Restaurant 1796

4.7
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452 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Centered around a wood fired hearth, Restaurant 1796 prides its self on locally sourced ingredients finished over the fire!
What 452 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessicaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. I will be returning!

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Jennyhuck
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Restaurant 1796. We were visiting from Mississippi, celebrating my mother-in-law’s birthday. We made a reservation a few months prior and were seated immediately. Our crab and artichoke dip was amazing and everything we ordered was delicious. Three of us got the filet and it was one of the best I’ve tried! Our waiter, Cody, was so fun and cheerful and made the experience even better! We tried the white chocolate bread pudding and it was just so good! Restaurant 1796 was by far the best restaurant we tried in St. Francisville and I can’t wait to go back one day!

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angelap
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely delicious! The food and service was beyond my expectations! Will drive back from NOLA to eat there!!

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StaceyH
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints, and frequently surprises us with exciting new seasonal menu items. We started with a drink on the beautiful patio, and when we moved into the dining room for dinner we loved the flavors of each course. I don't think you'll find fresher farm to table food in the area. I highly recommend venturing out to this special place.

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haleigh
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loooooooooooooooooooved everything. Will be back.

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KeliG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! Food was spectacular & service was great

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vipVaughn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience, food and drinks were all wonderful, and the setting is of course a whole wonder in its own right, but the real experience is made extra special by the staff running the restaurant-- every single person who was part of our experience was delightful and we had a great time because of them.

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SEANW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it very much !! Steak was great. Service was fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious. Wait time took a while and our server wasnt very friendly. Music was kind of loud but they eventually turned it down. It is a beautiful place and the food is outstanding.

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Eddy
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautifully designed lawns and outdoors. Fast service and good quality.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences for myself and my sister on our trip to Saint Francisville.

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CajunMom
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting and flavorful. Not ordinary southern food. Making the core southern cuisine over the top. Makes me proud of my Louisiana culture. Not a tourist trap.

Great cozy atmosphere. Just fancy enough to feel special but not out of place if your dressed casual.

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BrookeJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overpriced. Portion size was laughable. Nothing spectacular about the taste or size of the meal that would justify paying the outrageous price. Waitress was nice. Atmosphere was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Bar service was great and cocktails/food were delicious. Would recommend!!

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Laural
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband absolutely loved his steak. Just drooled the entire time. And the crab spinach and artichoke dip was nothing short of heavenly. Our waiter forgot a side dish so comped a bread pudding for dessert. OMG - if you eat nothing else there, you must try that. It was unbelievable. And the mint chocolate chip ice cream was made with real mint leaves. The entire meal was absolutely wonderful.

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome food. Prices are high but worth it. Interior design well laid out.

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vipHetherS
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group went here after a tour at the Myrtles. It's beautifully done, and the food is excellent. Cocktails & wine choices are excellent as well. I had made the reservation for my birthday. Unfortunately, nothing was said about my BD, but that's ok. Service was great. It's not inexpensive, but it is a nice place to go in St. Francisville. I'll be back.

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YadiraCO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service couldn’t be better. Great ambiance, great food, great time! Definitely worth the drive and a phenomenal way to wrap up a day of hiking.

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Craig
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 1st Wedding Anniversary at 1796 and we were not disappointed. We chose to sit at the bar at the hearth and it was such a cool experience. We enjoyed talking with the sous chef Jonathan and almost feeling like we were part of the process. The experience at 1796 is so unique to the Baton Rouge area and although it's about an hour away from our home, it is more than worth the drive. The food was sooo good and we're looking forward to future weekend "staycations" very soon!

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vipSallyC
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The filet was outstanding and cooked to perfection. More than a tablespoon of potatoes would be nice!

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Hutch
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great experience: service, food and atmosphere. Virginia was our server, and she was very knowledgeable about the menu and it's options. We thoroughly appreciate farm-to-table style restaurants as well as historical buildings with their personality and charm...not to mention possible visits from original residents.

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and drinks
I will be returning in the future

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Only thing I would change is the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good people, good atmosphere. Very enjoyable experience.

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LukeS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table or the bar is great. Excellent atmosphere everywhere.

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HeatherC
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time eating here and we absolutely love it. The waiter and waitress are always so friendly and give us laughs. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Service was outstanding!

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BryanS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you aren’t eating here you’re missing out! My wife and I ate here the other night 09/16/2020 while staying at the Myrtles. I can’t begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our meal.
Our appetizer was scrumptious. My wife said the shrimp and grits was hands down the best she had ever eaten. My steak was grilled to perfection. The drinks were out of this world.
The atmosphere was Clean and inviting. You could smell the wood smoke from the cooking. With COVID-19 going on everyone was socially distanced properly, so there were no concerns there.
The service was second to none. Our waitress was very attentive and we wanted for nothing. They were quite busy but the staff utilized a lot of teamwork to ensure that everything was perfect for their guests.
Definitely try this place. They have a very talented chef with a great staff who value attention to detail. Make no mistake, my wife and I will make it a point to eat here every time we are in St Francisville.

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MalV
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I GREATLY enjoyed our Sunday brunch! The food was delicious and the bottomless mimosa's were a great touch. We had young children at our table and our waitress was so attentive to them, which was extremely thoughtful and made our brunch easy!

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MichelleC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cool atmosphere!! Love Kev the bartender!! Drinks were delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was slow

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EstyD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The whole experience was great! Will definitely go back!

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and cocktails were superb, and very well worth their prices. Our waiter was not very attentive, and was slow to respond. I cannot wait to go back and try more of their dishes, but it will be difficult not to order the fabulous Shrimp and Grits again.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Brunch! Bottomless Mimosas, unique menu, great service, beautiful atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance in this restaurant is conducive to an exquisite experience! The atmosphere is both rustic and elegant. Cody our server was very knowledgeable regarding drinks and the menu. He was efficient and friendly. The food was truly remarkable!

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TonyaP
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was excellent. Very nice place with great service,

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AC86
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant 1796 is a favorite of ours. We go several times a month but this time we celebrated by birthday. I loved getting my favorite dessert. Everything was delicious as always.

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been beautifully renovated and the food was fantastic. Appetizers to desserts, we were not disappointed!

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AnsleyF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere, staff, and food was all great! They put us in a little side room with gorgeous windows and a view of the courtyard. Highly recommend!

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MaggieT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pina colada French toast was amazing! The quiche dish was divine. Will definitely be back.

FAQs

Restaurant 1796 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 784-4096.

Restaurant 1796 is rated 4.7 stars by 452 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.