Lula Restaurant Distillery

4.7
990 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 990 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had never been here and had high expectations. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed in the food as it left us with an unsatisfying feeling. If you want quantity versus quality, this is for you. We had the chicken and baskets and the fried chicken sandwich. The fried chicken sandwich was luke warm and dry on regular sandwich bread and some shredded cheese. The chicken and biskets was the same piece of chicken with gravy. The restaurant was very busy but didn't have the type of atmosphere that we like. We are locals and felt this place was better suited for visitors. We do not expect to be back.

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Sherri
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was OK. Was a little loud. Like the modern decor. Fish was a little overcooked.

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vipDeeM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I absolutely love Lula. Tonight I brought out of town guests for the first time and was a bit disappointed in the ftwo of the 5 dishes of food. It is two dishes we have gotten in the past not sure if a different chef fixed the food but it was a bit off. The shrimp and grits was a smaller portion with less shrimp than usual. The shrimp salad was a bit smaller with less shrimp. My out of town guests did love everything about Lula. You know I will definetly be back because I love LULA. Just wanted to say it was just a tad bit off tonight.

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vipQ2onthetown
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

foot was not that great. they also did not enforce mask wearing to customers as they entered the establishment during height of covid.

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Katrina2511
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cocktails were great. No happy hour food-bummer

Enjoyed the crawfish Mac and cheese -big enough to share

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Cat94
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, knowledgeable server and great view : micro-distillation installation

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Paul
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place to experience in NOLA! We went for.y wife's birthday and were so pleasantly surprised, the custom distillery drinks were on point and the food was spectacular! For starters the fried pickles. And then pork/cane skewers got us rolling and then we each had a different dinner, from ribs to gulf redfish, and a couple of shrimp boils and then load a few happy hour cocktails and we were set! We are all looking forward to coming back!

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KLOGEM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

food is great, drinks are excellent, service is excellent

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vippeege26
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great waiter. Great for large groups. Food good but limited menu. A bit noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food. It was a little noisy, but not enough for the need to yell. Our server seemed a bit rushed, and was slow to get to our table, but overall good experience.

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ErefakaD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food fell flat on flavor. Drinks were greats. Service was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely amazing!

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks. Even better service!

GA
GreatAtmosphere
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We loved the food and casual atmosphere, nice outdoor seating as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded expectations—the food was top notch and the patio seating was comfortable. Highly recommend!

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SW111
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. Great service, great atmosphere. Easy parking.

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Willthing
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super enjoyable afternoon with plenty of shade, great drinks and excellent service. The location was perfect with easy spot jumping off and on the streetcar. Looking forward to returning on our next trip to NOLA.

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WandaC
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Easter brunch/lunch, our waitress was wonderful. Food was great. Such a wonderful atmosphere!

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ErinS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere! The food was delicious and the server was wonderful! Would definitely recommend it to others.

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LesleyH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always amazing! There isn't a thing I've tried, which is a lot, that I haven't liked.

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ShellieM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Lula's for the first time for Easter brunch and we had what may have been the best brunch experience we've ever had. The staff was upbeat and helpful. The food and cocktails were AMAZING. The shrimp boil and French Toast were insanely good. Highly recommended!

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SpringRolz
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great service. Food unfortunately was not that great. We got the fried pickles, crawfish queso, fried chicken sandwich, and pork bowl thing. None of it was that great for the price, which is moderate. Meal was like $90 with two drinks after tip. If it was $50, maybe this restaurant would be a decent value, but for almost $100 for a meal for two, I would have expected the food to be a little more refined. I’ve had bar food that’s better (I’d take wings and fries from Down the Hatch over this place any day). We really wanted to like this place but the more we ate the food the more disappointed we were. The only reason I can see myself coming back is if I wanted to host a dinner for a bunch of people and not pay an exorbitant amount/not go to a bar vs. somewhere like Coquette or Josephine Estelle, which are both more expensive but easily worth the money since the food/dining experience is top notch.

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MadelynM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here on several occasions and never had a bad experience. Food is delicious, waitstaff and hostesses are friendly, reservations are always ready on time. It never feels too crowded and i appreciate their distancing between tables. Its a big place but you never feel like you're on top of anything else. Never tried a meal or a drink i didn't love!

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pete
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and diverse menu! Drinks are great also!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and visit with friends. Loved the rum and Coke!!! Even took a six-pack back home. The food was very hood and our waitress very attentive and informative..... definitely will be returning on our next trip!!

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MichelleK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Nikki, was amazing! She made the experience top notch!

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KarenM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I went back again I would probably just get 2 of the crawfish queso appetizers and skip any other part of the meal. LOL. It was THAT good. My chicken sandwich (with fig) was also outstanding. In fact, entire meal was two thumbs up.

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vipArthurS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded all expectations. Great food and service. Would definitely go back

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Gerald
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great better than I thought it would be

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Very professional. The wait wasn’t long at all.

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CharmaineL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding unique food every time we go and the cocktail drinks are always superb!

MK
MKKC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fun atmosphere! Had the fried chicken sandwich which was the fan favorite!!If you do bottomless vodka, make sure to get the handles instead of individual drinks as the service was a tad scattered

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DebbieD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Drinks were very good. It was very loud but enjoyed it.

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AngelaJ
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, great atmosphere, great food, and excellent service. 10/10 recommend for date night with your special someone or for a first date. Great place to relax and excellent happy hour options! I will definitely be returning to try more delicious food and drinks!

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HeatherG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of our meals were amazing. Must try the sugar cane skewered pork! I had the absolute best fish i've ever eaten. It was the special, a gulf rock fish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing in New Orleans and wanted a unique place to eat. Their house distilled liquors were great in their classic cocktail recipes. Ordered the Pork Osso Bucco and my wife had the lamb chops. Everything tasted great with more food than we could finish.

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catherineR
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the blackberry mojoto and the crawfish queso. The table got grilled market fish, Lamb chops, crawfish Mac n cheese & garlic shrimp boil. Everyone was happy! COVID restrictions were observed.

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Truexperience
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there. From the time I walked in I was very pleased. The hostess was very accommodating, I loved the atmosphere and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Overall the menu is very limited and the kids menu has dirty rice listed but it's actually plain white rice very misleading. The don't have simple things like lemonade, every beverage is soda. They need to expand the menu to more people. They don't substitute anything, you can't even order a grill chicken sandwich when they sell fried chicken sandwiches... Truthfully the vodka is better than the food... POOR LULA

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WayneW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Crawfish Mac was dry and only a few crawfish tails. Ribs were dry as well

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 990 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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