Fodor's Expert Review Bon Ton Café

$$$ CBD and Warehouse District Cajun

Bon Ton's opening in 1953 marked the first appearance of a significant Cajun restaurant in New Orleans, and the now-famed crawfish dishes, gumbo, jambalaya, and oyster omelet continue to draw fans. The bustle in the dining room peaks at lunchtime on weekdays, when businesspeople from nearby offices come in droves for turtle soup, eggplant with a shrimp-and-crab étouffée, and warm, sugary bread pudding with whiskey sauce (it packs a serious punch). If you can sacrifice the afternoon for pleasure, try a Rum Ramsey cocktail. The veteran servers are knowledgeable and fleet-footed.

Cajun Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

401 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130, USA


Known For:
  • Crawfish, gumbo, and turtle soup
  • Rum cocktails
  • Business lunches
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends, Credit cards accepted

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