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“Mass production !”
Review of Le Bayou Restaurant - CLOSED

Le Bayou Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
Ostend
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Mass production !”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The title reveals our feeling in a nutshell. Very disorganized services with clumsy waiters and where the customers are of no importance as long as the money flows. Can you imagine getting your oysters ( ordered as a starter ! ) when you're having your main dish ? Can you imagine a waiter taking your main dish away while you're still eating ? Just rude ! And the food was not really worth the money : plain food ( half hot, half cold ) without any refinement, thrown on a plate without any refinement at all. Most customers were urged to leave the spot as soon as possible so that others could be seated to be cheated on, although it was already 10.30 pm !

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank charlottelauwereins
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Connecticut
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“So good”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Food was fabulous. We had oysters, shrimp and grits with fried green tomatoes, and a plate that had three of my favorite pics: jambalaya, red beans and rice, and gumbo. All were wonderful. This restaurant was very friendly for my vegetarian daughter who enjoyed fettucini alfredo with a side of fried green tomatoes. Most restaurants we went to were not vegetarian aware. So, this was a treat. This place is right on Bourbon Street, too, but away from (most) of the seedier parts (well, almost).

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank BigMonTraveler
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Panama City, Florida
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Food was great. Had shrimp and grits and oysters. Service was excellent . Our waiter was Aaron and he was very attentive and professional. I would eat there again.

Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Susanne209
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Crawfish & Seafood”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We visit N.O. Regularly and always make a stop at Le Bayou. Today we had lunch, with my wife having a wonderful fried oyster " Po Boy ", a New Orleans standard. I had an unbelievable tray of crawfish, redskin potatoes, corn on the cob, onions and an added piece of andouille sausage. Our server, Christina, was fun, attentive and very helpful.

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Chuck4151969
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Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Blackened Rib eye, Alligator tail and Shrimp Yaya”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Watch the crazy of Bourbon Street pass by in this little but good eatery...be careful though I saw two trays of drinks get dropped ON customers while we were there. Entertaining but only cause it didn't happen to us. The steak was perfectly cooked and I loved the sauce on the Shrimp yaya but by far the best thing we ate here was the Alligator tail. Do not let the fact that you aren't sure because hey its alligator stop you from trying this dish it is fabulous and tasted to me like a cross between chicken and calamari.

If you eat dinner here be careful of falling beads when you enter and exit there is a gallery immediately overhead

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Megan B
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