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Bay Leaf

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309 Middle Street, Unit 6, New Bern, NC 28560
+1 252-638-5323
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only authentic East India food plce in local area. Great buffet, and quite cozy dinning. Highly recommend.

Thank Scott H
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local, I know what is available and you can't get better Indian food @ Bay Leaf, In fact, I,have had Indian food worldwide that does not,compare! It is to be experienced!

Thank expat53
Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We (four couples) decided to give this restaurant a try. Instead of friendly gratitude, I got treated (by a woman who answered the phone with an indian accent) as if I had called in BEGGING for some free meals. there was not even a welcoming greeting when she picked up. I barely uttered out the words "to go..." and she... More 

Thank januarie2009
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to eat in New Bern. There are many dishes to select from on the menu and all are delicious! The food is fresh and can be ordered according to your preference for "spiciness".

Thank Loulie S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I visited Bay Leaf for dinner and was very pleased with how courteous the staff and the owner were. The food was delicious; the malai kofta, biryani and rosemary naan we ordered were all superb. I have also been for lunch and was very impressed with the selection of dishes available at the buffet.

Thank Claire S
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We waited a long time just for water and to put in our drink order. We ordered appetizers and a bottle of wine to start. After the appetizer and light years later we received our dinner and had to ask for the wine again because they forgot. The food was good. The mild spice was good and the medium was... More 

Thank Kristina G
New Bern, North Carolina
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Bay Leaf is not the easiest restaurant to locate but well worth the effort. We ate dinner there on a Tuesday night. Very quiet, possibly 4 other tables with customers but it's a small venue to begin with. The food was excellent, as usual, since we eat here often. The service was beyond excellent. We will be back.

1 Thank Clare P
New Bern, North Carolina
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I am so glad that we stumbled upon this hidden gem last year while looking for a downtown dinner spot that could accommodate a party of 6. It has quickly become our go to and we eat there weekly. Their menu is extensive and dishes are made to order so plan to enjoy a bottle of wine or try a... More 

Thank NBNC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Oh my God I'm in heaven, business trip and always looking for great restaurant experiences and Bayleaf was one of those unexpected joys! Chicken 65 khas appetizer was fabulous, the Naan choice superb and chicken tandoori was beautifully presented and delight! An absolute must on anyone's list if you enjoy great taste experiences!

Thank Jody K
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Over the last 6 months, the Bayleaf has become a regular "date night" spot for my husband and I. Everything from the ambiance, decor, service, and especially THE FOOD is fantastic. Don't know what to order? The wait staff is excellent and suggestions based on your likes and dislikes. They also have lunch buffet for $10.99; its a great way... More 

Thank owens1996

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Middle Street, Unit 6, New Bern, NC 28560
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-638-5323

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?