Cochon-Lafayette
Cochon-Lafayette
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Cochon-Lafayette

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cochonlafayette.com/
  • Phone: 3379939935
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woods Crossing
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cochon-Lafayette
Cochon Lafayette is James Beard Award winning Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski’s most recent venture. Located in the heart of Cajun Country, in Lafayette's River Ranch, Cochon Lafayette features a large indoor dining space and bar as well as an attractive outdoor deck area overlooking the river. It showcases the authentic Cajun cuisine that made its sister restaurant in New Orleans famous.
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Cochon-Lafayette reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Happy Dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    I have visited Cochon 3 times in 4 months and all visits were as pleasant as could be. The food on all visits was excellent. They have many "open" wines, so one can enjoy excellent wines at a reasonable price. A recommendation are the chicken livers: simply delicious! In general they are better in meats than in fish, but that is only natural when your name is Cochon ;-))
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • Delicious food...not busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Delicious food...not busy on a rainy Monday night. Seems like it would be a much more comfortable place than the NOLA location...tables not packed in. Outstanding, attentive service. Overlooks the Vermillion River.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cochon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Food is always exceptional and staff friendly and extremely helpful. If you are in Lafayette, this is worth the visit. Have now been there multiple times and have always left ready to come back for the next meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was exceptional. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    Food was exceptional. The pork plate special was perfect. The wait staff was spot on as well. I will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most decadent meal in a long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    Most decadent meal in a long time. Pork cheek appetizer was awesome, duck confit was perfect, and apple cobbler - yum! Also - moonshine on the drink menu! Yay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was an issue with how
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    There was an issue with how long it took for my entree to be served (arrived way after a table that had ordered the same thing after I had), but apparently the server was new and the restaurant was responsive to my concerns.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Highly pedigreed chefs with
    TravelARVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Highly pedigreed chefs with country/Louisiana food for regular people. Great selections.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vexed on the Vermilion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    Even though I had made reservations, I still had to wait 30 min for a table. 20 minutes passed before our server took our drink order. The first appetizer (wood smoked oysters) arrived cold, but tasty. The second appetizer(alligator perfection)came with the meal which we waited an hour and twenty minutes for. I ordered grillads and grits. The portion was very small and the flavor insignificant. Totally different experience from the Cochon in New Orleans-which was fabulous. The $104 meal ticket was not worth the food much less the experience. I am going to assume that they were having a bad day and give them another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The new winter lunch menu
    coachbobVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    The new winter lunch menu is good, with a pumpkin soup special that was excellent. One complaint is the size of the chicken liver starter which is quite small, even for a starter. The ham and cheese sandwich was also good, although asking for less butter on the grill is a good idea.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took a group of business associates
    lambonlVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Took a group of business associates to Cochon for a ice-breaker dinner. A few drinks at the well stocked bar (much better than expected beer list, including local brews) and then to the food. Service was great, a large group too (~12). I had teh pork chop which was delicious, really juicy and tender. Wine list nothing to write home about but its not really that type of food were thats a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment on the Bayou
    OpsimathVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    The venue on the banks of the Vermillion Rover is beautiful and gracious, but the food is overpriced and mediocre despite Donald Link's rave reviews. The salads were especially disappointing, uninspired and pedestrian. He can do much better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been to Cochon a few
    BRFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    I've been to Cochon a few times now and really enjoy the food. This trip I enjoyed pork cheeks (amazing!), pork belly (7 of 10) and mac & cheese (wonderful & garlic-y). The service was overbearing at first since it was early but then couldn't find anyone to pay our check when we wanted to leave. I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, a nice view and time to spare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While they don't have an extensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    While they don't have an extensive food menu, everything I have tried has been delicious - and their drinks are creative and aren't your run of the mill cocktails. It's a bit on the pricey side, so it's great for a birthday or special occasion!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food was great, just the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    The food was great, just the initial service was slow. Manager eventually seemed to intervene in the end to deal with my ongoing beverage needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice experience, dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Very nice experience, dinner was fabulous. Cobia (Lemonfish) was cooked perfectly for the night's special - perfectly!!! great service,unpretentious,high end "comfort food"
