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Bayona

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430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3406 (St. Louis)
504-525-4455
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 166
    Very good
  • 103
    Average
  • 57
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sweetbreads are a MUST

The food is delicious and innovative! As a frequent visitor to New Orleans, I always look forward to finding some place new to dine. As wonderful as traditional New Orleans food is, sometimes you just want something different and Bayona is exactly that! The sweetbreads are absolutely not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is delicious and innovative! As a frequent visitor to New Orleans, I always look forward to finding some place new to dine. As wonderful as traditional New Orleans food is, sometimes you just want something different and Bayona is exactly that! The sweetbreads are absolutely not to be missed, and you can't go wrong with the crispy quail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I was taken to Bayona by a friend then living in New Orleans over twenty years ago, when it was a hot new restaurant, now 25 years later it is still excellent. They offer a great three course lunch special. I had the Bayona salad, wonderful fish, and an unusual carrot and tahini ice cream to finish with a great... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wonderful set menu featuring the favourite dishes of Napoleon... but with a creative twist. The lobster thermadore was spectacular as was the rabbit morengo. Charming atmosphere, made special by several patrons dressed in Napoleonic era costumes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was one of the best nights in New Orleans when it comes to food. Every dish we had was incredible and the waitress paired a perfect wine as well to compliment it all. From the first step in the restaurant to the moment we left it was amazing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was looking for a nice and relaxing family evening. We booked well in advance as the place was recommended to us. We had a terrible table just under one of the two air conditioning fans for the entire restaurant. Not only it was terribly cold sitting under one of these, but it was terribly windy as well. We saw... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We're NOLA local foodies that were excited to try Bayona again (it's been a long time since our last visit). We were so disappointed. The restaurant has gotten so LOUD. The service is apathetic and the food was truly awful. It must be such a tourist trap that the food is now an afterthought. Note to restaurant: put some shrimp... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I hadn't been here in years so was looking forward to returning. Things started off well, when a Bedouin taxi driver picked us up and shared stories about John Goodman's wife being not so nice. The service at Bayona was bettered than I remembered. Unfortunately, the food wasn good but a bit disappointing. Had my 11 year-old not downed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

great food, great service, wonderful ambiance. Susan Spicer has earned her accolades, and one will do well spending an evening in this space/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Overall, the food was excellent. My daughter had the eggplant Cavier sans cheese for her app and she seemed to really like it. I had the shrimp and black bean cake, which was good as well. Now for entrees, this was where the food really shined through..my veal sweetbreads were amazing! So tender, moist, buttery.. Delicious. My daughters tomato salad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Amazing service and food. They were able to accommodate a large party of ten with no problems. We were able to try their famous veal sweetbreads and garlic soup. Did not disappoint at all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3406
    (St. Louis)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-525-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?