Louie's 106 : 4 of 5
I've been to Louie's many, many times, but I checked my archives and I've never given it a review, so here it goes. Last weekend I ate here with my pals Chris & Eliza, and we ordered off the tapas menu, which is definitely the way to go. They have a great variety of both hot and cold tapas, and we ordered about seven or eight of them to make a meal for three. You also get delicious bread, which made it a big meal! I love their asparagus, and their fresh mozzarella is quite amazing. When you order a bunch of tapas, they bring them out "family style" on one huge plate, so everyone can just pick around on them and eat whatever they like. We got a bottle of cheap Chilean Merlot, which was so-so tasting, but definitely worked as far as getting tipsy goes. The restaurant itself is at a great location downtown on 6th Street, but close to Congress so you're well out of the crazy bar scene. The inside is comfortable, with two levels of tables and bathrooms on a third lower level. I've always had a good meal here, and it's a fun place to go with friends if you're willing to blow a little dough (although when you buy tapas it becomes pretty reasonable!).