LOULOU

4.5
103 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Loulou Petit Bistro is a cozy new French Bistro located on the corner of 19th Street and 8th Avenue in the heart of Chelsea. The gorgeous restaurant, which will be open Monday-Sunday is named after owner Mathias Van Leyden’s adorable rescue dog. The restaurant will serve French classics for lunch, brunch and dinner. The lower level speakeasy will feature an extensive cocktail menu with creative and classic cocktail options and lively atmosphere with music nightly.

Loulou features floor to ceiling windows allowing natural light in during the daytime and amusing people-watching at night. Exposed brick and hanging plants can be found throughout, complemented by eclectic interior decorations and art curated by Missy Papageorge. Comfortable booth and table seating for 70 can be found in the main dining room with additional bar seating for 20. Underground, the intimate speakeasy is perfect for entertaining groups of up to 80 guests.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 103 people are saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was immaculate! All around amazing experience! Will be returning next time I’m in the coty

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vipRMar
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the ambience is lovely. Great date night spot or even a a good spot to have brunch or dinner with friends

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Nelle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing cocktails! Can’t wait for indoor dining to experience the ambience.

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ScottB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant setting on 19th street with well spaced tables and dividers in a garden like street side setting. What a find. went this Sunday for brunch and already booked a table again for next Sunday. Food was outstanding and one of the more interesting cocktail menus around. Service could not have been better. Cant wait to try it out for dinner. 10 out of 10

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ShellyG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The place was very busy, and even though we had a reservation and we were one minute late, they had trouble seating us. We waited about 20-25 minutes but the food was amazing and definitely worth it. It is also worth considering that it is very busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food wasn’t good. Not flavorful, just edible enough to eat. Drinks was good

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vipLennyG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

Very friendly place, fast service and LOVE the vibe! Make sure you check out the cocktails, they’re FUN and potent!!!but skip the steak frites, get the rib eye. More bang for your buck I promise!

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YesseniaP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was satisfying. However, when my party was seated by the hosts she told us "we need the table back by 7:15". We felt as if we had to rush to eat and it was rude. Our server was not helpful also gave us the impression he did not want to help us.

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Bonbons
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service beautiful drinks amazing Food best hamburger Ive ever had

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Terence
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Requested an item from the breakfast menu and chef was able to make it for me. Great social distancing.

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GabbyF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I saw LouLou on a tik tok video and there drinks looked so cool so I wanted to try it out! Went there for my birthday dinner and the staff were all so nice and helpful. The ambiance was so cute and intimate. Live music played as well and not to mention their little cute mascot dog Lou who just roamed around. The food presentation was really nice and all tasted delicious, along with the cool looking drink glasses! Strong but yummy. And the wait staff and a manage came to sing happy birthday to me. I’ll definitely be back!

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Tammy
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We waited 40 minutes to be served after sitting down.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really loved Lou Lou. The drinks were one of a kind and had a super cool look! We went on Sunday and the menu was limited. I got the burger, which I typically don’t go for, and it was wicked good. I also ordered the classic Bibb salad and the dressing was to die for. Drinks were not very strong though, but were tasty.

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Sunandfun
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (especially the Ahí Tuna sandwich!) and cocktails, great outdoor seating with additional screens and friendly and accommodating service.

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taylorb
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this place a lot! Definitely up to standards with the CDC regulations. Super clean, great food, friendly staff, great location.

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Marola
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Started off dinner with drinks that were super cute and tasty (although obviously overpriced - welcome to NYC). Unfortunately it took 1.5 hours for the food to come out, and my salad was frozen. Do not recommend spending money here on anything but drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a recommendation from the Viplist tiktok. The food and drinks were absolutely amazing and the server I had (I forgot her name) was so cool and friendly. I was there for brunch but Definitely want to go back during dinner time. And I got to meet The real LouLou who was one of the most well behaved and friendly dogs I have a ever met

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Took two hours for our food. Just excuses no apologies. When food did arrive. 4 out of 7 dishes where cold.
They took it back and just heated the plate.
Not going back

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Kaay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We were moved from our table because we were "too close" to the table next to us. Someone else was seated there right after we were moved. We were moved to a table in the back with uncomfortable chairs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and an enjoyable experience but service was a bit slow. Overall overpriced but that’s NYC.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drink and service were amazing!! We actually came back a few hours later for more drinks and small plates!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We got our table right away eve do we on our apart arrived late. The service kept forgetting about us and asked us multiple times if we had order yet we still didn’t have our menu barcode to scan in the table. The manager was very friendly and recommended some dishes for us and went to claim our food when we had been waiting for about one hour and 30 min. After the food came it was good so I will recommend trying them out. Even do my experience had a time problem .

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carinac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and amazing drinks! Loved the food and the overall vibe. Definitely make a reservation and try to get in before it gets too cold to experience their outdoor dining.

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cali8013
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for brunch on a Sunday. So delicious. Must return for a dinner and live band soon!!

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YROFEM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambiance. Abundant outdoor dining. The food was fine (I had the steak and eggs for brunch) but not too flavorful. The cocktails and wine were fantastic. I will DEFINITELY be back.

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nyc2020
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

It took us two hours to get our mediocre, cold and under-portioned food. The waiter or manager never came by to apologize, give us an update or provide any sort of compensation. This was not a meal at peak hours either. Every other patron had this same awful experience.

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MaddieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the baked Camembert, so yum! The music is great, the staff is fun and friendly, and the vibe is excellent.

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vipLaxitmom
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining setup and experience. This was our first time and the food was delicious and we enjoyed wonderful service! The cocktail program is also quite impressive. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved everything about it. Great drinks and food.

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marcibdoc
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love Lou Lou’s. Best gazpacho but everything magnificent and generous. Really just incredible.

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YahvehC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice aesthetic, good food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great drinks, excellent service! Very lively atmosphere, loud and energetic, with wonderful live band. Overall a fun time, definitely will go back

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vipArianaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They opened in February and since then I’ve been dying to try (of course the day I was supposed to go, NYC shutdown). But it was worth the wait. Food was great, drinks are excellent and the service is great. The whole ambiance was spectacular and I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food is awful. Octupus felt boiled and chewy. “Grilled artichokes” tasted deep fried and nothing like artichokes. Foie Gras tasted like cream cheese. I would never go back to eat there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Waited 40 mins for our reservation and nearly 100 mins for our entree. Closed all bathrooms w the exception of one w one stall. Begged to use another. Strong pass even during covid. Many restaurants are figuring it out.

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CarolF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s really good. Not a lot of food for the high price but the aesthetic is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED my visit at LOULOU’s. Excellent service even tho we had to wait a little before being seated. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE

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JayV
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was very delicious!

FAQs

LOULOU does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

LOULOU is rated 4.5 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.