Billed as a “Chicago-style steakhouse,” Superior’s in the city’s upscale Pierremont neighborhood is the place to go for an appetizer of grilled oysters with garlic butter followed by a porterhouse or rib-eye steak. Begin your date with a cocktail at the restaurant’s piano bar and ask to have your meal at a corner table near the fireplace. Ernest’s Orleans, the grande dame of Shreveport’s restaurants, specializes in Italian dishes with a south Louisiana twist. The restaurant overlooking the Red River south of downtown will deliver fresh roses or a seasonal bouquet to your table with advance notice.
The Strand Theatre in downtown Shreveport’s West Edge arts district opened in 1925. Refurbished in the early 1980s, the theatre boasts elaborate woodwork, gilding, crystal chandeliers and a large balcony. Reserve one of the orchestra boxes or grand suites for a live show, orchestral performance or theatrical production. Just a few blocks away, the Robinson Film Center shows independent movies in a repurposed retail building. Film-goers can order a meal and a cocktail or a glass of wine at the upstairs cafe and take it into one of the film center’s two screening rooms.
The Remington Suite Hotel and Spa, a short walk from Shreveport’s downtown riverfront casinos, has 22 suites with high-end furnishings and romantic details like Jacuzzi tubs and plush robes. The two-story Grande Suite showcases a spiral staircase leading from the living room to the bedroom, floor-to-ceiling windows and a king-sized bed. Spa services at the hotel include massage and salon treatments. The Monarch Suite at Eldorado Resort Casino on the riverfront features an expansive bathroom with an oversized whirlpool tub, separate living and dining areas and almost 1,000 square feet of space.
A Riverside Picnic
Several places in downtown Shreveport will prepare a to-go picnic for you to enjoy on the riverfront. Stop by the Blind Tiger in downtown Shreveport for po-boys and seafood gumbo or place your order at one of the casino delis. A short walk south leads to the interactive fountains at RiverView Park near Shreveport’s children’s museum, SciPort. Nearby, 35-foot-tall steel sculptures of roses are grouped around a riverfront amphitheater. You can picnic under the roses or walk a short distance farther to a grassy, riverfront spot. Spirit of the Red cruises of the river and nearby Cross Bayou depart from the area.
- Louisiana’s Other Side
- Superior’s Steakhouse
- Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
- The Strand: Welcome to the Strand
- Robinson Film Center
- The Remington Suite Hotel and Spa: Accommodations
- Eldorado Resort Casino: Rooms & Suites
- LouisianaTravel.com: Shreveport-Bossier City Attractions and Family Fun
- The Blind Tiger
- Spirit of the Red