About 18 Steak

777 L'Auberge Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
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How do you honor Louisiana being named the 18th state of the U.S?

By serving up prime cuts of beef and perfectly paired wine, of course. Savor a juicy steak, cooked to perfection, in the elegant dining room at 18 Steak.


Or, visit the bar for a stiff pour of your favorite bourbon, scotch or whiskey, while admiring the burned scotch and whiskey barrels adorning the ceiling. Bar and lounge seats 31.



Restaurant accommodates 114;
Private dining room available;
Reservations recommended.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:

Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 11pm;
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

18 BAR:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 1am
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Nicholson Drive & Gardere Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(225) 224-4142

Website:
http://www.mylauberge.com/

Entertainment:
Weekend entertainment lineup at 18 BAR is listed at www.lbatonrouge.com monthly.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet and self parking are available at L'Auberge Baton Rouge.

Executive Chef:
Chef Jared Tees

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a contemporary private dining room with semi-private options and views of our kitchen and wine cellars. Contact our hostess at 225-224-4142 about complimentary transportation for parties up to 12 people. Pickup location limited to 10 miles radius. Transportation cancellations must be made within a 24 window subject to a fee. Blackout dates may apply.

Private Party Contact:
18 Steak Host: 2252244142x

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Promotions

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday May 8, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Details
Mother's Day Brunch Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 11am - 2pm. Cost is $49 per person. Featuring buffet style action and carving stations. Excludes Tax and Tip. Reservations Recommended. Special valid on Sunday May 8, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
18 STEAK Mother's Day Brunch - $49 per person (tax and grat not included)
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11am - 2pm
Featuring Buffet Style action and carving stations.
Graduation lunch pre-fixe menu offerings available

Friday May 13, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details
18 STEAK will be open on Friday, May 13 at 11am to celebrate graduation lunch and dinner. Enjoy a special graduation lunch pre-fixe menu or our regular menu offerings. Reservations recommended. Includes Tax and Tip. Special valid on Friday May 13, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $75.00

Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details
Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $75.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Hosted by Marc Mondavi, Third Generation Wine Maker Cocktails 6pm / Dinner 7pm. Special valid on Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

18 Steak Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.3

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4.6

noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Good as usual

Dined 5 days ago

We have been dining at 18 Steak since it opened and have yet to have a bad experience. This time I simply was not in the mood for a full dinner experience and ordered from the appetizers and side dishes and was not disappointed. There really are times when a steak or fish is simply more of one thing than you want. Turning the menu into a Tapas experience was a delight and I will definitely do it again. No, you do not save money from the entrees, you simply open you dining experience to combinations you would not normally experience.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience5
service5
value1

Food not worth the $$

Dined on April 24, 2016

Lobster spring rolls were inedible. Steaks were flavorful but not the caliber expected from a $40-60/steak restaurant. There are better options in the area. The ambiance was nice and service was exceptional though.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place for an Anniversary Dinner

Dined on April 22, 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary on Thursday. We have never been to the 18 Steak before tonight and it was a new adventure for both of us. We valet the car and walked straight into the place. They knew who were were and called us both by name when we arrived. The seating was facing the river and the service was outstanding. I am no expert when it comes to food but I have to say the dishes were ordered were extremely good. The wine selection was impressive for such a place so far away from the city and we both enoyed the evening. Our waiter presented the dessert to the table with a sparkle candle for our celebration which added even more enjoyment to the evening. However, it is not cheap! This was a very high level of dining but you pay for what you get. We can only afford this once a year!

