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308 Lenox Ave., New York, NY 10027 40.808049 -73.945117
nr. 126th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-426-3800 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cajun/Creole, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at 125th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

115th St. to 135th St., First Ave. to Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.


This venue is closed.

Bayou offers a taste of New Orleans via Harlem, with food that's carefully, faithfully (and, occasionally, inventively) prepared, from fragrant, dense gumbo to plump oysters fried in cornmeal and served with spinach and brie. Entrées include delicately fried catfish and perfectly sautéed red snapper with pecans. Oh, and the desserts: a sweet-tart frozen lemon pie, rich pecan brownie, and bourbon-spiked bread pudding are three we had fun with.

Recommended Dishes

Cornmeal-fried oysters, $10.95; shrimp-and-okra gumbo, $4.95/$5.95; fried catfish, $15.95; steak au poivre, $20.95; crawfish etouffée, $15.95; frozen lemon pie, $5.50; bread pudding, $5.50

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