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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Baton Rouge

As the capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge comes chock-full of historical landmarks, quirky attractions, and Southern arts and culture. Located along the beautiful banks of the mighty Mississippi River, this city features stunning river views and forms a hub of all things Louisiana. Visitors can drive to Baton Rouge in just an hour from both New Orleans and Lafayette, making it the perfect city to explore the eclectic culture blending Creole and Cajun mixed with Italian, German, Spanish, Caribbean, and Greek. Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history, much of which you can see in the distinctive architecture and fusion food. You can hunt down a meal any time of day or night in this town, but diners will particularly enjoy Brunch in Baton Rouge. If you’re wondering which restaurants the real foodies frequent on the weekends, check out our Tastemakers List of where to find the best brunch Baton Rouge has to offer.

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17 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Cocha, BRQ Restaurant, Bistro Byronz Willow Grove
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Global, International, Barbecue, Southern
Neighborhoods:Baton Rouge
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Cocha

$$$$
Global, International
Baton Rouge
4.8
647 reviews
Cocha, located on 6th Street in downtown Baton Rouge, is a fabulous gathering place for brunch. The focus here is on harvest-inspired meals, wine tasting and community events. Locals love it because they offer locally-sourced, GMO-free, mostly organic foods in a laid-back atmosphere with lots of Southern sensibilities. The menu changes regularly with the seasons and they offer plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options as well. Brunch items include the Dutch Baby and Chicken Monte Cristo.

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BRQ Restaurant

$$$$
Barbecue
Baton Rouge
4.7
849 reviews
BRQ Restaurant is the place to go for the best barbeque and seafood in south Louisiana. Located near Jefferson and Airline Highway, it offers a great central location for weekend brunch! Executive Chef Justin Ferguson and his team strive to have personal relationships with local farmers and purveyors so all the ingredients are fresh and tasty! They specialize in dry rub competition style barbeque from the Carolinas, Missouri, Texas and Tennessee and seasonal and fresh seafood from the Gulf. Come in for their amazing brunch dishes, like the Smoked Andouille and Cheese Omeletes, the BRQ Benedict, and the Chicken and Waffles plate. They also offer brunch cocktails like the BRQ Bloody and the Aperol Spritz.

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Bistro Byronz Willow Grove

$$$$
Southern
Baton Rouge
4.4
486 reviews
Bistro Byronz, located on Village Plaza Court in Willow Grove, strives to be the simplest definition of a true bistro - a laid-back neighborhood restaurant with good vibes and good food. It’s a place where friends and families gather to relax, share conversation and enjoy good food and drink. It’s a Southern version of a quaint Parisian cafe with the sophistication of NYC bistros, all done up with Southern panache. And they know how to do a killer brunch. Check out some of their standout dishes, like the Bistro Sardou, the Croque Madame Burger and the Poche Etouffee.

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Adrian's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
American
Baton Rouge
4.2
299 reviews
Adrian’s Restaurant and Bar, located on Perkins Road, is part of the Juban’s family of fine restaurants. A big part of the Baton Rouge community, Juban’s also operates Beausoleil and Christina’s. Adrian’s carries over some of their fave dishes, like the Hallelujah Crab, Redfish Adrian and pork belly cassoulet along with a plethora of small plates, sandwiches, po-boys, pasta, signature entrees and more! It’s a warm and welcoming spot with high ceilings, marble countertops and warm tones that exude southern charm and hospitality.

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Mansurs On the Boulevard

$$$$
Contemporary French
Baton Rouge
4.7
1284 reviews
Mansurs on the Boulevard is a beloved spot for brunch in Baton Rouge. They feature a variety of down-home Louisiana cuisine combined with a Contemporary French flare! Locals love the look and feel, including the full-service lounge area with a beautiful mahogany bar and the nightly pianist in the main dining area. It’s a classy place, so lose the ball caps and put on a jacket, gents! The brunch menu features a wide array of delicious options, including Oysters, their famous soups, Shrimp and Grits and Cedar-Plank Roasted Redfish! Pair it with a brunch cocktail and your weekend is off to a great start!

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Restaurant 1796

$$$$
American
Saint Francisville
4.7
895 reviews
Restaurant 1796, located on US Highway 61 in St. Francisville, is a truly unique dining experience in Baton Rouge. The restaurant incorporates open-hearth cooking with a live wood-burning fire and a style of food that is historically accurate to The Myrtles Plantation, yet modern and innovative at the same time. They offer a seasonal menu based on what is locally-sourced, if not growing on the actual plantation property. Guests get to experience the tradition and history that goes along with a visit to the Plantation. Sunday brunch dishes include Steaks and Hash, Shrimp and Grits and a menu of delicious brunch cocktails.

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Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Baton Rouge
4.7
146 reviews
Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar, located on Jefferson Highway, has what many consider the best brunch Baton Rouge has to offer! They feature contemporary Louisiana cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails in a casual neighborhood bistro environment. The owners have a personal passion for great food and good times and apply it to everything from the menu to the cocktails. They partner with peers and partners in the Louisiana food and farming industry and serve up delicious dishes with local ingredients! Brunch entrees include Fried Louisiana Catfish, the Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict and a Fried Oyster Sardou.

