I cook creole and have eaten in and around New Orleans, I just jumped on the opportunity to eat at the Bayou. I gave it a star for the Gumbo, a star for the fact they cook Cajun food and a star for the bras hanging down from the bar.
The Gumbo was Ok, perhaps living in NYC I was in need. I think a better presentation would have been served with the rice in the middle of the plate and the gumbo carefully placed in a circle around it. But it was served in a mug (as I did order a cup) with rice on top, not bad. The Jambalaya was not great, no green and red pepper, and too much celery. Not much rice either. I am not really sure if the kitchen knew how to cook it, or perhaps the regular guy wasn't there. They kind of had an idea but I could hardly finish it. And what's with these little meatballs in the gumbo and the jambalaya? That's new. No okra nor oysters here.
The waitress was very pleasant and I really needed some Louisiana cooking. I'm sure the mudbugs boil was good, but it's hard to screw that up. It's too bad as I probably won't be stopping by when passing through Westchester county to take home any Jambalaya though. Looks like a fun place to catch some music at night. The food was just average.