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Bon Ton Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My parents took my sister and I to the Bon Ton 42 years earlier and it was a favorite place for my father to treat my sister and her college friends years ago. My dad's been gone a long time but my 91 year old mom wanted to revisit the place and good memories from the past. They don't take... More 

Thank anntalia
The Woodlands, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Started with the house run drink- almost like a margarita made with rum. It was excellent and I would definitely order it again. The main course of crawfish 4 ways was a great choice and the crawfish were cooked perfectly throughout. Skip the bourbon Bread pudding- the sauce tasted like eating straight bourbon.

Thank MissingATX
Hoboken, New Jersey
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow. If you are looking for a classic Traditional taste of New Orleans then look no further. The recipes are humble and respectful of authentic traditional Louisiana French Cajun food. If the fact that the food is amazing isn't enough well the service is even better. I was in there when ever table was full and they were on a... More 

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Riverside, California
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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delighted to find that they could rustle up a very tasty vegetarian jambalaya, good to the last bite. A wonderful warm atmosphere, with friendly service. Plenty of guests there, which was also a good sign. Highly recommended.

Thank TCKtraveler8
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was high on my list this visit and I'm glad we made it. We split a jambalaya appetizer, I had a mix of crab meat imperial and crab au gratin. Husband had etouffe. Everything was excellent and I would recommend it!

1 Thank aeb317
Largo, Florida
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411 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bon Ton Cafe is one of those places that has been around forever, always doing a good job. Places like this seem to run on the maxim “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. There’s really nothing to fix here. At the same time, Bon Mot isn’t going to set the culinary world on fire. We had made a reservation... More 

Thank Keith B
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for many years and it is consistently good, but this time it surpassed our expectations. This is one of the only places where you can get true crawfish bisque and it is excellent. We lucked out and had soft shell crabs this time ... (they set some aside for us because they run... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Del Mar, California
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587 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a recommendation and were not disappointed. The food is classic New Orleans cuisine and they serve nice size portions. We really enjoyed the crawfish etouffee and jambalaya, both were very good. The restaurant was very busy at lunchtime when we were there with a lot of local business type patrons. The service was good, friendly and... More 

Thank Michael D
Saint Amant, Louisiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Bon Ton on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. After being seated, we waited an inordinate amount of time before seeing a waitress. In retrospect, we should have left because things went downhill from there. The waitress was rude, confrontational...almost creepy. She gave us menus and immediately asked "do you know what you want?". She never did tell... More 

1 Thank LSUEngineer
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208 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting the Bon Ton; it is such a classic New Orleans restaurant with great menu choices; very popular with locals; great daily specials

Thank covingtonLouisiana

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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