It seems that another Harlem restauranteer
possibly couldn’t stand the heat and (may have) hauled it up out of the kitchen. Bayou, the inconspicious second floor establishment specializing in Louisiana Creole cuisine seems to be in questionable status is closed. Each time I pass that way it seemed to be closed. I tried logging onto their website earlier today and it was down but as of a few minutes ago it was active again. Their phone is definitely disconnected with no forwarding number. I emailed the owner to see if they are open or closed, so if any knowledgeable tipsters have the inside scoop email us at uptownflavor[at]gmail.com.
Update: It seems that the kitchen was too hot for Bayou as evidenced by the commentary in this thread on Curbed.com.