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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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“won ton” (215 reviews)
“crab au gratin” (57 reviews)
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Canal Street represented (and to some extent still does) the boundary between the French Quarter and the Cajun area ( now CBD). This restaurant is very much Cajun and was a great place to visit. By far the tastiest food we’ve yet had in NoLo....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this Restaurant for over 10 years. Always have had great food and friendly efficient service. But our visit on 3-6-18 was different. The food was great but the lady server was awful.1) she was pushy 2) non attentive 3) arrogant....More

Thank Mikesellstrucks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is fabulous. Everything about it is amazing: the appetizers, the main courses. I had the eggplant étouffée, something I’d never had before and it was delicious! The jambalaya was delightful. And we shared the soft shell crab, another dish I’d never tried. Mmmm....More

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family members from the area take us to dinner here. I had the shrimp etoufee. Outstanding! Other family members really liked the turtle soup, red fish with oysters, and fried crawfish. The service is seamless. The prices are a little high, but it's...More

Thank mdgal24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great cajun specialties--fish, shrimp, crayfish dishes authentically prepared. Ambience kind of noisy, atmosphere doesn't feel too fancy.

Thank saoakman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortably quiet restaurant with superb menu. Super friendly wait staff. Seafood is their specialty.

Thank rjma15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to have a nice dinner and this was close and reviews were good. We hit gold again. From the crawfish bisque to the bread pudding with butter pecan ice cream and a whiskey sauce everything was amazing. Each course was timed well and we...More

Thank Ron V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Concierge recommended this location to us upon our arrival in New Orleans. Great recommendation. Local seafood specialities and it seemed like a location that the locals go to. It was packed for lunch. Good portions, plenty of seafood dishes and great service,

Thank AshburnTravelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came for the crabmeat au gratin. It was FULL of shells. I kept having to pull them from every bite. The potatoes were good. Also, when we were getting water refills, Sue dumped the water in our glass and had spillage on my shoe....More

Thank Holly A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I first had dinner at the Bon Ton Cafe in the 70’s. We loved it then and we loved it last evening when we had dinner there again. Not to be missed when one is in NOLA.

Thank Beth S
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20 November 2017|
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Response from Eric B | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. It is a sit-down restaurant.
9 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
28 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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