Lula Restaurant Distillery

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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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Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time coming here, and Lula does not disappoint. It's a lovely space, conveniently located with parking in back. Their gin is divine! And they're very good about dealing with special dietary requirements.

NF
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place overall. Great food and service. And one of the best options out there for a bigger group since there is plenty of room.

JA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came across this restaurant purely by chance when trying to find a place that could accommodate a party of 8. They were friendly, accommodating, and the food was spectacular. I highly recommend the Crawfish Mac n Cheese.

AM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

V
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lula was great- we loved the $20 vodka special, portions were huge- we will be back for a Saints game and other occasinons as well!

E
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not great
I made the reservation and said it was a birthday
We were told each and every time as my party arrived how the bottomless vodka worked
Food was average to above average
Crawfish Mac and cheese EXCELLENT lots of crawfish, creamy and cheesy, brown crunchy bits around the edge
Fried chicken sandwich, ok
Burger ok, had to ask for the bacon that was missing
Boudin egg rolls good
Sausage skewers ok, love the fig sauce
My biggest complaint is we were not offered dessert
A birthday party should have dessert or at least an offering

CP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely beautiful very happy I chose this place for my birthday!!

DC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is my third trip to Lula. The wait staff are always friendly, the food average to above average. The salmon and avocado dip is just delicious. The grilled mahi was good but it would have been nice to have more fish, more asparagus, less couscous. This was a pre theatre dinner and we got in and out in a timely fashion. The reason for just 3 stars is that parking was horrible. My friend is in a wheelchair and the one disable parking spot was blocked by contractor materials - I had to move two sand bags to get in and navigate the van around the other materials. Even the passenger side was compromised by the tarp. We mentioned it in the restaurant but the only person who went to check was the security guard. Other than the hostess, no one(Manager) came to the table to apologise.

JS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks were very good. Service was a little pokey at a very slow time.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time at Lula!!

MM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I had the Fried chicken sandwich for a quick brunch after church. Game day festive; good food, generous servings. Good bloodies and fair prices.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Drinks were great. Value for food portions was great. Menu was creative, but the execution wasn’t there. Most dishes were lacking in flavor. The fried green tomato stack with shrimp remoulade was very solid though.

3 stars as a whole. Would be an above average restaurant anywhere else, but this is New Orleans.

Also somebody in the kitchen needs to try boudin before trying to pass off unseasoned rice as boudin.

p
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for brunch with a group. They have a good menu but not a kids menu for brunch, which was unexpected since their website says they have kids offerings.
The food was a long time coming out, but it was good. The biscuits are just ok. I didn't have a cocktail but they are plentiful. They are slow about coffee - for a brunch place they need to refill the coffee cups more than once/hour. Service generally was slow - I saw the waitstaff hanging out together a lot when they should have been checking on tables. Maybe this place is new or all the staff is.

A
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service we love it here!

c
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch and really enjoyed the French toast and biscuits and gravy. The sauce in the French toast is pretty sweet so I recommend getting it on the side. Biscuits are okay, but the gravy and chicken were delicious! I actually ate the French toast with the chicken!

PM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place! From the ambience, to our server, to the main course. All around it was wonderful place to have dinner for my friends Bachelor party. The drinks are great seeing as they distill their own liquors and pre-bottle their mixed drinks. 10/10 would recommend to a friend or just anyone passing by on the street.

GS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful! We had the Sugarcane Pork Skewers, Cornish Hen, and the Pork Osso Buco. They were all perfect! The sides that came with them were also delicious! The cucumber vodka collins is the best cocktail ever! We can't wait to visit New Orleans and eat at Lula again!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch!!

L
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lula's Restaurant was the perfect location to ask my friends if they would join my fiancé and I on our special day. We had a ball and the food was delicious. I can't wait to go again!

LS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great live music with a good ambiance. Food was fast and delicious. Would definitely come back next time I’m in town.

NJ
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!The service was outstanding. Our server recommended some great items. We weren't rushed and the food came out hot and fresh in a timely manner .

H
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lula is such a pretty restaurant... perfect for surprise dinners / brunches. It’s one big open room with beautiful ambiance with a mix of modern and rustic accents. The food is absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend!

B
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tried it on a whim after seeing it was a microdistellery. Seated quickly but it wasn’t busy as we ate early before a show at the Mahalia. Waitress was excellent. Quick to bring drinks and extras we asked for and also checked on us. Parking was quick and easy as described. Food tasted great but 2 complaints. Not enough lump crab in the crab and avocado appetizer for the price. I felt as if I ate good guacamole for $12. Also the 5 shrimp in the shrimp boil were not large enough in size for such a dish as well as they were over cooked encroaching that rubbery texture that isn’t acceptable if seafood. And the heads still on the peeled tails???? Drinks were really good with the house made spirits. Took home a bottle of Vodka!! We agree we will be back to try more of the menu.

S
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Made a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes. Also came for coolinary but they were not serving the coolinary menu once we were there.

MP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation for 7. Great food, the service was top-notch, drinks were fabulous! Recommend to everyone! Pay for the tour of the distillery it was the cherry on top of the evening!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so glad we chose Lula for dinner. I had the shrimp boil which was extremely good and the cocktails made with their distilled spirits were a lovely way to end the day. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

AB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Very open and casual venue. The selection of entrees and appetizers were excellent. I had the Jerk Hen, with Brussel sprouts an sweet potatoes. Absolutely delicious!

LI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food selection for Coolinary was outstanding. Excellent value and delicious food.

c
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fish dishes and excellent service. I ordered the gulf fish entree which was drum and my daughter the rainbow trout on cous cous. Both were delectible!!!! Mine was probably top 10 fish dishes I have ever had. Incredibly flavorful, moist and a large portion of fish. My daughter's portion was much smaller ( she finished mine!), But just as tasty. Highly rec'd.

TC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been for brunch and the food was delicious.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

This was my fourth visit to Lula. I come from out of town and chose to dine here because of the quality of the food, the price related to the portions served, and the beautiful atmosphere. However, each time I visit the restaurant seems to decline in customer service. Our first round of drinks, 3 beers and a cocktail, were served about 12 minutes after we were seated and initially served. There were 14 other tables in the restaurant being served, not what I would call a busy evening. The three beers were served at room temperature and when we asked the server for ice for the beers, hoping to jar some sort of common sense, we were left with a simple glass of ice to somehow salvage the beverages. Overall I will come back; but for someone who will experience this for their first visit, this would likely be their last.

t
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent just the service we received was awful. our waiter told us at least twice that he was new, checked on us maybe once. I asked another waitress to locate him so I could order another glass of wine and my husband's tea took a few times asking before was served.
We may return but there are so many great restaurants in New Orleans we will love to try

BB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Server was not very attentive

J
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Got a nice tour of the distillery. Great experience

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner for two. Blaze was very knowledgeable and provided a great experience.

CP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I did not enjoy my meal. The waitress was amazing!! She was very attentive!!

BP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to come back! A new favorite, for sure.

RL
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!!

c
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It started off badly but Tory our waiter made it right. We were seated right away but had to wait 20 minutes before asking if someone was going to be our waitress/waiter. Tory to the rescue. The food and drinks were great. Thanks for saving my birthday Tory

N
New Orleans
64 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always like to go to Lula’s with friends. Our “Birthday Group of 8 chose Lula’s this month and we were once again delighted. Not only was the food terrific, but our server was a delight. She accommodated several special request with ease and had just as much fun as we did throughout our visit.
Our only complaint every time we go is that the restaurant is usually FREEZING!!! So as a special hint, take a jacket and enjoy.

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