LuLu - Coconut Grove
LuLu - Coconut Grove

LuLu - Coconut Grove

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luluinthegrove.com/
  • Phone: (305) 447-5858
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Tue: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
    Wed - Thu: 11:30 am - 10:30 am
    Fri: 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
    Sat: 9:00 am - 11:45 pm
    Sun: 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Daily Drink Specials:
    Monday - Caipirinha night: $4 glass/$24 pitchers
    Tuesday - Free wine bottle corkage
    Wednesday - Scotch night: half priced scotch

    Enjoy $10 wine bottle corkage every night (free on Tuesdays)!

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 4-7pm - half priced drinks
  • Special Events: Lulu’s vision of what an outdoor restaurant should be, a funky neighborhood joint with a sophisticated vibe, a place that will connect people and start a conversation, translates to one phenomenal party venue.

    Indoors, surrounded by warm, eclectic artwork that is sure to add personality to your party, we can accommodate up to 30 people for a sit down occasion.

    If you prefer to stand while you mingle, we can accommodate up to 50 people for a cocktail and tapas event.
    Our outdoor space has comfortable couches and a prime location on the buzzing, hip corner of one of the most popular streets in Coconut Grove. This outdoor area provides plenty of space for up to 35 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Highway
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: For all Coconut Grove parking, metered street parking is available as well as outdoor parking lots and parking garages near CocoWalk.
A word from LuLu - Coconut Grove
Lulu in the Grove is a funky neighborhood joint with a sophisticated vibe featuring globally influenced seasonal cuisine and infused drinks. Neighborfood.

Lulu is a vision of what an outdoor sidewalk restaurant should be, where Commodore meets Main Highway in the center of Coconut Grove. Adored by locals and out-of-towners, Lulu offers uniquely inspired dishes from local sources. Try a few of our popular tapas like bacon-wrapped roasted dates and goat cheese croquettes. Savor our flavorful entrees ranging from truffle macaroni and cheese, jambalaya bow tie pasta, and chimichurri churrasco. Each dish is prepared especially for you delivered with a smile.

- Patio and indoor dining
- Full service bar
- Free Wi-Fi
- Weekend brunch
- Dog-friendly
- Daily food and drink specials
- Happy hour: Monday-Friday, 4-7pm

