Lula Restaurant Distillery

4.6
1171 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 1171 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was amazing at explaining everything. The food was good as well as the drinks

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Laurie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The hostess seemed annoyed we had arrived for our reservation a few minutes late (the restaurant was maybe 10%occupied) . When I explained I had tried calling several times she cut me off saying you never called. Then she admitted her cordless phone was dead.

Due to Ida 6 weeks ago the menu was limited, which we understand, but the food was so heavily salted and somehow unflavored at the same time.

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CalebA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Love the view of the distillery from inside of the restaurant. A lengthy bar you can sit at, plenty of indoor tables, and outdoor seating as well. We've been here numerous times and have not had a bad experience. Very good mixed drinks. Food is outstanding. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!

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vipJMoore
E. Tennessee
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Road trip from Colorado to Tennessee. First time in New Orleans

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the cocktails, delicious food and great service at Lula. I was surprised to see that they are making their own bourbon, as well. One minor annoyance was a extremely vocal Greenbay Packers fan kept yelling and whooping (all by himself) while watching the game. Kinda took away from the ambiance, but overall the experience was very good.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

I had my Birthday dinner my reservation was for 7 but I asked my guest to arrive at 6:30 so everyone would be on time which was about 30 people. My daughter did ask can the waiter get some help because it was a lot for 1 person to handle. First of all when we got there they had maybe 3 or 4 tables with patrons. We had to keep reminding him of drinks that was ordered but never was received. By this time they were getting upset the restaurant was full everyone is eating but us no appetizers or anything did they forget about us or what? We didn't get our food until 8:30 so everything came out together. All the onion rings had to go back. Some of our meals were cold which the manager did accommodate us with another order. By this time the waiter was very nervous I tried t assure him it wasn't his fault but at the end all the tickets were messed up I paid foe onion rings I didn't order but I let it go. I gave him extra cash for a tip and my daughter gave him an extra $20 as well.

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vipLGDman
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A tad disappointed there was no bleu cheese dressing available for my grilled shrimp salad. Overall, the appetizers, entrees and desserts were good. Rather loud which made conversation difficult at times—no drapes, hard surfaces, and packed for dinner.

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juanad
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Nola !! Our former home town and trying all the new great places ! Lula has great food , great service and a awesome distillery. Thumps up. 👏🏻👏🏻

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Hazmat3578
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent and Tink our server was awesome. We will surely be back soon.

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JoniT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was very accommodating and made great suggestions. Outdoor seating was very pleasant. Manager checked on us to assure things were going well. It was clear they cared about provided a great experience.

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StevenT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing much to say. My friends and I enjoyed it very much, more than we'd expected to.

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Zack was very knowledgeable & made my first time dining there very lovely, I’ll definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, pleasant atmosphere on the patio, and excellent gin and tonic

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Bolikesfood
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cool atmosphere. The bottomless vodka bar for brunch is great.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With a limited menu due to the Hurricane, there were still a lot of choices. Happy hour drinks were a great deal too.

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vipDavidM
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always. REALLY enjoy their brunch.

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vipDanC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crawfish Queso and Lamb chops were excellent. Blackberry Glazed ribs very good. Bought a bottle of the rum to go

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I enjoyed the vibe there. It's the food that needs a little work. I got the lambchops that came with veggies and potatoes that both were tasteless. The chops were good though

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything we had to eat! Lamb was incredible! Our server, Brook, was outstanding and a pleasure to work with!
The only bad issue was the noise level, you could use some sound panels to reduce those high levels!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything about Lula.

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Jernell
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great just hopeful they would bring back to music on Friday night

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grade A meals, exceptional dining, entertaining outdoor dining experience.

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LaurieO
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We come every time we are in New Orleans. You must try the Fried Chicken Sandwich which has bacon and fig spread. Amazing! Have had the lamb chops in past which were also very good. Will definitely back!!

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Sendintheclowns
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is a very nice place to sit outside and watch the streetcars go by. It's shaded and breezy and didn't feel too hot. The inside looked nice too. They have great cocktails and a decent local draft beer selection. Unfortunately, the food was only so-so. The Osso Bucco was good—and huge!—the other things were just ok. The waitress was not very friendly. We'll probably give it another shot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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TeeM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never have a bad experience here. Each person pays so much attention to your needs. I felt great because the owner came and spoke to us personally. That makes the BIGGEST difference. Oh yeah the alcohol and bread pudding is to die for. I love all the food selection.

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EricaB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lula food is reasonably priced and delicious. Can’t go wrong with the brunch $20 all you can drink

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

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KorianJ
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was pretty good. The service was great and I really liked the fact that they brew their own spirits. Really really cool!

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ShannonM
Mississippi
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Service was great. Our waitress was very sweet and personable. Attentive and not overbearing. Food was delicious. Drinks were great. The vodka is so smooth. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Such a cute space! The food was great and the ambiance was great. The owner was kind enough to show us the back private dining room as well. All the house cocktails were spectacular and food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely fantastic. Loved her!

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, food is delicious, everything on Lula’s menu is very reasonably priced.

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Jwalk02
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Buffalo, NY and with all the restaurants to choose from in New Orleans, the menu and the story of Lula intrigued us. They did not disappoint! The food was very creative and fresh. Absolutely delicious. All the flavors were there and we were so happy to have given this restaurant a try. We started with the boudin spring rolls which were divine with the fig dipping sauce. My husband ordered the crawfish Mac and cheese and let me say I’m not a fan of Mac and cheese but wow I was a huge fan of that! My son and I wanted to stick to healthy so we chose veggie salads and blue cheese crumble salads with grilled chicken. Both opted for the herb vinaigrette that was absolutely fresh and delicious. The sandwiches we saw were huge and wow looking too. Our server was such a sweet girl too. Drinks were great too. All around excellent!

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Pkbowm
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked over for Saturday brunch after choosing a wedding dress a few shops down. Nice place to celebrate with the girls!

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TonyaH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful. The menu had great choices. We chose to sit outside, I do not recommend that unless you are having just drinks. The flies became real excited by our food. The blackberry glazed ribs were soooooo good.

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CodyW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Very accommodating to our kids 3-13!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Went for brunch on Sunday and everything was perfect. Our waiter was great and gave honest recommendations that did not disappoint at all! The restaurant itself was very clean and the ambiance was perfect. We can’t wait to go back!

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Nchinchin
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. We asked to sit outside because there was a large group inside singing at the top of their lungs. They needed a private room, if they were going to be acting like that. We're not the only ones that asked to moved outside. Once outside the vibe was great, and the food was great. Service was a little slow but otherwise outstanding.

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 1171 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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