Food & Culture

Baton Rouge is a great place to explore the eclectic culture of this amazing state. Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history, much of which can be tasted in our delectable food, seen in our distinct architecture and learned through our unique culture.

Delicious Downtown Eats

Lunch & Dinner
100 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor (directly above the Manship Theatre)

Located atop the Shaw Center for the Arts, Tsunami's menu focuses on fresh seafood and diverse dishes all served overlooking the Mississippi River. The menu offers standard sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi and even some with a little enhancement. In addition to sushi, Tsunami offers mouth watering grilled fish and steaks.

Little Village

Lunch, Dinner
447 Third Street

This Baton Rouge institution is the delicious end result of a raid on an illegal gambling institution. The restaurant serves authentic Italian specialties, prime steaks and exquisite Louisiana seafood dishes lovingly prepared as directed by founders, Vince and Stephanie "Miss Fanny" Distefano, over a half century ago. Generations of Baton Rouge residents have grown up on this food, that, when combined with our intimate atmosphere of South Louisiana warmth and Old World charm, makes for a dining experience unlike any other in the Capital City.

Restaurant IPO

Lunch, Dinner & Late Night
421 Third Street

Restaurant IPO is a tapas restaurant that offers a variety of Southern food with a worldwide flair. Our Menu ranges from Salads, Soups and full plate Entrees all to be accented by one of our many Tapas dishes. We feature the style of multiple countries and cultures made fresh with Louisiana grown products.

Harrington’s Downtown Cafe

329 Florida Street

Inspired by the everyday family cooking that we all love, you’ll feel at home while savoring a great meal in our casual and relaxed dining room. Come experience our tasty cuisine, and our quick, friendly service. See what makes us one of the most popular restaurants downtown.

Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar

Lunch, Dinner & Late Night
315 North Boulevard

Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar provides a culinary feast that exceeds the highest standards of the most discerning oyster aficionados. Jolie Pearl features select oysters from renowned oyster beds throughout coastal United States and Canada, from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Gulf. Raw, charbroiled, roasted, and in shooters, our oysters will be served your favorite ways to provide each guest with the ultimate oyster experience.

Strands Cafe

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
226 Laurel Street

Delicious coffee, tea, pastries and lunch offerings in a lovely setting.