Cochon on 2nd

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
With innovative cuisine, genuine hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere, Cochon on 2nd is a place where fine cuisine meets approachable comforts. We work hard to find the perfect selection of ingredients that create a memorable dining experience. Our chef-driven restaurant, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, offers rotating menus of food creations that make this a top choice when dining in the Hampton Roads area. Our unique concept is perfect for both special occasions and everyday dining.

Whether you’re planning a family dinner, a night out with friends, or a gastronomy treat for out-of-town guests, we believe Cochon on 2nd will become your favorite dining destination.
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JL
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef and staff were excellent as usual. They were ready for us and the birthday celebration was wonderful!

MF
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had a difficult evening with our server, who we have had before, but something seemed to be amiss this evening. Our guests were very upset and asked us to request we never have this waitstaff again. It was unpleasant. I hate to say something, but maybe there was something very upsetting for the waiter. If so, we all have a bad night.

DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Server Jesse was fantastic. We'll be back!

RT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The restaurant was very busy and our table was a few minutes late getting free but we had seats at the very busy bar while we waited. I would say that the menu was more American than French but I was not disappointed with it. Our waitress, Ragon, was exceptional. I definitely would recommend and we will return again!

OT
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and equally superior service

TF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. We were seated in front of the open kitchen and were able to view the interactions (entertaining!) between the chefs and servers. The rockfish and salmon entrees with accompanying sauces were delicious. The scalloped potatoes had a very cheesy crust on top. Our server was very cheery and helpful.

AD
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Cochon. Once we entered the restaurant, we were immediately greeted and then seated. We were just given the drinks menu and I thought that the wait staff forgot the dinner menus. The server stated that they do not want to rush their patrons so they just provide the drink menus and once we had our drinks, they provide the dinner menus. What a change from dining in other restaurants where they want you out for the next table. Dinner was wonderful. My husband got the filet which he stated was the most tender and flavorful filet he had. I had the pork chop which was seasoned perfectly and tender. For dessert, we had the chocolate pate and creme brulee which was just as outstanding. The food and service were impeccable. This was our second time there and it did not disappoint.

LW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite restaurant.....the food is always fabulous!!!

FF
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails, beautiful menu. Server was charming but overbooked. Did dad delicious, but stuck skin was not crispy and dessert could have been awesome with more icecream. Will definitely go back, but maybe not on a busy day.

s
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sweet onion soup, firecracker shrimp and salad special with crab cakes. Excellent choices for a lunch at our favorite restaurant!

RL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attention to detail, and an awesome staff. Perfect dinner (as always) sitting next to a warm fire on an ugly weather evening. Thank you Neil, Melissa, Niki, and David, you guys are the best. See you again soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinning experience! The details on everything truly impressed me! The place is cozy, open and it felt like stepping into a French Restaurant in France! The food was amazing, delicious, magnifiqué!

What we loved the most was the friendly staff, the owner is the chef, and he was just as amazing as the place, friendly, talented and easy to talk to!

I will go back as Cochon has become one of my faves!

s
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Cochon never disappoints. Celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. Presentation is beautiful. The potato dish was as good as it was the first time we ever dined. Big beautiful plates with a wonderful 50 dry aged steak, and Berkshire pork chop;had to take home for the next day. Still ordered the crème brûlée b/c we couldn’t leave without dessert. The kitchen is a well oiled machine and wait staff top notch! Love this restaurant. Thank you Chef Griggs for our special occasion dinner!!!

P
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Chris was so knowledgeable.

BP
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate my friend's birthday with a relaxed and relaxing lunch. I've already made reservations to go back with friends on Valentine's weekend (the 14th was booked, but we're flexible).

BC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Four of the five members of our dinner party had Cochon's signature Pork Chop entree. We all agreed that the pork chops were all somewhat dry and frankly not very flavorful. Given the $40 entree price we were expecting better.

