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Bon Ton Restaurant

426 Main Street, at the St. Elmo Hotel, Ouray, CO 81427
970 325 4951
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Ranked #2 of 26 restaurants in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Bon Ton is a local favorite! We offer a variety of entrees including pasta dishes, steaks, and seafood. All of our food is fresh and cooked to order.
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
San Carlos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Bon Ton offers great Italian food and quality table service. The setting is warm and inviting, too. Whether passing through or staying in Ouray, this is the place for a nice dining experience. The Italian dishes are tasty. They use the right amount of ingredients and do not over-salt or over-sauce the dishes, and this is coming from a traveler... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere of the turn of the last century decor in this downstairs bistro is warm and charming. The wait staff efficient, and the menu is extensive. We were delighted to find escargot on the appetizer menu and it was delicious. We dined on the chef's creatively prepared seafood entree' even tho the Italian specialties were tempting. It was such... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate at the Bon Ton the last night in Ouray. It was by far the best experience and food I had ever tasted. I had a pasta dish with fresh pasta in a cream sauce. The shrimp was to die for, it was basted and grilled in a magical sauce. My partner had pork Marcella sauce the meat was... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We got to stay in Ouray for over a week and half. We all visited the Bon ton about 4 times. It is the best place in Ouray to eat. We were glade to see familiar faces ( Chris and Julie). The Hose salad and soup are to die for. I had the beef Wellington cooked perfect. We will be... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our previous experience at Bon Ton was not a good one. That was nearly four years ago, so we decided to give this spot another shot - we're glad we did. We were only up for appetizers and drinks, so we sat at the bar. Chris, the owner, happened to be tending bar and waited on us. He greeted us... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited the Bon Ton with our extended family (group of 11) for dinner. We made reservations and our table was promptly ready upon arrival. Our waitress was sweet, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. She was incredibly patient with a fussy baby in our group and took great care of us throughout the meal. The food was delicious and... More

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Fairfield, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just had dinner at the Bon Ton after a day of rafting. Fabulous meal, impeccable service in the "cellar" of the historic St. Elmo Hotel. We had heard how good it was for the last three days and finally gave in and are we glad we did. My wife had the lasagna which was perfectly prepared with slightly crunchy top... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our motorcycle riding group had our first meal at the Bon Ton. The staff put together a custom menu for our group. it made ordering much easier.

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Denver, CO
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary at Bon Ton in Ouray. We read wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to make a reservation at this lovely Italian restaurant. The Bon Ton is located downstairs in the St. Elmo Hotel. It appears the restaurant has outdoor seating, but we chose to sit inside. The ambiance was very... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary and decided to splurge a little and have dinner at Bon Ton. My husband ordered lasagna and I ordered tortellini carbonara. Quite frankly....both dinners were "OK".... "But, nothing to write home about"! Unfortunately, I could have easily made better as there was nothing special about either dish. Also, my husband... More

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