Our charming cottage, courtyard, and carriageway take you back in time, though our cuisine includes the current techniques of modern cooking.
The main dining area is comprised of three rooms, each different in decor but all with a warm, comfortable ambience. Terra cotta-colored walls, dark green faux-marble accents, huge hand-colored photographs of Italian gardens, and tromp l’oeil Mediterranean landscapes lend an elegant European feel. The lush courtyard with fountains is ideal for outdoor dining in spring and fall. A charming private dining room for parties of 16 to 30 is offered in The Wine Room. The combination of Regina’s hospitality and Susan’s award-winning food continues to make Bayona one of the best restaurants, not only in the city where people “live to eat,” but in the rest of the country as well.
Bayona soon earned national attention and has been featured in numerous publications: Food and Wine, Gourmet, Food Arts, Bon Appetit, Travel and Leisure, Restaurant Business, Elle, Gault et Millau’s Best of New Orleans, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Constitution, Conde Nast Traveler, Departure, and Food & Wine, to name a few. Bayona has also received many excellent local reviews along with numerous national television appearances featuring Chef Susan Spicers’s award-winning cuisine.
James Beard Award
Restaurant & Chef Best Chef: Southeast Winner –Bayona New Orleans
Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America-Winner – Chef Susan Spicer
Culinary Hall of Fame
Gourmet Magazine’s America’s Top Tables
Mondavi Culinary Excellence Award
Nations Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame
New Orleans Magazine’s Favorite Chef
Restaurant & Institution Magazine Ivy Award
Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence
Zagat consistently awarded Bayona Top 5 Restaurant