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Louisiana Restaurant

3.8
528 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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Louisiana Restaurant in Baltimore, MD is known for offering up some truly delicious meals. It has been operating and providing great experiences for customers in the area since 2000.

Louisiana Restaurant is consistently called one of the best restaurants in the area and it has a number of items on the menu that have become favorites. Some of the options include blackened jumbo shrimp & grits, slow cooked duck confit, roasted beet salad and petite crab cakes. Diners will have a wide range of wines from which they can choose when they visit the eatery. Louisiana Restaurant can also offer help when it comes to catering and special events, such as weddings.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4;00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 327-2610
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Owned and Operated by John Saki
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Private party facilities
We have a ballroom for large scale affairs, as well as, private rooms for business dinners and intimate social affairs.
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Private party contact
Max Saki: (410) 327-2610
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Catering
We custom design a menu to your taste and desires.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
We are located in the heart of Historic Fells Point. There is street parking, as well as pull-up Valet service every night of the week.
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Entertainment
Louisiana Restaurant offers a piano and bass playing duo every Saturday night for your dining pleasure.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.7
service
4.1
ambience
Noise · Quiet
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 14, 2015

This was the second time I went to Louisiana's and I'll be back. The service was superb. The food was well spiced although the scallops were a little over cooked. If you go, be sure to look around the space. It is truly beautiful.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2015

This was our 3rd time dining at Louisiana and each time, we have brought a different couple with us. The ambiance is charming and romantic. The service is impeccable and the presentation of the food is wonderful. Louisiana should do a better job advertising, as many people do not know it exits. I would definitely recommend it for both a romantic evening for 2 or for a large party. They even have the capacity to cater an affair in house for 100 or more. Check out this hidden treasure of a restaurant!

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1.0Dined on March 7, 2015

First of all, we were in the mood for filet mignon. So we checked the menu on the website and they offered it. When we arrived and checked the menu, they did not. My sister settled on the lamb chops instead. Then the waitress informed us they had no lamb chops. Then we ordered drinks and asked the waitress to give us a little while before we ordered. It took at least 10 minutes to get our drinks. Oh and by the way, there were only a total of 5 other people in the dining room. We finished our drinks and sat with empty glasses for about 10 minutes, as both waitresses who were sharing service passed by and looked our way several times. Finally one person came over and one of us ordered another drink and said we were ready to order food. The second cocktail was finished as 15 minutes passed. No one came to take our food order. One of the waitresses was standing gazing blankly when I finally got her attention. She finally walked over and said how can I help you. At that point I said, check please.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2015

A Great Night for us but we were only one of three groups an d due to the extra cold weather we needed to sit with our coats on

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2015

Food was tasty, the servers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The menu was limited in the sense that if you aren't a particular fan of spice, might not be for you (though that's totally the point of New Orleans-style cuisine so don't come here if you aren't into that in the first place haha). Shrimp and grits were tasty. The setup was close and the decor old-fashioned. There is a ballroom/hall half that looks very interesting.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2015

Restaurant week and food was great. However, the service is way too slow (handled by one server for 6-7 tables). We knew this by the previous review and told her that we were in a bit hurry, but it still took so-oooo long to receive three courses. By the time the main course arrived, I already felt full by the salad. It shouldn't take 25 minutes between each course. Also, the restaurant was so-oooo cold and I had to put my coat on. The feet were completely frozen by the time we left. Need to choose a warm day. Again, food was good, but the eating experience was horrible.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2015

If you go, you must try the blackened shrimp with grits....it is simply delicious! The sauce is wonderful and it compliments the spiciness of the shrimp. The crab bisque was very good and the scallops were very good, as well. Unfortunately, we were too full to try dessert but we will definitely save room for that on our next visit. The service was good and I would most certainly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2015

We arrived late in the evening and were the only diners. The place is so expansive that we felt uncomfortable being the only diners there. That was the only negative, so if you are looking to have a huge restaurant all to yourself then call ahead and make sure they are open. The food and the service was impeccable and if I were planning an elegant affair for a large group, I would look no further than Louisiana.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2015

