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“Bay Leaf Lunch Buffet Is Delish!”
Review of Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf
Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 6, 2014

We ate at Bay Leaf for the first time for the buffet. We arrived just before noon. There was no wait. The atmosphere is lovely, delightful. The service was prompt and helpful -- not pushy but attentive. The food was superb. We'd not eaten much Indian food before, but even our picky 14 year old daughter loved the chicken tandoori. The chicken masala with their rice was very good. The two custard desserts were great -- love the cardamom in the rice pudding! And the mango chutney, spread on the na'an -- ah! so very good! We love to eat out and have tried quite a few restaurants in the area. Bay Leaf has interesting food, excellently cooked. The place was full by 12:30, but no one waited. As soon as you walk in the door, the aroma will tell you this is gonna be a very good meal. At about $10/person, this buffet is an excellent deal. I don't like spicy food, and nothing I ate was too hot at all. We will go back often.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat here a lot. Until they opened last year we had to drive to another city to enjoy the fine meals served here. They are a busy place, & it's small, so either go off hours or be prepared to wait. Highly recommend the lunch buffet. Never had a bad meal or service but have waited quite a while for both.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a very nice here on New Year's Eve with my wife and daughter. The food was very good- traditional Indian. We ordered mild spice but received one dish a little more intense than desired but acceptable. The nan was excellent. Would highly recommend for Indian fare. Location only drawback.

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Thank WhitleyNewBern_NC
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Bay Leaf is a fabulous restaurant on Middle Street -- tucked in the back of a small shopping arcade. Seek and you will find it and will be greatly rewarded for your efforts. Great atmosphere and great food. The Indian food is prepared to your taste buds whether you want no spicing, mild or hot. Very generous portions. We have been numerous times and have never been disappointed.

Thank Carolyn C
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food and service are always very good. It is the only choice in the region for the cuisine of India so it can be crowded but that also speaks for the quality.

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