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The Best Restaurants in Baton Rouge

Known for its thriving food scene, Baton Rouge is the place to go to try out tasty flavors, whether it be mouthwatering seafood, Southern classics, or Cajun cuisine. The city has a unique mixture of fine dining options and casual establishments, providing a multitude of options for everyone’s preferences. Many of them also serve craft cocktails and boast an impressive wine menu, so make sure to set aside some time to grab a drink before dining. Pair an inventive meal with quality time with family or friends in Baton Rouge and it becomes an unforgettable moment.

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The OpenTable Team
15 Restaurants
Updated January 18, 2022
Restaurants:Tio Javi's Fresh-Mex Bar & Grill, Superior Grill BR MidCity, Cecelia Creole Bistro
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Mexican, Creole
Neighborhoods:Baton Rouge
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Tio Javi's Fresh-Mex Bar & Grill

$$$$
Mexican
Baton Rouge
4.7
181 reviews
Since it was created in 2015, ​​Tio Javi's Fresh-Mex Bar and Grill has been the place to go in Baton Rouge for bold, contemporary Mexican food. The menu is filled with classic dishes, ranging from chile con queso to grilled chicken fajitas and al pastor tacos. A large wooden bar area and chic lighting help to give the restaurant a laid-back yet stylish ambiance. They’re known for their frozen margaritas, with there even being an option for diners to build their own handcrafted drink.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Superior Grill BR MidCity

$$$$
Mexican
Baton Rouge
4.8
114 reviews
For sizzling fajitas and cheesy nachos, head over to Superior Grill, which has been a Baton Rouge staple since it first opened in 1995. A trip there wouldn’t be complete without trying beloved dishes such as the chimichangas, taco salad, and enchilada platter. The bright interior with plenty of seating helps to give the establishment a lively atmosphere. There will often be live music during the evenings, so make sure to check the restaurant’s calendar to see when there will be a show.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Cecelia Creole Bistro

$$$$
Creole
Baton Rouge
4.9
332 reviews
Created by chef Mark Reilly in 2018, Cecelia Creole Bistro is famous for its authentic Creole dishes, which feature aspects from French, Spanish, Italian, and African cuisines. Some of the favorite items amongst diners include the boudin balls, jerk fried chicken, and seafood pasta. The inside is brightly colored with exposed brick, intimate wooden tables, and modern light fixtures. Try out one of the tasty cocktails on the bar menu.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Cocha

$$$$
Global, International
Baton Rouge
4.9
622 reviews
Placed in the heart of downtown, Cocha first opened its doors in 2016 with chef Jourdan Fulbright at the head of the kitchen. The international menu features dishes from all over the world, including a Peruvian wrap, Indonesian stir-fried noodles, and salmon belly tartare. The interior is modern and stylish and there is a spacious patio that is convenient for when the weather is nice. The restaurant uses local products, so make sure to periodically check the menu, as it changes seasonally.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Sushi Masa Baton Rouge

$$$$
Japanese
Baton Rouge
4.7
40 reviews
For tasty seafood and Japanese fusion dishes, head to Sushi Masa, a local favorite that first opened in 2010. Choose from a favorite of rolls, sashimi, and even hibachi entrees. Inside, there is a bright and open atmosphere with light wood, including the tables and paneled walls. Those that are feeling particularly hungry can always opt for the all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner specials, or you can stick to individual entrees.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

$$$$
Steakhouse
Baton Rouge
4.6
633 reviews
Focusing on fresh ingredients, Stab's Prime Steak and Seafood has been serving classic Louisiana dishes since it was founded by Kevin Kimball in 2013. Popular items on the menu include the Cajun rubbed prime New York strip, the tuna tartare, and the seafood gumbo. Make sure to check with your server to inquire about the fish of the day, as this varies depending on what the current catch is.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Mansurs On the Boulevard

$$$$
Contemporary French
Baton Rouge
4.7
1287 reviews
A fine dining restaurant that serves Creole dishes, Mansurs On the Boulevard was created in 1989 by chef Tim Kringle. On the menu, there is a variety of unique items to choose from, including the zydeco mushrooms, steak and lobster, and Creole chicken piccata. The inside of the restaurant features dim lighting and tables covered with elegant linen cloth, helping to give an intimate atmosphere. There is also a nightly pianist that plays music in the main dining room for guests.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Superior Grill - Highland

