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Cochon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cochonrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (504) 588-2123
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cajun, Southern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Donald Link & Stephen Stryjewski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Entertainment: From Cajun to Elvis to rockabilly, Cochon features a lively atmosphere and a diverse mix of southern-styled music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Andrew Higgins
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample on street parking available and three pay lots in a one block radius.
A word from Cochon
Cochon captures the true essence of Cajun and Southern cooking. Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski bring their love for southern Louisiana foods to every plate at Cochon. Donald's experience cooking with his family at their homes in Crowley and Rayne allow guests to share in his passion for real country and home cooking. The food is focused and simple, featuring roasted meats with natural sauces, homemade sausages, and fresh local seafood. The menu compliments the rustic, yet contemporary setting of the dining room. The Bar at Cochon features signature cocktails as well as the classic libations of New Orleans. A diverse beer selection with an emphasis on local micro-brews offers a cool contrast with the sometimes spicy cuisine.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Cochon is a great place to eat. The rabbit and dumplings were awesome, and my husband's cochon dish was incredible too. We had the boudin and fried alligator for appetizers, and those were incredible too."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was incredible. Cannot miss while in NOLA."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Had the amazing oysters and boudin balls, and the gumbo was great too. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were hungry one day and went on open table to find a great Resturant We were lucky to get a reservation, because open table claimed they were full. They weren't in reality. We along with three or four other group were completely alone. Then again it was three in the afternoon. I recommend the Louisiana Cochon for a main meal. Yum!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • " I was excited for my wife and I to try Cochon together for the first time. The restaurant is quaint, but casual with the smell of oak wood smoke in the air. A/C was broken... YIKES! Anyhow we, toughed it out and shortly after the A/C began to work. The Mime on the Bike cocktail which was very refreshing and balanced. Had some great priced bourbons, as well. For starters, we tried the crawfish and green tomato casserole... Both very good! The bread, was so decadent and flaky! For our entrees, we both ordered the Cochon dish. Braised pork shoulder with spices and on a bed of cabbage with homemade cracklins on top... Are you kidding me!!?? Simply awesome!! We also had the Lima beans and the Mac & Cheese sides.. both good. A must try!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very good food just a bit too much salt for us. Peanut butter pie wonderful"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Cochon's food and energetic atmosphere are always a delight. We ordered several appetizers to share and were thrilled with the results. I had the pork cheek appetizer for the first time and can't believe the flavors Chef brought to this dish."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "While the meal was innovative and delicious, the service could have been a little more accommodating A request was not even communicated to the chef it was turned down by the server. I expected a little more than "we can't do that". Other than that Cochon is at the top of my list"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food.great service. Great overall experience. Would like to try a dinner service. Waiters on top of there job and seating good"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was amazing. We had a few servers and the level of service was inconsistent. One was great and the other was aloof. Casual vibe inside. Great place for lunch. Butcher next door is also amazing for lunch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Fantastic main courses. The signature dish Couchon was fantastic. Appetizers were flavorful."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food, great service! Liver appetizer was amazing and the Cochon with turnips was the best pork dish I have ever tasted!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "the fried alligator was very good. the rabbit & dumpling dish was not so much - it was more like chick pot pie replaced with rabbit waitstaff was friendly, but service was slow"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We had the fried alligator and pork cheek for appetizers. Both were tasty and cooked right. However, the Louisiana cochon failed to live up to the hype. It was essentially a coagulated ball of pulled pork and although tender, it was extremely salty. We could not finish the plate. Service was decent and the restaurant has a nice semi open kitchen."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great BBQ Pork Ribs with a sneaky sauce that gets warm in the back of the throat. BBQ Short Ribs tasty, but a bit too charred for my liking."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very innovative cuisine with unique flavor combinations. Try the rabbit and dumplings. It's clear pork is not the only specialty of the house. The decor was pleasantly minimalist but the room was noisy at dinner time. Certainly one of the top 10 restaurants in New Orleans. We'll be back often."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was really great and modern whole still ver fresh. Qe has the chilli glazed shrimp and riba And where great. The cochon and the whole oven roasted fish were amazing. For dessert we had the chocolate peanut butter tart which was delicious and not overly sweet. Out waitress was so sweet and even have us recommendations for other restaurants to try during our trip. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I love pork and apparently so does the chef at Cochon. The pork cheeks were divinely tender. I highly recommend also a visit to the Cochon Butcher around the corner. The make the best blood sausage, hot dogs and deli meats."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was amazing! The rabbit and dumplings were so good that I to the sister restaurant Coch on Butcher and had a sausage hamburger. I was overly impressed! