This place is fabulous. What
This place is fabulous. What a great addition to a great neighborhood. Try the lobster poutine or baked Louie & don't forget to check out the chalk board to see what wines everybody else is trying! Love the new list!
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful gem
A wonderful place with fantastic food and wines to compliment everythimg. The service was awesome! Will definitely be going there again!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great time at this restaurant
Had a great time at this restaurant. The food was delicious and the wine was perfect too. The server helped us a great deal with the wine choice as we are not pros at all. We definitely look forward to our next visit to try another tasty looking menu item.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife & I brought our 7
My wife & I brought our 7 wk old son to Louie's for Saturday brunch and they took great care of us. This place is family friendly and great for brinch!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Louie's is a fine neighborhood
Louie's is a fine neighborhood place to go. The criticisms that I have are the noise and that our server needed to know more about the menu. These aren't awful criticisms, just two of note.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, food and service....on
Great place, food and service....only complaint - a little too loud for conversation during dinner hour.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some tables are crowded in
Some tables are crowded in the midst of other tables. A better table opened up 5 minutes after we got there and we requested to move. Not too painful, but wouldn't have been as good of an experience at our original table.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Sunday Brunch
Aontoher great brunch at Louie's with long-time friends and our 2 month old son. Great job as always!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quite nice, but noise level
Quite nice, but noise level would turn some off, food was very good with an varied menue
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I loved this
My friend and I loved this place, the vibe and food was great fun!! Thanks for a great experience.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Uncorked a gem
Great neighborhood venue. Service was pleasent quick and fun. We where there to celebrate special occassion and was delighte with service food and the option to buy great cocktails and wine. Good job guys
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and wine were excellent as they were in our first time here. Our server was very knowledgable of both the food and the wine. This noise level is a bit loud and the tables a bit tight together for our more "mature" ears which can limit easy conversation, but the food and drink will keep us coming back!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time! Food was
Had a great time! Food was godd, wine was even better!
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Louie's! It's my favorite
I love Louie's! It's my favorite neighborhood restaurant and bar. I do wish they could control the noise level a bit by adding some sound absorbing materials. Otherwise, it's perfect!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent menu choices....couldn't
Excellent menu choices....couldn't decide where to start....must come back again to work our way down the menu!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give Louie's a try
This was our first trip to Louies Wine Dive.
Great place. Casual but with a great - not overpriced wine list. Service was great. We will be back.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
we will be back to continue
we will be back to continue our way down the menu....lots of choices
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chicken pesto lavash was
The chicken pesto lavash was the best I've ever eaten! I'll be back in order to try another lavash.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food, friendly service
It's a bit on the expensive side, but the food was good and the service was very friendly and helpful. I like that you only have to commit to paying for two glasses of wine if you order a bottle.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood favorite
Whether it's a relaxing Monday night or a TGI-Friday, Louie's is always the perfect atmosphere. Great food, amazing wine list, attentive and friendly staff. What's not to love?
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Louie's is a great little find in the Waldo area. The menu is good for those looking for nibbles like the flatbreads and deviled eggs or the entree lover who wants a full meal! The special of the day was crab cakes w roasted potatoes and asparagus. Cake was full of crab a little spicy and the presentation was beautiful. Wine selection is huge and they will open bottle only selections if you commit to two glasses! Vibrant atmosphere and they also have live music on weekends.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
very helpful and gracious staff
A wonderful time at my friends birthday party. Although we did not have reservations, they were more than accomadating to us at the bar with excellent service and superb wine! Enjoyed my wine so much I purchased a bottle to take home!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We had a nice evening and great food. My only complaint was that we requested to sit at a low table and were seated in the back bench seating, with a couple on each side of us. There were two other open tables in that area when we were seated. Thinking that they were planning to seat groups of four, we were disappointed when the next two parties were only couples. Our waiter was very accommodating when we asked to move over to the corner after one of the couples left. The tables in the area were extremely long, making a private conversation not so private.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business meeting happy hour
We stopped by on the recommendation from a friend in the area. It was fun, great happy hour, creative drinks for a hot summer night. We will recommend it to friends who want a good varied chose based on food styoes.
Beer options include local favorites
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a group of three, and we all absolutely had a wonderful time! Great staff, great food, great drinks, great prices...Great time! Will definitely go back!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minus 2 Stars
The food was delicious. The wine was delicious and extensive. The atmosphere was loud. A party of 5 at a small bar table was too cramped (especially since a reservation was made) and was a BIG minus. Ordered 7 glasses at the table of the same wine, no suggestion from wait staff to share bottle or mention what the name of the wine. But I have and will suggest Louie's to friends and I will return. I'll just make sure to request a regular table and order a bottle of wine instead of glasses.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the 4 varieties of bottomless
Love the 4 varieties of bottomless mimosas. I had 6.
On on --->
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Louie's was great!
We were just in town visiting and I wanted to go to a wine bar -- Louie's was perfect. Great wine list, love the fact that they'll open any bottle if you commit to 2 glasses. Food was very good!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food and Service
Our first time at Louie's last night and loved the unique menu items and atmosphere. Angela was knowledgeable and friendly, just the right amount of attention. After our fabulous Lobster Poutine and 4 Pork Gnocchi we went downstairs and enjoyed the jazz trio. We will definitely be back and soon - what a great find! Cory and Aaron you guys have a winner!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite places to take friends. The food is always amazing and there is no shortage of great wines to try!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd visit to the Wine Dive and we had so much fun. The food is amazing and I told our server that I want to work with the chef because she is so creative. Our server was delightful and I can't wait to go back and introduce your place to our friends. Thanks for a great time.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new favorite
The wife and I found this place a couple of months ago and it has become one of our favorite spots. She really like the deviled eggs and I am particularly fond of the spicy Bloody Marys for their Sunday brunch. If you haven't tried it, do yourself a favor and check it out.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening w/ Good Friends!
