Baton Rouge is an up-and-coming culinary destination, hot on the heels of its neighbor New Orleans for the title of Louisiana’s top foodie spot. We list the 10 must-try restaurants in the city that have real flair for interpreting the state’s favorite classics.
Mansurs on the Boulevard
Opened in 1989, Mansurs on the Boulevard has established itself as one of the best Creole restaurants in Baton Rouge. Offering classic dishes such as the cream of brie and crabmeat soup, the restaurant attracts a loyal and regular customer base of both locals and visiting guests. Diners can choose their ambience, whether its the lively bar area where they can enjoy a drink from the award-winning wine and martini selection, or the more elegant experience of the dining rooms where jazz pianists regularly play.
Mansurs on the Boulevard, 5720 Corporate Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 923 3366
Zorba’s Greek Bistro
Zorba’s was first established in 1984 by Dinos and Polina Economides, introducing Baton Rouge to their Greek culinary heritage. After moving to a new location on Essen Lane in May, Zorba’s presents a rejuvenated menu, updating the old family classics for a contemporary customer. Recommended dishes include cheese saganaki, flambéed at the table and served with lemon and pitta bread.
Zorba’s Bistro, 5713 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225-444-5074
The Little Village
The Little Village had something of a controversial genesis; started in 1945 by entrepreneur Vince Distefano as a venue for the card game Georgia Skins, a raid forced Distefano to move to The Little Village’s current location. When Mrs Distefano began to cook for the growing crowds people started turning their attention from the cards to The Little Village’s food and its culinary career began. The menu is a fusion of Italian and Creole cuisine; diners can expect to find fried chicken with beans alongside spaghetti bolognese on the menu.
The Little Village, 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 218 6685
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
With mahogany and oak fittings running throughout the building, intimate lighting and an impressive wine store on display, Baton Rouge’s Ruth’s Chris Steak House has a traditional steakhouse feel. After dining on one of their signature steaks, guests can retire to the restaurant’s lounge and enjoy the open fireplace. Fresh meats and seafood are delivered daily so keep an eye on their rotating specials menu and give their decadent chocolate sin cake a try to round off the evening.
Zea Rotisserie & Grill
Zea Rotisserie & Grill is the brain-child of three chefs who fused their different culinary skills and knowledge into one diverse and experienced ideology. Zea has been replicated throughout New Orleans, in Baton Rouge and Alabama.
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