Blend - Baton Rouge

4.3
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
We create an atmosphere that blends exceptional wines, exquisite food, and specialty cocktails with great company. Our kitchen uses locally sourced products from rich soil and abundant waterways of the Mississippi, which creates menu options for all palates. The eclectic architectural designs of wooden beams and exposed brick with modern touches create an atmosphere that is perfect for an evening out, finishing a business meeting, or a celebratory event.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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MaciS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chill, romantic environment. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Horrible experience they just have one table left well that’s what the hostess told us and was the one in front of the vent of the ac heat and for worse it was a cold night so she sat us in a couch then tables left and they never move us to a table we will never come back!!

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vipMarkH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, relaxed atmosphere with great service! Our go to place for a great date night!

HA
vipHugoA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We grabbed a reservation for Valentine’s Day. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect. Will certainly be back.

KJ
KJWSR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good place for wine and small plates not a restaurant , menu is good but very short. Service is not professional but attentive . Bad lighting in the area under the mezzanine shines bright lights in your face. Air condition blows hard and then off on the front wall seating area, bring a jacket. They service good deserts but do not serve coffee. Would be vast improvement if they did. Access and parking at night is easy. I like the place overall but like most places in Baton Rouge there is no professional wait staff to make the experience memorable. Only a very few really do.

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JaneG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Location and ambiance were great. Food was OK - it wasn't served hot (more like warm); although the bread pudding was excellent! The service was sub-par, servers were not very friendly nor did the service match the 'warm' ambiance of the place.
At most, I would recommend to a friend for a glass of wine and bread pudding only.

SC
SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly, the wine was great, and the food was INSANELY GOOD. Perfect for a quiet date night and experimenting with new wines!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My husband asked the bartender how she makes her manhattans, she replied, I don’t know-I’ve never made one. My husband said, I’ll have a beer then. We had to have our second round of martinis remade, tasted totally different than the first. The bartender didn’t believe me, so she took a drink from my glass to verify...food was good, service was slow, bartender even slower...don’t see how this place is going to make it much longer.

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HAC1
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, but our server was not very attentive.
Also, the champagne selection was very limited. We asked for 4 different bottles and they didn’t have any of them. Was a little disappointed. I have definitely had better experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice atmosphere and fun experience but I wasn’t very impressed by the service.

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WendyW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Excellent food and wine. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was very nice as the server she was very proper nice and with knowledge.
We love the wine she recommend and the atmosphere was great .
We can’t wait to comeback .

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines, friendly, knowledgeable waitstaff, and delicious small bites.

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Jennifer
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and our server was knowledgeable about the wine list and the menu. We enjoyed everything on the board, loved the wine, and the flatbreads are delicious!

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BRB1
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blend, a wine bar and restaurant in downtown Baton Rouge, has a limited food menu, but everything we tried was done to perfection. We were quite taken by the wine selected from a Columbia Valley winery. We began our dining with an "Item to Share," followed by our entrees (Crawfish Cheesecake and Shrimp & Grits), small plates selected from the "Farm, Garden, & Gulf" portion of the menu. The Flourless Chocolate Brownie was an excellent finale for our dinner. We'll go again!

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DoctorT
Baton Rouge
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice bar but very limited menu, small servings. Menu differed from the menu posted online. Server was new and learning.

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KeithF
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent, both the wine and the food dishes. The food was presented nicely. The best part of the food was the creative flare creating a great combination of texture and flavor.

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TracyW
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the menu is limited, the food choices are good. The service and atmosphere are very good also.

CM
vipChloeM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During a road trip from Austin to Baton Rouge we decided to stop at Blend after reading several great reviews. The reviews were not wrong. Blend is a beautiful wine bar with a rustic and chic vibe. The food was great, the wine was delicious and the service was outstanding! We would definitely return and recommend to others who reside in Baton Rouge, and definitely to those just passing through - check it out!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous inside! Industrial modern. I just loved it. Table seating or couches. It was so relaxed.
I wish the wine choices were bigger. Only 3 cabs to choose from on the whole menu. Same for whites. I thought selection would be much bigger.

TC
vipThiravatC
Mississippi
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine selection is nice and not standard. The food selection is limited but well done. Charcuterie was good if limited. Loved the pulled pork biscuits and my son tore into the burger. He liked the sauce. I thought the vegetable Flatbread was tasty with the cherry tomatoes and eggplant, though it would have been nice to have the toppings spread more over the whole Flatbread. The crust was very crisp.
The ambiance is quiet on a Wednesday but comfortable.

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vipjennyv
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We went there because we wanted a late night snack and glass of wine. However, as soon as we sat down and ordered a glass of wine , we asked for the dining menu. It was not until then that we were informed that the kitchen was closed. It was listed as a dining establishment that serves wine but that is not accurate.

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PopsTasteBuds
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We made a reservation at Blend for the Elton John Concert but got caught in traffic and arrived a bit late for dinner. They did not have any tables available but they were super nice and suggested that we have a drink at the bar while we waited for a table to open.

As you can imagine everyone was arriving between 5 & 7pm to get dinner prior to the concert. They were doing an amazing job getting food out and serving everyone; however, I did see a few people upset on the wait time. All I can say was it was WORTH THE WAIT for our food and craft cocktails. We finished up with dinner and got to the concert at about 8:10.

