Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


4500 W. Tropicana Ave. (Arville St.) Send to Phone

Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Louisiane Restaurant Review

: In this comfortable brick-lined Cajun/Creole eatery, New Orleans native and Culinary Institute of America-trained Seles Bowser presides over the gleaming exhibition kitchen. He practiced his craft with his own consultant/management company in his hometown and worked with award-winning chef Kevin Graham in New Orleans’ acclaimed Windsor Court, relocating to Las Vegas to work with Graham at the now-closed Nick Nickolas’ steakhouse in The Regent Las Vegas resort at Summerlin and then with the renowned Jean-Louis Palladin at the Rio’s Napa restaurant. Bowser jumped at the opportunity to help open La Louisiane. Diners should celebrate his decision. Try the Bayou shrimp with Louisiana-style barbecue sauce or soft-shell crab on Southern greens with garlic sauce. The oyster-artichoke soup is good. The Southern-style blackened red snapper with sun-dried tomato coulis is a treat. We also like the pecan-crusted grouper with Louisiana popcorn rice, Cajun spinach and beurre blanc. Rotelli pasta is tossed with sautéed Louisiana shrimp, andouille sausage and crawfish tails in a tasso cream sauce; and fried Southern-style catfish sits on a bed of crawfish étouffée and rice. Diners may also order some of the adjacent Big Al’s Oyster Bar specialties such as oyster shooters; Boston or Manhattan clam chowder; and oyster, shrimp, crab and combination pan roasts cooked with wine, cream, tomato and spices. Save room for luscious Bayou treats such as a lemon icebox tart topped with raspberries, white chocolate; sweet potato-pecan pie; or blueberry bread pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Discover new Las Vegas restaurants like Morimoto Las Vegas
New Restaurants in Las Vegas

Find all the new Las Vegas restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.


Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.