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mcg1040 Aug 10, 2009 02:02 PM

Ok, this might be my new favorite restaurant in New Orleans-maybe anywhere. Between the 4 people in my party we ordered sweet breads, cold smoked quail salad, pot stickers, and goat cheese salad. for our entrees we ordered the rabbit, hanger steak, lamb, and the duck.

I can safely say that each one of these dishes was incredible, and rivaled anything I have ever eaten. For me the rabbit now overtakes Mario Batali's squab he serves up at NYC's famed Babbo as my death row entree.

The service we recieved from "Harold" was incredible. He treated us like we were members of Susan's family.

My next trip back to New Orleans will include Bayona.

  1. FoodChic Aug 10, 2009 02:05 PM

    The sweet breads are spectacular, aren't they?

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    1. re: FoodChic
      kibbles Aug 11, 2009 09:17 AM

      best in da biz!

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      HalfShell Aug 10, 2009 07:57 PM

      My favorite dish at Bayona is the duck, cashew butter and pepper jelly sandwich on their lunch menu. Delicious. And lunch is pretty reasonable, especially during the summer.

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      1. re: HalfShell
        adamshoe Aug 11, 2009 04:45 PM

        OOoohh!!! The "PB&J" sandwich @ Bayona is scrumptious. It is a must have for me. if they are serving their stuffed piquillo peppers- order them!! adam
        P.S. All 4 times I've dined there in the last 14 years, Susan has come out of the kitchen and chatted with our table and we are hardly VIP's. A classy joint...

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        ScarlettNola Aug 11, 2009 04:47 PM

        Susan Spicer's cookbook Crescent City Cooking has a wonderful sweetbread recipe that I have used several times as well as that of the duck and pepper jelly sandwich. If you like sweetbreads, you should try them at The Grill Room. I had a wonderful dish of veal cheeks and sweetbreads that were absolutely delectable (The review will be forthcoming as it was one of THE BEST meals we have had in a long time)

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        1. re: ScarlettNola
          ScarlettNola Aug 11, 2009 06:56 PM

          But as I left out- Bayona is my absolute favorite hands down!

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          The Collapser Aug 15, 2009 01:58 PM

          The Garlic Soup at Bayona is the best soup of my life.

          It is utterly fantastic.

          And the courtyard is wonderful during cooler months.

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