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what's up with Bayona

Dickey Bo | | Mar 1, 2002 04:56 PM

I'm heading down to New Orleans for jazzfest in May. I'm a big foodie, but I've actually never been to new orleans. For the past few weeks, I've been doing my homework. Reading reviews, checking chowhound boards, perusing menus, etc. I finally settled on bayona for one of our dinners. I called last night (2/28), only to be told they weren't accepting reservations for May until the next day, 3/1, at 10 am. I pushed a bit, but they steadfastly refused to take a reservation.

So I called back today, 3/1. After about 5 hours of busy signals, I finally got through, only to be told that they would not take a reservation for 6 people after 6 pm. At that point, I just gave up.

Is Bayona really that hot a ticket? I've made reservations -- and dined -- in many of the best restaurants around the country. But I've never had that kind of difficulty -- and attitude -- getting a reservation 10 weeks in advance.

Any recommendations for a friendlier dinner?

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