We were fortunate to visit The Bayou last Saturday (my husband, myself, and our 1 year old).
I love the New Orleans inspired menu. I started with the curried sweet potato soup - delicious and little spicy! I also sampled my son's hand-cut french fries - very good also. Next, for my entree I had the Barbecue Shrimp and jalapeño cheddar grits. This was listed as a large plate in the menu, but it wasn't very filling - I'll probably order it again because it was my favorite thing I tried that night. My husband had the steak - also not very filling. So, we ordered a mac & cheese to share between us and our son. It was in a small skillet and had sweet peas and bacon in it. My 1 year old LOVED it. I would definitely recommend this as a good food option for kids.
Dessert-wise, my husband and son had a peanut butter mousse - definitely enough to share. I had a cocktail that sounded dessert-y "Fools Rush In". It was tasty. I also had the jalapeño margarita while we were there. Both drinks had a LOT of ice in them, but were very good. Also, they have an extensive draft beer selection.
Besides the food, our experience was this: We got there early-ish for dinner (5:40). We entered the side door by the bar, and the place was loud and packed. I saw no hostess, so I asked my husband to check the other door, which I suspected might be the main entrance also. No hostess there either. We flagged down a waitress, and she retrieved the hostess for us. After the initial confusion, we ended up waiting only about 20-30 minutes to be seated (the wait time was 1.5 hours when we called the night before - so, not bad). They have a nice comfortable area to wait - although I assume that area gets filled quickly! Also, worth noting, it is a small restaurant and they ran out of high chairs - they luckily allowed us to bring in and park our stroller next to the table, which worked out fine. Next time, I will make sure I put a booster seat in the car, just in case.
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