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The Louisiana

Zijlstraat 21, 2011 TJ Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 202 6032
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“surf and turf” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar
$$ - $$$
Zijlstraat 21, 2011 TJ Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Bloody Mary with Kingcrab
"Great cocktails and a great spin on louisiana cuisine."
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2. Prairy Oyster Shots!
"Excellent food, swift and nice staff"
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3. New Orleans Style
"Food, drinks excellent atmosphere!"
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place, food, drink, music atmosphere all brilliant. A must if your in Haarlem! The “winner winner chicken dinner “ is a must, the gumbo is delicious also! Koen, the bartender makes great martinis! Back soon!!

Thank PaiaDave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for our 10th anniversary dinner. I arranged a surprise cocktail within my reservation. We were promptly received with a big smile and heartfelt congratulations upon arrival. The cocktails were amazing and the food couldn’t have been better. I was...More

Thank SilverLineNL
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Highly hyped up place which we found in a guide about great weekend aways. Very small and cramped, very loud table right next to us so we could not hear each other speak. Avocado salad was nice but no waitress in sight to ask for...More

Thank Frederiminvielle
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We went there with friends because we saw good comments on trip advisor. Cocktails : good cocktails and the barman is nice. Lobster plate : the lobster was nothing special. It was just grilled. No efforts made on the sausage. It was really disappointing. Deserts:...More

1  Thank Tineg971
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Got the Brother from another Mother to try a bit of everything, as well as the smoked ribs and damn it was all so good! Portion sizes were really good. I'm a hard critic on cocktails and these were on point!!! So... Amazing Food. Amazing...More

Thank Zuza86
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We went for the lobster all three of us. I had mine poached and the others went for the grilled lobster. The lobster was the best that i have ever tasted and it came together with a tasty salad, fries and beers. We all had...More

Thank notwelltrytravell
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

While the food is great as is the ambiance, you will end up in drinks heaven here. Not only do the have an extensive drinks menu, the drinks are extremely well thought-through and surpring. My personal favourite is definitely the bacon and egg martini; a...More

Thank Wendela S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We were here, with teenager kids, the four of us had various main course with drinks as entrance. Amazing combo of meat and fresh lobster and crabs, perfectly made French frites, accompanied by a delicious Coppola White wine from Thea Californian grounds. Service was well...More

Thank Denis C
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered the "black entrencote" for 19€ and it was good, if you were in France you'd have the same quality for 5€ cheaper but good food is hard to find so I'm happy when I do find it, the burger my friend had was...More

Thank Kephren01
Fausto A, Manager at The Louisiana, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Kephren, Thanks for your review. See to see u back again soon (new menu next week with great cuts off meat, some of them even more affordable than the entrecote :)

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We have been wanting to go for some time with friends. Im so glad we didnt arrange a big meeting because theres no space! As soon as I walked in I felt the suffocation. I have never been this close to people eating. Tables,chairs and...More

Thank Gizem B
Fausto A, General Manager at The Louisiana, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Gizem, i'd like to thank you for making the effort to write a review. Good ones are nice, but bad ones show us where we can improve. Regarding the tiny space, well.. your right. We're a small, but very busy place, a true 'lobster...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zijlstraat 21, 2011 TJ Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 23 202 6032
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New Orleans is known for its vast history of musical and culinary gems. And for its mix of cultures. Built in the middle of a swamp, creating fertile ground for creativity. Sounds familiar? Sure! Haarlem is all of that! We see the love for music and excellent, affordable food in Haarlem. And we share this passion. That's why it's only logical for us to create a unique spot in our hometown, inspired by the city of dreams: New Orleans. The Louisiana Lobstershack, or: The Louisiana Your New Orleans experience in the center of Haarlem So: pick up your dancing shoes, call your friends and loved ones, come to The Louisiana and share our passion!!
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