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Bay Leaf

309 Middle St, Unit 6, New Bern, NC 28560-4978
+1 252-638-5323
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“naan” (37 reviews)
“mango custard” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
309 Middle St, Unit 6, New Bern, NC 28560-4978
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best ever dinner i had in USA. I visited to north carolina to catch up with my mates. I heared alot from my mates about BAY LEAF restaurant and visited there for dinner. Tandoori chicken, naan and lamb korma were superb. Highly recommend (*****) 5...More

Thank pardeep singh s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is amazing. We drive almost an hour just to come here. We haven't tried the lunch buffet yet (but definitely plan to in the future), but have heard it is just as good. The lamb naan and chicken vindaloo were delicious.

Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s listed as #1 for a reason people!! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We'll be back. The food was prepared properly and was delicious. Authentic Indian food.

Thank kstalter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend had the chef special lamb chops. They were moist and spiced perfectly (we ordered mildly spicy). I had the chef recommended crab and it was AMAZING! Huge bites of lump crab perfection. The wait after ordering was an hour, but worth every second....More

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Classic old tavern look of New Bern, with the intoxicating aromas of true Indian food, and the delicious flavors to match. I have not been disappointed by any dish they make and I have tried many. I love coming here, I drive 45 minutes from...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Everything was unique and well spiced. There were some of the best vegetarian dishes I've ever tasted, especially the Navrattan Korma. It was very creamy and full of veggies. The Beef Kofka was also excellent, as was the Tandoori Chicken. The Mango Custard had a...More

Thank ColoradoPlains
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We didn’t read any reviews before walking into this restaurant. We got there just before 1pm and apparently hit the end of lunch “rush hour”. When we got there, the buffet trays are almost empty. During our entire stay, about 40 minutes, there was almost...More

Thank Qi D
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Took one of my girlfriends to lunch for her birthday, her choice, and totally loved it! The buffet was awesome as usual. She said she wanted to go there because she knew my husband really wasn’t fond of Indian food. We’re going to make it...More

Thank melissaaharding
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My husband and I have been to this restaurant several times. The first time was last Christmas with my stepson who lives in Boston. He said the food was as good as any Indian restaurant in the Boston area. The service staff is friendly, the...More

Thank pyriks
Reviewed 20 December 2017

As a New Bern native, this is the greatest thing to have ever happened to this town. Bay Leaf is as good, if not better, than Indian restaurants I've been to in New York and London. The great prices, hospitable staff, and superb food may...More

Thank Harrison C
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19 March 2017|
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Response from Edward S | Reviewed this property |
Everyday except Sunday. Buffet is not a large one, limited selections.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Middle St, Unit 6, New Bern, NC 28560-4978
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-638-5323
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