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Bayona

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Cajun & Creole, International, Mediterranean, Eclectic
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430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3406 (St. Louis)
504-525-4455
Website
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 488
    Excellent
  • 147
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classy restaurant

This restaurant is located in the French Quarter and has a very classy feel to it. The food is very good. We had pate (appetizer), Snapper (entrée), and cheeses (dessert) The food was well prepared and tasty, and the service was professional. The menu doesn't particularly represent classic NOLA... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
JohnDavid20009
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located in the French Quarter and has a very classy feel to it. The food is very good. We had pate (appetizer), Snapper (entrée), and cheeses (dessert) The food was well prepared and tasty, and the service was professional. The menu doesn't particularly represent classic NOLA area cooking so if you're looking for creole/Cajun specialties, this doesn't... More 

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New Orleans
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went on weeknight and had a party of five with reservations. We were seated immediately at a nice corner table and ordered a couple of house special cocktails. They were excellent. Appetizers were the best part of the meal with a very innovative pumpkin flower dish. Ordered mostly seafood dishes for main courses and they were all cooked almost... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Bayona, now that its turned 20, continues to provide an extraordinary cuisine of classic and innovative dishes. On Dauphine Street, just one block north of Bourbon Street, dining at Bayona allows one to feel transported to an isolated island devoted to fine dining. Terrfic wine cellar and dynamically professional wait-staff augment the positive experience. If you're a fan of sweetbreads,... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I read several reviews saying that the food was great but the service was so-so. They were correct. We loved the food. When our party of 6 decided to order 3 appetizers to share we were told by our waitress that sharing was discouraged and that we should each order an appetizer. Really? I'm going to be told how much... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended (also not a inexpensive restaurant) so I was a little taken aback by the service. When I raised an objection as to the amount of time it was taking to get our entrée, first I was told that the kitchen was backed up because of an event upstairs. Not the right answer. In my view... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Susan Spicer is every bit the wonderful chef she is reputed to be! Menu offered something for every taste. Delicious choices of appetizers and entrees. Wine by the glass at prices that won't make you faint. Service perfect.

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San Francisco, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was my sixth visit to Bayona. It's the only restaurant I know that started with incredible food and improves with each visit. I'm amazed and pleased after every visit. This time I was in a party of six. We were all very happy with our decisions. I started with a crawfish gratin that was perfect. It featured house made... More 

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Rocky Point, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Always like to stop at one of our favorite restaurants when down in New Orleans. Food is always consistent & beautifully presented. The service is excellent. Thank you Janie from New York for helping us celebrate our 44th anniversary. See you next year!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We found Bayona while looking for nearby places to eat from our hotel! Made reservations and were seated immediately! We ordered the squash blossoms and drinks! The squash blossoms were out of this world delicious...all elements of the dish melded together so well that we almost ordered a 2nd round. For dinner I ordered the filet while my better half... More 

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Teaneck,NJ
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This fine restaurant was the best my partner and I tried during our recent week's vacation to New Orleans in which e were unable to make reservations at more famous restaurants. Nonetheless service,ambience and food were all first rate and prices fair for the offered quality. Well worth a visit on a New Orleans' vacation.

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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
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, International, Mediterranean, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?