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Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge

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616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: A distinctly metropolitan culinary experience, in historic Nelson's...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous! Great steak, service and atmosphere!! Carpe diem!!

The steak lived up to these reviews. Enjoyed the petit filet and you could cut it with a fork-done to perfection and delicious. This was a great meal-I suggest you give it a try. We will be back!! Thanks Scott! (John mellencamp!) Carpe diem!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to this restaurant on a Tuesday evening. We sat in the bar area and had walked in without a reservation. After we arrived the tables got busier. Very friendly and relaxed waitress, no rush to order and just what we wanted. We had crab cakes and scallops to start, both which were nicely presented and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The steak lived up to these reviews. Enjoyed the petit filet and you could cut it with a fork-done to perfection and delicious. This was a great meal-I suggest you give it a try. We will be back!! Thanks Scott! (John mellencamp!) Carpe diem!!

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a wonderful summer evening catching up with friends on the outdoor patio at Louie's. The service was wonderful and the food was spectacular. There was 4 of us and we all had a different meal and all of the food was very tasty. I got the Seafood hot pot which I loved, my husband had the short ribs, which... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Hands down the best service and food in Nelson. We are spoiled with so many places to eat but Louie's has never let me down. Well run business with great staff and food that makes us coming back for more.

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Fruitvale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Talk of the wedding! Managed to feed 90 people perfectly cooked steaks to everyone's liking along with possibly the best chicken I've ever had. Would highly recommend Rob as a caterer, as well as his restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Rob catered my daughters wedding and the food was fantastic.. He grilled perfect steaks and chicken for 100 guests. Easy to work with Rob and his staff kept everything moving smoothly. Cost wise, he was very reasonable. Thank you Rob. Highly recommended. Judy and Clayt Davis

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Hayden Lake, Idaho
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were looking for a nice place to stop and have a couple drinks and a late lunch. We stumbled upon Louies and were very pleased. The atmosphere in the lounge was awesome and the waitress superior. We ordered a variety (4 of us) of dishes and all were very nicely done, if not a bit pricey, but what the... More 

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Dublin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Overall good food. The filet was cooked perfect, but I thought the goronzola cheese slice was too thick so was slighly overpowering and salty. The caesar salad was good-nice twist with the polenta croutons. The chocolate torte was amazing-something to split after dinner. Service was OK, we sat in the front area. The staff got very busy with a large... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing us on Trip Advisor! Glad to hear you enjoyed your steak, and our apologies if we were a little slow in getting your bill to you in a timely manner. I will speak with our team regarding this. I would like to address your comment about us being expensive, as I feel this really isn't accurate. We... More 

Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

they have lowered their prices, it's not as expensive as it was. great food, good variety and great wines, mixed drinks are good.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great martinis in the bar, attentive friendly service, perfectly grilled steak and shrimp (special of the day) and a seafood hot pot sadly lacking in substance. Described on the menu as one of the chefs signature dishes I was expecting great things. Thai inspired red curry was flavorful however the quantity of seafood and salmon was shameful considering the dish... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. And our apologies for the hot pot not living up to its usual standards. I actually spoke with the server regarding this dish, and was informed that there was definitely a portioning issue in your situation. And although this dish is by far the most expensive dish on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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