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Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge

616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
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Ranked #17 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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Treated like royalty! Super friendly and helpful staff. The food was delicious, nothing to fault what so ever. Good sized portions and reasonably priced! Lots to choose from on the menu.

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Victoria, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Four of us ate here...it was ok, but nothing special. My ginger beef pasta dish at $21.50 was pedestrian, and the meat was tough. The others in our group of 4 were satisfied. The server was loud and a bit full of himself...added nothing to our experience, and a bit annoying. The room...the back part is a bit of a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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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
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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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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