Menu had a wide variety that every palate could find something they liked.
We had a party of 6 and everyone liked what they ordered. The fish of the day on 8/9 was "good, " but not great," was the only less than great review. The 2 orders of Deviled Eggs that were gone in minutes, speak for themselves.
We enjoyed our dinner inside, which did reach a high noise level, that sometimes made conversation difficult. We then moved our dessert, coffee and after dinner drinks outside, which was very enjoyable. The chocolate chip cookie in the iron skillet w/ ice cream was a sin.
There was absolutely no issue, when we wanted to move outside from our server or management.
Our server is what made the whole evening a memorable experience.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good will be back
We had a group of 10 people for lunch and everyone was happy and the service was good. Menu has good choices and it's a great location. It was fun. Hoping to go for some wine and drink specials next time!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went to Louie's Wine Dive for the first time. It is in my neighborhood and I would go back. Our server was great. The food was good. The interior is quite dark but thankfully the all of the windows brightened the place up.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Music Venue
The primary reason we went to Louie's on Aug. 24 was to hear our favorite jazz group The Leslie Mclean Trio. We have discussed going other times, but were told how busy it is on the weekends. I made an early reservation for the "Bubble Down Lounge" and was glad I did! It gets crowded around 7:00 and no times slots are free. We stayed from our reservation time at 6:15 until 10:00 pm. The food is unique, or a unique twist on some long-time favorites. Plentiful servings and surprisingly take home containers are needed. They were already out of salmon by 6:00 pm? Disappointed in the dessert selection, especially for the price. Chocolate chip cookie skillet-not good. They were out of what I really wanted, but lime bars were awesome.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Louie's is an energetic, fun restaurant! The food was delish! The cheese flight was a great way to start off the night! I had the gnocchi, my husband had the shrimp diablo. Both were delicious with my husband commenting the best he'd ever had. The menu looks so good we want to go back again and again!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great evening and really enjoyed everything - the wine blackboards are very cool and fun.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband is from Europe, so when we sat down and were greeted with olives, we felt like we were at home in Italy-a sensible and well-received tradition we hope they keep.
The food came out very hot! Which we love! It was tasty, and our waitress was not overbearing or phony, meaning, she did not come back every few minutes with obnoxious and trite comments like, "how's that tastin' for ya?" which we greatly appreciated.
The shrimp and grits were delicious, and the shrimp bisque was fabulous too. The mussels needed to be cooked just a little longer, but other than that, we loved it and will return again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine and Nice Outdoor Space
Very good and everyone enjoyed themselves. Service attentive but casual.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an early Sat dinner. Not crouded, but somewhat noisey. Food was very good and portions were large. Service was excellent. I thought that it was a little too expensive, especially the wine list. But with the food and service quality, it was still a good value. We will go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, better service
We went out for a relatively early dinner (5:30) on a Saturday night. We'd been to Louie's before, and always enjoyed it. This time was no different. The food is reliably excellent, whether you go for the starters -- the mussels and bruschetta are wonderful -- flatbreads, or main courses -- it turns out we're not too far north for really good shrimp and grits. We've usually enjoyed very good service, too, but this time, our server set the bar for all the others. She was engaging and personable, and she knew the menu as well as the chef. If you're looking for a high-quality, comfortable, neighborhood experience, you'll find no place better than this.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Waldo restaurant
Stopped here on a whim to grab a bite with a friend one quiet, late Saturday afternoon as neither of us had been there. Sat outside and ordered a bottle of Coppola pinot noir and the cheese flight as an appetizer. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful, as the wine he recommended was perfect and the cheese plate was tasty. We ordered steak and crab cakes, and both entrees were delish! Our waiter sold us on the chocolate chip cookie dessert which was also fabulous. Louie's is certainly worth another visit later in the evening when there's music and the crowd is more vibrant...I can't wait!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had dinner there for our anniversary and had a fantastic experience. Food was great, Music was excellent (Charles William Trio) and service was spot on.
We had only been there a couple of time previously but will definitely go back!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service and great wine! I'd highly recommend Louie's.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Night Out!
Terrific food! And Christine took care of all of our needs. Love the way the wine purchases work! We will be back soon!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I knew it would take several months for this places food to improve.
My first experience, we had a terrible waiter and they served me burnt gnocchi.
This time the waiter was attentive, the Sinatra burger and the truffle fries were fantastic.
I will go back.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to Louie's Wine Dive. We were very impressed with the food, ambience and service. Louie's is our new favorite restaurant. We will be back very soon!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here on a Saturday
We ate here on a Saturday night. It was busy and "energetic," but not overwhelming. Food was so, so good. I had the shrimp and grits, my companion had one of the specials, a surf and turf - a filet stuffed with crab meat. Salads were good, wine list was interesting and the service was attentive but not intrusive. A really good experience. If you have a sweet tooth, have the cookie served in the skillet with ice cream on top.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Discovered Louie's in Des Moines where the owner/chef started the place. We came to KC and brought family, hoping the experience would be the same in this location. We were not disappointed. Some very original menu selections that were cooked to perfection.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM