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About The Little Village - Airline
A modern take on the original Village restaurant (established in 1947), our reputation is for serving Baton Rouge’s finest Italian, Prime Beef, Maine Lobster, Veal and fresh Gulf seafood. The Airline location features daily specials, a full bar and can accommodate private parties for up to fifty. We also have space for up to 15 guests in our bar area where dinner is also served.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Italian, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Barringer Foreman Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We specialize in wedding rehearsals and corporate lunches and dinners. We offer custom six course sit down dinners as well as gorgeous buffets with carving stations and of course you can order right off of our menu with daily specials. We can also cater your every need at your residence, office or off site facility.
There is parking all around The Little Village and it is FREE. Our parking lot holds over 800 cars. We have handicapped parking steps from our front door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Perfect for office parties, rehearsal dinners and holiday events. Buffet-style meals, heavy hors d' oeuvres or sit-down meals ordered from the menu are available.
The Little Village - Airline Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was great. Open Table made making a reservation very difficult. Until the restaurant opened at 5pm, It said there were no reservations available all night. Then at 5pm there was suddenly availability for any time. I'm glad I took the chance rather than select a different restaurant!
My husband always gets the fried shrimp. They are large, fresh in smell and taste, and with a light tempura batter that doesn't overwhelm the natural flavor. I've tried many items, always very good. Splurged on the filet mignon this time. It was very tender, but undercooked and needed seasoning. Neither of us cared for the mashed potatoes. The bread is always fresh and hot, a must have. No dessert or alcohol, so can't comment on those.
My girlfriends and I wanted to celebrate our 40th birthdays in a special way. Little Village was our only choice. Everyone loves the food, service, and atmosphere. We enjoyed our dining experience. Topping it off was a personal visit with manager, Hugh, who personally wished us a happy birthday and a little conversation. Can't wait to go back! It's an amazing place with an outstanding crew! ♥️♥️
This was our first experience dining here and it won't be our last.
The food was fantastic! I had shrimp and grits from the brunch menu. The best I've ever eaten. The sauce was flavorful and the shrimp tender. The portion was large enough I have plenty leftover. My husband had grilled drum (I would love to find what it was seasoned with) and green beans.
The service was outstanding!
Both my wife and I were "underwhelmed". The appetizer, baked oysters, where served cold or warm and should have been served hot. The salad, sensation salad was delicious and as expected. The entrée ,speckled trout almondine, was hot but "unseasoned". The potatoes, hash browns, was mildly warmed but nicely seasoned and delicious. The desert, chocolate mousse" was excellent The service was excellent. The atmosphere was "family casual" and not too noisy. The presentation was good. The price approaching "fine dining" Prices. When advised of our disappointment the staff was apologetic and they provided the desert, "on-the-house" and gave us a gift certificate equal to half of our bill for our next visit.
Been here many times and was great, but this last visit was terrible. None of our food was good. Lasagna was nothing but cheese and sauce, no pasta or meat, chicken Marsala was the worst presentation and looked and tasted burnt. Took forever to get salad. Highly disappointed!
Couldn't have finished my wife's birthday any better than her favorite Baton Rouge restaurant - Little Village!! Seated promptly for our reservation, we were took a bit to choose a wine for Mona to sip while ordering and just wasn't sure which was right for her. Manager - Hugh - came to the rescue with excellent knowledge and allowed her to sample a few til she found the right one. Thank you Hugh!! We ordered Fried Green Tomato's (one of her favorites) and she said they were perfectly cooked and even had lump crab meat along for the ride which is another of her faves!! Mona ate the Shrimp Scampi and I have a very perfectly cooked, succulent Petite Filet Mignon covered in lump crabmeat. Little Village treated Mona to a complimentary dessert which was a decadent concoction served up on a platter with "Happy Birthday" written in script with a Raspberry glaze. We took a commemorative photo on our way out, pleasurably content and ready to end a perfect birthday for my beautiful wife!
We enjoyed your restaurant on my 49th birthday. It reminded me of the old Gino's Italian Restaurant which we love.
The only displeasure I experienced was the caramel custard. At 49, I've eaten more than my share of flan and custard. But, honestly, your recipe was absolutely bland and unsweetened. I would kindly recommend you rethink your custard recipe. While this is only my opinion, my wife confirmed it so that typically settles it at our house.
We first went to The Village almost exactly 40 years ago as teenagers for the prom, as it had a reputation for being perhaps the finest, most classy restaurant in town. Wanted to impress a girl that was worth impressing!!!
Well here we were on her 5_th birthday, back kind of where it all started, albeit farther south on Airline Highway. I had ordered flowers on-line as well as made the dinner reservation itself, which was a first for me. The system worked perfectly and easily, and I got a nice call from The Little Village on the day prior to confirm. I was able to tell them about the flowers and my wife's birthday, and they had our spot reserved and set up beautifully. Even brought out dessert with "Happy Birthday!" on it in decorative sauce!
Britney (sp?) took care of our every need and request in the friendliest, professional manner, and we enjoyed thoroughly the chance to converse with her casually, as well as get great, knowledgeable, timely and insightful tips on the various menu opportunities. She knew exactly how to make us feel welcome and comfortable.
We enjoyed ourselves IMMENSELY! The food was delicious, portions were just right, ambience and conversation were simply terrific. The only comparable dining experience we've ever had was in Europe in the 1980's, after we had become fast friends with the restaurateur (chef) and his wife (maitre de), and they made us a special meal and shared it with us and my parents, visiting from the USA.
The Little Village experience was also a lifetime memory for us, and we thank all concerned. All the support staff were great, but Britney was just the greatest! An absolutely wonderful experience for a special event for me and my wife. The best date night we've had in many years. Thank you so much!
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