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!
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!
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!
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.
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