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Bon Ton Cafe

401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
+1 504-524-3386
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab au gratin” (56 reviews)
“bread pudding” (101 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well established location, good food, and the bread pudding with the whiskey sauce is to die for. Within walking distance from the convention center hotels or French Quarter.

Thank RobertoCofresi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel recommended this spot, and so we took coworkers out to dinner here. Our server was very patient and sweet while she tried to describe many of the traditional Cajun-Creole dishes to non-natives. So although a first time visit, we felt like we were...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a recommend for us to try seafood on our visit to NOLA and initially the place looked good quality and a table was found for us quickly. However, the waitress was surly, argumentative and rude and the food was only average at best...More

Thank Annaliese B
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We’re back in New Orleans and this is the first restaurant we chose to dine at. We were here a few years ago and loved it so much that we had to come back. The Crawfish Etouffee is fantastic, as always. It’s a simple preparation...More

Thank 215rickp
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We ate here Friday night for dinner. It’s a small place; the wait staff was sufficiently helpful. We ordered the crawfish etoufee, as recommended by several reviews on Trip Advisor. It was not crawfish etoufee, which is a Cajun based stew incorporating crawfish. The dish...More

Thank romans12321
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We had not been to this restaurant for several years. We had a 5 o’clock reservation and as we ate the restaurant gradually had more customers. My wife had the Drum with Oyster topping. Drum is a white meat fish that can be a bit...More

Thank sk20314
Reviewed 20 September 2018

In late August I called numerous New Orleans restaurants and tried to make dinner reservations for a group of 22. Over and over I received the same response, "We do not take reservations". As I began to give up hope I remembered the name of...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful lunch here. Cozy spot but parking not easy. I got the fish of the day which was black drum . They let you have half the fish with crawfish on top and crabmeat on the other half. This was...More

Thank lvsutton
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Was staying down the street for a couple nights and popped in here for turtle soup, gumbo, and soft shell crab alvin. Crabs were outstandingly cooked, as were the brussels sprouts on the side. Worth the price tag and will return.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. We love the food and the decor. I had the very good soft-shell crab and my wife had her regular shrimp salad. The service was good and the prices competitive for New Orleans.

1  Thank French S
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17 November 2018|
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Response from ruthhickox | Reviewed this property |
If you search the web they have a listing of suggestions for Thanksgiving. Good Luck.
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
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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, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 70130-2426
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-3386
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