Well, for me Cochon is definitely not one of them!
Having visited New Orleans for about 3 decades, I've eaten at all types of restaurants and had some of the best food on God's Earth there. I was so looking forward to dinner at Cochon, however, it bordered on horrible.
First, the staff is aloof and they all think "their's doesn't stink". At least, that's the way they act. They should smile and be grateful they have jobs, but they don't see it that way.
Even a couple "manager-type men" sauntering around gave the guests the totally wrong impression of what a nice, high-quality restaurant should be. Oh, they thought they were doing something worthwhile and were important, and all one has to do is ask them --- they'll tell you how important and great they are. Got the picture?
Second, prices. Please let me say I don't mind paying high prices for a worthy meal or anything else. However, menu items are consistently 2 to 4 dollars (and more) over-priced. The biggest offender is the "boucherie plate", priced at $14.00. It is a venial sin to serve that pitiful portion at that price.
The "Louisiana cochon with turnips, cabbage & cracklins" does taste very good, but $22.00 is nowhere to be found on the plate.
Some other items do taste good, but they are not worth the price of the dishes or the experience.
The wine list is priced to intimidate guests. Enough said!
If you are like most people and only have a few days to enjoy the cuiusine of New Orleans, do yourself a BIG favor and skip Cochon.
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