Comfort Suites University
3045 Valley Creek Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 923-3377
Fax: (225) 924-7044
A Baton Rouge favorite since 1975, this Italian restaurant serves up delicious home cooking. The southern Italian specialties are recipes from, 'mama Marino' herself, handed down through the generations. With an emphasis on seafood and steaks, the menu is comprised of mouth-watering dishes. Beloved by families and couples alike, its easy to see how this establishment has won over the hearts of many, from the Italian comfort food to the cozy atmosphere complete with candle light and a fireplace. Save room for dessert, their spumone and homemade cheesecake is raved about!
Known for its fine Creole cuisine, Mansurs On the Boulevard offers a full service menu with several specialties that will make you return for more. The high-end decor and soft piano music in the background exude a classy charm that sets the tone for the evening. Discover dish by dish the unique flavors of the recipes,as you indulge in the cedar roasted red fish, duck mansur and eggplant with crab meat. Charbroiled oysters are the main catch here with diners addicted to its melt in the mouth feel. Great for romantic meals, the restaurant also accepts private event orders.
Serving as a bar and restaurant, this Baton Rouge establishment has one of the largest whiskey selections in all of Louisiana. With 136 beers on draft, the hops selection isn't too shabby either. The Pelican House Tap Room and Whiskey Bar features a spacious interior and also has an enclosed patio. The tap room and lounge area are perfect for grabbing a drink after work and the dining room offers patrons a small, yet well-crafted upscale menu of pub and American cuisine. Live music can be heard on the weekends and the latest game is always on one of the many televisions.
Outback Steakhouse is a chain of friendly and upbeat chophouses around the United States. It has an easy-going air, and has adopted an Australian theme for its decor. The outlet at Baton Rouge is popular among locals and tourists for its juicy steaks and appetizers that quell the appetite. Start with the Bloomin' Onions, a much-ordered starter made of fried onions served with bloom dip. Proceed to the Baby-back Ribs and the heart-shaped grilled chicken. The Filet and Lobster Tail and the Gold Mahi are seafood specialties. The restaurant also offers a selection of cuts that have lesser calories, aimed at the health-conscious.
A Baton Rouge institution since the late 1980s, TJ Ribs was a groundbreaking addition to the city's culinary scene at its opening. This restaurant features succulent baby back ribs, while most barbecues in the area offer the tougher spare rib cuts. These ribs drew in a deluge of students from nearby Lousiana State University. The full rack of baby back ribs, slow cooked over 24 hours after a treatment of dry rubs and marinades, is the ultimate draw here. A full menu of chicken, beef, seafood, sandwiches and salad options are available for those not wanting to get their hands dirty. Try out the barbecue platter for the widest selection of everything TJ Ribs does right.
City Pork is a deli that's doing things differently. Everything sold in this little eatery is made from scratch, in-house; from their house-smoke pork shoulder to their pickles and condiments. Their handcrafted approach results in a season-driven menu that showcases their star ingredient: pork. Try the Cubano: pork shoulder, honey ham, house pickles, dijon and swiss on poboy bread.
Rama has consistently wowed locals with some of the best Thai food in town. The little restaurant puts its heart and soul into its traditional dishes and emerges a winner. The popularity of the restaurant means that it is always lively with loyal customers. Try the excellent dishes like Pad Thai and Pad See Ew and a drink like the Thai Iced Tea.
For exotic steaks and seafoods, head straight to the award winning Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. They have it all, an elegant ambiance serving delicious food perfect for fine dining. The service too is warm and professional. Some of the dishes you may want to try here are the salads, prime rib eye, prime filet, mac and cheese and lots more. The wine and cocktails menu is extensive, so complement your meals with a great drink. They also offer their space for private dining, celebrations and parties. For more information, call ahead.
Zea Rotisserie & Grill is a great place to dine and is much appreciated. The ambiance is casual, cool and trendy. Some of the interesting items you can try here are Asian almond shrimp, duck empanadas, Mediterranean hummus, salads, and much more. They offer a full bar to choose your drinks from that would go with most of your dishes. The kids menu is entertaining as well. The staff is friendly and the portions served are large. For more information on private dining, gatherings and catering services, call ahead.
If you are craving for some authentic Mexican cuisine, La Carreta is the place to be at. Their ambiance is casual and fun. They have a pleasant outdoor seating as well. Some of the dishes you may want to try here are the tacos, bean and cheese enchiladas, chicken tamale, chicken flauta, and much more. The desserts are a must try! They also have an extensive bar to offer. For private parties and gatherings, they offer their space and catering services too. Call ahead for more details.
Translating to “beautiful sun” in French, the country's influences are very evident at Beausoleil. Chef Nathan Gresham has created the contemporary menu that blends French country cooking and Louisianan cuisine. Indulge in tapas-style small plates of eggplant crisps, boudin balls and seared foie gras. Complement your meal with delicious cocktails in an inviting ambiance that conveys a laid-back, at-home vibe.
Times Grill is a great addition to Baton Rouge's burger scene. Since opening in 1994, the franchise has maintained its commitment to quality and boasts outlets across Louisiana. The laid-back space on Essen Lane sees plenty office-goers, and those visiting the city on business stop over for a quick bite. Choose from daily specials offering an array of classic renditions with the patty cooked to your preference. Pepper Jacked Up Burger is a popular favorite, served with sweet potato fries and delicious shakes.