La Bayou restaurant in New Orleans

La Bayou
208 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA

Wow, hours later, my stomach is still exacting its revenge on me for putting it through this ordeal. Note to self, never go to a restaurant where waiters pester you to order the Hurricane drink or fried alligator (he apologized to us, saying he has to ask us). Curse you, coupons!  I know they’re not all gonna be winners, but I thought the consolation of eating at a seafood joint in the Quarter meant at least fresh quality seafood. Not here! I knew this was a tourist trap from its prime location on Bourbon St., how I pity you, you poor unknowing souls. My friend and I ordered the seafood platter which should have had a combination of fried shrimp, catfish, softshell crab, crawfish, and
oysters with french fries and hush puppies. I don’t remember any softshell crab coming on our plate. The oysters were pretty gross.  The other pieces were decent. So when the platter came out, my friend and I were amazed with how big it was, little did we know that there was an entire huge loaf of french bread on the plate, covered with a thin layer of fries, and then all the fried seafood on top (clever).  The vieux carre shrimp pasta served over garlic butter pasta topped with tasso ham and creamy crawfish sauce served with garlic bread was decent, but a little on the bland side.  The space was otherwise large, and clean (better than some other restaurants I’ve been to), and service was pretty friendly except for when he kept bugging us to order alcohol.

Seafood Platter: A combination of fried shrimp, catfish, softshell crab, crawfish, and oysters. Served with French fries and hush puppies.

Gulf shrimp with tasso ham served over garlic butter pasta topped with creamy crawfish sauce. Served with garlic bread.

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