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Vestal Restaurant, Lafayette, LA

Vestal Restaurant

4.7
4.7
398 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

WE WILL SOON BE ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS EXCLUSIVELY ON RESY!

WE WILL SOON BE ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS EXCLUSIVELY ON RESY!

WE WILL SOON BE ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS EXCLUSIVELY ON RESY!

Vestal, a live fire restaurant concept in the heart of downtown Lafayette. We provide a dining experience with a focus in providing excellent customer service, while creating a welcoming upbeat environment for people to gather and enjoy thoughtful, delicious food and beverage. At Vestal, we honor both tradition and innovation. We believe that food taste better when sourced from local vendors and artisans, is prepared by hand in house, and cooked over a hot hard wood coals. We better serve our community by sourcing responsibly and implementing sustainable practices. Our bar program is built around flavor with little regard paid to name and branding of the spirit used. Please visit our website at www.vestalrestaurant.com for more details and to further explore our offerings and policies.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Cocktail & Oyster Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Kitchen Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (337) 534-0682

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Trahan

  • Catering

    Please email management for catering and special events at guestservices@vestalrestaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please email all inquiries to guestservices@vestalrestaurant.com

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage is located directly behind restaurant on Vermillion St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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What 398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Service

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Ambiance

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Healthy

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Hot Spot

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lafayette

    Best Overall

  • Lafayette

    Best Food

  • Lafayette

    Best Service

  • Lafayette

    Best Ambiance

  • Lafayette

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lafayette

    Romantic

  • Lafayette

    Special Occasion

  • Lafayette

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lafayette

    Most Booked

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  1. AM

    AdeleM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always! Cocktails, food and service are always on point. A wonderful gem in downtown Lafayette!

  2. b

    bryanb

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    They no longer have my favorite dessert. Menu totally changed

  3. S

    Stevo

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very Loud

  4. LN

    LafayetteNative

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Vestal. Went for a work dinner and it was fabulous. The Wagu was wonderful as were the oysters and the cocktails!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very attentive staff. Good service. Food was excellent. Special snapper filet was the best!

  6. EC

    EdieC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere, interesting original cocktails and excellent service!

  7. PR

    PiersonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing time, food and overall experience!! Can't wait to come back!

  8. CB

    CaitlinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our entree was both exciting and delicious. The texture of the tres levee was to die for and the service was perfect. We will be back.

  9. GC

    GalynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING!!!! Everything was absolutely perfect. Will be back several more times

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Average food but way over priced. Could not eat the fish. Too many bones

  11. j

    jenslp77

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was fabulous. Probably best steak I've had in a long time. Price was a bit ridiculous. Nothing complimentary.... (ie bread $12, large ice cube for drink $3). Total ticket was $209 for 2 people (before tip). Like I said, was tasty but that came at a steep price.

  12. GG

    GregG

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful eating experience in the heart of Lafayette. Such beautiful ambiance you forget where you are and feel like you are in a great Bistro in Paris. Service and food are outstanding. Great for romantic special occasions.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Loud, waiter was inattentive. Expected a Ruth Chris like experience for the price. Food was good but not great. Long after we were at our table, we were called by phone to see if we were keeping our reservation. Glad that we tried it but won’t be beck- not work $250 for 2 people.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a very pleasant experience

  15. s

    shld

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We invited friends who have not been before, they were blown away with the whole evening. Everything was delicious, service was attentive but not invasive. A delightful evening and as always one of our favorite spots

  16. a

    arp7737

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service as always! One of our favorite date night spots in Lafayette.

  17. BB

    BeckyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chic new restaurant in Lafayette. Great ambience and delicious food! I hear the menu is changing which will be interesting. The bread and butter is melt in your mouth delicious. Love the cool pottery tableware!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere, highly recommend!

  19. CW

    CWandMrsCW

    Houston

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Magnificent! Very energetic vibe with exciting plates and thrilling cocktails! We were very fortunate to be guided by Zachary, and his recommendations were en pointe. Lafayette has some wonderful places to eat at - who remembers Dark Roux - and Vestal is a place not to be missed. Just go!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Great food. But extremely loud. Could barely hear the waiter. Difficult to have a conversation with my date bc it was so loud. Need some noise damping walls or something to absorb the noise

  21. f

    foodie2

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our experience! Attentive staff, delicious food and beautiful decor! We loved the caviar and the carrot appetizers!

