Best of New Orleans #13

For the past 23 years, chef Susan Spicer has been holding down one of the city's most consistently good restaurants, Bayona

Bayona in New Orleans
Credit: Bayona
Located inside a 200-year-old French Quarter house, the restaurant also has one of the city’s nicest courtyards.

Every day during the month of August, we’re highlighting one restaurant from our recent ranking of the 31 Best Restaurants in New Orleans. Today’s restaurant, Bayona, is #13 on our list.

Chef Susan Spicer was one of the pioneers of locally-sourced “slow food” in New Orleans, and for the past 23 years she’s been holding down one of the city’s most consistently good restaurants, Bayona. She draws influence from everywhere from the Mediterranean to Asia, with standout dishes including grilled shrimp with black bean cake and coriander sauce, veal sweetbreads with sherry mustard butter, and wild Alaskan salmon with choucroute and Gewürztraminer  sauce. Located inside a 200-year-old French Quarter house, the restaurant also has one of the city’s nicest courtyards.

Here's our complete ranking:
#31. Maurepas Fine Foods
#30. Boucherie
#29. Mother’s
#28. Luke
#27. The Joint
#26. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
#25. Mahony’s
#24. MiLa
#23. La Petite Grocery
#22. Gautreau’s
#21. Coquette
#20. Parkway Bakery
#19. Clancy’s
#18. Dooky Chase
#17. Drago’s
#16. Emeril’s
#15. Redfish Grill
#14. Jacques-Imo’s
#13. Bayona
#12. Camellia Grill
#11. Domilese’s
#10. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
#9. SoBou
#8. Root
#7. Herbsaint
#6. Domenica
#5. Cochon
#4. Peche
#3. August
#2. Galatoire’s
#1. Commander’s Palace


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