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Cafe V1 - Cafe' Vermilionville, Lafayette, LA

Cafe' Vermilionville

4.9
4.9
364 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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (337) 237-0100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Host your event with style and ease in our quaint and historic setting. With expert, in-house event coordination, and the city’s finest in service staff, we are here to help you achieve your most memorable occasion. We regularly host wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and business functions the entire year through. With capacity up to 400 for cocktail styled events, and up to 100 for seated dinners, we are a unique and flexible space with multiple rooms to host in a myriad of possibilities. We are a turn-key events facility providing all food, alcohol, and staffing. We can help guide vendor selections such as florists, entertainment, and rentals – creating stress-free planning for our hosts.

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Cross street

    Located in between South College and Bendel Rd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 364 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Overall

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Service

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Ambiance

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Romantic

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Special Occasion

  • Lafayette

    Best Overall

  • Lafayette

    Best Food

  • Lafayette

    Best Service

  • Lafayette

    Best Ambiance

  • Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Lafayette

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lafayette

    Notable Wine List

  • Lafayette

    Romantic

  • Lafayette

    Special Occasion

  • Lafayette

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lafayette

    Most Booked

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  1. MJ

    MaxJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Courtyard Series is always so much fun! Wonderful way to spend an evening!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always. Great good & drinks, pleasant servers, & great music

  3. SC

    SuzanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful evening. The music was spot on and the waiter was very engaging. The costumers were friendly! It was a great date night!

  4. a

    amo10

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anyone visiting Lafayette should not pass up the opportunity of having dinner at Cafe Vermilionville. Great food, great service, great ambiance. The proprietors maintain a high standard of Southern gastronomy. We love the front porch, the garden patio, the bar, the courtyard series on Wednesday evenings.

  5. d

    drnotes

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful evening! Food is unmatched, and service is reliable and friendly. A really unique venue. We will be back!

  6. G

    George

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    been there many times and everything from service to food was excellent

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am a man of few words. Food was great, service impeccable all in a beautiful setting.

  8. j

    jeffreyb

    Baton Rouge

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    An event in the courtyard was on progress creating a lot of waiter and guest traffic. The food was good however the fish was over cooked, the asparagus was large with very stringy ends. Tips were crunchy. Fish sauce was a tad heavy with rosemary. Desert excellent. Appreciated the awesome service. Waiter was 5 star

  9. KS

    KatieS

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was wonderful, and the Wednesday evening music event is one of my favorite things to do

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was delicious and the setting was so nice!

  11. d

    diane

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love the fact that’s the building was built in 1835. Elegant sophisticated and unpretentious. Save room for dessert

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! The turtle soup and lions mane ravioli were outstanding. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The Courtyard series is always a special occasion even when it is moved indoors due to inclement weather. The band Boma Bango was incredible with Megan Costantin featured on vocals and the awesome Congolese music set. When we arrived at the reservation time of 6 PM we were made to wait 20 minutes as were several other tables of anxious guests arriving for the music and show. The service and food were super! Our seating arrangement was excellent! However we did find the temperature really on the low side. 4 out of 5 stars!

  14. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was outstanding from the host to the server. The food was delicious, will definitely be going bck

  15. CP

    CorinneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service were excellent. We were first seated next to exit door which was uncomfortable. Moved over one table next to very loud table. Oh well. Our server could not have been nicer. We were celebrating our friend’s 79th birthday, and he allowed her to select which dessert she would be presented with. So sweet.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every staff member is so attentive. Always a great evening at the courtyard concerts or inside dining.

  17. N

    Ncfoodie

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Our party of three enthused about the food. The turtle soup is a rich brown with beefy overtones. Served nicely with a glass of sherry and chopped eggs. The grouper with its savory topping and tasty corn was a delight. Very good wine list. For a reason unknown to us, we were served dinner in the bar. It wss a cramped seating so our suggestion is refuse the bar if one wants comfortable dining.

  18. CC

    CeCiMonique

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Brandon was the best! He made sure everything was to our liking and told us all the specials and pricing. He had great personality! This place is very romantic and antique we loved it! Will definitely go back

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived 30 min early for our 6:00 pm dinner reservation. We had drinks in the bar. Very friendly staff. Only had a short wait on drinks at the bar. Hostess called our party and we were escorted to the dining area. Very clean with white table cloths and elegant table settings. A perfect ambiance for a date or couples wanting a unique yet intimate atmosphere. Our server was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent. I highly recommend Cafe Vermilion.

