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Lou Lou on Market, Louisville, KY

Lou Lou on Market

4.7
4.7
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
A walk down Bourbon Street in NuLu! An eatery serving Southern Cuisine, incorporating influences from New Orleans & Italy. Two areas for outdoor dining, two levels of inside dining, private rooms, and a hidden underground Bourbon Lounge called Stave.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 515-9699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    East Market St - NuLu

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SC

    SoCoMoJo

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Creole mussels were fantastic, incredible creole cream sauce. Had Blackened Mahi which was absolutely wonderful, large portion of food too. My son had the Creole Seafood Fettuccine which he was outstanding. For dessert we had the Bread Pudding which was to die for! We ate at the bar and JP was a fantastic bartender as well as serving us. We will be back for sure!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner on the heated porch! Hope you meet Dylan the host! He made our experience even better. Great experience and highly recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!!!! Love it
  4. F

    Foodforfun

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Our first visit and we really enjoyed! The food was great and the menu was more diverse than expected. We will definitely be back! The bar downstairs was really packed so next time we may get there earlier to try to get a seat and enjoy the music.
  5. TM

    TeriM

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!Live music was fantastic! We had a great time! ♥️🤩♥️🤩
  6. EQ

    EduardoQ

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and Stave downstairs was amazing!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, good, architecture of building superb
  8. A

    Apatch

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Great atmosphere! Will visit again soon.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful new space. Definitely had the New Orleans vibe. Looking forward to going back for live Jazz on the weekend. The food was delicious.
  10. EE

    EEMM

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant and menu. Pizza and pastas were very good.
  11. JM

    JenniferM

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food here was good, but the service was sorely lacking. Our server was a space cadet. Looking around the restaurant it did appear that the other waitstaff were more professional. I was also very disappointed in our tiny table located next to the hallway to the kitchen. It was very confining.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a friends birthday! Our server was knowledgeable and food was great! Also loved the atmosphere and drinks! We will definitely be back! I got the salmon and French 75;)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food and great for a date. Great addition to the Nulu neighborhood.
  14. CF

    CathyF

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, drinks, and service! We celebrated our daughter’s birthday, and they gave her free bread pudding!
  15. K

    Kelli

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience overall. Really delicious Cajun cuisine and great service. We’ll be back!
  16. GC

    GaryC

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wanted to check out this new place with a New Orleans/Cajun/Creole theme. Having visited New Orleanand dined there extensively, I give their food a for authenticity. Also, the Sazerac cocktail I had would have been very on point in the Big Easy!
  17. CR

    CaraR

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time enjoying your amazing restaurant. Y’all have a top staff, with Miles leading the team. I had reservations for 4, then another wanted to join call spoke with Dillon and he made it happen. To make things more complicated, my brother surprised me, by coming in town…wields another call to Dillon and he made it happen. He is the most polite and helpful you man & a true asset to your organization. The community needs more young people like him. Needless to JB & Tony killed the bar and Joy, downstairs, was always there when our drinks empty. The Speak Easy, was So much fun and great music. How could I not mention how wonderful the meal was!! I think we ordered the whole menu and nothing disappointed. Thank you making for amazing night.
  18. KF

    KarenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and location. Will go back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Went here bc we had heard so much about this location. The crab bisque was amazing, along with the burger. Everything outside of that was just okay. Nothing to call home about. The food runners actioned off the food and set it in random spots. When we asked about entrees they said they didn’t speak English good enough to understand questions. Good thing we didn’t have Any allergies. We spent $175 on a dinner that I could’ve gotten at volare and had better pasta, service and experience. Will be back for the burger, not the experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner with my husband, son and his girlfriend. I ordered the Etoufee, my husband had the steak and my son and his girlfriend had the Caesar salad with chicken. All were amazing, service was great and love the decor. We will be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  22. E

    Eater

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The place recently opened and our expectations were pretty high. We were disappointed. We arrived on time and made our made our complete order including appetizer, soup and entrees. After 45 minutes with no food we gave up. Management was near our table, sensed that we were unhappy and turned his back on us. I'm not sure if we'll give it another try.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome!! This is a nice addition to NuLu.
  24. JD

