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Bon Ton Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-524-3386
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Place has great food and staff. A little on the higher end for price but very good food and freindly staff

Thank Michael B
Shelby Township, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thoroughly delightful dinner experience! Great cozy atmosphere with fantastic service that easily accommodates larger parties with reservations (8-10) at round or long tables. The food is incredible yet a bit rich due to the heavy sauces so be prepared to blow your diet here while experiencing several culinary delights. Crabmeat Au Gratin was outstanding... server also made accommodations to offer... More 

Thank HMRoch
Shawnee, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first restaurant where I ate during my weeklong trip to New Orleans and it was an excellent first meal. It was walking distance from my hotel and had great reviews on Yelp - so I gave it a try. Great service and awesome food. I was looking at the other plates of the patrons there and wished... More 

Thank crystalrenaud
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bob Ton Cafe is fantastic! We enjoyed the old style NOLA restaurant. The food and service were top notch. You must try the crawfish bisque. It is rare to find the real thing and this is it! Also, the crabmeat au gratin was amazing!

Thank Melomom12
Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and awesome food. Treated a large group like they were family. Large seafood based menu that offers great fresh taste. Bring your appetite

Thank CommishFriz
New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been to this restaurant in decades! So nice to return. Typical New Orleans restaurant. Casually elegant. We had a variety of dishes - crawfish bisque, An eggplant, Shrimp and crabmeat etouffee. A great salad with a delicious dressing made with creole mustard. We didn't have room for dessert but the only bread pudding I make is using Alzina... More 

Thank GGsMommie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch 1/31 and 2/1. The atmosphere is classical old world New Orleans with outstanding service. Famous NOLA French bread with meal. I had crawfish etouffee one day and bayou jambalaya the next. Good stuff not great but very good. Place is a little pricey be prepared to put down $15-20 for lunch. Good experience the two days I... More 

Thank Randy H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I had lunch at this place it was fine I had the shrimp it was good the house dressing for the salad was good and the bread pudding was fantastic is not a cheap place but I guess is a tradition in New Orleans

Thank Tosa7011R
New Concord, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on Magazine Street. The building has lots of character. Large wine selection. Robust menu. Our waitress Pat was terrific in assisting us with great entree selections. Quality of the food was outstanding. Highly recommend. Note, closed on weekends.

Thank bwwilliams65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish is amazing! Bread pudding is best I've had, great family owned, long time New Orleans restaurant.

Thank Lee Anne O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-3386

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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