Bon Ton Cafe

(504) 524-3386 | View Website

401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA | Directions   70130

29.949608 -90.068077

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, $$$, Cajun & Creole  more

Tags: Fine Dining, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central Business District, French Quarter - CBD

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Bon Ton Cafe

From The Owners of Bon Ton Cafe

New Orleans Oldest Cajun Restaurant

Menu
Turtle Soup Cup, Shrimp and Crab Okra Gumbo Cup, Crawfish Bisque, Bayou Jambalaya, Tidbits of Fried Freshwater Catfish, Alzina's Special Sauce, Fried Crawfish Tails, Alzina's Special Sauce, Salad Bon Ton, Asparagus, on Mixed Greens, Debbie's Salad, Shrimp Remoulade... more

Reviews for Bon Ton Cafe

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

i dream about the food i had – It's been years since my visit to Bon Ton. In 2004 I was in New Orleans for a business trip. I luckily went to Bon Ton early in the trip and had time to go a second time.

The turtle soup, etouffee, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce invade my dreams. I will admit i'm not from New Orleans, rarely get to eat etouffee, never had turtle soup but i lived on bread pudding. I haven't been able to get that meal out of my head all these years. How many meal can you remember eating 7 years later?

I did get to use per diem to pay for my decadence but i believe it would be worth it again and again and again...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Turtle Soup in the World – I love this locally owned and operated restaurant. The turtle soup is a must as is the black drum with charbroiled oysters. Very friendly waitstaff. Never a bad experience.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Just O.K. – Classic New Orleans, good service, decent food. WAY OVERPRICED. I'm born and raised in New Orleans and tried Bon Ton Cafe for lunch for the first time the other day. Unfortunately, I probably won't be back because of the prices. $30 for lunch is a little much, sorry. If the food was great, then I wouldn't mind; but it was just okay.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Decent not great... – Too expensive for the quality of food. The signature drink is good, but the food was underseasoned and the service was slow, even for NOLA. Go to Bourbon House on Iberville instead. Pros: romantic ambience

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Just O.K. – Classic New Orleans, good service, decent food. WAY OVERPRICED. I'm born and raised in New Orleans and tried Bon Ton Cafe for lunch for the first time the other day. Unfortunately, I probably won't be back because of the prices. $30 for lunch is a little much, sorry. If the food was great, then I wouldn't mind; but it was just O.K..

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Just O.K. – Classic New Orleans, good service, decent food. WAY OVERPRICED. I'm born and raised in New Orleans and tried Bon Ton Cafe for lunch for the first time the other day. Unfortunately, I probably won't be back because of the prices. $30 for lunch is a little much, sorry. If the food was great, then I wouldn't mind; but it was just okay.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A tiny take on traditional Cajun in the heart of downtown. – The Scene
Hometowners who know where to get good food and hotel visitors hungry for authentic local dining love this place. Brick walls and cast iron sconces create a uniquely New Orleans atmosphere. The dining room is charmingly small. The staff is professionally attentive.

The Food
Traditional Cajun creations made from the fruits of the bayou. Favorites such as crawfish étouffée, shrimp Creole and crawfish bisque are the dishes that defined this culinary genre. The crawfish dinner is an excellent way to try the many ways Bon Ton cooks this Cajun delicacy. The Bon Ton's rum Ramsey cocktail is an old-time favorite passed down through generations. One sip, and you'll understand why the recipe has remained a secret after all these years. Another closely guarded family recipe is Bon Ton's bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Saving space for this delicious dessert is a tough task but worth the effort.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Outstanding service; magic food. – Last Thursday night I arrive late and in the rain to Cafe Bon Ton. The owner, Wayne Pierce greeted me with a smile and a cozy table. I brushed away the plane flight and rain with their delicious Gumbo. I tried Debbie's Salad with the Bon Ton Salad Dressing that includes Tabasco sauce, horseradish and Creole mustard. The crab chunks from the salad melted into the dressing suprising my weary mouth! I needed to continue work at the hotel so Pat, my lovely waittress, fixed a To Go Bag with Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce and strong coffee with "four creams." In the bag I found a recipe from Alzina Pierce for the salad dressing, the bread pudding and the whiskey sauce.

Please consider yourself blessed to find yourself at this Cafe.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Tradition – This place lives up to its history. It has an old time New Orleans feel to it. I've only been here for lunch, but the food is first rate and the value is even better. Whatever you eat for your meal, you have got to leave room for the bread pudding. It is the best on the planet.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

DrRidder – The Bon Ton was recommended to us by a local who claimed it had the best crawfish ettoufee in town. It was quite good, but a little too much garlic. The shimp ettouffe, however was awesome! We also tried the crab au gratin which is very good, and a fried soft shell crab. I've never had a softshell I didn't like, and this one was good, but not the best I ever ate. Overall this is good place, but you won't eat here on a weekend trip as it is only open M-F. Get there early.

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