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Bayona

430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3406
504-525-4455
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Ranked #111 of 1,574 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Mediterranean, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: St. Louis
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'll keep this short -- I've eaten at Bayona many times over the past 20 years and have always had an outstanding meal. No matter what dishes were ordered, no matter who was serving, no matter if at lunch or dinner, the experience has always been great, time after time. If I could eat at only one fine dining restaurant... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Just by accident I ended up at the Bayona for lunch.. and it was a total joy. I loved the décor, the beautiful courtyard, great service and the delicious food. By far this was the best tasting food I have ever had in New Orleans. There was a lot of attention paid to the quality of the food, it was... More

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Birmingham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We ate here as a group of 4 and were seated outside in the pretty courtyard garden. The setting was really lovely and very picturesque, although not as pretty as many of the courtyard gardens I've eaten at in Mykonos in Greece. I appreciate that Greece and New Orleans are worlds apart, but in my mind they could have made... More

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Riverhead, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We looked at a lot of reviews before choosing to go to Bayona for my husband's 60 birthday celebration while visiting NOLA. We were not disappointed. We ordered both from the signature menu, including the veal sweetbreads and the peppered lamb and also several things from the daily special including the pork chop and curry soup. The outdoor seating was... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If ever a restaurant lived up to the hype Bayona met and exceeded expectations. The service provided by a team of Harold and Steve was fun, attentive, knowledgeable and spot on. We never felt rushed and the recommendations delivered 100%. The menu is special and unusual but delivered great flavors.

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I generally do not post negative reviews however I feel this one is warranted. The restaurant had come recommended and is rated fairly highly for restaurants in New Orleans, but unfortunately the experience at Bayona was very disappointing. I have been visiting New Orleans alone for the last few days on business travel and while I am here I have... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is got to be one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. We started going here when Susan first opened the restaurant over 20+ years ago. The food is exquisite and perfectly prepared and presented. Service is always great and attentive. Enjoyed another nice meal here with our old time friend in NOLA. Really enjoy that you can order... More

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Pittsburg, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is Chef Susan Spicer's restaurant located in a historic Creole cottage in the French Quarter. Absolutely charming, but reserve ASAP as reservations can be hard to get. Excellent French/Creole food. When I was there they were featuring an optional Julia Child menu which I had and was excellent. Truly a destination dining spot in the French Quarter plus we... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Bayona is an island of gastronomical excellence in a neighborhood otherwise known for debauchery. The food is excellent, the menu interesting and enticing, and the service excellent. Perhaps the best way to get to Bayona is to walk in from the edges of the French Quarter. The streets are narrow, crowded, and have little to no available parking. Plan ahead,... More

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New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We dined at Bayona twice over the past 10 years, but the restaurant seems to have lost its edge and has not kept up with the culinary scene in New Orleans. What was a signature dish, the salmon, was tasteless. Furthermore, in spite of ordering it medium well, it came out almost completely raw and was not filleted properly, having... More

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