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Bayou Wine Garden is a neighborhood wine bar and kitchen in Mid City, New Orleans. Just like our adjoining sister bar, Bayou Beer Garden, we seek to provide a casual atmosphere and a large selection at a price point that welcomes and excites both experts and novices. Whether you know a lot about wine and cheese and charcuterie, or not much at all, we hope that the relaxed ambience, approachable menus, and friendly staff will provide everyone with an easy and enjoyable experience!


Bayou Wine Garden is located at 315 N. Rendon Street in Mid City, New Orleans. Our phone number is (504) 826-2925 and our email address is mailto:bayouwinegarden@gmail.com. We are open on Sunday - Thursday from 11am-11-pm and on Friday - Saturday from 11am-12am.


The wine menu features a variety of old and new world styles at various price points, with options by the glass, bottle, or carafe. Mirroring the 21 rotating beers on tap at Bayou Beer Garden, our wine-on-tap system allows for 32 rotating wines to be offered for an individual or a group, all with lower price points and higher maintained quality. A full bar rounds it out with a fun cocktail menu, making your options seemingly endless.


The kitchen features a variety of house made charcuterie and salami ranging from fresh pates to cured meats and sausages, along with a large selection of international cheeses, and a smattering of appetizers, sandwiches, flat breads, and salads. Whether you’re in the mood for the spicy soft-cured Nudja of Southern Italy, some creamy French duck liver mousse, a piece of Cajun-style alligator tasso, or a slice of Spanish-style ham, the charcuterie and salami selections span the gamut and change regularly, and include often-overlooked ingredients like seafood.  A wide range of dishes is offered to suit any palate, and please even the health-conscious or vegetarian guest. Even those with a sweet tooth can indulge in desserts like our house-made macaroons and wine ice cream!


At the front of the old Mid-City shotgun double, the curving oval bar, designed to enhance small-group interactions, provides views into the open kitchen. A secluded booth nicknamed "The Snug", seats up to 10 people, and provides a more intimate setting for small groups and is available for private parties. The back of the building provides more seating options, with large windows and French doors allowing a lovely view of the courtyard below – so when the weather isn’t as pleasant, you can still enjoy the look of outside with the comfort of climate control. When the weather turns lovely, however, you can continue out onto a covered deck overlooking the old-world courtyard and second bar, complete with lush vegetation and the gentle splashing sounds of fountains, inspired by the traditional courtyards of the French Quarter.

With a bridge that connects the courtyard of Bayou Wine Garden to the deck of Bayou Beer Garden, your options range from wine and cheese to burgers and beer, ensuring something for everyone.

We Are Open For Lunch Daily At 11AM

Small Plates

  1. Bread Sticks


    Puff Pastry, Garlic Confit, Parmesan, Thyme, with Vodka Sauce

  2. Smoked Shrimp Cheesecake


    Bell Peppers, Onions, Smoked Gouda, and Fontina, in a Savory Cheesecake Base

  3. Cured Salmon & Goat Cheese


    With Fennel-Onion-Radish Gremolata and Fried Capers. Add Local Choupique Caviar $5

  4. Crispy Peking Pig Ears


    with Hoisin Vinaigrette

  5. Chorizo & Cheese Wontons


    with Soffrito Vinaigrette

  6. Popcorn Escargot


    Brined and Flash Fried, with Anchovy Butter

  7. Octopus & Olives


    Sliced Octopus, House-Marinated Mixed Olives, Sliced Onions, Orange Segments, with a Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette


  1. Cold-Smoked Shrimp Salad


    Romaine with Charred Corn, Red Onion tossed in a Spicy Chipotle Ranch

  2. Caesar Salad


    Romaine with Croutons & House-Made Caesar Dressing

  3. Goat Cheese Salad


    Mixed Greens, Shiitake Mushrooms, Toasted Pecans, Dried Cherries, House-Made Goat Cheese, & Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette. Add Duck Ham for $4

  4. Crab & Arugula Salad


    Arugula Tossed in Mint Vinaigrette, Topped with Lump Crab Meat, Almond Slivers, and Pickled Watermelon Rind


  1. Fried Smoked Shrimp


    Sparkling Wine Tempura Battered Cold Smoked Shrimp with BBQ Shrimp Aioli and House-made Pickled Radish, Onion & Green Tomato Relish on Liedenheimer Pistolette … Served with Fennel-Garlic Chips

