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“Glad we gave it another try...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bon Ton Restaurant

Bon Ton Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Bon Ton is a local favorite! We offer a variety of entrees including pasta dishes, steaks, and seafood. All of our food is fresh and cooked to order. Please visit our website for up to date and correct menu.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Glad we gave it another try...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Our previous experience at Bon Ton was not a good one. That was nearly four years ago, so we decided to give this spot another shot - we're glad we did. We were only up for appetizers and drinks, so we sat at the bar. Chris, the owner, happened to be tending bar and waited on us. He greeted us promptly and provided great service.

We ordered the salmon and the mushroom appetizers - both were wonderful! Chris also started us off with some fresh bread.

My only disappointment came the following night when we tried to get in for (a full) dinner before the Fourth of July fireworks. We were told it would be about a 45 minute wait. Our fault for not making reservations, so no blame on the Bon Ton. We'll know to make a reservation next time we're in Ouray.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank danish10
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Ouray, Colorado
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We visited the Bon Ton with our extended family (group of 11) for dinner. We made reservations and our table was promptly ready upon arrival. Our waitress was sweet, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. She was incredibly patient with a fussy baby in our group and took great care of us throughout the meal.

The food was delicious and fresh, as usual. I had the lasagna and it was excellent. The creamy Parmesan salad dressing was also a big hit at our table. Save room for dessert because they have scrumptious desserts too! Best place to dine in Ouray!

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1 Thank Ashley U
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Fairfield, Ohio
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Historic setting for a great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Just had dinner at the Bon Ton after a day of rafting. Fabulous meal, impeccable service in the "cellar" of the historic St. Elmo Hotel. We had heard how good it was for the last three days and finally gave in and are we glad we did. My wife had the lasagna which was perfectly prepared with slightly crunchy top layer of past and melted cheese that was delightful. Very nice size portion. Way more than she could eat. She is a finicky salad eater and they executed her requests perfectly. I had one of the best meals I have ever had: the mixed grill. Absolutely perfect filet prepared medium and actually prepared properly, Garlic potatoes resting on a bordelaise sauce expertly prepared and if that wasn't enough three large grilled shrimp marinated in a honey ginger sauce and the grilled perfectly. We really wanted desert as the couple next to us could not stop raving about the tiramisu, but alas we could eat no more. Perfect meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ThePond
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Personalized Group Menu...great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Our motorcycle riding group had our first meal at the Bon Ton. The staff put together a custom menu for our group. it made ordering much easier.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank bajahomeboy
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Denver, CO
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful Scallops in a Delightful Restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary at Bon Ton in Ouray. We read wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to make a reservation at this lovely Italian restaurant. The Bon Ton is located downstairs in the St. Elmo Hotel. It appears the restaurant has outdoor seating, but we chose to sit inside. The ambiance was very nice and provided a great atmosphere for our romantic date. The restaurant is very clean and tastefully decorated. Our waiter came over with menus and told us about the specials of the day. We put in our drink order and took some time to peruse the menu.

The bread and butter arrived at our table fresh out of the oven and hot. The butter was seasoned with delicious herbs and accompanied the bread perfectly. We ordered the Scallop Pot Pie as an appetizer to share. I would describe the pot pie as deconstructed. It wasn't at all what I was expecting, but the scallops were cooked to perfection. With so many wonderful sounding appetizers on the menu I'm not sure that I would order the pot pie a second time. We both ordered the Fet­tuc­cini Verde Alfredo with scallops for our entree. This dish was amazing! The fettuccini was cooked al dente, the sauce was not too heavy, and the scallops were seared to a golden brown on all sides. We both stuffed ourselves and still went home with leftovers. The portion sizes are very generous. Our only disappointment was the fact that we were too full to order one of their delicious desserts.

We will visit Ouray again in the future and I have no doubt that Bon Ton will be on our list of 'must-go-to' restaurants.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank summerchill13
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