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Lovely, fairly quiet restaurant. Appetizers, entrees were exceptionally good - I'm pickier than usual since am a James Beard Foundation member. All desserts were heavy, rich, sweet. Greater variety of types, textures, sweetness would have been helpful, but more tempting. MoreOpenTable Diner -
Wife and I have a date night without the kiddos every other week. We chose Social since it was local and we had never been. Used open table to schedule the reservation, hostess called the morning if to confirm. The entire experience was amazing, server offered her favorites, the handcrafted beverages were blended well. We will be going back! MoreOpenTable Diner -
Located in the heart of south Louisiana's Acadiana country, Lafayette is the city where Cajun and Creole cuisine originated. Whether it's seafood or freshwater fish, in Lafayette, you can have it baked, boiled, braised, blackened, or fried and seasoned to taste. Locally owned restaurants even serve alligator on their menus, and crawfish is a springtime favorite. Area chefs use fresh local ingredients in all their dishes whether it's a cheeseburger or po'boy. American restaurants serve traditional home-style dishes called plate lunches. Featuring hearty portions and a thick gravy, plate lunches are popular because they are inexpensive and quick. Cafes and bistros serve soups and sandwiches. You can also find French cuisine, Asian-style restaurants, and Mexican food in Lafayette.