Lula Restaurant Distillery

4.6
1061 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
In the heart of New Orleans, expertly crafted food, spirits and cocktails come together in a unique privately owned micro-distillery and restaurant.

We are quintessentially southern with a distinct Louisiana influence. We are Lula Restaurant-Distillery.

As the first and only restaurant-distillery in New Orleans, Louisiana and in the Southeast US, we promise to offer you an incredible experience in the shadows of our copper still and along the historic streetcar line of St. Charles Avenue.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnieB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Granted it was Father's Day.....were seated immediately with a reservation. Servers didn't appear to know who had our table so after 10-15 minutes of waiting we asked the server at the table next to us if she could find out who had our table. She decided to take the table for us. Had to have all water removed because there was stuff floating in it. Hostess was supposed to come back with utensils and napkins but forgot. All tables were full. Music was way too loud in that building with a full house. Everyone seemed to be talking louder to talk over each other with the music being loud. The voices would noticeably go down when the music cut off temporarily. The food was good. Our server was very nice and attentive. We will return but not on a day like Father's Day. Would try to go maybe mid-afternoon to see if it is less crowded.

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CristenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was such a great experience for Father’s Day. Thank you!

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JodieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everyone was very friendly and gave us prompt service. Our waiter was exceptional! As more diners came in, the noise level rose more than I would have liked. Made it a little hard to hold a conversation. Has to do with the structure of the historic building, which was nicely finished inside.

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DonaldD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was terrible. Like a 0/10. Boudin egg rolls were just a rice egg roll. The wife’s steak was tough and chewy. The crawfish queso was good. But that’s the only positive.

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JackK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT service, food was very yummy. Drinks vere tasty

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DonM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was great. Very cool to see the distilling equipment. And the food was tasty. The flight if distilled spirits was inexpensive and tasty. But don’t expect to drive after dinner. We rode the street car there and back.

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Lainey
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Better than expected. Service was great. The food was very creative and the cocktails were superb!

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BlakeM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Monday night experience at Lula. Staff was very engaged and food was wonderful. Left with some of their super smooth gin to enjoy at home.

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LETICIAM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent. The food is delicious; I'd ordered the crawfish queso and saw three more orders pass by my table while dining. I asked for a recommendation between the grilled and seared fish, my server suggested the grilled fish, and it did not disappoint. The frozen pomegranate lemonade was cold and excellent on a hot summer day. My server suggested I end my meal with the lemon ice box pie, and it was another excellent recommendation. The only thing I questioned was being able to taste the spirits at the distillery. I couldn't find details on a tour or tasting from the website.

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CAMo
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Saturday brunch was wonderful! Food was great as were the bottomless vodka cocktails. A bit off the hustle and bustle of the French quarter and would definitely return!

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food! The ribs were exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It’s a nice place and it’s clean, but the food is really average. It just wasn’t impressive for the location and the vibe it boasts. Crawfish Mac and cheese was 90% cheese. The lamb chops were well cooked but lacked flavor. Really good onion rings.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 5 people a few days in advance for a special occasion. I was placed between two party tables - one table had 20 people seated & the other table had 10 people seated. It was my first time being there..I could not hear my waiter, let alone my family members that were seated with me... even the waiter was extremely annoyed.

I understand that Lula has to accommodate as many people as possible but I feel as though they should have paid more attention to the table arrangements when seating their customers. For example, they should have placed us at a table where they’re wasn’t so much commotion - outside, the bar, or the front.

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Anonymous
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Lula on a Friday evening - enjoyed it so much I returned on Sunday for brunch!!!
The food, the cocktails, the servers, the atmosphere - all top notch - from appetizers to desserts - all totally delicious. A special shout out to our servers: Maggie on Friday & Dean on Sunday - wonderfully attentive even as the restaurant was packed on both visits.
Give Lula Restaurant Distillery a try - you won't be disappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place

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Nick
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Has potential but it was just ok. I didn't like a side that came with my meal and the owner accommodated but everyone at the table was a little overwhelmed about our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at Lula's. The service was great, food was excellent and cocktails were delicious. The happy hour is a great incentive to try a variety of their spirits, and we would highly recommend to get out of the touristy and busy French Quarter to visit Lula's on any trip to NOLA!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a bachelorette dinner one night. Had some really good food and the bride had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice ! Food and the service!

