Explore The City's Culinary Culture At Distinctive Restaurants In Baton Rouge Experience modern gastronomy amidst elegant and timeless surroundings. Take a culinary journey that begins on the streets of New York City at Milford's On Third, serving old school deli classics. Then savor classic Southern fare infused with international flavors in the vintage-modern ambiance of a true American tavern. And just steps beyond our magnificent front doors, you'll find an exciting dining scene in downtown Baton Rouge with many wonderful restaurants and bars. No matter what you're craving, the elegant Watermark Hotel offers an exuberant food and drink experience that celebrates the city's culinary culture.
The Gregory at The Watermark Hotel is the premier destination for modern food and wine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Located off the lobby in the former Louisiana National Bank, our restaurant is centered between an open kitchen, and a full bar surrounded by murals painted by the artist after who the restaurant is named , Angela Gregory. Chefs Drue Vitter and Chad Galiano designed menus that utilize fresh, local produce and available organic proteins that offer twists on Southern classics in a modern farm-to-table menu. As a Louisiana-native, Drue brings an influence of Southern cooking styles employing our wood-stone oven, Spanish Josper oven and cast-iron grill to elevate flavors and create one of a kind dishes in the downtown Baton Rouge area.
About the Chef Chef de Cuisine, Justin Lambert found his culinary passion at young age growing up in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, the Cochon de Lait capital of the world. Moving to New Orleans at the age of 18, he started his career as a prep-cook for Marriott Hotels and learned the ways of traditional New Orleans's famous creole cuisine style. It was not long before his talent was noticed and was asked to make the move to Baton Rouge to open the Renaissance Hotel's fine dining restaurant, Tallulah Crafted Food & Wine Bar. While working under prestigious Chefs, Chef Justin attended Louisiana Culinary Institute where he received many awards and scholarships for his excellence. When Justin was presented with the opportunity to open The Gregory as Chef de Cuisine, he saw it as a chance to show Baton Rouge a culinary experience like no other. The Gregory's menu is heavily influenced by Justin's love for true Cajun cuisine. With each dish he creates, Chef Justin strives to be innovative, yet stay true to his culture to provide an unforgettable dining experience.
Milford's on Third pays homage to the New York style deli, serving hand-crafted traditions in modern presentations. The original artisan craft is honored with long standing family recipes that inspire our traditional salads, signature pickles, and the house-made soups. Milford's on Third is named after the owners, the Wampold's family patriarch, who honed in the recipes of all our signature items. Milford's on Third is located inside The Watermark hotel at the corner of Convention and Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge, with street access on Third Street.