Cochon BYOB

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Very nice atmosphere, cozy little place. Dined there with my significant other and a couple of friends, they have a limited menu, a lot of meat on it, so if you're not a meat lover and prefer lots of vegetarian, meat-free options, this is not the place for you. That being said, the pork dish I had was mouth watering, a bit on the fatty side (but I don't mind gourmet fat that much). The place is a BYO, so you can pair the pork with your choice of red with no worries. I'd definitely go there again!

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★★★★☆

Very nice atmosphere, cozy little place. Dined there with my significant other and a couple of friends, they have a limited menu, a lot of meat on it, so if you're not a meat lover and prefer lots of vegetarian, meat-free options, this is not the place for you. That being said, the pork dish I had was mouth watering, a bit on the fatty side (but I don't mind gourmet fat that much). The place is a BYO, so you can pair the pork with your choice of red with no worries. I'd definitely go there again!

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A friend & I went to Cochon last nite for a casual dinner & we couldn't have been happier. The atmosphere/decor is definitely minimalist, but very tasteful & quaint. Service was prompt & informative. We shared the gnocchi appetizer, which

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A friend & I went to Cochon last nite for a casual dinner & we couldn't have been happier. The atmosphere/decor is definitely minimalist, but very tasteful & quaint. Service was prompt & informative. We shared the gnocchi appetizer, which

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Cochon's exterior is warm and inviting, brightly lit with a string of lights, it is reminiscent of the cafes that liter Europe! It set the tone for a romantic and quiet evening!\r
My husband and I were seated promptly for our 8pm

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★★★★★

Cochon's exterior is warm and inviting, brightly lit with a string of lights, it is reminiscent of the cafes that liter Europe! It set the tone for a romantic and quiet evening!\r
My husband and I were seated promptly for our 8pm

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Great little place, byob! The best! Good food, nice atmoshere, great service, would definitely go back!

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★★★★★

Great little place, byob! The best! Good food, nice atmoshere, great service, would definitely go back!

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Cochon is very cute and cozy. It's got a terrific atmosphere - sure it's a little busy, a little loud, and not the most comfortable seating - but it's exactly what a BYOB should be. The service was great, and the food was definitely the best part. Had a pork dish that's no longer on the menu that was fabulous, but the monkfish is excellent too - great texture, nice sauce. Bring a bottle of wine you can really enjoy - you'll be using it to re-taste the richness (read: fat laden) food after every bite!

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★★★★☆

Cochon is very cute and cozy. It's got a terrific atmosphere - sure it's a little busy, a little loud, and not the most comfortable seating - but it's exactly what a BYOB should be. The service was great, and the food was definitely the best part. Had a pork dish that's no longer on the menu that was fabulous, but the monkfish is excellent too - great texture, nice sauce. Bring a bottle of wine you can really enjoy - you'll be using it to re-taste the richness (read: fat laden) food after every bite!

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Food, decor and service are all terribly unimpressive. Most of the entrees sound interesting and delicious but fail to deliver. The roasted pork belly, while tender, was severely underseasoned and the lentils were undercooked to the point of being crunchy. Sloppy presentation on the dish.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food, decor and service are all terribly unimpressive. Most of the entrees sound interesting and delicious but fail to deliver. The roasted pork belly, while tender, was severely underseasoned and the lentils were undercooked to the point of being crunchy. Sloppy presentation on the dish.

Cons: Food, service and ambience

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I am in love with Cochon! I thought there could be nothing better than the scallops appetizer, but then I tried basically every other entree that my table ordered and each was more delicious than the last. I may have to make it a weekly visit!!

GO!

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★★★★★

I am in love with Cochon! I thought there could be nothing better than the scallops appetizer, but then I tried basically every other entree that my table ordered and each was more delicious than the last. I may have to make it a weekly visit!!

GO!

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My boyfriend and I spotted this place while walking the dog one Saturday morning and decided we wanted to try it out for dinner that night. We weren't sure we'd be able to get a table without reservations, but the hostess/waitress found us a table for two around 7:00 pm with little problem despite the fact that they were pretty full. My boyfriend had fried oysters and the steak; I had a salad and the duck. Everything we ordered was delicious with the wine we brought, and the berry cheesecake from Darling's was a perfect finish to the meal. I was full, almost-stuffed-but-not-quite-there, when we left Cochon. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic, not at all pretentious, and decorated with personality (check out the knickknacks on the shelf on your way to bathroom). If I had any complaint, it might be that the service was a little slow, but that's what you get for dropping in without a reservation... and anyway it prolonged our wonderful experience. I'm bringing my parents there this weekend when they come to visit so I can show them why I love eating out in Philly so much!

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I spotted this place while walking the dog one Saturday morning and decided we wanted to try it out for dinner that night. We weren't sure we'd be able to get a table without reservations, but the hostess/waitress found us a table for two around 7:00 pm with little problem despite the fact that they were pretty full. My boyfriend had fried oysters and the steak; I had a salad and the duck. Everything we ordered was delicious with the wine we brought, and the berry cheesecake from Darling's was a perfect finish to the meal. I was full, almost-stuffed-but-not-quite-there, when we left Cochon. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic, not at all pretentious, and decorated with personality (check out the knickknacks on the shelf on your way to bathroom). If I had any complaint, it might be that the service was a little slow, but that's what you get for dropping in without a reservation... and anyway it prolonged our wonderful experience. I'm bringing my parents there this weekend when they come to visit so I can show them why I love eating out in Philly so much!

