On Friday, Saturday and some Thursday nights, after the dinner crowd turns into a drinking crowd, Bayou clears the tables from its second floor and embraces another fundamental element of Louisiana culture: music.Read More
Bayou has evolved into a New Orleans-flavored restaurant that serves live music Wednesdays through Saturdays and dishes up a style of cooking that doesn't get as much respect as it deserves in this neck of the woods, despite an uptick in the number of sources.Read More
Sure, when you think of D.C.'s strong jazz heritage, U Street pops to mind. But that's not the only place to be moved by jazz these days - especially on weeknights, when you can enjoy Hot Club de France-style tunes while sipping a beautiful Chinon, or marvel at the jazz stars of the future over po' boys and a bottle of Abita.Read More
The freshly painted blue-violet exterior of the Victorian Row House at 2519 Penn Ave beckons. It's 11:15 a.m. Friday. Bayou on Penn has just opened for lunch—as it does every day except Monday. Brunch is served on Sunday, and live jazz is presented every day during dinner, with 10 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday.Read More
My soda arrives in a Mason jar, po' boys are streaming out of the kitchen and the brassy background music in the ground-floor dining room seems to be piped in from New Orleans. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Bayou, which replaced the semi-private Rookery near the Foggy Bottom Metro on New Year's Eve.Read More
Fresh catch: Bayou offers steady jazz schedule, Crescent City cuisine on Penn. Ave.
Bayou offers steady jazz schedule, Crescent City cuisine on Penn. Ave. "All things to all people." It's rare for that term to be used in a flattering sense. It implies hubris, a sort of impossible ambition. But maybe, just maybe, Bayou can pull it off.
Born on the Bayou.
Jazz and Po'boys in the West End.
Ah, New Orleans. It's constructed on a swamp. It's got suspect politicians. Its people love brown liquor and fried food. This is beginning to sound familiar. Introducing Bayou, a new Louisiana-style restaurant and music hall holding a grand-opening party on New Year's Eve.
New Orleans tunes and eats at Bayou
It was out with the old and in with the new on New Year's Eve in Foggy Bottom, as the members-only Rookery bar was reborn as Bayou, a New Orleans-themed bar and restaurant that features live bands, a menu stuffed with po' boys and fried green tomatoes, and a new drink list heavy on Hurricanes and Abita beers.