  2. El Pato Cubano


    Duck Ham, Duck Confit, Swiss Cheese, Mustard & House-made Pickled Onions and Bread & Butter Pickles on Liedenheimer Pistolette… Served with Fennel-Garlic Chips

  3. Hangover Ham Bánh Mì


    House-made Taylor Ham, Duck Liver Mousse, Gochujang Aioli, Hoisin Vinaigrette, Pickled Daikon Radish, Carrot, Cucumber and Jalapeño on Leidenheimer Pistolette… Served with Fennel-Garlic Chips

  4. Bacon & Brie


    Cane Syrup Bacon and Brie With Basil–Blueberry–Black Pepper Compote on Brioche… With Fennel-Garlic Chips

  5. The Highway 55


    Roast Beef Au Jus, Giardiniera, Provel Cheese, and Charred Green Onion & Horseradish Mayo on Brioche Roll with Fennel-Garlic Chips

Bigger Plates

  1. Spinach & Artichoke Mac & Cheese


    Cavatappi Pasta, Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Provolone, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Topped with Roasted Garlic Panko

  2. Quiche Lorraine


    House-Made Bacon Lardons, Caramelized Onions, and Swiss Cheese, Mixed into a Savory Custard, Baked in a Pastry Crust. Served with a Small Mixed Green Salad Tossed in Balsamic Vinaigrette


  1. Moscatel Promesa Sherry Ice Cream with Bacon Sprinkles


  2. Flourless Chocolate Cake


Happy Hour!

Monday - Friday from 3:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour

  1. Draft Wine


    N2 White Blend or N2 Red Blend

  2. Domestic Beers


  3. Craft Cocktails


    The Fireman, The Rendon Mule, The Smokey Alsatian

  4. Chef’s Selection


    1 Cheese and 1 Meat

  5. Smoked Chicken Skin Cracklins


  6. Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers


    with Balsamic Reduction

Artisan Cheeses

Build Your Own Board...

Pick Your Cheese: 1 for $7, 2 for $12, 3 for $17, 4 for $21 & 5 for $25


Blue Cheese

  1. Saint Agur Blue

    A creamy, rich, double cream cow’s milk blue cheese from the mountainous Auvergne region of France, with a subtle spicy taste and balanced tang

  2. Billy Blue

    Hand crafted blue cheese made entirely from goat’s milk in Wisconsin, tangy goat cheese flavor married with the zest of blue cheese

  3. Cabrales

    Artisan blue cheese made from a blend of cow, sheep, and goat milk in the Picos de Europa Mountains, cave aged, with a very strong piquant flavor

  4. Gorgonzola Dolce

    A sweeter, milder blue cheese with a creamy texture made of cow’s milk

Hard Cheese

  1. Paradiso Gouda

    Smooth, buttery, and popping with refined crunch and bold tang

  2. Derby & Port Wine

    A smooth cheese that starts with cheddar paste and finishes with the tart flavors of port wine

  3. Sartori Reserve Espresso Bellavitano

    a unique Cheddar-Parmesan inspired Italian farmstead cheese from Wisconsin, rubbed with fresh ground Italian roast espresso beans for slightly smoky compliment to the sweet and creamy cheese

  4. Parmigiano Reggiano

    Raw cow’s milk cheese aged for two years to bring out tremendous flavors.  Hard, fat, and granular, meaty and nutty

  5. Cave-Aged Gruyere

    A silky textured cow’s milk cheese, aged in sandstone caves, with an aromatic nutty flavor

  6. English Tickler Cheddar

    Aged 18 months, this cow’s milk cheese made with the lush Devon milk

  7. Arai Gasna

    A traditional sheep’s milk cheese from the Pyrenees, brushed with Piment d’Espelette, with a sweet berry fruitiness balanced with a rich nutty flavor.

