We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Louisiana Purchase

COVID-19 Update: Local restaurants need your support! Purchase a gift card directly from them and make a difference. Purchase a Gift Card

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice


$25 - $40
Cajun & Creole, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (222)
Filter reviews
222 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bbq shrimp hanger steak salad veal chocolate truffles appetizers and entrees snapper bananas foster bread new orleans wine list great food great service been coming here for years the nc mountains save room for dessert birthday dinner quality of food
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not the same LP we all learned to love. New location, new Menu. No Cajun food! No Jambalaya .... No Étouffée ..... No tender filet...... No wonderful special salads.... Very pricy American Bistro/Bar with very average food. Sad. Really Sad!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the new LP yesterday and went for dinner tonight. I’ll be making this a regular event. The food is consistently good. Great service. The new location is charming and fresh and has indoor and outdoor seating. All servers were practicing Covid...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

I’m a semi regular. The food is excellent, the seafood is fresh. The bar serves very creative cocktails. Staff is trained and knowledgeable.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

This is by far one of the best restaurants in all of NC. Definitely in the top 3for Banner Elk, Boone , Blowing Rock which if you know the quality of the food in this area is saying a lot. Been 3 times in last...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2020

The food was good and the servers tried hard to be attentive. I was a little thrown when my coffee costed more than my dessert.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2019

We love this restaurant all year but it is especially wonderful on a cold winter night in the mountains! Food and service are always outstanding!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area. Very nice food and lovely atmosphere. Eddie was our server, he was great!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

Year round residents 2 years plus. Never dined there, against our neighbor friends wiser, we were wrong Great Food Great Service Great Ambiance Great Owners, Entremly Accomodating and Gracious. Go book a reservation. Feel like you are in New Orleans. A Promise Great Value Full...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Banner Elk. Although our favorite waiter Joriah, is no longer there Eddie R. was very good. I absolutely love the Louisiana Purchase salad, it is the best. We both had the hanger steak, it was cooked perfectly...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

This is a more expensive restaurant than my husband and and I normally eat at, but he loves Creole and cajun and so we decided to enjoy a night out here. Our server was welcoming and gracious and extremely helpful in talking to us about...More

Date of visit: October 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Little Main Street Inn
123 reviews
.55 miles away
Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
812 reviews
1.00 miles away
The Pinnacle Inn
160 reviews
1.84 miles away
The Branches
9 reviews
2.06 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Stonewalls Restaurant
951 reviews
.08 miles away
Bayou Smokehouse & Grill
820 reviews
.25 miles away
Sorrento's Bistro
611 reviews
.15 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline
2,079 reviews
2.80 miles away
Land of Oz
126 reviews
1.72 miles away
Otter Falls
68 reviews
3.60 miles away
Banner Elk Winery
141 reviews
1.92 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 31, 2020|
Response from AnnG1988 | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely get a reservation for dinner. We are going back this week and we made a reservation. The restaurant isn’t very big. There is indoor and outdoor seating.
July 9, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from NinaH3350 | Property representative |
The LP has many gluten free options! I, myself, live a gluten free lifestyle and my fiancé and I eat here all of the time. I alternate between any of the delicious fresh fishes of the day, the filet, and the jambalaya! Just... More
August 9, 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from kathyh513 | Reviewed this property |
Went last night. we saw shorts, jeans, and casual dress. Wonderful food!
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing