Donald Link's Cajun icon Cochon is taking over an adjacent building in the Warehouse District (at Tchoup and Diamond), Todd Price reports this week, with plans to double its size, expand the kitchen, and add a new 80-seat dining room by December:
The new dining room, designed by architect Brooks Graham of Graham/Little/Studio, will be a soaring, industrial space lit by windows facing Diamond Street and skylights in the ceiling. A mezzanine level will offer seating for private groups. The addition will let Cochon finally accept more reservations for large tables.
Chef/co-owner Stephen Stryjewski tells Price that the currently 3,5000-square-foot restaurant only anticipates closing a few days during renovations that will add on another 3,2000-square-feet.