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Le Bayou Restaurant

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French Quarter
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
5045254755
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 209
    Excellent
  • 219
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good for Bourbon Street!

We were pleasantly surprised by Le Bayou. We really did not expect much, but the food and drinks were very good. We went there fairly late, and immediately got seating on the balcony overlooking Bourbon St. Gumbo was good, fried oyster salad was excellent, and the fried shrimp were very good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Matt C
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Florence, South Carolina
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While strolling down Bourbon Street we decided to stop for a bite. The menu looked interesting. We ordered 4 different appetizers, Boudin, Crawfish Cakes, Shrimp YaYa and Corn and Crab Bisque. We didn't care for the Boudin, which were bland, or the Shrimp YaYa, which was smothered in a pesto cream sauce? Nothing bad just not our taste, I guess.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Try the Shrimp Ya-Ya for the appetizer and the Shrimp and Grits for an entree. See Preston for oysters! Had a blast and the food was great

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you're looking for a good seafood restaurant on Bourbon, this is your stop! The prices are a little high but the portions and the experience make up for it. The food was incredible and the service was top-notch. Highly recommend!

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by Le Bayou. We really did not expect much, but the food and drinks were very good. We went there fairly late, and immediately got seating on the balcony overlooking Bourbon St. Gumbo was good, fried oyster salad was excellent, and the fried shrimp were very good as well. AJ was a great server, and we... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The first night in the French Quarter we walked down Bourbon Street. Wow! Having arrived from rural Tennessee, we were not ready for the noise and activities of Bourbon Street. Our parking valet had recommended Le Bayou. I was happy to see real cloth napkins...I hate paper napkins. We each had a drink..Hubby had a beer, I had a margarita.... More 

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Louisa, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ate dinner on the second floor balcony of Le Bayou on Bourbon Street. We had a great view of the street below. It was really too noisy to carry on a conversation, because there was a band playing below. . . . But, that was OK, we were more interested in experiencing our surroundings. Seating on the balcony is... More 

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Top Contributor
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87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our waiter Arron was the nicest... the Easter Parade was going by and he didn't put our order in until we were done watching the parade. We started with drinks try the drink specials and shrimp ya-ya. The shrimp were in a spicy pesto, amazing. All the food was excellent,the fried shrimp was enough for two,shrimp and grits with fried... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a snack at the bar here one day. I had the crawfish cakes and she had the corn crap chowder. Both were excellent. JR at the bar took real good care of us.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Hit this on a late night. First what I liked: Chicken & Andouille Gumbo. Otherwise very blend: Boudin was so tasteless, Jambalaya with mushy rice and no taste. The cocktails were so so. Instead go to Déjà Vu!

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Arkansas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went to this place at the recommendation of the concierge when I asked where to go for etouffee. It was pretty good, and there's also a trio of Cajun dishes (red beans and rice, etouffee, gumbo) that you can try. We had some chewy fried alligator as an appetizer (skip this one), and then had bourbon chicken (excellent), the etouffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 5045254755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?