Are these upcoming eateries on your radar?
With the culinary scene growing here in Baton Rouge, we've rounded up the top 10 eateries we're excited to open this year!
Cane & Fig Artisan Bakery
Kalurah Street Grill’s pastry chef Kaila Kay and Chef Kelley McCann are branching into sweeter territory this year. The new retail and wholesale bakery is slated to open this spring in the former Jiffy Lube on Perkins Road near College Drive.
This new Creole restaurant aims to hit downtown Baton Rouge sometime this year. Cecilia will be brought to you by the same team behind the Bengal Tap Room and will also feature an upstairs events space in the adjacent building to the Bengal, formerly Restaurant IPO and upstairs bar The Office.
La Salle’s Crawfish and Lobster Roll
A favorite Northern dish is heading to Baton Rouge with a twist. La Salle’s Crawfish and Lobster Roll will be opening this spring in the Acadian-Perkins Plaza next to The Salad Shop. They will sell lobster rolls, which consist of a mayonnaise-based lobster salad served on a soft bun, as well as crawfish and shrimp rolls, along with seafood salads, lobster bisque and crawfish bisque.
After opening restaurants in Gonzales, Monroe, Lake Charles and Central, Baton Rouge will finally get a Romacelli this summer. The Italian restaurant will have gourmet pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, a large wine selection and more. Romacelli will be located near the corner of Airline Hwy. and Barringer Foreman Rd. and will include a patio area.
A new Asian restaurant is heading to Mid City thanks to Chef Ryan Andre and Chase Lyons. The former City Pork chef’s new concept will be at 5050 Government St., near the intersection of South Foster Drive, in a building that was formerly home to a Rotolo’s Pizzeria. They are slated for an early summer opening. The restaurant will also include a patio bar and a menu spanning all types of Asian cuisine.