Ye Olde College Inn Steak & Bank Bar @ RocknBowl®

4.4
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
OpenTable #1 booked neighborhood restaurant in New Orleans now serving Downtown Lafayette, steaks, award winning dishes, classic twists and heartwarming hospitality in a fun atmosphere. College Inn origins began in 1933, end of prohibition, the Rufin family exited bootlegging to have a go at the restaurant n bar business in Uptown New Orleans. 70 years later on Tuesday February 5, 2003, the Blancher family acquired College Inn. Appreciation for New Orleans icons sparked the interest of the Blanchers, who were already operating their own New Orleans landmark, the RocknBowl®. The Blanchers were just 2 years into their tenure at College Inn when Hurricane Katrina hit and sent them to Lafayette, to ride out the storm. Years after a miraculous and blessed comeback, that Katrina evacuation led them back to Downtown Lafayette for the expansion of RocknBowl® and College Inn to the city the Blanchers love! So join Chef Matthew Gill and the Blancher family as we create new memories for all.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MKClack
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service
Delicious food
Wonderful atmosphere
Fun night!!!

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Angie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great and the menu has quite a delicious assortment! We love dining here! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We went on a Sunday night. There was NOBODY there. Literally more staff than people. We split the steak and frites which I don’t recommend because it was a small portion. It was pretty good. We directly went to another restaurant after we left and enjoyed our meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and the food was great. We will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were extremely helpful and friendly!! Definitely will go back!

MP
MelissaP
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the servers were attentive. My only complaint was that the menu was kind of small and the price of the steak was a bit much

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vipLsu1
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. I would suggest they use white table cloths like they use in their New Orleans restaurant. Please add the hamburger steak to the menu. Love the wait staff. Complements to the chef!

JB
JBL9
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubs and I both got steak and frites. Perfectly cooked medium rare. Atmosphere was lively but not too loud to hinder conversation. Would definitely return.

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Susan
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the friendly staff, food was delicious.

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vipMc8149
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We really enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

DL
DeeLish
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and frites entree is consistently phenomenal!

JT
JaneTC
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service. Was very relaxing. Can’t wait to go on the 19th have reservations again!! See you there ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Nick’s service was on spot. Duck was very very good. Icing on the cake was that our bar bill was comped since it was Valentines Day!

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine’s celebration here. We were impressed with the bar drinks. The menu has good variety and the ambience here is unique and cozy at the same time.

PM
PhilM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved night at Ye Old College Inn. Look forward to an expanded menu.

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Eric
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! I had the fresh catch of the day, redfish, and the portion was huge as well as delicious. Loved the ambience - very cool atmosphere. Feel like I definitely want to come back and hang out at the bar. This place feels like New Orleans but with a small t own vibe.

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vipMc8149
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant and bar. They were not very busy so they only had one server that was assisted by the hostess. While she was working super hard, the service was a little slow. More people need to know about this special place. We will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

LM
LoriM
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise! I was expecting bar type food, but it was amazing cuisine! The summer squash dish was off the charts and the fried okra amazing. My husband had chicken cordon Bleu that was killer. We will definitely be back! Staff was super attentive and the chef was a gem.

MS
MelanieS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was excellent. Food was outstanding . A great night out.

GS
GuyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time eating here. Once again the service, ambiance and food were all top notch. The staff go out of their way to ensure you have an excellent experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a cool place, great vibe. It’s perfect when your going watch a band at the bowling lanes. Food is excellent.

JB
JBoudreaux
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, electric atmosphere, delicious variety menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entertainment with The Good Dudes was awesome and so was the food. Fun night.

JB
JBAmommy
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The onion rings and the Beach trip drinks were pretty good. I would definitely eat and drink those again.

AJ
AndreanJim
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rock n Bowl. It’s a one stop venue, great food, great music and great cocktails!

LS
LoriS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent...my steak literally melted in my mouth.

GS
GuyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 24oz Ribeye was the best steak we ever had. All of the sides were prepared to perfection. The Oysters Blue are also something not to be missed. Just perfection all the way around.

SH
ShadonH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and we enjoyed our evening there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On walking in it turned out there was a band playing. What a surprise. We had a great time! The salads were really nice too.

FAQs

Ye Olde College Inn Steak & Bank Bar @ RocknBowl® offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 534-4888.

Ye Olde College Inn Steak & Bank Bar @ RocknBowl® is rated 4.4 stars by 31 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.