Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.7
344 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Besides New Orleans/Cajun influences, Mediterranean & Italian cuisine is honored on Lou Lou’s menu. Just as gumbo is a favorite New Orleans dish, which combines many flavors of many different cuisines to make one amazing one. Lou Lou mixes these together to present a varied menu prepared with loving attention.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipKarenH
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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Justhym
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Took me family here for my wife's birthday. She wanted pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp tacos were very good with generous portions of shrimp. My friend had the spinach artichoke pizza. She said it was amazing.

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great place for lunch and dinner! Great food and wonderful service!

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TeamWord
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was excellent.

Reasonably priced.

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.

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vipDougB
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sever was excellent and had great recommendations. Very relaxed atmosphere

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Tomw
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was fantastic especially the gumbo. Highly recommend.

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Highlandfirl13
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent in delicious food and friendly & accommodating wait staff. One of my favorite “go to” restaurants!

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vipDanaH
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallop Wednesday is my new favorite thing!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. I’ll be back soon.

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Cat2
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a bad meal or service at Lou Lou!! A dear friend was in town so I suggested Lou Lou....... She loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Wonderful casual dining with friendly service! Feels like home.

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cardfan
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was very good. Wanted to try more

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LauraB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always top notch. Service has never been a miss. Reminds me of a New Orleans cafe. Everything is great!

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vipKaren
Louisville
103 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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codavis
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quality food, creative specials, and excellent service.

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LouellaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow considering the number of customers. Overall good experience.

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ErinnM
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Wednesday night! Half priced wine bottles and delish scallop special!

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vipKatiep
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always can count on Lou Lou’s, neighborhood bar and restaurant! One of the best and our favs!

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DebraS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Snowball
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

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TedK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cajun dishes are outstanding and pair well with the cocktails on the menu

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foodieintheville
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pleasantly crowded. Food is always good. Women’s restroom out of order.
Great server.

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vipmarshav
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Great experience. Food amazing. Service is outstanding. Love it. On our go to list. Never rushed. Prompt and knowledgeable service. Love that food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 🥂

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vipGregoryM
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner, service was fantastic and food was delicious. We will return and recommend it to others as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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GenaC
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, generous portions, and friendly service. I highly recommend the seasonal salad with mixed greens, apples, pepitas, blue cheese and molasses viniagrette.

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipBoss
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good at Lou Lou’s

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vipRobertF
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They always have great specials

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vipLaurence
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a really good choice. Great selection, tasty food. Worth the extra few miles.

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vipBoss
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our favorite places - the food is always good, service is outstanding and the noise level allows for good conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Consistency in good food & service. A St. Matthews staple.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LoraZ
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was served quickly and hot. Lettuce wraps were delicious. Will be going back soon

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vipJimG
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fat Tuesday. Tough to review. Food was good, service was very good under the very busy circumstances.

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PatH
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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