Louis

4.3
1696 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Meeting friends, family occasion, on a first date, Louis is the place to raise a glass, celebrate or just mingle and be. Find an intimate booth and enjoy traditional and regional Italian cuisine or experience an urban setting on St. Paul's highest rooftop bar where you can sample small plates and specialty drinks. The interior of Louis is simmering with a rich and handsome feel with beautiful wood floors, exposed brick walls, warm lighting, comfortable booths and large windows.

Louis offers Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-close everyday, (not valid on event nights) $2-$3 off on select drinks and appetizers.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Fish, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm. Friday: 3:00pm - 12:00am. Saturday: 12pm-12am. Sunday: 12pm-9pm
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Phone number
(651) 222-7378
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jacob Cossetta
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Catering
LOUIS does not offer catering but our sister company Eventi offers a wonderful variety of menus. Go to www.eventi.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chestnut
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Parking details
Valet is available everyday at 5pm. $8 normally and $15 on event nights.

Complimentary parking is also available in the Cossettas lot. Enter from Chestnut. Guests are allowed to park in the lot for as long they are in the Cossetta/LOUIS Building. A reservation at LOUIS does not guarantee a parking spot in the lot.
Additional parking is also available in the GOLD Ramp. Rates are usually $8-$20. Enter from Smith Ave.
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Entertainment
none
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Special events & promotions
The LOUIS patio is open, (weather permitting) with a limited bar menu. The full dinner menu is only available inside in the main dining room.

Our Spring Specials Menu is also available until May 31st. Come check it out!
Summer specials and the new Rooftop menu start June 1st. Stay tuned!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Great service.

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JD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the baked halibut special...it had to be one of the best dinners of my life!
Love Louis'...ambiance, service and vibrant downtown location.

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GS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner at Louis right before the Rod stewart concert at Xcel. Surprisingly large selection of entrees and starters. We split the very generous cheese and fruit board for a starter, then had the veal entree as well as a pasta entree. Happy also that we could get Proseco by the glass. Very high energy and a little noisy but super good service!

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O
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had seared duck and lasagna for our 48th anniversary. We were treated to a creme brûlée. Then, we went to the Ringo Starr concert. We also enjoyed visiting the deli store on first floor.

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SD
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entrees were very good. Loved the scallop appetizer. Our waiter, Michael, had wonderful timing for our entire meal

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PF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, wine, service & ambiance. I will be back.

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RC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

When Louis opened a few years go, I understood that it was to be an upscale place complementing the casual cafeteria-stye restaurant on the first floor. Apparently this vision didn't work out and it now has several TVs and is more of a casual, noisy sports bar. Menu prices have remained upscale, however, especially entrees. It does have a deck with a great view over the river. We had initially wanted to sit on the deck but were disappointed that the full menu was not available there. We went there because friends had recommended it to us especially for a excellent veal dish. Our waitress was initially confused about our drink order but was attentive after that. Salads were excellent and the best part of the meal. My wife ordered short ribs and enjoyed them very much. I ordered a steak medium rare which came only pink. It also was accompanied by a tomato sauce that I didn't care for but that's just me. Others may like it. We may return there but only to order drinks and appetizers on the deck and enjoy the view.

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TM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Louis food never disappoints! We took my parents here when they came to town and they loved it, also. Unfortunately our waitress left much to be desired. She forgot multiple things (to the point of asking my mom what she wanted to order after taking her order 5 minutes prior) and she was fairly careless and spilled water while pouring. Additionally, the pipes were dripping and we were not given any warning. We also had to ask for things like bread and wine refills multiple times.

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

I was surprised that my short rib enteee had no additional flavor - in fact I had to heavily salt to make it taste better. I expected more from a landmark like Cossettas - our server was very nice, and prompt.

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LE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s prwtty simple:
- great food
- great service
- great views
- great ambiance

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c
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was wonderful, service was great. The website says they have glueten free menu, but server told us it was not in print and she would guide us through the menu, which she did.

The only issue we had was there was a large, around 20 people, group next to us and they were very loud. There seemed to be open seating elsewhere, but we were seated right next to them and it was hard to converse.

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A
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints us.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We come here often. Tonight the service was a little slow...and the manager gave free desserts as a result. Desserts took a little time too then...We will continue to make this a regular place. Food is always good. Staff very courteous. Usually timing is not off like tonight.

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WI
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was mediocre, especially for price.

