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Bon Ton Cafe

401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #96 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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372 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Carthage, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful dinner at Bon Ton' s tonight. There was just 3 of us, my husband & a work colleague who had both eaten here before & raved about it. The restaurant is cozy and has perfect ambience. Nice beamed ceiling and exposed brick walls. Food was plentiful and very tasty. Catfish bite appetizer delicious. My husband had turtle... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Several blocks off Canal Street in the CBD sits one of the City's most coveted and authentic cajun dining rooms. Coninuing family tradition, Debbie and Wayne Pierce serve local dining connisseurs and a knowing gourmet crowd some of the finest and generously portioned food in town. Their turtle soup is the meatiest and tastiest you will find. After the nutritional... More

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new westminster bc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

On a recommendation from Le Pavillion our group arrived for dinner. The service was excellent as was the food from the soft shelled crab to the steak. A local patron was friendly enough to offer menu favorites, thank you " your honour" we were impressed.

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New Orleans
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Traditional New Orleans food with Bon Ton's usual heaping of crabmeat on everything. Delicious as always. What made this visit exceptional was that we had two Korean engineers with a limited command of English in our party of 6 and that the wait staff were VERY friendly and helpful in finding dishes the engineers would like. They loved the food... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Bon Toms had great service and a great reputation, The food was average but the service was great. The price very fair. The bread pudding was too much whiskey in the sauce. This old favorite has lived too long on their reputation,

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

From the moment we were greeted at the door to the moment our server said hello to the moment when our crawfish appetizer hit the table to the moment when I bit into the perfectly prepared rib eye, our experience at the Bon Ton Cafe was pretty close to perfect. Few cities have as many fine dining options as New... More

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Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great choice for lunch or dinner. Good food, attentive service and casual atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Right from the minute we stepped in the door we had superb service. We were warmly greeted without a reservation and the place was looking very full. The menu was explained very well and Kim Piper helped us with our choices, she even explained what dishes we're being served to other tables. This business has been around for 2 generations... More

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Turtle soup was my Aunt Kate's signature dish, the Bon Ton crushed her, pieces of that wondrous amphibian melded with an onion and tomato base, add a teaspoon or two of the sherry that is provided to explode the flavor. Party of five at table all had different entree all said delicious. Service was excellent at the end of the... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Not had much fresh seafood, but it was excellent. Service was great and the location was great, too.

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