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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” (214 reviews)
“crab au gratin” (57 reviews)
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here because I was in the downtown area on business and this was close to my hotel. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but once inside, the décor is everything you'd want to see in a vintage restaurant. It's rather small...More

Thank Leslie_Chi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue was suggested by the manager of our B&B and it was delightful. Beautifully prepared food, quality service, and the most graceful of hosts.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner one evening and it was awesome. The crawfish dinner was everything I was dreaming of when you think of a Cajun dinner. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the service was great. I would definitely come back.

Thank Captain-obv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in the other night with my wife and granddaughter. As someone else noted, this is not your typical FQ tourist trap. This seemed to be a place where locals feel very much at home - very relaxed atmosphere in a 'fine dining' environment. We...More

Thank J. W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. The food never disappoints nor does the service. The crawfish bisque is the best. Soft shell crab is always our first choice but sadly there were none to be had. No matter how stuffed we...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had the famous crab au gratin and was very happy. My favorite was the bread pudding in whiskey sauce.

Thank 594DonnaW
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Canal Street represented (and to some extent still does) the boundary between the French Quarter and the Cajun area ( now CBD). This restaurant is very much Cajun and was a great place to visit. By far the tastiest food we’ve yet had in NoLo....More

Thank sailornipper
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I have been coming to this Restaurant for over 10 years. Always have had great food and friendly efficient service. But our visit on 3-6-18 was different. The food was great but the lady server was awful.1) she was pushy 2) non attentive 3) arrogant....More

Thank Mikesellstrucks
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is fabulous. Everything about it is amazing: the appetizers, the main courses. I had the eggplant étouffée, something I’d never had before and it was delicious! The jambalaya was delightful. And we shared the soft shell crab, another dish I’d never tried. Mmmm....More

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had family members from the area take us to dinner here. I had the shrimp etoufee. Outstanding! Other family members really liked the turtle soup, red fish with oysters, and fried crawfish. The service is seamless. The prices are a little high, but it's...More

Thank mdgal24
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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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Response from VanessaKUSA | Reviewed this property |
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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