Bayona

(504) 525-4455 | View Website

430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA | Directions   70112

29.957381 -90.068145

Open Hours

Mon-Tues 6-9:30pm; Wed-Fri 11:30am-1:30pm and 6-9:30pm; Sat 11:30am-1:30pm and 6-10:30pm

 
Restaurants, $$$, Eclectic & International  more

More Cuisine: Greek

Tags: Local Favorite, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Quiet, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter

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Bayona
Menu
Eggplant Caviar and Tapenade with Herb Croutons, Goat Cheese Crouton with Mushrooms in Madeira Cream, Sauteed Sweetbreads with Potatoes, Mushrooms & Sherry Mustard Butter, Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean Cake and Coriander Sauce, Smoked Salmon Mac and Cheese with Grilled Salmon Belly and Leeks, Chicken Liver Mousse with Cider Aspic, Sourdough Toast, Apples and Pickled Shallots, Cream of Garlic Soup, Cream of Celery Soup with Foie Gras Butter Croutons, Bayona Salad, Caesar-Style Salad with Arugula and Preserved Lemon... more

Reviews for Bayona

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

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.

The Food
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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

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.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

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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