About Bar Louie - Minnetonka
LOUIE'S STORY:Bar Louie is an eclectic urban bar with warm surroundings filled with nightlife photography, hand-laid mosaic tile, and accented with a stunning patio that features a full bar. Made famous for our handcrafted signature martinis, we also feature an exceptional selection of uniquely presented American food traditionally and regionally inspired, including small plates, burgers and sandwiches. While beer and wine connoisseurs will be impressed with our extensive selection of imports, microbrews and over 20 wines by the glass, cocktail drinkers will revel in signature martinis, mojitos and margaritas made from the highest quality ingredients, fresh fruit and hand squeezed juices.We are dedicated to always remaining a local bar that delivers unforgettable experiences to every guest. Whether gathering with friends or unwinding with a cocktail, Bar Louie guests have come to expect remarkable service and an exceptional experience that keeps them coming back.
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Inside the mall with valet on Thusday, Friday, Saturday.
Private Party Facilities:
For large parties of 8 or more and any special events such as holiday parties, company/business meetings/events, charity events, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, or any celebrations please call our service representative listed above.
Private Party Contact:
Celisse Lawson: 9525452425
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout
Special Events & Promotions:
For large parties of 8 or more and any special events such as holiday parties, company/business meetings/events, charity events, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, or any celebrations please contact our service representative listed above.
Bar Louie - Minnetonka Ratings and Reviews
Nice to have an option other than the typical chains. Delicious food and received great service!
Ahi tuna sandwich is great! Brunch items ...
Ahi tuna sandwich is great! Brunch items were good too.
Food, Service, Noise Level
The hamburgers were great and so was the roasted veggie flatbread pizza. Our waitress was very nice. I think her name was Coley. I find the noise level too loud. You can't hear each other over the music. Maybe turn down the music a little and then the evening would have been perfect.
Great craft tap beer selection and happy hour
Great beer selection with active bar scene. Good food, great burgers and fantastic outdoor patio. Tuesday night is burger night- $5.00
The salmon sliders if right out of the oven--hot and fresh--is great. Unfortunately the staff does not serve them right away often. The service this Friday night was poor. This happens about half of the time. They were not busy and I frequently saw our server standing near the kitchen doing nothing. They need to focus on service and serving the food as soon as it is done. This could be a much better restaurant with a little work.
food is very good but the noise level is ...
food is very good but the noise level is a little too much for me
Must be a happy hour hotspot
Really loud for dinner with many people who seemed over served in the bar area, being very loud and mouthy. Good was ok. Server was great. Music was so loud we had to tell order to server. We were there with a 7 year old. Maybe we will go back someday during lunch but it's not a family place at night even though they have a kids menu.
Consistently good restaurant
Salmon sliders are always great. They sat us in a quiet section as requested so friends and I could chat and celebrate a birthday.
All of the food was better than expected ...
All of the food was better than expected. Not to say it was life-changing, but having a reasonable expectation then having it quietly exceeded is a good thing.
We went with another couple on what appeared to be a pretty busy night. We ordered cocktails first, and it took nearly 10 minutes to get them. The server was frustrated with the bar, too. Great server, very personable. We ordered appetizers, and half of them arrived. We waited a fairly long time for the rest of them, started eating, and our food arrived! We told them we weren't ready for it, the server was apologetic, and the manager came over and apologized. Five minutes later, they were BACK AGAIN with our food! We again sent it back since we weren't done with our appetizers. Our server assured us that he would make sure we weren't getting "dead food" and we agreed that five minutes or more (if necessary on their end) would be good timing. They had clearly scraped the food off the plates, and put it back on the same plates. Ugh. Food tasted okay, nothing to write home about. I will say that their cocktails are delicious, so if I go back, it will be for drinks only (but at $11 for a martini, I'll have to make sure my drink loan is approved first!)
Good Food, Great Service, OK Atmosphere
Great service and the food was good. Seating was a little frustrating as we were seated so close to other guests that it almost felt like we were dining together. It would have been much better if we could have gotten a normal booth.
We got seated right away. The server was very nice. We came for the $5.00 burger night. Great price for burgers. We got our food in the quickest time ever. The problem - I asked for my burger to be medium - with some pink. Waitress acknowledged this. When my burger came - it was so well done I could barely cut it in half like I usually do. I didn't want to complain at the time because we were treating another couple for dinner and this was the first time out with them. I ate it and did not say anything. When we were almost done, my husband said was my burger well done - I said yes. That's when the other couple said theirs was too. I wish someone would have said something sooner so I would have complained to the server and gotten new orders.