Tags: romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Server Matt along with great wine and re ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Server Matt along with great wine and really good food made the occasion! Looking forward to our next visit to 18 Steak!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience5
service3
value1

I had to send my steak three times. Did ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

I had to send my steak three times. Did not enjoy my first experience. Please remove me from your email. I do not wish to recurve any further notices.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Another great dining experience

Dined on April 8, 2016

Another trip to 18Steak and another wonderful meal. The steaks, wine, and dessert selection are all top-notch. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion. It can be pricey so search their online menu to make sure it's in your price range for the night.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service5

It was a special occasion... My daughter ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

It was a special occasion... My daughters 21st birthday and we wanted to take her to the casino so we choose 18 Steak to eat. While the food wasn't bad.... There are other better restaurants in town with a better steak and more reasonable prices.

food5
ambience5
service5

Nice view of the Mississippi river. Goo ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Nice view of the Mississippi river. Good service, waiter was knowledgeable about the menu.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Celebrated 21st Anniversary at 18 Steak. ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Celebrated 21st Anniversary at 18 Steak. It was perfect. Made reservations early the same day in open table, noted it was our anniversary. A secluded spot was picked for us and the experience was great. The food was even better. The bone in filet was terrific. Recommended for sure!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Steaks

Dined on March 12, 2016

Simply wonderful. The steaks are cooked to perfection. And the 5 onion soup is fantastic. A unique twist on onion soup has you wishing for more. Service is always great - just enough contacts to ensure that everything is going well without being obtrusive.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

The staff is very accommodating and alwa ...

Dined on February 23, 2016

The staff is very accommodating and always eager the help. On several occasions I have made atypical request, e.g. take my hat, open my wine with this opener from home, etc. and have always been accommodated. The food is not your usual Louisiana fare; it's in the style of South Louisiana Cuisines but with a creative fare. For me, the best prepared steaks in town. We like to ask to be seated in Jeremy's area, he is a very good server and lots of fun!

food5
ambience4
service1
value1

Poor service

Dined on February 20, 2016

My wife and I went to 18 steak for a romantic outing. The ambiance was very inviting and very warm and cozy. We were given water however we waited for at least 15 minutes before the waitress came back to take our appetizer order. It took another twenty minutes before she came back to offer additional drinks or apologize for the slow service. I ultimately had to call her as she walked by to get a refill on water.

food5
ambience5
service4

Fillet was cooked perfect. Dessert was a ...

Dined on February 18, 2016

Fillet was cooked perfect. Dessert was awesome.

food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Decent food, poor service

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

We went to 18 steak on Valentine's Day because we decided to go out last minute and our favorite places were booked. Parking was a bit of an issue, and you have to walk through the casino to get to the restaurant, which we found off putting. Once we arrived, we were seated right away. The restaurant was about half full at that time. It was a while before we saw our waiter. When we did see him, we had to ask for a wine list, which was brought to us only after we got our salad. We ordered a wedge, and it was as expected. We had to ask for bread after our salad arrived, and it was cold. When our steak arrived, we had to ask for steak knives. The filet was cooked and seasoned well. The bearnaise sauce was a bit different than usual and seemed more like mayonnaise as it was white. We ordered a side of mashed potatoes, but we were served and charged for lobster mac and cheese that had relatively little flavor for such a high fat dish. When we told the waiter that the order was incorrect, he said he would bring out the mashed potatoes. They never showed up. We got the chocolate indulgence dessert, which was pretty good if predictable. The price was similar to Fleming's, Sullivan's, or Ruth's Chris, but the service and food were no comparison. Overall, the place isn't bad, but if you are going to do a high end steakhouse, then you have to compete with the others in town.

Tags: special occasion
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Very disappointed

Dined on February 15, 2016

I was extremely disappointed with the quality of food we received at 18 Steaks. we played it safe and ordered three steaks and all of them were prepared incorrectly. Medium well came out medium rare and well came out charred. Crab cakes were awful very fishy tasting with no flavor.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food3
ambience5
service2

The steaks are charred on the exterior. ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

The steaks are charred on the exterior. Some people love it, some people hate it. The seafood bisque us sweet. It also contains nuts (pecans). I didn't appreciate these things but another may. Ambiance is excellent; great views near the windows on the river.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great!

