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About 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 unique selection of Bourbon & Spirits from small distilleries. Cochon brought Bourbon back to the spotlight in New Orleans. A diverse beer selection with an emphasis on local micro-brews offers a cool contrast with the sometimes spicy cuisine.

930 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cajun, Southern, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Andrew Higgins

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 588-2123

Website:
http://www.cochonrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
From Cajun to Elvis to rockabilly, Cochon features a lively atmosphere and a diverse mix of southern-styled music.

Parking Details:
Ample on street parking available and three pay lots in a one block radius.

Executive Chef:
Donald Link & Stephen Stryjewski

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Cochon Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

How many times have you heard of restaurants with fabulous reputations and buzz that do not live up to either? Neither is the case at Cochon. From the moment we arrived until we left, greeters and servers were perfectly attentive and hospitality driven. Great suggestions on ordering, perfect timing of the courses and in the end an excellent value. Split the beet salad with my date. Then shared multiple small plates and sides including greens, mac and cheese, pork cheeks, fried alligator and pork ribs. It was a perfect meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Lotsa pig food, so I guess that is why they call it Cochon and have a giant pig hanging on the wall. Pork cheeks, ribs, and ham were all scrumptious. Alligator tasted like a chicken mcnugget and would not recommend it unless you feel some compulsion to eat alligator!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Been coming to New Orleans regularly for about ten years and this place vaults close to the top of my best restaurant list. Great food, friendly service, great ambiance. Definitely a top pick.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I was told we did not have a reservation because the no longer go thru open table.

I had my reservation thru open table up on my phone. not happy.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful gumbo; great fish; nicely seasoned foods; exceptional service

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service! Ryan was so lovely. We had a really wonderful time and will come back again!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The service was amazing. Very accommodating and patient service staff. Food was incredible as always

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great meal, great flavor to the meal and hand crafted drinks! Service was knowledgeable of food and specialty drinks. I'm normally a beer drinker but enjoyed the handcrafted cocktails. Service made suggestions upon request but not pushy and not overbearing. Loved the rabbit and dumplings as well as macaroni cheese casserole and creamy grits. Split the meal between 2 people.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Waiter was a bit odd but food came out quickly and all tasted wonderful!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Fantastic lunch for husband & I and my parents, after spending hours at WW2 museum a few blocks away. Wood-fire oysters were the highlight. And the rabbit. And pork ribs. And.....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I had an excellent meal with friends. Perfect service and every dish was full of flavor! Loved this place!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great experience, food and service consistently good!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Split a few dishes but the mac-n-cheese and gumbo were very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Second time here after many years and still one of the best places to try and experiment with meats and NOLA food! Great dinner and great experience. Service was amazing too.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

After visiting Herbsaint we decided to give Cochon a try for dinner - we were not disappointed, in fact I was elated. The food and service were amazing! Great selection of bourbon as well! Worth the drive from Houston!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We enjoyed the food at Cochon; however the service was rude. We were brought our check twice even though we had a full glass of wine and beer, unfinished dessert, and had been there less than an hour.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was just incredible. All of us left saying that we enjoyed every thing about the meal from top to bottom. I can't wait to come back.

Table favorites: ribs, alligator, boudin, gumbo, catfish, aged brisket.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Everything seemed to be spicy. I'm. Not against that but

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Wish they had a few healthier choices most items are fried our high caloric. Cool ambience and drinks.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great experience overall. There was some problem with the server (who was probably new) and the management stepped in and provided a couple of sides on the house and picked up the tab for our cocktails. Food was as good as we expected from the reviews - especially loved the chanterelle mushroom toasts. A little noisy - not the place for an intimate dinner - but we had a great dinner there.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

What can I say about Cochon!!
The food was out of this world and the staff was knowledgeable and pleasurable. I can't wait to return.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Excellent food and services. The food very delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Everything was okay noting outstanding. Many other restaurants you can go to for this price range that are much better

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

I love Cochon. This was a must for us in New Orleans and the only reservation we made for our stay. The team at Cochon has created a menu of dishes that use smoke as an ingredient in the same way they use salt. It's a deft hand that lets you know the food has been cooked over wood but nowhere near some places where it feels like the food was rested in an ashtray. The smoke isn't even the most demonstrative element of the teams skill. The absolute perfect levels of heat in the dishes hitting the note where you crave more because it's the perfect marriage of pleasure and pain. The wait staff were terrific, and put up with two novice diners. The boudin will be the best bite of food I have this year, and the chow chow inspired me to create some at home. Simply thanks.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The menu is very different but the food is spectacular! Don't worry about the menu just order something and enjoy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service was great. Our waiters were very friendly and the food was delicious.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This is one of the more innovative and fun restaurants I have had the pleasure of eating at in a while.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant. The food was overly spicy. The service was a disaster! Our bread arrived before the dessert after we had finished our entre. The waitress was very rude. We waited 15 for a refill on a lemonade.

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vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined on July 22, 2017

damn! eat here.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This restaurant is a little over-hyped. The food was good, not great. The menu was limited in offerings for our group.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent lunch. Had the oysters with garlic chili sauce, heirloom tomatoes with crab and ribs. Sauce was spicey sweet. Waitress was very attentive. We just ordered an entree at a time and split. Highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent food in a space that is much too loud for anything other than light comments and unimportant conversation.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Out of specials, hot beer, fishy fish, over-cooked sides. We won't be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Absolutely excellent! Best wood fired oysters I've ever had! Charcuterie was on point and everything was home made. Excellent value!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was good but a tad pricey. Service was slow and inattentive.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 18, 2017

This a must every year we come to NOLA. My fav is the oysters with chili butter. The special appetizer last night was a Tuna Crudo that was ridiculously amazing. Perfect for the summer. Lite and refreshing!!! Next we had rabbit dumplings and gulf fish fishermen style with creamy grits!!! Y'all I'm telling you this is NOLA food in one stop. Drinks, wine and food. Can't get much better than that!!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food and service was excellent. We recommend the pork ribs and ham hock.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Stumbled up on this place after a friend recommended it. Definitely try the fried livers and the ribs. They were amazing to eat. The livers paired with mint leaves and pickled onions is amazing (and i'm not a fan of livers). The cochon dish was amazing! So much flavor in each bite!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Vraie cuisine. Bien sûr à l anglo-saxon ne mais avec de la finesse

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