Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase
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Louisiana Purchase

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.louisianapurchasefoodandspirits.com/
  • Phone: 8288985656
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Bagbey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Visit our private dining rooms for your next special occassion.
  • Private Party Contact: Laurie Bagbey 8288985656

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Louisiana Purchase
Proudly serving the high country since 1984. Inspired Cajun, Creole, French and Northern Italian cuisine. Honored with Wine Spectator Magazine Best of Award of Excellence since 1994. Hospitality like no other place in the mountains. Louisiana Purchase has been chef owned and operated since its inception and is a true North Carolina dining experience.
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Louisiana Purchase reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great Cajun Cuisine
    Panther1
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    This is an outstanding restaurant in Banner Elk. The menu is interesting, the wine list is first rate, and the service is outstanding. A great experience with food that is five star.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Returning Customer
    ParksterVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Set in an unassuming building Louisiana Purchase is a treasure among the mountians of Banner Elk. It is a very upscale look with beautiful artwork and professional staff. The food was very good and wine list was excelent. All of this in the small town of Banner Elk was unexected on my first visit. This was one of many return visits and I have always enjoyed the food and surroundings. The wait staff is very well trained and attentive also. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Quaint ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The Food was wonderful. I had a Jumbalaya that was simply delicious. The wine list was extensive with endless possibilities to enhance the meal, and the service was wonderful and very attentive. Interesting original art on the walls for sale by local artists. The only detracting part of the evening was that the overall decor inside seemed a bit worn and outdated. I think the inside of this little gem needed a minor face lift. - but I wouldn't let it stop you from going. It was a great meal and a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a fine dining experience,
    WandF
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    It was a fine dining experience, as usual. Only concern was the several pages of their wine list that were missing this time -- pages that dealt with German white wines we ordinarily drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant evening dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Very pleasant evening dining with wife and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Louisiana Purchase is a hidden treasure in the High Country. It is worth a long ride. You are greeted immediately by a friendly staff. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. The wine list is extensive. Laurie, one of the owners, has a wide knowledge of wines and it is worth the trip just to talk to her about wine. The menu is delicious offering local grown additions. You will want to share items, just so you can "try it all.". It is an experience worth repeating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    bannerdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    You would never know it by the outside, but this is a 5 star restaurant!!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Louisiana Purchase continues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Louisiana Purchase continues to be one of the premier restaurants in the Boone Banner Elk area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second time dining
    Ollie
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This was our second time dining at Louisiana Purchase, after about a month, and we were greeted like long time patrons. The service was professional, but friendly and relaxed. The food recommendations were spot on, and the wine list is excellent. We will certainly be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful, delicious surprise
    CarolinaGirlVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We have a home in Blowing Rock, and we drive to Banner Elk occasionally for dinner but had never eaten at LP. We have a Mountain Alliance coupon booklet and decided to use the one for LP. When we entered the front door of the unassuming building, we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is quite nice with while tablecloths and a Louisiana ambiance. But the real surprise was the delicious food. The barbecue shrimp and grits are among the best I have ever eaten, and my husband's mahi mahi with capers was outstanding. The pre-dinner Caesar salad and gumbo were both delicious. The wine list is extraordinary with a number of excellent Joseph Phelps wines offered. The proprietress, Laurie, made us feel welcomed and appreciated. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Constantly a Quality Restaurant
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Great food, servers that met our expectations and outstanding creole atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shrimp, shrimp, shrimp
    MadEatterVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Been going here for 20+ years always great. Discovered new dis bar b q shrimp
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite place in town! Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Favorite place in town! Love the food! Always consistent! Awesome service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was ok. Asked for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Service was ok. Asked for something that I didn't get. Server never noticed. Food was ok. Cheese plate was good. Lambshank was overcooked.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a nice dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    It was a nice dining experience. EVERYTHING is a la carte and therefore very expensive for our taste. 1 glass of wine, one appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 waters = 100.00. It was good but is want THAT good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal again, and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Great meal again, and our group of friends, who were all first timers to Louisiana Purchase, couldn't stop raving about their delicious meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had not been to the restaurant