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Cochon was recommended to us by a friend who said we absolutely had to go there. I'm not sure why. The appetizers were the best part of the meal -- the kohlrabi salad is unusual and delicious and the fried alligator was very good -- but for a place that is named "pig," the pork should be better. My husband had the ham hock and, although well-flavored, it was as dry as a bone. I had the signature dish, Cochon, which is basically pulled pork cakes. It was so salty I could barely finish it and, worse than that, salt seemed to be the only flavoring they used. It had fried pork rinds on top that tasted like the ones that come out of a bag. Service was mostly indifferent, like they're a little too hip to actually be happy you're there."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Fabulous food served in a casual warehouse style setting. Try the oyster Beinville and the cochon. Absolutely fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was my first time to Cochon and it was referred to by friends that used to live in New Orleans. i understand why they would refer this wonderful place. The atmosphere was delightful, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. I tried the red fish that was prepared in such a way that it would be hard to duplicate at home. It makes you have to go back. My daughter had the beef brisket. Finished off with the banana bread pudding and call it a night. You have to make reservations in advance because it is so popular."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We had eaten at Cochon before but it was bad this time. They were out of ribs. The shrimp appetizer wasn't deveined and the heads were served on the plate fried seperately. The fried alligator was tough. The chicken was uninspired as were the bed of black eyed peas it was setting on. The ham hock was fine but everything served with it was not. Both desserts were bad. The service was disinterested. The rolls were good. I will definitely not return. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Good choice for dinner, I would return. The ham hock was really great, we also liked the fried alligator. The gumbo was a thinner consistency than I am accustomed to, but flavorful. The pork ribs were dry."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We booked two weeks in advance and could only get a 4pm reservation so make sure you book early!! Amazing food, ribs and crawfish pie to start then ham hock and Louisiana Cochon. Both very very good. Service was fine and relatively quick. I found it too quick but every other restaurant tin NOLA was the same so I think it's the way here. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the service even better. We highly recommend Cochon."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food was incredible! I had the Pork with cabbage & turnips and my wife had the ham hock with red bean/rice. Both were perfectly prepared and very tasty. The ambience was excellent, decor was modern and the dress was casual."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The appetizers were fantastic - such a variety of pork dishes - the pork belly was out of this world. Main courses were very good, but could not quite live up to the appetizers. Great service. Wines were OK."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had an early dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Having never eaten alligator, we asked for a half portion in the event we did not like it and therefore not waste $11.00 on a full portion. We were told that half portions were not an option. We ordered the full portion and it was good but an acquired taste. I ordered rabbit and dumplings for $21.00. The portion was very small and contained more vegetables with a small piece of rabbit breast. It should have been called dumplings and vegetables with a hint of rabbit. We were in New Orleans for a full week and this restaurant was disappointing. There are many restaurants with better food, larger portions and less expensive. I will not patronize this restaurant again nor recommend it to others"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We ordered the dish made with cochon as that is the name of the restaurant. It was good but not great. I believe we had the pork cheeks. That was amazing."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Cochon was everything I imagined a southern Louisiana restaurant to be and more. I had succulent short ribs – finger lickin’ good! And for you visiting Yankees – don’t be afraid to try the gator, a bit chewy, but this was probably the best you’ll get anywhere. For dessert, we had the banana bread pudding, well worth the calories!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "And perhaps even better. While my service on this vist was a bit slow and disjointed? All is forgiven due to the quality, richness and utter awesomeness of this food. Simple preparations, exquisitley seasoned and flavor that just jumps in your mouth. The broiled ousted should NEVER be taken off of the menu. This is food from is place and prepared with love and care. Amazing."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Half way through this meal this was a two star review, but Jeremy took real interest in my lack of happiness with the Rabbit and Dumplings and made it a true 4 star. BTW, this dish is delicious. Will be back "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Overall a mediocre restaurant that failed to live up to the hype. Tourist trap."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This was my second time in New Orleans and my second time at Cochon. It is an amazing experience - friendly, knowledgeable staff and delicious food. The mixed drinks are inventive and dangerously good. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was good. Menu selection wasn't big, portions could have been a bit larger but what you got was good. The peanutbutter pie was very good. I would go back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Favorite restaurant in a town overflowing with great spots. Crawfish pie and red fish were great. Flavors are abundant but not over the top. Wine selection is perfect for the menu. I could eat there every night of a trip to NOLA. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I had the Louisiana Cochon which was in a word - awesome! I expected something a bit more upscale for the cost but nonetheless worth the walk from the Quarter."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Superb small plates that independently are wonderful but together are something more. We loved the casual neighborhood feel and the relaxed ambiance. It is the food however that is the star of the show. Well balanced in such a way that we left content and satisfied but at the same time refreshed and energized."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We loved our dinner. The gator app was especially good. We also loved the cochon entree and unique cocktails. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014