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LOULOU, New York, NY

LOULOU

4.5
4.5
103 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Loulou Petit Bistro is a cozy new French Bistro located on the corner of 19th Street and 8th Avenue in the heart of Chelsea. The gorgeous restaurant, which will be open Monday-Sunday is named after owner Mathias Van Leyden’s adorable rescue dog. The restaurant will serve French classics for lunch, brunch and dinner. The lower level speakeasy will feature an extensive cocktail menu with creative and classic cocktail options and lively atmosphere with music nightly.

Loulou features floor to ceiling windows allowing natural light in during the daytime and amusing people-watching at night. Exposed brick and hanging plants can be found throughout, complemented by eclectic interior decorations and art curated by Missy Papageorge. Comfortable booth and table seating for 70 can be found in the main dining room with additional bar seating for 20. Underground, the intimate speakeasy is perfect for entertaining groups of up to 80 guests.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 337-9577
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jarett Brodie
  • Neighbourhood
    Chelsea
  • Cross Street
    19th street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    A C E -8th avenue & 14th streetL -8th avenue & 14th street1 2 3 - 7th avenue & 14th street or 7th avenue & 18th street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

103 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was immaculate! All around amazing experience! Will be returning next time I’m in the coty

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  2. RMar

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and the ambience is lovely. Great date night spot or even a a good spot to have brunch or dinner with friends

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  3. Nelle

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing cocktails! Can’t wait for indoor dining to experience the ambience.

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  4. ScottB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vibrant setting on 19th street with well spaced tables and dividers in a garden like street side setting. What a find. went this Sunday for brunch and already booked a table again for next Sunday. Food was outstanding and one of the more interesting cocktail menus around. Service could not have been better. Cant wait to try it out for dinner. 10 out of 10

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  5. ShellyG

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was very busy, and even though we had a reservation and we were one minute late, they had trouble seating us. We waited about 20-25 minutes but the food was amazing and definitely worth it. It is also worth considering that it is very busy.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t good. Not flavorful, just edible enough to eat. Drinks was good

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  7. LennyG

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly place, fast service and LOVE the vibe! Make sure you check out the cocktails, they’re FUN and potent!!!but skip the steak frites, get the rib eye. More bang for your buck I promise!

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  8. YesseniaP

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was satisfying. However, when my party was seated by the hosts she told us "we need the table back by 7:15". We felt as if we had to rush to eat and it was rude. Our server was not helpful also gave us the impression he did not want to help us.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Bonbons

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible service beautiful drinks amazing Food best hamburger Ive ever had

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  10. Bunkerkids

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating. Requested an item from the breakfast menu and chef was able to make it for me. Great social distancing.

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  11. GabbyF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I saw LouLou on a tik tok video and there drinks looked so cool so I wanted to try it out! Went there for my birthday dinner and the staff were all so nice and helpful. The ambiance was so cute and intimate. Live music played as well and not to mention their little cute mascot dog Lou who just roamed around. The food presentation was really nice and all tasted delicious, along with the cool looking drink glasses! Strong but yummy. And the wait staff and a manage came to sing happy birthday to me. I’ll definitely be back!

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  12. Tammy

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited 40 minutes to be served after sitting down.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really loved Lou Lou. The drinks were one of a kind and had a super cool look! We went on Sunday and the menu was limited. I got the burger, which I typically don’t go for, and it was wicked good. I also ordered the classic Bibb salad and the dressing was to die for. Drinks were not very strong though, but were tasty.

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  14. taylorb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed this place a lot! Definitely up to standards with the CDC regulations. Super clean, great food, friendly staff, great location.

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  15. Sunandfun

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food (especially the Ahí Tuna sandwich!) and cocktails, great outdoor seating with additional screens and friendly and accommodating service.

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  16. Marola

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Started off dinner with drinks that were super cute and tasty (although obviously overpriced - welcome to NYC). Unfortunately it took 1.5 hours for the food to come out, and my salad was frozen. Do not recommend spending money here on anything but drinks.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here on a recommendation from the Viplist tiktok. The food and drinks were absolutely amazing and the server I had (I forgot her name) was so cool and friendly. I was there for brunch but Definitely want to go back during dinner time. And I got to meet The real LouLou who was one of the most well behaved and friendly dogs I have a ever met

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Took two hours for our food. Just excuses no apologies. When food did arrive. 4 out of 7 dishes where cold. They took it back and just heated the plate. Not going back

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  19. Kaay

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were moved from our table because we were "too close" to the table next to us. Someone else was seated there right after we were moved. We were moved to a table in the back with uncomfortable chairs.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and an enjoyable experience but service was a bit slow. Overall overpriced but that’s NYC.

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  21. Dani

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drink and service were amazing!! We actually came back a few hours later for more drinks and small plates!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We got our table right away eve do we on our apart arrived late. The service kept forgetting about us and asked us multiple times if we had order yet we still didn’t have our menu barcode to scan in the table. The manager was very friendly and recommended some dishes for us and went to claim our food when we had been waiting for about one hour and 30 min. After the food came it was good so I will recommend trying them out. Even do my experience had a time problem .

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  23. carinac

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and amazing drinks! Loved the food and the overall vibe. Definitely make a reservation and try to get in before it gets too cold to experience their outdoor dining.

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  24. cali8013

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch on a Sunday. So delicious. Must return for a dinner and live band soon!!

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  25. YROFEM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and ambiance. Abundant outdoor dining. The food was fine (I had the steak and eggs for brunch) but not too flavorful. The cocktails and wine were fantastic. I will DEFINITELY be back.

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  26. nyc2020

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It took us two hours to get our mediocre, cold and under-portioned food. The waiter or manager never came by to apologize, give us an update or provide any sort of compensation. This was not a meal at peak hours either. Every other patron had this same awful experience.

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  27. MaddieB

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend the baked Camembert, so yum! The music is great, the staff is fun and friendly, and the vibe is excellent.

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  28. Laxitmom

    New York City

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great outdoor dining setup and experience. This was our first time and the food was delicious and we enjoyed wonderful service! The cocktail program is also quite impressive. We will be back soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about it. Great drinks and food.

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  30. marcibdoc

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love Lou Lou’s. Best gazpacho but everything magnificent and generous. Really just incredible.

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  31. YahvehC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice aesthetic, good food

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great drinks, excellent service! Very lively atmosphere, loud and energetic, with wonderful live band. Overall a fun time, definitely will go back

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  33. ArianaL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They opened in February and since then I’ve been dying to try (of course the day I was supposed to go, NYC shutdown). But it was worth the wait. Food was great, drinks are excellent and the service is great. The whole ambiance was spectacular and I can’t wait to go back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is awful. Octupus felt boiled and chewy. “Grilled artichokes” tasted deep fried and nothing like artichokes. Foie Gras tasted like cream cheese. I would never go back to eat there.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great drinks!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited 40 mins for our reservation and nearly 100 mins for our entree. Closed all bathrooms w the exception of one w one stall. Begged to use another. Strong pass even during covid. Many restaurants are figuring it out.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED my visit at LOULOU’s. Excellent service even tho we had to wait a little before being seated. Highly recommended!

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  38. CarolF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s really good. Not a lot of food for the high price but the aesthetic is nice.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT PLACE

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  40. JayV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was very delicious!

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LOULOU is rated 4.5 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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176 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    19th street
  • Neighbourhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    A C E -8th avenue & 14th streetL -8th avenue & 14th street1 2 3 - 7th avenue & 14th street or 7th avenue & 18th street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jarett Brodie
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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