Permanently Closed - Goûter Restaurant
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from our swamps, bayous and woods,
one small plate at a time.
Our server was great, and all the food options seemed awesome. We were expecting the small plates so that wasn't a surprise. What was surprising was that most of the dishes we ate were bland, including a gumbo. Overall a fun place just wish the food had more flavor. I was told they are doing a menu overhaul so hopefully that helps.
Fun Friday evening sharing small plates at this unique location in Mid City. Everything was very tasty, and the service was good. We will visit again soon.
Food and drinks were delicious! The small plates are a bit pricey for those that don't include high price food. Other than that, no complaints.
From the minute you walk in, you know you're in a special place. Unique and created with love, the interior as well as the menu reflect the chef and his passion for bringing an excellent dining experience to Baton Rouge. Gouter fits right in with Midcity. Craft beer, farm-to-table meat and fish specials, and amazing small plates worth sharing. From business dinners to date night to a night out with a large group of friends, Gouter fits the bill. They even have a huge parking lot and what I assume is outdoor seating when the weather is nice. Can't wait to go back again.
Gouter is one of our favorite restaurants. The farm-to-table / locally-sourced ideal combined with Chef Chris' incredible talent always impresses. Thanks Gouter Team!
We had probably 10- 12 of the small plates between the 10 of us that were dining and all were unique, and tasty. The black and bleu as well as the shrimp with aioli were my favorites. Definitely worth a return trip! We had to change the number of people attending 2 times and the staff was most helpful, with parking being easy and convenient.
Excellent food every time I visit. Took newbies with me who were all very happy with the food. Drink orders were confused and the timing of food coming out was poor.
Absolutely splendid experience, being first time at Gouters. 4-5 small plates will leave you absolutely full yet not uncomfortable. Impressed with the chef. We ordered the special of that day, smoked turkey sliders, together with the corn and crawfish soup, some duck empanadas, beef with blue cheese, and scallops. Waitress came back that chef was not happy with the quality of the scallops that evening. We opted for frog legs, which did not disappoint! Again, excellent service and overall delicious food. At the end we saved some space for a chocolate bread pudding, which was also not your average one. Would recommend highly, and go back anytime.
Our waitress was able to juggle are big party and two other tables. She did a fantastic job and everything we got on the culinary tour was awesome!
Had a couple of meals here, one dinner and one lunch. Also had a gift card which they apparently will now keep the proceeds from as they did not answer any calls or emails about it.
Food was excellent, delicious; waitress was knowledgeable, fantastic. Chef was polite, welcoming. I removed one star only because the kitchen became a bit slow when the restaurant got busier (i.e. They serve "as-you-order" small plates; we ordered an additional dessert small plate at the end of our meal and it took awhile). Other than that, great experience. Would definitely come back and recommend!
This is right now the best resturaunt in BR. Every time we come the food is somehow impossibly better than the last time. The chef is constantly pushing himself to create new and amazing dishes from local ingredients. It has brought life back into the dining scene in BR.
Wow, we have visited this place many times, but tonight was the best. Be forewarned, these are small plates, so I order a lot.
The speciality of the night was items made with venison. We started with sausage and aged cheddar tray. Delightful. Next we had venison sliders. Moist and tasty, three on a plate. Then we had a crab pizza to clean the pallet. Lol very tasty also. Last was venison blackstrap, with a wonderful sauce. This was the best dish of the night. All washed down with a few glasses of Malbec. Try this place if you are in the area. Reservations are necessary on busy nights.
Gouter continues to be one of Baton Rouge's best food venues. The dishes are created with locally sourced ingredients and are hand-crafted by Chef Wadsworth, whose culinary skill pairs well with his creative genius, producing unique takes on traditional favorites as well as completely new food experiences. The service is always impeccable, with a friendly and attentive waitstaff who are knowledgable about the food they serve. Handcrafted cocktails and an assortment of craft beer provide additional appeal to any meal. When deciding where to eat in Baton Rouge, whether lunch or dinner, Gouter should always be high on the list of options.
Interesting small plates, dessert of fried bread pudding was the only disappoint.
Id like to forget I ever had a meal here. All of the food was mediocre at best. I had a lamb dish in which the lamb was over cooked and over salted. The mac & cheese was edible but boring. My friend said his filet was good, but thats the only positive comment on the meal from a table of 4.
My husband and I did the Culinary Tour, and we got to taste a wide variety of small plates. His favorite was the coffee rubbed tenderloin. I had difficulty choosing my favorite. The serving pace was a little slow, but the place was packed because of the White Light Night festival. The food amount was perfect, the price was very good ($60 for 6 small plates), and we will definitely go there again. Love it!
While there is no shortage of great restaurants in Baton Rouge, there are very few (if any) that provide a dining experience like Gouter. My husband and I opted for the "culinary tour", which consisted of 5 small plates and a dessert. The catch: the chef chooses the dishes, so you don't know what you're getting until it comes to your table! Every plate was a surprise, which made for a fun and unique dining experience. Everything we had was delicious, especially the crawaffle! The food is modern and sophisticated, while reminiscent of familiar Louisiana cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Gouter, and can't wait to go back!