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menue has gotten smaler, less
    Robert
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Menue has gotten smaler, less choices - WAS NOT IMPRESSED FOR MY 3RD VISIT. Special occasion - disappointed!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    JayJVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    We have always enjoyed Cochon in New Orleans' Warehouse District. The Lafayette Cochon was excellent. It is a fantastic new building with beautiful riverfront dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor seating plentiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Outdoor seating plentiful and inviting. Food really excellent (Guidry's catfish, a corn/tomato soup, eggplant shrimp dressing, and my wife had a fresh zucchini a d squash salad with goat feta. All delicious)) Very good refreshing drinks (Trotter Jennings, bobby Hebert), and great special desserts. Would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    It was all around a great restaurant. Food was great, the atmosphere was pleasant. I don't know if they did but the lights seemed to dim as the night fell. The staff was friendly but had that balance that is so important. New date night place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    A great visit with friends paired with great food and a beautiful view, who could ask for more. This place never disappoints. Several of us had the pork shoulder, which was exceptional. One had the rabbit, which looked delicious. And in the drink department, on couple had an excellent recommendation of wine, while the rest of us had the Trotter Jennings--featuring the wonderful elderflower liqueur.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is attractive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The restaurant is attractive and interesting. We dined outside for Mother's Day lunch and enjoyed trying to identify vegetables and herbs grown for the kitchen. My husband and I had the brisket. My son had the grits and grillades. We all agreed that, while tasty, people anticipating the classic cajun versions of those dishes would be disappointed. An excellent experience. I was disappointed that so few wines were offered by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I found my new favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    I found my new favorite place in Lafayette. I love the outdoors and being on the river gave me exactly what I was looking for. I look forward to going back to enjoy the inside dining, the ambiance is new and fresh. The grilled fish was delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was AMAZING...better than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2012
    It was AMAZING...better than the one in New Orleans!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Cochon for Brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    First time at Cochon for Brunch. The service was good though, there were a couple of hiccups here and there. (My wife ordered a mimosa and never received it, though because of their 2-server system we were able to ask our second server and received it promptly) Our server told us the specials of the day and after we moved to another table due to the weather, he repeated again, as if we were a new table. The french toast was very good. The Brisket special was very moist & tender. What you would expect from a restaurant of Cochon's style. On that note my Pork Belly special left something to be desired. It seemed as if it had been cooked too long. And while it was good, at Donald Link's "Cochon", I expect pork belly to be perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group of 6
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    We were a group of 6 and everyone was very happy with the restaurant ambiance, wait staff and especially the food. We all ordered something different and taste tested each dish, everything was devine. Had a wonderful time, will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The chicken livers were the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    The chicken livers were the best thing we ate the entire meal. Pork dishes were overly greasy and were not paired with sides that complemented the meats. A heavy pork entree would be better suited to lighter sides with contrasting textures, colors, and flavors. Otherwise you leave feeling like you've eaten a plate lunch. Outside dining at night needs a little more light near or on tables so you can see what you are served.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and i had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    My wife and i had a great dining experience at Cochon New Orleans last fall and decided to try the Lafayette location while passing through this spring. The experience was just as wonderful. Great food and service. Both are among our favorites
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • A great surprise in Lafayette
    acato6570VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    A great surprise in Lafayette - highly recommend! Food was creative and bursting with flavors. Table service was spot on and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • PROS: simply amazing cochon
    DaceyDVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2012
    PROS: simply amazing cochon de lait, i.e. suckling pig stuffed with pulled shoulder of the same pork; really good shrimp apps in a spicy brown sauce (piquant?); and fabulous spicy, sort of pickle-y cucumber salad. CONS: chicken livers on toast overwhelmed by pepper jelly; the WORST greens I have ever eaten (very under-cooked with a sweet (balsamic reduction?) dressing; and a waitress who when asked for a variety of things (e.g. an IPA) said, "Oh, I don't like that. I'd have the [in that case, brown ale] instead." IN BETWEEN: blah mac & cheese, blah rabbit & dumplings, and a blah wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The chef has a rather greasy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    The chef has a rather greasy palate for my taste. The amberjack was a tad fishy, as amberjack tends to be. I asked for fresh lemon and it helped to balance the flavors of the dish, which was a mix of earthy, oily flavors with no counterbalance. For the price, the food lacked subtlety. The venue is beautiful, the service was stellar, and the dessert was amazing-a warm, sticky chocolate cake-pudding with pralinee syrup and ice cream.
