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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 good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our two dogs with us so we pulled over to search for best Crawfish Étouffe and that is how we discovered Bon Ton Cafe. We called in two orders and one Bread Pudding. Everything was delicious. The crawfish were plentiful with delicious étouffe...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you would like a delightful traditional meal without a lot of fanfare, this little restaurant is ideal. Open only Monday through Friday, it has a fresh local feel with all servers in white and pretty table cloths. We had two delicious meals there, both...More

Thank Laura525
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is around a 10-minute walk from the French Quarter just west of Canal Street. Set in an 1840’s historic building, the décor provides old-style class and ambience. In fact, most of the staff had 20 plus years of service with their attire ranging...More

Thank DP49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic white table cloth service. Classic Cajun selections. All three of us ate the fried oysters with onion rings. House salad dressing was delicious— based on a creole mustard. Oysters were not too breaded and home made tarter sauce. My father ate here in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far my #1 NOLA Cajun/Louisiana cuisine restaurant. I have eaten here more than any other restaurant in NOLA over the past 7+ years when in town for business - which is often. This really is a piece of history that does not...More

Thank RoverTrex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After getting a recommendation from our concierge, we decided to try Bon Ton. The ambiance was wonderful, and the service was good. The staff here are what I call "lifers", and are experienced and hospitable. We arrived at 1;20, and I was a bit worried...More

Thank DisneyKahuna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since you enter the Bon Ton Cafe you can experience a magical and delicious dinner. Great service by Matt.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressions- Gluten options available, Italian/French cafe décor and atmosphere, welcoming and attentive service, moderately priced Louisiana gulf coast and Cajun inspired cuisine, appropriately priced wine menu with adequate selection available in both bottles and by the glass We arrived for lunch, without a reservation, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been about 15 years since my last visit to New Orleans and during my previous numerous visits I always go to the Bon Ton Cafe which still is a traditional family owned restaurant. I was first introduced to the Bo Ton Cafe by...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is close enough to be convenient but far enough to not be a zoo. The food is excellent, lots of traditional dishes prepared nicely. The building and room are beautiful

Thank Nycdlm
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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.
10 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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