Explore New Orleans
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Southern
Price Range: $$$
Nestled in the Warehouse District, chef/owners Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski pay homage to all things swine at this inspired and authentic Cajun restaurant. Link mines his German-Acadian roots... Read More
Nestled in the Warehouse District, chef/owners Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski pay homage to all things swine at this inspired and authentic Cajun restaurant. Link mines his German-Acadian roots with dishes such as fried boudin with pickled peppers, pork-and-black-eyed-pea gumbo and delectable fried chicken livers with pepper-jelly toast. Reservations are recommended as this place gets packed. Or choose to dine at the same location at the more casual and newly expanded Cochon Butcher, same great charcuterie dished out of a sandwich counter and wine bar that will remind you of an old world meat market. Here's a tip: get the muffuletta, some locals say its better than Central Grocery's. And here's another tip: the grilled oysters may just be the best in town.
- Best Restaurants: "Try Cochon's nontraditional grilled oysters, some of the best in town, done with a compound chili butter."
- Group Friendly: "Cochon swine-fueled cuisine can be had at Calcasieu, a private event space near the Convention Center with four dining rooms."
- Lunch: "If Cochon is tough to get into, enjoy the same piggy goodness at the more casual Butcher next door."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The James Beard Award-winning restaurant is an altar to all things swine, and it's not to be missed.
- Best for Group Friendly Because: Calcasieu delivers Cochon's winning cuisine to an intimate gathering for 10 or a wedding reception or corporate event for 20.
- Best for Lunch Because: Cochon is one of the best restaurants in town for any meal, and lunch is a good deal.