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As with many New Orleans eating establishments, the service at Bayona is informative and friendly, if occasionally rushed during prime dinner hours. Your servers, who will likely address you as “darlin’,” will review the menu with you, highlight chef Susan Spicer’s signature dishes and explain cooking preparations in detail. They’ll also check on you during the meal to make sure you’re enjoying everything. We have to admit that during a recent visit, the service definitely dropped off a bit toward the end of our dinner; we had to wait 10 minutes to receive a dessert menu after requesting it and about that long to have our empty plate cleared. However, while the service might not always be perfectly polished, you’ll never sense a lick of pretension or stuffiness at Bayona — just down-home Big Easy charm.