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lou, Nashville, TN

lou

4.6
4.6
52 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
lou is part all day cafe, part bar a vin; set in a humorous juxtaposition between old world European style & contemporary California fare. Located in a historic 1930's craftsman house located in Riverside Village in East Nashville with a large botanical, covered outdoor patio (COMING SOON!).

lou’s menu is best described as abundant, feminine, bright and very visually stimulating. Chef/Owner, Mailea Weger, specializes in CalifornianCuisine offering a vegetable forward approach and a focused selection of proteins. The menu will be largely driven by local and sustainable ingredients, with an attention to seasonality and an emphasis on the regional bounty. Chef/ Owner, Mailea Weger has trained in some of the best kitchens in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles and Paris. She was the opening Sous Chef at the cult favorite Gjusta in Venice Beach and moved to Paris to open Echo in 2017 with feverish success.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Regional American (Creative Western), Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Tue–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 499-4495
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Mailea Weger
  • Private party facilities
    To inquire about private events or large party reservations please email hi@lounashville.com for more information!
  • Neighbourhood
    East Nashville
  • Cross Street
    McGavock Pike and Maxey Ln
  • Parking Details
    Guest are welcome to park in our lot, located directly adjacent to the restaurant or find parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Public Transit
    We are located in the hip East Nashville neighborhood of Riverside Village next to Michells Delicatessen and the Village Pub and Beer Garden.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

52 Reviews
  1. AngieH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We tried Lou for the first time for my birthday this past Saturday. I was surprised at how small the place is but that partly explains why reservations book up so quickly. The waitress was trying to make recommendations but it was literally so loud that only the person next to her could hear and we just had a table of 4. The food was good but nothing out of this world. The drink situation is what we found most puzzling. What brunch spot doesn't have Bloody Mary's? Really? One of our guest asked for a screwdriver but was told they would have to serve her in two different glasses - one glass with the vodka and one glass with the orange juice. Strange.

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  2. BigAl60

    Nashville

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A truly unique dining experience. Very creative offerings. We shared a veggie dish with a roasted squash, a crispy saffron rice, a very tastily prepared red shrimp. We complemented our selections with a very nice Spanish red blend wine. The wine list is small but with great choices to fit the menu. The venue is a quaint, attractive, restored house which previously housed another local restaurant.

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  3. JustinL

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Remarkably good food in a warm, intimate and non-traditional setting. Lou is unlike anything else in Nashville and that’s wonderful.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food! Accommodated a crazy schedule!

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  5. Lindat

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute spot with Avery interesting menu and trendy vibe. Lots of young folks! The egg dish with mushrooms that I had was delicious, however the crispy potatoes with eggs that my son had was barely edible as the crispy potatoes were burned to a crisp and not tasty at all! The hazelnut breakfast bread was awesome, they were all out of the other sweets on the menu including the doughnuts. It’s pricy- the bill was around $120 for four of us with no alcohol.

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  6. MichelleF

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! I’ll be back, try the corn and make sure you leave room for dessert

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was glad to see they had several gluten free options. The breakfast bread was delicious!

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  8. PeytonH

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely perfect, the ambiance is so pleasant and our waiter was so pleasant. The food took a while but we will absolutely be back very very soon!!!

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  9. Mlmf

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Out of the way spot with delicious food - we loved it!

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  10. foodiseverything

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions felt a little smaller than they should, however, everything was delicious. While the service was great, the food took too long to come out. I don't mind waiting on a coursed menu, however, the charcuterie board should have been out maybe 10 minutes earlier than it was.

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1304 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    McGavock Pike and Maxey Ln
  • Neighbourhood
    East Nashville
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Tue–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Regional American (Creative Western), Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Guest are welcome to park in our lot, located directly adjacent to the restaurant or find parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Public Transit
    We are located in the hip East Nashville neighborhood of Riverside Village next to Michells Delicatessen and the Village Pub and Beer Garden.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mailea Weger
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 499-4495
  • Private party facilities
    To inquire about private events or large party reservations please email hi@lounashville.com for more information!
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