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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good spot

Stopped here for dinner. Nice atmosphere and good food. My meatloaf was OK but my guests raved about their seafood and Italian dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
David Le S
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San Sebastian
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Jennings, Louisiana
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the price I was expecting more flavor and presentation. Wife's steak was over cooked and my food was just ok. The flash fried oysters were good, but once again, the price makes you long for more.

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Thank Orise C
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Located in downtown Lake Charles walking distance to the lake and local government building. Great menu with local and regional dishes. Wine menu is expansive and good local beer and rum available.

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Thank Paul H
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We have visited before on previous visits to Lake Charles for lunch It was a whole different experience to an evening meal. My cannelloni was so garlicky as to mask all the other flavors My son had great steak and husband had strange salmon with a crumbed topping that was just like loose breadcrumbs. On the whole, dinner was a... More 

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Thank staffie12
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A business casual atmosphere offering diverse menu items that are beautifully prepared and delicious every time we go. The wines, the food, the atmosphere and the service keeps its return clientele happy and satisfied!

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Thank Ramona L
San Sebastian
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Stopped here for dinner. Nice atmosphere and good food. My meatloaf was OK but my guests raved about their seafood and Italian dishes.

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Thank David Le S
Houston
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was delicious. Fresh and Warm. 5 stars if service was a little more prompt. Fortunately we arrived early and on a Mon night but was still pretty busy.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The food was good but not exceptional. Always have to wait even when there are empty tables. Salads are good - but there again, nothing to write home about. Clean place and staff friendly.

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Thank Sandie A
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I ordered the "baseball" steak cooked med. rare. It was the best steak I have ever eaten. The sauce that comes with it is OUT OF THE WORLD. The staff is super friendly. I also had the saute spin. in a wine reduction sauce....WOW!

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Thank abridges117
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Be it for lunch or dinner , if you are not fussy about fine dinner experience 121 Artisan Bistro is the place to go !

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Thank daniel c
Falls Church, Virginia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Came here with a group of seven. Menu is really nice - no fried shrimp on the menu in this Lake Charles restaurant! I had an eggplant dish with ham and beautiful tomatoes, others had meatloaf (not your mom's meatloaf slobbered in ketchup), fish, steaks. Everyone was happy. Appetizers and salads - I had a Caesar salad, asked for anchovies.... 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: Pizza, 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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