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Louisiana Purchase

Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8635
(828) 898-5656
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Groton, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a great meal last night here! We had the trout and hanger steak with a salad and some delicious baked oysters and a delicate and delicious shrimp bisque. The wine selection is excellent and the mixed drinks good. We had fantastic and attentive service. You probably can't get a better meal in Banner Elk! And the brownie dessert... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Having just returned from a trip to New Orleans last week, I can say we were surprised to many of the same dishes -very authentic and good. But the wine list was the real surprise. I'm pretty particular, but you name it, they've got it and at very reasonable prices. Staff was knowledgeable and service excellent. My grouper special was... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have been to LP twice previously and everything was perfect. Last night unfortunately was not the same. Restaurant was packed and we had a server we had not seen before. Everything started out okay with our wine, but then after sitting for an extended period, we noticed that someone seated after us had gotten their appetizers and their entrees... More

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were visiting friends in the mountains and had dinner one evening at the Louisiana Purchase. We were seated upstairs by the bar and had just a great experience. The menu had 3 or 4 dishes that I would have loved to have tried that evening, but upon the advice of our waiter, I choose their Louisiana BBQ Shrimp and... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would have loved to love this place. We had one roll each and a little scoop of butter to have before dinner. During dinner we asked for more bread and butter, and got another roll but no more butter. I ordered the jambalaya and it was just too dry. Some of the rice looked like it was just taken... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After reading the reviews, figured we would try it. Looks so small from the outside but really cute inside. Insane wine selection and unbelievable food. Hubby had the filet and I had the veal- to die for! Highly recommended

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner at Louisiana Purchase. The place and the atmosphere gave us a feel of dining in a elegant private home. We loved the Cajun dishes and the wine suggestions to complement our meal. The excellent staff was discretely in the background surveying our needs. The star of the evening was... More

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Jonesville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The food was out of this world delicious!!!!!! We waited a little longer than I thought would be usual (at this price range) between courses but the wait staff was very quick to respond with drinks, water, bread. This place obviously has a fantastic chef and we considered the extra wait between courses due to reduction in staff for this... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Cajun at its best. Local flavor and a wine list to die for. All the Cajun dishes are very authentic, and the pate is awesome. The staff if great and very knowledgeable; while the atmosphere compliments everything. If you are in the NC mountains, don't miss out.

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N. C.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We decided to try this restaurant while spending a few days enjoying the fall foliage in the N. C. mountains. So glad we did. The food was great and much of it locally sourced and so fresh. Our favorite was the lamb shank which my husband ordered two nights in a row! They have a good wine selection and the... More

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