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EXCELLENT FOOD, DRINKS & SERVICE!!!!!! I PROMISE YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!! I’m late making this review but I’ve been wanting to make sure that I do this. Me and my boyfriend were visiting NOLA from Florida for a vacation about a month ago & I was referred to go to another restaurant that was near by this one but they weren’t t ... read more
Dawii Iizme via - Oct 17, 2020
We were on the waitlist for Neyows ...
We were on the waitlist for Neyows (30-40 mins) and were looking at the outside menu for this place. The man who ended up being our waiter welcomed us inside and made us feel very at home immediately. The food came really quickly. Everything was really clean; the menus had just been sanitized, everything came in disposable dinnerware ... read more
Destiny B. via - Oct 11, 2020
Everyone at our table was quite pleased. I'll return with my coworkers.
Jorge Stevenson via - Oct 6, 2020
We ordered their signature drinks ...
We ordered their signature drinks along with their catfish, jambalaya, gumbo, and more, and it was wonderful! Excellent service!
Lily D. via - Sep 29, 2020
This is my 3rd time dining at Bayou Bistro. The food is so delicious I was compelled to write a review. Because of Covid-19 I don't care to dine out, so I am eating as I type!! Bayou Bistro deserves a 10 for the taste alone. I ordered the Bayou Catfish and the seafood sauce is lick your plate good! The vegetables are slap yo Momma s ... read more
Monica Flint via - Sep 21, 2020
Incredible Cajun food and warm reception. The waitress was very kind and made sure we knew what seperated their food from typical New Orleans-style food. Helped me pick out dishes such as the Seafood Dip and Fettucine. The dip (A creamy sauce layered with shrimp and other assorted seafood served with bread) is a must try. Will come b ... read more
Main Zane via - Sep 12, 2020
We've tried jambalaya at a few places in NOLA as well as the bread pudding. Both of the dishes forementioned here are Ah-mazing! The Bayou Bistro has many delicious dishes! Shrimp Fettuccine, Seafood dip, Shrimp Basin (Po' Boy), BBQ shrimp, the seafood bisque, gumbo (those are dishes we've tried here) and many others!! You ... read more
Melissa Norton via - Sep 12, 2020
I love this place and everytime I come back i would definitely come back there!!
Ketiar Rickman via - Sep 12, 2020
All food is amazing, Staff are super nice and friendly ... read more
ayden amarok via - Sep 12, 2020
Awesome food, super sweet waitress ...
Awesome food, super sweet waitress, and chef came out to chat. Quite slow in there & they deserve more business imo. Our party had fried catfish , Mac n cheese, corn grits, grilled veggies, poboy & burger. All was awesome and seasoned to perfection. Felt the need to leave a review bc I noticed the reviews on here were all over the pl ... read more
Rae M. via - Sep 12, 2020
Came on trip to New Orleans from ...
Came on trip to New Orleans from out of town. Went here after trying to get into Neyow's two nights in a row. Came with a group of 8, got seated right away. The staff was friendly. The food was hot and delicious. They follow covid procedures. It's a hidden gem!
Lizandra G. via - Sep 6, 2020
We were on a 45 minute wait at ...
We were on a 45 minute wait at neyow's and decided to get an appetizer at this spot while we waited. We decided to try the crabcakes and they were excellent. We got them within 10 minutes and paid with Amex and were back next door at Neyow's with time to spare. Our experience was such that we decided to try them for dinner on our nex ... read more
Best Pawn Jackson Ave .. via - Aug 30, 2020
Nice seafood dip! Real deal!
Ivan Varnado via - Aug 16, 2020
Loved every bite and Alvin is the best!
Anthony Martin Jr via - Aug 7, 2020
Great fresh shrimp, got the shrimp basin and gf got shrimp and grits. Would recommend.
AG via - Aug 6, 2020
They are excellent everything is made fresh and the owner and kitchen crew are to love.The food is so good I will be going back and back and back I love the food and people ... read more
Vera Brooks via - Jul 22, 2020
This place is amazing. Asked a older local outside what to order... Got everything he told us and was not disappointed. I recommend the seafood fettuccine. Super friendly staff. Very authentic Louisiana feel. Do not go to new orleans without eating here.
