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Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge

616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
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Ranked #15 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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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Had the NY steak which was perfect and the taste of the steak tasted outstanding. Service friendly and efficient. As well the NYSteak with peppercorn sauce came perfectly cooked. The sauce tasted like it came out of a bag (too much water used) and peppercorns added. I think a plain steak is the better choice and I would go back... More

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

Dear Ngosi, Thank you for your comments, and we are so glad you enjoyed your steak so much! I am sorry that you didn't enjoy the peppercorn sauce with your steak. I can, however, assure you that it is made in house, and does not "come out of a bag". In fact, we are proud to say that all of... More

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Our first stay in Nelson and after viewing the reviews in TripAdvisor we thought we'd give this establishment a try. Absolutely beautiful view and excellent location. We sat on the patio and tried some of the local beer. The pepperoni pizza was excellent. We both had desserts and enjoyed them. The only and our biggest concern was the lady that... More

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

Dear easytrvir, Thank you for your comments. And we are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. With reference to the small dog on the patio… You are exactly right, it shouldn't have happened. My understanding is that the guest was told by the server at the beginning of the night that the dog was not permitted, and the... More

Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

great steak and they know how to cook them. and the service was excellent would eat there again We sat on the deck hot day They also had a wide variety of beer and wind

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

Dear Jguinan2014, Thanks for joining us, and so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Tripadvisor. All the best! More

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After a long day on the road ( and ferry!) we stopped at Louie for a later dinner on Thursday night. We had the chance to sit on the lovely patio. Warm weather was pleasant. We were four. Quick and efficiant service. Salad , steak and fishes were on the table. Absolutely everythings was perfect !

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

Dear Pinkgoose, Thanks for your nice comments. So glad we could accommodate you after a long trip. Look forward to having you again in the future. More

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
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Reviewer
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

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