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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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11 - 20 of 847 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there for lunch while we couldn't get back to Houston because of Harvey. Friendly caring service with mostly traditional New Orleans cooking. Made you really think you were a regular even though it was the first time my wife and I had been there....More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our "expensive" meal on our business trip. Did not disappoint us. Service was great. Meal was great. But to see a system that took me back to my childhood was strange. Staff was dressed 1960's uniform using 1960's stationary pads to hand write...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves up some very tasty fine Southern cuisine. We had the fried crawfish tails and fried catfish nuggets with some shrimp as an appetizer and I had the turtle soup and crawfish bisque for dinner. The bisque reminded me I f my grandmothers...More

Thank Billy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I selected this restaurant specifically for the Crabmeat Imperial. They were out of anything crabmeat or trout (my second choice). Went with crawfish etouffee & it was only acceptable. I make it better at home...thanks to Emeril.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Our fist meal was here and we came in for a late lunch. Friendly traditional service with good comfort food and signature dishes from this part of the world.

Thank PaulieG
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely, QUIET place with good food. We were so disappointed that they didn't have soft shelled crabs and that was the reason we chose to eat there!! But it's had to find a quiet place so you can talk. Enjoyed it, our waitress...More

1  Thank Judy B
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

On our way to another restaurant that turned out to be to far to walk we stumbled upon this little gem and looking in through the window to see it was very busy we thought we'd give it a try. Good range of food on...More

Thank DOUGAL_London_Uk
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A short walk from the Hyatt I discovered this restaurant that looked very inviting. There was not a menu with prices posted by the door or on the window, which a lot of restaurants in the area do, so I didn’t know what to expect....More

Thank Jeff_C_HP
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

First time at Bon Ton Cafe and entire meal was outstanding. From authentic turtle soup to most decadent red fish with crabmeat ever.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this restaurant by chance and we were definitely not disappointed! I enjoyed the grilled gulf fish with Louisiana shrimp, he enjoyed the crawfish Jambalaya. Our server Renee recommended the creamy cauliflower as a side as well as the Bread...More

Thank Allison B
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
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touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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9 March 2017|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
It was very close to our hotel, so we walked. There is some street parking, public parking lots. and in a pinch you could park in one of the nearby hotel lots/garages. No matter where you park, you will have a terrific meal.
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.
30 August 2015|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
The Bon Ton is open 5 - 9 PM, Monday through Friday. They won't let me put the URL here, but you can find the Web site; it's just bontoncafe.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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