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Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge

616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
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Ranked #16 of 73 restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A distinctly metropolitan culinary experience, in historic Nelson's bustling downtown. Whether it's an intimate evening for two, or a casual gathering amongst friends, Louie's is sure to provide an experience you won't soon forget.Specializing in signature steaks, specialty pastas, rustic thin crust pizza, and FRESH seafood, Louie's Steakhouse offers the finest quality food, and exemplary service in an area of abundant comfort.Executive Chef Adam Duff has created a dining experience focusing on regional products, and in season ingredients. We off only the finest cuts of premium aged beef, along with a menu featuring a diverse selection of appetizers, entrees and accompaniments that is sure to tantalize the most refined of palates.Our liquid chefs have created an impeccable cast of martinis -- 28 in all, and an impressive selection of signaure cocktails. Our extensive wine list focuses on wines from the region, with a bit of international flair. Not to mention award-winning Nelson Brewing Company lagers and ales on tap, and fine premium spirits.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A distinctly metropolitan culinary experience, in historic Nelson's bustling downtown. Whether it's an intimate evening for two, or a casual gathering amongst friends, Louie's is sure to provide an experience you won't soon forget.Specializing in signature steaks, specialty pastas, rustic thin crust pizza, and FRESH seafood, Louie's Steakhouse offers the finest quality food, and exemplary service in an area of abundant comfort.Executive Chef Adam Duff has created a dining experience focusing on regional products, and in season ingredients. We off only the finest cuts of premium aged beef, along with a menu featuring a diverse selection of appetizers, entrees and accompaniments that is sure to tantalize the most refined of palates.Our liquid chefs have created an impeccable cast of martinis -- 28 in all, and an impressive selection of signaure cocktails. Our extensive wine list focuses on wines from the region, with a bit of international flair. Not to mention award-winning Nelson Brewing Company lagers and ales on tap, and fine premium spirits.
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Nelson, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went to Louies with my wife for a special dinner. I ordered the lamb medium rare and was told that I should order it medium because most people don't realize how rare medium rare lamb is....?...I have probably eaten medium rare lamb more times than this waiter has served it. Took it as an insult to my culinary intelligence and... More

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Rob_Little, General Manager at Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Kim M, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. I'm assuming you were in our restaurant a while ago, as lamb has not been on our menu for months. With that said, I do apologize that you did not enjoy your starter or lamb dish. If our service staff offended your culinary intelligence, I once again... More

Fresnillo, Mexico
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great athmosphere, kind and polite staff. This place is really much more than a steakhouse, it really has a sophisticated touch that makes you feel comfortable. Food was great, just my steak was a little too much marbled it became chewy, but great in the end. Besides they have a very wide wine and beer selection

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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We love going to Louies whether it be for a glass of wine and some appetizers or to eat a full meal. The atmosphere is amazing and the food never fails to impress!

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

A very nice restaurant with two areas, one slightly more informal lounge and a more formal restaurant area in the back. Food and service were excellent, a very nice steak cooked perfectly with a nice selection of veg and fries. Other half had a lovely pasta dish. 2 mains, 2 drinks (including a big steak) came to $74 I'm going... More

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oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Ate dinner at Louie's Everyone's dinner was cool. Said to leave the hot potato and heat the steak but they took back whole plate and then steak was warm but potato w as cold. Meat was right color and presentation was superb but they need to improve their timing,place was half empty on a Friday night so no excuse for... More

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Rob_Little, General Manager at Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear skidog, Thanks so much for your review. I do remember you gentlemen in the restaurant that night, and once again I'd like to apologize for the timing issue with your meal. We do believe in the importance of resting steaks after the cooking process is complete, as a piping hot steak right off the grill can be ruined very... More

Beautiful BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

To start off, we like Louie's and keep going back, but less and less often. The steaks are usually uniformly good but the prices are starting to put us off. The prices are top-end city prices, but without the service to match. Last time there we waited 15 minutes past our reservation to be seated, and a further half hour... More

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Rob_Little, General Manager at Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Theswits, Thank you for the nice comments about our food. We take great pride in providing only the finest quality products that are available to us. I first want to apologize to you for your last visit with us. If you had to wait 15 minutes for your reservation I can only assume you were in on New Years... More

Nelson, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Being from Nelson, its almost impossible to not get reeled into. Very nice ambiance and lounge area, great staff and experienced bar tenders. This is one of the top meals I've had in Nelson. I had a blackened rib eye with scallops on my last visit cooked to perfection. Everything on the plate was amazing and they have the service... More

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Richmond, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We shared the crab cake to start (delicious), and then each had a steak. My rib-eye was perfectly cooked and completely edible, but my husband's New York steak had a wide streak of inedible fat-and-connective tissue, which was disappointing, considering the steak prices and the restaurant's claims of quality. (He should have complained about that, but he wouldn't - too... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Louie's is part of the Grand Hotel in Nelson, built in 1913. The setting is compatible with the hotel; quiet and very nicely designed. I had a New York peppercorn steak that was excellent, while my wife thoroughly enjoyed salmon. Service was excellent and we'll definitely return, each time we're in Nelson.

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Edmonton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Don't let the fact that this restaurant is in a hotel mislead you into thinking the food might be mediocre... it's not. Louie's is clean and tastefully decorated. The lighting is subdued enough to add an atmosphere of intimacy. My dining partner insists you can tell a great deal about the kitchen by the way a restaurant maintains its restrooms.... More

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