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Louisiana Purchase SD, San Diego, CA

Louisiana Purchase SD

4.3
4.3
199 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Conveniently set on Louisiana Street in North Park, our design of this intimate cocktail restaurant was inspired by the charm &; character of New Orleans, with creative touches of personal effects giving guests the feeling of warmth, community & fun
Architect Jeff Svitak helped create a modern interpretation of a classic French Quarter restaurant, introducing elements of wood, marble &; rich velvet. Our lush patio seating flows seamlessly into our indoor dining space, a nod to the courtyards found across the beautiful southern city.
Our rotating food menu will be dedicated to only the best seasonal ingredients, featuring big &; bold flavors from the region. Executive Chef Quinnton Austin recently relocated to San Diego from New Orleans, bringing with him an exciting wealth of knowledge &; experience in the culinary melting pot that defines southern cuisine
Alligator Cheesecake, Andouille Fried Red Beans & Rice w/Chipotle Mousse, &

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 255-8278

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact info@louisianapurchasesd.com.

  • Neighborhood

    North Park

  • Cross street

    Louisiana & University

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. AH

    AshtonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere... please order alligator cheesecake so good!
  2. v

    vickiu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here for brunch, food was delicious, a little pricey but worth it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time going to this restaurant and it was as great an experience as the first time.
  4. m

    michaelm

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dookey Chase...omg...been thinking about it since I ate it 2 days ago. Awesome food and service. Driving home could still taste NOLA. Second time there and will definitely be back.
  5. SR

    SamanthaR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Drinks, atmosphere and service were great! Food just okay. One entree was served 10 minutes later then the rest and cold. Overall, would go back especially for drinks before going out.
  6. M

    Mgkern1950

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We made a quick decision to go to Louisiana Purchase on a Friday night and had difficulty finding a parking place. The restaurant was full. With our reservation, we were seated quickly. Our waiter was very nice. Things were a little slow arriving, but the food was delicious. I had the Cajun Linguini and blackened chicken and my husband had a Po Boy. We also had the cheddar biscuits and maple syrup brussel sprouts. All of the food was delicious and we enjoyed it. Ordered beignets and took a lot home for a second meal the next night. Great new discovery. We'll be back. Probably will take a LYFT to avoid driving around for 10 minutes.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Q’s food was absolutely amazing! I would 100A% recommend.
  8. H

    Heath

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best hidden gems of San Diego. LP has the most amazing Cajun cruising you’ll find in the area, hands down. The staff are all outstanding, friendly, helpful, and fun. Brunch is my favorite time to stop by but dinner is equally as nice.
  9. CR

    CRenee

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    from the moment we walked in we had a smile on our face. the waiter Joseph answered all our questions before we even asked them. the drinks and food all arrived very quickly and hot which is amazing. and the food itself was to die for and worth every penny. the chef was out and about checking on everyone which is always a cool thing to see. we will be coming back for sure.
  10. A

    Authentic

    Seattle

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Tried out most small bits menu at the table and several drinks. All were pretty good (although large bites probably would be a bit more substantial and less fried/ bread focused); Next time will give those a go. Had a hurricane among the drinks but was not traditional enough for my liking. The waiter took a bit to show up and was friendly enough but seemed to abandon us half way through. Had busboy run check at end. Was surprised how much of seating was on outside patio area but with heaters and being San Diego was warm enough.
  11. TW

    TravisW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Our server was hospitable and helpful when explaining the menu. The gumbo was full of flavor, and the catfish was fried to perfection!
  12. V

    Vicki

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was cold And even though when we made a reservation we were seated at a table right next to the door. We did move and that was much better. The food was very tasty but really too rich for my tastes.
  13. AS

    AShakyiaB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was sooo good and the environment was everything. Drinks as well phenomenal,
  14. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, nice venue except for the temperature. Interior not heated and open to deck seating. Deck has portable heaters. Bring your jacket or come when it's warm.
  15. T

    Terry

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We decided to give Louisiana purchase a try for a friends night out dinner. The restaurant was well designed and trendy . We started with appetizers of crispy cauliflower and boudin, Both were very good. For dinner our table ordered the fried catfish, Mac n cheese, fried chicken and Gumbo yay a. Everything was well prepared, presented and delicious. We will definitely come back to try the other dishes.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LP is hands down my favorite restaurant in SD now! The service was outstanding and the food is even better!
  17. SD

    SDdiner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there — Wow! We were pleasantly surprised. The space is cool with a nice vibe and the menu is interesting. The food is super tasty and the service was attentive but not smothering. We are definitely going back!
  18. E

    Ecasi

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We’ve been wanting to try LP for a few months now and glad we did! Overall we enjoyed it! The cauliflower was great! The balls were delish (they’re like bouisin (?) meatballs with a delish sauce-appetizer). The sazerac and old fashioned were a little sweet but still great for $7. I had the rib eye which was probably the best meal on the table. The oysters were a bit salty to my liking. Very rich. Also tried the fried chicken with a sweet and spicy sauce, very tasty. The jumbilaya pasta special had a super heavy tomato base for the sauce so wasn’t that great. Overall would def come back and order the ribeye again. I loved the music (a lot of Sinatra covers) but bring a jacket! Oh and very disappointed they did nothing at all for my husbands 50th birthday! I mentioned a few times and not even a plate that said happy birthday in Hershey’s chocolate syrup but, whatevs! Lol! 4 people, 7 drinks, 2 apps, 4 entrees, our bill was $230 w|o tip.
  19. DO

