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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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“bon bon” (215 reviews)
“crab au gratin” (57 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great meal at Bon Ton cafe. Really enjoyed the casual atmosphere and very authentic food. I highly recommend the shrimp etouffe with eggplant for an entree.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed yesterday

I first visited the Bon Ton in the 70's and have not had any other place touch my favorites there ... the crawfish etouffee or their magnificent bread pudding with whiskey sauce. The etouffee is delicate and truly divine, just enough and not too much....More

Thank ruthhickox
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is by far the best jambalaya in NO. Great service too. Not a huge place, reservation is highly recommended.

Thank Walter T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first meal in New Orleans and my wife and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. Only open Monday through Friday, we were expecting a wait on the Monday evening we went. We were able to make reservations and were...More

Thank Aaron J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always look for different places to eat when traveling. With 12 people in our group this place had something for everyone. I had the grilled fresh fish with butter sauce and cauliflower as a side. My meal was fantastic. Best service as well.

Thank Lea L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of a local, (who joined us for dinner), and were super disappointed. Ambiance is a little stuffy and dark. We were definitely squeezed in tight, it was difficult to get in and out of our seats. I ordered the eggplant,...More

Thank Cora C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best food I had while in NOLA; prices were comparable to other places, but the service was outstanding.

Thank richardallen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This New Orleans classic has been around for ages - use (and may still be) the hangout for the coffee industry back in the day for lunch. They are not open on weekends so if you plan on dining there check their hours. Also, highly...More

Thank Jo Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best dish may be the crab/cheese/artichoke dish entree. Even tho it's not on the menu, it's also avail as an appetizer even tho that's not on the menu The turtle soup is fabulous Ditto the huge desserts :-)

Thank NOLAeverywhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bon Ton café is a charming restaurant with friendly waitstaff with a menu with many New Orleans mainstays. In particular, the redfish, crab au gratin and bread pudding were fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Helenjen
20 November 2017|
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Response from Eric B | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. It is a sit-down restaurant.
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cruzluvers
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
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rontu78
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
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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