  22. CT

    ChadT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat to dine at Vestal during my overnight stops in Lafayette. The food, service and ambiance is top notch and the variety of fresh seafood dishes are second to none. Looking forward to my next visit

  23. TM

    TylerM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Great food. Will definitely go back

  24. KR

    KatReed

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Finally made it to the much-hyped Vestal last night. I had reasonable expectations, and Vestal and staff exceeded them. My husband and I are not experts, but he (having worked in some of the higher end restaurants in our area) has a certain level of service requirements needed to impress him. Vestal and staff worked hard to seamlessly make the entire experience of dining there an excellent one. They understand that the food may be the star of the show, but that fast returns on drinks, new plates and silverware between courses and quick pick up of used plates, etc really improve the *quality* of your experience. We arrived at peak time - we made reservations - and despite the restaurant quickly filling up, never had to wait on a thing. Our glasses were never empty and neither was the table. We ordered several small plates and finished with a steak and potatoes. The ceviche was cold and fresh, the caviar perfectly paired with crême fraiche, the pork ribs tender, the chargrilled oysters savory and delicious, and the ribeye steak was cooked perfectly. I know we ate more things, but really all I can say is that you should go and try it yourself. The ONLY thing I can say that I wish was different was that when I made the reservation, it was asked if it were a special occasion, and I stated it was a birthday. I'm not sure if it was an oversight on the restaurant side, or the booking site, but it was never mentioned by the restaurant. So, that was a VERY slight disappointment. It did not mar our experience in the slightest.

  25. k

    kennethb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everybody was friendly and helpful and eager and nice. And our waiter Cameron, was fantastic, give him a raise. :)

  26. GL

    GlennL

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From our entrace, to exit everything was excellent. Server was courteous and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. The restaurant was clean and had charming character. Highly recommended.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Girls and cigars drink was delicious. Tartar, spaghetti and the filet was ordered. Everything tasted amazing.

  28. BB

    BrittneyB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. Can’t wait to come back!

  29. CL

    ChaseL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant and steak in town, hands down! Zero competition with any other restaurant by far!

  30. FR

    FredR

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    We enjoyed seeing all the young waiters, waitresses, and cooks having a great time and giving us good service. The downside is the brisket lasagna had no brisket in it and the meat was very hard to get off the pork shank. The noise level was too loud and the temperature of the room became much too cool.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience. Food and drinks were fantastic and the ambiance was top notch.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my girlfriend here as we have both heard great things and had never been, we will be back again!

  33. JC

    JCGleason

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st brunch in Vestal history and I cannot wait for the next one!

  34. BG

    BroussardGabriella234567

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my boyfriend went and had the chargrilled oysters and they were amazing, we had that with the bread. Then he had the U10 shrimp and I had the lasagna, both were absolutely amazing. The service was amazing, quick and everyone was so nice. I cannot wait to go again.

  35. RW

    ReggieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service great drinks good food very nice atmosphere

  36. AB

    AprilB

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance, the drinks , the food and the waitstaff…….exceptional! Vestal is definitely a hidden gem in the midst of downtown Lafayette.

  37. HN

    HopeN

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our experience at Vestal! The food and drinks were amazing! There was nothing we had that wasn’t good! I wish we lived closer because this place would be a weekly thing!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the perfect spot to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. Girls night was perfect!

  39. R

    Rippley2369

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! Service and food was awesome

  40. R

    Rhianna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was spectacular, the service was amazing, the ambiance was spot on. We will definitely go back! Great anniversary dinner.

FAQs

Vestal Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Vestal Restaurant

555 Jefferson Street Lafayette, LA 70501

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Hours of operation

    Cocktail & Oyster Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Kitchen Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage is located directly behind restaurant on Vermillion St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Trahan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (337) 534-0682

  • Catering

    Please email management for catering and special events at guestservices@vestalrestaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please email all inquiries to guestservices@vestalrestaurant.com

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