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Apr 15, 2009 07:48 PM

Cochon Award

Cochon won best restaurant on Bravo's A-list Awards.

Awarded to the restaurant that has put itself on the map as the most delectable eatery in the United States.
· Anthos, NYC
· Beso, Los Angeles, CA
· Momofuku Ko, NYC
· The Publican, Chicago
· Scarpetta, NYC
· Cochon, New Orleans, La.


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  1. I can't figure out what the big deal is. Every time I go, I just find it okay. Congrats nonetheless.

    4 Replies
    1. re: N.O.Food

      I like Cochon...but I don't feel it deserves this title. There are far better places in Nola.

      1. re: nikinik

        maybe we should all be happy that new orleans has a restaurant in this category! also, cochon is a place that one can recommend because they are CONSISTENT, nothing is worse than sending a friend to a place on an off night

        1. re: nikinik

          this was by popular vote, as people went to Bravo and voted.

          there may be far better places in NOLA and elsewhere, but Cochon got more votes (popular opinion) than the other restaurants nominated.

          it is good exposure for the city and for Cochon.

          1. re: edible complex

            I agree with that, just not that Cochon is an awesome place to eat. I guess it's because I grew up eating that kind of food, and therefore, I don't find it that special. Just my opinion. I recommend it all the time, however, because it is fairly hard to find decent cajun food in new orleans. I also eat there quite often because I take visitors there. But, without exception, the people I take there from Louisiana never ask to return.

            I find the food to be just okay. Having lived all over South Louisiana and eaten their style of food all my life, I just don't think it's that big of a deal. And they're not the best at what they do. I'm glad they're exposing lots of people to down-home cooking, and I guess that's what's gotten everybody riled up. Kind of like when Paul Prudhomme first introduced cajun food to the world. This is just the new incarnation of that phenomenon. Kind of a rambling post, but you get my point.