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City Pork Brasserie & Bar

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Baton Rouge
4.3
495 reviews
City Pork Brasserie and Bar, located on Jefferson Highway in Mid City South, is one of the most popular places in town for delicious brunch and cocktails. Inspired by old-world cuisine with a handcrafted approach, they produce scratch-made goods in small batches. All their house meats are either slow-roasted, braised or smoked to ensure unique and bold flavors in every dish. The dining room has an interactive open kitchen and a charcuterie and cheese bar where guests can dine. Brunch items include a Brisket sandwich and Wild Boar Chile Relleno.

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Kalurah Street Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Baton Rouge
4.8
623 reviews
Tucked away under the Perkins Road overpass in Baton Rouge, Kalurah Street Grill strives to provide a dining experience with the utmost attention to detail. Executive chef Thien Nguyen, brings his unique experience to the kitchen and creates a different type of cuisine by combining many styles of cooking with distinctive ingredients. Located in a historic Baton Rouge Landmark in the Garden District, the setting is warm and welcoming with a casual vibe. Brunch favorites here include Braised Pork Tacos, the Fried Chicken Biscuit, and Arepas with Ham and Egg.

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Juban's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Baton Rouge
4.6
726 reviews
Juban’s, located on Perkins Road, is a local, family-owned business serving Contemporary Creole Cuisine and Prime Steaks in Baton Rouge. In operation since the 1980s, this restaurant continues to set the standard for culinary excellence in the Gulf South. Locals and international travelers alike seek out Juban’s creative Creole cuisine for special occasions, cozy date nights or just a fabulous weekend brunch with friends and family. The brunch menu offers entrees like Gulf Crab Cakes, Poisson Meuniere, Hallelujah Crab and Petite Adrian.

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Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

$$$$
Steakhouse
Baton Rouge
4.6
633 reviews
Stab’s Prime Steak and Seafood is a fabulous choice for the best brunch in Baton Rouge! They pride themselves on serving the best cuts of quality steak in the area and offer everything from thick, rich Ribeye to tender Prime filet mignon. They also cook with the freshest local seafood to create dishes with real Louisiana flavor. Herbs come right from the backyard garden, ensuring the freshest selection of sage, rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano, chives and lemon grass. Try one of their brunch specialty dishes, like Filet Tips and Scrambled Eggs or Fried Smoked Chicken and Waffle.

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The Gregory at The Watermark

$$$$
American
Baton Rouge
4.0
492 reviews
The Gregory at The Watermark Hotel is the premier destination for modern food and wine in Baton Rouge. Located off the lobby in the former Louisiana National Bank, the restaurant features an open kitchen and a full bar surrounded by murals by artist Angela Gregory. The menus use fresh and local produce and available organic proteins to create twists on Southern classics. They have a sensational brunch, with items like the Trout Piquant, the Fire Deck Brunch Pizza and a Crawfish Cheese Omelet.

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The Little Village - Airline

$$$$
Italian
Baton Rouge
4.4
1306 reviews
The Little Village, located on Airline HWY, is a modern take on the original Village restaurant, established in 1947! They have a reputation for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian, Prime Beef, Maine Lobster, Veal and fresh Gulf seafood. This location features daily specials, a full bar and a delicious Sunday brunch that locals love. Dishes here include Seafood Gumbo, A Brunch Burger, Eggs Sardou, Fried Chicken and Waffles and Louisiana Shrimp and Grits.

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Ruffino's

$$$$
Steak
Baton Rouge
4.7
1903 reviews
Ruffino’s Restaurant, located on Highland Road, is a casually elegant spot to enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch in Baton Rouge. Owned by a former LSU lineman and a New Orleans-born Italian chef, it is the only Italian-Creole fusion restaurant in the city! They strive for perfection with every dish and use quality Louisiana seafood and ingredients from the local farmer’s market in their cooking. They have a full menu of brunch cocktails to pair with one of their pizzas, or an entree like Eggs Vermillion, Mixed Berry Waffles or Shrimp and Grits.

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Superior Grill - Highland

$$$$
Mexican
Baton Rouge
4.6
246 reviews
Superior Grill, located on Highland Road, is the second location of this popular Mexican eatery. The atmosphere here transports you to another place and time with the Mexico-meets-Americana vibe. The interior features reclaimed wood, antique paintings and prints on the wall, and bricks and wrought iron decor. Sit in the warm and cozy main dining room, grab a seat at the old-western style bar or enjoy your brunch outside on the patio! They serve up a delicious Mexican brunch with items like Chilaquiles con Carne, Superior Breakfast Tacos and Huevos Rancheros.

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$
Steakhouse
Baton Rouge
4.5
1719 reviews
Sullivan’s is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse located on Corporate Blvd in Baton Rouge. It’s a lovely place to go when you’re seeking fine dining but also want a comfortable and lively atmosphere. They offer high-quality steaks, seafood, expertly-made martinis and live music. Their steaks are hand-selected Midwestern cuts aged a minimum of 28 days, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees. The brunch menu features plenty of gluten-free options in addition to favorites like the Filet Mignon Benedict and Gruyere Eggs with Asparagus.

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Rouj Creole

$$$$
Creole
Baton Rouge
4.6
457 reviews
Rouj Creole, located on Bluebonnet Blvd, is a new restaurant concept from Stephen Hightower of City Group Hospitality. The restaurant aims to bring Baton Rouge a taste of Creole cuisine, complete with the authentic Haitian spelling of traditional dishes. The menu features a variety of oysters, like classic Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Bienville. They also offer crawfish tamales, paella and soft-shell crab po-boys. Guests can sit at the large central bar or at one of the large, secluded blue booths for an intimate evening. Come early on Sunday for their jazz brunch - one of the best in town!

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