I love this place. One would never know from the street how pretty it is inside or how wonderful their food is. Had a nice night there. My only disappointment was that despite the menu on their site (shared it with my date first to show her the great Cajun fare) - when we got there they had a very limited New Years menu that essentially had no Cajun fare except for an appetizer. Both wanted gumbo or the like but my date ended up having to get prime rib, which one would typically go to a steak house for, and I ordered a double portion of the shrimp with grits appetizer. That said, I'll go back as I like the place - this was just a bit disappointing.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2014

Louisiana has been in the Fells Point neighborhood for some time. It is elegantly decorated in the NO French style with a quite stately appearance. With it being the weekend before Thanksgiving, it turned out we ate our dinner being served as the only customer in the place, and that was fine with us! We cam for an early dinner and they were expecting other reservations, but late. There food was well prepared and served. Generous portions from the wine to the main course. We'd definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2014

Enjoyed an awesome dinner here for my wife's birthday. The food was delicious and the wine list was impressive. It is a gorgeous space and made for a perfect romantic evening. The only complaint, if you want to call it that, is that there was a long gap in between courses even though there were only 3 occupied tables in the restaurant. Perhaps it is planned as a salon vibe. Other than that I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on November 14, 2014

The food was passable, but the service was abysmal. The hostess doubled as bartender and service support and the one server was clearly someone who was also on the line in the kitchen. The atmosphere was lovely though.

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1.0Dined on November 7, 2014

Went to Louisiana on Friday night and it was basically empty, I thought the cold night had kept people home, nope. What had kept people away from Louisiana restaurant was very slow service and poor food. The place has potential and great location I hope they can turn it around.

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1.0Dined on October 18, 2014

The service was terrible. 30 minutes to get a drink. The food came we were never asked if we would like to order wine. Food was cold. Don't go to this place.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2014

Beautiful, romantic, quiet restaurant. The Salmon was one of the best we've had! Would highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

We were married at the Louisiana 7 years ago and have come back every year for our Anniversary. The food is always amazing and the staff has been the same for all those years (which should tell you something about the kind of place it is), they always remember us and give us a free glass of champaign. It is a gem in Baltimore that a lot of people miss out on.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Food excellent service friendly and knowledgable. Can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

What a surprise to find a top-pick New Orleans-quality restaurant in Baltimore! Not only is the food authentic NOLA, but the charming decor puts you there ambience-wise as well. And what a treat to bite into the expertly prepared food. Every bite compels an "Hmmm!" The duck confit was the best I have ever had. And don't leave without trying the bread pudding!

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2014

A very enjoyable experience eventhough the restaurant had only 4 occupied tables.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

21 birthday with our daughter was celebrated in grand style. The food was wonderful! I loved the duck, my husband had rack of lamb, and the birthday girl had catfish for the first time. We all enjoyed every bite. Don't let the exterior entrance fool you. Louisanna is elegant and very spacious. I would not hesitate to book this restaurant for a large holiday party or even a wedding.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

I've read a lot of reviews on here about Louisiana's "slow service". It's true this is not the place to go if you want fast service and mediocre food. This is a dining experience. Old school...if you are looking for a place to spend some time with family and friends, have a good conversation and eat perfectly prepared food...this is your place. They pace your table instead of stuffing it down your throat back to back. Louisiana has yet to disappoint this guy! The gumbo is awesome and they have a very notable wine/port list.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2014

The four of us enjoyed our meals. They were prepared to perfection. I had the duck and it was superb!

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2014

We love Lousiana. It was our second time in this restaurant (both anniversary dates, it is kind of fancy) and we keep going back. The first time was a few years ago and I have been dreaming of their crab bisque since then, luckily they featured it for their restaurant week menu! This second time the rest. week menu was really good, and the main dishes all looked delicious, so hard to pick just one! I had the salmon with spinach and wild mushrooms ragu, and I was in heaven with that creamy sauce.... my husband got the shrimp and grits, which was fenomenal. Both times the restaurant was quite empty, and I just wonder why.... They have a full bar where they offer very nice mixed drinks, the restaurant is beautiful and their food is to die for!

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2014

Has an old classy vibe, dark wood, marble floors, hand painted walls and ceilings. Food was excellent. It was very quiet during a weekday night.

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2014

Dark and depressing. Food was not tasty. Service was slow.

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2014

I'm so glad we decided to try this restaurant during baltimore restaurant week.. The food was tasteless there was no creole inspiration at all. Chef Ramsay where are you????

