Vestal Restaurant

4.8
288 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Vestal

    $115.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Valentine's Day 2022 A four course set menu specifically designed for Valentine's Day and a complimentary glass of champagne to start the night off. $115 per person excluding tax and gratuity
What 288 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
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TedB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and drinks! Highly recommend.

JD
JayD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service. I'm assuming prices are higher due to lower capacity, although it still has the feel of a regular size restaurant, not a private dining.

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LevisDad
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We went to Vestal for an anniversary dinner. It was our first time there. We both drink a very common whiskey and were hoping to have a couple of drinks with dinner. But they were out of it on a Friday night. I don’t drink anything else so I wasn’t able to have any drinks there.
The bread appetizer was very good. To be honest though, paying for bread before a meal at a pricey restaurant feels unnecessary.
I had the shrimp and grits which were really good. Great sauce and the shrimp were cooked perfectly. My husband had the pork shank which was dry and not very flavorful. It also had black eyed peas with it which we were surprised by. The menu referred to them as something different. The menu had a few things on it that were fancy words for not so fancy ingredients. Feels like they are trying to seem falsely impressive.
We ended up going somewhere else for dessert so I could have a drink.
The decor and overall feel of the room is beautiful. It was the best part of the restaurant.
Overall a beautiful restaurant with ok food. I did not think the pricing was as high as I had heard other than some of the steaks. Our service was fine. Nothing great.
Note to restaurants-stock your bar for the weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, per usual!

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NathanR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance. Food was fantastic and timely! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and already have reservations for another dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Ambiance and architecture transport you to another place. Lasagna, pork shank, chargrilled oysters and crudo all superb. Server and all the staff were very friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

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AlexisM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was great! A little pricey but still worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE was amazing! Food, service and incredible attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel our server was just as amazing as the food!! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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DerekM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant and whilst we had read great reviews, we were uncertain about the menu options as we are not big seafood fans. However, I can say that we loved all the food we had...the ceviche, grilled oysters, crudo, bread as starters between 4 of us and the steaks were fantastic. The service was perfect and the server very knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely go back !

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PaigeB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the crab spaghetti!
We also enjoyed the Caesar salad & the squash.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Cocktails, dinner and the service was excellent. The only thing that could have been better was dessert. This will be our go to special occasion restaurant

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ChrystalA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Great appetizers and steaks were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the detail put into this restaurant, so gorgeous and completely different vibe from what Lafayette is used to! My waitress’s recommendations were spot on and I enjoyed my food and cocktails. Will definitely be back!

WB
vipWilliamB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s delicious and great service. I will definitely be coming back often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was impeccable!

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Carol
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Vestal was too loud for our liking, thus it is hard for me to recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating there and it’s our new favorite!! Great spot!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best food in Lafayette. Fantastic service and great atmosphere.

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AllisonF
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner here with my husband. We had wonderful local kombucha, and a bunch of small plates. The ceviche, carrots, squash and cauliflower were all impeccable. The cake was lovely and so tart, it paired really well with the caramel miso ice cream. Was perfect for a special night, but more money than we’d usually ever spend on one dinner. Still, we felt it was definitely worth it.

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AndreaC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Will be back! Food was very good. Everything waiter suggested was great

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AmberH
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vestal is the best dining experience ! This is our second time and we will return

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TMoody1949
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Knocked down by noise level at entry,,! Would have a better service rating if we had been able to discuss drinks and food. Absolutely no table conversation possible. I would give them another chance but no idea who would come with me.

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KateR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent foods, drinks, service. Will most definitely be back!

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Rickie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our 31st anniversary and we stated such when we made our reservation. We were seated in the back next to a party of 10. They were so loud, my husband and I couldn’t hear each other. Lots of empty tables were available when we were seated and when we left. The food and our server made up for the noise level. Our waiter Daniel was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first visit to Vestal, our server Daniel was amazing. I highly recommend the matcha rum drink called Oxford comma, the satsuma cake, the ceviche, and the gulf fish. We will be back!

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shld
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vestal and the leisurely pace of an excellent meal. We enjoyed selections from every section of the menu and they were al excellent. This visit we had friends visiting from out of state and they were blown away with the whole experience. Definitely our favorite place

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, the staff went over and beyond to make it special and the food is always amazing- highly recommend!

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AbbyS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is excellent which explains the prices. Great place for a special occasion though we found it a bit loud and hard to hear each other. Service was exceptional and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! All around!

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nonny
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
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 on December 3, 2021
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 on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great place

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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.

MP
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
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Vestal Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 288 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.