Vestal Restaurant

4.8
257 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Lafayette! Loved the food and service. Will definitely visit again when I’m back in Lafayette.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! All around!

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nonny
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every thing was outstanding and delicious as it always is. we appreciate
the great food and the the kind helpful staff.
can't wait to come again.
this was a celebration of my husband's birthday. it was oh so special !

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Lovefood01
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Steak seasoning was too salty and red fish was somewhat bland. Ceviche not as good as Bon Temps. Desert, chocolate mousse, was good, the ice cream was better. Music was too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great place

j
vipjanarab
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! I wanted to order everything

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anon
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our steak was a little more on the raw side of what we ordered. We also sat right next to the door with a reservation and 4 other tables in the restaurant so that was a bit of a bummer.

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Some of the best I have had in Lafayette. Wine list needs to be expanded.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Best restaurant in Lafayette and maybe all of Louisiana.

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QuintonG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Vestal was absolutely impeccable! We ordered a lot of food and received it all in a very timely manner. All of the food was amazing and our drinks were great! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was phenomenal. The service, ambiance, and food. We will be back!

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RicheyR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday but no one in the restaurant acknowledged it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could only get a reservation for 9:30 pm but they called us around 7 saying there were tables available so come whenever we would like which was very nice! The people who work here are so so friendly and nice. We both got steaks and they were both cooked perfectly. So delicious. The potatoes are also an amazing choice. This place exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be recommending and also returning.

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TroyL
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were awesome!

JM
JenniferM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trey was awesome. Food was phenomenal. Ambiance was spectacular. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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Ricardo
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere with delicious food and drinks. Fun place to visit

DE
DebraE
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Fun atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Underwhelmed. The decor and cocktails are the best part. The service we received was awkward and not fantastic. He could not answer basic questions about the menu. And, that menu… it’s all over the place. To start with, this restaurant can’t decide what it is: seafood, steak, Mediterranean inspired, Asian inspired… it has no clue. The language on the menu is intentionally complicated. We are adventurous and experienced diners and had to google multiple terms on the menu. That’s an unpleasant experience to feel dumb after reading a menu. Now, to the food. Most of the dishes were lackluster and under seasoned. Vestal did not live up to the hype. So disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and good service… However the restaurant was very very loud and patrons were loud with the table so close together… Perhaps some carpeting on the floor might absorb some of the noise.

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Eater
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All items were prepared very well. Service was excellent also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had grilled fish over hardwood flame and plated fish in bowl on top of corn eggplant and liquid. Should have fish on plate and other condiments on side

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere in this place is fantastic! Such a great night out experience. Food and service were excellent.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Do not bring a first date as it is LOUD, very hard to talk.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed the vibes the food portions was kind of small but other than that the vibes and food was well standard

KD
KimD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Our server was fantastic, and the food exceeded our expectations. The bread was crisp on the outside and perfectly airy and delicate on the inside. The chargrilled oysters were a great starter. The wagyu steak was pricey but tasted like heaven. Can't wait to dine at Vestal again. Kudos!

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CajunCoby
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent.
Service is terrific and the food taste/quality is mesmerizing!

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Nikk
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Atmosphere was great, 5 stars.

Service was great, 5 stars.

Cocktails were ok, 3 stars. We ordered the “not for everyone” and the “girls and cigars”.

The food was a really big let down, 1 maybe 2 stars. We got the U10 Shrimp and Grits and the Pork Shank. Both dishes lacked seasoning and flavor.

Overall, definitely don’t understand what all the hype was about. For the price of the food I expected it to be top notch and that just wasn’t the case. Personally would not be back and would not recommend to anyone.

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GraceE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience at Vestal! I loved sitting at the bar in front of the kitchen and our server answered all our questions we had of the menu. Can’t wait to come back!

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JinnyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a jewel in the Lafayette food scene! My husband and I absolutely loved the delicious food and the unique cocktails that Vestal had to offer. Don't miss the crab spaghetti, the fish AND the bread! You won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

SP
ShereeP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. Service, food, and atmosphere was amazing. Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Vestal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great ambiance. Our waiter brought out champagne to toast the birthday girl!! Specialty cocktails were very unique … will definitely order again and the food was creative and delicious! Well done!

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

Son was in town from DC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! Wine list, food, and cocktails were all outstanding! Love to see people pushing the boundaries outside the norm in Lafayette. Trey’s service was spot on and suggested a perfect pairing for our entree! Heard a lot of people say how expensive it was, but honestly the prices were reasonable. I don’t live in Lafayette and this is the norm in most other cities for places of high establishment. One of the best meals I’ve had in long time, regardless of location!

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EataLotOut
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - consistent

MT
MaeganT34
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious!! Highly recommend a steak!

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BetsyR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Vestal is a superb restaurant to eat and enjoy company. It is very u I highly recommend getting a reservation here. I will be back again and again.

CG
CoriGran
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at this lovely new restaurant was hands down the most perfect way to spend our anniversary. The service and food were both phenomenal!!!! The drinks were so delicious, and the atmosphere allowed us to believe that we were in Italy or Greece instead of Louisiana. The kitchen is completely open, and we watched the chefs prepare our food. It was obvious that they were dedicated to prepare the perfect meal! It was very pricey, but considering the service we received, and how DELICIOUS our meal was, we will 100% be dining there again!!! Also, as soon as you walk in, all you smell is the food they’re preparing which made it mouth water!!!!!!

My new favorite restaurant, hands down!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The open kitchen concept was amazing to watch as an employee of the service industry. My friend and I were amazed by the technology of the expedition of the food without having to speak to each other. The open fire concept was pretty damn cool 😎.
Let’s be honest here my dry aged ribeye on open fire Changed My Life!

FAQs

Vestal Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 257 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.