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Bon Ton Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-524-3386
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed; food was very salty, 2 entrees. Notified staff, did not offer any type of resolution. $20 - $30 plus an entree expectations were not met.

Thank nateliegh
New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Warm friendly staff, great seafood, casual ambience. Happy crowd but you can have a normal conversation at your table. Just outside the French Quarter which makes parking a breeze.

Thank Okemo
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Crab au gratin was very good - rich and creamy - but pricey for a simple bowl. I would go back to try something else but would not order Crab au gratin again. My friend looked forward to the bread pudding with whiskey sauce and enjoyed it. It was more like a large slice of cake rather than course bread... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visited our last trip to New Orleans and had to return. The crab au gratin is worth the trip, I had to try it ever since chef John Besh mentioned it on the show "Best Thing I Ever Ate". You have to try the bread pudding with whiskey sauce for desert. It's out of this world. Have a rum Ramsey... More 

Thank Redgrant
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here after recommendations from several friends and family members. I had the crawfish dinner, it was a sampling of 4 dishes and it was very good and flavorful. I recommend the Rum Ramsey, it is an excellent signature cocktail. Dessert was the bread pudding and it was a excellent as well. You can't go wrong with Bon Ton.

Thank travelingcinsumer
Syracuse, New York
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. A little pricey but comparable to what you would expect at a nice steak house or Italian restaurant. In the middle of the business district so easy to get to after meetings. The food is delicious but service varies depending on your waiter. The tables near me got a run down of specials and favorites while my... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times. I have always had different fish dishes that were fabulous, with a cajun flare.

Thank snubagator3
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We wanted our last night in NO to be memorable. Our experience here was a mixed bag. It stared great with the catfish appetizer. My redfish Bon Ton was good BUT my wife's red fish with lemon butter was COLD.She sent it back. The brussel sprouts which came with the dishes were too salty to eat. We highly recommend the... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We decided to eat here as it was close to our hotel within walking distance. We were wonderfully surprised as we opened the door. It has all the charm of the French Quarter. The staff was extremely helpful and kind in explaining the dishes and the drinks to us. We were waited on extremely well and thrilled that we came... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

On a whim we decided to have dinner here. No wait to be seated and really attentive and nice waitstaff. The food was perfectly prepared and you MUST save room for the bread pudding. Killer!

Thank Lover_of_Oxford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-3386

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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