Welcome to Groupon, Baton Rouge! For our inaugural deal, $15 gets you $30 worth of bistro fare at Bistro Byronz, in either Baton Rouge or Shreveport. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Baton Rouge: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power." If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (10 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in one year. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bistro fare at Bistro Byronz. Redeem your Groupon at one of two locations:
A new twist on a former Baton Rouge institution known as Byronz, Bistro Byronz offers tasty comfort-food in a relaxed, neighborhood setting. The various menus incorporate old favorites with new French-inspired entrees to create a tandem bike ride through culinary deliciousness. Lunch centers on a bevy of big-mouthed sandwiches like the Byronz, which stacks ham, salami, and Canadian bacon with cheese, dressing, and black olives on homemade bread ($8.45). Though bowls of the signature shrimp-and-corn soup ($5.95) and baskets of fresh, fried blue-cheese chips ($4.95–$8.95) make a meal unto themselves, actual entrees can be obtained during lunch and dinner. Sesame-seared tuna is served with Asian glaze and wasabi crème ($15.95), whereas a fork-tender pot roast creole comes sided with mashed potatoes, gravy and home-style green beans ($13.95).
Bistro Byronz provides a charming, Old World setting replete with dark woods, warm lighting, and tables and chairs teleported straight from a sidewalk café. Despite a steady stream of customers, the unpretentious neighborhood spot manages to treat patrons as family, recognizing them by name and mysteriously appearing in their holiday photos.
When Mike Kantrow founded his original sandwich shop in 1979, he thought the name Byron's looked too boring. So, as he explains on his restaurant's website, he scratched the s and added a z to the end, giving birth to both a local legend with the Big Byronz sandwich and a local controversy over how to pronounce "Byronz." "If you want clarification on how to say it," Mike explains, "don't ask me."
While regulars may fight over phonetics, few argue over the flavors infused in Bistro Byronz's southern-styled bistro cuisine. Hearty entrees anchor both the lunch and dinner menus, inviting diners to dig into the roasted potatoes that flank a French-cut pork chop marinated in Abita root beer. Comfort dishes soothe the soul, such as tender pot roast that wades in creole gravy and the signature Byronz sandwich with three types of meat, cheeses, dressing, and black olives.