Eating in New Orleans: Cochon

We have been heading down to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail since 2009 and each year we have wanted to eat at Cochon. But, the ever-popular restaurant is always booked and we were never organized enough to make a reservation in advance. But, not this year!

When you’re down in NOLA there is one thing you can’t deny, good old southern cooking. And, if you’re in the mood for southern comfort food with a kick of Cajun, then Cochon is a necessary stop.  Chef and Owner Stephen Stryjewski, Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef South”, and Louisiana native Chef Donald Link, Winner of the 2007 James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef South”, opened Cochon in 2007, which was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation “Best New Restaurant”. Makes sense why it’s hard to get a reservation!


Chefs Link and Stryjewski work directly with locally sourced produce, seafood and meats in order to deliver recipes with the freshest of ingredients. Their dedication to creating authentic dishes is derived from the use of traditional methods with contemporary flare.

Wood Fired Oysters with Chili Garlic Butter

Charred Okra Salad with Barbecue Spiced Vinaigrette

Fried Alligator with Chili Garlic Mayonnaise

Soft Shell Crab

Louisiana Cochon with Turnips, Cabbage, Pickled Peaches & Cracklin

Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

Fresh Bread Rolls

Heading to New Orleans? Plan ahead and make a reservation. This is a restaurant not to be missed.

930 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130