A perfect evening!Delicious food- creative and well presented , attentive service and charming ambience
Susan Spicer's " Bayona" has not slipped a bit!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA NOLA GemWhat can I say, I have never been disappointed with Bayona! The best of New Orleans!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLove BayonaThis was my second time dining here. Again loved everything I ate. The service is fabulous. We had Timothy again as I did last year. This man is so knowledgeable and helps you make otherwise difficult decisions. He was upbeat and friendly. I split a dish with a friend since i was undecided on what to have. We had the beef tenderloin and the lamb with a side of collard greens. All food here is so fresh. I noticed it was much harder this year to get a reservation. Word is out there that this place is not to be missed.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as expectedEverything was perfect from the hospitality to the food.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Stop New OrleansI was in Nola for a quick vacation and a friend recommended Bayona. It was delicious! I was alone, which means I usually will sit at the bar. However, they do not serve food in the "lounge" so I had to sit at a table. I find that often I don't get very good service at a table flying solo. Not the case here! The Sarah and Tyler (waiters) were attentive and helpful. They both knew the menu well, including the menu specials. Sarah ever helped me pick a dessert, which was delicious homemade ice cream. I'm definitely a fan of this restaurant and will return on my next trip!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at Bayona on Mother'sWe dined at Bayona on Mother's Day. The food and atmosphere were top notch. The service also was very good. Our only complaint was that it seemed like the kitchen was a little overwhelmed. We were seated for about 3 hours, which is a bit too long. Again, the staff was extremely helpful and apologetic, but we certainly noticed some delays out of the kitchen. When we did get the food, everything was excellent. The Bloody Mary's are some of the best I've had. I still think Bayona is one of the gems of New Orleans. Susan Spicer just does it right!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodWe had a lovely meal - this restaurant surpassed our expectations5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner here was delicious.Our dinner here was delicious. We had the goat cheese crouton and the ahi tuna to start and they were both really tasty. The goat cheese crouton in particular was fantastic. I could eat that dish every day. I had the grilled opah for an entree and it ranked among the top 3 fish dishes I have ever had. My friend had the lamb and she loved it, too. The service was good, but it took a while to get our drinks. My only complaint about the food would be the dessert. We ordered two desserts and they were fine, but just were not up to the caliber of the rest of the meal. I am also a big fan of their cucumber julep. So refreshing! I would eat here again in a heartbeat!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a winnerwe go to New Orleans each year and ALWAYS dine at Bayona. It is the best.
Food is consistently delicious and we have never had a bad meal. we love this place.
s and r5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in New OrleansFirst time I've tried it and instantly became one of my top five restaurants in the Quarter. This one is not to be missed. I live in Baton Rouge and visit New Orleans often. Reservations have been hard to secure and now I know why. I recommend you dont miss this one even if you have to book an earlier or later than usual time. You won't be disappointed.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAn old favorite of ours.We first dined at Bayona during our honeymoon in 1999, then again in 2005 and looked forward to another visit. We had the chance to dine on the patio, which was lovely and a perfect night for it. The food is always wonderful, although I believe I enjoyed it a tiny bit more on our previous visits.....but my perception could be skewed by another restaurant we dined at the night before and were blown away with. The menu usually features some tip of the hat to mediterrainian cuisine and seasonings. Service was prompt, courteous and professional. Excellent cocktail selections and wine list. Always recommended to anyone heading to New Orleans.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNot to be missed!We dine here every time we are in NOLA. We've never been disappointed with the food or the service. We'll be back the next time we are in town.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSusan Spicer did not disappointAs a chef, I can find myself being very critical going out to dinner, especially at a fine dinning establishment. Dinner and service were both exceptional. The wine recommendation was perfect. They even brought dessert with a candle for my sisters birthday even though we didn't say anything to the waiter, they must have overheard us mention it at the table, now that's attentive service. And I cannot say it enough, the food was amazing.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening!Ask to sit out in the courtyard - it is absolutely beautiful! You can't hear the noise of bourbon street at all. The one major critique I had read about Bayona was that service/wait wasn't great. So I want to clarify: if you would like to have a quick in-and-out meal, don't waste your money here - go to a fast food place on bourbon street. But if you would like to have an enjoyable evening, amazing food and ambiance, this place is great. The service is somewhat leisurely, but it is not at all inattentive or slow. Our waitress introduced herself, went through the menu, made suggestions, made suggestions about the wine list. We had 3 courses in just under 2 hours - it never felt like we were waiting or that the food was taking to long etc.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a delicious meal onEnjoyed a delicious meal on a Monday evening. I arrived early due to a glitch. The hostess was gracious and offered to seat my party when we assembled. There was a gentle buzz to the dining room allowing us to talk in a normal voice. Ambience very nice. Menu with specials and regulars. Good variety. Having eaten well all week, we opted for small plates and a shared salad. There was no hesitation from the wait staff. Opening cesar salad was ample to start. The Oyster Stew was creamy and delightful. It was chock full of oysters and flavor. I had the Veal Sweetbreads with caper and lemon sauce. Sublimely tasty. Dessert of chocolate tart with Earl Grey ice cream and Chocolate Flan. Wonderful meal. I would return without hesitation.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.I have been to Bayona several times over the past few years and have always been pleasantly supprised by new and delicious food. The dining areas are split up and it is a pleasant atmosphere. Staff is very attentive and know how help make your dining experience as good as possible.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Dining ExperienceI have been to Bayona several times and every time it is fabulous. The cocktails, food, service, ambiance...it's all top-notch and keeps me going back for more. Susan Spicer's menu is incredible.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMsmart service, great mealWe returned to Bayona this year anticipating another great meal. and we were so right. The meal was enhanced by a mistake.