    Bobby
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    I had not been to the restaurant for a few years and was pleased with the food and the service was OK. The servings were large. The prices, however, are too high for this caliber restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first visit to Louisiana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Our first visit to Louisiana Purchase. Very pleasant surprise from the minute we walked in the door. Every component of the meal was excellent from my wife's Cesar salad to my Mahi Mahi. Nice portions. Nice pace to meal. We got there on a less busy night. Next day I looked and there were no reservations available all night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cannot speak highly enough about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Our waitress, Malissa, was excellent. Service was superb. Although our reservation was for New Year's Eve and the restaurant was apparently completely booked, we did not feel rushed at all. Our meal was presented in a timely manner. I cannot speak highly enough about our delicious dinner. This was our second time at Louisiana Purchase. We will continue coming back! This has turned into our favorite eatery in Banner Elk!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • appetizers and entrees were
    lovesgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    appetizers and entrees were very good. the young man who bussed the table was awesome...our water glasses were always full, he replaced bread quickly and removed empty plates very fast. the desserts were fair. the bananas foster, which the waitress said they were known for, was mediocre and the bananas weren't cooked properly.
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  • Louisiana Purchase is one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Louisiana Purchase is one of our favorite restaurants in the high country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Always great, one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Always great, one of the best finds in the mountains........
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in the High Country
    bwncVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    If there is one place that ranks as our favorite in the High Country, Louisiana Purchase is it. We eat out frequently and there are some really great restaurants in the area, but Louisiana Purchase consistently outshines and delivers with outstanding food and service. There is nothing better than a wonderful meal in a pleasant environment without even a hint of pretentiousness (unlike some other area restaurants). The crab cake is a classic and a must try. I love the filet and it is my usual, but if the schnitzel happens to be on the menu, do yourself a favor and try it. Everything on the menu is of great quality and very fresh. Finally, take your time with the wine list, there are some fantastic choices on there. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Our favorite restaurant in Banner Elk to dine. The food choices and quality are excellent and the service is consistently outstanding. We had 7:30 reservations on a very busy Friday nite and were seated immediately upon arriving. Excellent wine choices and very knowledgable staff to help you select the perfect wine.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dropped the Ball!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Menu was thoughtful but execution was poor. State they feature fresh, local vegetables but they were few and far between, what we did find was large hard chunks of carrots and over cooked proteins , dried out over baked cheese topping. They chef's creative menu sounds much better then it tastes! I am sure if he were there he would have a shake up in the kitchen! Would give it another try but make sure kitchen in properly staffed. The menu prices do no not reflect the quality of the food, poor value!
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    What a lovely evening we had at Louisiana Purchase. The terrific food and incredible wine selection make this restaurant a treat in any community. That being said, it's not free but it's well worth the price. We will be back!
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  • The Louisiana Purchase is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    The Louisiana Purchase is the best kept secret in Banner Elk. We have been here over 12 years and just discovered it. It was our first time but it won't be our last. The service was superb. I can't say enough about the food. I've had Jambalaya in New Orlean's Jackson Square and thought it was good. The Jambalaya at Louisiana Purchase had that beat. My wife's oysters were excellent. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit to
    Orbit
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    This was our first visit to the "Purchase" and we really enjoyed our dinner. The cajun type foods were delicious as were the salads. It turns out that our friends and new neighbors eat here regularly. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While there are several excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    While there are several excellent restaurants in the Banner Elk / Beech Mountain area, Louisiana Purchase is our outstanding favorite. Having dined there multiple times over at least a decade we have always had an outstanding meal and excellent service. THIS IS THE PLACE FOR FINE DINING IN BANNER ELK.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service and food was for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    The service and food was for the most part impeccable. The only disappointment was that my scallops were a little gritty. We enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience,
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Always a great experience, we were given exactly what we asked for. The only beef was a very loud party of 8-10 women seated behind us. They were having a good time, but we asked to be seated in the bar, so it was more our problem than the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic