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121 Artisan Bistro

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121 Dr. Micheal DeBakey Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5950
(337) 310-7499
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tried it again, mixed feelings

It had been awhile since I tried this restaurant (last time fish entrees were great but the pizza had problems with the order.) I went with a friend for lunch, it really is a lovely place for lunch or dinner. They have Crave's olive oil and balsamic vinegar not he tables, a very nice (and tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
txgirl049
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Bridge City, Texas
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Lake Charles, LA
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch with two others. They had soup, which was good but a small serving. Bread was served without butter, but it also was tasty. I decided on the smoked ribeye po'boy; sliced ribeye with melted swiss in a crusty bread that was soft and fresh inside. I also choose a side of sweet potato fries. Fries were good... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Maybe should have had the Steak, the rest was just Italian. Nothing very special. The food was good, but the way people raved about it, What was the big deal ???? And try as he did the service was just really ok.

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Bridge City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It had been awhile since I tried this restaurant (last time fish entrees were great but the pizza had problems with the order.) I went with a friend for lunch, it really is a lovely place for lunch or dinner. They have Crave's olive oil and balsamic vinegar not he tables, a very nice (and tasty) touch. When I walked... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food is great, anything I have eaten here was good! You can call out or dine in.. I recommend the dining in.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were given a gift card for our anniversary. The food was delicious. We now consider the gift card one of the best gifts we were given. Highly recommend.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food was fantastic, Waiter and Waitress were excellent, and Atmosphere is the best! I have been three times in a month and a half. Love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Friends took me to 121 for the first time. I ordered the gluten free chicken and he ordered the gluten free salmon. Both dishes were amazing although my fav was the chicken with artichokes and capers. The place is clean and modern. I would say upscale casual.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

How can you be called Italian if you don't have any pasta and meatballs. Did not put everything in order to go. Will be a long time if I go back. Did not have a menu on line and the one from third party was not correct. Very expensive and have paper menus that they will not even give to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have been dining here for 5 years. It was called D'Angelo's when we moved to Lake Charles. We tend to eat early 5:30-6:30, so we have never had a problem being seated right away. I have noticed it gets crowded and there is a wait as it gets later. This visit was consistent with the meals we have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have dined at this lovely spot several times. The staff is always knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful. The food is consistently delicious. Recently we stopped in on a Saturday night for dinner. The chef’s special was a tile fish with risotto. The herb crusted fish was cooked to perfection. My friend had the chicken Alfredo and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Dr. Micheal DeBakey Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5950
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: (337) 310-7499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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