Baton Rougeans have two new restaurants to visit.

Chef Chris Wadsworth has opened Goûter at 3897 Government St.

Wadsworth is the founder of the educational venue Triumph Kitchen and the former executive chef of downtown’s Restaurant IPO.

Currently, Goûter is serving only lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Business hours will be extended in the future, with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Wadsworth said he will expand hours and start serving dinner after Lent.

The restaurant, whose name is pronounced “goo-tay” and means “to taste” in French, offers small and big plates, soups, salads and sandwiches.

Menu items include camp style crawfish étouffée, red beans and fried chicken, and a venison dog.

For more information on Goûter, call (225) 300-4488.

Right down the street in downtown Baton Rouge, Cordon Rouge Bistro also has opened.

The restaurant, 334 Third St., is now serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch menus will be served in the coming weeks, according to general manager Matt Harrison.

The restaurant, which started in 2012 in the now-closed Courtyard Gifts and Interiors on Arnold Lane, offers French-inspired dishes while sourcing from as many local ingredients and producers as possible.

For more information on Cordon Rouge Bistro, call (225) 302-7459.