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Blend - Baton Rouge

4.3
46 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Creole, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(225) 757-5645
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Troy Deano
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Catering
In house catering for private events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Street
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Parking details
Gate entrance located on 5th Street. Parking lot is directly behind Blend.
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Special events & promotions
Wine Dinners
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 46 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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Jennifer (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

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 (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

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 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Baton Rouge)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

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

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vipChloeM (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2017

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)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

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)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

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)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

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.

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CaroleT (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

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

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LilBit (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2016

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)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2016

Great atmosphere for an intimate evening with that special someone

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

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 (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

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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CatchingUpWithAFriend (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

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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