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Louisiana Restaurant

Baltimore , MD

LOCATION

1708 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 US (map)

PHONE

410-812-3135

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Louisiana, Fells Point's premiere fine dining establishment, has been providing upscale French cooking with true Creole flavor since it opened on Valentine's Day in 2000. Owner John Saki... Read more
Louisiana, Fells Point's premiere fine dining establishment, has been providing upscale French cooking with true Creole flavor since it opened on Valentine's Day in 2000. Owner John Saki and family created a true destination restaurant that allowed patrons to feel all the charm and elegance of traditional southern dining right here in Baltimore.

The restaurant's interior was designed by the owner himself and many of the pieces you see in the dining areas were salvaged from many local historic sites. The railings on the staircase came from the old Inner Harbor Power Plant, and the staircase itself was built for the restaurant which allowed the second and third floors to be opened for dining. The pink marble along the walls of the bar was salvaged from the closed Saks Fifth Avenue and the nude that hangs next to the bar once hung in the stag lounge at Haussner's. Almost everything you see in the restaurant was hand crafted or hand forged by Fells point craftsmen as well as the owner and his family.

Louisiana presents a romantic setting that is perfect for celebrating any special occasion, allowing patrons to enjoy an atmosphere that is cozy and intimate without being pretentious. Located in the heart of Fells Point, Louisiana sets itself apart from the rest of the area's establishments by offering a quiet, amorous setting along with the area's best French and American fare, all made with a true Creole flavor.

And now those special occasions can be shared with up to 150 people as Louisiana has opened its new ballroom. The ballroom provides a southern mansion setting perfect for weddings, receptions or any other festivity or gala event you are planning. If you want people to remember your event forever, then Louisiana's ballroom is the prefect setting.

Then there is the food. Renowned by area journalists as one of Baltimore's finest upscale eating establishments, Louisiana was again recognized in 2005 by Baltimore Magazine as one the area's 50 best restaurants. Known for its signature dish of blackened shrimp with grits, Louisiana offers an extensive menu serving the freshest seafood and game. The food is stylish with a down-home appeal with the main objective of creating new and exciting dishes that convey a true southern Creole style setting. Read less
Catering , Wedding Venue

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/10/2016
4.6/5.0
Absolutely gorgeous and regal restaurant with a very romantic and elegant atmosphere. Beautiful venue to host a wedding! Food is absolutely amazing! It was a bit difficult trying to make contact with the staff but once I came in the venue I knew it was a lovely place. I hosted a birthday party at this venue as well :)
Absolutely gorgeous and regal restaurant with a very romantic and elegant atmosphere. Beautiful venue to host a wedding! Read more...
Absolutely gorgeous and regal restaurant with a very romantic and elegant atmosphere. Beautiful venue to host a wedding! Food is absolutely amazing! It was a bit difficult trying to make contact with the staff but once I came in the venue I knew it was a lovely place. I hosted a birthday party at this venue as well :) Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
3/21/2015
4.9/5.0
What can I say that would make you use the Louisiana for your wedding reception?!? Well, my reception was about 115 people and it was perfect! Max was very flexible and always willing to help us with any questions.

As an event planner myself, I was looking for something that didn't need a lot of work with decor. I also wanted to avoid any rentals as much as possible. I found that at the Louisiana! We had a pretty tight budget so we were able to get most of what we wanted within this amount. I'm also a very detailed person and I highly recommend making sure you have every little detail ready for them.

The entire process and the venue itself is absolutely amazing and the staff....WOW what a GREAT staff! They took care of everything!!! I never had to wait more than a few seconds for food or drinks. They hand delivered my husband and I's meal even though it was a buffet.

My guests loved the food and raved about the natural decor of the venue. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a classic or antique look and feel. Our theme was 1920's art deco and the Louisiana was perfect!
What can I say that would make you use the Louisiana for your wedding reception?!? Well, my reception was about 115 people Read more...
What can I say that would make you use the Louisiana for your wedding reception?!? Well, my reception was about 115 people and it was perfect! Max was very flexible and always willing to help us with any questions.

