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121 Artisan Bistro

121 Dr. Micheal DeBakey Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5950
(337) 310-7499
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Ranked #9 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Alway great food and good service. Lake Charles has a good little treasure with this little off the path restaurant.

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Bridge City, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband loves wood-fired artisan pizzas, so we came here on Friday night for Father's Day weekend. This is definitely the place to be/hot-spot with great bar and great service. The place filled up soon after we arrived. This restaurant has gourmet herb-infused olive oil on the tables (from the local gourmet food shop Crave) and is wonderful to dip... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am sad I found this place so late! Its a nice up scale place with great Italian food. The atmosphere was simple but could tell everyone wanted to be here. Very packed!

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Bakersfield, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I usually judge Italian food by the quality of the lasagna. 121 Artisan Bistro's lasagna was excellent, some of the best I have ever had. We had a group (12 people) there for a business meal. Service was absolutely outstanding. I recommend this restaurant without reservation.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

All the women in my family love this place. The atmosphere is good, but different than anything in Lake Charles. Very different place with very different food. I have liked everything I ate so far, but something is different that I just can't put my finger on what it is. Good bar, good drinks also. Wait staff is some of... More

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DeRidder, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have been three times and plan on continuing! The food quality is excellent. Atmosphere is great for a date night. Have not been for lunch but will soon.

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Rosepine, Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I took my wife out for her birthday after finding out about this restaurant online. I must say I'm very pleased overall, there was only one thing which was we asked for more bread and the server forgot to bring more. Which is no big deal, being busy you forget at times. The food, atmosphere, service were excellent. The price... More

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Bridge City, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stopped in for wine after an appointment in Lake Charles. We had already had lunch, but stopped in for wine and dessert. The white chocolate bread pudding was wonderful, the service was great, ambiance great for a romantic dinner or night with friends. We'll be back to try the entrees. A softball team was celebrating the end of the season... More

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Nothing special. Lake Charles is known for having lousy service, dirty restaurants and mediocre food. This place is clean, the service was better than Lake Charles average...but the food...not so. The calamari we ordered was not fried properly...the batter was very greasy...as though fried too long in luke warm oil. The gluten free pizza we ordered was absolutely the worst... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I live in Lake Charles, and sometimes, it is hard to find a place that gives a truly memorable experience. Well, this place did! First of all, the staff. Our waiter was Josh, and it has been a very long time since I have had a waiter of this quality! Josh was super friendly, easy to talk to, very knowledgeable... More

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