Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp & Grits
New Orleans-style shrimp cooked in garlic, Cajun spices and butter over creamy grits
We had six of us. The food was excellent. We had pizza, the hot brown and the spinach and tomato lavash appetizer. The bbq chicken pizza was excellent. I will not go back for a long while, if at all, due to the extremely rude hostess. My friend arrived before me and the hostess didn’t even acknowledge her. When I arrived I told her my last name and she said “AND”. All while one earbud was in her ear. She said “well is it carry out a reservation or what” if it had been my family I would have left. I doubt I go back. I will say our server was good. Please note the restaurant was not crowded and the hostess was doing nothing else.
Took me family here for my wife's birthday. She wanted pasta.
The shrimp tacos were very good with generous portions of shrimp. My friend had the spinach artichoke pizza. She said it was amazing.
This is such a great place for lunch and dinner! Great food and wonderful service!
The service and ambiance was excellent.
Ordered wings (awesome) and crab cake (underwhelming) as appetizers. The crab cake had more filling than crab.
For cocktails we had the Maker’s McKnight Tea and Relaxing Helen. Both are good choices if you’re not a drinker…light and refreshing. Watch out for the tea though!
The chicken carbonara was pretty good except the mushrooms were too big! The next time I’ll ask to have them diced. I opted for no bacon which I suppose resulted in the dish needing a dash of salt. The light portion of shrimp and grits needed a little help — crushed red pepper. Aside from that, the dish was good…just wasn’t the traditional shrimp/grits (in my opinion).
Overall, we enjoyed our first visit and intend on going back.
Sever was excellent and had great recommendations. Very relaxed atmosphere
All the food was fantastic especially the gumbo. Highly recommend.
Always consistent in delicious food and friendly & accommodating wait staff. One of my favorite “go to” restaurants!
Scallop Wednesday is my new favorite thing!
Good food and great service. I’ll be back soon.
Never a bad meal or service at Lou Lou!! A dear friend was in town so I suggested Lou Lou....... She loved it.
The food is so fresh and obviously made to order. Everything is so tasty and filled with flavor! Highly recommend!
Also, get the bread pudding. Trust me.
Love this place! Wonderful casual dining with friendly service! Feels like home.
Celebrating a birthday! Food was great! We tried 2 appetizers, the cajun dip and the chicken wraps. The cocktails.were outstanding, creative and very flavorful. Today's special, the shrimp and scallops dish was the favorite entree although the Chicken Carbonara Pasta was excellent and the Twin Crab Cakes were very good with a large portion and no filler at all. We topped.off the meal with shared dessert which was the Pretzel Brownie with Toasted Marshmallow on top. The only flaw at all was they were out of the candied bacon and oysters. We will definitely return.
Service was great. Food was very good. Wanted to try more
The food is always top notch. Service has never been a miss. Reminds me of a New Orleans cafe. Everything is great!
Due to COVID-19 I hadn't been to Lou Lou in 14 months. But just like old friends that pick up right where they left off, Lou Lou didn't skip a beat. The staff was friendly, efficient, and worked as a team. The tables were spaced appropriately and had plexiglass dividers. The food was fantastic -- I even tried something I'd never had there - jambalaya - and it was wonderful! My friend had the poblano soup special and cobb salad and raved about both. When asking about the check, the server heard me tell my friend that I was treating because it was her birthday lunch -- a few moments later, when he brought me the bill, he also brought her a complimentary banana pudding -- she had never tried banana pudding before and she LOVED it. Thank you for the outstanding hospitality and for yet another fun meal at Lou Lou food and drink!!
Always quality food, creative specials, and excellent service.
Food was excellent. Service was a little slow considering the number of customers. Overall good experience.
Great Wednesday night! Half priced wine bottles and delish scallop special!
Always can count on Lou Lou’s, neighborhood bar and restaurant! One of the best and our favs!
