Whether you are dining in a casino resort or around town in Southwest Louisiana, you are sure to get your fill of flavors that will melt in your mouth and make your eyes sparkle with delight! From fine wines and creative cocktails to seafood and steaks, seasoned to perfection – Lake Charles boasts a number of upscale restaurants that are ideal for treating yourself to the luxury dining experience or a special date night. 

La Truffe Sauvage 

The finest, seasonal ingredients are used by the chefs at La Truffe Sauvage, and this gem of a fine dining experience is tucked away inside a building with wall to ceiling glass, giving patrons the sense of dining inside of a garden. While reservations are not required, they are recommended. The dress code for gentlemen is collared shirts and slacks, with casual cocktail attire for women. 


From succulent seafood appetizers such as oyster Rockefeller/Bienville and crab crepes to Mediterranean treats like kibbie, grape leaves and baba ghanoush, Mazen’s Cajun/Creole/Mediterranean blend of flavors and menu items are tantalizing. This fine dining experience must be followed by their signature souffle, but make sure to order that dish early!

2022 Louisiana Seafood Queen's Winning, The Villa
Pan Seared Fish with Sautéed Green Beans and Shallots over a Tomato Polenta, Topped with Crawfish in a Mustard Cream Sauce at The Villa Harlequin

The Villa Harlequin 

The Villa Harlequin brings together two of the oldest restaurant family legacies in Lake Charles, Harlequin Steaks and Seafood and The Villa. The menu consists of a fusion between Harlequin and Villa favorites. Located in the Historic Noble Building on Pujo St., the dining experience is complemented by an exquisite wine selection and elegant two-story dining space. 

Pujo St. Café 

Right in the heart of downtown Lake Charles, Pujo Street Café is a Lake Charles tradition – perfect for indoor or covered outdoor dining. From the time-tested Monte Cristo to the ahi tuna and filet mignon, you will savor every flavor – including a full bar. Also, enjoy beignets and mimosas for Sunday brunches. 

Calla Food, Cuisine
Seared fish atop a bed of lettuce and fresh mango at Restaurant Calla

Restaurant Calla

Located inside the Walnut Grove neighborhood, Restaurant Calla was designed with purpose. The atmosphere is elevated casual dining with a commitment pushing the limits creatively. It is an artistic, creative, and relaxed place for dining and brunch. Favorite menu items are the blue crab beignets and the Calla burger. Also, join Calla for Sunday brunch. 

Bison Filet Mignon served with duck fat Brabant potatoes, oyster mushrooms, swiss chard, pickled blackberries, and blackberry demi glase
Bison Filet Mignon served with duck fat Brabant potatoes, oyster mushrooms, swiss chard, pickled blackberries, and blackberry demi at Ember Grille & Wine Bar

L’Auberge: Ember

Ember’s entryway is intriguing as the flicker of a fireplace glows in the distance. The restaurant is divided into sections with the upscale piano bar greeting visitors. Patrons can order appetizers and drinks from the piano bar area, or white tablecloth formal seating is available – along with a private room for special occasions. The steaks, seafood and desserts are topnotch!

lamb chop, fries, potatoes, and more at gordon ramsay steak
Delicious cocktails, lamb chops, truffle fries, loaded baked potatoes, and more are available at Gordon Ramsay Steak located in the Horseshoe-Lake Charles.

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel: Gordon Ramsay Steak

Experience the chic London atmosphere and diverse menu at Gordon Ramsay Steak. Sip on a deliciously refreshing cocktail while you savor delicious cuts of prime beef, elevated surf-and-turf, and the award-winning Beef Wellington! Complete your meal with a decadent dessert as you explore the impressive casino floor.

Delta Downs: Rosewater Grill & Tavern

Rosewater Grill & Tavern features a sweeping view of the racetrack where you can dine in style. The upscale bar area features bright white tiles and deep brown hues, perfect for an aperitif. The sunken-in art deco dining area adds to the charm of this Cajun/Creole Steakhouse. Save room for the molten lava cake! 

Live it up in Lake Charles, Louisiana's Playground
Handcrafted cocktails with one of the most beautiful views in Lake Charles at The Chart House.

Golden Nugget: The Chart House

The Chart House located on the Country Club at Golden Nugget Golf Course has a stunning view of the bridge, lake and sunset. Complete with outdoor firepits and a wall of ceiling to floor glass, it’s impossible to not enjoy the destination while tasting the delectable dishes, cocktails and wine offerings of The Chart House. Not to mention – an outdoor porch area complete with seating and a firepit for pre or post dinner drinks!

Golden Nugget: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse 

Vic & Antony’s Steakhouse has a cozy atmosphere, tucked away from the glittering casino ambiance. This award-winning is the ideal place to enjoy fine steakhouse dining. Featuring only the best ingredients, the menu offers USDA Prime Midwest grain-fed beef, savory appetizers, fresh seafood, decadent desserts, and exquisite wine.