Bayona in New Orleans, LA has been recognized as a DiRōNA Awarded restaurant since 1993!
Bayona was opened in 1990 by Regina Keever and Susan Spicer in a 200-year-old Creole cottage in the heart of the romantic French Quarter with the vision of providing fine dining in a comfortable, casual setting. The main dining area is comprised of three rooms, each different in decor but all with a warm, comfortable ambiance.
Terra-cotta-colored walls, dark green faux-marble accents, huge hand-colored photographs of Italian gardens, and tromp l’oeil Mediterranean landscapes lend an elegant European feel. The lush courtyard with fountains is ideal for outdoor dining in spring and fall. A charming private dining room for parties of 10 to 30 is offered in the wine room.
The combination of Regina’s hospitality and Susan’s award-winning food continues to make Bayona one of the best restaurants, not only in the city where people “live to eat,” but in the rest of the country as well.
Bayona soon earned national attention and has been featured in numerous publications: Food and Wine, Gourmet, Food Arts, Bon Appetit, Travel and Leisure, Restaurant Business, Elle, Gault et Millau’s Best of New Orleans, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Constitution, Conde Nast Traveler, Departure, and Food & Wine, to name a few. Bayona has also received many excellent local reviews, and Susan has made many television guest appearances.