The King Bar and Bistro is the onsite dining venue at Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge, a boutique hotel located downtown in Louisiana’s capitol city. The restaurant is located just off the lobby of Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge and also has street access on Lafayette Street. I spent a wonderful evening with a few friends and bloggers to sample a number of signature dishes at this local downtown restaurant.
The Regular Menu
We were treated to a multi-course dinner paired with local inspired cocktails and beer. The regular menu at King Bar and Bistro consists of local favorites and traditional fare with a neighborhood twist. All items on the menu are decently priced, making this a good choice for daily lunch visitors that work in the area. Breakfast is also served here from 6AM – 10:30AM.
Our Dinner Menu
Groups and private diners can arrange for special menus. Here’s what we enjoyed:
Prelude – We began the meal with a signature cocktail, the Teddy Bear Margarita. It’s named this because it’s so good it hugs you.
Beginning – Capital City Seafood Gumbo accompanied with Abita Amber. It’s a traditional seafood gumbo served over rice with a side of creole potato salad. Typical Louisiana comfort food that’s been served for generations.
Fresh – Ponchatoula Strawberry Salad accompanied with a French 75. This was a crispy salad of greens tossed with Louisiana strawberries and candied pecans with a sweet vinaigrette.
Main Event – Tin Roof Beer BBQ Shrimp accompanied with Tin Roof Ale. Juicy Gulf shrimp were BBQed in Tin Roof beer and served on a bed of Gouda grits.
Finale – Bourbon Pecan Pie with River Road Dark Roast accented with a New Orleans Praline liqueur.
Dinner was delicious and it was even better because I had a night off from (ahem) cooking for the family. I first met GM Francis Grayson a few years ago at a Mardi Gras ball. It was a pleasure to see him again and meet the rest of the staff at Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge. I felt like a celebrity being treated to such a special meal and enjoyed cocktails with friends afterwards.