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Bayona

4.7
3680 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: Starting at 6:00
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Phone number
(504) 525-4455
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Susan Spicer
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Private party facilities
All details regarding lunch and dinner parties as well as sample contracts can be found at the Bayona website.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Louis
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Parking details
We offer $5 towards a ticket from any lot.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3680 People Are Saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Bayona on Saturday June 16, 2018. Delicious food and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous meal, love the vibe, and my entire party of four was completely impressed by the entire evening.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had an outstanding meal for our 35th anniversary. Everything was of superb quality, artfully presented, and delicious. Their salmon entree is one of their classics and I was told it is always on the menu. It was simply the best I have every had. The Caesar salad was perfect and the chocolate fudge desert, served with vanilla ice cream was outstanding. I highly recommend Bayonna.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Our first visit, will definitely be back! Delicious and wonderful ambiance

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great floor staff who delivered a well made Stormy Morning, the amazing crouton appetizer, and solid entrees.

Pleasant for a quiet dinner in the French Quarter, in a beautiful setting!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

If you eat but the garlic soup, you will leave satisfied.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was great and the service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant for all occasions. We had the lunch. Everything was great, enough said.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everyone was delightful and food and service were great. We enjoyed 28th anniversary specials on food and drinks so the price was great also.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food, our best dining during our stay in the U.S.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Same menu... so predictable, but predictably good. Attentive and friendly service. Understated elegance.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Bayona's cuisine is exceptional. Each time I've visited New Orlean's French Quarter I plan on dining at Bayona. Each plate is par excellence. This visit was again outstanding. The starter pate was the best I've had outside of the Dordogne, France; a delicious triple tail for the entree, then dessert was a home made coconut sorbet that was worth the trip. Amazing.
Bayona is located in a charming old French Quarter cottage, the (recorded) music 40s 50s easy going jazz does not get in the way of conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Consistently wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was delicious. Service was excellent yet unpretentious. Definitely set the mood for a magical night. Omg, Goat cheese croutons and veal sweet bread, were absolutely deliciousness. Definitely going back next time we are in Nola!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always a class experience with great food and warm ambiance

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Beautiful restaurant - wished we had scheduled a later reservation to enjoy the outdoor patio which looked gorgeous but was too hot to enjoy at 6PM in June. Server was extremely personable, attentive and helpful. But most importantly, the food. We ordered a few of their signature dishes - a small plate of the Veal Sweetbreads with Lemon-Caper sauce, Cream of Garlic Soup and Peppered Lamb entrée - all were spectacularly delicious. I personally will be dreaming of the lamb for the rest of my life, it was perfection. Also absolutely fell in love with a white grape sorbet (with ginger and citrus) they offered. The flavors gently exploded on the tongue, just such a pleasure to eat and so intriguing I kept going back for more.

I will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

A wonderful restaurant with excellent and superb food, with outstanding service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent service! Food was great!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Very good food. Enjoyed the quiet and pleasant atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

As wonderful as I remember 20+ years ago!!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in NOLA. Always good with varied menu. Excellent and knowledable servers. Good selection of wines.....

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent in every respect! First time, should have gone sooner.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food great and staff very attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Entertaining client

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My daughter once interviewed Susan Spicer for a school project. We will always remember
the food that day, the time our family enjoyed, and Susan Spicer's willingness to assist our
daughter in her school project. Bayona has a wonderful owner, great food, and warm welcome
to all.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Consistently good. We were very well taken care of. Food is always creative and very good

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had an excellent anniversary dinner! The salmon was delicious, so was the lamb. The peach cobbler was amazing. Would definitely return! The only thing we didn’t love was the duck pate appetizer. Everything else was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent experience

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

From Pa...Always a highlight of our visit to NO. Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great staff and food

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

On a work trip with some time to ourselves, my spouse and I grabbed a reservation to Bayona, a New Orleans restaurant that we had attempted to visit on previous trips but were unable to get a reservation. WOW - how exciting to have a place exceed its expectations. We chose a bottle of a rose from Provence to accompany our meals.
We began with a ceviche and we shared both entrees. Everything was delicious - The redfish dish was such an amalgamation of flavors - it was exciting to my taste buds trying to experience all the different spices and the grilled wild salmon was prepared as close to raw as requested - both were beyond wonderful. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and were hoping we could fit a lunch in our schedule before returning home.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

By far, still my favorite restaurant in New Orleans!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food and service - delicious cocktails- great wine ... and we sat next to John Goodman!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything was amazing

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Best meal we had in NOLA... try the sweetbreads in lemon tarragon sauce and the fired quail salad

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We were seated a little late! They were very busy! The overall experience was just ok! Not outstanding! Food was good but not great. The lamb was good! Garlic soup really good. Soft shell crab was ok!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This was our third visit to Bayona, it was great, already looking forward to the next time!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always delicious food, but service was extremely slow.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We loved the ambience of the restaurant. The wait staff was friendly courteous and prompt, very attentive. The tables and restaurant was kept impeccably clean. The food was extremely good, we coursed out everything had a wonderful meal and a fantastic cappuccino to end the night. They were polite and called a taxi for us at the end of the evening before we even left our table

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Wonderful! Exquisite flavors, incredible!

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