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A
London
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A good, “journeyman” Italian dinner; generous portions, well-intentioned but with uninspired results. In general it’s a great choice for large groups and people with children who will feel comfortable in the spacious, attractive and easy-going environment replete with Italian cliches of all sorts. (Think Sinatra.) Service was informal but attentive. You’re on a floor above an amazing emporium of Americanized Italian goodies in the market below, which you can visit before or afterwards. (Recommended - they close before the Restaurant does.) We didn’t expect gourmet and had fun.

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PH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. One of the few "nice" restaurants left that does not rush you through your meal. We could enjoy each course and anticipate the next one. Lovely.

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L
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We love to dine at Louis before an event at Xcel Energy Center. However, this time we felt extremely rushed from the beginning. I know it's important to get food out for those heading out but we had allowed ample time. 5:15 reservation for an 8:00 concert. Server rushed us. In a hurry the server dropped a used fork in my lap; when she poured more water it splashed and spilled onto the table.

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J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was way overpriced. I had lasagna, which was only ok. I ordered it several years back and it was much better. They must have changed the recipe, which was very disappointing.

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JJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

The food was great! Service was great!

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KO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Louis and I can't wait to come back! The staff was friendly and very helpful with menu recommendations. There were too many good options to choose from! I ended up getting the Ciopinno and it was phenomenal! The other two people in my party got Lasagna and Chicken Florentine. I would order their choices as well! The outdoor rooftop patio has beautiful views of the Cathedral. Great experience overall! Thank you for a great dinner!

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E
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We came to Louis before going to the Mama Mia production and let our server know. She was great at getting our order right away and our food quickly. My seafood dish was good but could of used a bit more seasoning. The main negative was that we were seated under a large air conductor pipe and it was dripping on my friends daughter. The manager was nice to over and offer to move us and didn't make my friend pay for her meal. Obviously due to time we couldn't move and then right before we left, it started to drip on my daughter. A good solution to this is that maybe when the weather causes these pipes to drip, you don't seat anyone under them.

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not dined at this establishment before but had heard great reviews! We were not disappointed! We will be going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

11 year anniversary and the waiter Hudson was very accommodating

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SW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our experience at Louis. Our server was excellent, very attentive. The food arrived hot and delicious. Great location too!

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LJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was fabulous. Though we were seated under a dripping air vent. They did comp us for the inconvience

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JB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Everything was great about this restaurant but the food! Too salty and not real calamari

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my mother here for her Birthday, and we have never been before. The service was fabulous, and the food was awesome. We both had a wonderful time.
thank You

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t
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love this restaurant but this evening it was very cold. My friend's pasta was very salty but she was given a free dessert which we thought was nice. My rigatoni was excellent with outstanding flavor. We will definitely be back to Louis!

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C
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Great variety of food choices and our waiter did an outstanding job.

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C
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, from start to finish. Great food, great service.

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PB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was fabulous and the server was superb! However, the AC was very cold. We asked the server if it could be turned down. She said she would check into it. Not sure if it happened. We arrived early and were enjoying a wonderful conversation but as the evening went on and the restaurant became very crowded, it was almost impossible to hear. The acoustics in Louis are not good. We ended up leaving earlier than we planned so we could continue a conversation where we could hear each other.

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PA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The portions are far to large. The entrees are large enough to be shared and this was not brought to our attention by the server. The ladies had chicken and each plate had 3 chicken breasts. This should have been addressed by the server while we were ordering. Change the portions or inform your diners.

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JW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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PO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sitting close to outdoor patio and doors were open, resulting in flies in restaurant

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P
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, spaghetti pomodoro kind of bland and desserts out of the fridge. Rest pretty good. Sat inside but right at the patio door where we got a lot of grill fumes every time the door opened. We might come back but Louis is not on the immediate shortlist.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal! It was delicious! The service and atmosphere were great! Thanks for making our birthday celebration special!

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M
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A group of us attending a convention came here. having been to Cosetta downstairs a few times, we thought we would try Louis. Many of us felt it was not authentic Italiaan as it was downstairs. We were particularly disappointed in the Caprese....virtually no basil, small pile of cheese and lits of chopped tomatoes. Not much flavor.

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MR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Monday evening is a slower time so the noise level was not intrusive though I suspect with the floors, number of tables and high ceilings hearing may be more of a problem other nights. Our server was excellent and attentive without being overly friendly. She knew her stuff and sought out the answers when she didn't. And the servers and bus help certainly have an extra level of work with the steps out to the patio and the heavy doors to that area. They work hard.

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BD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table service was outstanding. The food was great and the selection was large. Enjoyed my 90 th Birthday with family and friends.

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CD
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good gluten free options.

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