18 Steak

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The atmosphere at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge’s 18 Steak is upscale and trendy yet relaxed, and the crowd is as varied as its menu. As Baton Rouge is the state capitol, a petrochemical industry hub, and home to Louisiana State University, you may find yourself seated among legislators, Exxon executives, and LSU professors or top brass. And Louisiana’s generous tax credits have made the state a haven for filmmakers, so on any given night the casino clientele might include an A-list movie star or two taking a break from the set at nearby Celtic Media Centre where actors including Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have filmed in recent years. Glamour, ivory tower, and corporate America aside, you may also rub shoulders with families taking grandma and grandpa out for a special anniversary weekend at 18 Steak.
Our Inspector's Highlights
o You might assume a restaurant of this caliber would be uptight and stuffy, but like most of the people in Louisiana, it’s decidedly relaxed — the waitstaff is all smiles and very friendly.

o Savor a delicious meal while the sounds of New Orleans funk and jazz softly pipe in to surround you in the restaurant’s dimly lit romantic setting.

o The picturesque scene provided by the Mississippi River as it meanders by outside the windows also provides an enchanted evening at 18 Steak.
Things to Know
o L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge’s 18 Steak serves dinner only, seven days per week. Monday through Thursday the restaurant and bar are open from 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, the restaurant is open 5-11 p.m., with the bar remaining open another two hours until 1 a.m.; and on Sunday, the restaurant and bar are open from 5-9 p.m.

o While the restaurant is open year-round, it is quieter during the week and bustling on Friday and Saturday nights.

o For large parties, make your reservations well in advance, especially during LSU Football season. It’s possible to get a table without a reservation during the week, but why risk it?

o While the clientele does dress nicely and gentlemen wearing jackets and ties abound, the dress code at 18 Steak in L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is simply this: no shorts and no T-shirts (although on LSU game days, the staff may turn a blind eye).
The Food
o 18 Steak pays homage to the 18th state of the union with Louisiana specialties such as alligator sausage and savory beignets with apple chutney and house-churned butter alongside its wood grilled prime cuts of beef.

o Enjoy a charcuterie board of merguez and alligator sausage, hog head cheese and marinated haricot verts, chanterelles and watermelon turnips before your prime cut of beef or Gulf seafood arrives.

o Try the free range Chappapeela Farms’ pork belly appetizer and the untraditional but delicious creamy onion soup, served in a unique bowl quite befitting for the dish — a half of raw onion.

o Specialty dinners revolve around wines or spirits paired with complementary foods such as the recent Wild Turkey Master Distiller’s Dinner, hosted by Wild Turkey owner Jimmy Russell who flew in for the event where attendees were given the inside scoop on the bourbon cocktails served and a bit of Wild Turkey history, too.
Getting There
777 L’Auberge Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820