Ej6_ Daiki via - Jul 7, 2020
They had great service food was fantastic does he Hu dip is the yeah everybody's gotta try that go back a solid refresh the cooks were friendly and they have actual cajuns in the kitchen in the back ... read more
Marcus Hayes Sr. via - Jul 5, 2020
I came down here for my birthday weekend and honestly... this place is it! Between the customer service, cleanliness and amazing food, I cannot tel you which one took the bag... overall an amazing experience that we came back a second time. Shalinda, the waitress, was so kind and helpful! Love Bayou Bistro and NOLA.... I will be comi ... read more
Tamairi Rivera via - Jun 27, 2020
Best seafood bisque ever!
Kimberly Howell via - May 25, 2020
Nice service and food is great. Family business vibe. Pretty plates.
Trey W via - Mar 14, 2020
Anita Pryor via - Mar 14, 2020
Nice ladies behind the bar! They were real busy when we came (during Mardi Gras) so food took a little bit but it was worth it! Great seafood dip. Removed 2 stars because we ordered 2 bloody marys and 1 beer, but were given 3 bloody marys. They then got the beer and told my sister to drink the 3rd and still charged us for the 3rd ev ... read more
Tonya via - Mar 14, 2020
Great bread pudding /w praline $8 ... read more
cogic'kanan king via - Mar 14, 2020
The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly, the manager is super accommodating and made some great suggestions to us. :) great food ... read more
Roxanne Apodaca via - Mar 14, 2020
Cute little place on the corner ...
Cute little place on the corner, very friendly staff, fantastic atmosphere :) the seafood dip appetizer is freakin delicious! The manager guy is very friendly as well. :) the red beans and rice is a total hit. Respect.
Roxy A. via - Feb 20, 2020
I received a sample of seafood gumbo and crawfish bisque. It was good. This place is nowhere near as crowded as the creole restauraunt next door, but the food is definitly good. The redfish Ponchatrain aas delicious and the crab cakes has a crawfish decoration between them. Still sucked the head of course, but the food was good. ... read more
Greg Johnson via - Feb 14, 2020
The craw fish was sooooo good and flavorful. I’m definitely coming back ... read more
Six & A1 The Pope’s via - Feb 14, 2020
The food was definitely a 10! Will was a great waiter. We will be going back a few times before we leave NOLA ... read more
Dan Azam via - Feb 14, 2020
Authentic Food
Will was so nice, he bought us a drink while waited for our take out. Its clean, the music its awesome, the food delicious we are coming back tomorrow for my daughters birthday dinner. It's a nice place to have a few drinks and relax,...More ... read more
MrsFitzsimmons via - Jan 25, 2020
Classic entrees of shrimp and grits ...
Classic entrees of shrimp and grits and jumbalia that were excellent. Great meal for adventurous teenagers too. Fun for first time visitors to New Orleans.
Sarah G. via - Jan 25, 2020
Best place to eat in New Orleans if you’re looking for authentic cajun food. The server Alvin provided the best possible experience for us. Cared extremely for the our taste buds and not wanted us to buy the most expensive item on the menu. Would highly recommend!!!
john cooper via - Jan 14, 2020
This place is amazing! My family and I originally tried to go to the more famous restaurant next door for a family Christmas dinner, and after waiting over an hour to be seated and being laughed at by staff when we complained, we decided to try this place out instead. The friendliness of the staff at Bayou Bistro completely turned ou ... read more
Daniel Murdock via - Jan 14, 2020
This place is the real deal. We had the seafood dip to start. It took a little while to come out and we figured out why. THEY MADE THE TORTILLAS FOR DIPPING while we sat there and it was worth every single second we waited. We were literally scraping and licking the plates when we were done. Next came the poor boys. They were perfect ... read more
Todd Olsen via - Jan 14, 2020
Excellent food and service. Our server had a great sense of humor and he put the kids order in first to make sure they got their food first. The seafood dip is awesome and is served with homemade fried tortillas. The gumbo and jambalaya are also fantastic.