Our server was great! Can't remember his ...
Our server was great! Can't remember his name though... So humorous and attentive to our demanding group celebrating 4 birthdays!! We sat in the large booth back next to the kitchen. Thanks for a fun and entertaining evening!
Not Consistent Quality
I was at Bar Louie once before, and it was good, but on this visit, I was really disappointed. We had reservations at 7:15 on a Saturday evening. We were seated promptly, which was nice. The waiter greeted, maybe after five minutes. He brought our beverages promptly, and took our order soon thereafter. When our food arrived, I thought it looked unappetizing. After the waiter left, I noticed that the top of my bun was burnt. It was flipped over, so it seems to me that even if the cook didn't care, someone else would have seen it. The sandwich itself, along with the tator tots, was Luke warm. Disappointing.
Good place for a drop in after shopping. Some food good, some not so good.
Music is too loud. The server wrote down ...
Music is too loud. The server wrote down one thing for my order and entered something else. He put the correct item in and my date was done with her meal by the time my food came out. There wasn't any offer to compensate me for the inconvenience nor would they do anything for me when asked.
Friday Night Happy Hour
Happy hour prices go until 7pm, which makes glasses of wine very affordable! The food here generally disappoints me. Based on the food descriptions I expect something good, but most items are lackluster. The restaurant was very loud.
The happy hour prices are phenomenal and ...
The happy hour prices are phenomenal and the flatbreads are tough to beat.
Our server Crystal is the absolute best in the business. She is the reason we come back and continue to return.
Food & Service
I like your $5.00 Burger Night. We come often. This time our food came very quickly and everything was correct and tasted good.
Food & Service
I come here very often for the $5.00 burger night but there is usually something wrong with the order. This time most of the food was correct but my friend got her grilled chicken sandwich and it was cold. I had to flag down a server to let them know. They apologized and took the plate away and said they would make her a new order. She waited a little while and then her hot grilled chicken sandwich came but minus the fries. They needed to make her a new order of fries then too. By this time, the rest of us were done eating and she was just starting to eat hers. We come as a group and would like to eat together - not at different times. Hope the next time we come it will be better.
Ambience is great, food was great, we'll ...
Ambience is great, food was great, we'll be back!
Disappointing Date Night
The number of tv's and site line to them was good, and the food was ok at this restaurant, but the service was terrible. We waited for our server for 10 minutes after being seated, and we had to flag her down to order more drinks and our main course. There was a ton of staff, but everyone seemed closed off and like they hated their jobs. Our food finally arrived at our table more than 40 minutes after the order was taken, and the restaurant was only about half full. There was no apology from our server, just a comment about wondering where our food was. I would not recommend eating here for dinner.
I won't be back. We came here with our two kids and the server forgot to put our dinner order in. Instead of admitting this and apologizing (which would have been the correct thing to do) he avoided us. It took two requests to get the manager over to our table. The whole experience was handled poorly and I will not be back.
Food and Service
Our food was very good and it came correct this time except that I didn't get the raw onions that I ordered for my burger. She did get it for me. The waitress was very friendly and explained everything to us as if this was our very first time to the restaurant.
First time at Bar Louie. Great wait staf ...
First time at Bar Louie. Great wait staff and excellent food and drinks!
Our first visit - we enjoyed the food & service, but found the restaurant very loud. Conversation was difficult.
My husband ordered a cheese (Swiss instead of cheddar) burger with tater tots. He got fries instead of tater tots. Manager came to ask if everything was OK so I told her about the error. She brought him an order of tater tots. When the bill came we were charged 75 cents for cheese. I asked why? She said because we substituted Swiss for cheddar. I said we've done this before and were never charged for the substitution. She refunded us the 75 cents. Otherwise the food tasted good and the waitress was friendly. We come most Tuesday evenings for the $5.00 burger night.
Great happy hour and burgers on Tuesdays!
The outdoor patio at Bar Louie surpassed my expectations. Great fireplace, good food, but the service was less than spectacular.
