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Bayona, New Orleans, LA
Bayona, New Orleans, LA
Bayona, New Orleans, LA
Bayona, New Orleans, LA
Bayona, New Orleans, LA

Bayona

4.5
4.5
3660 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: Starting at 6:00
  • Phone number
    (504) 525-4455
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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.
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    St. Louis
  • Parking details
    We offer $5 towards a ticket from any lot.
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,660 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

3,660 Reviews
  1. twis

    New Orleans

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Reviewed on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Always a treat. The chef has a way of combining flavors that explode in your mouth and the service is impeccable.

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  2. EandC

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Reviewed on December 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly staff. One of favorites in New Orleans.

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  3. MistyH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on November 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Delicious food and atmosphere. Great New Orleans fine dining experience.

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  4. TylerM

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on November 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Wonderful. One of the best in a city full of unparalleled dining.

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  5. MerriandJack

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Reviewed on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Bayonne is a lovely resturant. We had a 3 course lunch. It was excellent. I had Bayona salad with parmesan cheese, Pork Chops with grits and Smoked duck "PB & J" My meal was wonderful. Very unique, I never had anything like the PB & J. My husband had Muscles in green curry sauce , Scallops and chocolate cheese cake. He loved his choice of meal.

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  6. JanT

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Reviewed on November 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    super-authentic, unique dishes, great vibe and decent service. Great spot for getting away from the madness of the French Quarter

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  7. LindaH

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on November 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Beautiful dining room, professional waitstaff and food to perfection!

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  8. MikeC

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on October 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Always a fantastic experience. Thank you again for making another signature birthday a wonderful experience. Sweetbreads were fantastic as always. Sommelier (Kathleen) was very helpful per usual. The best of NOLA.

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  9. CheriR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on September 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    One of the most romantic restaurants in NOLA, plus incredible food and outstanding service.

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  10. BSKrewe

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Reviewed on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Chef Susan Spicer and co-owner Regina Keever have done a wonderful job in creating a space where inspired food is served in a perfectly "New Orleans" venue. Chef de Cuisine, Eason Barksdale is an outstanding addition to this storied restaurant. Every time I dine here I realize how good food can be!

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  11. AnnaR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    We go once every year and the food is always amazing and heartfelt.

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  12. Missica

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Reviewed on July 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    The food is consistently excellent and the service is good. The restaurant is small and the outside area is lovely if temperatures allow. The only drawback is tables are close and sometimes conversation is a little difficult. It has long been a favorite of mine and my husband and can be relied upon for excellent menu options, food, wine, and service!

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  13. noladiner

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Reviewed on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Had dinner here with a large group, it was very good

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  14. JuneN

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Reviewed on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    we visit New Orleans once or twice a year. The food is always spectacular and the atmosphere is wonderful and the service is exemplary.

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  15. Foodnwinegirl

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Reviewed on June 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Everything was fantastic. Will definitely go back.

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  16. MWJazz

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Reviewed on June 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Fantastic food, romantic atmosphere and the wine list is excellent

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  17. PsfP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food and service, but main dining room is unpleasantly loud.

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  18. jjmikemike

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bayona is my favorite restaurant in New Orleans and one of the best I've been to worldwide. Their food and service are both high-quality and unpretentious, and they never disappoint.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Love the sweetbreads.

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  20. Tony

    Baltimore

    131 reviews

    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorities in NOLA. We come to NOLA 3 times a year for a week each and always make sure we have several meals at Bayona. Not the usual NOLA cuisine. We love how Susan's dishes blends so many flavors together. The Lunch fixed price and Sat specials are steals. Great value. The staff is very attentive and helpful. Especially the ladies at the seating desk. One suggestion. Like most NOLA restaurants, wines at Bayona can be pricy. We realize that wine prices like all over the country are needed to generate revenues for the restaurant. A suggestion. It could be useful to have a few wine specials each month. This could actually generate more sales as it would encourage patrons to order more wine by bottle instead of glass.

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  21. Tony

    Baltimore

    131 reviews

    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Susan Spicer has been doing great cuisine for years. The lunch menu is great value!

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  22. PaulF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room was welcoming and cozy, perfect for the two of us to celebrate our week in NOLA. AS others note, great wine selection. We especially liked the hard white (and he the blue and she the goat) on the cheese plate we took as an appetizer. The lamb was tasty and the rabbit dish uniquely offered two variations on one plate, a tasty roulade and nicely breaded leg. Desert was fantastic; we couldn't decide if the panna cotta was better, or the home made ice cream, and even deciding between the chocolate and vanilla was tough, as each had delightfully rich, lasting flavor. Our server skillfully balanced being friendly and professional, adding to very pleasant evening.

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  23. RoxyB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best fine dining I've had. Menu is unpretentious, ingredients are fresh and imaginative, food is plated beautifully and the service is friendly and respectful.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was overall really good. This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere. Food was delicious. Service was really good, helpful, not too intrusive, very friendly and professional. Interesting Menu options. Overall- Very Good.

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  25. sharibaby

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. It NEVER disappoints. Been here several times and have thououghly enjoyed it every time.