Jonathan Fadok via - Jan 14, 2020
Best kept secret in Midtown NOLA ...
Best kept secret in Midtown NOLA. Servers were super friendly, drinks were delicious, and food was so good that we couldn't stop eating.

We had a sample of the crawfish bisque which was rich and flavorful. Our appetizer was the seafood dip made with four cheeses, crawfish and shrimp, and chips for dipping. Outstanding. The wi
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Evan B. via - Jan 2, 2020
Great Gumbo, Kicking Drinks!
We were walking by and decided to give 'em a try. Sure glad we did. Our friendly server, Will, was a great PR guy for the menu and the restaurant! On the first visit we shared a bowl of their wonderful file' gumbo, shrimp, crab,...More ... read more
Bob A via - Dec 25, 2019
Great service and delicious fried ...
Great service and delicious fried chicken! The fried seafood (fish and shrimp) was excellent also.
Jamie H. via - Dec 22, 2019
Our server was fantastic, he had ...
Our server was fantastic, he had a magic hand when pouring drinks, ordered the oyster soup... then ordered another... then another. Lastly, ordered my bayou splash to go ... read more
CJ O. via - Dec 21, 2019
This place is good ole time service and food! Our waiter was amazing, so friendly and helpful. I can't find one thing to complain about the food. Pure heaven! We will definitely be back!!!
Michael Sweetapple via - Dec 14, 2019
Just go! Food is amazing, so your ...
Just go! Food is amazing, so your most basic reason for going is met (Gumbo & shrimp stew), it is everything else that makes this place one of the most authentic NOLA experiences. Will (server) is family the minute you enter. JUST GO! Tip in cash ... read more
JOHNISHA C. via - Dec 1, 2019
I love this place ... read more
christopher Richards via - Nov 14, 2019
Exceptionally good shrimp and grits!!Will ...
Exceptionally good shrimp and grits!!
Will, our server, was adorable, so friendly and attentive, really a delight! The Bloody Marys were off the chain.
The entire staff was on their game. We'll definitely return to Bayou Bistro.
Mercedes G. via - Nov 10, 2019
They were top notch!! From the drinks to the food on down to the service! 1st meal we had that was 100% tasty and filling! Please check them out and ask for Penny she was an absolute dear!
Megan Gray via - Oct 14, 2019
Great fried chicken and lovely staff!! Food was also much nicer than 'famous' place next door. I know because we went to Bayou Bistro after unsatisfying lunch there... Highly recommend ... read more
A Q via - Oct 14, 2019
We ate here in July and the 4 of us were all very pleased. Our waiter was super nice and made for an enjoyable experience. Gumbo...shrimp n grits...jambalaya...shrimp fettuccine. All good.
sandra carter via - Oct 14, 2019
Was super hungry and decided to stop at bayou bistro after searching for seafood restaurants.... Food was excellent!!! and we loved our waiter William . Highly recommended!
Derrica M. via - Oct 14, 2019
This is a neighborhood restaurant ...
This is a neighborhood restaurant with great local cuisine and wonderful people who want you to enjoy it. Breakfast, served only on Saturday and Sunday mornings, is delightful. I recommend the Eggs Benedict with Crab etouffee.
S D. via - Sep 29, 2019
I'll admit that we originally tried ...
I'll admit that we originally tried to go to the restaurant next door, and when we couldn't get in, we dragged our hungry selves next door to the Bayou Bistro. We didn't know what to expect, but we were greeted with delicious food, amazing and friendly staff, and a great music playlist.
Matt B. via - Sep 25, 2019
This was such a great experience! ...
This was such a great experience! The food was delicious and our server was amazing, highly recommend for authentic New Orlean's cuisine!
Alyssa O. via - Sep 20, 2019
A hidden gem! Great food and good service! Made the trip awesome!
Rodney Chryss via - Sep 14, 2019
Great food, Great drinks, Great service. Alvin, our server was amazing.
A Mac via - Sep 14, 2019
Good stuff, no wait time. Great staff!
gary iliffe via - Sep 14, 2019
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