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.
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...
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)
The Garlic Soup at Bayona is the best soup of my life.
It is utterly fantastic.
And the courtyard is wonderful during cooler months.