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Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupioulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Lower Garden District)
(504) 588-2123
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Ranked #19 of 1,601 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Lower Garden District
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Andrew Higgins
Description: Cochon captures the true essence of Cajun and Southern cooking. Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski bring their love for southern Louisiana foods to every plate at Cochon. Donald's experience cooking with his family at their homes in Crowley and Rayne allow guests to share in his passion for real country and home cooking. The food is focused and simple, featuring roasted meats with natural sauces, homemade sausages, and fresh local seafood. The menu compliments the rustic, yet contemporary setting of the dining room. The Bar at Cochon features signature cocktails as well as the classic libations of New Orleans. A diverse beer selection with an emphasis on local micro-brews offers a cool contrast with the sometimes spicy cuisine.
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Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed lunch at this restaurant and had to revisit it a couple days later. Nice atmosphere which is interesting given it feels part butcher shop, part restaurant and part bar. The meat and other ingredients are fresh and everything is well seasoned. Don't pass up on dessert even if you have to take it to go. Their white... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The mac-n- cheese & brisket are excellent. It's a cool place for a date night or dinner with friends. The Butcher has never disappointed me.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I have been several times, and Cochon never disappoints. Adventurous food excellent, service fine. Always crowded, always reliable for a good meal.

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Provo, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

And, I say that without hyperbole. A perusal of my reviews on TA will show that I speak as someone who has dined in many fine establishments; still, this is simply the best meal I've ever eaten this side of France. The smoky slow burn of the oysters appetizer was divine. The alligator was savory and not overly chewy (as... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

First visit to NOLA and first restaurant we ate at. Incredible meal. Gumbo had an amazing flavor. Alligator bites were to die for. The smoked oysters were phenomenal. Great ambience and the best intro to New Orleans cuisine that we could have asked for.

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chattanooga tn
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Light wood grill prepare extremely fresh buttery fish . A tall perfect lemonade not overly sweet . Wood grilled oysters delicate flavor. Boudin balls fluffy savory balls of delight,late night bites ... The staff here hustles .. I did not see one slacker . Barkeeper are crafters and keep water glass filled even though they were busy with drink orders.... More

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Payson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

October 15 was our second visit to Cochon for dinner and probably our last. The food is just ok and the service was really bad. After receiving our drinks, the server told us that bread would be on the way. After a long wait, the other server came by for our order. We didn't place the order at that time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Went to Cochon Butcher with a lifelong resident of NOLA who had heard great things but not been there. His reason...so many great places to eat in New Orleans. I will start by review by saying that he left Cochon with it firmly entrenched in his top 3! I don't know what #1 and #2 are but I have to... More

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Coquitlam, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Smoked ribs with watermelon pickle, Louisiana cochon with turnip, cabbage and cracklin!! The Louisiana cochon is out of this world. Writing this review makes me want to go back to NOLA just for this meal (that and I was too full for desert, so I would make sure to pace myself better ----its all in the planning).

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New York
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45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the BEST muffelata I've ever had. I have tried them in many places that are suppose to be the best in New Orleans. This is by far my favorite. My only complaint is that it is so filling that it seems wasteful not to finish it. The bread is delicious and they melt the cheese. Several kinds of... More

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Additional Information about Cochon Butcher

Address: 930 Tchoupioulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: (504) 588-2123
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lower Garden District
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Sandwiches

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