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Eliza, Baton Rouge, LA

Eliza

4.7
4.7
373 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Southern, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (225) 349-8895
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    CHEF RUSSELL DAVIS
  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 373 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Innovative

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Healthy

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Service

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Ambiance

  • Baton Rouge

    Innovative

  • Baton Rouge

    Healthy

  • Baton Rouge

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baton Rouge

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baton Rouge

    Most Booked

373 Reviews
  1. BRChip

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal with well-crafted cocktails and first-class service. 👏👏👏👏

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  2. PaulaC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was excellent! I have Celiac and she completely understood what I needed and assured me my meal was made in a GF designated area. She recommended items and was helpful and patient with all my questions. And my meal?? I give it a two thumbs up! Perfect!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The food is always wonderful! We love this place.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very gluten free friendly. Awesome food and great service.

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  5. KT88

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very reliable for both lunch and dinner. Food is always extremely tasty; service is always friendly and helpful. A sure bet for a nice meal.

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  6. AlexisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience. Armina was our server and she was great with our two kids. They ate everything! She gave great recommendations for all the selections we made. We will certainly make this Eliza's one of our go to places.

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  7. Pachus

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Brought an out-of-towner who'd otherwise never even had heard of the place. He was suitably impressed. Everything was fabulous. Well, maybe the music playing in the dining room was just a tad too loud, but it was a great playlist!

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  8. GregW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our server was fairly pleasant, but was not very attentive. We had to request refills of water and tea several times. Our food was only average. The fried seafood platter was very bland by South Louisiana standards and at $36 somewhat overpriced. The catfish fillets were way too thick and didn't taste that fresh. The best item we had was the pimento cheese appetizer. Overall a rather disappointing experience.

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  9. JoeS

    Baton Rouge

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Chef Russell, Sally, and their whole crew made for a delightful evening with friends. Fried green tomatoes with shrimp, catfish strips, crab cakes, squid ink pasta with shrimp & paneed baby drum with shrimp, ALL delightful! We were much too sated even to think about dessert. They even cocktailed their berry mocktail to make for a special drink for us!!! If for some reason Eliza is not yet a regular dining spot for you, you ought to make it so!

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  10. DougW

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, including interesting new item, and wonderful service.

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  11. KT88

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the Julia Child Birthday Dinner. The food was outstanding. The wine pairings were very nice, particularly given the price ($25 for three wines). And, as usual, the service was excellent. I eat hear fairly regularly, and Eliza's always delivers a quality experience.

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  12. MegM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed the Julia Child Birthday celebration menu. Each course was so well-prepared and presented. The wine pairings were well- suited to each course. We will definitely go back to try other menu items. Un grand merci!!!

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  13. Buddy

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Arugula with watermelon and shrimp salad was attractive and tasty but arugula was difficult to eat with all the stems. Taking time to chop them off would be advisable. Also crackers or bread should come with salads. We like Eliza and the food is innovative and well presented.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and great service. Enjoyed our evening.

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  15. DandJ

    New Orleans

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really appreciated and enjoyed the Julia Child inspired dinner.

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  16. BRChip

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of Baton Rouge’s best restaurants. New Orleans-style food and excellent cocktail program.

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  17. TomL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My wife and I really enjoyed the 3 course Julia Childs Birthday dinner. The courses were well timed and we had an excellent server. We hope to enjoy future special dinners where the themes feature special menus.

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  18. Pretty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited with my mom for the Julia Child Birthday event. We had a great time the food, drinks, and atmosphere were 10/10. I will definitely be returning.

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  19. Dustin

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the special Julia Child dinner. Everything was perfect and our server, Darby, prepared wonderful Spanish coffee to accompany the dessert. Highly recommend this event!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    my husband and I came here for our anniversary! I got the paneed fish, I wish I had a little bit more salt, but overall it was quite tasty. Dessert was delicious, a fruit, crisp… Yum. Do yourself a favor and get the spicy margarita!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing! Our waiter Riley was the best!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Riley J. Was our waiter; he was great! Very attentive!

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  23. JBrew

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    It was incredibly warm inside the restaurant, but food was good.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting BR from Houston and we’re excited to find a restaurant that listed gluten-free options on their menu. The cocktails were outstanding and the appetizers and entrees were fantastic! The fried catfish, pimento cheese balls and crab cakes were my favorites!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server was awesome and such a big help in choosing wine! Food was delicious and the whole place was welcoming!

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  26. RayB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    May have been what I ordered, but the eggplant of the Napoleon wasn't cooked through, the tomatoes were not ripe or flavorful and the dish just didn't work. The Crispy shrimp with black pasta was lacking in flavor/sauce and five shrimp seemed a small number for an entree serving. I've had better meals there in the past. Wife's fish dish was good.

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  27. LewisR

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The tuna salad I ordered for an entree had maybe 2oz of tuna at $25 it was a rip off. The tuna was good but the salad itself was bag at best.

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  28. AndreaV

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. The cocktails are great, the food is delicious and the service is consistently great.

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  29. KT88

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eliza's is always a good experience. The dining space has a pleasant calm about it. Everybody is enjoying themselves and there is lots of chatter, but it never gets loud, maybe due to the high ceiling. Food and service is always excellent. It has become my go to spot for a bit more upscale lunch.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy cooking eat here. Very accommodating to gluten free food items. Always pleasant service

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  31. oscar

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Riley was top notch! We started with a excellent whipped goat cheese appetizer, then the shrimp and grits was equally delicious and then finished off with one of the best lemon ice box pies we have had. Highly recommended

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  32. BentonF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The service was good, but the food was bland and overpriced. I don't think we will be back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly service. Knew the menu and made good recommendations. Good wine list. We would return.

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  34. DonnaF

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first opportunity to celebrate Bastielle Day w Eliza. Had Ile Flottante at Bistro Paul Bert in Paris last month. Happy to revisit this yumminess in BR!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love Eliza! Had a lovely dinner catching up with co-workers!

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  36. jjb123

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love Eliza and visit often to try the new menu options as well as some old favorites. The crab cakes were delicious! We enjoy the fried green tomatoes with shrimp.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The atmosphere at this little restaurant is great. The food, however, was not as excellent on this second visit. We were disappointed with the crawfish dip appetizer. It was like a soup. The entrees were good but not exceptional for the price.

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  38. VivianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Elizas, since they first opened and we love the place. The staff has always been outstanding, and the restaurant has a New Orleans ambience. The food is delicious and they do change some items throughout the year, and test new dishes. We love going there and we recommend it to others as a cozy, comfortable and enjoyable restaurant. The owners are pretty cool too.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular- tasty, unique and locally sourced. We liked the small cozy feel of the restaurant and the lighting is perfect too. The only negative was the room temperature and I don’t believe that is the fault of the restaurant. The owners of the building should consider upgrading the air conditioning for the tenant. It was quite warm inside on a hot summer evening.

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  40. AJoseph

    Baton Rouge

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My date really enjoyed the Andouille sausage and alligator boudin appetizer as well as the crab cakes. The steak was juicy and cooked to temp gorgeously, but was a little lacking in flavor (maybe not well salted before) The salsa verde could’ve been a little brighter in flavor. The table service was great!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

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

Eliza is rated 4.7 stars by 373 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Eliza

7970 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1387

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Southern, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    CHEF RUSSELL DAVIS
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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