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Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge

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616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
11:00 - 00:00
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98 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Took some guests here as we have eaten here before and it was very good. Tonite the food was terrible. I had the cannelloni. It was hard, not el dented hard, but stale hard and the sauce was not good. Had the creme broulet. The custard was good but the sugar was burnt on top. All in all an expensive... More 

1 Thank Sue29
Rob_Little, General Manager at Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Sue29, Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal with us. I see that this is your second review of our establishment in a negative fashion, but you mention good experiences on other occasions. It would have been nice to hear about those on this public forum too, however, we understand. Please note that although we may have... More 

Kaslo, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My husband, son, and myself went for supper last Saturday. We were hungry. We ordered cannelloni, bruschetta, and a pasta dish. The portions were incredibly small. A large plate held two cannelloni and some sauce. My son was still hungry after cleaning his plate and we had to pick up some fast food for him after supper. Not impressed.

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

Dear Ken B, Well this is a first for us. We are not used to being told we have small portions. All of our pasta dishes are pre-portioned at a full pound of pasta, and all of these dishes are under $20, and served with garlic toast. Each piece of cannelloni is 5 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Came to my favorite restaurant in Nelson to eat and found it was closed for renovations . 5 stars for the upgrade and looking forward to the best food , side cars and service In town soon

Thank travellingCanadiens
Nelson, Canada
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Last night I took a good friend for a steak for his birthday. As always the food was above average and well worth the price. I'm not going to say in previous visits I didn't get great service but this time our server, Ashlee, was above and beyond when it came to experience. As someone who pays attention to fine... More 

3 Thank Pete P
Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

For an expensive steak house, terrible experience! Both steak knives we received the tips were bent, the knives were dull. The peppercorn steak I ordered medium, the outside was not seared, not blackened but full on burnt. And then the inside was red raw. And the cut of meat was very poor, tendons and ligaments impossible to chew or eat.... More 

3 Thank David D
Rob_Little, General Manager at Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this review

Well David D, This is quite the negative review, but judging by your other reviews, you don't seem to like much of anything. Or at least you don't verbalize it in reviews. If you had a bad experience, and your steak wasn't up to perfection, we can totally understand that. Everyone on our team makes every effort to make everyone's... More 

Creston, B.C.
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very nice restaurant inside. Staff very efficient and timely. Good selection of dishes and a choice of 6 different cuts of steaks. Seafood and vegetarian options. Had the crab cakes, very good. Nice selection of beer and wines.

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

Dear DonCreston, Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We will be sure to pass on your kind remarks to our team. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Victoria, Canada
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

On a busy day in downtown Nelson ( during the Road Kings show) 4 of had great omelettes and pancakes. Lots of good combinations for omelettes including veg and seafood. Meals were tasty, attractive and the ambiance was nice. Service was good. A bit pricey but we would definitely go again.

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

Dear Brenda P, So glad that you enjoyed our new breakfast program in our outlet. I will be sure to pass this along to the Chef, as he has worked very hard to create these unique menu offerings. Thanks again! More 

Dryden, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We went when it wasn't busy so the service was good. The steak was expertly cooked and I recommend the truffle risotto for the side. The wine selection is great but pricy. Not cheap but good food!

Thank Carp2469
Rob_Little, General Manager at Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Carp2469, Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself at our establishment. Although you are correct that we are not cheap, we do pride ourselves on only selecting the best beef that Canada has to offer, so we believe that there is substantial Value in our prices. Thanks again for your kind words! More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent lunch. Very reasonably priced. The chicken Caesar was delicious only had a half portion but size was generous. Also very good wine list. Wednesday is $10 off any bottle of wine. Reason enough to go! Great shady patio to watch the world (well Nelson actually!)go bye.

Thank Valann4
Rob_Little, General Manager at Louie's Steakhouse and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Valann4, So glad that you enjoyed lunch on our patio. Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Food was average to mediocre, service was inattentive yet highly pushy for markup items. An older brunette female server was very, very pushy over desert, saying the cheesecake paired well with a certain alcohol - once we reluctantly ordered said cheesecake, she stated that she couldn't serve alcohol on the patio, and told us that we needed to leave. Although... More 

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

Wow, well Alexandra F, This is actually almost comical, as this is a complete fabrication of the truth. These are the facts… Your entire table was informed of the city bylaw the minute you sat down outside. You were told that liquor could not be served after 10pm, and that liquor had to be removed by 10:30, and the patio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
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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