Service Sucked big time, Food was good.
Food was really good and decor was great, but for the very same reason as below review, the waiter being a rump, we would never go back!!!
Howard, our server, was indeed the pretentious, obnoxious rump that the previous review was complaining about. He was sarcastic, obnoxious, and an idiot that obviously had his head flushed down the toilet too many times in high school. When asked which salad he prefers, he made comments like, If you don't like endives, you will not like our endive salad. Thank you, genius. When asked if a cheese is pasteurized, he made some sarcastic comment about how unpasteurized cheese is illegal (it's restricted, not illegal). Then when desert was served, he made some snicker comment about how the ice-cream was unpasteurized, and if that was a deal breaker for me? He deliberately served us slow. Took an hour to clear our plates. We were there from 6-9:30 for a three course meal. Forgot our coffee. Normally all that wouldn't have really bothered us if our server was pleasant, as we are pretty easy going and $h!T happens. But his pompous obnoxious attitude sucked.
server was so rude, we left. I really wanted to try the food at Louisiana, but unfortunately we didn't stay long enough to try it. There was one server (Howard, try to avoid him) working that night, and he was pretentious and made us feel awkward from the moment we walked in the door. We ordered a bottle of wine, and he asked for our IDs. I'm 24 and my boyfriend is 28, but I didn't bring anything with me, so I didn't have my ID. He told us he wouldn't serve us because, in his words, I look like I'm 12. I was so offended, we left immediately and went to The Wine Market in Locust Point instead, which was great! I will probably never go to Louisiana again, and if I do, I would specifically ask for any server besides Howard. Although, judging from some other reviews I've read, I wouldn't count on the service being great anyway.
Worst Service in Baltimore.
With four star prices, you would expect four star service. Unfortunately, at Louisiana this is not their priority. This is by far the worst service I have received in Baltimore. Yes, it was Valentine's Day, I gave them leniency. But, when you order a $100 bottle of wine and it take the server at least 20 minutes to bring it to your table there is a problem. Our server was rude, and dishonest. We had a $25 gift certificate, for which he ignored and charged us the full amount and played stupid when confronted.
Shrimp and grits, delicious, very authentic. Unfortunately, these are not compelling enough for me to come back to endure that kind of service. Skip Louisana and head to Charleston, it is worth the extra money to be treated like a guest instead of a second class citizen.
Worth every bucks..
Really like the atmosphere, very romantic and elegant. Food was excellent, we had black angus filet mignon and slow cooked duck, it was very tender. We didn't have any problem like the other reviewer.
Staff was very professinal. Overall we've enjoyed every moment and we would like to go there again.
My husband and I dined at Louisiana this past weekend, it was our first and only visit.
When we arrived we were greeted by a smug host. From there we were promptly seated. We started w/ a bottle of wine, it was delicious. The wine list is slightly more extensive than average for what you typically find in Baltimore. However, the wines by the glass did not provide you w/ any information other than the type of wine they were offering (ie ? Cab Sav, Pinot Noir) We ordered a salad and appetizer to share and it was very disappointing that both dishes came out at the same time, when clearly the salad should have been presented first. We started w/ the beet salad, it was good but nothing to rave about. We moved on to the shrimp and grits ? it was delicious. This was the highlight of the evening. We then each had our meals, but it was a 20+ minute wait from appetizer to dinner. I had the duck, it was very tough. And my husband had the catfish, it was incredibly fishy. We do not eat red meat or pork so there were very limited options for us to choose from. The atmosphere is unique, but it almost feels like it should be a wedding reception venue as opposed to romantic dining. I also noticed cobwebs in the corners of the ceilings and hallways (not decorations, but real spider webs.) All in all, this is a restaurant we will cross off our list.
Loved it. I loved the elegant feel of the place.The food was delightful; everyone enjoyed their food. A little pricey, but totally worth it. Romantic atmosphere, beautiful table settings, and a great waiter staff to make you feel like a million bucks!!
Upscale atmosphere!. One of Baltimore's Best!!! Absolutely the best service. Truly romantic atmosphere and terrific food. If your date deserves nothing but the best, this is the place to go.
Simply Elegant!!. I was shocked when I entered this sophisticated place, outside It is just busy, regular street but with one step you are in another world! I loved everything about this place style, the staff who works there, food which is delicious. Servers who worked there were very professional I had my order on time and they were very productive. I loved the full menu and also wine list was spectacular.. I can recommend this beautiful, romantic place to everyone.
truly the best restaurant in Baltimore. I have been in this elegant restaurant and It was the best experience that I've ever had. The hostess and server were great and very proffesional and the food was amazing. i order Duck with cranberry sauce it was great. while eating the owner stopped by and ask about our food , me and my wife were amazed by the hospitality. we will definatly suggest our friends to go over to Louisiana and have great food and great time enjoy their evening while they have live piano player every night.
Well kept secret for now!. One of the best food experiences in a long time was Louisiana's on Thursday March 22, 2007. While spending a few days at a Conference in Baltimore, we had dinner there at the recommendation of a friend. The food was so fabulous we returned to have lunch the next day only to find it serves dinner only. The escargot appetizer that I had was sumptious, baked in a perfect phyllo crust! My guest had the special which was a sweet potato soup, a perfect appetizer for the crusted catfish entree that followed. I ordered the gumbo and asked for the famous "grits" substitution instead of rice. Grits have never tasted so good! The atmosphere was wonderful and when our orginal seats had to be moved because we were in an area where a party room had been requested, we were moved and given a choice of a complimentary wine or dessert. The servers were personable and knowledgable, the food was first rate and trust me -- I'll be driving the 35 miles from Washington to Baltimore more often just for Louisiana's!
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