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food and great service!! My wives roses were waiting on the table just liked I'd hope!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4

Excellent food. Portions though we're u ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent food. Portions though we're up there so we ended up splitting a steak. Diner beware! Worth it though!

food1
ambience3
service2
value1

Disappointing

Dined on February 13, 2016

Food was mediocre and WAY overpriced. Service was ok but overall we were very dissatisfied.

Tags: scenic view
food3
ambience5
service4
value2

I was not impressed with my bone in file ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

I was not impressed with my bone in filet and lobster. Not on par with other prime steakhouses in Baton Rouge such as Ruth Chris or Flemings. Sorry, I wouldn't recommend to a friend. The view in gorgeous and the service was good.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Service / View

Dined on February 12, 2016

My wife and I had a great experience at 18 Steak this past weekend. Our waitress and the wait staff was first class, and very attentive to my wife's gluten free requirements. The view of the Mississippi River was awesome.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food1
ambience3
service5
value1

18steak

Dined on February 10, 2016

Waitress was awesome!! Food was bland, steak and even the potatoe had to be dipped in ketchup. I don't mind paying a little more for quality but this was a far cry from quality, but price was there!! Would not recommended or visit again!!

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best Steak in Baton Rouge

Dined on February 5, 2016

This restaurant has never disappointed. Be sure to get the BBQ shrimp as an appetizer and save the "sauce" to dip your steak in (don't feel weird - people do it all the time!) Their filets are great and I love them with their mega-sized baked potatoes. For dessert, don't miss the crème brulee! Enjoy!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our server Kyle was Great. The food was ...

Dined on January 30, 2016

Our server Kyle was Great. The food was good as usual, Todd the manager was attentive as usual

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Bring back the onion soup in an onion bowl

Dined on January 29, 2016

The 18 Steak Restaurant is a good value and can compete with any of the high end restaurants in BR. Little disappointed that the onion soup served in an onion was no longer on the menu. That is really a unique treat and I bragged on it to my daughter and her husband. We come here for special occasions and will be back. I have and will reccomend 18 Steak to friends and business associates.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

Waste of time and money!!

Dined on January 24, 2016

The only thing good I have to say about 18 Steak is the cocktails were worth the money, but that was about it!! It should not take a steak restaurant 45 minutes to cook a filet, utterly ridiculous!!! I will never go back.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

very nice but changed the menu

Dined on January 24, 2016

The menu online is not the same as the restaurant.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Never disappointed!!!

Dined on January 23, 2016

The only problem that I ever have when dining here is trying to decide what is better, the food or the service!!!! A++++

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service1

We was seated 40 mins late. Then we sat ...

Dined on January 22, 2016

We was seated 40 mins late. Then we sat for 30 min before a waiter came to the table. A couple items we ordered made it to the table when we was finished eating. There was a couple items on our ticket we didn't order. Arrived at 7 left at 9:50. This was because the service was so bad!! The good was very, too bad the service wasn't. We want be going back!!

food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Excellent

Dined on January 10, 2016

I made reservations for our anniversary online with a couple of special requests. Our experience started poorly with the hostess, she totally missed my request for a window seat which would've been excused had the restaurant not been empty. I had also arranged in advance for flowers to be delivered and notified the hostess in advance about it but when we got there, no one knew what I was talking about. It was all incredible from that point. The manager quickly caught the hostess missing my request and without me even saying a word about it, moved us to the best table in the house, we felt like royalty in an intimate, almost enclosed booth overlooking the river. The flowers showed up about halfway through the meal which I thought actually went over better than if they would have been there from the start. The food was amazing, from apps to dessert. My steak was cooked perfectly, the apps were the perfect portion size, even their pre-meal bread was to rave about. The service was top notch, about the best I've ever had in a restaurant in Baton Rouge. I look forward to returning and definitely recommend for that special night.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great

Dined on January 4, 2016

Excellent experience. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing food, great atmosphere

Dined on January 1, 2016

Staff was exceptional. This was our 4th or 5th visit and each time we are impressed. Of course the steaks are great but the oyster app was the star this time. I could have eaten that over and over as my meal. Compliments to the chef and staff.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great meal

Dined on December 31, 2015

18 Steak had a 5 course special with wine pairing for $175 per couple for New Year's Eve. Since we planned on staying at the hotel for the night, we decided to give it a try. The experience was great. After five perfect courses and five glasses of wine each, my wife and I were full as could be and a bit tipsy. This was a great meal and a wonderful experience. Our waiter was on his game the entire night, even when the restaurant started to get busy.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Memorable as always!

Dined on December 31, 2015

My wife and I have dined here before and food and service is just impeccable. My wife had the Tuna and I had the prime rib. My wife's tuna was done to a turn and strangely, my prime rib did not look or taste like prime rib I am used to getting at other places, but was tender, cooked correctly to my request and really delicious. Bread in most restaurants are just something you get to munch on while waiting for whatever you ordered. Not here, these rolls were so good, we asked to take some home, and seldom do I take bread from restaurants because they are so plain. I think 18 Steak should offer this as a side, because I go to L'Auberge once a week with a friend to gamble and I would bring a batch home before I leave. This bread is THAT GOOD!!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

Food's just not good.

Dined on December 28, 2015

The restaurant looks nice, with great plush booths, but none of the items we ordered were very good. Foie gras was cooked hard, not seared and melty as it should be, the ribeye was a strange color and flavorless, salad was overdressed with burnt bacon, and the onion soup was a thick cheese soup, not a rich broth. The service was good, but that just can't really help the surprisingly bad cooking. This was the first bad meal we've had in a Baton Rouge restaurant in 3-4 years. Also, I realize this is located in a casino, but if it is a fine dining establishment, why seat couples in t-shirts and baseball caps in the main dining room amid tables that are celebrating and dressed up as they should be for this venue? Casual walk-ins should be seated in the bar.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great improvement!

Dined on December 24, 2015

Food was excellent and service was great. They hired a new chef.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great atmosphere. Delicious food! Good s ...

Dined on December 24, 2015

Great atmosphere. Delicious food! Good service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful birthday celebration!

Dined on December 24, 2015

We had a wonderful time at my husband's birthday celebration! From the excellent service and attention to detail to the scrumptious, mouth-watering food we couldn't have been more pleased. The outstanding selections on the charcuterie board was a perfect lead-in to our delicious appetizers, the foie gras terrine and roasted lamb lollipops. By the time our entrees arrived we were almost full but still managed to dive in! Between four of us we had the strip, prime rib, filet and scallops. Each one was more amazing than the next as we sampled all. Our sides of creamed spinach (with egg...amazing!), roasted wild mushrooms and grilled asparagus were fantastic. This wonderful feast was accented by flavorful wines recommended by our outstanding, attentive waiter, Chris. Finally the birthday desserts of praline bread pudding and vanilla bean cheesecake arrived with sparklers! A fitting ending for a most wonderful meal.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience4
service3

Arrived on time for 6:15 reservation. Ha ...

Dined on December 4, 2015

Arrived on time for 6:15 reservation. Had tickets for 8:00 concert event in same building and alerted waitress to that schedule. By 7:05 had only receive salads. At 7:45 with no meal delivered yet we canceled order and attended the concert without having eaten dinner. One hour and 45 minutes should be more than adequate time to serve a meal. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

food3
ambience1
service1

Horrific Dining Event

vip
Dined on November 28, 2015

The waiter served our wine after our steaks had arrived and attempted to fraudulently switch bottles with a different brand and vintage. I caught this when I had to pour our second glass and discovered that he had hid his deception by wrapping the napkin to obscure the brand and vintage. I then requested that the manager come by our table to discuss this and requested that our bill be adjusted for this deceptive practice only to have our half eaten steaks removed from the table at the same time that our bill was left with the appropriate credit for the switched wine. This was all witnessed by two other dining parties that we having service issues as well. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: notable wine list

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