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Bon Ton Cafe

401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
+1 504-524-3386
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to Bon Ton's three times over the course of thirty years. Each time we have had a delicious meal, wonderful service, and a lovely evening. The staff here works very hard, and they are very proud of what they serve here. I...More

Thank Kayleen2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Matt who works here is incredible. Food was excellent, but what made everything great was Matt. I ate here for lunch with some business associates and his style was spot on perfect. Thank you Matt and I will be back because of you.

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great choices for seafood dinners. I had not had crawfish etoufee and they let me try a small sample. Was a great choice. The waiter had a great knowledge of the menu and their preparations.

Thank Dreammaker2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant did not have its signature red fish on my most recent visit. The substitute was black drum and it was wonderful. Perfectly cooked. Fresh. No fishy taste or smell. The Bon Ton crabmeat on top was wonderful. Nice lumps. No odor. No shell....More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Came here with friends who were long time "residents", and loved the warm and welcoming atmosphere. It's nice to know that some things never change and I surmise that Bon Ton Cafe is one of those. Service was friendly and prompt, but not pushy. Food...More

Thank shetown12
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is old school dining. A menu that doesn't change every day, excellent service, large servings. If you want a great Cajun meal that doesn't try to overwhelm the food with sauces, presentation or other tricks, this is a great place. I started with shrimp...More

Thank MemphisZ
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The crawfish dinner puts 4 great dishes on one plate without excessive portion sizes. Exceptional quality, and service was good for our group of 40 (pre-arranged).

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I was here with a large group of people from a conference, and the restaurant was extremely accommodating, turning over half the restaurant to us, allowing us to pay using separate checks, and providing amazingly fast and attentive service in an attractive room. The food,...More

Thank Neni10
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Although it was a Friday afternoon, we were seated immediately. Service was impeccable, and the atmosphere warm and inviting. The crawfish bisque and shrimp and crab okra gumbo were delicious, but the catfish was the highlight of the meal - absolutely the best we've ever...More

Thank Harry T
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was a great meal. We went with a family group of five, I suggest reservations. Service was great. I had a combo of Crab Imperial and Crab Au Gratin and it did not disappoint. The crab au gratin would have been too rich as...More

Thank Aimee K
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Response from Eric B | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. It is a sit-down restaurant.
10 March 2017|
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Response from anntalia | Reviewed this property |
To a lyft so I don't know, parking in cities is sometimes expensive so I avoid it when I can
29 March 2016|
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Response from VanessaKUSA | Reviewed this property |
I don't ever remember seeing one. This does not mean they do not have one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-3386
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