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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 good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 21 min
11:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2426
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1 - 10 of 825 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can say it all with one word. Everything here was fantastic. Cafe Bon Ton was recommended by Kevin our bellman at Me Meridian. This place was great from the shrimp remoulade salad to the redfish was outstanding! Our service was great and our waitress...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When My wife and I walked through the front door we were greeted and seated by a hostess who was professional, assertive and friendly. After we were seated, nothing else went too well. Our server was either new, and poorly trained or simply did not...More

Thank Chef_205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner and while the clientele is definitely older, the service and meal was top notch! If you dont have anything else the whiskey bread pudding and bourbon milk punch are a must!

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking to get acquainted with some traditional NOLA cooking during a brief respite from the conference I was attending. Thoroughly enjoyed gumbo, jambalaya and the house cocktail (recipe jealously guarded). The ambience and service are a throwback to how you imagine it would have been...More

Thank Lewis_Ma_48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's so much charm to appreciate in the venue but the food is only average. The service was great - very old world formal- and the space is lovely-feels very local. The shrimp and okra gumbo was tasty but the seafood wasn't outstanding and I...More

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try everything on the menu, - it's all phenomenal! Drink their signature drink and try everything on the menu again. You'll not be disappointed! I will definitely put this on my must visit again list. One of the best meals ever!

Thank summitsvs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stumble upon, pleasant surprise. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. A family serving the best New Orleans food since the early 1900's. Our waiter Matt grew up going to work there with his mother before returning 3 years ago to New Orleans. My...More

Thank bamamom1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Bon Ton on the recommendation of a coworker. We got there late but were welcomed in by the staff. We were promptly seated and our waitress offered drinks and apps. Warm bread arrived shortly after our drinks. Our waitress recommended some speciality dishes, which...More

Thank dbla72
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food here was excellent and the service was second to none. We went on a very rainy night and despite being soaked to the bone, this was one of the better nights in NOLA.

Thank Flemington_Diner
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Without being dramatic, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone with any human sensitivity. I am to this day almost in tears about how my family and I were treated at this restaurant. My wonderful father (I'm biased there) was a regular at this...More

Thank emidthor
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10 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.
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.
31 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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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