As an event planner myself, I was looking for something that didn't need a lot of work with decor. I also wanted to avoid any rentals as much as possible. I found that at the Louisiana! We had a pretty tight budget so we were able to get most of what we wanted within this amount. I'm also a very detailed person and I highly recommend making sure you have every little detail ready for them.

The entire process and the venue itself is absolutely amazing and the staff....WOW what a GREAT staff! They took care of everything!!! I never had to wait more than a few seconds for food or drinks. They hand delivered my husband and I's meal even though it was a buffet.

My guests loved the food and raved about the natural decor of the venue. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a classic or antique look and feel. Our theme was 1920's art deco and the Louisiana was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a pleasant experience working with Max!

He was very easy-going, and provided very helpful suggestions based on his experience. He worked with us to create the exact menu that we wanted- sit down dinner for 75 guests. Our guests specifically commented on the quality of the steak and how delicious it was.

Also, I want to point out that the venue is gorgeous. It is an absolutely stunning space and the decor is really nice. It provides a turn-key solution. We had the ceremony and reception here, and it worked out great.
We had a pleasant experience working with Max!

He was very easy-going, and provided very helpful suggestions Read more...
We had a pleasant experience working with Max!

He was very easy-going, and provided very helpful suggestions based on his experience. He worked with us to create the exact menu that we wanted- sit down dinner for 75 guests. Our guests specifically commented on the quality of the steak and how delicious it was.

Also, I want to point out that the venue is gorgeous. It is an absolutely stunning space and the decor is really nice. It provides a turn-key solution. We had the ceremony and reception here, and it worked out great. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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NovemberJamie
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Max and the team at Louisiana are great. We had a great time planning our reception for 120 people there. The ballrooms are beautiful and the food is amazing. The place is absolutely stunning. The only thing I would mention, the food took a little longer than quoted for everyone to be served, and the food they served for cocktail hour was gone in 10 minutes and not replaced. But overall, we're still very impressed with Louisiana!
Max and the team at Louisiana are great. We had a great time planning our reception for 120 people there. The ballrooms Read more...
Max and the team at Louisiana are great. We had a great time planning our reception for 120 people there. The ballrooms are beautiful and the food is amazing. The place is absolutely stunning. The only thing I would mention, the food took a little longer than quoted for everyone to be served, and the food they served for cocktail hour was gone in 10 minutes and not replaced. But overall, we're still very impressed with Louisiana! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/2/2008
5.0/5.0
We held a three-course plus dessert rehearsal dinner for about 70 guests on a Saturday night. From start to finish, Louisiana Restaurant exceeded every expectation by very large orders of magnitude. It's an indescribably beautiful event space - marble floors, a sweeping iron staircase footed by lion statues (both I and the kids that attended *loved* this!), chandeliers, a sitting area mid-level between the large upstairs bar area and ballroom (the kids loved this, too). Many guests asked about the history of the restaurant and were flabbergasted to hear that the ballroom was designed and constructed only in the past few years (although its components--the woodwork, the marble, the chandeliers, many of the paintings--are very much older). Great sound system, too, and how neat to have guests give their toasts standing between the lions!

Max was very easy to work with and always got back to us quickly with any questions we had; he pulled off an absolutely perfect event with sparse guidance from neophyte wedding planners (us)! Given a number of guests and seating plan, we were provided a perfect setup for the event that required only minor alterations -- and he spent time with us to figure out exactly what that was and ensured we were happy with it. They have a wide variety of tables/table sizes to accommodate pretty much any setup.

Service was attentive, smooth and spot-on. Our head server, Heather, was always there when we needed her, easily picked up the flow of the event, and anticipated any issue. Her timing was impeccable, and I was amazed at how perfectly-planned the event seemed!

And the food! Over-the-top delicious, generously-portioned, beautifully-presented food--I heard rave reviews first- and second-hand from many of our guests for every single dish. Everything I tasted (and boy, did I taste) was roll-your-eyes delicious! Louisiana's food is normally exceptional, but I didn't know how it would turn out for a group of 70+--I honestly think it was better! How do you perfectly cook a steak for 40 people? I do not know, but I now know it can be done. They also flawlessly executed all of our special requests (special-order beer for each course, dessert bar with both signature desserts and a bananas foster station, and a few menu modifications here and there).

