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“Delicious and great atmosphere”
Review of Bon Temps Cafe

Bon Temps Cafe
Ranked #6 of 697 Restaurants in Saskatoon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The second I walked into Bon Temps Cafe, I had high hopes. Many of the newer restaurants I've tried lately have been underwhelming in the character of the decor. Being a Louisiana style restaurant, though, I had hoped they captured the flair of bayou culture. And wasn't disappointed.

We were seated in the lounge area at the back. Despite the busy lunch rush, at no point did it get too loud for my colleague and I to chat. The tables are a bit narrow to sit across from one another (so if you have a large group, I'd recommend the restaurant section), but we staggered ourselves and had plenty of room.

Our waitress, who was also the bartender, was prompt and friendly – just attentive enough that we didn't feel abandoned, but never interrupted unnecessarily.

My friend and I both ordered Po Boys – he chose the beef, and I went all out with the "Peacemaker". The Po Boys aren't served with a side (although you can order one for an extra charge), but we didn't need them. These sandwiches are huge and filling (and I'm generally a big eater). And the prices were very affordable.

Lunch took a little while coming out (which is forgivable, particularly for a new place), but we had no trouble ordering, eating and having a drink in an hour without feeling rushed to get back to the office.

Overall, this was one of the biggest positive surprises I've had at a new restaurant in the city in ages. Great atmosphere, great food and great prices. Who could ask for more?

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Thank Drew S
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

The food here was absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere is both warm and modern. Service is frfriendly and efficient. An amazing restaurant... did I mention the food was amazing?! Best meal I've had in a long time! Highly recommend the blackened chicken sandwich.

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Thank jptherockstar
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

La famiglia Italiana were in Saskatoon to celebrate a family occasion, and we were excited to share some of our new and exciting restaurants - enter the new Bon Temps Cafe.

Knowing that the owners were the masterminds of the fabulously popular tropics of Americas favourite cuisine in Saskatoon, Los Palapas Resort Grill, we expected no less. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is lively and fun; decor and friendly service support the experience. Food is true to its origin. IBS sufferers - caution should prevail!

One recommendation I would offer to the restauranteurs, is to provide at least one or two healthier options for health conscious patrons! Saying this .... I loved every morsel!

Loved our time there. Our guests had a great time. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but well worth it! For visitors from out of town and staying at a downtown hotel property, it is an easy walk from the main hotels.

If the crowd is any indication of the popularity of this new restaurant in Saskatoon - it is, undoubtedly, another big hit! I'll be back with friends and family.

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Thank msfirefly007
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

My wife and I recently dined at the Bon Temps Cafe, which recently opened in Saskatoon. They specialize in Louisiana and New Orleans cuisine, and have a nicely unified theme with their menu offerings and decor all working together to create a unique and somewhat upscale New Orleans vibe. The term "Cafe" can imply a small coffee shop-type diner, but the Bon Temps is definitely more than that. The ceiling appears to be brass or copper moldings, the tables oiled natural wood, and the bar at the back has a neat foot railing which adds to the ambience and impression of quality and attention to detail. There are large metal sculptures on the wall, including a large crawfish, and at the back a "skeleton" band of musicians. The restaurant features live entertainment on weekends, and also special music events. Now on to the food.

After many minutes perusing the wide range of interesting choices on the menu, I opted for the Bourbon Chicken, while my wife went for the Pon Pon Chicken (stuffed with shrimp and crab). We both chose the jumbalaya vegetables as the side. While we were waiting, we enjoyed a couple of drinks; my wife was pleased with her Ceasar (she is quite picky about her Ceasars), and I enjoyed an Original 16. I was very pleased with my plate, and the chicken was delicious, and well done, as requested. It was thoroughly marinated, and glazed with almond butter. I would definitely order the Bourbon Chicken again. The jumbalaya veggies were okay, but needed a bit of spice; thankfully, there were several flavours of Tobasco sauce on the table, and I chose the mild green version which added greatly to the veggie flavour. The plates were supposed to have come with a biscone, and after I pointed this out to the waiter, he quickly brought them with apologies. My wife thought that her stuffed Pon Pon Chicken was on the dry side, and when we come again, she will no doubt order something else. The servings we had were ample, and while they have a range of desserts, we quit while we were still ahead and left quite satisfied. Our only suggestion would be to ramp up the spice and flavour, since New Orleans, Cajun, and Louisiana fare have a reputation for this and people come with this expectation.

The Bon Temps is a welcome addition to the range of choices in Saskatoon dining, and we look forward to exploring some of the other menu options. We particularly appreciate the inclusion of live entertainment, which adds significantly to the ambience and appeal of this restaurant.
As they say in New Orleans, "Who dat say dey gonna beat da Bon Temps Cafe?

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Thank Banjo2060
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