Galatoire’s Bistro NOW OPEN!!

Posted on January 19, 2013


The much-awaited  Galatoire’s Bistro in Baton Rouge opened Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, and owners and guests alike mingled, enjoying the night’s wine and appetizers.

The 7,500-square-foot building will include a 1,500-square-foot courtyard for outdoor dining.

Galatoire's Bistro Perkins Road at Acadian Thruway

Galatoire’s Bistro
Perkins Road at Acadian Thruway

The site is being redeveloped by Commerical Properties for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

“This is a Louisiana tradition. We’re grateful to be here in Baton Rouge,” said owner Melvin Rodrigue during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Galatoire’s Bistro on Perkins Road is the second Baton Rouge location to open, though the first closed in 2011.

“The new ownership group thought this would be a better location,” Rodrigue said.

The New Orleans tradition returns to Baton Rouge, moving to a more central location and closer to the business district and LSU university.  Galatoire’s Bistro will serve dinner nightly at 5:30 p.m. with the bar opening at 3:30 p.m. Daily lunch and weekend brunch service will begin Friday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. Galatoire’s Bistro is accepting reservations for lunch and dinner now. For more information, visit