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Just off the casino floor, there are four places to eat inside L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge that provide a good cross-section of the region’s food.
The Bon Temps Buffet seats 366 and the enormous spread changes daily. Themes include Crab Night, Prime Rib & Shrimp Night, Seafood Extravaganza, and Cochon de Lait (pig roast). Prices range from $12.99 for breakfast to $29.99 for dinner. The buffet is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. except for Fridays and Saturdays, when it remains open until 11 p.m. Private dining is also available. You must be 21 or older to enter.
At Stadium Sports Bar & Grill, you can eat a burger and fries while you watch the game in a casual atmosphere on one of 50 flat-screen TVs. Local heroes such as LSU football coach Les Miles and Shaquille O’Neal have stopped by to sign their pictures at the entrance. Special pairing dinners include the likes of Cathead Vodka cocktails with a five-course dinner for $50 (including tax and tip). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations. Stadium Sports Bar & Grill’s hours are from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday (with the bar staying open till 11 p.m.) and from 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday (with the bar staying open till 2 a.m.). Should you be in the mood for food after-hours, check out Sidelines at Stadium. This bar located on the casino floor serves a limited menu from the kitchen from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. every day of the week.
At 18 Steak, which serves only dinner, enjoy a charcuterie board of local sausage and marinated vegetables before your prime cut of beef arrives. Chef Troy Deano trained with chef John Besh, owner of the New Orleans restaurants August and Lüke, and takes great pride in the meats, fruits and vegetables he buys from local producers.
Reservations are recommended. You can book your table through OpenTable.com, or by calling the 18 Steak hostess at 225-224-4132. Have a large party? Reserve the private dining room at 18 Steak for a specialty night that pairs wines by the glass with pre-selected tapas. The restaurant also brings in renowned vintners and distillers to speak at dinners that pair their wines and or cocktails with five-course prix fixe dinners. Visit 18 Steak’s website for upcoming dinners at https://www.lbatonrouge.com/dining/18-steak/.
Dine at 18 Steak from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant’s bar hours are the same except for Friday and Saturday nights when the bar stays open till 1 a.m.
PJ’s Café features New Orleans’ famous fresh roasted coffee alongside sandwiches and pastries made by the L’Auberge’s award-winning pastry chef. PJ’s is open 24 hours for a quick bite.