We really enjoyed the Rose Garden craft cocktail. We also had a cheese app, flat bread entree and the pork biscuit entree. The place is really cool decor and we will return on a night with no agenda except dinner and drinks.

KM
KimberlyM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

came here for my birthday with a group of friends. We got seated upstairs, which was really nice and private. The boys were able to see the end of the LSU game from the patio (and walking down to the bar), servers were great and there were great tasting cocktails on top of lots of wine. Great place for a group get together!

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vipfoodluverchi
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think that this is an excellent restaurant. The food was incredible and the wine list was extensive. More so than other places I have been to in Baton Rouge. I think that it is a great place to get together with friends because it isn't loud. It would also be a fabulous place for a date because it is a little fancier than some of the other places downtown but still affordable.

CT
CaroleT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Thought it was more of a restaurant than a bar. Food was alright, wine was ok.

LB
LilBit
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I brought friends from out of state. They loved it as much as I did and said so on their Facebook page. Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for an intimate evening with that special someone

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Blend has a very relaxed, almost rustic chic atmosphere. The upstairs loft looked pretty swanky but the atmosphere (unfortunately) was the best part of the dining experience. We had a reservation but wasn't seated until 20 minutes later. It seemed they were understaffed and underprepared for the evening (Valentine's weekend). We got the cheese plate which was average compared to the price. The flatbread served was a bit overdone and the server didn't tell which pieces complimented what on the plate. The wine was again a little pricey but that's to be expected at a wine bar. I don't recommend ordering food here, or going when there is a special holiday.

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vipJenniferV
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My husband and I decided to try Blend during the Valentine's Day weekend. We got the fixed menu and a cheese plate along with drinks. He had sweet potato soup, sliced steak, and carrot cake. I had a broccoli Gorgonzola salad, seafood bouillabaisse, and chocolate candy bar. They have an extensive wine and drink menu, which is the highlight. The cheese plate was good, but the rest of the food was fairly mediocre especially for the steep price. I thought the bouillabaisse was fishy, the salad was decent, and his sweet potato soup was inedible. His steak was okay, nothing special, but the root purée it was sitting on was really bitter. The carrot cake was visually a mess and didn't have much flavor. We did enjoy the candy bar dessert which came with a shot of mulled wine. It was really loud inside, and we had to yell to be heard. The service was average. It's a nice bar, but we won't be going back for dinner.

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BirthdayDinnerWithFriends
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I went here prior to a show because we've dined here before and know how well you're treated. Our overall experience is always a nice one here, as they take great care of their patrons. It was a steady evening here on a Friday, and the hostess and servers were attentive and courteous with the crowd. We were greeted and seated promptly, and we were brought to a lovely table for two with a nice view of the bar and the outside. Our food was prepared like art, as it always is, and my duck was superb! The shrimp and grits were also a true treat. My only complaint is the portions. You definitely are paying for the atmosphere and the artistic venue style more than the actual food. The quality is impeccable and the flavors are delicious, but it's more of a small plate style venue, so be prepared to pay more for more in quantity if you're super hungry. The prices are a bit high for the amount you get, but the food is always beautiful and is prepared deliciously overall. The wine list is awesome, and they always have seasonal gems for you to try. I love their knowledge and availability of rare finds, and it's nice to be able to sample new choices from time-to-time. They take pride in their selections and it shows for sure! We will continue to dine here because it's a lovely establishment, and they do always take great care of you here. It's a lovely date night spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Troy Deano has come up with the yummiest combinations, truly unusual but perfect every time. Warm, friendly and inviting bar with excellent mixed drinks and extensive wine list.

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Belle
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister had a retirement birthday party. We had a party of 14 at 7 15. This was no problem. Our party was seated upstairs, this allowed us the ability to be away from the noise of customers downstairs. They had a long wood table that looks like a piece of art itself. We had an array of food and wine. We had the tour of wines. Which allowed us to try 3 wines and a cheese plate or the shrimp and grits. Not one of us walked away hungry or unsatisfied with service or the wines/mixed drinks we received. If you are looking for something great to have a celebration or just hanging out with friends on the weekends. The Blend never disappoints! Make Blend part of your weekly hang out.

JF
vipJacquesF
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall2food3service5ambience5

This is more of a bar with appetizers and finger foods. Not a restaurant as I was expecting being that it was on Opentable. Nice bar though and food was good.

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Belle
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best cheese plate in town with charcuterie. Always have had a great chefs and so whether you go for a 7 wine pairing dinner special course meal or a great burger in the evening. They never disappointed. Restaurant week gives you the opportunity to have a 3 course meal for $30, but unfortunately they don't have their full menu available during that time as well. That isn't reason to go elsewhere they have an extensive wine list including blended (fingerprint wines just as an excellent suggestion) to wines and mixed drinks which incudles the best old fashion in Baton Rouge.

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Haleylou
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Impressive food, well thought out and executed. Classy surroundings and knowledgeable staff. I expected good wine but was surprised by the quality of the food. We visited during restaurant week.

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Smarttoddy
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small dish restaurant. Excellent and varied wine list. Easy access to all downtown hotels.

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Oldchathamgirl
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere for any type of evening . Loved the set up . Very good small plates and drinks. Will definitely return.

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cameicaj
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. Always have great wines to choose from and the food is good

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dinerandwiner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, and a nice extra to just the bar. They had an extensive wine and martini selection. Great place for dates and conversations.

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Blend - Baton Rouge is rated 4.3 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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