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About Bayona

Bayona, in its 27th year, is nestled in the heart of the French Quarter in a charming 200 year old Creole Cottage punctuated by a lush, tropical courtyard. The cuisine of our James Beard Award winning Chef Susan Spicer is rooted in France, circles the globe for inspiration, and lands firmly in New Orleans to embrace the wealth of our local bounty and rich cuisine. Chef Spicer's partner Regina Keever has assembled a staff that is dedicated to expertly guiding you through your wine list and menu choices in order to seamlessly serve you in a knowledgeable, unpretentious, and professional manner. Regina and Susan would like to cordially invite you to join us and experience for yourself the atmosphere, cuisine, and service of one of New Orleans great gifts to the culinary world.

430 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70114
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: Starting at 6:00

Cross Street:
St. Louis

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 525-4455

Website:
http://www.bayona.com/

Parking Details:
We offer $5 towards a ticket from any lot.

Executive Chef:
Susan Spicer

Private Party Facilities:
All details regarding lunch and dinner parties as well as sample contracts can be found at the Bayona website.

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at Bayona with top hats, tiaras, and bubbles! Book now and enjoy the elegance of our 225 year old Creole Cottage. Be dazzled by the delicious flavors of renowned Chef Susan Spicer's global eclectic cuisine on our $100 four course, prefix menu with options.

Bayona Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Romantic (58)
Creative Cuisine (55)
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Fit for Foodies (51)
Good for a Date (50)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Local Ingredients (34)
Notable Wine List (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Cozy (29)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Authentic (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Seasonal (11)
Healthy (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Organic (5)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined a day ago

At our last visit in July our meal was impeccable prepared and service was excellent Not so this time. Flavors excellent but nothing served hot enough including my pork osso bucco and my husband s red fish. The best dish was the salad w quail because it was a salad and therefore not to be served hot. Service was so so It consisted of a team oh 3. A head server w 2 assistants The head server was more school teacherish than trying to help you with the menu I had to tell the assistants who walked around together to bring plates for a shared dish and to remove finished plates Overall disappointed this time. The small restaurant was fully booked and I believe too much for kitchen and wait staff. No excuses this is supposedly a 5 Star restaurant

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Food delivered very late unfortunately

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful evening with a group of six. Food was superb. Staff friendly and helpful - especially with one special diet. The lamb loin, quail salad, Osso Gucci, redfish-- everything was great. Beautiful restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife had the King Salmon and she said it was the best she ever had. I had the lamb that was very good.

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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, pretty surroundings, and attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I took my girlfriend on a date. We were very well received by the hostess. Our entrees took almost an hour to come to us. We basically finished an entire bottle of wine before we received it. They waiters noticed about 45 minutes into that time and we were given free dessert as a courtesy. The food was very good and the environment is gorgeous. I just wish they'd been a bit more attentive to us as they seemed to be to other guests.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Came here for 2017 Revillion dinner. 4 course meal for $75. I also purchased the wine pairings for an additional $45. Punchline - food was very good to excellent. DO NOT get the wine pairings. First, while there are 4 food courses, you only get 3 wines. Second, the wines were basic to just not good. Third, the wines are served with the following descriptions: “this is Chardonnay”. No description of which country or region and certainly not producer. Btw - the 3 wines I received (small glasses - maybe 4 oz pours) were: a Chardonnay, a Chardonnay Viognier blend, and a Barbera. While food was very good, at $75 not much discount for the restaurant selected Revillion items.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and food was delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Amazing food and service. A must!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Disappointed. Our second visit to Bayona did not compare favorably to our initial visit in 2015. While the food quality was good we endured an unacceptably long delay of 90 minutes between receipt of our starter and the arrival of our final entrées. We painfully watched 2 nearby couples/tables complete their meals and leave before us notwithstanding we had arrived first and placed our orders ahead of theirs. We had reserved Bayona for our final evening meal in NOLA wanting a memorable experience: unfortunately Bayona didn't meet our expectations nor did it make the grade compared with the service levels we experienced recently dining at Antoines, Galatoire's, Delmonico and the Commander's Palace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We found the service, food and surroundings to be impeccable

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great experience. Server was excellent. Goat cheese crouton and the lamb were amazing!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding food and service in a charming setting. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and every effort was made on the part of the staff to make this an exceptional experience. The heirloom tomato appetizer with grilled scallops was absolutely original and delicious. Good selection of wines. Overall a great atmosphere and great value. We will definitely recommend!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 2017