My wife and I were there three months ago and the entree menu was, for the most part, unchanged from then. Given the very limited number of entrees we found the lack of menu rotation disappointing. To make matters worse, we were told that they were already out of their fish entree - at 7:00 PM!

While the visual ambience is quite nice, the noise level is quite high which was also disappointing. Overall a mediocre experience for a rather pricy restaurant.

DB
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a place to eat every day because of the price, but worth the special occasions. The ambiance of the dining room was beautiful; the food was delish, our waitress was very attentive.

AB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several friends joined my husband and I for a lovely dinner. Adding 2 xtra to our reservation was accommodated which we appreciated.

BR
Pittsburgh
153 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cochon has to be one of the best, if not the best restaurants in the Williamsburg area. Our expectations have always been met and exceeded

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Chef/owner very involved with the customers. A little expensive but any restaurant this good has the right to a decent return on their efforts.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, solicitous service, and warm ambience. One of my favorite places in Williamsburg for any occasion.

DG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional. Best crab cakes I have ever eaten!

RC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our third year dining there on our spa weekend. 3 of our meals were excellent but the 4th was rockfish and tasted fishy vs fresh fish taste but well prepared. Desserts were delish

C
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a conference and wanted to try a venue for the first time. I called prior to our reservation and they were very gracious to accommodate our travel delay and pushed back our reservation time.

Upon arrival we started with wine and a specialty martini, unwinding from our travel and leading into a culinary adventure.

Now, the food is outstanding. We ate way too much as we wanted to try as much as possible since it all sounded so good. Bottom line, it was. Shrimp app, duck sausage taco app, duck breast, rockfish, bread pudding w/hm ice cream! Wine btg gave ample opportunity to have red and white.

The decor is unique, attractive, thought provoking and yet soothing and complementary to the level of cuisine. We will definitely return and encourage others to make Cochon a destination. There's a nice bar area as well...

T
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Williamsburg. Chris, our waiter was very knowledgeable and great.

BC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cochon delivered an excellent dinner for our special birthday.

q
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, just wish we lived closer! We were there for the New Year's Eve 2020 celebration. It was also our wedding anniversary and they made everything so special for us!

GP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve was wonderful. The food, atmosphere, service and accommodations were superb!! Could not think of a better place to spend the evening.

OT
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our true favorite. Exceptional food, service and all around quality experience.

EW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lamb was too salty. They did provide another lamb dish but still charged us for it. My wife waited for the lamb to be done while the rest of us already finished our meal. Price is too high for the food, way overpriced. $36 for scallops is excessive. I don’t think their prices were this high in the past.

J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, service and food superb, definitely will be coming back

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on every level, Chris (with the Beard) was our server and truly a professional, Great Host with recommendations...I cannot do justice in describing the meal other than from start to finish it was a dining pleasure.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great!

JR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There were not enough staff in the kitchen. Service between courses was slow and waits between courses induced occasional boredom.

MR
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. My wife and I travelled from Texas to spend Christmas in Williamsburg and Cochon was a memorable part of the holiday experience.

HR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We experienced quite a lag waiting for our drinks to be served. After that, things ran smoothly.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience5

Great ambience and our server was fantastic, but the food took way too long to arrive. We waited quite a while for each course — (including soup) — but especially the entrees. The food was good, but not worth the price.

MM
Atlanta
86 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot for us, and a can’t miss recommendation. Came highly rated and didn’t disappoint. Awesome entrees, salads, and apps. Beef Tenderloin was perfect and Salmon was as good as it gets. One highlight was the Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin— as great a “side” as you’ll ever get. Service superb, and atmosphere cozy and romantic. We’ll
definitely go back whenever we’re in Williamsburg. Great job to the Chef and staff.

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

My sister in laws $55 steak was chewy. She sent it back and was given a filet which was much better. At $55 for a steak that should have been tender, it was so over priced. Feel this restaurant’s quality of cooking has gone way down while it remains pricy for this inferior quality. We won’t be back and have heard this from others.