Cafe' Vermilionville

4.8
299 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern

Housed in a National Historic Building, c.1835, and in business since 1981, Café Vermilionville is a locally-owned, award-winning culinary establishment that serves innovative, upscale creole fare. The restaurant features an expansive glassed in main dining room overlooking the courtyard, a full-service eat-in bar, private dining room(s), and offers personalized event planning services to make your small gathering or big affair ones to remember for a lifetime. The ambiance is carefully designed to be reflective of its historic time period while fusing current day furnishings and original art - a true celebration of the South Louisiana vernacular.



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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff made sure to make an engagement proposal highly memorable and enjoyable. Would come here again and recommend to friends and family. Delicious food, great environment, friendly and attentive staff, and great value. 5 stars all around.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely fabulous, the service was impeccable, it was peaceful with soft jazz playing lightly in the background. My dinner companion said, "It was like we left town". Amazing experience, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Our server Lance was the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was outstanding!!

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ReneeK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent staff, great atmosphere. We knew it was a more expensive menu, so the prices didn’t surprise us. It seems like everything costs more since COVID, so we didn’t mind. Everything else made up for it.

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NanH
Baton Rouge
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent and service top notch.

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ELIZABETHM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful staff, beautiful setting and delicious food and drinks!

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BenH
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, very noisy table nearby.
Great food

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Bill
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very good. My steak was slightly over cooked. Turtle soup was excellent. Service was okay. A bit slow. 2 tables that came in after us got their food before us. Had to ask for bread well into our meal. My tea was never refilled. Server was very nice but may have been working too many tables.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely eat there again.

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Mark
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely will return. Dinner was delicious. Service was excellent.

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Riley
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A little underwhelming compared to other restaurants in the same price point locally. Steak was cooked perfectly but needed salt, scallops not as tender as expected

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DArrington
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Kitchen/service was a little slow but they may have trouble staffing like everyone else. Would def go back again.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding ! Chelsea was our server.

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NoNo
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Lafayette!

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vipJulieC
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cafe' Vermilionville. It has been a favorite of mine and my husbands for 20 years now. I have never had a bad experience and the food and service is always top notch.

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ZachD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent menu. Will be back!!!!!

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JuanitaD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday there and it was absolutely fantastic from the moment we walked in. We had an excellent waiter who was very attentive to our needs. Everything was prepared to perfection. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone. The atmosphere the service the noise level everything was super .

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Lance, made our evening. Great in every way. Even got our silly jokes. And recommended a favorite drink of his that relaxed me for the first time since cover!

Perfect recommendation.

Dinner was very well paced with time in between to talk and laugh and digest.
Great gumbo, warm spinach salad excellent... hadn't had one in years.
Scallops great, fish great, desserts superb!

So happy to have rediscovered Vermilionville. Spent many fun evenings here in the 80's. Remember Judge Roy Beans?

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Cafe V is excellent in every regard. I recommended to two colleagues for us to have a business discussion there and they were equally impressed.

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DerekF
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each time we dine here, everything is nice! Tonight we had the pleasure of meeting Chelsea who was delightful. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner and the service was superb. Thank y’all

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always wonderful. Seemed the staff was pretty busy. We had drinks from the bar we brought to table but server took quite awhile before acknowledging us initially but great after that.

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Wesper
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were told that the food here was equal to the top restaurants in New Orleans. It is not. But we had a good seafood meal. Our server was a delight.

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Bobbie
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides the ambiance of dining in a century old home, the food and service is outstanding.

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vipThptrek
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining. Lance our waiter was great. Fresh gulf seafood, turtle soup and gumbo as good as anywhere. This is fine dining in a casual beautiful place. Highly recommended

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Luchow
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinners at Cafe Vermillionville are always special, even without an occasion to celebrate. Their fish dishes start with excellent snapper or a fresh gulf fish and include unexpected pairings such as coconut cream and jalapeño rice that entice you to take bite after bite, enjoying each more than the last. The staff is attentive, yet unobtrusive and all of this takes place in a charming 1834 building. Who could ask for anything more?

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vipJDBfun
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting and I looked at the reviews and the menu and chose this restaurant. It was a great choice! We were greeted by the hostess and seated at a nice table. The server was very nice and knowledgeable about the wines and the food. We are still talking about it and what a great dinner.

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Building is historic and beautiful. Everything start to finish was high quality. A wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

For the small portions, not worth the prices.

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BonnieB
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was very courteous and helpful. The anniversary card was unexpected. The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea was our fantastic sever. Food is always perfect. Coconut snapper is what we get EVERY time. Well and drinks too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed dinner this evening with my wife and kids. We ordered the appetizer sampler, coconut snapper, pork chop and scallop with crabmeat entrees. My son was very satisfied with his pork chop entree which is amazing because he can be very critical and a picky eater. My daughter and I really enjoyed our buttery scallops with the sweet corn pan sauce. The wife had the coconut shrimp and she raved about how well it was prepared and taste.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience2

Moldy air conditioning system ruined my evening.
Arrived and A/C unit was not running when we sat at table.
10 minutes after the A/C system turned on I started having a sinus attack...ie-runny nose, then uncontrollable sneezing, this had to leave my 33 year wedding anniversary dinner and my spouse paid the bill. Not a good evening.
Confirmed mold build up on all vent registers throughout the restaurant.
At a minimum, this old historic building needs to be treated for mold in the A/C duct work.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the concert series. Beautiful with tent lights. I know it was for an upcoming wedding but it made a beautiful canopy like listening under the stars!

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JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We walked in and the maitre d' seemed dismissive and unwelcoming. He put us down for a table meant for someone who had a birthday so wasn't attentive. But once we sat down we had a great waiter with awesome food. Would love to go back, just hope we are welcomed better next time

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with a great server!

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DebbieC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and the service is exceptional.

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Lori
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wednesday night Courtyard Concert was simply amazing - the music was most enjoyable and the food as amazing as always. This is a wonderful break in a hectic week!

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Lori
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely an experience you don't want to miss - the food is amazing along with Andrea, Ken and the staff - you will never be disappointed at Cafe Vermilionville!!!!

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Peter
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to restaurant for dates, anniversaries, and special events.

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Cafe' Vermilionville is rated 4.8 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.