One for the Money
Among the jewels of Montreal's restaurant crown are the two ideally located Bâton Rouge Steakhouse and Bar downtown restaurants, each within steps of the city's premiere sports and entertainment venues. Enjoy a delicious meal, have a pre-game cocktail or dessert, or enjoy a glass of one of their selection of private-import wines to make the evening extra special.
Both Bâton Rouge locations are favorites among locals and visitors alike, serving up delicious dishes with a Louisiana-inspired flavour. Renowned for their baby back ribs, sterling silver steaks, and grilled catch of the day, not to mention their mouth-watering appetizers, gourmet sandwiches and burgers, flavorful salads, and unique sides—a stop at either restaurant is the perfect way to start a fantastic afternoon or night out. No show in the schedule? Make it an event in and of itself! If you do step out after dinner, the waitstaff understands that time is of the essence, and their professional service and speedy kitchen promise that you will get to the show, satisfied and on time. And whichever location you choose, always make sure you leave room for dessert!
Although Bâton Rouge is a franchise, these two flagship restaurants are owned by Chris-Ann Nakis, a third generation Montreal restaurateur and a part of the Bâton Rouge family since 2001. The only woman who currently owns a Bâton Rouge, her legacy of excellence is marked by her restaurants being consistently ranked among the best in the chain. More than a business owner, she gives back to the community. Her efforts include hosting many yearly charitable events and have even helped build a battered women's shelter, earning her the Bâton Rouge Philanthropist of the Year award. Having catered to the show-attending crowds for years, she will ensure that your event nights go off without a hitch.
Two for the Show: de la Montagne Location
Nestled in one of the city's celebrated heritage buildings, downtown Montreal's de la Montagne street location offers you their signature-quality Louisiana-style dining in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Ideally situated immediately across from the Bell Center—Montreal's sporting events and entertainment mecca—the avant-garde vibe and casually upscale ambiance is a true dining experience. Whether you're off to see the Montreal Canadiens, or stepping out to a concert or show, there is no better place to start or end your night. In fact, although temporarily obscured by some local construction, one thing that does not need to be "built up" is their reputation and prime location that makes it "the" place to stop for a bite or a drink pre- or post-show.
Pre-Show Dining, Post-Show Drinks
Whether going to cheer on the Canadiens or see your favorite band, head to 1050 de la Montagne and then enjoy the show! Whereas many restaurants have abbreviated menus on game and show nights, Bâton Rouge is proud to offer you their full food menu at all times.
Look no further for a place to unwind after work. And when the weather warms up, take advantage of their two terraces; they're always on the sunny side of the street. Bâton Rouge has Happy Hour prices on domestic beer, house wine, and speed rail drinks at all times, except during events. Remember to plan a safe trip home!
For Business or Pleasure
The first thing customers notice (besides the aroma of delectable food) is the plush coziness of their booths and unique, ambient lighting, perfect for friendly get-togethers. If you're looking for a romantic atmosphere that isn't too stuffy, bring a date and discover Bâton Rouge for yourself. Treat the object of your affection to a succulent shrimp cocktail or filet mignon, grilled to perfection.
If you're searching for the ideal place for a corporate event, you've found it! Bâton Rouge can easily accommodate groups of up to 250 people, with a customized fixed menu or à la carte dining. The choices are infinite, and include fabulous appetizers like their new salmon tartar, lobster poutine, or famous spinach and artichoke dip; mains confront you with nearly impossible choices, the most popular of which comes down to a face-off between their fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs smothered in homemade barbecue sauce, or their most popular chicken dish, the Santa Fe, with zucchini, red pepper, and goat cheese.
Convenient Downtown Parking (yes, you read that correctly!)
Truly a full-service establishment, it is Bâton Rouge's pleasure to validate your parking at the CGI building next door, on non-event nights only, starting at 5 p.m., with any purchase of $25 or more before taxes.
Three to Get Ready
Across town, in another perfect location in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles—the home of the Jazz Festival and Place Des Arts, as well as other cultural highlights—Bâton Rouge Complexe Desjardins offers the same signature quality Louisiana-style dining in another unique and enchanting space, resplendent with the arts and steeped in cultural surroundings.
Start with Showstopping Dining!
There is no shortage of taking in a moving concert by the world-class Montreal Symphony Orchestra, an outdoor world beats show, or enjoying a new local play at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, the start of a great evening always begins at 180 Ste-Catherine Street West. Another feature that is greatly appreciated by theatergoers is that Bâton Rouge distinguishes itself from many other area restaurants by taking reservations on event nights!
Wind Down Before You Gear up!
Happy hour doesn't get better than this! Bâton Rouge's bar is always hopping and they frequently have live music to keep you entertained. When the weather heats up, their gorgeous terrace is ringside for all the festivals Montreal has to offer. Make sure to get there early to get a good seat!
Bâton Rouge's décor is atmospheric enough for a group of friends and intimate enough for date night. No matter who is keeping you company, their new tuna tataki or filet mignon will be great conversation starters!
If you need to get down to business, for corporate events Bâton Rouge can easily accommodate groups of up to 50 people, with a carefully chosen fixed menu or à la carte. Among the many selections to choose from include starters like their new beef tartar or famous hand-battered chicken tenders with homemade dipping sauces. For main dishes, there is something to appeal to every palate, from such hits as their AAA sterling steaks to their legendary pasta primavera.
No More Circling the Block!
Bâton Rouge will be happy to validate your parking in Complexe Desjardins with any purchase of $50 or more before taxes, starting at 5 p.m.
Now Go, Folks, Go!