    JonathanD

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The place was alive and full of energy! The food was fantastic and the service was spot on! This being so early in the opening I was afraid it might be shaky but not at all. The owner was on hand working hard. A very famous celeb came and the owner was unfazed! A wonderful place for both young and old. The jazz bar was going well to boot. The prices were very reasonable and a great selection.
  25. AS

    AmyS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great experience here. My mussels were some of the. best I've ever had and my friend who ordered shrimp and grits almost licked the plate. My only complaint is about the charcuterie board. All the cheeses and meats were delicious but they had croutons instead of crackers or bread and it just didn't work. Also they had chopped nuts, raisins, and sunflower seeds which the only way to eat is to shovel it with your fingers and kinda gross when eating it with other people. So, this is an easy fix! Just use crackers and larger nuts and some fresh items like grapes or berries or apples would be nice too. I will definiteley come again. The ambience and decor is very nice and food delish.
  26. HW

    HillW

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Will be returning. It was a nice meal and great fun with our friends. They do a nice job celebrating a birthday with free bourbon bread pudding
  27. GJ

    GregJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu. Loved everything about the meal. Will definitely be back again soon.
  28. JP

    JessP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful New Years Eve dinner! The restaurant just opened a few days before so they still have some kinks to work out but the service was exceptional and the food was incredible. Large portions, perfectly seasoned, creole dishes. We had the bayou dip, crawfish Etoufee, the pork chop, and the banana foster cheesecake—all were wonderful!
  29. ES

    EdSilver

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for New Year’s Eve. Joe was our server. Had a seasonal salad, smoked salmon lavash, mango salmon and seafood fettuccini. Everything was remarkable. Joe was our server and he was very friendly and added to our experience. Seriously incredible night out.
  30. D

    Doccat7

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our family of four dined at Lou Lou on Market during their opening week. Rich, our server, was especially attentive and focused on getting our food out quickly, since our children were with us. The menu is similar to the St Matthew’s location, with a few additions. The cocktails and wine were well chosen and tasty. Cheese sticks with marinara were a good start to the meal, quickly followed by a Caesar salad and entrees of mango salmon and mahi mahi. Both were very flavorful and perfectly cooked, just as we would expect from Lou Lou. The atmosphere is fun, and the former Decca building is beautiful. Looking forward to trying out the outdoor patio in the summer.
  31. RS

    RichardS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the drinks food and service! I would recommend this place to friends and family for sure!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great for a new opening. They needed candles that don’t take up a lot of room on each table. They didn’t have fresh ground pepper for salads. But the food was good. The drinks were good. The staff was helpful and friendly. Delicious food. Bathrooms were clean. Overall very good, fun experience. Oh yes and great live jazz music. At first was a little loud but we mentioned that the volume was interfering with our conversation and we felt they took it down a couple of notches so that it added to the ambience rather than being obnoxiously annoyingly loud. I would recommend this place. They were very open to our feelings.
  33. BB

    BethB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the fun drinks, oysters, dessert and amazing service. We will certainly be back to visit.
  34. GN

    GradyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and atmosphere! Will be going back again soon!
  35. G

    Gabiperkins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to hang out with friends or date night!
  36. JB

    JennyB

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very attentive server and the food was great. Good vibe as soon as you come in the door.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant! The food is delicious, the staff was so friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is great!
  38. GP

    GracieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing!!! Such a great addition to the NuLu neighborhood. Incredible food, generous portions, delicious wine and cocktails - and don't sleep on the bread pudding or banana's fosters cheesecake! WOW! Ambiance is lively and fun and they have a bourbon bar in the basement with live music! New Orleans theme is on point!! Will definitely return as often as possible. Check this place out!
  39. S

    Sheryl

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service in a charming space. Can’t wait for the patio to open!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got in on opening night and we’re not disappointed! Truly a taste of Louisiana in Louisville. We started with drinks from the Stave speakeasy down below the main restaurant. I had the Billionaire and my friend had the Espresso martini. In order of most delicious first, we had starters of She Crab Bisque, hush puppies with smoked honey and creole butter and crab cake. The red beans and rice entree with andouille sausage was as real as it comes. We were so full we needed to go boxes! They have private party spaces for groups, so if you’re looking for a Bourbon Street vibe near Whiskey Row, this is it!

FAQs

Lou Lou on Market offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 515-9699.

Lou Lou on Market is rated 4.7 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Lou Lou on Market

812 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1628

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    East Market St - NuLu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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