It’s another sad RIP for what was once my husband’s favorite restaurant and one of my Baton Rouge favorite. Good bye to Copeland’s because it has jumped the shark from expensive and delicious to expensive and not worth it. My husband’s ricochet catfish, his favorite dish for many years, has gone from 2 large filets of catfish to one and the extra sauce that he and my mother-in-law asked for when they ordered the dish was left in the window by the very inept server. I asked if they could make my steak Pittsburgh and was assured that they could. They couldn’t. Additionally, the steak was freezer burned and tasted old and stale. If I hadn’t been the guest of my mother-in-law, I would have sent it back in a heartbeat. I was starving, so I ate it, but my baked potato came with virtually no butter or sour cream and during the 10 minutes I waited for butter, sour cream and stale bacon bits, it got so cold that it wouldn’t melt the butter. There was no bread or water brought to the table and the service was truly awful even though the restaurant was about ¼ full, always a bad sign.
The slice of cheesecake was good, although I didn’t order a slice of my own. I wouldn’t pay EIGHT DOLLARS for a small slice of cheesecake if I won the lottery, which to the best of my knowledge hasn’t happened yet. It was good cheesecake (again with a 14 minute wait to get it) to be sure but it wasn’t worth $8 to me. They are on their way to being out of business and it’s sad because it was so good for so many visits. I hate to see my beloved husband disappointed, but we won’t be going to Copeland’s in Baton Rouge again. It’s just simply not worth it. The food is terrible, it’s wayyyyy overpriced and we can find better places to eat for less money.