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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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Closes in 5 min
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

With a party of four, we were able to order a variety of small plates plus fabulous entrees. I had the Crab Imperial which was delicious and beautiful to behold. The fried oysters were a first for me. I've only had them raw before but...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for the famous bread pudding and wasn't disappointed! The staff was so welcoming and seated us by a window to wait for our dessert. Hubby and I had a delicious Sazerac and beer. Bread pudding a la mode was presented promptly and wow...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service by Renee and Brenda; excellent seafood and Bread pudding with whiskey-yummy! The Rum Ramsey is a must!

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small restaurant, located near Poydras Street is a favorite. It's a family owned and run restaurant and the service is excellent, as are the mixed drinks. The food is always delicious and always too much to eat. Not open on weekends but worth a...More

2  Thank SloopMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to know what we ate in New Orleans first culinary heyday, this is a great spot. I can't tell the difference between there crawfish bisque and my mom's!

2  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This cafe came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint. The food was wonderful! The prices were a bit steep for lunch, but reasonable for dinner. (Same menu) the fried crawfish tails were great!

2  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A couple blocks out of the French Quarter, and worth the extra walk. The Bon Ton is not opened on weekends which will give you an idea of how good it is.....they don't need the extra traffic. If I lived in New Orleans, I would...More

1  Thank 66Gael
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a slightly hidden gem several blocks from the French Quarter near the river. Fairly small, been in business for decades, recommend reservations. The menu is pure traditional New Orleans. Lots of seafood. Recommend the Redfish, turtle soup, and really everything else. Very relaxing...More

2  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This establishment has everything going for it - fabulous food, attentive staff, and a wonderfully charming atmosphere. I also liked the location. While everyone seems to flock to the French Quarter, this is still in a great location just off Canal Street but in the...More

2  Thank Sheri W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Our group (7) met to eat at the Bon Ton. The restaurant has plenty of staff and they are attentive. The food was excellent and the portions were large. The only negative that I have is that it is pricy.

1  Thank johnnybrue
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
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What type of parking is available?
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.
Do they have a children's menu?
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.
Dinner Hours of service
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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