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Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupioulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Lower Garden District)
(504) 588-2123
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Ranked #8 of 1,613 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Sandwiches
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Lower Garden District
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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Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch here the other day. The pastrami on rye was delish. My partner has a turkey sandwich and liked it too. The expanded dining area is nice and cuts down on long wait for a table. The people there are really friendly too. I would go back and get the BBQ sandwich next time as it looked... More

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Newport Beach, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great interesting menu! Wanted to test just about half of the menu items myself but obviously didn't have to stomach room. ;) Food and cocktails were great; So much so that I went twice on the same trip. Service a bit standoffish, but guess with all they great ratings, they don't need to try quite so hard???

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Walking back from the WWII museum, we stopped in here for a light lunch in the casual environment. Food was delish! We tried the charcuterie plate, mac N cheese and the BLT sandwich. Every bite was a pleasure.

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Washington DC
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're in New Orleans for a convention walk a few blocks north to Cochon Butcher. I had (possibly) the best sandwich I've ever had - their muffalatta. The food in the convention center is terrible so you'd be crazy not to go. You'll be glad you did.

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Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Recommended by the hotel desk and was a real treat. Looks like a sandwich shop but, is much more. Many outstanding choices. Try the Pig Mac. It's a great pork sandwich about four inches high. Even with a line out the door at times it moves very fast. Good place to go if you are at the convention center.

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Ottawa, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

While on a family vacation to New Orleans, we discovered this gem. It is a tiny little place where everything....and I mean EVERYTHING is made in house. This food wasn't just good, it was delicious! If you go, you MUST try the macaroni. It's wonderful. If I ever go to NOLA again (and who am I kidding, it's just a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Simply great food. Service was not up to par, but the food made me forget that. It's not to far from the main restaurant Cochon which is also good.

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Fair Oaks, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very relaxed to enjoy lunch! Their moto: Lick My Spoon. They are creative in stating that, I felt it was that delicious! I do not eat much pork but this was worth it. They also have other choices. It is a dining destination in NOLA, not to miss!

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Starkville, Mississippi
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place is a shrine to all things pork. The focus is contemporary cajun and creole, and many items on the menu were alien to me. With a little encouragement and a helpful staff answering my questions I tried a lot of the charcuterie plate items, including hog's head cheese, pate, etc. The menu has some items I would not... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Was in New Orleans with a friend just out to see the sights and eat some awesome food. Cochon was highly recommended by our local restaurant critic (Tom Sietsema) and so we had on our itinerary, and am I happy that we did! This was by far the best meal we had in NOLA, better than the also highly rated,... More

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