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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!

OUR VITALS

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 bayouwinegarden@gmail.com. We are open on Sunday - Thursday from 11am-11-pm and on Friday - Saturday from 11am-12am.

OUR BAR

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.

OUR KITCHEN

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!

OUR ATMOSPHERE

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. Oyster Taco

    5.00

    Buttermilk and cornmeal fried oysters, chipotle ranch, lettuce, pickled onion and jalapeño, cilantro on flour tortilla

  2. Fried Smoked Shrimp Taco

    5.00

    Sparkling wine tempura battered cold smoked shrimp with BBQ shrimp aioli and house-made pickled radish, onion, and green tomato relish on flour tortilla

  3. Octopus & Olives

    11.00

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

  4. Popcorn Escargot

    8.00

    Brined and Flash Fried, with Anchovy Butter

  5. Chorizo & Cheese Wontons

    9.00

    with Soffrito Vinaigrette

  6. Crispy Peking Pig Ears

    8.00

    with Hoisin Vinaigrette

  7. Cured Salmon & Goat Cheese

    10.00

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

  8. Smoked Shrimp Cheesecake

    9.00

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

  9. Brie Bites

    9.00

    Brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry, breaded with panko and fried, served with romesco

  10. Puff Pastry Twists

    5.50

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

Salads

  1. Goat Cheese Salad

    12.00

    Mixed Greens, Shiitake Mushrooms, Toasted Pecans, Dried Cherries, House-Made Goat Cheese, & Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette. Add Duck Ham, Sautéed Shrimp, or Fried Oysters to Any Salad for $4.50, Add Bacon $3

  2. Cold-Smoked Shrimp Salad

    13.00

    Romaine with Charred Corn, Red Onion tossed in a Spicy Chipotle Ranch Add Duck Ham, Sautéed Shrimp, or Fried Oysters to Any Salad for $4.50, Add Bacon $3

  3. Caesar Salad

    7.50

    Romaine with Croutons & House-Made Caesar Dressing Add Duck Ham, Sautéed Shrimp, or Fried Oysters to Any Salad for $4.50, Add Bacon $3

Sandwiches

  1. The Highway 55

    13.50

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

  2. Hangover Ham Bánh Mì

    13.50

    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

  3. El Pato Cubano

    15.50

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

  4. Bacon & Brie

    11.00

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

Bigger Plates

  1. Braised Pork Belly

    14.00

    Beer Braised Beeler’s Duroc Pork Belly with Agave Glaze, Street Corn Maque Choux

  2. Spinach & Artichoke Mac & Cheese

    9.00

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

Desserts

  1. Flourless Chocolate Cake

    7.50

    simply decadent.

  2. Moscatel Promesa Sherry Ice Cream

    5.50

Happy Hour!

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

Happy Hour

  1. Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms

    5.00

    Raclette Cheese, Bacon, Shiitake Pâté, Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Panko Crumbs

  2. Puff Pastry Twists

    3.00

    With Vodka Sauce

  3. Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers

    4.00

    with Balsamic Reduction

  4. Smoked Chicken Skin Cracklins

    4.50

  5. Chef’s Selection

    12.00

    1 Cheese and 1 Meat

  6. Autumn Pimm’s Cup

    6.00

  7. Seasonal Sangria

    5.00

  8. Domestic Beers

    2.25

  9. Draft Wine

    5.00

    N2 White Blend, Stemmari Nero D’Avola or Jules Larose Sparkling

Artisan Cheeses

Build Your Own Board...

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

* ALL PRICES INCLUDE TAX * ALL CHEESE COMES IN 1.5 OZ PORTIONS *

Blue Cheese

  1. 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

  2. Gorgonzola Dolce

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

  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. 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

Hard Cheese

  1. Cave-Aged Gruyere

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

  2. Paradiso Gouda

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

  3. Istara P’tit Basque

    French sheep’s milk cheese from the Pyrenees Mountains, aged at least 70 days, with a smooth, sweet flavor and a nutty finish

  4. Derby & Port Wine

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

  5. English Tickler Cheddar

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

Premium Cheese (UPCHARGE)