Service and Food
I reserved a table away from the bar area because the noise level near the bar is way too loud to have a conversation. Hostess took us to a booth right next to the bar. I told her I had asked for a table away from the bar and pointed out to her there were tables available there. She wasn't sure and would ask and eventually gave us a table. Took quite awhile for a server to take our order. I requested the "Philly" with raw onions instead of grilled onions. My burger came with raw onions. I told the server about this. She said my husband got my order and switched our plates. Both the "Philly" burgers had grilled onions. I again voiced my complaint - she said she was sorry and would make me a new one. After this long wait to finally get our food, I didn't want to wait any longer, so I ate it as is. This isn't the first time they have made my burger wrong. It happens most of the time. I try to speak slowly and clearly when I place my orders and maybe the server writes it down correctly so maybe it's the kitchen people who don't read the substitution request. I enjoy coming for the $5.00 burger nite and will give them one more chance to get my order correct.
Good prices, service so so
Enjoyed sitting outside until someone started smoking. I asked for medium well burger and it was more on the rare side. I sent it back and was remade. Our server didn't come by very often so we flagged down other staff to order etc.
I've been for lunch and happy hour. Foo ...
I've been for lunch and happy hour. Food was not memorable / very mediocre both times. Don't even remember what I had to eat for lunch except that I was impressed you could get a side of broccoli with your sandwich if looking for a healthier choice. I can't recommend the calamari. Ambiance is LOUD. Pleasant enough patio but they could do more to green up the space (next to a parking lot). $11 martinis seems a bit high for this place. Wasn't too busy either time (even Friday happy hour) so if you need to get in someplace without a reservation, this could work. I am sorry to be so negative but perhaps mgmt will make some improvements.
Service and Food
I come for the $5.00 burger night which I normally enjoy. I like the Philly burger but I don't like grilled onions. I always ask to substitute that for raw onions. Most of the time they do not hear me. The noise level is too loud. I then get my burger and have to tell them that it is not how I ordered it. Sometime, they offer to re-do it but after waiting a half hour for the original order, I do not want to wait another half hour for them to do it the right way that I requested in the first place, with raw onions - not grilled. Maybe next time I will hand write a note to the server so they understand how I want my burger fixed. It's also embarrassing to complain in front of my guests at my table.
Terrible service, average food.
Service was terrible. Waited five minutes for hostess to show up and greet us. Food took over 25 minutes to arrive after ordering. During that time server never offered drink refills - had to ask after food arrived even though everyone's glasses were empty. Server removed a beer glass that wasn't empty. Some of the worst service we've seen recently in any restaurant.
Not for Mother's Day
Service was slow. Naked lady picture made my kids and mom uncomfortable. Not for special family gatherings. The VooDoo Chicken was good. The fish was good. The breakfast Tacos were good too.
They had just introduced a new menu that week. They took away the avocado fries, the only reason we went there in the first place. Plus the server told us there was happy hour on Saturday, when in fact there wasn't. We probably wont be back.
I was at the nearby Sheraton for work, and the mall restaurants were pretty much the only choices for dinner. Bar Louie was pretty much the only choice for sit down options...unless you wanted sushi...in the suburbs of Minneapolis, which I didn't - so Bar Louie it was. I had a hankering for a burger and ended up settling on a blue cheese burger. It wasn't bad - it just didn't really hit the spot. Also, burger whining time - why do places like this ask how you want your burger, and then not even come close? I asked for medium, and it was definitely well-done. Le sigh. Anyway, I thought the service was fine and the drinks were cold, but the food just didn't hit the spot this time.Meh...or so the Yelp stars go. I was at the nearby Sheraton for work, and the mall restaurants were pretty much the only choices for dinner. Bar Louie was pretty much the only choice for sit down options...unless you wanted sushi...in the suburbs of Minneapolis, which I didn't - so Bar Louie it was. I had a hankering for a burger and ended up settling on a blue cheese burger. It wasn't bad - it just didn't really hit the spot. Also, burger whining time - why do places like this ask how you want your burger, and then not even come close? I asked for medium, and it was definitely well-done. Le sigh. Anyway, I thought the service was fine and the drinks were cold, but the food just didn't hit the spot this time.
Bar Louie Minnetonka
Bar Louie at Ridgedale is a great spot to go after shopping or just in the neighborhood They have a burger special on Tuesday nights that can't be beat. It is very loud, so it's the perfect place to bring youngsters. Very casual atmosphere. The food is delicious. The staff is very accomodating. The bar is always busy. Basically, it's a sports bar with good food.
fun happy hour spot
Great food, friendly service, and great happy hour specials. Would definitely go back!
Tuesday dinner had couples, families, an ...
Tuesday dinner had couples, families, and groups. Music was a bit loud so had to speak up to be heard. Food and service was great.
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