LOUISIANA LIFE MAGAZINE
Places to Try:
Bistro On the Bayou, 1321 Chappie James Ave., Alexandria, (318) 445-7574. The New Orleans Times-Picayune, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Emerils.com and American Express Dreamscapes have all praised this eatery, which is regarded as the best restaurant in Central Louisiana. Located in the Parc England Hotel, the menu offers such items as Louisiana crab cakes, steaks, lamb and fish covered in sauces that range from butter pecan to pesto beurre blanc. The restaurant’s ambiance is relaxed, and diners will leave feeling wonderful.