$$$$
Mexican
Baton Rouge
4.6
242 reviews
Ever since it opened in 1983, diners have loved the Superior Grill’s Mexican food at the Highland location. Just like the Superior Grill in Mid City, tasting both the taquitos and ceviche is a must, especially when they are paired with a cold margarita that has been blended to perfection. This location also has live music, making it easy to enjoy a show while dining with friends.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Ruffino's

$$$$
Steak
Baton Rouge
4.6
1874 reviews
A steak, seafood, and Italian restaurant that is famous for its original wood-burning stove, Ruffino's has been a beloved Baton Rouge establishment since it first opened in 1998 at the hands of Ruffin Rodrigue. On the menu, there are tasty choices such as crab and corn bisque, shrimp alfredo, and chicken parmesan, all of which are made in a unique style that elevates the traditional Italian classics. The wooden interior is light and comforting, with large tables that are convenient for bigger groups. They also serve Sunday brunch, which is a nice way to avoid the dinner crowd.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Texas de Brazil - Baton Rouge

$$$$
Steakhouse
Baton Rouge
4.3
3293 reviews
For fine Brazilian cuisine, there is Texas de Brazil - Baton Rouge, which is famous for its all-you-can-eat grilled meat. Entree choices include items like lobster bisque, flank steak, and a large salad bar with unlimited toppings. The warm interior has a lively atmosphere and traditional Brazilian decorations that help to make diners feel right at home. For those that aren’t feeling too hungry, it’s possible to just pay for the all-you-can-eat salad bar, rather than having unlimited meat as well.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Doe's Eat Place

$$$$
Steakhouse
Baton Rouge
4.7
956 reviews
Considered to have some of the best steaks in Baton Rouge, Doe's Eat Place was established in 1941 by Dominick “Doe” Signa and his wife Mamie. A trip here wouldn’t be complete without trying the Doe’s Delta Hot Tamales or fried shrimp. Try to get a reservation for dinner, as this restaurant tends to fill up quickly due to being such a local favorite.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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City Pork Brasserie & Bar

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Baton Rouge
4.6
496 reviews
Known for its elevated cuisine and award-winning barbeque, City Pork Brasserie and Bar was founded in 2013. The menu is filled with mouthwatering items that include diner favorites such as wild boar flautas, braised pork shank, and the shrimp sensation salad. The interior has a rustic feel, with string lights hanging from the ceiling, dim lighting, and unfinished wood furniture. The drink menu is extensive, with options including seasonal cocktails and the restaurant’s classic house drinks.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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French Market Bistro

$$$$
Bistro
Baton Rouge
4.6
605 reviews
For classic Creole fare, there is the French Market Bistro, which opened its doors in 1996 under the ownership of Timothy Kringlie and Justin McDonald. Some of the most popular items on the menu include fried asparagus, lobster mac and cheese, and jumbo sea scallops. The inside of the restaurant is elegant yet cozy, making it convenient for both dinner with friends or a romantic meal. The wine list is extensive, so make sure to try a glass of vino during dinner.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Kalurah Street Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Baton Rouge
4.8
611 reviews
A modern restaurant that combines a variety of regional American flavors, Kalurah Street Grill first opened in 2017. Since then, diners have raved about the restaurant’s dishes, which include options such as the braised beef shank dumplings, grilled gulf fish, and potato gnocchi. With the exposed brick, large bar area, and dark furniture, the interior has a comfortable yet stylish vibe that makes individuals feel right at home. Kalurah Street Grill has also become particularly famous for its brunch, notably the fun cocktails that the bartenders have invented in order to accompany the unique yet old-fashioned breakfast food.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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BRQ Restaurant

$$$$
Barbecue
Baton Rouge
4.7
831 reviews
A fun mixture of seafood and barbeque, BRQ Restaurant was founded by famous chef Justin Ferguson. The main menu is filled with items that have become favorites amongst locals, including dishes such as barbecue nachos, baked goat cheese, pulled pork, and a prime rib sandwich. The interior is casual, with wooden tables and an open area that help to provide a laid-back yet fun atmosphere, making it a nice place for a get together with friends or family. They are known for having an extensive happy hour menu, which is a convenient way to enjoy some drinks and snacks while still sticking to a budget.

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