On Mother’s Day, we had a little Baton Rouge staycation at The Watermark hotel. We were celebrating Mother’s Day and our anniversary. It’s no surprise that on Sunday we decided to brunch at The Gregory, the restaurant and bar of The Watermark. We made a great choice.
The restaurant is named after the sculptor who carved the wall murals on the ground floor of what is the lobby of the hotel, Angela Gregory. The murals were created when the building was a bank and were restored with the creation of The Watermark. The restaurant is enclosed with these beautiful scenes of industry and art from Baton Rouge and Louisiana. There are also bicycle chained chandlers that just look cool or, should we say, “very art deco?”
The service was very responsive and helpful and the restaurant is child friendly. There was an acoustical guitar player strumming subtle music. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The Bloody Mary and Mimosa cocktails were fantastic but there are wines and specialty drinks to also choose from (ask for The Golden Goose but that’s for another blog).
Gumbo and Grilled Cheese We started by splitting the gumbo and grilled cheese. The chicken and sausage was delicious and the sausage came in a “meat ball” like fashion. Was a little spicy but in a good way. One of the better gumbos we have had. The grilled cheese was simple and well executed.
The Breakfast PizzaWow. Just wow. Ham and provolone with an egg cooked on top. This was a great dish and there was enough for two. It’s well executed and fairly priced. This is a great brunch dish. At the end of the day, it’s a great pizza.
Baton Rouge has a great downtown and it is a perfect way of spending a Sunday. You can find history in numerous downtown spots, including The Gregory. Consider taking a trip to The Gregory and enjoying their brunch, which is delicious and reasonably priced. The brunch is evolving and they make an effort to change it from time to time. We recommend reservations. And we definitely recommend the breakfast pizza!