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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

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

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Romantic (56)
Creative Cuisine (54)
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Fit for Foodies (50)
Good for a Date (50)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Local Ingredients (34)
Cozy (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (22)
Authentic (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Seasonal (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Healthy (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Organic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Scenic View (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The meals were very nicely prepared and full of flavor. Very enjoyable meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Every time we come to NO we have to do at least one night at Bayona. Salmon on a sauerkraut bed was great. It works well. Apps were all delicious. Setting is very nice and service was spot on. Love it.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Traditional, somewhat formal - tucked away in a quiet section of the quarter. Interesting menu; laden with local favourites. Sweetbreads are amazing; duck "PBJ" is unique but a bit heavy for my taste.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had the sweetbreads, garlic soup, potato soup, pork chop, and rabbit entree. All wer very good, but the dark chocolate and pecan pie was to die for.

Sat upstairs in the wineroom for the first time. Very cozy.

Always a good meal!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent. Everyone enjoyed their choices for dinner. The lamb and pork chop received high honors.

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