Fodor's Expert Review Cochon

$$$ CBD and Warehouse District Cajun Fodor's Choice

Chef-owned restaurants are common in New Orleans, but this one builds on owner Donald Link's family heritage as he, working with co-owner Stephen Stryjewski (who received a James Beard Award for his work here), prepares Cajun dishes he learned to cook at his grandfather's knee. The interior may be a bit too hip and noisy for some patrons, but the food makes up for it. The fried boudin with pickled peppers is a must—trust us on this one—then move on to the rabbit and dumplings, and a hearty Louisiana cochon (pork) with turnips, cracklings, and cabbage. Despite the pork-centric reputation, all the vegetable sides, especially the smothered greens, are excellent.

Cajun American Trendy Trendy Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice Cruise $$$

Quick Facts

930 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130, USA

504-588–2123

www.cochonrestaurant.com

Known For:
  • Cochon de lait
  • Rabbit and dumplings
  • Fried boudin with pickled peppers

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