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Village Cafe Lafayette

1 Degaulle Sq, Lafayette, LA 70508-6039
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Ranked #87 of 467 Restaurants in Lafayette
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Price range: $30 - $50
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Richland
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English first
Lafayette, Louisiana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The appetizers were great! I had the lunch special pork chop with mashed potatoes as well as a Cesar salad. Both were perfect! Loved the atmosphere as well. We have a reservation for Saturday night. We'll see what their dinner is like. The lunch is great!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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165 reviews 165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a company event here, and the menu was fabulous. The management, chefs, and staff was amazingly friendly, helpful and courteous. It's paired with the adjacent wine bar (Pour) and has a great selection of wines, scotch and whiskey. The fillet and quail were incredible. Great flavor, taste, and service.

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

To get to this restaurant is a feat unto itself and would have been better not to have found it. Ordered their steak tartare which looked rather dismal in presentation and taste. Next came a summer salad which I am not sure why it was named that as all that was in it was bacon and some corn removed from... More

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Lafayette, LA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

They have the most amazing food. Lunch is pretty reasonable and they have daily specials. Night time the prices are high, but the food is so good and everything they serve is at the top in quality. They also do a brisk Sunday business. Check 'em out. Also in a very beautiful location and if the weather is right, you... More

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Found this place by accident . Worth the detour into Lafayette! We all had delicious sandwiches and amazing tomato basil soup and home-made chips and red pepper ketchup to die for. My kids have been begging to go back so we will stop there again on the way back.

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Crowley, Louisiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

You gotta know how to get there, to get there. Located in the River Ranch community in Lafayette, Louisiana, it's difficult to locate and not all that wonderful in appearance, once you arrive. First thing you notice as you enter the restaurant: The outside dining area seems more conducive to this wanna-be upscale eatery, than the actual inside. Poor lighting,... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Once upon a time this was our go to restaurant for special occasions. Could always count on great food! We had taken a hiatus after a so-so meal on our last visit, but recent trip was more disappointing. Didn't like my entree at all. Rice was tasteless. accompanying jam tasted awful. Makes you wonder if they taste any of their... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We are locals and love dining at this place! Ben Leger is always spot on with his wine pairings and the chef amazes our palates all the time! BBQd shrimp is our staple appetizer, but this is a must for foodies!

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I went here for our 12th anniversary. The place is small but just about perfect. The food was excellent (the portions were a little small though), and the servers were almost too attentive. They were very helpful and answered any questions we had about the wine selections available.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Went w/out a reservation; were seated in the back by a table w/ 4 rowdy children. Felt punished. I like kids, but not at that price! Finally the manager moved us. Food was very good. Not overly spiced. (Almost under spiced.) Though enjoyable, not enough to justify the price or a return trip.

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