So, if you are new to the area, let me give you the history of this restaurant.
Lou's Village originally opened it's doors in the mid-1900's on San Carlos Boulevard (about five miles from it's current Lincoln Avenue location) and it was the HOT SPOT for a steak and lobster dinner and a salty dog!
Well, that lasted until about 10-15 years ago when they had to close their doors. Times were a changing!
About six months ago the "new" Lou's Village opened it's doors on the corner or Lincoln Ave. and Willow Ave. in downtown Willow Glen and when I walked in I SWEAR the same diners who were sitting at their tables were the same people I saw as a child when my parents took us there for dinner.
Another flashback, the menu. It's just too old school for me.
The restaurant is trying to be too much for what it really is. It's acting like a New York City Steakhouse in our sweet little downtown Willow Glen where you see more strollers than anywhere else.
When we dined, the server was so "stuffy". The French Laundry is more casual! LOL! To give you an idea of what I am trying to say, it's like Lou's Village is trying to be The Golden Gate Bridge, but it's more like The Dumbarton Bridge.
If they would modernize the menu, relax, not be so rude (when I believe they think they are being socially elite and proper, but not pulling it off), liven up the atmosphere (dim lighting is not necessary in the afternoon) and lower their prices at lunch I might go back.
If you like an old school menu, one your great-grandparents would just LOVE, then this is the place for you! Welcome back to 1973!