Semi Firm Cheese

  1. Livradois Montboissie

    Pasteurized cow’s milk with a creamy consistency and the traditional ash line through the middle a la Morbier and a medium-full earthy flavor

  2. Tartufo Periagriga

    Northern Italian pasteurized cow’s milk cheese made with white and black truffles and coated in a blanket of ash and herbs for a plethora of flavors

  3. Mahon Semicured Bonvallis

    Spanish cow’s milk cheese with a bold flavor and a soft, slightly salty and decidedly spicy interior

  4. Campo de Montalban

    A Spanish cheese made from a blend of cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s milk in La Mancha. Very similar in flavor and texture to Monchego, with fruit and olive flavors

  5. Rosemary Goat

    Spanish goat’s milk cheese with a mildly sweet goaty flavor complemented by the herbal rosemary coating on the rind

Semi Soft Cheese

  1. Taleggio D.O.P.

    A cave-ripened, washed rind, pasteurized cow’s milk cheese from Italy with a robust earthy flavor

  2. Chimay Grand Cru

    Unskimmed, scalded cow’s milk with a big, but well rounded, flavor.  Made by the monks of Scarmont in Belgium

  3. Port Salut

    A cow’s milk cheese from Pays de la Loire, France, with a distinctive orange rind and mild flavor

  4. Doux de Montagne

    A ripened cow’s milk cheese from the French Pyrenees, with a creamy texture and fruity-buttery flavor

Soft Ripened Cheese

  1. Goat Brie La Cabrie

    Smooth, creamy, brie-style goat cheese from Wisconsin, creamy and soft with a goaty tang

  2. Saint Andre Triple Cream

    A very soft, super creamy brie with a tangy rind and an intense buttery-brie flavor

  3. Champignon Brie with Mushrooms

    A German double cream brie with enhanced earthiness from hand-picked champignons

  4. Saint Randeaux Camembert

    A milder French cheese from France, honoring Randy Perrone and featuring an image of St. Louis Cathedral in place of the normal Eiffel Tower on the box


In-House Cured Meats...

Pick Your Meat: 1 for $9, 2 for $17, 3 for $25, 4 for $32 & 5 for $37

Please note that due to the variable prices of various meats and amounts of labor that go into different chacuterie selections, portions will vary from item to item.


Fresh Whole Cuts

  1. Alligator Tasso

    Traditional Tasso Preparation on Alligator with smoky cinnamony flavors

  2. Duck Ham

    Duck Breast cured with savory spices and smoked

  3. Lamb Bacon

    local lamb belly, cured in house cane-syrup blend and smoked, served cold

Cured Meat - Whole Cuts

  1. Duck Prosciutto

    Duck Breast cured with 5 spices and dusted with five-spice powder

  2. Pancetta

    Pork Belly cured with sweet and savory seasonings and dried

  3. Lonza

    Pork Loin flavored with mustard seed, garlic and rosemary

  4. Breseaola

    Wagyu Beef cured with Juniper, Coriander & Bay Leaf

  5. Lambchetta

    local lamb belly cured in Herbs de Provence and salt and air-dried

Fresh Sausages and Terrines

  1. Wild Boar Terrine

    Ground local wild boar, black pepper, and dried dates, wrapped in bacon

  2. Fresh Poblano Sausage

    Fresh pork sausage with roasted poblano peppers and smoky southwest spices

  3. Duck Terrine

    Ground duck and dried cherries flavored with garlic, fennel, and red pepper flake

Cured Sausages

  1. ‘Nduja

    Spicy Calabrian style cured pork sausage with a soft texture and smoky paprika flavors

  2. Salami Fellini

    cured pork and beef sausage flavored with garlic, black pepper, and shiitake mushrooms

Whips and Jams

  1. Duck Liver Mousse

    Truffle Scented Whipped Duck Livers

  2. Bacon Spuma

    Whipped bacon drippings, garnished with bacon sprinkles

  3. Bourbon Bacon Jam

    Bacon cooked with Makers Mark and Cane Syrup

  4. Shiitake Pâté

    vegetarian pâté made with shiitake mushrooms, butter, white wine, shallots, garlic, and thyme


Happy Hour!

Monday - Friday from 3:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour

  1. Draft Wine


    N2 White Blend or N2 Red Blend

  2. Domestic Beers


  3. Craft Cocktails


    The Fireman, The Rendon Mule, The Smokey Alsatian

  4. Chef’s Selection


    1 Cheese and 1 Meat

  5. Smoked Chicken Skin Cracklins


  6. Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers


    with Balsamic Reduction

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Bayou Wine Garden is located in MidCity right behind Bayou Beer Garden at 315 North Rendon Street in New Orleans.