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Le Bayou Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
French Quarter
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208 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
+1 504-525-4755
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had picked this restaurant because the menu promiced big varieties of creole food. so we tried some of them. Jambalaja wasn't very good, but the shrimp dishes are excellent. Also very fresh oysters. We tried aligator - it was nice - we had to know what it tastes like. Overall - great experience. The waitress Shell (Sorry if I... More 

Thank Alla K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a late lunch and was in the mood for oysters. The oysters that Rick serves up are the best I've had, fresh and with tasty spices. Half way a sports bar so it's a great place to be if you're travelling alone and like sports. Also a great location to start the evening

Thank TorAus
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is bad and the staff is really careless. The Cajun Fish is steamed and taste of that is like a water! With no spices or anything else.... The plate of oyster is full but the taste of these are awful! I just want you to know, some waiter dropped the Tartar sauce on my friend's jean but said... More 

Thank ArameH E
Joshua M, Manager at Le Bayou Restaurant, responded to this review

ArmeH I would like to apologize for the experience you received while dining with us. We use all of our reviews to further train and coach our staff. Thank you for taking the time to do this review. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance, great staff. The food was mediocre. I ordered the stuffed fish and the flavors didn't mesh well. The swamp water was good if you like sweet drinks. However I would save your money and go elsewhere.

Thank Nicole A
Joshua M, Manager at Le Bayou Restaurant, responded to this review

Nicole I would like to apologize for the experience you received while dining with us. I have sat with the management team to discuss this review. Thank yo for taking the time to do this review. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was slow. They forgot several items we ordered. The food is overpriced and not worth the money.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Joshua M, Manager at Le Bayou Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry about the service you received. This is not the Le Bayou standard we hold our people to. I will be using this review to further coach our staff. More 

Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night. The waiter was not only attentive but was honest in his opinion when asking about certain dishes. The food was good and very tasty. He also helped in discussing the various specialty drinks.

Thank Frank J
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect spot to enjoy delicious food on Bourbon St. Our favorite dish is Shrimp and Grits Napolean, not to be missed! On the other hand the Crawfish Etouffe is also excellent. Who could ask for more than great food, and excellent service at reasonable prices.

Thank Suzanne H
Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great shrimp dinner and drinks. Leon made the experience great with his personality. He shared stories about the city and kept me entertained.

Thank jro30
Darien, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our food and drinks. The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual and open to the street front. Prices are similar to other restaurants in the French Quarter. Located in the French Quarter near the business district.

Thank keeles
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a great first experience here that I had to return. It is right on Bourbon Street. The windows are open, a brass ensemble was playing Jazz just outside and the service continued to impress. Raw Oysters, Cold beer and a great atmosphere. I will always come here when I'm in town!!

Thank Robert T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-4755

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

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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