Located in the heart of the Mission, Bayou proposes an authentic approach to Creole classics and Louisiana cuisine.



Bayou is chef Arthur’s way of sharing the culture and cuisine of his Louisiana hometown with the Bay Area. A New Orleans native, when asked where to go for great Cajun cuisine in the city, he would for years answer “New Orleans, of course”. 

With Bayou, he taps into his deeply-rooted passion to deliver an authentic, soulful expression of true New Orleans food.  Bayou is casual, inviting, friendly and delicious. Bayou is the cuisine Louisiana grew up with, for all to experience and enjoy.

So bring friends, family, co-workers, and experience Louisiana hospitality; or contact us to cater your next event, for an unforgettable taste of New Orleans.



3412 17th Street
at Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110


(415) 913-7766


Fri - Sat: 11.30-2.30


Tue - Thu: 5-10pm

Fri - Sat: 5-11pm

Reservations at Bayou





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Chef Arthur Wall

Arthur Wall is the Executive Chef and proprietor of Bayou Restaurant in San Francisco. He previously spent six years serving as Executive Chef of Garçon restaurant in the Mission district, where he developed a strong, local following and connection to the community.  Recognized as “best upcoming local chef”  by 7x7 magazine, he continues to create seasonal cuisine and locally influenced bistro fare. Chef Wall previously was the Executive Chef of the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA, where he was named top East Bay restaurants two years consecutively by Diablo magazine. Before that, Wall was Executive Sous Chef at George's at the Cove-California Modern in San Diego, CA, named one of the world's top 10 restaurants in 2006 by Fodor's Travel Guide. As a Sous Chef under highly acclaimed chef Jonathan Wright at The Windsor Court Hotel's New Orleans Grill in New Orleans, Louisiana, and working at Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco and Herbsaint Restaurant in New Orleans (recently named one of "America's Top 50 Restaurants" by Gourmet Magazine), he developed a taste for incredible ingredients, and soulful recipes.