Cochon

Cochon

  • 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: 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
71 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (60)great for lunch (42)hot spot (38)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (30)special occasion (12)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (4)romantic (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Excellent food, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The menu is small but every item we tried was delicious. My wife has several food allergies, and the servers and manager took great care -- including several visits from the manager -- to ensure that my wife's meal included nothing that could cause her trouble. I have never had better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jcmeatloverVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Pork Cheeks was so appetizing and delicious. Cochon was a must get!! Tender and very flavourful! Oyster & bacon sandwich was very good as well. Grits went well with everything! Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Was Awesome
    FatKid
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was on point the smoked ham and spetzel was awesome and the cocktails were great
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    JMarks
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Tasted amazing with tons of flavorful spices and Louisiana style!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++++++++++
    RobertBVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Classic New Orleans flavors but with a flare for the original. Excellent service. Excellent ingredients. We had a fantastic lunch and everyone around us was having a great time as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    lakewolfeVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Wow, amazingly fresh food. If you enjoy pork, this place is for you. Really one of the food highlights of our trip. Just far enough from bourbon street to be a nice mixture of locals and in the know tourists. Close to World War II museum, so great for lunch or dinner on either side of the museum visit.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • luscious cajun food and charcuterie
    CheddarVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Fantastic food, perfect for lunch but not really a setting that I would pursue for a special event or dinner
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kathVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great place! Oyster/Bacon/Tomato sandwich & Pork Cheeks were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    Rama
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I wasn't particularly impressed by the food. After going over the entire menu I ended up with Mac & cheese and collards. Overall the experience was ok. I most likely would not go back and would not recommend. Don't get me wrong the food is fine just not amazing.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth visiting while in NOLA
    Alan
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was warm, and food was enjoyable. The well equipped bar is a plus.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food - so so service
    claudiad
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I love this place. I dream about the food and have gone to both the restaurant and the Butcher every time I visit New Orleans. This time, our table service was fitful (the bar service was great). We started with one waiter whom we could barely hear, he spoke so low. Halfway through we had a new waiter who never came back to ask is we needed anything else. We did - we needed more drinks, but could not flag either the new or the old waiter to place a drink order. We then had to ask for two additional cream refills for our coffee (one from a random waiter as we couldn't locate our waiter). Still love the food - but next time I'll try something new as if felt a bit like the staff's hearts just weren't in it anymore. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived up to the Hype
    Married2aChefVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I cannot say enough great things about Cochon. We packed a lot of eating into a long weekend visit to NOLA, including going to some of the best fine dining places, and Cochon- by far- was our favorite. Cool, laid-back atmosphere, great service and amazing Southern comfort food. The wood-fired oysters, rabbit & dumplings and Louisiana Cochon were all ridiculously good. We will definitely return the next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Pig!
    earlydiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Cochon was a great find in NOLA! Service and food were outstanding. We dined on small plates and apps for an early dinner and couldn't have been happier with the quality and variety. Servers were very attentive and helpful - especially by being non-judgy as we "pigged out."
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We ate at Cochon at lunch. Wow! The ribs were awesome as a combo the the gumbo. My wife loved the Oyster and Bacon sandwich. Worth the hike from the French Quarter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best. Restaurant. Ever.
    r2d2
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Every dish I tried here was not just excellent but outstanding. Great cocktails, casual vibe. Around the corner is Butcher which is great for lunch/take-out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Definitely a delicious dinner. I recommend the meat pie for sure. Our waitress had excellent suggestions about what to order. My husband had a peanut butter pie for dessert which he loved. Also the rabbit stew was delicious. Excellent beer and wine selection. Service good. No complaints at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    booya
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I had been once before,on business and had a great time. Took my wife for our anniversary and had one of the best meals ever. Great food, great drinks. Highly recommend it. Would also highly recommend making a reservation in advance if you want to get a table in a time slot that's not too early or late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cochon butchery's food is delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We found parking in front of Cochon Butchery. The smell of the food from stepping out of the car prompt us to step in and ask about their menu. The cashier was very friendly & knowledgeable about their food selection. The food is fresh and served hot. We ordered a few different sandwiches and side items for lunch. All breads and meat cuts served for each sandwich had different texture and taste. Their pickled onions compliment their sandwiches well. I recommend the duck postrami sliders. Their mac and cheese was on point, reminds me of one of Alton Brown's recipes. Apart from the food, the tables and chairs are high chairs bar style, which isn't ideal for smaller younger kids. Next time I'll try Cochon dining itself and see how it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchtime treat
    LilyflowerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went to Cochon for the first time, although I've been to New Orleans before. Lunch was delicious, especially the gumbo.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    BirthdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had heard so much about Cochon including from family who lives in New Orleans. The fried alligator and pork cheek appetizers were very good. We were disappointed with the Louisana cochon. The soft shelled crab special was better but just okay. The dessert menu was average-nothing special. The Mime on a Bike was good. Spicy lovers need to try Hey, Jack. I would go back just for the appetizers/small plates but not the entrees. Maybe it was an off night-we were there on an early Monday evening.
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  • Great food but long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Cochon is a happening place situated in the middle of nowhere but fortunately it is a short drive from the city center. Food is excellent but the service is slow but friendly due to overwhelming crowds that pile in during dinner time. For a group larger than 2 a reservation is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    JaySeeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cochon is a good as the reviewers say! What a great meal. We wanted to try everything on the menu, but with just 2 stomach, we needed to make some choices...wood fire oysters... fried alligators....oyster/bacon sandwich.... oven-roasted gulf fish.... mac/cheese..... gumbo... can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 901 reviews are from the Cochon reviews archive.
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    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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    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
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    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
    ACharlVIP
    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!
    GFoodieSVIP
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate