First time - very good experience!We've wanted to try IPO for awhile and really enjoyed everything! We opted for a variety of tapas and a bottle of Malbec. The sweet potato crawfish stuffed beignets were fabulous. We also tried a duck-filled crepe, blue-cheese frites, and a stuffed mushroom that was delicious and meaty. After trying these items, we noticed many other tapas, soups, salads, and main entrees that we would like to try next time. The atmosphere was open and cool. We sat at the high bar-stool tables in the center and were very comfortable. We look forward to our next time and hope the trend continues to bring unique cuisine to downtown BR.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMStill my favorite!Restaurant IPO is my favorite Baton Rouge area restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is always great.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service!If you want a place that has good food with an energetic feel, go to Restaurant IPO. I've been several times and have tried different things on the menu. For entrees, the duck, the chicken, shrimp and grits, and the Gulf Anduoille are great tasting. And, for dessert, the Fried Cheesecake was amazing! I've never seen it packed with a wait, but that doesn't mean it never happens. I made a reservation. My only complaint there was they put me by the kitchen door. At first, I was going to ask to change tables, but didn't. It ended up not being bad at all.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to IPO several timesI've been to IPO several times during the lunch hour and everything has been exceptional. This trip, I had another evening commitment and thought that catching an earlier dinner would be a great idea. My reservation was for 5:00, opening time for the dinner crowd. The entire time we were at the restaurant we were the only ones there. That should have meant exceptional service, but it didn't. It took almost 1/2 hour for us to get our meal. My companion never got the soup that was ordered, and I never got the salad that was supposed to come with my meal. :-(5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHappily surprisedWe live close by but never have tried this restaurant. We were happily surprised by the food and service. The venue was pleasant as well. We will go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food - Slower serviceWe had a large group, so that might have been part of why our service was so slow, but we that was the only complaint during the evening. Almost every dish was excellent and the few misses were just less impressive, not bad. Try some of their house infusions if you feel like enjoying a different and delicious drink! You might want to be prepared to be there for awhile, particularly if you do have a large group of people.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceI went out with girlfriends Thursday night to Restaurant IPO. We tried several dishes, chargrilled oysters, scallops, mini tacos, corn and crab bisque, and the shrimp and grits. It was ALL delicious. I liked it so much, I went back on Friday night with my husband! We ordered salads, which were very good. And, we ordered two entrees...the duck with grits and the Gulf Andouille. Both dishes were amazing. Then, topped off the meal with the fried cheesecake!!!! I liked it so much, I made reservations (using Open Table) for a friend's birthday dinner before I left. It's my new favorite place to eat!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here twice and bothI've been here twice and both the food and the service has been outstanding both times. A very creative menu with lots of options...a foodies paradise. It's very very loud, though. We found each other shouting at each other the entire meal. I'd recommend going on off-nights rather than the weekend when it it is much quieter.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, well-thought outDelicious, well-thought out dishes filled with flavor. Nice presentations. Good selection of local beers, craft drinks, and wine. Trendy atmosphere without being uppity. Will come back with friends to try all the different tapas.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService was good, food wasService was good, food was good, great Tarpas selection. Will return again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Nice atmosphereGreat place. Nice atmosphere and decor. Very good and interesting food choices. Staff was friendly4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe setting makes one think,The setting makes one think, at first impression, that it's some kind of fast food place, but it turns out to be very nice.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat it lacks in comfort isWhat it lacks in comfort is made up by imaginative, well executed and delicious creations from the kitchen. Menu selections are just varied enough to satisfy any palate, not just foodies'. Days later, I vividly recall the flavors of the fire roasted corn and crab soup; spectacular taste profile--spicy, tempered by rich, creamy broth. Look forward to returning.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery much enjoyed it! I'llVery much enjoyed it! I'll definitely make this one of my regular dining spots.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our mealWe really enjoyed our meal at Restaurant IPO and was sad that it was not more crowded; although it was a Wednesday night. Be careful when ordering a side of asparagus, mine was huge!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas the bestWe sampled all of the Tapas items and each one of them was outstanding.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe appetizers are quite goodThe appetizers are quite good and worth the trip alone. Entrees are good, but didn't particularly standout. However, that may simply reflect our order selection. There are other choices I would like to try before a final judgement. Wine list is not impressive. High end liquor is over-priced. The service was excellent though4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Not great. TapasGood food. Not great. Tapas were interesting and creative. Cool space.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and serviceFood was excellent and service was outstanding. Will definitely return!!!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAll the tapas we tried wereAll the tapas we tried were fabulous. The shrimp and grits were delicious. The bread pudding was great even though we were full.
They have a good selection of local beers on tap.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPer usual, another fine mealPer usual, another fine meal well presented. See my other reviews.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new restaurant usingGreat new restaurant using fresh, local ingredients. Try the Maytag Blue Cheese frites but ask for the goat cheese instead. Sublime!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding local cuisine.Outstanding local cuisine. Our visitors were very impressed.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little tapas restaurantGreat little tapas restaurant with a Louisiana flair. Cajun deviled eggs and the oysters were great. Duck crepe was interesting, but there was too much crepe and was a difficult dish to share. This place is good and fills up. You should plan to get reservations if eating dinner on a Friday or Saturday.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM