Review: Lou’s Cafe, New York City

Lou’s Café
1301 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

Lou’s Café is my favorite restaurant in the world, without question. The ethereal atmosphere, the decadent desserts, the incredibly reasonable prices, the warm and courteous staff, the palate-pleasing meals: it all adds up to an amazing restaurant experience. I first experienced Lou’s back in the 90s when I was staying across the street at the Hilton for a trade show. Lou’s has stood the test of time – and in New York City – that’s one heck of an accomplishment, and well-deserved.

I totally cheated on my wheat-free diet and had the Tower of Bagel. David had his favorite, the lemon linguine with smoked salmon. They were both awesome, as usual. Mine came with a salad drizzled with their citrus house dressing – so much food that I had to share. Although we were full, we couldn’t resist a Lou’s dessert and went with the tiramisu. It was the first time I’d had that and oh my, it was like eating a creamy, coffee-flavored slice of heaven.

If you have the good fortune to make it to Lou’s, which is just down the street from Rockefeller Plaza, don’t limit yourself to lunch or dinner. They have fantastic breakfasts, too.


About ksbrooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning writer and photographer, author of more than thirty titles, and administrator of the multi-national, multi-author, award-winning site Indies Unlimited. Brooks’ feature articles, poetry, and photography have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books, and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit
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