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LuLu - Coconut Grove reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • a great little place
    msjudyVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We love outdoor dining, and have enjoyed both lunch and dinner at Lulu at an outside table. The environment is lively and the service is very attentive, yet informal. The tuna tartare and the shrimp and grits are excellent and different. We also really liked the chipotle shrimp tacos. When in Coconut Grove, we will make a beeline for this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real treat!
    msjudyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This friendly neighborhood place exceeded our expectations, and we love that. Very attentive wait staff ad excellent food...casual, and delicious, what could be better?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Lauren23
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was pretty good - we ordered about 6 appetizers and ate those instead of a meal. Majority of them were great. The service was awesome too.. The outdoor seating was great for people watching.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lulu
    mike2707
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    good place in the grove. food was very good but sitting outside a little noisy staff very friendly and helpful.Little wine list but affordable wines from europe and usa inside location is cooler than outside
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night!
    DebbieK
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a wonderful time dining outside. We chose to share 3 starters of humus, goat cheese croquettes and goat cheese ravioli as well as splitting the kale salad. We couldn't pick a favorite- all the dishes were delicious and the service was great! We'll be back, for sure :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice bites - worth the wait
    QEIIVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    In spite of the spotty service, the help was friendly and courteous and the food more than made up for whatever sins occurred in the delivery. Highlights were shared small plates of Ceviche and Carpaccio, which were delicious, but it was the Truffle Risotto Croquettes that convinced me to forgive the poor service and simply enjoy the sheer bliss of each bite! I also loved my Seared Scallops while my husband devoured his Chimichurri Churrasco, and I know my daughter enjoyed a few other small bites, but I honestly don't remember what because those darn Croquettes made me lose my mind temporarily! Very limited wine list but our selection was fine. I'll definitely be back for more when I'm back in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Dining at it's best
    Tadz
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Drinks, food and people watching all great at this neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the LuLu - Coconut Grove reviews archive.
  • Fun, eclectic dining
    Benjamin
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great and eclectic menu options. The appetizers are fantastic and are great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious, slightly petty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    food was great.try the chimichurri steak for an appetizer. portions were on the small side. found a few restaurant policies to be a little ridiculous. switching from a side of asparagus to more grits instead = 4 dollars. not very smart, especially knowing an entire box of grits is cheaper than the 5 asparagus stalks they give you. no free refills on lemonade - ok fine, but tell me ahead of time so I can choose a different soda instead of the relatively small mason jar of lemonade which quenched my thirst for about 2 minutes. Overall a very cute place with great food, just watch out for the nickel and diming. our server was very helpful and gave great advice about what to order and did not steer us wrong.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shankiVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    love this place wonderful servers..esp. Alan! i don'tknow why the green leaf across the way is so full but i love LuLu..innovative food and always delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Enkaprodu
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Unexpectedly good. Everything from the food to the service was great! Loved the variety of tapas and the care me brûlée was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    PassingthroughVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great choice on my recent visit to Miami and LuLu is in a lovely spot to enjoy Coconut Grove. Dining outside is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Kekaualoha
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    If you visit Coconut Grove in Miami, visit Lulu for dinner. The food was amazing and the service great. We sat outside and watched the world go by. The atmosphere was wonderful and they welcomed our 21/2 year old and our 6 month old. It was a very fun evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eclectic and funky
    DebD37VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great food, great location in Coconut Grove....good prices too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An automatic go to in Coconut Grove
    UMparentVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Each time I am in the area I make sure to have at least one meal here. Menu is extensive with options to satisfy everyone. Food is very good and outside seating is perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and friendly service
    Marita
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This restaurant is on a street corner, they have outside seating available. There is some noise from the cars passing by, but its not too disturbing. I really liked the service this evening, it was very good and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing choice for outdoor
    PassingthroughVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Prior reviews read didn't miss here. We had an amazing time thank you!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • credit card info was stolen there
    Elisabeth1
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We drove to Miami for 1 dinner. The only place we used the card was at that restaurant. 2 hours later a 600 charge was placed on our card. Not great service, average food.. would definitely not go back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner at Lulus
    LivvyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Really helpful service as we had a large group. Professional with a nice variety on the menu. Good expereince we enjoyed the brussel sprouts very much!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Love Lulus!
    SpgesqVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    On a prime corner in Coconut Grove, Lulu's is a favorite restaurant for a casual night or evening meal. I love sitting outdoors and observing the ambiance of The Grove and the food is very good. I especially love their appetizers, like roasted dates with bacon!! Delicious! Often fun just to get all appetizer/tapas! Friendly service too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surprise!
    isacorti
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I was gladly surprised by Lulu, loved it! Ordered a salad with scallops (instead of the orange risotto), and it was amazing. People in my party ordered the burger, AMAZING! highly recomended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Return!