Without a doubt, Louisiana Restaurant pulled off an exquisitely perfect event for us - we're getting a lot of credit from our guests for an incredible evening, but the credit resides with Max and his team at Louisiana. I cannot recommend them highly enough - I walked out of the restaurant that night believing that the wedding itself could be a total disaster, but all would be well because I'd still be floating on the success of the rehearsal dinner!
We held a three-course plus dessert rehearsal dinner for about 70 guests on a Saturday night. From start to finish, Read more...
We held a three-course plus dessert rehearsal dinner for about 70 guests on a Saturday night. From start to finish, Louisiana Restaurant exceeded every expectation by very large orders of magnitude. It's an indescribably beautiful event space - marble floors, a sweeping iron staircase footed by lion statues (both I and the kids that attended *loved* this!), chandeliers, a sitting area mid-level between the large upstairs bar area and ballroom (the kids loved this, too). Many guests asked about the history of the restaurant and were flabbergasted to hear that the ballroom was designed and constructed only in the past few years (although its components--the woodwork, the marble, the chandeliers, many of the paintings--are very much older). Great sound system, too, and how neat to have guests give their toasts standing between the lions!

Max was very easy to work with and always got back to us quickly with any questions we had; he pulled off an absolutely perfect event with sparse guidance from neophyte wedding planners (us)! Given a number of guests and seating plan, we were provided a perfect setup for the event that required only minor alterations -- and he spent time with us to figure out exactly what that was and ensured we were happy with it. They have a wide variety of tables/table sizes to accommodate pretty much any setup.

Service was attentive, smooth and spot-on. Our head server, Heather, was always there when we needed her, easily picked up the flow of the event, and anticipated any issue. Her timing was impeccable, and I was amazed at how perfectly-planned the event seemed!

And the food! Over-the-top delicious, generously-portioned, beautifully-presented food--I heard rave reviews first- and second-hand from many of our guests for every single dish. Everything I tasted (and boy, did I taste) was roll-your-eyes delicious! Louisiana's food is normally exceptional, but I didn't know how it would turn out for a group of 70+--I honestly think it was better! How do you perfectly cook a steak for 40 people? I do not know, but I now know it can be done. They also flawlessly executed all of our special requests (special-order beer for each course, dessert bar with both signature desserts and a bananas foster station, and a few menu modifications here and there).

Without a doubt, Louisiana Restaurant pulled off an exquisitely perfect event for us - we're getting a lot of credit from our guests for an incredible evening, but the credit resides with Max and his team at Louisiana. I cannot recommend them highly enough - I walked out of the restaurant that night believing that the wedding itself could be a total disaster, but all would be well because I'd still be floating on the success of the rehearsal dinner! Read less
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nejmilani
Wedding:
10/26/2008
5.0/5.0
I think the other review covered it all, but I just wanted to write again about how truly beautiful this restaurant is. When you walk to the front door, you have no idea what you are about to see on the inside. Once you walk through the small dining room and bar area, you will be knocked off your feet by the ballroom, the stairs, the upstairs and the antique architectural details that the owners used in renovating this space. You really feel like you are in another world and it is just truly gorgeous. If you want a beautiful fantasy wedding, this is the place. Our friends also had their wedding at this venue and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The food is impeccable and so delicious and the service is outstanding. I can't recommend this hidden gem enough!
I think the other review covered it all, but I just wanted to write again about how truly beautiful this restaurant is. Read more...
I think the other review covered it all, but I just wanted to write again about how truly beautiful this restaurant is. When you walk to the front door, you have no idea what you are about to see on the inside. Once you walk through the small dining room and bar area, you will be knocked off your feet by the ballroom, the stairs, the upstairs and the antique architectural details that the owners used in renovating this space. You really feel like you are in another world and it is just truly gorgeous. If you want a beautiful fantasy wedding, this is the place. Our friends also had their wedding at this venue and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The food is impeccable and so delicious and the service is outstanding. I can't recommend this hidden gem enough! Read less
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DEALS

We will work with all budgets and cater to all flavors~
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This privately owned restaurant is here to serve you! We will work with your and all budgets. We will also custom design your menu to fits the needs of your personal taste. The sky is the limit and we are here to serve!
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