Pros: FOOD, atomosphere, neighborhood

Cons: french food is fattening?

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To be truthful, I was not really looking forward to dining here because I was a little ?afraid? of the menu - too ?Country French? for my taste. I shouldn?t have been. There were 6 of us and everyone really enjoyed what was ordered. The appetizers, including Escargot with shitake mushrooms; Crispy Chicken Livers with balsamic vinegar, and a special, Braised pork belly, were excellent. All of the entrees were just as successful ? these included the Grilled Pork Chop; the Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder; the Steak Frites ; as well as the Free Range Duck with white bean ragout.

The room had a very warm feeling and the Staff were all very friendly. We will make a point of returning. With tax & tip, figure around $90 a couple. (Remember, it?s a BYO ? Cash Only)

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★★★★☆

To be truthful, I was not really looking forward to dining here because I was a little ?afraid? of the menu - too ?Country French? for my taste. I shouldn?t have been. There were 6 of us and everyone really enjoyed what was ordered. The appetizers, including Escargot with shitake mushrooms; Crispy Chicken Livers with balsamic vinegar, and a special, Braised pork belly, were excellent. All of the entrees were just as successful ? these included the Grilled Pork Chop; the Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder; the Steak Frites ; as well as the Free Range Duck with white bean ragout.

The room had a very warm feeling and the Staff were all very friendly. We will make a point of returning. With tax & tip, figure around $90 a couple. (Remember, it?s a BYO ? Cash Only)

Pros: Great Food - Nice Staff

Cons: Parking

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My fiance and I went to dinner last night after reading Craig LeBan's review. We had already decided on our entree based on his descriptions. My fiance wanted the pork shoulder and I wanted the duck.

After waiting 5 minutes to be seated, the waitress arrived to tell us the specials and imform us that the pork shoulder was already sold out. We figured this may happen given that it was 9:30 on Friday night. So my fiance ordered to chicken livers as appetizers and a wild boar dish special. I ordered a cauliflower soup special and the duck entree. The food was very good to even excellent at times. The duck with its crispy skin was the best of the dishes we ordered.

We were thoroughly enjoying our dinner when my fiance noticed that the table next to us was given a pork shoulder entree. They were seated and ordered 20 minutes after us. We asked our waitress why we were told it was unavailable. She said she would check with the kitchen. When she returned, she did not offer an explanation. When she returned the second time, we presssed her again for a reason. She said that she wasn't sure. She was told the pork shoulder entree was not available, but we should call in advance next time to reserve it if that's the entree we wanted!

I am truely disappointed in the service at Cochon. The food is very good. The atomsphere is relaxed. The prices are reasonable. It is a place we would have revisited had it not been for what transpired the last 10 minutes. I don't understand how a kitchen can be so arrogant as to dictate the availability of what it serves on a whim. I also wish that our waitress had treated us with a little more respect by being more forthcoming. We left with a sour taste in our mouth which is unfortunate because it started out being a very good night. We will not be back, but those who may want to try Cochon be advised of their finicky kitchen and don't be surprised if other tables are given food you were told was sold out!

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★★☆☆☆

My fiance and I went to dinner last night after reading Craig LeBan's review. We had already decided on our entree based on his descriptions. My fiance wanted the pork shoulder and I wanted the duck.

After waiting 5 minutes to be seated, the waitress arrived to tell us the specials and imform us that the pork shoulder was already sold out. We figured this may happen given that it was 9:30 on Friday night. So my fiance ordered to chicken livers as appetizers and a wild boar dish special. I ordered a cauliflower soup special and the duck entree. The food was very good to even excellent at times. The duck with its crispy skin was the best of the dishes we ordered.

We were thoroughly enjoying our dinner when my fiance noticed that the table next to us was given a pork shoulder entree. They were seated and ordered 20 minutes after us. We asked our waitress why we were told it was unavailable. She said she would check with the kitchen. When she returned, she did not offer an explanation. When she returned the second time, we presssed her again for a reason. She said that she wasn't sure. She was told the pork shoulder entree was not available, but we should call in advance next time to reserve it if that's the entree we wanted!

I am truely disappointed in the service at Cochon. The food is very good. The atomsphere is relaxed. The prices are reasonable. It is a place we would have revisited had it not been for what transpired the last 10 minutes. I don't understand how a kitchen can be so arrogant as to dictate the availability of what it serves on a whim. I also wish that our waitress had treated us with a little more respect by being more forthcoming. We left with a sour taste in our mouth which is unfortunate because it started out being a very good night. We will not be back, but those who may want to try Cochon be advised of their finicky kitchen and don't be surprised if other tables are given food you were told was sold out!

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: SERVICE, Tempermental kitchen

 

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