Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course

4.1
21 reviews
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Lou's is the perfect place for any occasion, whether that be happy hour with friends, watching the game, family dinners, or special occasions! Designed by renowned architectural firm Douglas Fredrikson Architects, Lou’s dining room gives off a cool-clean, stone-and-steel vibe paired with a wonderful indoor-outdoor feel when the massive garage-style sliding doors are opened to a rich green lawn and golf course. The bar features outdoor seating on two sides when the windows are drawn up, offering spectacular views of the setting sun gleaming off Papago Buttes.
*Please note Holiday hours vary. Christmas Eve: Open 7am-5pm; Christmas Day: Closed.
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PH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My manager and his team took me to lunch there this week for my birthday. Wow, what a view! We sat outside and it was glorious! Our server was extremely attentive, and was patient with our special requests. The food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. We had a tremendous experience at Lou's and will definitely be back!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As much as I’d like to the music, it was way too loud for those sitting nearby. It would’ve been so much better had he not been amplified or at least turn down, especially for those sitting inside near him. The loudness, though the music was great , Took away from the peacefulness of dining.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. We will return often.

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S
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The newly built restaurant is six months old at the Papago GC off of McDowell. It affords huge vistas of the Papago Buttes and “wide open spaces.” A great feature are huge glass door garage doors that fully open and create a feel of an indoor/outdoors when weather is optimum. The menu is varied. My friend tasted two samples of soups. She choose the Southest green chili chowder. It is a fun place, variety of appetizers to heavier entrees. There is something for everyone. Friendly service and convenient to be on Open Table for reservations. A new destination place to enjoy open spaces in an encroaching crowded urban environment.

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E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! Beautiful scenery AND a live band?!? I can’t believe we’ve never been here before! This is going to become a regular stop for us because it’s close to Tempe (ASU) when we visit our daughter. Come for the food, stay for the ambience. 5+

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Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Employees are friendly, courteous and watchful. Dawn was cheerful and served our party of three well. The Ribs sauce is smokey sweet and the meat tender. The Salmon salad was crisp and the fish moist and flavorful. Drinks were made to order. The evening was chilly so live music was inside raising the noise level a bit, though not uncomfortable to have conversation. We changed our original table position due to the light intensity at sundown....shades might be a helpful idea. Overall, a super place to hang, drink and eat.

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e
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Fish and chips were way over cooked - service staff knew but still served as they indicated it looked too done and they would redo it after a few bites it was too rough.

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J
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The place is very nice and the views are tremendous. The music was too loud for easy conversation, however.

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JD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Once again, poor service. Left word with Dir. Hope to see change. Ask server to check back in your frequently, or you won't see him or her for 20-30 mins.

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JD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor service. Our second time here. Wait staff need to be trained in customer service. Waited 20 mins for ice tea refill. Requested heaters to be turned on, and it took 15 mins. No one came back to ask about our food. Had to track server down to get bill. Would be nice to have the manager walk around and ask how you are. There were at least 5 dirty plates around the fire pits. So much potential here, just need to hire the right management and get servers with experience.

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PD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My sister’s and went for breakfast to celebrate two of their birthdays. They loved the views and thought the food was good. Our served Brittany was very sweet as well.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had brought friends with us to the Phoenix area for a couple of days and wanted something casual, yet nice to impress in their first time in town. This was he perfect place. Food was decently priced and good. Ambience was very cool. The service was slow at first, but got better. Our server was very friendly. Would definitely recommend!

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d
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Though the food did not thrill me, the view towards the Papago Buttes and the setting of the restaurant make Lou's worthy of another visit.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Unexpected great food. Hidden back by the golf course. Worth a visit!

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LL
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good happy hour menu. Lovely views
Had space heaters so.comfortable outside.
Great street tacos.

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OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here after Zoo Lights! Great ambiance. Beautiful interior AND exterior. Would be amazing setting to watch sunset! Had the fish tacos (3), which were very tasty! Great service. Highly recommend.

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ST
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is a bit hard to find. The open space makes it rather chilly since there are multiple openings. The food is ok, but not special.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place!

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MA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with some friends for drinks and snack at Happy Hour. Their Happy Hour did NOT disappoint!! And the view is outstanding! Will go again!!!!

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner prior to visiting the Botanical Gardens on a Thursday night. The new place has a comfortable casual setting, indoor/outdoor seating area and bar area. Beautiful red rock Papago boulders as the sun set. Highly recommend a visit.

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l
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had just opened a couple days earlier and the restaurant is beautiful inside and out! Lots of patio seating overlooking the golf course but was still a little warm out so we ate inside. Food was delicious, very nice server and really appreciated one of the chefs coming to check on us! They have a much better than average menu for a golf course, we will be back again.

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