    DaveO

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was good but service was a bit slow. The cocktail menu is very interesting as well. The restaurant is definitely different and unique.
  20. F

    Foodielicious

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Breakdown of experience Service: Good Atmosphere: Good Appetizer: Crab Fingers - very good Shrimp Sliders - very good Entrees: Gumbo - Ok BBQ shrimp - Ok Bayou w/Catfish - Good Chicken Wings - Good Drinks: Praline Old Fashion - too sweet Sombrero Margarita - Ok Voodo drink - Ok Spanish Gin & Tonic - Very Good
  21. D

    Dara

    San Diego

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were going to Ashton Gallery for an exhibition, so I hunted on-line for North Park restaurants for a dinner afterwards and found Louisiana Purchase, which seemed promising since my partner loves Cajun/Creole food. It is quite trendy and busy--fun and alive. Service was excellent (we were warned about it being slow since the place was packed, but it really was not a problem. . .had fun perusing the drink menu while waiting), and the food was unique and delicious (Crispy Cauliflower, Peaches & Scallops, North Park Gumbo Yaya). Louisiana Purchase (love the name) was a delightful surprise!
  22. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food at Louisiana Purchase met our expectations and then some! We had the honor of meeting the chef and was able to share our compliments. The food was very flavorful, and some items had a kick so watch out for heat levels if you don't eat spicy food. Although the ambiance is cozy, the restaurant does not have solid walls so it's seems most comfortable during a warm spring or summer day; wear a sweater if dining during the cooler winter months. Our waiter used profanity which I did not care for, but the food was amazing! Must tries: char-grilled oysters, sweet potato cornbread, candid yams and red beans and rice!
  23. AD

    AneesahD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went to Louisiana Purchase for a date. We had a great time! The atmosphere was great, not too noisy. The staff was friendly. The food was excellent! Definitely will come again
  24. l

    love2eat

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was a very nice dinner however the portion size was not enough
  25. GH

    GaryH

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Did not like the comedy act going on while we are.
  26. J

    Jaej65

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit for happy and let’s just say it WONT be my last. The staff is friendly, food is fresh and drinks are tasty. If you haven’t tried the fried cauliflower....start with that, amazing If they added some soft music, that would be the icing
  27. AP

    AnisesPieces

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was stellar & food was absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to go back & try again.
  28. KB

    KizzyB

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was phenomenal
  29. M

    Mariko

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was tasty but we found the portions a bit small.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From our greeting by the lovely host to savoring every bite of our meal our experience was simply outstanding! Intimate ambience, impeccable customer service and the food was amazing! Every bite was savored and enjoyed. Compliments to the chef. We will be back for sure with friends and co-workers. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you and keep up the outstanding service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am not a reviewer. Have probably written less than 10 in my life. I went to LP when it first opened and all of the dishes on the regular menu were great, the Special of St. Louis Style ribs was the worst I have ever had (I'm from St. Louis). Aside from the ribs, overall tasty food but slightly overpriced. Atmosphere is cozy, cool, unique. Went back 1+ year later and cannot give enough praise. First off I screwed up the # of people on the res so we were seated outside on a cold night but 10 minutes later they put together tables to accommodate us despite being fully reserved inside. From there service was on point, food was incredibly flavorful and while not always "authentic" there are a lot of dishes that are traditional (and are excellent) and the other are an awesome redition of a classic. Prices are a bit lower than my first visit and hit the sweet spot for quality and value. So glad I tried it again and can't wait to go back!
  32. TK

    TobiaK

    Baja California

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Will recommend to anyone looking for a place to unwind after a long week! Kudos to the owner!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Everything is except the food was amazing.
  34. AH

    AlexH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food, service and vibe. The only thing we did not like is that they serve from the brunch menu til 5:00 p.m. However, we are planning on going again for the full menu offerings.
  35. DM

    DeeM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went to Louisiana Purchase to celebrate my husband's birthday. The parking was a bit challenging but the dinner was very good. The place is a bit smaller than we imagined but we enjoyed it. I would definitely go again.
  36. DB

    DuyB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent southern inspired food. I am from Louisiana and always looking for flavors to satisfy my comfort cravings. This place did a pretty good job. I would definitely recommend.
  37. H

    Heath

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I stopped by recently for Sunday brunch and were absolutely blown away! The food, presentation, drinks, and service were all outstanding! The portion sizes were perfect and the bottomless Mimosas with self-service juice bar were fantastic. Louisiana Purchase is definitely a hidden gem of the neighborhood.
  38. AT

    AlyssaT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was good cajon, but nothing memorable about it. The ambiance was dark, but classy and great for a romantic date night. However, because it was cold outside they were cramming everyone in the already too small indoor section of the restaurant. Multiple times our waiter had to reach through other tables to hand us things. Overall we felt as tho the food was priced too high for what you get. There are better, cheaper, more classic cajon restaurants id go to before coming back to Louisiana Purchase.
  39. X

    Xamy

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I think the music could be better
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was stellar!

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Louisiana Purchase SD is rated 4.3 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Louisiana & University

  • Neighborhood

    North Park

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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