When my entree arrived, my sister received a dish she had not ordered. The server, when we pointed out the problem, immediately took her dish away. Within sixty seconds our waiter appeared with a complimentary bowl of gumbo for my sister to enjoy while they prepared the dish she had actually ordered. We continued our meal, her entree quickly arrived, and every bite, including the gumbo, was delicious. A great waiter smoothly handled a hiccup and charmed customers while delivering a great meal in a lovely location.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite!!Everything perfect. What a great restaurant should be.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCulinary GemIf you know you'll be in New Orleans, be sure to set up a reservation at Banyona during your visit. Or server was genuinely helpful and we had a superb dining experience that included three delightful tapas that we chose from an abbreviated menu. I love this. Why do an extensive menu mediocre, but instead to your BEST dishes only and offer them in tapas style! Open Table makes reservations a snap. Its unfortunate more restaurants aren't this simple to enjoy simply because you couldn't get into them. The food was terrific and I look forward to returning for dinner. I loved it.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining.This was my second time at Bayona. The food was good and well presented. The courtyard was intimate and pleasant. The wait staff was courteous and efficient. Overall an excellent and pleasurable dining experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBayona is a special placeBayona is a special place to enjoy a very good meal with great service in a warm enviroment.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding -The food was outstanding - would give it more then 5 stars. The staff was very knowledgable about the menu and helpful in making choices. Great place4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in NewThe best restaurant in New Orleans, so simple and easy to say.
A delight for the senses, palate and nose.
Next time in NO will book a table.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is locatedThe restaurant is located in a quaint older home. We sat outside (end of April) and the weather was perfect. The back area is romantic, but not very quiet. There is a green tarp up along the side wall and it was loud as dishes are clanking behind it. It sounded like it was a dish washing area.
We ordered the garlic soup as most reviews raved about it, but I wasn't impressed. It was good...but not great as I was expecting. My husband felt the same. Our appetizer of goat cheese crouton with mushrooms was outstanding. Our main course was lamb and it was cooked perfectly. Desset was the hazelnut tart with blueberry compote..again, it was great! I would definitely return again. Our server was very efficient and friendly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite New Orleans restaurants. We spent a long weekend NOLA for our anniversary celecbration and dined at Bayona. It was truly one of the best dining experiences we have had...loved it all. The food, wine, atmosphere! All was truly wonderful. We will always dine at Bayona when in NOLA!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing strong and well worth a visitWent as a group of 10 (2 tables of 5), and the service was friendly and efficient. Never had to wait long to get a server's attention when something was needed. Despite some of the reviews to the contrary, everyone was pleased with every dish. The sea bass was a huge hit, the salmon quite tasty, the crab exceptional. Wine list had a lot of variety at good prices. I've read some complaints about prices here, but frankly it is on par with other NOLA standouts, and a third cheaper than NYC. I would recommend and return myself.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMKudos to BayonaExcellent food; attentive service; 00h-La-La lunch was the best!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI was on vacation in New OrleansI was on vacation in New Orleans and had the "Ooh La La" lunch on the last day of the promotion. Wonderful three course meal for $24.00 with salad, entree and soup. Champagne was included. Lovely place to have lunch on a cool rainy day. Great, friendly service and exceptional food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food prepared to orderGreat food prepared to order with fresh seasonal vegetables that is totally worth waiting for.. The pear salad was delicious and the stake was flavorful and tender. Do not expect large portions this is the place for true palate discovery. My husband had the quail salad and rabbit dish which were fantastic.
