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The Overpass Merchant, Baton Rouge, LA

The Overpass Merchant

4.7
4.7
79 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Drink Good. Eat Good. Be Good People.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (225) 508-4737

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Innovative

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Lively

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge

    Innovative

  • Baton Rouge

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baton Rouge

    Great for fine wines

  • Baton Rouge

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baton Rouge

    Lively

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  1. b

    bobjenky

    Baton Rouge

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I think they were just having a bad service night bc the 1st we went it was much better. The hostess said they had overbooked, and she tried to seat us at the actual bar (which we wouldn’t have needed a Resv for. We finally got a table in the bar area at a high-top, which I specifically asked for a standard table. Took 30 minutes to get anyone to acknowledge us. After ordering, it took 45 min to get our food and they forgot the appetizer. Food was good - more like elevated bar snacks. Took another 25 min to get our check.Hoping they can work it out bc it’s a cute place.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Love the lighting inside and just the overall feel! One of my favorite places in BR!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was so sweet. Brussel sprouts are incredible. Always a fun and chill vibe. Cozy too
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived at the restaurant and it was closed! I should not have been able to make a reservation on open table when the restaurant was closed!!!!! Then my group had to scramble to find a place to have dinner….very disappointing
  5. D

    Dale

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    One of my favorite places to go in Baton Rouge for casual dining. Reserved a standard table for four inside. When we arrived we were seated outside, even with the reservation and at least five open tables for four inside. I asked why I was being seated outside and didn’t get a great explanation. Not the same being outside, was extremely disappointed.
  6. RM

    RebeccaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My boyfriend and I enjoyed our brunch! We had cheese curds for an appetizer. Yummy, and I loved the restaurant style ranch served with them. My boyfriend had the breakfast burger and he loved it. I got the honey chicken biscuit which was great as well. We both got Bloody Marys which were delicious. Our only complaint is that the past few restaurants we’ve used OpenTable to book through always end up seating us at these family style long benches where we can hear every word of our neighbors conversations and literally reach out and touch them! Plus, no room for me to sit next to my boyfriend at any point during the meal without rubbing elbows with the customer next to him. I guess that seating style is the trend now but I wish we could have had more say over our seating choice. I wish OpenTable would show the layouts of restaurants and let us select a table that way… it would be fantastic!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Monday night specials for dinner. Had the red beans with fried chicken breast was fantastic!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor space and wonderful food… I love the shrimp tacos!
  9. WW

    WalterW

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food quality was very good and the service was particularly good. The noise level was high but because of the group seated next to us. Overall, we enjoyed the experience.
  10. KR

    KristaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious. Great ambiance for date night. Will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite local spots! Never disappoints! The specials are a must, bar seating is friendly & quick!
  12. ML

    MandieL

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Salads are wonderful
  13. k

    kristid

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After enjoying the pictures on Instagram I finally got the change to enjoy the food and atmosphere here! Loved the drinks and the food!
  14. b

    bbkd

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t cold when it came out but wasn’t warm either it was bland truffles fries were soggy and were barely fried and it’s my favorite item on the menu but i barely touched them
  15. B

    Bastille

    Baton Rouge

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch!!
  16. LM

    LeslieM

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had fabulous lemon drop martinis, beer and other cocktails. The brussel sprouts, cheese curds and pork buns were tasty and great to share. That burger is one of the best in BR. Our server was very attentive , we will be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Lots of flies and the food tasted different this time and not as good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Took my teenagers out to dinner. This place has a great vibe and the decor/ambiance is great, but they didn’t take into account acoustics when designing. It’s so loud every time I’ve been here that you have to strain to have conversations. It’s a real peeve of mine. The food was OK. It’s usually so much better but it was Friday night and super busy, so I give a pass on this issue. Overall, I like the restaurant and will try again, but not on a weekend night.
  19. WT

    WendyT

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best biscuits and truffle fries!! Perfect casual Sunday brunch!
  20. RS

