Cochon

Cochon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cochonrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5045882123
  • 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: Comfort Food, Southern, Cajun
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Cochon reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (45)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (26)good for groups (18)special occasion (13)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • Ate Like Kings
    GaBrooklynite
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Boudin balls, mushroom salad, rabbit and dumplings, Louisiana cochon. Everything was so delicious and my boyfriend and I were beyond full. I must say, the mushroom salad blew me away with it's marinated beef jerky. And we still got dessert! Peach cobbler is phenom.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Yummy!
    EABFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am glad I was able to get in at Cochon. The food is amazing. My sister and I had the mac & cheese, pork ribs, lima beans and the cucumber salad. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum...you know you're in the south when there are lima beans on the menu! Great atmosphere, great service - I will definitely try and make it back here to try other items on the menu!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great food let down by the service
    Porklover
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had read great things about this place and were really looking forward to it. Food choice was fine, and although it wasn't pork out of this world, it was lovely for a lunch. Great flavours, tender tasty meat and lovely sides. Service was sadly not up to standard. Bread arrived after the entree, waiter rarely came over to ask how we were doing so had to walk up and ask for bread. Waiter looked like he didn't care.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went here for lunch. I had the wood-fired oyster roast, fried livers with pepper jelly and toast, and the smoked pork ribs with watermelon pickle. Everything was delicious. The place is nice and bright, Service was friendly and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back!
    ExecutiveDiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great Oysters to start...and I don't normally eat oysters. Entree - Who knew pulled pork could have such flavor? Also Nice decor. I can't wait to go back.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    AKmathteacher1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    CMoneyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was incredible. Cannot miss while in NOLA.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    kikuyu
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had the amazing oysters and boudin balls, and the gumbo was great too. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food
    Vouvou
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Was AMAZING!!
    FoodiesForLife
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • susiVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good food just a bit too much salt for us. Peanut butter pie wonderful
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    LuvNOLAfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Beartrees
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mdxjpkh16
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great food.great service. Great overall experience. Would like to try a dinner service. Waiters on top of there job and seating good
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    ACharl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fantastic main courses. The signature dish Couchon was fantastic. Appetizers were flavorful.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lives up to the hype!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great food, great service! Liver appetizer was amazing and the Cochon with turnips was the best pork dish I have ever tasted!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • good food
    fishccyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Good appetizers
    HankeyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Luv2EatVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey but worth it
    KinsaleVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    af26
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swine Heaven
    Chefjoy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
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  • TheFotiniListVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Fabulous food served in a casual warehouse style setting. Try the oyster Beinville and the cochon. Absolutely fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great Service, Great Food!
    Gail
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go!
    JBBBVIP
    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.
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  • Good for dinner
    chicagovisitor
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ribs
    Supergirl15
    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.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 877 reviews are from the Cochon reviews archive.
  • Great place!
    noladiner
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service even better. We highly recommend Cochon.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Cochon
    RT79
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow - great pork dishes
    WineLoverVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food
    Marianne
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cochon not the best dish
    GreatDishes
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cochon - Well worth the calories!
    Lisa
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    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!
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    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Ad good as you've heard...
    dr10596VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Saved by great staff
    NoFoLauraVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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
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    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Wolfgang
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Overall a mediocre restaurant that failed to live up to the hype. Tourist trap.
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  • This restaurant is fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.