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Any news on the reopening of Louie's Crossing in Quincy?

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Pegmeister Nov 14, 2011 11:11 AM

All I've been hearing have been rumors, so I'm wondering if anyone has any hard and fast facts. It's been closed since September when it was sold. I've heard that they are doing some remodeling and have removed the fireplace and closed off the bar area from the dining area, and I was under the impression it could be reopening any day? Also heard that Tom (the chef) would be returning. If that's true, I'll definitely be going in to try it.

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  1. C. Hamster RE: Pegmeister Nov 14, 2011 12:19 PM

    The Karaoke DJ is a buddy of mine. He posted this on Facebook a few days ago ...

    "Louis Karaoke is Back~!!!!! Louis has been transformed with some great renovations. Tom is back in the kitchen, Joe, Tony, Deb and Billy working shifts behind the bar and a new stage for all you Karaoke singers. This Saturday night, November 12th, come join us for the Karaoke kickoff. Tony will be behind the bar and the place will be jammed. Come have a few and belt out a few of your favorites..This Saturday~!!!! Hope to see you there~!!!"

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      Pegmeister RE: C. Hamster Nov 14, 2011 12:29 PM

      Thank you!!! Great news that Tom will be back in the kitchen. He really is talented and takes the menu beyond regular pub food. I always went in for the specials. Sounds like the entire bar staff is coming back.

    2. CocoDan RE: Pegmeister Nov 14, 2011 01:03 PM

      Will be dining there with a group on Dec. 2nd. Will report back. No karaoke!
      Hope I Enjoy,
      CocoDan

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        Pegmeister RE: CocoDan Nov 15, 2011 04:44 AM

        I'll be curious as they've brought back the original staff from the time when the restaurant was most successful. Tom's specials would include roast duck; mahi mahi; red snapper and some killer raviolis. They also used to make the best shrimp scampi pizza around. So, it would be nice to see this neighborhood spot make a come back.

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          C. Hamster RE: Pegmeister Nov 15, 2011 10:18 AM

          Is the guy on the right one?

           
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            Pegmeister RE: C. Hamster Nov 15, 2011 11:00 AM

            Oh, I'm disappointed it's not the Tom I know. I do know though that the bartenders, Tony, Joe, Billy and Deb are the original crew, and they all have good followings, so the bar should definitely be busy. Is the guy on the left, the Karaoke guy? He looks familiar. Oh too funny, I just zoomed in and the guy on the right is Tony one of the bartenders., so hopefully the new chef is the guy I know.

      2. SeaSide Tomato RE: Pegmeister Nov 15, 2011 06:56 AM

        I posted this last week on the Nov openings/closings threads. Can't wait to try both!

        "Some time back Rock Island Food Co opened for busines on Quincy's lovely Hough's Neck at 1189 Sea St..

        Here's a link to the menu (if I can make the link work!) :

        http://www.rockislandfoodcompany.com/...

        I have not yet tried it, but will do so in the next few days.

        Further down Sea Steet, Louis' Crossing was sold and the new onwers have completed renovations, etc. It's expected to open for business tomorrow night as "Louis"--the outside renovations look terrific (as does a peek in the widow!!). GOOD LUCK LOUIS!!!!"

        Funny-I live down the street and you hear different things about it every-day. Old staff all rehired, old staff gone, it;s all new people. we'll see.

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        Louis' Crossing
        1269 Sea St, Quincy, MA 02169

        1. SeaSide Tomato RE: Pegmeister Nov 22, 2011 09:30 AM

          Went to Louis' on Friday night. Glad to see a full house-bar and resto.

          Waited for a talbe alongside the bar. Bartender not only took our order but came around outside the bar to specifically ask us how we wanted our drinks--very nice touch. And they were good!

          Seated in 10 - 15 minutes-very friendly and warm service. DC had the Prime Rib Special--tasty and cooked exactly to order--with Baked pot and Broc.

          The pre-dinner drinks probably influenced my choice of Baked Mac and Cheese-with lobster tails. (I do *try* to be healthy, generally). This was creamy, crunchy goodness. The garden salad I ordered with it (needs me my veggies) was just right.

          All in all, a great take. They are hitting all the right notes-good service, food, atmosphere and prices.

          Entertainment for now is Triva Tuesdays and Karaoke Saturday.

          Glad to see so many folks there and I'll definitely be back. Good Luck, Louis!!!

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            Pegmeister RE: SeaSide Tomato Dec 2, 2011 07:08 AM

            DH was there last night and said it was good. Same old bar staff and now I know that chef tom is back I'll give it a try

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              CocoDan RE: Pegmeister Dec 2, 2011 07:11 AM

              Going there Sunday (hope the chef works Sundays), will report back.
              CocoDan

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