Conveniently located within minutes of US Highway 64 and Interstate 95 in Rocky Mount, NC, you’ll find a culinary gem that’ll excite your taste buds without breaking your wallet.
Since the fall of 2013, Lou Reda’s: An American Table has been impressing residents in Greenville, Zebulon, Wilson, and all of Eastern North Carolina with their wide variety of tantalizing upscale American cuisine. Lou Reda’s is almost unclassifiable by traditional culinary standards. It’s neither a steak house, a seafood restaurant or a “meat and three” comfort food joint – it’s all of those places and more. Along with delicious staples like a slow cooked brisket and ribs, 14oz hand cut ribeye, fresh cut fish – among countless other menu items you won’t find anywhere else – owner Reda and Chef Justin Gaines explore the vast culinary landscape of America week by week, focusing on different regions and temporarily bringing their staples to the menu. One week you might find an Asian focus or the flavors of New Orleans Cajun or Creole. Another week you might see an imitation of the many English and Irish pubs of New England, serving up generous portions of bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie. With over 22 years in the restaurant business, Lou knows how to keep his customers bringing their appetites back for more.
Along with a commitment to variety, Reda and Gaines are equally as committed to authentic freshness and quality. Everything is made in house, from steak sauces to soups, demi-glaze, dressings and butters.
That quality extends to the bourbon bar area as well, where a 25 foot SS bar and two 60" TV screens offer up a variety of delicious bourbon infused cocktails. Like our sauces, all of our syrups and puree's are also made from scratch. We fresh squeeze your lemons, limes and oranges when you order your unique signature cocktail.
Finally, Lou specializes in catering events such as weddings or large parties where mouthwatering items like beef brisket will be the talk of the night.
Whatever your occasion, come home to Lou Reda’s and experience the variety of flavors America has to offer – all at one table.
Justin Gaines is the Chef Partner & Culinary Director at Lou Reda’s An American Table. A graduate of The Worlds Premier Culinary College, The Culinary Institute of America, Justin brings 19 years of Professional Restaurant Experience to the forefront.
Chef Justin has led culinary teams in 6 different States as Sous Chef, Exec Sous Chef, Chef De Cuisine and Executive Chef from 2003-Present, with multiple years in the Food Capitol of World, NYC. This also includes stints as a stagier in 1, 2 & 3 Michelin Star Restaurants in Manhattan and an Alumnus of Chef Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Also, abroad travel completion of a 1 Month Food Wine & Culture Tour of Italy.
Through the years Chef Justin has performed as a professional Chef Consultant & Opening Chef, having helped launch successful F&B establishments in NJ,NY,AL,NC & FL. This includes improving long time running establishments with the modernization of current menus and a revamp of standards, sanitation and S.O.P. And as of recently was asked to join the opening team of the newly branded 1 Hotel Group Miami South Beach in April 2015.
Always in tune with the local community involvement, Chef Justin is constantly participating with the local chamber of commerce extending good works of charity, mentoring the youth at local technical culinary school programs and donating dinners to charity and volunteer organizations in NC, FL & AL. Chef Justin has become a community fixture in every residence he claims.