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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.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: Starting at 6:00
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer $5 towards a ticket from any lot.
Private Party Facilities:
All details regarding lunch and dinner parties as well as sample contracts can be found at the Bayona website.
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bayona Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As usual, the food was wonderful! Apparently, they were down one server but there seemed to be much more confusion than the loss of one staff member warranted. We never got bread, even though we asked, and our meals took a long time. We waited patiently for our reservation time but had to ask for drinks 3 times after we were promised beverages while we waited. When our reservation time arrived, we had to remind them that we were waiting to be seated because they were confused about our seating preference when we had not expressed a preference. Rather chaotic for a restaurant of this caliber.
The wait for a reserved table was over an hour. We sat in the “bar area” and no one came to ask us or another group also waiting if we wanted to order a glass of wine. Another other group asked the hostess “ are we the forgotten?” as a group of 6 men were given a free bottle of wine to great fan fare. Service was horrid — over a half an hour to 40 minutes between courses! The shrimp was divine but the pork chop had no flavor. Both my friend and someone had to send their meat back since “medium rare” meant seared. What a disappointment.
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