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DeannaS
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had a great server! G&t was strong!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Coming from out of town we landed in this place after looking at the menu online. We were not disappointed! The drinks were amazing and we ended up taking a half gallon of the Vodka Cucumber Tom Collins to go. Although the initial service was slow, the food was excellent and the staff was friendly. We will come back when we visit again!

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KathyK
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very noisy restaurant
Food was fair and service was poor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food was great and initially the waitress was friendly and helpful. After we received our food, however we were ignored even though she spent a lot of time at the table right next to us. She took the appetizer away when there was still food left without checking first if we were through. We asked for wine with our dinner and never received it. The waitress never once came back to see if we needed anything. Overall the wait staff made our time there unpleasant.

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vipPhilipC
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always enjoy lula

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was okay, just okay

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BettyF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Server was wonderful as well.

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FamilyNight
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Appetizers and food came out quickly. The food was good.. The environment was pleasant. Our server was not as available as we would have liked. We had to look for her to get napkins, straws, and to remove plates.

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KBass
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our experience. We appreciate that they are located on the street car line so that we could enjoy a few cocktails. Our service was great. The food was delicious. We were also very happy that they were prepared to welcome children. We will be back next time we are in town.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Do not go here if you are a vegetarian! No imagination whatsoever in how to accommodate even a lacto- ovo. Minimal drink choices.

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PamalaW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose this on a whim and glad we did! Right on St. Charles streetcar line. Happy hour had some great drink specials! $5 pomegranate lemonade boozy slushie (16oz) was awesome! Food was great- crawfish queso and homemade chips are a must have appetizer. Inside is open, rustic, clean and can view the distillery behind full glass walls. We ate inside but, patio looked charming with umbrellas. I’d go again!

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vipReviewer60
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and crowd and delicious food. Try the shrimp and grits! The market special, which was redfish, was also great. Friendly servers and bartenders and an easy walk from the St Charles Avenue hotels.

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restaurantcritic1
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I hate giving bad reviews, and maybe this was just an off day for the restaurant, but it was an entire waste! The menu and pics online looked amazing. Ambiance was nice. And I was excited to eat somewhere that was NOT fancy with a dress code. But our crawfish queso app was ICE COLD, the chips with it cold and borderline stale. We ordered the lamb chops and filet for dinner. The filet is a STEAK, not a filet. It looked like a cheap sirloin from a buffet. Im pretty sure the side salad (that came out late) had no dressing at all. The onion rings on top of the lamb chops must’ve been intended as a garnish bc they were soggy and ice cold as well. I will say the lamb chops were seasoned and cooked well and the green bean side was ok. The potatoes on that dish were blahza and plain and unseasoned. Our server was ok, but just didn’t have that friendly upbeat attitude we are used to. And we didn’t want to be “those people,” so we didn’t complain about any of our food.

Just wanted to warn people- do not go with high expectations!! Or just order the lamb chops. I feel for the food we got, and the casual atmosphere, this place is OVERPRICED. Spend a little more and eat at one of the fancier restaurants! Then your money won’t be wasted.

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kimc
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

it was nice place food great and parking close.

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Nchinchin
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was awesome. I would definitely return. Date night hit!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service! Shout out to our server Dean F. for making our visit pleasant and memorable.

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AnnaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I requested outside seating and it was great with the atmosphere, food and service. Will definitely visit again!

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Becky
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and it was everything I was very satisfied. Riley the waitress was Amazing 😊 I will definitely return.

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Ellie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, a great value! Highly recommend for a light, relatively healthy meal.

JD
JimD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service.
Drinks and food were very timely served.

FAQs

Lula Restaurant Distillery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 267-7624.

Lula Restaurant Distillery is rated 4.6 stars by 1061 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.

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