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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Baton Rouge / Lafayette? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cafe Sydnie Mae restaurant
4.9
4.9 (742)
$30 and under
Steak
Breaux Bridge
About the restaurant
Cafe Sydnie Mae is your destination for great food, drinks and entertainment. Follow us on Facebook for events as well as food and drink specials. Cafe Sydnie Mae, proudly supporting our beautiful community.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Lovely dinner celebrating a birthday. We will be back. 😊
A photo of Don's Seafood - Lafayette restaurant
4.8
4.8 (326)
$30 and under
Seafood
Lafayette
About the restaurant
The truth is, you don't become a Louisiana favorite just by putting the word "authentic" on your sign. When you've served Cajun meals as long as we have, you learn the difference between real food and a bland imitation, and our guests know it too. Grilled, fried or on ice-there's time cooked into every dish and time spent on every home cooked recipe, so that every aroma, every bite, every sip and every gathering is memorable. We've spent more than 80 years creating a recipe for something much greater than a place for a lunch break or night out. It's a place to share (or keep the whole plate to yourself), a place where you always have a seat ready at the table and a place where you're always part of the family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
They have the best grilled fish and green beans. My husband loved his crawfish dinner.
A photo of Superior Grill - Highland restaurant
4.8
4.8 (282)
$30 and under
Mexican
Baton Rouge
About the restaurant
In 1983, the original Superior Grill opened in Shreveport. Since then, Superior Grill has become famous for mouth-watering fajitas and frozen margaritas!

Come explore our newest location: Superior Grill Highland!

Enjoy some fabulous Mexican fare in our exquisite dining space on Highland Road or choose to sit on our spacious climate-controlled patio while sipping on a refreshing margarita or ice-cold beer! We'll see you soon!

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CHebert
Dined on May 8, 2024
Food was good; entertainment was outstanding. I think Cam Pyle, guitarist / entertainer was outstanding. He need to be a regular there.
A photo of Vestal Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (632)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Vestal, a live fire restaurant concept in the heart of downtown Lafayette. We provide a dining experience with a focus in providing excellent customer service, while creating a welcoming upbeat environment for people to gather and enjoy thoughtful, delicious food and beverage. At Vestal, we honor both tradition and innovation. We believe that food taste better when sourced from local vendors and artisans, is prepared by hand in house, and cooked over hot hard wood coals. We better serve our community by sourcing responsibly and implementing sustainable practices. Our bar program is built around flavor with little regard paid to name and branding of the spirit used. Please visit our website at www.vestalrestaurant.com for more details and to further explore our offerings and policies.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great place to celebrate an anniversary! Ambience was fantastic. Drinks and appetizers were awesome. Entrees, sides and service were outstanding! Dessert was decadent! Memorable event!❤️
A photo of Superior Grill BR MidCity restaurant
4.8
4.8 (197)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Baton Rouge
About the restaurant
Consistently rated as one of Louisiana’s best Mexican restaurants since 1983, Superior Grill is a landmark in fine quality foods with a festive Mexican atmosphere. We’re famous for our fajitas and margaritas. Our margaritas are made with freshly squeezed lime juice, and our food is made fresh, from scratch everyday. For added flavor, all of our meats are prepared over a mesquite grill. We’re open daily at 11 am and 9am for brunch Saturdays and Sundays. Join us for happy hour everyday from 4:30 to 6:30 for great drink specials!! Live music is Thur-Sat 6:30-10pm and 10:30am – 2pm Sun during brunch.

*Note: Because of Covid, times and/or features may be impacted. Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Top review
mudqueenvip
Dined 6 days ago
We were visiting on a very busy Saturday night. The service was excellent and the food came as great as always.
A photo of Tio Javi's Fresh-Mex Bar & Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (298)
$30 and under
Mexican
Baton Rouge
About the restaurant
Tio Javi's combines traditional recipes of Mexico with the contemporary fresh-Mex flavors to serve a bold and adventurous menu that always satisfies.
Top review
Mark
Dined 7 days ago
Great job. We went at a very busy time for the restaurant and everything moved along very well.
A photo of Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at Renaissance Baton Rouge restaurant
4.2
4.2 (184)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Baton Rouge
About the restaurant
Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar is a casual upscale restaurant, which shares its name with the small Louisiana town of Tallulah, serving notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana, while featuring house-crafted menu items that interpret local flavors in fresh and unique ways. Tallulah serves breakfast and dinner and includes an outstanding wine bar nestled in an intimate setting that offers guests an extensive selection of fine wines by the glass.
Wine lovers can enjoy sampling Tallulah's extensive selection of fine wines with their dinner, in a cozy setting filled with intimate seating areas or at the bar where butter-soft leather bar stools beckon guests to sit, sip and stay awhile. The restaurant also features an outdoor terrace ideal for entertaining.

Top review
Carolvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
Server and service were very good. I have a hard time being overly enthusiastic about a buffet, but the soup, the crepes, and the omelet were all great. I passed on the Eggs Benedict because they were premade and in a warming dish. Desserts were simple, but they were tasty. No special attention because it was Mother's Day which was a bit disappointing. Value was the best of its kind in town.
A photo of Landry's Seafood House - Lake Charles restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1558)
$30 and under
Seafood
Lake Charles
About the restaurant
The true flavor of Gulf Coast tradition is all about family, warmth, and exceptional seafood. Landry’s Seafood strives to bring all of those things together in each and every location, providing a fun-filled dining experience that will make you want to drop your anchor and never leave.

So sit back, relax and take part in the Landry's Seafood experience. You'll do enough tasting, laughing, and living for an entire lifetime.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Concert was cancelled so we wanted to relax and have a nice unrushed visit. Matt was perfectly attentive and made our time there enjoyable and pleasant. Landry’s is consistently wonderful each time I go! See ya’ll again soon 😃👍
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Lafayette restaurant
4.1
4.1 (90)
$30 and under
American
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It’s very very loud inside. The dining and gamining area is one big open area. The games the kids loved and had tons of options to choose from.
A photo of Passé restaurant
4.0
4 (13)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Baton Rouge
About the restaurant
A newcomer on Baton Rouge’s downtown dining scene, Passé borrows from the region’s rich Cajun and Creole culinary traditions to create fresh–yet reassuringly familiar–dishes that are perfect for all-day dining. Coming Soon!
Top review
NikD
Dined on Apr 20, 2024
Food was burnt. Waitress never came back until time to take the check, then she came multiple times
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