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401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
504-524-3386
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Ranked #83 of 1,617 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Had a Rum Ramsey cocktail. Definitely worth the hype. The whiskey sauce on the bread pudding is not just whiskey in name! Potent and yummy.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. Open only M-F lunch and dinner. We didn't have much of a wait for three about 8:30pm on a Thursday night. A real, hidden gem, preferred by locals. Small, red/white checkered tablecloths, brick walls, historic, quaint, charming atmosphere. Staff have all been there forever. Excellent drinks at the bar, including... More

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Indiana, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Two managers came over to ask how everything was. Not in an intrusive way, but it made us feel cared about. The shrimp etoufee was delicious. Great ambiance.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Bon Ton is open M-F for lunch and dinner. Debbie and Wayne are wonderful hosts and have been serving wonderful New Orleans fare for many years. You don't have to have reservations but it can't hurt! Get the Oysters Alvin my favorite!!

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We very much enjoyed this historic family run restaurant in the Central Business District, near the French quarter. It is open Monday to Friday and not weekends. It is essential to make reservations during busy season (mid-October to spring) apparently. They specialize in Creole dishes. The service was very good and the ambiance charming.

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Portland Tn
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Another resturant suggested by my son, a previous resident and he was right again. This is a smallish family owned resturant (they were all there tending to customers and the kitchen which was great to see. We went early and I was a little nervous because there were only about a dozen people there but it rapidly filled up. Service... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Bon Ton Cafe is Great New Orleans "local" staple. Good food is expected and they never fail to deliver. My favorite is Friday lunch....be prepared to wait but it is well worth it.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This great restaurant was across the street from our hotel. it is small, but charming. The service staff were clearly experienced and very helpful. I ordered the Red Fish Alzina. It was superb.. My husband tried the crawfish combo that included four different classic crawfish dishes. There was not a drop of food left on our plates. We were too... More

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Reston, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you didn't know better you'll think the place was closed. It feels like an old world Italian "family" restaurant but serves up New Orleans best dishes. Hot baguette wrapped in linen placed on red checked table cloth. Spicy cup of gumbo served by a waitress dressed like Nurse Rachett. Want a little sassiness with your red beans and rice... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very good service and food. Pretty and intimate. Perfect for a date night or group of friends. Great bread pudding!

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Address: 401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-524-3386
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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