About Louie's Wine Dive - Omaha
Louie’s is obsessed with really, really good grapes, creative gourmet comfort food, and a funky, fun atmosphere to share them. We search all over the world to find you great wines. Many wines come from our relationships with smaller undiscovered vineyards, which offer a great value to our guests.
Wine is supposed to be Fun! We pour BIG and will open any bottle for our guests to try by the glass. When you taste a new varietal at Louie’s, let us know how it changed your concept of what wine is supposed to be.
Our gourmet comfort food is made fresh, using eco-friendly and local ingredients. As for the fun, we instigate it, but count on you to see it to fruition (literally through the fruit!). Louie’s is your place, so please enjoy it as much as we do, grab one of our unique bottles when you leave!
Reservations cannot be made for happy hour sections.
American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am- 4:00pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a variety of genres creating a fun and upbeat environment. Feature local artists every Sunday night for Wine Dive Live from 6p-8p.
We will do catering on a case by case basis. Please call the restaurant or email or event catering coordinator, Codie, at email@example.com to inquire about a catering event.
Louie's Wine Dive offers parking in a public lot.
There is a bus stop at 168th and Center Rd.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
We will do both offsite and onsite special events on a case by case basis. Please call the restaurant at 402 884 8966 or email our event coordinator, Codie, at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a special event.
Louie's Wine Dive - Omaha Ratings and Reviews
"Check-in" here through Yelp. Earned us ...
"Check-in" here through Yelp. Earned us a free glass of house wine.
The lunch menu was smaller than I expected. There were brunch options but nothing stood out. The brioche buns are delicious. The fries were flavorful but we had to add salt.
Unfortunately there was a group of prior night party goers talking loudly about their night out shenanigans. They kept dropping the "F" bomb. Had our daughters not been enthralled in their new Legos and paying closer attention, I would have had to shut it down. It was pretty bad 😞
Just an OK experience
Limited seating options, waited a while even with reservations. Waited 45 minutes to get breakfast food. It was good but the waiter was flippant when we asked about the delay even though we ordered off an abbreviated Mother's Day menu. Had a chipped glass, waiter forgot drink refill. Wouldn't return for a special occasion.
Unfortunately, our Mother's Day brunch w ...
Unfortunately, our Mother's Day brunch was unsatisfactory. The mile - high omelet was sparsely filled with vegetables. The omelet lacked flavor and was not fluffy. The dish was served with a basic English muffin, no potatoes and no garnish. My husband's meal was equally disappointing. Honestly, I left feeling as though it would have been better to eat at home as we waited over 30 minutes to be served. The restaurant was not full. DLKG
A year ago I had a wonderful experience ...
A year ago I had a wonderful experience when dining at Louie's. I was there 3 months ago and the first 3 wines I selected were not in stock. When I asked for my 4th selection which was $4 a glass more expensive and asked if they would discount it I was told "we don't do that here." The food was mediocre but I figured my waiter could have had a bad day...not true...last time over this past weekend I took guests from out of town
Poor Easter Sunday brunch
Poor dining experience for Easter Sunday brunch. Nothing special about the menu. Food was lukewarm. Dessert was ice cold in the middle. Reluctantly sent it back. After a long wait it came out hot and very good. Highlight of the whole meal. Service below average considering it wasn't terribly busy. Our drinks would run out and take some time for a refill.
Have to admit we were very surprised by lack of service and below average food selection. Won't be going back that's for sure. Too many restaurant choices in Omaha to pick from to settle for below average..l
I used to love to eat here. They had a great gluten-free menu and an awesome selection. However, after this experience I will likely not be back. Other than the Brussels sprouts, everything else was fair at best. Our entree, the spaghetti carbonara, was absolutely awful. While they were accommodating to take it off of the bill, my appetite was totally ruined. I NEVER send food back, and I couldn't wait to send this dish back. The crab poutine (a change from their previous lobster version, was fair. It did not seem nearly as rich as before, and the consistently didn't seem the same. It is also disappointing that there are no gluten-free dessert choices for a pretty extensive gluten-free menu.
