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Sep 24, 2012 04:59 PM

herbsaint or cochon

dear folks:

please help me decide which to go to. have reservations for both, but can only choose one.
whys and wherefores much appreciated.


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  1. Herbsaint. Why? Because it's better in every facet by a mile. And then some.

    1. Note this exact comparison has come up several times so you can check the past threads for many more views. But I'm with BayouTeche.

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      1. re: collardman

        i did some checking of those threads. thanks.

        1. re: linus

          Any preference for one over the other for Sunday late lunch?

          1. re: robinsilver

            Neither. Both are closed on Sundays.

            1. re: robinsilver

              Dante's Kitchen for until 2 pm. No reservation for brunch, I believe, but well worth the wait. Agree with board re: Herbsaint.

          2. I'm not sure (...or interested in provoking a discussion) why Cochon doesn't get more love on this board, but its one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. In about six visits over the last five years , I've never had anything but a great meal or a great time there...but I also like Herbsaint a lot. Cochon is a little more contemporary/vibrant space in my opinion if that matters to you, but I'd just do whatever appeals to your mood and taste based on a review of their menus. Both are excellent and have their own James Beard Foundation kudos. If you choose Cochon, consider sitting at the back counter where you can interact with the chefs and enjoy the theater of the open kitchen.

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            1. re: Omniverous

              What do you guys think of Cochon Butcher for lunch on Sunday? Or, do you recommend anyplace else?

              1. re: robinsilver

                We had our Sunday lunch and another lunch at Cochon Butcher. We really enjoyed it. The buckboard bacon, cheese and collards sandwich was excellent as well as the duck pastrami sliders and the brussel sprouts. We were there last week and keep talking about when we can go back.

                1. re: robinsilver

                  Cochon butcher is great and always my last stop before the airport to bring home some great products...