Lula Restaurant Distillery

4.7
1031 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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restaurantcritic1
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

it was nice place food great and parking close.

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Nchinchin
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

JD
JimD
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CatherineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Could have been a little hotter in temperature. Drinks were great. Beer on tap terrific. My only complaint is the noise level in restaurant. Very hard to have a conversation.

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aprilk
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the avocado and crab dip, the boudin egg rolls and the slaw salad with gulf shrimp and each one of them was excellent. I wish we had been hungry enough to order more because here are many more items would would like to try. Service was also exceptional!

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KaylaS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here with friends and clients from out of town. The lobster guac + the cips are to die for.

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FlayS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very fresh and appetizing. The drinks were delicious. Our patio seating was in an excellent place and the view of St. Charles Avenue was great. Our server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food was not good and service was slow. We’ve been there many times and the food was delicious. Not sure what went wrong last night.

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vipDrewbee
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Kinda meh food tbh. Ordered a salad with filet mignon. Server asked how to cook it, so we asked for medium. Came out not even rare. Amateur hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time super nice to my 85 year old grandma who decided Lula would be her first outing since Covid. Loved today so much thank youuuu

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day gathering! Perfect!

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CoryP
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Everything was really fresh and tasty. Packed house on Mothers Day but not a huge crazy crowd. We were seated very quickly. Reservation was for 2pm and we were seated by 2:04pm. Great bar area and drinks. Kid friendly. Excellent service. Staff was very attentive and the food didn’t take long to come out. Free parking right behind the building too

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Delicious food!

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vipLiaC
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders and distiller were excellent. The charred brussel sprouts were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up skipping a wedding and coming here instead,

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RachelM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Lula's for brunch this past weekend with a couple of friends and it was AMAZING!! No one got a dish they didn't like. The Crawfish Queso and The Bees Knees were a table favorite. We actually loved our experience so much that we ended up randomly popping back in the next day on the walk home from the WWII Museum for some more crawfish queso and beverages. We will 100% be return customers when we visit New Orleans again. Fantastic!!

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vipDeeM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fried chicken salad, grilled shrimp salad, shrimp & grits & our favorite appetizer avocado dip. Loved the new drink…..Frozen Pomegranate Lemonade

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it! Will def go back!

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TimothyG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cocktails were first rate and the dinner was prepared and presented well. The wait staff was attentive. The ambiance was along the lines of a very nice chain restaurant. Overall, a very, very good meal but ultimately not remarkable.

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Someonewholikestoeatout
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. The lamb chops and ribs were very delicious !! The chocolate flourless cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true!

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DeidreP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was good. They serve steak but have no steak sauce who figured

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ChristineP
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was fairly quiet and not very busy so I would expect that on a busy day based on the space it's probably a bit louder. Lunch was delicious!

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
84 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pickles and the egg rolls!
The mixed drinks are terrific! Our server, Brelyn was just so much fun and was a great help with the menu for our guests from out of town.
Lula’s is a perfect place for lunch or dinner or even brunch for consistently good food

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NtLewis
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful time. Pomegranate lemonade is delightful. Crab avocado and crawfish queso dips are delicious. Service was impeccable.

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albah
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the seafood market fish and it was delicious, the popcorn rice was very tasty.

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Clare
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I loved Lula before the pandemic shutdown and was disappointed by the menu selections offered at this time.
My fried chicken/bacon sandwich was good but nothing special. The salad selections lacked any flair.
Service was excellent...attentive without being intrusive.
I hope Lula is going through reopening pains and will get back to what is was before March 2020.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner with family. Cocktails were reasonably priced and unique. The food portions were so generous. The pork osso bucco was heavenly!!

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Morgus
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took my elderly father and an old friend of his there for lunch. It was a beautiful day on the patio and I thought my Chicken Biscuit was delicious. They had eggs benedict sort of and they weren't as thrilled with it, but I tasted it and thought it was pretty darned delicious.
We were initially scheduled inside, but it was way way way too loud inside for these two old guys with hearing aids. They wouldn't have been able to speak to each other at all. It was really too loud for anyone IMO. The hostess was extremely accommodating and found a way to seat us outside so that wasn't a problem at all. I hear that the famous Morgan did the initial distilling for that place and set up the recipes, she is a legend in the distilling world and the rum there is world class.
Its worth a stop, I hear that the boudin egg rolls and fried mirliton pickles are special but we had brunch.

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DistilleryLover
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious as always! We were unable to get someone to answer the phone the previous day so we scheduled 2 4 person reservations (online you are unable to schedule an 8 person reservation. We called prior to getting there to see if we could combine the tables and we were told they were unable to. Upon seating us at 2 separate tables (due to social distancing) they informed us we would have the same server. We understood due to COVID regulations and didn't make a big deal. However, in the same area there were two 8-top tables right next to us and each other, as well as a 14ish-top in the back corner of the restaurant. Also, there was a 6-top outside and a 10-top in the front section of the distillery. When we noticed we were upset and kind of confused. They stated "social distancing" as per their reason but if it was their reason their actions proved it wrong. We love the distillery and this won't deter us from returning. Just in the future we would like to be given a solid reason instead of the scapegoat reason as to why you can't shove 2 tables together when they already did it for so many others. Also, don't lie and say we will have the same server and then not even do that.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service. Salads were a little over priced and drenched in dressing. Would recommend getting dressing on the side. Couldn’t stress enough how the service was very accommodating though! Will be back!

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WineEnthusiast78
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

For a seafood restaurant- the lamb and filet were so tender and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation at 5:45p on a Saturday. Our server was very nice, informative and attentive. Unfortunately I cannot remember her name, but she was great! Our group of five shared Boudin Eggrolls, Sugarcane Pork Skewers and Marge’s Tomato Stack for appetizers. We never had Boudin before and this appetizer was a great introduction to it. The eggroll wrapper was so crispy and flaky. Both the pork skewers and tomato stack were also delicious. I had the Hot Garlic Shrimp Boil and a couple of bites from my fiancé’s Lamb Chops. Hot Garlic Shrimp did not disappoint as each shrimp was big and cooked perfectly. I did wish it came on top of grits or rice instead of fires, but that’s more of a personal preference so I could enjoy the sauce more. The Lamb Chops was cooked at perfect temperature and the chimichurri sauce complimented it wonderfully. Everything was delightful and a great way to start a Saturday night!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday brunch

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AlfredaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had visitors from out of town. Great time was had by all.

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 1031 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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