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  26. Lucy

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Years eve

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service on front end was poor- we waited in the Lounge for over 20 mins and had to ask for cocktail service. Once seated the service was better. The food was extraordinary!

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  28. BobD

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third trip to Bayona, and an outstanding New Year's Eve four-course meal with excellent choices and service! We'll be back again when in NOLA.

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  29. MariD

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service, clueless somelier

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  30. MeghanB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the time we walked through the door it was an incredible experience! The staff was phenomenal, the dining room was stunning, and the food was incredible. I've admired Chef Spicer for years, it was amazing to finally eat at one of her restaurants. We had mussles, oyster gratin, garlic soup, duck breast (pictured), pork osso bucco (pictured), and the chocolate hazelnut ice cream (pictured). There's nothing bad to say. It was a wonderful time!

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  31. Rlazar

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have ever eaten! The fennel pepper crusted lamb loin is outstanding. Could not have asked for better service. I thoroughly enjoyed Bayona!

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  32. Traney

    Tallahassee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, as usual. The staff is very accommodating and professional. Love Bayona!

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  33. PhilB

    New York City

    196 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a rocky start as they didn't have our reservation (even though I had a confirmation #) due to a change from open table to resy 2d earlier. They made it work and the food and wine was tremendous. Hopefully their reservation issues will get worked out in future as rough starts like that make for tough things to overcome.

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  34. DeborahP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Bayona every time I’m in NOLA. It was wonderful as usual. The only glitch was the switchover from Open Table to Rezzie (??) and our reservation was deleted. Fortunately the restaurant had room.

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  35. kmhmd

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Returning after 20 years with our daughters... very special indeed

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  36. prufrock

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Members of our group of six had not been to Bayona for a while and the Reveillon Menu looked wonderful. We were sorely disappointed. When we arrived for our 6:30 reservation at 6:20, we were asked to wait in the patio area, because one of our party was parking the car. The patio area was very crowded. There was no reason not to seat 5 of us a few minutes early. Our table was available. Reception seemed disorganized. Next, our server was unable to explain the menu items to us, something expected in a fine restaurant. We ordered both white and red bottles of wine. Instead of just providing each of us a glass for a red and a white, we were asked to choose which we planned to drink. Some of us wanted the option. The garlic soup, salmon, and osso bucco were mediocre. Only those who had the steak were happy with their main course. We sincerely hope Bayona will provide the quality and service that we all expected in the future.

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  37. JandA

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love this restaurant. The service is top notch and the ambiance is lovely. The food is really nice and different for New Orleans.

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  38. KimO

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The duck selection for lunch mentioned that the duck came with a chutney butter and pepper jelly sauce- described as a P, B n J signature selection. I was still surprised when it came to the table as a sandwich, and commented to the waiter as such. It just to one bite to be astonished as to how amazingly good it was. The flavors all complimented each other so well! I would go so far as to say- after 6 decades of eating- this was truly the best tasting sandwich I have ever enjoyed. Truly outstanding❣️

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  39. BronwynL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family had an overall outstanding experience at Bayona during our recent trip to New Orleans. The restaurant was highly rated by a friend and I booked well in advance of our trip. On the day of the reservation we found ourselves hungry and footsore after hours of wandering through the French Quarter with about an hour and a half until our reservation. We figured we could go to a local pub for a bit (going back to the house was a bit much), but since we were nearby we thought we'd see if they could seat us early. The hostess was so gracious with our request, and after a very short wait (and a bit of shuffling on her part) we were seated in the hidden upstairs room that is usually kept for private parties or overflow on busy nights (clearly this was one of the busy nights!). I chose to try the tasting menu (with wine pairings), while the rest of my party chose off the menu (the tasting menu doesn't provide any value over the regular menu, but does have a few off-menu options). The upstairs room was very quiet, even when full of diners, and super cute! there was no music however, which I did note, and actually found a bit odd. I don't know if they had the sound system turned off? The food was all very good - everyone enjoyed their main dishes immensely, and my mom and I loved the garlic soup as a starter, though not everyone agreed with me (we'd all gotten the garlic soup on the recommendation of a friend)- guess we just particularly love garlic! Overall we had a lovely dinner, and left very satisfied. It wasn't much more expensive than the other restaurants we ate at during our trip, but definitely felt like a notch up - certainly a special occasion kind of place! Extra kudos to our servers who were spot-on.

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  40. foodlover

    Italy

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    7:30 reservation, seated at 8:15 after standing in “holding pen” falsely called the bar area. Packed like a sardine can, inexcusable. By the time our orders were taken it was 9:00, an hour and a half after our we arrived ! The service was good and the food, for the most part, was good. A Pork Chop entree was ordered medium well and was instead served rare ? Rare pork, not good. It appeared that the Chef as well as half the kitchen staff didn’t show up for work and the result was chaos. No one offered a free glass of wine or anything else as a apology for the atrocious wait for a table and our food. This was not our first dinner at Bayona but it will be our last. I very rarely write a bad review but made an exception in this case because it was a very tiring and inadequate dining experience.

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430 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross street
    St. Louis
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: Starting at 6:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer $5 towards a ticket from any lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Susan Spicer
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 525-4455
  • 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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