Lula Restaurant Distillery

4.7
929 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
What 929 people are saying
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KenyaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit to the restaurant and it was a great choice. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and the waitress made sure he (and the entire table) enjoyed the experience.

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Pinoc
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had the lamb very tasty good portion, would go back again some fay

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vipRoxyL
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The building is nice and has a view of the distillery in rear and tv’s for sports. We had 3 appetizers and a rib plate with 3 cocktails. The cocktails were good but the food was just average. It’s basically a different version of TGI Friday or that genre of restaurant. It’s a place for the 20 year old set who haven’t developed taste buds.

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Princess
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, dessert, and drinks. Service from everyone was so kind and friendly. Definitely will be back with Family, friends, and girlfriends to share my wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, we never got to order anything because no one came to our table except for the bus person serving water. When another couple was seated after and near us, began to place their order, we asked their server if she was our server. She replied no so after being seated for nearly 20 minutes among only four tables in total, we decided to leave before getting upset any further. We were celebrating our 44th anniversary so we took our party to Houston’s up St. Charles Ave that we had past along the way. They treated us like royalty. Thanks Houston’s, for saving the day!

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3ShoppingGals
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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vipAlexis
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here in NOLA and I ate so much creole and cajun that I wanted something different. The Boudin eggrolls were great. The sugarcane pork skewers were just okay. The avocado crab dip was too whipped and no crab was in sight. Now the main course, was phenomenal! The lambchops were amazing the chimichurri complimented it well, the flavors were robust and flavorful. The greenbeans, potatoes were good enough so the onion rings just were a bonus! I would come back here if I ever come to NOLA again!

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SheilaC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town for a quiet MG 2021 & so enjoyed everything about Lula’s - go you will not be disappointed!

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DeeM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday lunch for me. Everything we ate was delicious including crab avocado dip, Iberville salad, shrimp & grits, crawfish pasta, and chicken sandwich.

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vipJames
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp & grits was a terrific dish. The fried green tomatoes were a wonderful addition. Only concern was: staff couldn't locate my OpenTable reservation. Glad they got it resolved!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! I was able to surprise my husband with a birthday dessert at the end!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved it will definitely return. Once seated it took 12 minutes for the waiter to greet us which I hated it's a huge pet peeve. Once she did come around she was great and then food and drinks came out fast!! The chicken and biscuits was very good.

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Chuck
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food and drinks were great. Fast friendly and attentive service free parking in the rear of the restaurant and excellent views of St Charles st

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vipEatenbysharks
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, and a nice collection of specialty drinks that focus on their key products. Definitely hit them up during happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. The food was wonderful and so was the service.

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NickiS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

When we got there, they didn’t have our reservation. But we were seated outside. We ordered drinks. My sister didn’t like hers. The waitress didn’t ask if she wanted something else. Then we ordered appetizers. We received one. The other was never turned in. I had mentioned to the waitress that we were starving, and had only eaten lunch that day. It was 7 pm. Then we order dinner. The salads were beautiful and generous. The crawfish Mac and cheese was so hot (spicy...I guess from Tasso). I hardly ate 3 bites. The waitress noticed but only asked if I wanted a go box. Then she asked if we wanted 1 go box for 2 peoples meals (in the time of COVID)? Seriously? She never asked if we wanted dessert. Honestly, I think Maggie was distracted. It was a Tuesday night. It wasn’t crazy busy. I have to be back in New Orleans in 2 weeks, and will not be going to Lula’s again. Money is too hard to come by. And there are far too many excellent restaurants in that area.

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JackieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and entrees were very creative.

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JeniferK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

we ad reservations for 1:30 at that time it seems they caters to the younger group, food was delicious but service was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and cocktails were great! Our waitress was wonderful. Manager was working floor as well. Appreciated staff asking people to put masks on when away from table.

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AmberW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great for girls night or date night. Food is great & reasonably priced plus there’s happy hour every day. They even have their own parking area which is sometimes hard to find in this area.

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NapaSandy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to New Orleans a few times a year and we ALWAYS have at least one dinner at Lula's (this last trip we ate there twice!).

The food is wonderful and the service just as good. They make a good Lemon Drop as well!

See ya'll next time!

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NapaSandy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance...great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friends birthday. Food was delicious. Service was great! I love the atmosphere here

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fav when we visit New Orleans! Glad to see you are surviving through covid! Take care :)

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vipNinaM
E. Tennessee
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great, convenient location and good outdoor seating. The service and friendliness were top notch! The drinks and apps are especially good. A great place for a few friends to get together outside for apps and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place with amazing food...Get a Shrimp Boil

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Started out negative because they were out of cheeseburgers couple hours before closing which is never good. Service was OK but not great. Often had to ask for refills on drinks by catching somebody’s attention. Were not checked on very often. Couple of the drinks on the menu were disgusting. Just expected more hope you feel better. It’s not bad, you’ll get a good meal here, but not worth what you pay for it on many levels.

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nicolec
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for brunch with a few friends and the food was delicious as were the drinks. Will definitely be going back soon’

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SharaR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect spot for date night! The crawfish Mac & Cheese is a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Portions are large and plates/bowls are too small. Food is okay. Happy hour drinks are reasonably priced and it lasts until
7.

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DeeM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food....crab & advocado dip, mirliton pickle, Iberville salad with grilled shrimp, cheesburger were absolutley delicious. The drinks....cranberry lemonade and frozen blackberry mojito were also so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The food and drinks were amazing!

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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Lula was excellent, service impeccable. Notable menu items: (Fried Green) Tomato Stack, Grilled Veggie Salad with protein choice, and the succulent Grilled Gulf Fish. Nice wine choices too. Crowd was sparse for lunch, support this NOLA gem!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We were super impressed with menu options. Can’t beat the happy hour drink specials! Definitely recommend the lump crab and avocado dip!

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KaseyC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for my birthday. We loved the drinks and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Server was excellent and food is great and vey good value

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Beautiful people lovely cocktails 🍸

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IntheNola
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very helpful in making suggestions for our meal. We were impressed with her knowledge and providing us with great options. Enjoyed every moment from venue to dessert.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very pleasant, atmosphere was astounding, and the food was delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!!!

FAQs

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

Lula Restaurant Distillery is rated 4.7 stars by 929 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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