430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA | Directions 7011229.957381 -90.068145
Mon-Tues 6-9:30pm; Wed-Fri 11:30am-1:30pm and 6-9:30pm; Sat 11:30am-1:30pm and 6-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter
so many choices, don't waste your time – the service was mediocre and hasty at best! the thing that started the evening off bad was the fact that they don't do corkage! I mean if you're not going to allow people to bring their own selections you should have a MUCH better wine list. Which brings me to their perverse wine service...before my champagne was even half-way finished the daft girl had poured both diners a full glass. I mean LORD, we hadn't even received our appatizers yet.
Since the begining we were mostly ignored. The food was NOT much better than outback steakhouse(over-cooked, or over-spiced) or other such establishments! I DO NOT reccommend wasting your time or money at this place.
Susan Spicer's restaurant redefines world cuisine one dish at a time. – The Scene
Celebrated Chef Spicer set up shop in this impeccably renovated French Quarter cottage in 1990 and has been making culinary news ever since. Filled with bright colors and minimal flower arrangements, the main room is refined and upscale without being stuffy or overly trendy. Attentive waitstaff is quick with menu guidance and clarification. From first greeting to post-dessert coffee, these experienced players don't miss a beat.
Spicer is an expert in combining bold flavors, surprising textures and techniques from around the globe in her eclectic dishes. She turns to the Mediterranean for appetizers like flavorful "eggplant caviar" puree and salty olive tapenade, then does a twist on northern European traditions with an outstanding salmon with sauerkraut and a beautifully balanced German wine sauce. Whether she's riffing on Indian flavors or Creole standbys, Spicer never fails to impress.
Great Food, Great service – My best meal in New Orleans, the sweetbreads were wonderful.
The atmosphere was laid back and friendly.
I would not hesitate to go back.
Best restaurant in New Orleans – Went on May 2005 vacation with main goal of eating fabulous food. Bayonna won as our very best experience. The food was amazing and service professional and experts. Romantic in wine room. Before-dinner drinks in lounge were nice, too. Definitely the best place in town.
Amazing dishes and phenomenal service – We visited NO over Christmas and had the opportunity to dine at Bayona. I had their famous Cream of Garlic Soup and it was AMAZING! This is truly one of the best restaurants I've eaten at. Every course was excellent and the service was so smooth. I really enjoyed the ambience... informal elegance at its best!
Among the best – I don't know what the detractors are talking about. We were served with impeccable care, and the atmosphere was just perfect - relaxed and elegant. My friend and I shared everything, because we were so blown away at how good our dishes were... from the intensely flavorful heirloom tomato salad to the delicately sauced veal and lamb entrees, we were thoroughly impressed. The wine list was expansive, and their recommendations were just right. Having eaten at some of the best places in SF, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and other places, we think we have a fairly experienced palate... This place was wonderful, and we'll definitely go back.
Bad experience – I had lunch with 2 friends there a couple of weeks ago. I was completely dissapointed with the food and the service. It took the waiters almost 45 minutes to take our order. They brought the wrong drinks. One waiter was so unfriendly, he would not say a word.
Food, small portions and overpriced. I sent an email to the Manager of the restaurant and I am still waiting for a response.
I can not recommend this restaurant to anybody, unless you want to be treated bad.
Everything and more!!!!!!!!! – What a fantastic meal. To all those who have bashed this restaurant, go sober next time. The service was A1 and the food was prepared perfectly. The setting is charming and the wine list diverse and fairly priced. My Loin of Lamb could not have been better and my wife's Peacan encrusted Rabbit was perfect. Both went perfect with our 1998 Cote Rotie. Don't miss the Sweetbreads...Truely to die for.
Second visit recently and again a wonderful experience.
Not my favorite – Made a point to hit some of the best restaurants in Nola. My favorites were Peristyle, GW Fins and Acme Oyster House. Bayona has wonderful ambiance, best wine list including rare California wines we can't find in California! The sweetbreads were sensational as was the rabbit and my husband enjoyed the duck. My choices were less memorable and didn't wow me, seemed a bit tired ... but husband and our guest were both impressed.
Not Impressed – We read about how great this restaurant was, so we made reservations. The food was nothing special. It was quite bland. Also, my food had a hair in it. Understandable. This happens everywhere, eventually. There were no apologies. They just took it away and brought a new plate. The atmosphere was just typical. It is is a renovated house. For the price, we were extremely disappointed. We could have spent that money in a much nicer place like Commander's Palace. We would not go again. But if you like to pay high prices for bland food, this is your place.
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