They has reservations last minute
We weren't prepared for the Friday night wait that other restaurants had, popped up this one on open table, made a reservation for 10 minutes later, got there and was seated immediately. Good food, good wine. Very happy overall!
Have dined at Louie's a number of times in the past and the food/service was great. This time under new management the food and service was lacking to say the least. The seriver did not have a drink menu and knew none of the beers/wines available. The food was bland, cold and very small in serving size. I will likely not return unless others convince me that they are back to serving good food!
Louie's Wine Dive
We recently went to Louie's to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends. This was the first time eating/drinking there for all 10 of us. We had a wonderful time. My husband and I arrived 15 minutes before our reservation, to ensure everything was ready. They had our table ready when we got there and were seated immediately. The food was wonderful and so was the selection of wine. We look forward to returning soon!
Good place to go that is close by
I had been wanting to try Louie's Wine dive.. it is close by and the menu (online-different from what was at the restaurant) looked good. I easily & quickly set up a reservation thru Open Table.
Our table was ready when we arrived. The food was good-although the Wagyu Beef Poutine wasn't at all like many poutine I have eaten in Montreal (broth vs. gravy, barely any cheese curds)-but still flavorful. Our server was enthusiastic & attentive. It was a pleasant experience overall and I would definitely go back-especially since they sent a $10 coupon via email.
Overall...not a place I would come back ...
Overall...not a place I would come back to. Service was not good. Was seated promptly, but waitress took 10-15 minutes before coming to our table. Very noisy atmosphere. She took drink order and app order which was served promptly but huge gap in taking our entree order. Took long time to get drink refills and check. Food quality was nothing spectacular. Had shrimp pasta dish which was ok, but I know I could cook better. Will not return. This restaurant is probably better suited for a younger crowd who aren't necessarily looking for out of the ordinary food.
Not a great second time
The first time I went I have the four pork gnocchi and it was phenomenal. I loved it and was excited to go back. The second time I took clients and my steak was kind of tough in parts, one person'so mussels were "off" and the crab cakes were just ok. One person had some truffle mac that she very much enjoyed. The salads were all great. I'll definitely go back and try again, because the first meal was spectacular.
Two hour brunch = too long
Our server was great. Food was decent. But the kitchen was really slow to get it out. There were seven of us in the group, and it took us over two hours to diner for brunch. I'd recommend to others but only if you have a lot of time on your hands.
Sunday Brunch has become so busy, we now make reservations. It's incredibly noisy. Service is usually quick, but was pretty slow on Mother's Day. Food is always delicious but disappointed that we cannot order from the regular lunch menu on Sundays. The brunch menu is pretty limited. Bloody Mary's and other craft cocktails are terrific! Their location in Legacy is pretty visible although the traffic pattern and parking mid-day Sundays is lousy.
We were disappointed in Louie's Wine Dive. We arrived during Happy Hour but were told the 4 of us would be required to sit at the bar, a high table in the lounge (they all only sat 3 since they were up against the window) or outside on the patio. Through default, we chose the patio. It was a very windy day. I had a full wine glass get blown over. When paying the bill we discovered I was charged for my replacement.
The food was just so-so and too expensive for the quality. I had the special which was a soft-shelled crab po' boy for $18.99. There was so much bread and toppings that I could not even taste the crab.
Noisy with sub par food
I have dined here twice, the first time we sat outside and the service was mediocre. The server had no knowledge of wine. The food was ok at best. The second time (April 27, 2015) the server was great, but we sat inside and it was really noisy. We had vegetarians at our table and it was nearly impossible for them to eat anything, normally there are at least a number of appetizers to choose from. The "Flight of Cheeses" ($14.99) consisted of cheap smoked gouda and pepper jack cheese. We were expecting something a bit higher quality.
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