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121 Artisan Bistro

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121 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5950
+1 337-310-7499
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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298 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I have dined at 121 Bistro many times and have never been disappointed. It is perfect location. for dinner with the family or a lunch meeting.

Thank Julesfromlc
Charleston, South Carolina
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Our server, Michael, was very attentive & provided great service and suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience & will definitely be returning to try out more dishes. The shrimp & corn bisque is delicious & the house salad was great. The short rib pasta was fabulous & my husband loved his fish special. They have a great wine & cocktail... More 

Thank Catherine H
Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went there for a business dinner with a colleague. Had the brochette as a starter and it was great. Cocktail was the cucumber martini which was great. I had the redfish special and my colleague had the beef tips on grits. Both dishes were very tasty. The server was good, no specific remembrance.

Thank Rolf E
Roatan, Honduras
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went and had steak a filete and Ribeye was good they serve it with different option of topping and sauces. A very nice well priced steak. The restaurant serves different item and types of food so it is not just a steak place. Wait for table was long but bar sitting was first come and there was plenty of... More 

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

we arrived about 30 minutes prior to my gathering starting at 6:00PM and asked for a table for 8. The hostess asked if we had reservations and we said no. She told us they had several large parties coming in early with reservations but she would do her best to find us a spot. We went into the bar to... More 

Thank getaroundgourmet
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant with great Italian food and great drinks. I just found out that every Wednesday is $4.00 martinis and margaritas. Colton was a fantastic waiter- we wanted for nothing. They have a separate bar in the back, and a separate party/conference room also. Well worth trying out if you're visiting Lake Charles.

Thank Greg C
Sulphur, Louisiana
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My husband and I had a kid-free weekend and decided to go to 121. We had calamari appetizers and lucky for us it was Martini Madness. They were excellent!! Our waiter, Randy, was attentive but not overly so. I would definitely ask to be in his section again. The Mona Lisa pasta is amazing and such a large portion, we... More 

Thank Melissa T
Lake Charles, La
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is one of our favorite go to's for a nice romantic dinner and drinks. Food is delicious! Very romantic setting.

Thank Leslie H
Flowood, Mississippi
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Nice menu selection, good atmosphere. I had Mahi tacos and they were very good. Several options available from medium priced and up.

Thank kevinwcheryl
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Everything I ordered here was fabulous. I loved their Italian Shepard's pie, it was my favorite, their bread pudding is also amazing. I ate here a lot while in the area, never had anything bad, and their drinks are also really good. A bit pricey, but overall worth it.

Thank Aubree B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5950
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-310-7499

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?