  1. Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue

    Cold smoking over Oregon hazelnuts adds a rich flavor, which is balanced with sweet cream and caramel notes, and earthy undertones of this 6-month cave-aged cow’s milk cheese ($2 upcharge)

  2. Bellwether Pepato

    Italian style semi-soft raw sheep’s milk cheese from California, smooth and full flavored, studded with whole peppercorns ($2 upcharge)

  3. Memoire Gouda Truffle

    Traditional Dutch gouda, a hard cow’s milk cheese with smooth texture and nutty flavor, with a mélange of black Italian summer truffles adding an earthy element ($2 upcharge)

  4. Widmer 10 Year Cheddar

    Rich, nutty flavor sharpens with the 10 years it takes for this granular, crumbly Wisconsin cow’s milk cheddar to age ($2 upcharge)

  5. Epoisses Bourguignon Berthaut AOC

    Very creamy, soft ripened, washed rind, cow’s milk cheese from France, with a complexly pungent flavor with sweet and salty notes, rumored to be Napoleon’s favorite cheese! ($4 upcharge)

  6. Jacquin Pyramide Valencay Goat

    Pasteurized goat cheese from the Loire Valley of France, coated in salted charcoal ash, with a mild but goaty flavor and a lemony finish ($4 upcharge)

Semi Firm Cheese

  1. 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

  2. Mahon Semicured Bonvallis

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

  3. 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

  4. 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. Doux de Montagne

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

  4. Port Salut

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

  5. Mobay

    an American version of French Morbier, where the layers of sweet sheep’s and tangy goat’s milk cheeses are pressed together after production, separated by a layer of grape vine ash

Soft Ripened Cheese

  1. 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

  2. Goat Brie La Cabrie

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

  3. Champignon Brie with Mushrooms

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

  4. Delice de Bourgogne Lincet

    A triple cream French brie that almost oozes, with a perfectly smooth, buttery flavor and a tart edge

Charcuterie

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.

* ALL PRICES INCLUDE TAX *

Fresh Whole Cuts

  1. Duck Ham

    Duck Breast cured with savory spices and smoked

  2. Alligator Tasso

    Traditional Tasso Preparation on Alligator with smoky cinnamony flavors

Cured Meat - Whole Cuts

  1. Breseaola

    Wagyu Beef cured with Juniper, Coriander & Bay Leaf

  2. Lonza

    Pork Loin flavored with mustard seed, garlic and rosemary

  3. Pancetta

    Pork Belly cured with sweet and savory seasonings and dried

  4. Coppa

    Niman Ranch pork neck cured and dusted with black pepper and fennel

  5. Filetto

    Niman Ranch pork tenderloin, cured in fennel and salt, washed in Gruner Vetliner wine, and hung to cure for two weeks

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

  4. Facé Pâté

    Rogan Josh curry spiced Niman Ranch pig head, flavored with garlic, ginger, and aromatic spices

Cured Sausages

  1. Finocchinoa

    Traditional cured pork salami flavored with garlic, fennel, black pepper, and red wine

  2. Chorizo

    Dry cured pork salami with traditional Spanish flavors of garlic, white wine, oregano, and both hot and sweet smoked paprika (pimenton picante and dulce de la Vera)

  3. Sobresada

    Spanish style salami flavored with goat cheese, hot smoked paprika, garlic, rosemary, and marjoram

Whips and Jams

  1. Bacon Spuma

    Whipped bacon drippings, garnished with bacon sprinkles

  2. Duck Liver Mousse

    Truffle Scented Whipped Duck Livers

  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. Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms

    5.00

    Raclette Cheese, Bacon, Shiitake Pâté, Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Panko Crumbs

  2. Puff Pastry Twists

    3.00

    With Vodka Sauce

  3. Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers

    4.00

    with Balsamic Reduction

  4. Smoked Chicken Skin Cracklins

    4.50

  5. Chef’s Selection

    12.00

    1 Cheese and 1 Meat

  6. Autumn Pimm’s Cup

    6.00

  7. Seasonal Sangria

    5.00

  8. Domestic Beers

    2.25

  9. Draft Wine

    5.00

    N2 White Blend, Stemmari Nero D’Avola or Jules Larose Sparkling

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