The service was one of the best with knowledgable and courteous servers.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual a wonderful ambianceAs usual a wonderful ambiance and outstanding food. We are always delighted at the tastes and textures that we encounter when we eat at this restuarant. Definitely a go to place if you are visiting New Orleans.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find! Fabulous food,What a find! Fabulous food, friendly and attentive yet unpretentious service, smaller rooms so not too noisy, in a lovely historic home. Our best dining experience in New Orleans, better than some of the more "famous" names!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood excellent and great atmosphereFood excellent and great atmosphere
Air conditioning dripped on us whilst dining The waitress did a lot to assist but still it was a distraction to the meal. The air conditioning unit was in the far room on ground floor and over the 5 setting table. Probably need drainage pipes to be checked out for blockage.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was eccletic. IThe food was eccletic. I had rabbit and she had lamb for entrees. Different but good. The Quail salad was exceptionally good. A little on the slow slide but worth the wait. After eating seafood all week in NOLA, it was nice treat for something else. Would recommend for a romantic dinner.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI've always heard excellentI've always heard excellent things about Bayona, but never been there. It certainly lived up to its reputation and my expectations! High marks in all areas. I look forward to returning!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Bayona was a thoroughlyDining at Bayona was a thoroughly pleasant experience. The food was spectacular, the presentation stimulating to the eye and the palate and the service was superb. As a group of five, we sampled each others selections to further extend the gastronomic experience and we were never disappointed. Definitely a recommend.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe servers really don't haveThe servers really don't have to obsessively ask how each and every course was. I am 55 years of age and have dined all over the world. I really don't need a 20 something kind of patronizing me with the question every 5 minutes.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining ExperienceWe had a wonderful dining experience at Bayona's. Everything from the food to the service was excellent. I had two of signature dishes; the cream of garlic soup and the salmon and both were excellent. My husband had the sweetbreads as an appetizer, the Bayona salad and a fish special as his entree. He commented that the sweetbreads were so delicious; he wished he had ordered them as an entree. Everything was expertly prepared and presented and the service was extremely attentive.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Bayona severalWe have been to Bayona several times & have never been disappointed. The food was excellent, as always, the service, however, was not up to the usual awesome-ness! Could be because it was during French Quarter Fest.... It is well worth the trip & I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great dining experience in the Crescemt City!!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWKZSusan Spicer's restaurant, tucked into the edge of the French Quarter, is a stand out in a city known for dining excellence.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTreat in the quarterDining at this landmark restaurant in the quarter was an extra cool way to spend the last night of FQF weekend. I wish I had tried to make a request for outside dining, it looks sooo cool, but maybe next time, because this is not the kind of place you only visit once. Our meal was so very good, and we ordered as much as two ladies could, and we loved everything. It's a clean and fresh approach to the dishes, even though they may have a plethora of ingredients. All of the servers inour section, and the hosts up front were enthusiastic and welcoming. Our server was very nice to let us have both sauces on the sweetbreads so we could compare and contrast, little touches make the meal even better. Great and vast wine list.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the third time weThis was the third time we dined at Bayonna. As the first two times, we throughly enjoyed the experience. Very attentive and informed service staff. Menu had good variety and the taste and quality of the meal was excellent. Veal Sweetbread appetizer was extremely good both in texture and tase; the scallop appetiser was good, but not nearly as interesting as the sweetbreads. Both main courses (Loin of Lamb and Breast of Duck) were very good, but not outstanding.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were running late--oneWe were running late--one of our party members had trouble finding parking and then one of them was coming directly from a flight and they did a great job of getting us in and out in time to make it to the opera. I will be back--and this time, we'll plan more time to get there and park!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was lovely in flavor,Food was lovely in flavor, small in portions. Appetizers are not to share.
Waitstaff was awesome, wine was beautiful. Lamb was outstanding!
Great for intimate conversations, lovely meal, or special occasion.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten free friendly.Great with gluten free needs. Kristen and Travon were some of the best servers we have ever had.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally enjoyed the meal andTotally enjoyed the meal and the experience. Exceptionally good restaurant.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food; excellent service;Great food; excellent service; slow delivery of main course.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is as good as we wereFood is as good as we were hoping for. Excellent! Will go again on our next New Orleans visit.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Saturday Light LunchSaturday light lunch menu was great, and a great deal for $25/person. Get the duck/peanut butter sandwich. Trust me. Didn't sit outside but the courtyard is great.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery convenient if you areVery convenient if you are interested in fine dining one block off Bourbon Street.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM