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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab au gratin” (48 reviews)
“bread pudding” (97 reviews)
“turtle soup” (88 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were referred here by a work colleague. Initially, we had trouble getting service and waited some time before being noticed. We received a free appetizer of catfish and crawfish to make up for it. I had filet and potatoes and bread pudding for dessert....More

Thank Calliope1014
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Someone in our hotel recommended Bon Ton Cafe as a great old school New Orleans restaurant to visit on our first night. We decided to give it a go but hadn't booked a table as we got there reasonably early. When we arrived the owner...More

1  Thank simon s
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

A food channel destination I was curious about. Saw the crab au gratin , and was very good. A bit pricey and would have said excellent if not for several crab shell fragments, its crab, I know, but for $33 it was a minor disappointment...More

Thank backman1021
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We have been here many times over the years, but never did a TA Review. We had a lovely meal at the Bon Ton, the food is always excellent, the service superb and the atmosphere is one of a kind. The Bon Ton takes you...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The food was enjoyed by all. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good place

Thank 1228dw
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We came here for lunch and I ordered jambalaya because it was about the only gluten-free thing on the menu. The salad was outstanding and my main was the best jambalaya I have ever had. Several patrons looked as if they were on their lunch...More

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Had a walk-in lunch at the Bon Ton Cafe. This place is classic old school New Orleans with the red and white table cloths, dark wood paneling and soft lighting. It seemed like half the diners were well known (first name basis). I had a...More

Thank Craigsworld
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Great experience at Bon Ton, as usual. Parking was a nightmare and they don't offer valet so it took 25 minutes to find a spot, especially after getting stuck behind a Second Line walking down Magazine Street. Waitress was kind and always checked up on...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Found this place on TA and decided to try it as it was easy walking distance after a long drive in for a game weekend. Family owned place where owners are there watching over it all. Service was very friendly, and excellent. Food was mostly...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Small Cajun Local Cafe in New Orleans. Many Locals. There is parking next door (3hrs = $12). Red and White table cloths, friendly servers. Not everything on the menu is fried! The price, quality and quantity of food is very good. My turtle soup was...More

Thank Wm S
Central Business District
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might suggest that this area is all about business and
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touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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