Cafe' Vermilionville

4.8
319 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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Koti
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea was a fantastic server! The food was unbelievably good, I wish I could come back every night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Poor table location

Menu food and wine items were unavailable to order.

Unclear communication with waiter

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance great service good food And great atmosphere

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SherylC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special evening and dinner for our wedding anniversary. Will definitely go back!

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vipJimbo
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Terribly understaffed. While the Filet is spectacular, it's definitely not 6 oz. Love the atmosphere and always a great experience, but staffing needs work.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening in the courtyard with Richard Revue!
Service & wood was impeccable. Thank you Trevor.

Can’t wait until the spring series!

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful!! Our server, James, was very attentive and answered all our questions. Such a BEAUTIFUL evening.

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Luchow
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is always delicious and service is excellent, especially when we have a special request. It is so charming; any evening there is memorable.

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vipsheric
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was great. Service and food exceptional!

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JDB70
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great time at Cafe V.

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LisaB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Cafe' V! Highly recommend!

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JessicaM
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband loved the filet mignon and the crawfish beignets were fantastic. Everything we tried was delicious and the service was paced perfectly, allowing us to have a nice and relaxing anniversary dinner.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been twice this year for special events and each time was as pleasant as
the other. It is such a relaxing atmosphere. We enjoyed both evenings.

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Tsj90
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal especially for the price. My drinks were well crafted. They did forget out appetizer, it came out after we finished the main course. Service was great. The personalized card on the table was a nice touch!

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Friend
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was so cold at our table that the food got cold before we could finish eating. We still enjoyed our experience, but, wow, it was cold! Beautiful restaurant and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard concerts are amazing. Beautiful venue with wonderful food.

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VeronicaC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5-stars all-around, for ambience, food flavor and preparation (scallops with a seared crust on the outside with a tender sashimi center, to die for), creative and innovative ingredients (garbanzo bean foam cocktail garnish, all the cocktails are stellar!), impeccable service. Lovely dining room overlooks a garden.

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RandelT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, elegant, and relaxed atmosphere. I would not change anything. The food was fantastic. The service was timely and friendly. The prices were comparable to other restaurants.

This was my wife's and my first time here. We both enjoyed it so much, that we plan to eat here at least once a month as part of our date nights.

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NOLAnative
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service from Megan the bartender was incredible. The bar area is more intimate than the main dining room. There cocktails were amazing! The food was respectable but underwhelming. Decent portions and fresh ingredients but sadly everything lacked depth of flavor and was over salted. I had scallops and my wife had the filet. While both dishes were cooked to perfection in temperature, the sauces were salty and the steak was not seasoned. The appetizers were more palatable. PB&J foie gras was adventurous but decadent. The bisque and wedge salad are traditional and safe bets. Overall we may return for the Wednesday courtyard music events and enjoy the ambience but we will likely look for another romantic date night restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
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
11 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
2 reviews
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!!!!!

JD
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

FAQs

Cafe' Vermilionville is rated 4.8 stars by 319 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.