Bon Ton Cafe

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2426

Ok wow, so I believe I was duped. No, no not about the True Blood name similarity. I believe I was tricked by inflated reviews on yelp for this place. Even the website was misleading. I thought this place would be uber fancy but it kinda seemed like a cozy restaurant with jacked up prices. I definitely don’t think the tiny portions for ok food was worth the prices they were asking for. I was quite disappointed with service as well. I ordered the half-half crabmeat dish, and when I realized I was getting full after finishing off half of my dish I asked for them to pack up the other half. To my surprise, when I got home, the remainder of my dish was barely 2 spoonfuls. I had heard rumors about restaurants that take your dish to the back and only pack a portion of it to go. I was pretty sad by this. Also, my friend had specifically said she did not want her leftovers to go and they brought it out for her in a bag anyways.

So the hyped up dish was the crabmeat au gratin which was mentioned on the Food Network as one of the best cheesey dishes ever. I was quite excited for this but I also wanted to give the crabmeat imperial (cooked w lemon juice and garlic) a whirl. The crabmeat au gratin was mostly just cheese, you couldn’t taste anything else. And the crabmeat imperial,on the other hand, was bursting with crabmeat flavor. Which was why I was really sad to find such small portions compared to what I had left on my plate.

Yelp reviewers also led me to believe that the bread pudding with whiskey sauce would be out of this world. The bread pudding with pecan ice cream was delicious but ruined by the bitterness of the whiskey that drowned the plate. Shame on you, yelp.

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About julia521

I'm a food aficionado with an interest in photography. Most of my restaurants will be in New Orleans as I will be here over the next few years. Every now and then you will see a post from Boston or Philadelphia too!
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One Response to Bon Ton Cafe

  1. Carlin says:

    Crabmeat au gratin can be one of the best things everrrr. If you want to try it again elsewhere, I recommend Tommy’s. They have great food, and excellent crabmeat au gratin 🙂

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