What a fantastic meal! Every dish of every course was positively exquisite, from the garlic soup and the goat cheese crouton to the duck breast and filet. We had four different entrees between us and each one had its own special, delightful flavor profile that left us MMMMMM-ing and Yummmm-ing the entire time! The staff was on point, utterly professional and knowledgeable yet friendly and unpretentious. This is in my top 3 favorite restaurants in the city. Maybe even top 2. Or maybe even top 1, because it's just that great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had tried to eat here during the Jazz Fest but couldn't get a reservation. We were luckier on this visit. The atmosphere is lovely. The quail salad was wonderful. The duck entre was not. The osso bucco was too heavy for this time of year--but I ordered it anyway. The desserts were excellent. We overheard the diners next to us remark, "Next time we'll just have the quail salad and dessert." We agree.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A truely fantastic meal. Professional service, friendly, effortless elegance

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Cozy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and lovely place! A classic NOLA restaurant - put it on the list!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Has to be the very best restaurant in NOLA! The food was excellent, the service supreme without being stuffy! It was too chilly to sit outside but the courtyard was beautiful

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Tables too close together so noise level of surrounding tables was not ideal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfectly executed meal. Like eating in a grand old Southern parlor, very intimate

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

On my 3rd visit in 20 yrs, I was treated so well as a solo diner! Ambiance is lovely. Service is attentive and not over bearing, friendly, and of course Susan Spicer’s creations are superb. A must visit in New Orleans.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I have heard rave reviews from my NOLA foodie friends about Bayona for years, and we finally visited and all their accolades were truly warranted! This place was quiet, the service impeccable, and the food original and tasty. My wife takes me on a date every time we come to New Orleans, and Bayona is a perfect spot to talk and enjoy a wonderful meal. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Would highly recommend. From the bread to entrees to deserts. Everything was amazing tastewise and some of the best we've had. Wife didn't finish orbeat much of her fish and they were willing to take off of the bill in an effort to make us happy in the event it wasn't good. Very highly recommend and may have gone to the top of our many new Orleans favorites. Definitely recommend trying the veal sweetbreads. One of the best flavors imaginable.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Superior service, wine selection, and the trout was amazing!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We loved everything! Impeccable restaurant! Food was fantastic, waitstaff were attentive, cocktail drinks were delicious, garden ambiance was perfect. THE spot for lunch on a sunny day in New Orleans.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The veal sweetbreads with sherry-mustard sauce was the single best dish I ate during a week of great restaurants in New Orleans. Cannot recommend the restaurant highly enough.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had been to Bayona years ago and recalled it was very nice with great food. I wasn't disappointed... Award-winning gumbo, great steak dinner and good wine list made for a winner. Strong recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful flavors and food made for a fabulous dinner. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more friendly. Just sorry I don't live closer!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lick your plate delicious!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Interesting Saturday lunch menu - any 3 courses for $28.00, but erratic service left us sitting too, long between courses.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was as wonderful and innovative as always. Great staff as well. One of my very favorites.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A long time, consistent star in the New Orleans dining scene which never disappoints and is always a culinary delight for the senses!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My group of friends and I had a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious cuisine and the late lunch atmosphere. We visited towards the end of their lunch hours and never felt rushed. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Limited mostly French expensive wines. Somewhat "snobby" experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Amazingly tasty food and wonderful service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Bayona is a pretty restaurant with nice, comfortable outdoor seating in a relatively quiet part of the French Quarter. Food was solid across the board, but service was leisurely to a fault. We were assured we'd have two waiters attending to our needs, but we had to wait over 20 minutes before anyone took our drink order. By that point, we were trying to avoid being there all night, so we ordered drinks, appetizers and dinner all at once. Service picked up a bit after that, but it was still a long wait between courses on a night when the restaurant was less than half full. In the end, a relatively simple business dinner for 5 (no desserts or after dinner drinks) took over 3 hours, and our host was thoroughly agitated by the time our check arrived and just wanted to get out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Super! I’ll eat here at least once each time I visit NOLA

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Bayona is what every restaurant should aspire to be. Well crafted, served by actual warm and amusing humans, in a pleasant environment. Foodies will love it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We sat in the courtyard - so beautiful. Delicious food - can see why it's one of the top rated restaurants in NOL! Highly recommends visit.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Awesome as usual! A grand Merci to the Chef & staff!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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