Eliza

4.6
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole
Founded in 2016, Eliza Restaurant & Bar is a cozy contemporary Creole restaurant serving local Louisiana food. After many years spent working in the hospitality industry in New Orleans, Russell & Sally Davis set out to open a simple concept in the Baton Rouge market - a scratch kitchen featuring Creole classics using fresh and local ingredients - all served with an abundance of genuine Southern hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
What 53 people are saying
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PeggySMc
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought some friends who had never been. They loved it. The food was delicious as always! Missed seeing Sally and Chef Russell who were off for the night. Love the New Orleans/French bistro vibe of Eliza. The shrimp salad and banana pudding were yummy! A nice change from the heaviness of Thanksgiving food.

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vipJoseS
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was great. The food was delicious. I strongly recommend the pork belly and the shrimp with grits. Drinks were also excellent. The service was also exceptional. I would definitely go back if I go visit Baton Rouge.

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RobertS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipDonnaF
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled fish was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Consistently good - short menu always well executed and has enough choice to cater to your mood of the moment.

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ChrisC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and corn soup was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very professional and very friendly

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vipSbook
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in some time. Fresh and innovative. Nice wine list. Would highly recommend.

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chased
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service and drinks were good. Food didn’t “wow”. Not many choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Got shrimp & grits. Date ordered crab cakes. Both delicious!!! Server Mandy was friendly & knowledgeable about options and wine pairings. Great girls night supper! Would highly recommend.

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Kitty
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I recommend Eliza because the trout with spinach risotto was absolutely delicious
But why not go for 5 stars and make sure that coffee is hot and offer refills

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vipDanO
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at Eliza’s for dinner and we loved it! The food and service were great! The room was a little cold but other than that it was a wonderful night with friends!

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Katie
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak tartine and pork chop were delicious. Loved my cocktails too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This place was so terrible I booked another restaurant while I was here so I could actually get a lunch worth my time.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly service!

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JohnV
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eliza is our favorite local restaurant that serves consistently excellent meals with great service.

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vip504nola
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Would like a few more choices, maybe another fish dish or a pasta. Also, food needed a little more seasoning but overall a good place.

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DouglasS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Have dined there before, this time brought friends from out of state. Gumbo was neither appealing to look at, nor had a good taste. Disappointed in the experience.

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sarahc
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Baton Rouge Gluten Free almost everything

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and as always the food was great

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Sarahw2
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Tuna appetizer so smoky tasted it on the way home.
Fried oysters appetizer way overcooked and didn’t taste fresh.
Had high expectations for 32$ Crab cake entree.
Very disappointed with presentation and the French fries on the plate.
Can’t say we’re coming back.
Service was great and friendly.

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Drew
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice cozy restaurant. Outdoor seating available. Shrimp and grits were good, but relatively cool instead of warm/hot. Quiet hour so service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and wasn’t disappointed. Great food and great service.

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BruceC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good vibe and mix of clientele.
Menu focused a bit pricey but delish

Good alcohol selection

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LhiLhiT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

CELIAC REVIEW
I will definitely be coming back to Eliza! My parents surprised me with going here for my birthday dinner this past weekend. Everything was phenomenal. You must have a reservation (at least on the weekends) since it is such a small restaurant. I was blown away by how much of their food is prepared gluten free! I was able to order fried green tomatoes and fried fish strips (super crunchy and good batter!) as appetizers. For my entree, I ordered the crab cakes. I wasn't expecting them to be deep fried, but they were so good. And FULL of crab meat. Came with fries and corn hash.
It is so nice to be able to go to a restaurant, have wait staff be knowledgeable about gluten allergies and cross contamination, and not have to worry! I will definitely be adding Eliza to my regular list!!

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MichelleH
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for lunch. Very nice atmosphere. The food and service were great! A little pricey for lunch, but out meal was delicious.

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the fried green tomatoes, a cheese board, rabbit pasta and etouffee. The flavors were outstanding and the service was great. My only suggestion would be to cut the Parmesan on the cheese board into slices before sending it out- we had to cut it up ourselves from large hunks, which made it difficult to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was a good restaurant, but it is way overpriced.

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MelanieV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch on the deck was awesome, as usual!

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Lolli
New Orleans
79 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Fried oysters and homemade pasta was divine! Fried green tomatoes with shrimp atop and micro greens is always amazing! Tuna and duck breasts dishes were also delicious!!

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JayuanaL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Went there for lunch with my bestie had physically seen her since pandemic. Service was excellent but had to send the food back because it was cold. We eat with our eyes first so imagine our disappointment. We had the duck and fish. They need to step their game up with presentation plates were blah!! Once I sent my food back it was delicious rget made another one but in ALL honesty it wasn't worth what we paid!! And trust me we LOVE food and don't mind spending our dimes!!!

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vipSbook
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!!

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vipJacquesF
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat out regularly and this is one of the best restaurants in Baton Rouge.

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LaurenT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food and service was excellent!

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vipNealW
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Shrimp & grits are outstanding. Banana pudding is best in class.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Food was super.

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Breauxn
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Eliza. Great food, ambiance and service.

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vipWalkingWine
Baton Rouge
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eliza is a Baton Rouge gem. A city notorious for chain restaurants has slowly started to create its own flavor. Eliza is one of these places that locals can go to that's uniquely Louisiana but also classy with a great wine selection. The service is always friendly and on point and the food is always done exceptionally well. I had the swordfish with the lemon asparagus risotto. The risotto was a lovely creamy texture with a lightly lemon citrus flavor and chopped asparagus. The swordfish was beautifully done and flaky. I ordered a Sazerac and it was done with true justice to the New Orleans classic. Overall a great experience.

FAQs

Eliza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 349-8895.

Eliza is rated 4.6 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.