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  • The service was very good
    wineandfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    The service was very good - food just OK. The food was fairly significantly over salted; that, however, seems to be typical of food in and around New Orleans. The oyster and bacon sandwich was very tasty, though almost impossible to eat as a sandwich as the bread was very thin and fell apart before the sandwich was half eaten. The rest was finished with a knife and fork. The smothered greens were delicious except for that oversalting thing going on. Ambience was a bit disappointing as Cochon is in a brand new building that is relatively non-descript and the interior a bit sparse. It could have been any restaurant in any location.
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  • Good food small portion and pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We had a group of four people for dinner at Cochon-Lafayette, and everyone liked their dishes. We all agreed that the service was excellent, but one disappointment felt by our group: the portion of the side dish was way to small for the price charged.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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  • First Timer...Will be back!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Went with my wife for an early Valentines day dinner. Was exceptionally good, and we will be back again. I had the fried chicken liver appetizer with the cochon plate with grits. My wife had the soup du jour (baked potato) as her appetizer and a meal of mac and cheese with a shrimp dish off the small plate menu. We both enjoyed our meal and the service was adequate. The only thing that could improve is the drink menu. My wife wanted an apple martini which is a drink you can get at any restaurant in Lafayette and they said they couldn't make it. Found that to be a little odd.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Great Food as always. Wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Great Food as always. Wait staff was great, very helpful with explaining the food as well as their personal recommendations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • The food was decent here,
    BlueduckVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    The food was decent here, but we had to wait 2 hours for our main course. Unacceptable. The highly touted baked oysters are a waste. Decent, but you are better off at almost any place that serves grilled oysters. The highly touted gumbo (by Southern Living) was so so. If you want Gumbo, drive a little futher down to Landry's Seafood and Steak House in New Iberia. There, you will get truly good gumbo.
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  • When we first sat down the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    When we first sat down the menu was intimidating......after a look we all went out on a limb and ordered entree's we normally would not have touched. I had the rabbit stew which was absolutely amazing. I cannot recall what the others in our party dined on although there were no complaints, only surprised taste buds at the delicious food prepared for us!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • overall - very good. However,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2011
    overall - very good. However, my grits and grillades left something to be desired. I would prefer the grits to be separate from the meat the corn bread was outstanding, as were th drinks. I would like osee a few more breakfast-type items on the menu.
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    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Is that all there is to Cochon?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    After reviewing the menu on line at the Cochon website I almost cancelled my reservation but decided to give it a try. The menu is a poor representation of the dishes offered expecially whether selections are spicy. The lettuce wedge with "buttermilk dressing" was too spicy for my date. The menu offerings are limited for such a great facility. Seafood dishes as represented in the food section of the recent Wall Street Journal weekend sections were not available. Food quality was good but I expected better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sorry while the service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    Sorry while the service and atmosphere was excellent the food was not. My second time going there and the first was for lunch which was pretty good. However, this was my first time for dinner and I was disappointed. That being said by son said his dinner was pretty good.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Setting was great! Food
    Pawnmaster
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Setting was great! Food was not so good. Serving size was bad...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet