items from many regions of Italy, but in many cases they are finished differently than you would expect or lack the refinement one would expect from a top Italian restaurant. For example, I love Papparadelle, but was told by the waitress that the sauce is not a well stewed ragu in the Tuscan style. It is the chunky bolognese sauce from the lasagna. It has a lovely rooftop bar which is worth visiting."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "1st time at Louis. Went with a group of 9 for wife's birthday. Server was too busy to handle a large table along with her other tables and we felt a little left out. Great looking room and patio area. Food was hit or miss, mostly miss. Most in our group were not impressed and did not like their meals. Most items were overly salted. Caprese Salad was fabulous. Short ribs were wonderful. Bruschetta was different but wife complained bread was soggy. Spiedini di Mozzarella needed a cracker, crispy bread or something to eat it with. Pappadllle Bolognese was good but pretty rich and overly salty. Overall, not worth the cost and we won't be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A friend recommended it to me, and I was really impressed. We will definitely come back again"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Good atmosphere, good service, decent gluten free menu. Enjoyed a great wine, salads (Casear and Caprese) and restaurant-provided extras as well as the porterhouse and fish special. Steak was, according to my companion, done to his liking and tasted great. Unfortunately the halibut was extremely overdone and very dry, not to mention outrageously priced (would pay less for far more at many other places). Our last visit was 1.5 years ago w/same experience, was hoping things had changed w/similar reviews. As locals returns will be out of convenience not desire for food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our first time to Louis in St Paul. The portions seemed high priced for what was served. Looks like a great outdoor bar."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was a special occasion...my son's 30th birthday. He and his wife had dined here before however my husband and I hadn't. We enjoyed it very much. The service was excellent and food delicious. Enjoyed beverages and appetizers on the rooftop and then moved into the dining room. A perfect evening!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Second time dining at Louis, first time shortly after opening & kinks definitely weren't worked out. Fire & smoke alarms went off throughout the night. Reluctant to return however newly engaged son requested to celebrate engagement. Menu very pricey for quantity & quality; pasta dishes just ordinary, their presentation like eating at home. Pasta seved hot, saltimbocca just warm. Ok waitress, not very personable. Average rating for above average price."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We went for Sunday lunch at 12:30. The outdoor rooftop looked appealing but the piped in music was too loud. When we came back in the very nice hostess said that she could turn down the volume for us but there were many others outside and there was a great booth inside that was perfect. Our server was pleasant. We split a cheese and fruit plate which was exceptional. We split an excellent green salad and perfectly prepared rigatoni. I had one of their fun house cocktails. We split lemon and raspberry sorbet which comes with an elegant sugar cookies perched on top like a sale. Everything about this special lunch was perfect."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My husband and I took our son and daughter in law for their first wedding anniversary to Louis's. They loved it. We loved it. We usually eat at the cafeteria style part of Cossetta's which is excellent also except that you have to get your food and carry it upstairs, etc. We thought for this occasion we would do the sit down dinner. It was wonderful. The pricing on the menu was good. The food choices were excellent. The waiters were wonderful and very good at answering our questions. I have a husband who is a vegan and there were choices for him. The ingredients in the food were so fresh. We went downstairs and did some shopping in the market and ate dessert at the bakery. The coffee smelled so good. Desserts fantastic."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Louis and we enjoyed it very much. The food, the service, the ambience was very good. We will be back to try the patio."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food. It was excellent. The service was only fair. The most annoying part was the coffee that came after the desert. It was served in, of all things, mugs. This results in the coffee instantly cooling to below it optimum temperature the mug being an effective heatsink. Coffee is meant to be drunk at a certain temperature for optimum flavor and aroma. That ruined an otherwise very good meal. Additionally, after pouring the coffee, the waitress disappeared neither refilling the mugs or asking if we wanted more or at least a proper temperature coffee. All said, we enjoyed and will return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was our first experience at Louis. From start to finish everything was wonderful. Our server (Peter if I recall correctly) guided us through the menu, made an awesome wine recommendation, and suggested an absolutely amazing starter - Sausage Calabrese. Pacing of our courses was perfect and they even beautifully split a beet salad for us - unexpected, not necessary but a really nice touch. Would definitely recommend a visit to Louis. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The dinner and service was great! Don't miss this place!!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This service at Louis was excellent!! All the staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating for our large group. Everyone in the group loved the food & the service!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "It was a great experience. Had not been there since they remodeled - wow - well worth the drive from across the river!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Amazing service (mike was very attentive).The food was DELISH, make sure to ask the server for his favorites, that was how we made our decisions and were extremely happy with the selections. The hostess was friendly as well as the manager that stopped our table to check on is. Overall, five star service and food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food well beyond run of the mill Italian fare, though good old spaghetti and meatballs was excellent. Our server was very helpful and pleasant, very willing to split orders so two can share several courses. Very nice decor. Love the rooftop views of 7th street or the Cathedral dome."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service was slow and not inpressed at all. I think since our appearance was a little dressed down our server did not take the time that she would with others. We were on a double date and we wanted to try something that is known, which in this case was a big mistake. We have dressed nice casual nothing like scrubby but not in any fancy dresses and suits. I will probably will not go back to Louis. It took about 7 min to be greeted and 10-15 to get drinks, and another 15 to order... SLOW service. Just because we are look casual doesn't mean we don't tip well. It was not that busy to have to wait for everything you needed."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My fiance and I went in to check the place out and have dinner because it was a place we were considering for our grooms dinner in October. We were blown away by the hospitality, their ability to answer our questions, the atmosphere, AND the food. I am excited to go back again soon and we have already reserved the very nice private dining area for our grooms dinner. Much recommended!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I thought the food was very overpriced. They will not allow you to make any subsitutions. For example, I wanted pasta instead of polenta with my chicken dish and was upcharged $7.50 for a small portion of pasta (the polenta was still on my plate)."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've been here several times and love the chicken under a brick. We split a pasta and the chicken and it was outstanding. Always fun to stop in at the market on the mainfloor too!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Although the food was very good and the service also very good, the price for a pasta dinner for two at almost $100 is too expensive."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I could've eaten three of the rigatoni portions , it was is small. It was very good, but child's size. The others meals looked like a normal portion. Other than that, the patio is very nice and they did a great job on the renovation. I'll go back in a while, just not getting the rigatoni. I feel like they owe me a plastic toy with that meal."
    Dined on 7/16/2014