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Village Cafe Lafayette
Village Cafe Lafayette

Village Cafe Lafayette Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.villagecafelafayette.com
  • Email: blegerr@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (337) 981-8085
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday Brunch (Seasonal): 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Conner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Available starting November 1st 2010 Village Cafe" will offer private dining that will seat up to 40, or cocktail reception for 70.
  • Private Party Contact: Ben Leger (337) 981-8085
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private Dining Room can host up to 75 guests for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richland
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on street in front of restaurant and lot in rear of the restaurant.
A word from Village Cafe Lafayette
At Village Café our goal is to serve the finest food in all of Acadiana. We offer a casual dining experience five days a week, Tuesday-Saturday, during the lunch hour, which includes daily specials. We also have special menu for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with most tables encircled by walls filled with a wide array of wines at every price point, as well as specialty beers and liquors.

As night begins to fall, the café takes on a more dimly lit upscale ambiance, with white table cloths draped over the wood tables to enhance the dining experience.

Make no mistake, however, that we remain a relaxed dining spot at all times. We cater to the most casual guest but also attract anyone seeking a more elegant experience. From the River Ranch crowd, which often walks to the restaurant, to those driving in from St. Landry, Iberia, St. Martin parishes and all spots in between, everyone feels welcome no matter what time of day they visit us.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice little restaurant in River Ranch. We knew it was pricey going in, but it was a special occasion. The food was outstanding (loved the stuffed fish) and the staff was very friendly all around. I wouldn't dine there every week, but I will go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had the snapper and big apple salad and both were delectable!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Easily some of the best food in the area. Spectacular service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were sat in a corner near the walls stocked high with wine, which gives the restaurant a lovely atmosphere. We ordered some cocktails,which were wonderful, and shared 2 appetizers, 1 was the shrimp bowl and the other was the steak tartare with truffle fries. Both were great although the shrimp were my favorite. The truffle fries didn't taste much like truffle fries, more like regular out of the freezer fries. My friend and I shared the duck and mushroom risotto, which was very good. My other friend had the snapper with pecorinno risotto. Thiswas spectacular. I almost wished I had gotten that. The service was also excellent. The waitress Lisa was knowledgeable and friendly and knew exactly what she was doing. I would recommend her."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was good, but the waitress seemed a little uninformed about the menu. My wife's steak was good, but the rabbit I had was oversmoked and too salty. However, I will go back and give it a second chance."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Village Cafe has top notch food. Every bite is quality and bursting with flavor. You will not be let down. Also of note is their cocktail list. Such yummy creations. I have not had any wine yet because I am in love with Corpse Reviver #2 on the cocktail list. Service is very wonderful. And the manager, I'm assuming he's the manager, greets every table and asks how we like the food. Very nice. You definitely leave full, but this is a pricey place. I enjoy quality over quantity, but for us middle-class folks, this is definitely a special occasion place. I really appreciate Village Cafe participating in the Groupon deals. I've purchased two."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I purchased a Livingsocial deal for VIllage Cafe to check it out for a birthday dinner. The restaurant is small and cozy for a couple's night out. The cocktail selection was great and the tuna roll appetizer was delicious. We both had the NY strip which had quite a bit of fat on it for a $38 steak but we still enjoyed the plate as a whole. Overall, it was a nice experience and the staff was very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We drive 4 hours to shop in Lafayette, stay at River Ranch and dine at The Village. It is charming, with friendly, but professionally trained servers. The food has been consistently delicious and creative for the past several years, it has never disappointed . Looking forward to our next dining experience at this wonderful place"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My first visit. Excellenet service, food and wine. No question, I will return on my next visit to Broussard."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I'm done with this place for dinner. My ($40) filet was cold, my friend's ($38) stuffed fish was mediocre. We also had salads, a before dinner drink, a glass of house wine, and a after dinner drink. Our bill for this less than satisfactory meal was $159 before the tip. We could have gone to Ruth's Chris for less, had better ambiance, and a much better meal."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We dined early and were welcomed even with a hungry toddler. We ordered appitizer and daughter's food first and enjoyed the friendly staff keeping her entertained. The BBQ shrimp appitizer is to die for, and theoreer if chicken tenders for our daughter came with beautiful fresh fruit. The staff was attentive and helpful, even playing pickup with our daughter. We had help pairing wines with dinner and the wines suggested were excellent compliments. The scallops and rabbit were some of the best we've ever had, and the chocolate bread pudding capped off an extraordinary dining experience. We are already planning a return visit."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "You can count on Village Cafe for a quality, consistent dining occasion !"
    Dined on 7/11/2013