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580 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10552-2118
914-668-2634
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bad service

Been coming here for years - since it opened. Tonight we had our first bad experience. Took over half an hour to get our appetizers. When they arrived the waitress looked at us and said "they are finally here". Waited another half our and still didn't get our entrees so we canceled them and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
rfcNewYork
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New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Been coming here for years - since it opened. Tonight we had our first bad experience. Took over half an hour to get our appetizers. When they arrived the waitress looked at us and said "they are finally here". Waited another half our and still didn't get our entrees so we canceled them and asked for the check. Check came... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to The Bayou numerous times & can honestly say its a Great place for food & fun. This time we went for Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday C J Chenier was performing with his Red Hot Lousiana band & they were outstanding!!! One price for all the food & fun you could want. But anytime at all is a... More 

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New York City, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were highly disappointed with our experience here- wanted so much to like this place. Food is nothing to write home about. I liked the cornbread, but the voodoo wings were a huge disappointment- overcooked and not very flavorful. Had the mudbugs as an app and they were OK. So was the fried chicken and cornbread but the meal was... More 

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Yonkers, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great atmosphere, excellent service, outstanding food. If you want to try something different, this is a great choice.

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Killingworth, CT
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Interesting premise but not as delicious as Cajun food could be. Seems like something has gotten lost in the translation. Heavy on fried dishes, the food just didn't sparkle. A catfish po boy was okay, chicken was also okay. Drinks weren't anything unusally good . There's nothing really wrong about the Bayou, but there's nothing really outstanding either.

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Bronxville, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've been coming here for years and always get my favorites. I decided to try some other stuff on the menu this week and boy was I pleased. Their dishes are tasty and plentiful. you cannot go wrong here!

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Yonkers, New York
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Definitely the cooking of the Parishes of Louisiana… southern inspired but more of the cajun. Good food… The frog legs are awesome… seasoned perfectly… for the westchester crowd the po boys are quite good.. so you do not have to go into the city for a decent po boy. The best dish is by far the colored greens… they are... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Bayou is a perfect place for a comfortable and casual family gathering. Recently attended a surprise 65th birthday there that was very enjoyable. It was my first time having Creole food and enjoyed the flavorful cuisine. And the service was very good. Location is also very convenient and on a quaint part of Mt. Vernon.

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This neighborhood spot is always consistent with their food. My favorite is the Oysters Poor Boy sandwich. Not fancy but hardy and tasty meals. Meals are priced well.

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MANASSAS
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Having lived in NOLA I'm spoiled for the real deal. The crawfish étouffée was a little tough What's with the sugar in the collard greens?! I'd cook them a little longer so they're a little more tender, omit the sugar, add a little seasoning. Will try the muffuletta next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 580 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10552-2118
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 914-668-2634

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?