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2014

I went for a date night here during restaurant week and the food was excellent (I had the rib eye, my date had the crab cakes, and we both had the crab bisque). It was a bit crowded, however, so we waited kind of a while for our food. The waitress was very friendly and apologetic, so I gave her the benefit of the doubt when she said that the waits were unusually long. I will definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2014

I wish I could've explored the restaurant which was huge, grandiose, and old-fashioned . I went for dinner during restaurant week (the normal menu can be pricey). I had the crab bisque, blackened shrimp & grits, and chocolate mousse. The dessert was extremely good! The crab bisque was delicious but very rich. The shrimp & grits were also very good but not as good as I was hoping for a restaurant specializing in Louisiana cuisine, as I have had better elsewhere. The service was very friendly (but leisurely for those in a rush). Only complaint is that the restaurant is a little musty feeling (as it is old) and very dark & quiet, which made the atmosphere a tad creepy. I was still intrigued by the decor & would like to see more!

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2014

Louisiana was a beautiful restaurant with great food. We went for our son's 11th birthday and he loved the crab cakes. The service was a little slow, but the food and ambience were very good.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2014

Nicely appointed biilding with beautiful woodwork and antiques. Food flavorful and well presented. Service friendly and provides privacy.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2014

We had the snails which were very good, a departure for the normal garlic butter perparation. My husband had the salmon which was perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned. I had the stuffed chicken, a take on cordon blu, which was also very good.

The big suprise to us was the space. The small dinning room was right to our taste but the location has an elegant party space. It was so nice we started thinking " is there nothing we need to celebrate ???

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2014

I arrived early so they offered me a little wine on the hosue while waiting. And then once seated, the service was a little slow to start with as there were many guests and just two people serving. But not terribly slow and the food was absolutely delicious.

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1.0Dined on August 2, 2014

In a Saturday night it was almost empty. While other spots in Fels Point was live and vibrant (just across the street ). This spot looked closed. We passed it the first time and didn't even notice. It was a very large space. With a huge bar area (closed ) and no one in the small bar area at all. Service was very slow. Only to be outdone by the wait for food. Each course took about m25-30 min. And the food has no flavor. Maybe I took the Louisiana for the food. This place reminds me of a old Italian restaurant from the sixties. Unless you are looking for quiet place to take your grandmother. Go elsewhere. Even for restaurant week. It was not worth it. In dire need of a makeover. Call Chef Ramsey!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2014

Always a special time at this restaurant. The food is delicious, ambience is fabulous, and the attention to detail and pace at which meal is served is civilized. Thank you!

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1.0Dined on June 21, 2014

Food definitely not fresh. All the creole dishes tasted the same and used the same sauce. Some dishes not served evenly hot indicating possible microwaving of pre-prepared dishes. Odd uncomfortable atmosphere with kitchen appearing to be upstairs from main floor. There are plenty other Baltimore restaurants to choose from. Very high priced for the quality of food and poor service.

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1.0Dined on June 21, 2014

A bad evening from start to finish.

The entire front room staff consisted of two women who tried to handle everything: greeting, tending bar, answering the phone, seating, waiting tables, bussing tables...we did not see a single other person working outside the kitchen. A two-course dinner to 2 1/2 hours. They got the cocktail order wrong, there were missing ingredients on the food, the wine list no longer applied to what they actually had on hand, and this lovely evening cost us more than $100. We will not be going back.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2014

Great service for a party of 7. Food was great and the service was effective.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2014

I took my mother to Louisiana for Mother's Day. Very quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Cozy, even though this place is huge! I had the roasted beet salad, the crab cake, and lamb for an entree. Every morsel was scrumptious and portion sizes were more than adequate. No way I could do a full 3 courses on any future visit. We both left there very satisfied. We've found a new dinner spot!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2014

nice confortable, NOLA food. service a little slow, but not too slow that makes you uncomfortable. My wife likes service more attentive, for me, it was great, non- intrusive, time to enjoy my appetizer and time to talk.. truly enjoyable dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

Still one of our favorites for over 10 years in the heart of Fells Point. Even when understaffed, you still get wonderful service and attention. Food is great. Only complaint is that you get so much of the great food per serving that you are so stuffed that you cannot make it to dessert.

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