Cafe' Vermilionville

4.8
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217 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.8
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4.8
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TaraT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. This will be our annual anniversary spot!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and dining experience in Lafayette right now. Period. End of discussion.
Don’t miss the dessert tray.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very excited to go there and it did not disappoint! Everything was fresh and beautifully plated. Our server, Lawrence, was charming and helpful. We will be returning!

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ZaunbrecherN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere. this place is perfect for any type of event. also a great option for larger events like rehearsal dinners.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed every minute we were there! From the waiters knowledge of wines and food to the creativity of the menu, we noticed it all. Wonderful time!

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DeonteYoung
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had and amazing experience would recommend 10/10 hands down

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kaykay
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband celebrated my birthday last Saturday night and it was delightful. Everything was just as we expected and more.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, great people, great food. Love the atmosphere and history of the building.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Café Vermillionville and it was just as fantastic as the first! We sat in the courtyard to enjoy the evening and the atmosphere did not disappoint. The food, service, and ambience were off the charts. This place will definitely be our go-to when we want to spoil ourselves!

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jeffreyb
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food . Needs live piano or soft light soft music for the perfect touch

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Raymond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was decent but our waiter was great. Only issue I had was with the young lady that sat us. We asked to if we could be seated by a window since we were the first customers and had reservations, but for some reason we were told we couldn’t. The next guest that arrived after us, was asked if a window seat was ok. This did confuse my wife and I. But other than that, the place was fine.

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andreah
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!! Fish and steak were cooked perfectly and crawfish beignets were delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipjgdeux
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining. We all got something different and everyone really enjoyed it. Birthday celebration was well.
Excellent service.

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JOHNC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!!, I would like to thank the whole staff for making our 10 year anniversary so special, thanks to rebeca our waitress she was great . The food was amazing , from the starters to the desert , great , thanks again

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JackQ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time to this restaurant and it was fantastic. Lawrence our server was a professional, our food was delicious, and the dessert were wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

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NoBologna
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is reduced due to COVID which is understanding. The food is good if not great but I would stay with Fish or Steak here. The go a bit over and above to make the dishes interesting, which you'd expect.

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DavidF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary with drinks and dinner. We arrived and were polity welcomed and brought to our table. Social distancing was being observed by everyone, but with allowable visits by friends and wait staff. My Old Fashion was awesome. Waiter was excellent as was the food. Try the Turtle soup, it's great.
We will go back.

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maureenf
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Cafe V. The atmosphere is quiet and the decor pleasant. The food and service have always been top notch. Dining on the patio is a relaxing way to spend an evening, particularly when they offer musical accompaniment. We have been happy to spend our special occasions at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be the best meal I’ve had in the Lafayette area. My husband and I were thoroughly impressed. The food was not only delicious but also beautifully plated. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. Additionally, the location is an architectural dream. Everything about our evening exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Every single detail was perfect, and the anniversary card we received from the staff was the icing on the cake. Cafe Vermilionville will definitely be our go-to restaurant for date nights and special occasions in the future. Absolutely fabulous!

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MarilynM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Okay. Our last experience here 4 or 5 years ago wasn’t so great. This time the service was great - go Davis! The cocktails (French martini and Raspberry martini) lacked any real taste and had no pizzazz. The scallops and red snapper were tasty, the potato garnish was not. The strawberry tart had almost zero strawberry in it. All in all, a better experience than previously, but some work still needs to be done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Service was amazing, food was some of the best we’ve ever had. Sweet personalized card on the table when we arrived. Cocktails were delicious! Will definitely come back for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Great fish dishes as well as stead and gumbo! Love the ambiance too!

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vipAlbertT
Baton Rouge
48 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, first visit and was not disappointed. A couple of French 75’s to start the meal. Wife ordered the crawfish beignets. She thought they were the best she’s had, crunchy on the outside and filled with a wonderful creamy cheese and crawfish sauce on the inside. I chose the foie gras. It was delicious.
Warm spinach salad was full of goodies. For our entrees, the wife chose the coconut snapper. I chose the pork chop. Both plates were well put together and were delicious also.
Due to the virus pandemic, the menu was shorten, but enough choices to make us happy. Cannot wait to return and enjoy a full menu. This place knows how to prepare great food. Oh and the service was on spot.
Thanks for a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Virus protocol was very good and appreciated. Food is consistently good.

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dkedinger
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a great evening with my wife. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the new dessert item of the strawberry cobbler!

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KelliR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, wonderful atmosphere, all around one of the best experiences in Lafayette! I’d recommend for anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was fantastic. The owners welcomed us with open arms. They made us feel like we were part of a family.

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MattS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding! It was a wonderful place to celebrate out 10th wedding anniversary!

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JoshuaD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go hear we always have a wonderful dinner. Service and food are exceptional.

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PJBoulet
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We look forward to returning.

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LafayetteLocal
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, drinks, and atmosphere. The appetizers and desserts were amazing! The main dish did not disappoint. It was a great date night with my wife. I would highly recommend and will be going back again.

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SunshineOnMyShoulders
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was top notch. We greeted and were seated as soon as we arrived. We sat near the window in the main dining room with a wonderful view of the courtyard. Our server, Paige, promptly brought us menus and water and informed us about the specials for the evening. We ordered a bottle of wine and Paige served it to us within minutes and did so with professionalism. We started with the bacon wrapped shrimp that were served with this wonderful Asian style sticky garlic sauce. The shrimp were tender and the bacon was nice and crisp. Lovely savory starter. My guest had the steak Louis XIII and I had the Coconut snapper with jalapeño herbed rice. The steak was cooked perfectly and the fish I had was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had the pleasure of eating. From the food to the service to the atmosphere, everything was top notch. Andrea and Ken have done an amazing job and their team is the best in the city. I would highly recommend Cafe V to anyone living in or visiting Lafayette as a must!

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JulieC
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and peaceful environment! Love this place!

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pennys
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience especially if it is a special occasion.

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StanG
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe V has always been a go to in Lafayette. I have eaten there since the day it opened, and though I live in Austin, I go whenever I am in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe V went above and beyond to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our family! Looking forward to more outdoor dining opportunities.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, as always!

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MattS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When dining Friday at Cafe Vermillionville for the first time since the lockdown, it was like walking back into a a family that didn't change at all. Everyone was as courteous and on point as they usually are. As expected, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was intimate and relaxing. We will be back soon!!

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