Bistro Byronz is a old new addition to the Baton Rouge Restaurant scene. After closing their doors 20 years ago they’re back and expanding. I visited on my last BR afternoon to get a take-out lunch.
With all the construction on Government St. right now, Bistro Byronz was a little tough to get to, and their parking situation didn’t make things much better. But my lunch more than made up for the difficulty.
I tried the Jr. Byronz sandwich, which had ham, salami, & Canadian bacon with a special blend of cheeses, combo dressing, lettuce, tomato & black olives served on Byronz’ original bread (which looked a lot like an onion roll).
What a fabulous sandwich! Everything worked well together, though the olives added a little too much saltiness alongside all the salty meats. When I finished I found myself wishing I had ordered the full sandwich and not the Jr. version! Since I ordered take-out, I didn’t get much of a sense of the ambiance or service at Bistro Byronz, but I can say it took a little longer than it should have for me to get acknowledged at the bar to place my order–especially since I was the only person sitting there.
Bistro Byronz has live music on Thursdays and has locations in Shreveport and Mandeville. I think this spot will be on my to-visit list next time I make it home.