BayLeaf Redefined Indian Cuisine

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In the midst of a busy day or a busy week, grab a moment of serenity and relaxation at BayLeaf.

We love food and serving people. Our diverse group chefs execute their passion for cookery quite well in the kitchen. Right from the point when you enter the restaurant, we make sure you have a magical time. Scrumptious food, or the tempting feel, we make it all perfect for you.

Come join us in having a Redefined Indian Cuisine experience!
What 23 People Are Saying
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F
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was outstanding. We had a variety of dishes and all were very tasty. Parking was very easy and they were not super busy. It was dinner so there was no buffet which was fine for us.

p
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The BayLeaf is a town gem! Modern decor, friendly and attentive service and excellent food!!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. We keep coming back!
Why are the tv screens/sports shows on though? I think it ruins the ambiance and makes it feel less like an authentic Indian restaurant and more like an americanized pub.

ID
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive. Location is great for South Orange. Good Indian food in a quiet space. The staff was most interested in whether we were satisfied with the "spice" factor of our food which I thought was very nice. It showed real concern about providing a good dining experience for their patrons.

Y
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for late night dinner. Nice ambience, fairly casual and quiet dining. Food was delicious and the service was good.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food is not authentic... too much food color is used to make the curries look unreal. Definitely not Indian cuisine.

KM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

There was something wrong with the food. Me and my wife both got a stomach ache and an upset tummy after having the food.

LK
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is impeccable and the food delicious every time we have been there. This is our go-to place when we have family groups visiting our daughter at Seton Hall. This time we enjoyed the samosas and goat curry in particular. Everyone was happy. From our 'mild' to 'spicy' diners, each person's meal was seasoned just as requested

SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was great a little spicy!! I would reccomend this place.

JT
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

While the buffet is a value meal, the heart of the restaurant and clearly the Chef is found on the Menu.
Bring a bottle of wine move beyond the family friendly space to transport you - while the Samosa are plump, crisp and standard, the golgappa - bite size plate of 12 crisp morsels with dabs of yogurt cream were memory making!
An order of Paneer Tikka Masala did not need the obligatory rice- thickened with ground cashew ... was the perfect match for the Aloo Gobhi , tender cauliflower also simmered in a ground cashew thickener ...the assorted breadbasket over fed our group of four and regretfully left no room for a desperately wanted Gajar Halwa🤷🏻‍♀️.
Service was friendly and professional!

CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Austin took great care of us. Awesome food and great service.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious fresh tasting Indian food, friendly and helpful service, attractive ambiance.

F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious
The servers were interested and friendly
We will return

RD
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food was very good, but they were no where near staffed appropriately. People were walking out. Give it time maybe.

JG
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Clean cozy restaurant
Solid Indian cuisine
Delicious naan
Small error on our order was corrected albeit slowly
Service was a bit harried could use a manager on the floor

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

I was very disappointed on our first visit. The place was pretty empty on a Saturday night (not a good sign). The owner was very pleasant but the server kept forgetting things (like our order, our drinks, when we asked for containers), called us "you guys" about 30 times, and - although pleasant - was pretty useless. Our appetizers arrived, followed about 3 minutes later by our main course. So, our table was overcrowded. The four of us all found our dishes overcooked, and there was little meat in our main courses drowning in sauce. The three dishes with sauce - and my friend's biryani chicken - lacked flavor, as if everything has been dumbed down for an American palate. I love ethnic food, particularly, Indian food, and am always hopeful when a new restaurant (or in this case a refurnished one) opens in the depths of suburban New Jersey. So, I really want the place to succeed and hope that this one trains its staff better, gets the balance of the dishes right and sticks around. But the dishes are a little too pricey for a take-out and I am not sure I will return unless others tell me it has improved.

NE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was great. The wait staff was lovely although they could use a bit of training. They are likely college students and perhaps beginners so I post this only to help them improve. The appetizers came out with the meal. This should not happen. They also picked up the tip from the table before we were standing to leave. It is better that they ask “ do you need change?”

We will be back and I have already recommended it to others. Again, I write that the wait staff was sweet and attentive so we were not bothered and left a worthy tip. Other guests might feel differently.

Best to your restaurant as it is a welcome addition to the area.

R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

They didn’t have our reservation when we walked in, the food was mediocre at best, they got items wrong at times. I’ve eaten here for lunch at the buffet and thought the food was great. They really missed the mark for dinner.

DB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's a pretty new restaurant. Food was always good; service and general operations were a bit scattered at first but they've settled into the groove. Highly recommended.

JB
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Very attentive staff.....
Food ..TASTELESS......better to pick up frozen entrees from Trader Joe’s.....
Chicken Tikka Marsala.... tough, hard to slice cubs....
Aloo Gobi flavorless.....

Best part of meal was the rice.....
We left the plates untouched...
The server said she’d adjust the check....10%‼️

Sorry....best the eat elsewhere.....

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely from he monent we walked in. They knew it was our anniversary & brought us free dessert. They asked how spicy each of us wanted our food, and abided by our choices. Gave us a senior discount too.

SO
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The decor was very nice. The staff friendly, but the service was very very slow.
The food was good but could have been hotter. We waited so long that we were afraid to send it back because we needed to leave for an event.
To the staffs credit once we pointed out how slow things were and that items requested not delivered , and that the waiter never checked on us once the food was delivered; they apologized and adjusted our bill.
We will try them one more time in a month or so.

SQ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The service was o.k. It is a new restaurant, sovthey have to get their act together. The waiter brought warm, flat, ginger ale. The waitress brought my lassi me then went back for my friend's.
The portions were skimpy, lots of sauces, but not so much beef, lamb, and shrimp for the price.
Some dishes were better than others, but samosas came with no sauce. Naan was good.
Might give it awhile and try it again, but they didn't look over eager to please us, andcwe're nit difficult diners.