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Bay Leaf

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309 Middle St, Unit 6, New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-5323
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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New Bern, NC
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has consistently been voted best in New Bern, the food is fresh and the Nan bread is to die for. I love their buffet, a good buy and all of it is made on site and fresh.

Thank Caylinsgranny
New Bern, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've heard so many great things about Bay Leaf and the food IS good. The downside is that the restaurant is on the smallish side with close tables and it's noisy, even on a Wednesday night. While I loved the food, I was happy to leave. If you don't mind the noise level, I highly recommend this place.

Thank PatJ61
Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our meal was excellent ; lovely atmosphere and attentive service ! We would certainly have dinner there again !!

Thank LLane51
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best Chicken Korma we have ever tasted (while on vacation in New Bern) Freshly made, wonderful flavor & delicious chicken. We were so impressed we returned 2 nights later & were just as impressed. The Shrimp 65 appetizer was excellent. The staff were friendly but not intrusive & we would unhesitatingly recommend the Bay Leaf to all.

Thank 120jack67
Franklin, North Carolina
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving as a family to the outer banks and stopped here to pick up Indian food since it is not available in our home town. The lunch buffet had great variety and was above average for the Indian restaurants we have tried. The Chicken Tikka Masala was moderately spicy and some of the best I have ever had.... More 

Thank Wayahdoc
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not just the amazing buffet lunch (lots of dishes to choose from!), it's also the wonderful staff! My whole family has truly enjoyed meals at Bay Leaf, and we'll keep coming back! Spouse and parent both spent time in India/Pakistan and confirm this is the real deal. Great location right downtown (I'll put a plug in here for how... More 

Thank bountiful2017
Bar Harbor, Maine
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost on the corner with the New Bern Episcopal Church and Caleb Bradham's Pharmacy (birthplace of Pepsi Cola), Bay Leaf restaurant stands out as being the unexpected in a Carolinas Tideland Historical Town. And what a pleasant surprise! I have eaten Indian food almost all my life and know the difference between the tolerable and the tremendous. Bay Leaf is... More 

1 Thank Mac2522
Columbia, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and the setting! There is no other place which has so much variety and great taste. Every thing here is excellent!!! Best tasting food!!

Thank KayT17
Bemus Point, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in our last day visiting New Bern and hadn't had the chance to try Bay Leaf's buffet lunch. We had a late breakfast so we waited till 2PM to take advantage of this spread before it closed. We weren't disappointed. Many of the familiar Indian dishes that you find on such buffets, but with a nice little zing... More 

Thank Steve M
Swansboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was my first experience with this type of food. I have since learned that I should have went during lunch buffet so that I could have tried different foods. The food was good but just different for me. The service was excellent and I would still recommend. Good atmosphere with friendly staff. I will try it again but at... More 

Thank 838yvonnes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Middle St, Unit 6, New Bern, NC 28560
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: (252) 638-5323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?