    Martinks44
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Beautiful neighborhood restaurant with a wonderful selection - light bites to entrees. We sat outdoors & had the best server, CJ! He made the evening extra special by bringing us a complimentary dessert. Can't wait till we return next trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem
    gpthree
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This place is set up on a nice busy corner with a great concept for both indoor and outdoor dining options. The food was plenty delish. The LuLu burger was one of the best I have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all around great experience
    nec1
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    great food, great service, fun atmosphere. All the wait staff were solicitous, prompt and welcoming. All of us enjoyed our food from the steak to the fish tacos. We had the black truffle mac n cheese as an appetizer to split between us and it was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ribs
    juan767
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    i had the lamb ribs. the best ribs that i have ever tasted. yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a busy spot with good reason
    Sergio
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Lulu has an excellent menu with great tasting food and wonderful drinks. Service is very helpful and quick to offer suggestions on the food. Now, I understand why I've never seen Lulu lacking patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overdone Burger
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Overdone Burger and slow service were hallmarks of our visit. I know the place has gotten high marks from others, but our Monday night outdoor dining experience brought us slow food and slower beer order. The burgers were generous and it wasn't until I got to second half that I found out that besides from coming out well done, versus order of medium, the second half was burnt. I was almost done when I hit the charcoal- so I did not make a big deal but did say something to our waitress when she came by. It is possible that Lulu, like a lot of other restaurants, have different kitchen staff on the weekend than during the week. BUT for such a highly touted place, the service and quality control of the food should be more carefully watched.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View of the Grove
    dhoch
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great outdoor dining ranging from Tapas like small plates which is what we had to full meals Very happy with our choice to eat here-Will likely be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tapas gem
    klerin
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This is really a tapas place...great lamb ribs, risotto croquettes! Steer away from stuffed dates and skirt steak. Drinks are great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant corner; good food
    adeturk
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    It is located on a very active corner in Coconut Grove so its nice to sit outside and people/traffic watch. Food was good not great. I liked the dates the best. Polenta was good but dipping sauce just taste like mayo no real distinct flavor. Portions are small so order several small plates for 2 people. I would recommend Fried green tomato BLT - creative sandwich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chilly at LuLu
    WJC722VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    There had been several chilly nights in south Florida and all the restaurants with outdoor seating had heaters as did Lulu. We had a reservation and were seated next to a heater, when we got cold we asked for the heater to be turned on and were told it was broken. They only had 4 heaters in the entire outdoor area and 1 was broken. The sister restaurant across the street had 12 heaters because I counted. We asked several times and they finally moved us to another table before we had our main dishes served that was closer to a heater. I thought the food was overall very good. The ambience would have been better had we not been cold. The manager sent over complimentary desserts and coffee for us which was a very nice compromise.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining in the grove
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great food, enthusiastic service. Waitress made knowledgable recommendations for food and wine pairings.great choices for both small plate dining or regular dinner entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    VeryUnhappyVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    I went with my family and everyone loved Lulu! We ordered tapas and everything (especially the risotto croquettes and brussel sprouts) was amazing. Our server Alan was warm, friendly and attentive. The only bad thing is that Lulu is so far from our home in the DC area so we can't go back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!!!
    PIPERVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The entire experience was the best, food, waitstaff very friendly and outgoing! I will be back soon..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • apparently i looooove this
    shankiVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    apparently i looooove this placew...everything about it! great food, wonderful servers...doggy friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We had a fantastic time brunching at Lulu. We were celebrating my sister's engagement and she asked us all to be her bridesmaid. The staff and our waitress were nothing short of spectacular. We had a great time and we all will definitely return. Food was wonderful. Highly recommend. Best brunch at the Grove
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Food was very good however our server was not. It was a slow night so we would have expected prompt service. We had four adults dining and entrees were not served at the same time. The manager did pick up on the poor service, giving us free desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Again
    UMparentVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Came here last year when visiting Coral Gables/Coconut Grove. Love this restaurant; prices so reasonable and food is delicious. Again had the thai steak salad which is fabulous. Husband had roast chicken which was very tasty. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Coconut Grove style
    CHFan
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Try their goat cheese croquettes: my daughter's favorite menu item. The side walk at this corner location is quite wide making the outdoor patio dining spacious and very enjoyable. In addition large fans move the air nicely on hot evenings and the placement of planters for screening also make the setting attractive. The menu is varied and everything we've tried at this restaurant (3 separate occasions) was well prepared, tasty and nicely presented. Wait staff do not hover and are very responsive with filling water glasses to offering and or clearing beverages and plates. Easy to spend several hours relaxing and enjoying Lulu's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the octopus and fried
    DmwgeminiVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Had the octopus and fried green tomatoes. Both were different and very good. Good for more eclectic choices. Outside seating nice. Inside very loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.