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“i love this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bayona

Bayona
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3406
504-525-4455
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Ranked #164 of 1,516 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, International, Mediterranean, Eclectic
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: St. Louis
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“i love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2007

i love this place

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“Very good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2007

Very good food.

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“spectacular food. Susan...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

spectacular food. Susan Spicer is terrific.

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sebastopol, ca
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“Bayona-- Amazing Food, but So-So Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2007

Casual and relaxed is one thing-- inattentive and indifferent is another. We looked forward to returning to Bayona, having eaten there several years ago. However, we were not made to feel welcome when we arrived-- yes, our table was ready, but there was just no greeting from the front desk at all.

Our waitress took forever to arrive, which can happen, nobody's fault. She was friendly, but clearly had her mind on other tables as she spoke with us. Wine again took forever and was never tended to after that. We just always seemed to be last on her list, though I could see that the table near us was feeling that they were last as well.

The food was another story. Delicious. The quail salad had about 10 distinct and delicious flavors going on. The simple green salad was fresh, creative and complex. Lamb was cooked perfectly to order, well presented and delicious. Very limited dessert choice, I suppose because it is done fresh daily.

We loved the food, but the lack of attention left us wishing for more.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Wedding Night Meal Disaster”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2007

I'm not a newbie to New Orleans, I have visited many times. That being said, I researched for a romantic restaurant for my husband and I to eat at on our wedding night. All the reviews said this was a romantic restaurant. There was nothing romantic about being seated under a very loud air vent and next to a table with whiney kids!! They even knew it was our wedding night and I couldn't believe we were treated like this. Our waiter was practically non-existant. We even asked to have the manager over to our table, but that request was ignored too. As for the food, it's not that great. Not for a city like New Orleans that is known for it's outstanding restaurants and foods. Save yourself a trip, go somewhere else.

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