Bon Ton Cafe

Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Central Business District
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • None
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 73 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Aron H.
    "- Chef John Besh (crab bisque, crawfish bisque, crabmeat au gratin)"(5 Tips)
    Christopher D.
    "You have to try the Crabmeat Au Gratin and the Crawfish Étouffée."(6 Tips)
    "crab au gratin"(3 Tips)
    A J.
    "The Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce is a must try!"(8 Tips)
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41 tips and reviews.

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  • bread pudding
  • crawfish étouffée
  • crab
  • turtle soup
  • gumbo
  • great value
  • Creole food
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • whiskey
  • shrimp
  • homemade food
  • rum
  • whiskey sauce
  • dinner
  • okra
  • local cuisine
  • jambalaya
  • Sherry
  • chefs
  • Jen S.

    Wow. Ribeye with crab gratin. *dies happily*

    Jen S · 2 weeks ago
  • Michal S.

    Great food and great service.

    Michal Slominski · October 2
  • Dan M.

    Crabmeat Au Gratin was pricey but excellent! Buttered Potatoes were O.K. Bread Pudding with rum sauce and butter pecan ice cream was delectable! If I was Catholic, I would be heading to confession.

    Dan M · July 29
  • Stephen S.

    I dropped in this joint for the oft talked about about Rum Ramsey and was not disappointed.

    Stephen Smythe · June 23
  • Sirus O.

    Old school restaurant. Old school decor and service. Go for dinner. Lunch is for people that work not tourists.

    Sirus Orndoff · February 12
  • Gabriel D.

    Great service and atmosphere. Comfort food. Loved it

    Gabriel Dietrich · January 2
  • Juan Carlos C.

    Bread pudding was awesome

    Juan Carlos Carrasquel · November 4, 2014
  • Eric D.

    Cajun classics done right. If you need an introduction to cajun cuisine, this is as good a place to start as any. Étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, the list goes on and on. Great fried catfish too.

    Eric D · November 2, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Bon Ton Cafe as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • foodforfel

    The best meal I had in NOLA. Order anything and everything: the shrimp, crab and okra gumbo, crab au gratin, crawfish étouffée and DEFINITELY the bread pudding a la mode are all winners.

    foodforfel · August 26, 2014
  • jessica c.

    Good onion rings. Crab au gratin is good but sooo rich

    jessica curry · August 24, 2014
  • Lance L.

    Really good étouffée

    Lance Lacoff · August 11, 2014
  • Iffat J.

    Everything is awesome. Totally great for our last dinner in Nola.

    Iffat Jokhio · August 10, 2014
  • Felicia W.

    Everyone recommended the Crabmeat Au Gratin and they were right! So, so good. Unlike anything else I've ever had.

    Felicia Willems · April 1, 2014
  • Amy P.

    Get the bread pudding but be sure you have space for that whiskey it's soaked in ! It's Delish !

    Amy Patel · February 3, 2014
  • Jim J.

    Excellent redfish

    Jim Johnson · January 16, 2014
  • Camille W.

    Check the hours before you go, they close after lunch until 4. Really wanted to@eat here.

    Camille Wiley · January 3, 2014
  • Tiffany Y.

    The bread pudding may be the best in town. Watch out for that whiskey sauce. It's strong!

    Tiffany Yizar · November 15, 2013
  • Peter L.

    Cajun: Bon Ton is an awesome throwback to another generation's restaurant. It's all about the tradition. They won't share the recipe with the diner. They do great dishes the old way.

    Peter Lada · October 23, 2013
  • Kimberly K.

    Bread pudding will change your life.

    Kimberly Kays · October 7, 2013
  • Aron H.

    An old school creole/Cajun restaurant—checkered tablecloths, etc. Been around for 110 years because it's just that good. - Chef John Besh (crab bisque, crawfish bisque, crabmeat au gratin)

    Aron Hegyi · September 26, 2013
  • Rebecca C.

    Fabulous turtle soup and fried catfish!

    Rebecca Chapa · July 20, 2013
  • Stephen S.

    Treat yourself to the crab meat au gratin. You'll think you might as well die and go to Heaven afterwards. It should be on anyone's bucket list. Also the only place you can get a Rum Ramsey.

    Stephen Scarbrough · June 4, 2013
  • Sarah P.

    My favorite crawfish etouffee

    Sarah Phares · May 26, 2013
  • A J.

    The Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce is a must try! The recipe is on the website as well!

    A J · May 6, 2013
  • John E.

    Try the Crawfish Etouffee

    John Ellis · April 24, 2013
  • Jesse J.

    Get the crawfish etouffee. Then check the Wikipedia page for etouffee.

    Jesse Jensen · March 19, 2013
  • Bridget M.

    The crabmeat au gratin is out of this world! Catfish tid bits are stellar too - very lightly battered.

    Bridget M · November 17, 2012
  • Andrew K.

    La Crema Pinot Noir is a real treat!

    Andrew Kemp · September 18, 2012
  • Jonathan G.

    The bread pudding is excellent. Split an order between 2 or 3 people. The whiskey sauce is very strong... get it on the side or substitute the caramel sauce.

    Jonathan Gorbach · August 14, 2012
  • Paul C.

    Best Creole food I had in New Orleans. Great service too. I really liked this place.

    Paul Canterbury · June 16, 2012
  • Christopher D.

    Wow! You have to try the Crabmeat Au Gratin and the Crawfish Étouffée. This is a true taste of New Orleans food.

    Christopher Dyer · April 2, 2012
  • Jim S.


    Jim Stoneham · December 1, 2011
  • Heather G.

    The crawfish bisque is awesome!

    Heather G · November 19, 2011
  • Kevin L.

    This place is awesome! Trust the waitstaff.

    Kevin Lentz · October 26, 2011
  • Dave S.

    Try the crawfish etouffee

    Dave Surgan · October 23, 2011
  • Napoleon B.

    try the turtle soup with sherry

    Napoleon Butic · September 10, 2011
  • Brian V.

    Get the homemade rum special.

    Brian Virgo · May 6, 2011
  • Stacy B.

    Get u some crab au gratin

    Stacy Busking · November 12, 2010
  • Debbie S.

    Food is consistantly good and represents a great cross section of New Orleans cuisine.

    Debbie Shea · January 1, 2010
  • Lotus B.

    If I had friends in for one day, Bon Ton Cafe is where I would bring them for authentically delicious, local cuisine. Unpretentious, down home wait staff with high falutin' & quality food! Read more

    Lotus Blossom · October 28, 2009

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