It was early on a game day so it was not crowded. We ate the crabmeat pizza and the steak and were please with both!
Food was really fantastic. Loved the scallops and specialty cocktails!
Fantastic food and service. Very unique. Lots of fun.
The company was excellent and the waiter was lovely. Sampler menu Dinner for 2 with a couple drinks was $100 which seemed high. Ambience is lacking and noise level made conversation difficult. I love the concept so I'd like to see improvement.
Food was good (and different) and inexpensive as well. It was a little noisy for me, but then I am old..ahahha
My daughter was not bothered by the noise level at all. I was probably the oldest guy in there. But I will definitely be back and bring some old people with me!
Gouter is basically a Cajun Tapas restaurant with a strong commitment to farm to table. There are no freezers! The chef, who has been on the Food Network numerous times, plays off of his Louisiana roots. He creates creamy and fresh tastes like the Fresno Shrimp and inventive dishes like the Golden Eggs (deviled eggs topped with a perfectly fried oyster). The restaurant also has lunch and you can expect regular sized plates. Lunch changes constantly and is also a great Louisiana experience.
Everything I've had here has been delicious. We really enjoyed the chef's culinary tour because we tried items we might not have otherwise ordered (like the rabbit ravioli--so good) and it was exciting not knowing what was going to come out next. Some of my favorites were the crawaffle, crab pizza, black and blue, arch nemesis, and the mac & cheese.
Very limited bar. Very good food. Trendy place. Noise a little uncomfortable, could use some
sound depressants like rugs. Service friendly and responsive. Very good wait time for meal to
The food was phenomenal!!
Far exceeded our expectations.
We can't wait to go back
First experience was great; highly recommended. Great food, great to share to taste a lot.
Initial word on the street was how much people were enjoying Gouter, and I was very excited to try it. Guided by menu recommendations from friends who had recently dined there, we chose a total of 6 items on the menu. Of these, only one was really good. The other 5 can only be called mediocre. The crab pizza was supposed to contain crab au gratin, but as far as we could tell, only contained balsamic vinaigrette reduction and cheese. There was no crab to be found. The stuffed ravioli could have been good but was fried and so thick that the only experience you get is of fried pasta. The shrimp tacos had potential to be great (this is Louisiana after all), but were underwhelming. The best course by far was the fois gras bananas foster with the fried plantains. This was well done and delicious. I will say that the cocktails that we had were also quite good.
I wrote this review with reservation because they are a new restaurant and may need more time to find their legs. I hope they improve and that these early days can be chalked up to a learning experience.
Despite making a 5:15 reservation for Monday, Sept 19, the restaurant was closed and the parking lot was empty when we arrived at 5:10.
This was our second visit, and the food was just as good as t he first time. Service is great. The food is high quality, unique and delicious.
I had heard so much about this restaurant. However, I found the menu descriptions to be lacking and was very shocked at the tiny size of the small plates. I am not a big eater, but it was not enough food for even one. And $12. If I go back, I will try one of the entrees. And perhaps ask more questions. But it isn't right to charge this much for these tiny portions.
Very unique small plate options that were all fantastic. Good drinks. Great addition to BR.
Gouter is a great addition to the Baton Rouge farm-to-table movement. All of the dishes are a fresh, fun play on Louisiana cuisine. It's a great place to go with a group to try a bunch of small plates. The Chef's Selection is also a good choice and allows you to try things you may not have otherwise ordered. They have a great craft cocktail menu as well.
The predominantly small plate menu calls for organized professional service to correctly & timely deliver courses - on repeated visits, lack of coordination resulted in multiple courses arriving at once, one diner receiving a course while the other waited 10-15 minutes, hot dishes arriving cold. Food is quite good but service interferes with enjoying it.
Was very excited about this new spot in town. Decor is cool and so is the vibe and energy level, although it can be a bit loud at times. It was difficult to hear each other as well as the waitress most of the time. I'd recommend the charcuterie board, the black and bleu (delicious although I could have eaten 7 of them...it was a small portion, even for a small plates place), shrimp callah (special that was like an arancini rice ball with shrimp). Deconstructed coffee cake dessert was great and so was the coffee.
Fantastic place! Unique food with a South Louisiana edge
Food was OUTSTANDING . Fresh, delicious, creative. Service was spotty on the drinks. Also, need to expand alcohol options to include more traditional brands,etc.
Will try for lunch next trip in as we were not overly impressed on our first visit in for dinner here. Uneven service and food along with a less than inviting atmosphere had us departing after 40 minutes and $83.....and looking for a place to grab a bite to eat on the way home.
Seems the lunch menu is more inviting than dinner so will make an effort to dine during that time our next visit here and update things accordingly.
One truly bad dish, others leaving us with that meh feeling and one dish completely different than ordered.
Truly hoping for a big improvement when we eat here next time.
Absolutely incredible. The food was delicious and the service attentive.
Permanently Closed - Goûter Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.