  20. CH

    ChristinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    CUTE spot that we hope to catch one of the outdoor events at. Menu is fantastic, waiter was great. Food was delicious and love having unique items as well. Everything was great!

  21. JW

    JacobW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dining experience! Perfect for date night or any special occasion dinner.

  22. L

    Lori

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So excited it is time for the Courtyard Concerts again - Troy Richard and Brian Marshall were simply amazing as well as the food or ambiance never disappoints.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took our 8 year old grandson to Vermillionville to give him a little experience in fine dining. It was all exceptional.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fabulous and our service was top notch. Fine dining at its finest even for my friends from Chicago and NOLA. They really enjoyed the evening!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christopher was our waiter, and he was exceptional! Picked great drinks for after dinner. We never once had to ask for water. He didn’t make us feel rushed and just seems like a sweet guy! Great stuff :)

  26. TH

    TanjaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I were visiting Lafayette for a few days and we chose Café Vermilionville for a nice dinner. We were truly impressed with the excellent service and the delicious food. Everything was fresh and expertly prepared. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and perfect for a romantic date night. Thank you for a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back when we visit Lafayette again.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I absolutely love the staff and experience at Café Vermilionville. The quality is superb. Thank you for making my anniversary so special!

  28. GR

    GilR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Everything was great, but the service was a bit slow.

  29. R

    Rebecca

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family visit from out of town.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was exquisite! Everything and everyone were amazing! Get the Wild Mushroom Ravioli and the Steak Louis!! You will not regret them! For an extra special treat, get a Nocello with your dessert! Perfection!!

  31. AM

    AdeleM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a lovely evening at Cafe V!! Louis did a great job taking care of us. Turtle soup and the lamb entrée were perfect in every way! Highly recommend Cafe V for all special occasions!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The food was good but not excellent. The biggest complaint is the waiter was not attentive. Had to wait on him and really we had to go ask for him to come back to our table

  33. S

    Scout

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exemplary food, service and ambience we look forward to dining there again.

  34. TB

    TeddyB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife & I have celebrated our last 2 anniversaries at Cafe Vermilionville and have really enjoyed it. Sierra is an excellent server, very nice & engaging. The food was outstanding as was the wine selection. Overall, an enjoyable evening at a wonderful place!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Trevor is an absolute professional Andrea & Ken have always been very gracious and welcoming

  36. a

    arlas

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Special dinner for my 13 year old son. He wanted to go to a “fancy dinner” with just his friend and not have me around :) He had a wonderful time, amazing phone, and the owner even gave him a private tour. The perfect evening!

  37. GT

    GeauxTigers

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    They ran out of their specials Food was good but it has been better in the past… not sure if they have a new chef or just trying to cut corners Used to be a favorite restaurant but not so sure anymore …

  38. FD

    FatDoc

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner with my office girls. Fantastic food as always.

  39. MT

    MaryT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing dinner, it was my second time to dine here. I had the turtle soup and the double pork chop, it was so good! I didn't save room for dessert, but they looked fantastic! I hope to come back to town in a couple of months and go again when they have live music.

  40. L

    Luchow

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is an all time favorite restaurant! Everything about it is wonderful- the menu has something for everyone and the food is always delicious. Brandon is an attentive waiter who manages to accommodate each special request. We like to enjoy our after dinner drinks in the bar- it’s as charming as the restaurant. Cafe Vermillionville should be on every one’s list as a “must try”.

FAQs

Cafe' Vermilionville is rated 4.9 stars by 364 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Cafe' Vermilionville

1304 W Pinhook Rd Lafayette, LA 70503-2906

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located in between South College and Bendel Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (337) 237-0100

  • Private party facilities

    Host your event with style and ease in our quaint and historic setting. With expert, in-house event coordination, and the city’s finest in service staff, we are here to help you achieve your most memorable occasion. We regularly host wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and business functions the entire year through. With capacity up to 400 for cocktail styled events, and up to 100 for seated dinners, we are a unique and flexible space with multiple rooms to host in a myriad of possibilities. We are a turn-key events facility providing all food, alcohol, and staffing. We can help guide vendor selections such as florists, entertainment, and rentals – creating stress-free planning for our hosts.

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