Wining & Dining
Rosewater Grill and Tavern Now Open at Delta Downs
3/7/2016 9:28:27 AM

Delicious and comfortable are two words used to describe the newest restaurant inside Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, Rosewater Grill and Tavern.

"We sought to create a dining experience that will appeal to foodies and long-time Delta Downs customers alike," said Steve Kuypers, Vice President and General Manager, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel. "Rosewater Grill & Tavern is all about great service, a beautifully designed space, and, of course, bold flavors inspired by this great state."

Imagined as a modern interpretation of a traditional pub, the tavern area features checkered wood flooring and upholstered walls adorned with nail-head trim. Hanging overhead are custom-designed bird cage chandeliers, juxtaposed against smartly tailored architectural detailing. Behind the tavern room is the dining area, featuring a series of terraced dining spaces with a panoramic view of the Delta Downs racetrack. Circular banquettes, each with their own swing-arm light fitting above, add a decidedly upscale appearance. Playful violet dining chairs add warmth and a sense of casual elegance.

Ted Bogich, Boyd Gaming executive vice president of operations, says, "Something like this really sets us apart. It's not just a restaurant. When you look at just how stunning it is and the different features as you transition through the space, this is really something that is special.”

Rosewater offers an array of beer, wine and hand-crafted cocktails, including the Backwoods Front Porch, a Half & Half of iced tea and homemade lemonade, served with a potent kick of Firefly Peach Moonshine; or the Sinless Sangria, a divine mix of Merlot, Christian Brothers brandy, limes, strawberries, pineapple juice and orange juice.

The tavern food selections feature lighter, casual fare, like Bronzed Chicken Wings, Rosewater Crab Cake Sliders, and Street Tacos. The main dining menu includes bold and unique twists on traditional steak and seafood dishes with Louisiana flair, such as Louisiana BBQ Shrimp, Fettuccini Alfredo -- topped with shrimp and crab or blackened chicken, the 21-ounce bone-in ribeye, or the signature prime rib.

Rosewater Grill and Tavern is the first new concept to premiere in Boyd Gaming's $45 million expansion and enhancement of Delta Downs. Over the coming year, Delta Downs will be adding a 167-room hotel tower, redesigning its existing 200 hotel rooms, and introducing additional dining concepts.

Rosewater Grill and Tavern hours of operation are: Wednesday-Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-11pm, and Sunday 5pm-9pm. They are closed Monday-Tuesday. For more information call, 337-589-9063 or visit

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