This was our first visit to Lou Lou Food + Drink. My husband and I were happy that we happened to go on Wednesday and could enjoy the half off bottle of wine special. The food the we had was perfect for our mood. My husband enjoyed the meatball sandwich and I had a fabulous pasta dish with crawfish and Tasso ham. We will be going back again soon to try some other things on the menu that looked intriguing!
This is not my first time here by had to be the worst time. We ordered 2 porterhouse steaks, told it was going to be sliced with demi glaze, mashed potatoes. I order a side of asparagus with the steak. The entree came into a large bowl, mashed potatoes, asparagus cut up in small 2 inches pieces maybe a total of 2 whole stalks, and the porterhouse was cut into nuggets about the size of a peanut MM. There were 12 steak nuggets. I had ordered a caesar salad and my husband and I were going to split the steak because I was not real hungry ate a late lunch. My friend ordered the same steak, it was served same steak nuggets. My husband was still hungry that he ordered the New Orleans bread pudding which was delicious. The mashed potatoes were good he said. We decided that the 2 supposedly porterhouse steaks that were ordered was actually 1 steak cut up between the 2 meals and were charged for 2 porterhouse steaks. We should have sent it back but didn't won't make that mistake again. Waiter was nice but he didn't know alot of questions as he told us that he was just there as a fill in it was his first night . The whole night was very different. First time we have been out to dinner since January because of covid and it wasn't great. Give you an A for Covid social distancing etc.
Cajun dishes are outstanding and pair well with the cocktails on the menu
It was pleasantly crowded. Food is always good. Women’s restroom out of order.
Perfect! Great experience. Food amazing. Service is outstanding. Love it. On our go to list. Never rushed. Prompt and knowledgeable service. Love that food!!
Even though it’s unbearable covid with restrictions and all. They did a great job 👏. Making you feel safe, having great specials, the Mac n cheese was so incredible! Great service, company, and laughs great dinner to bring in the new year! CHEERs 🥂
We had a great dinner, service was fantastic and food was delicious. We will return and recommend it to others as well.
Just love this spot. Food can always be counted on. Staff goes up and and above. Favorite date night and or friend spot. Casual yet food is great!
Delicious food, generous portions, and friendly service. I highly recommend the seasonal salad with mixed greens, apples, pepitas, blue cheese and molasses viniagrette.
This is one of my favorite restaurants, and we visit on special occasions and if we are in the area. I decided not to get my favorite meal - shrimp and grits - and went with the special (filet and risotto). My dinner was very good. My husband had the same, but his was not as tender or cooked to perfection as mine. I'm going to stick with my favorite from now on - the steaks were an expensive foul (risotto was excellent, however). My son declared the LouLou Burger as the best hamburger he has eaten. My daughter ordered the crawfish etouffee, and was pleased. Dessert - we got bread pudding and the pretzel chocolate brownie with marshmallow, both were very good, but not mind blowing. Service was good, but a little slow. I expect that due to reduced capacity and staff. We will be going again.
Always good at Lou Lou’s
They always have great specials
Overall a really good choice. Great selection, tasty food. Worth the extra few miles.
One of our favorite places - the food is always good, service is outstanding and the noise level allows for good conversation.
Consistency in good food & service. A St. Matthews staple.
Great experience overall. The food was amazing and the service was great! Nice atmosphere for groups of friends or families. Love this place - highly recommend!
Service was great. Food was served quickly and hot. Lettuce wraps were delicious. Will be going back soon
Fat Tuesday. Tough to review. Food was good, service was very good under the very busy circumstances.
It isn't easy to find a nice restaurant for lunch in St. Matthews. I think the prices are a bit high at Lou Lou. I ate there on Fat Tuesday and the place was a zoo. However, our waitress was nice. My roasted carrots were sort of scrappy looking and they were cold. The beef on brioche bun was quite good. The waitress did what we asked, which was to serve the sauces and spicy condiments on the side. Why charge so much for drinks when you can get a Coke or coffee at McDonald's for $1?
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Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews is rated 4.7 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.
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