    RichardS

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table for four inside for brunch. We started with the cheese curds which were great. I had a very good Bloody Mary. I decided on the Texas Ranger with extra gravy. The chicken and biscuits were cooked well. The sausage gravy was so good that I split my biscuits and added the extra gravy. We will be coming back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nothing special.. overpriced for quality/taste of food
  22. TR

    TreyR

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Still one of the best burgers in town! Service was excellent. Recommend adding the fried egg to the burger.
  23. ND

    NatalieD

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    first time visit for lunch. food was great, especially the fried cheese curds! I will be back.
  24. m

    mudqueen

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We were sitting outside and the noise from the Interstate was very loud and the fans not enough to beat Louisiana's summer heat. I had the Monday special of red beans. They beans were slightly undercooked (not the creamy cooked to falling apart beans I prefer) and with high level of hot sauce. I prefer to adjust the heat with hot sauce on the side. My husband had the burger with truffle fries, that he enjoyed very much. I love their innovative cocktail menu and enjoyed the Prague Ghost. My husband chose a fat tire from the well curated beer menu.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy!!!! Brunch was wonderful! Amazing biscuits and breakfast burger. Lovely and relaxing.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good, as always, but my friend and I felt incredibly rushed. We were hoping for a yummy meal during which we could visit. However, not even halfway through our meal, we were asked if we would like boxes and the check. It was obvious we were not finished. For the rest of the meal, we felt as though they were ready for us to leave. Disappointed, as we’d experienced great customer service and food in the past.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to have brunch with friends.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Brunch is fantastic
  29. ND

    NaptownDiner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good, cooked well. Love the short rib! Creative cocktails, too. Our server was awesome.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places to go! We have tried a great deal of the brunch and regular menus and have never been disappointed. Their drinks are great, and it’s always an enjoyable experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m checking my daughter out of the dorm from her first year at LSU and her birthday is tomorrow on Mother’s Day
  32. LR

    LaurenR

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, biscuits were amazing. The coffee was great, but they need to serve real cream, not powdered creamer.
  33. EP

    ElleP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I met a bunch of girls at The Overpass Merchant for a fun lunch. We started with a great cocktail and each of us ordered something from the menu. They had great weekly lunch specials to choose from, in addition to their regular menu. Our server was very attentive and the food came out quickly. It was not overly crowded so we were able to talk and laugh without having to shout to hear each other. Definitely a fun place to grab lunch. Parking around there was the only item that gave me pause. But once I figured out it was allowed to park under the overpass it all worked out!
  34. AG

    AllisonG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful Easter Sunday Brunch!!! GET THE CHEESE CURDS!!!! AMAZING!!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Overall fantastic experience. Service exceptional. I did read reviews about the noise level, it was loud. Could probably turn down the music a few notches and would be better. The place is small. We had a party of 5 and were near bar at a high top table with stools. Not ideal, especially when you have elder person but luckily she is still spry and very healthy. Service was just exceptional and fast! We went from brunch.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the cocktail menu, especially the Prague Ghost. Delicious! If you sit on the patio, be prepared to yell over the boom of traffic on the overpass. It's all part of the ambiance. Service was extremely pleasant, friendly, and attentive. The food was tasty and the menu has a pleasant diversity. We will definitely return to this restaurant.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sever Randi was such a delight! Food was great!! And the drinks were amazing.
  38. KS

    KSchro

    Baton Rouge

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The biscuit was different otherwise it was a good brunch.
  39. p

    plantwitch

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service, as always :) ! The brussel sprouts, truffle fries, & Mac & cheese were delicious and The Prague Ghost cocktail is my go-to favorite. A wondaful space for date night or happy hour w/friends !
  40. WR

    WendyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We love to sit outside, but outside was a tad noisy due to an interstate nearby. However, we completely enjoyed our evening and would go back and sit outside again!

FAQs

The Overpass Merchant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 508-4737.

The Overpass Merchant is rated 4.7 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Overpass Merchant

2904 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2248

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Baton Rouge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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