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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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“bon bon” (215 reviews)
“crab au gratin” (57 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed yesterday

This is by far the best jambalaya in NO. Great service too. Not a huge place, reservation is highly recommended.

Thank Walter T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first meal in New Orleans and my wife and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. Only open Monday through Friday, we were expecting a wait on the Monday evening we went. We were able to make reservations and were...More

Thank Aaron J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always look for different places to eat when traveling. With 12 people in our group this place had something for everyone. I had the grilled fresh fish with butter sauce and cauliflower as a side. My meal was fantastic. Best service as well.

Thank Lea L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of a local, (who joined us for dinner), and were super disappointed. Ambiance is a little stuffy and dark. We were definitely squeezed in tight, it was difficult to get in and out of our seats. I ordered the eggplant,...More

Thank Cora C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best food I had while in NOLA; prices were comparable to other places, but the service was outstanding.

Thank richardallen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This New Orleans classic has been around for ages - use (and may still be) the hangout for the coffee industry back in the day for lunch. They are not open on weekends so if you plan on dining there check their hours. Also, highly...More

Thank Jo Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best dish may be the crab/cheese/artichoke dish entree. Even tho it's not on the menu, it's also avail as an appetizer even tho that's not on the menu The turtle soup is fabulous Ditto the huge desserts :-)

Thank NOLAeverywhere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bon Ton café is a charming restaurant with friendly waitstaff with a menu with many New Orleans mainstays. In particular, the redfish, crab au gratin and bread pudding were fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband ordered the Etouffee and I had the fish special. The Etouffee was solid in taste, the sheer number of crawfish is what put this at a five. The fish special (I believe Red Fish) with a crab meat topper was amazing! The sides...More

Thank B H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

So we decided to try this restaurant and my first impression of it was the interior smelled like a mixture of a dirty diaper and a dumpster. Not good. It appeared that the table service as trying to be on top of things. I felt...More

3  Thank NYJUDE
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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
29 March 2016|
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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