"When people ask where in New Orleans to go for great local seafood,
I want the answer to be Borgne." - Brian Landry, Executive Chef
Chefs John Besh and Brian Landry grew up fishing on Lake Borgne, the epicenter of coastal cuisine in Louisiana.
Their shared passion for Louisiana seafood brought them together to create Borgne, a celebration of coastal Louisiana with a touch of Isleño influence. Borgne will be a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, a CBD lunch spot, a quick bite before the game and a casual setting for a delicious dinner with friends.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 10 pm
Friday-Saturday 11 am - 11 pm
Between Poydras and Girod
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Validated Valet parking with the Hyatt for a $10 flat rate fee
Chef Brian Landry
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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At Borgne, Private Dining is available for social and corporate events whether in our private dining room or in the restaurant. Our private dining room seats 35 people, while the restaurant, available for buy-outs, seats 250 or 300 for your reception.
Borgne Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I decided to go to Borgne ...
My husband and I decided to go to Borgne because it was in the same hotel where he was attending a Seminar. Everything was decent, although we had to wait a long time for our food. There are so many outstanding restaurants in NOLA and this one was fine....not outstanding.
The perfect place to catch dinner before ...
The perfect place to catch dinner before a show at Champions Square! Food was incredible, service was perfect and the bar makes a mean cocktail!
Only draw back is that the space is quite noisy...but you kind of expect that with such a popular place.
The wife and I stopped by Borgne before ...
The wife and I stopped by Borgne before a concert at Champions Square.
The atmostphere was a little loud, but no overly so. The $5 tapas menu was excellent.
We shared the catfish slammer and the flat bread. After eating the tapas, I only wanted a salad. I loved the grilled salad with shrimp. My wife's gumbo was a little spicy for her tastes, but still very good.
Our food was delicious. For me, my perso ...
Our food was delicious. For me, my personal preference for my order, seafood pasta, I would have liked the oysters cooked a little bit more. Although I love oysters, I don't care for them raw. This will not deferr us from eating at Borgne again.
Borgne was a selection for a business di ...
Borgne was a selection for a business dinner and recommended by the hotel. The food was excellent and so was our waiter. Every item screamed New Orleans and you could tell it was prepared by a REAL chef and not just a cook. I recommended Borgne to people all week long. Wonderful place to eat.
I thought the meal was excellent, had 6 ...
I thought the meal was excellent, had 6 people from out of town, raved about the food. However, the place was a busy but the service was poor. The waitress seemed totally disinterested in serving us. Had to call her over several times to get drink orders, had to ask for bread, 8 people at the table was able to basically beg for one small loaf. Very slow in taking our orders, apps seemed to arrive in reasonable time, but entrees were a bit slow.
Service is part of the meal, we would have given our experience 5 stars but the service held us back and it appears that the wait staff could use some training.
We love Borgne and have dined there many ...
We love Borgne and have dined there many times. The food and service are consistently good. We have celebrated a couple of family birthdays there and also gathered with friends for a casual get together. We are never disappointed!
The restaurant and the food were excelle ...
The restaurant and the food were excellent. We experienced a parking lot problem. We waited almost 90 minutes in line on the 5th floor of the parking garage to exit the garage. The Hyatt knew they had booked some wedding related group in one of their conference rooms the night we dined at Borgne but there were no provisions made for clearing out a group that would obviously be leaving at the same time. Pre-selling parking for the evening as if there were a Saints or Pelicans game would have eliminated the horrific garage back- up. Having all three exit bays opened would have helped. Only two bays were open. If the valet hotel entrance had not been blocked by cars and taxis we would have parked valet. We could not enter there. If someone at the restaurant had alerted us to a potential exit problem we could have made other parking plans. I do not foresee a return visit to Borgne due to the parking fiasco. There are so many other restaurants where parking is available just outside of the restaurant that we need not return to Borgne. The Hyatt must accept at least partial blame for extremely poor planning . Claiming no association with the parking garage is no excuse for their poor planning or lack of coordination on the part of the hotel to avoid the fiasco that we were forced to endure in that miserable parking garage.
Did not live up to the hype.
Having been recommended by friends and generally well-reviewed, we were hoping for much more from this John Besh seafood spot. Unfortunately, we were underwhelmed. Cocktails were great and the warm bread with fennel seeds served immediately was top notch. So, we looked forward to the starters. Duck poppers, a popular Borgne signature starter, were little more than typical wedding-style passed bacon-wrapped hors d'oeuvres. The Pepper Jelly Turkey Necks were a great value, but lacked pop - a bit under-seasoned, strange for a crab-boiled, pepper-jellied item! Bland grilled octopus marred a delicious black-eyed pea/olive base. Black Drum with tasteless crabmeat was overcooked and sadly overpowered by brown butter and pecans. But for a couple of misses, the highlight of the evening could have been the grilled romaine heart with fried oysters. The oysters were fresh, tangy, and perfectly fried. But the ham chips were bland, the romaine under-grilled, and the garlic/white anchovy dressing revealed one lone anchovy. The check for three exceeded $180.00 with only one drink per person.
Perhaps this was an off night, but for us, all in all, the under-seasoning, uneven cooking, and imperfect ingredients added up to a fair meal, not worth the price tag in a city where fabulous food abounds.
You cannot go wrong with Borgne...
Absolutely fabulous! Dined with my husband and eleven year old daughter. We have dined at Borgne many times. It has always been a culinary delight. My husband's favorite in the past was the garlic shrimp. It is no longer on the menu. However, we inquired about it specifically with our server. To our surprise, David appeared from the kitchen to discuss that request. To my husband's delight, David made the garlic shrimp just for him and it was even better than the original!! My husband had his own personal chef!! Great experience all around. Thanks David for going the extra mile to make our meal special!!
Another Besh's winner!
We've been to 4 Besh's places, and each is unique, with the common elements of excellent food, great service, value, and fun. The drum and stuffed flounder were well-prepared, cooked properly, and tasted great. We also visited Willa Jean the next morning for breakfast, a low-key winner in its own right. We're going to get to each of his places somehow.
We went for an anniversary dinner and we ...
We went for an anniversary dinner and we were pleasantly surprised that it was as good for a restaurant in a hotel. But Chef John Besh wouldn't disappoint. We both had excellent fish dishes mine was cooked in a paper bag type preparation. It was very good. And for dessert we had a key lime ice box pie. Also very good. We did make it in time for the end of happy hour so our first 2 glasses of wine were half off!
Favorite Besh restaurant
Menu is very inventive without being too far out there. Went with friends and we couldn't decide on apps so we just ordered 1 of everything and shared. The duck poppers were the best! Ordered frog legs for dinner and also tried a bite of everyone's food and, per usual, Borgne did not disappoint.
Didn't live up to expectations
We expected more based on the reputation of it being a John Besh restaurant. It just didn't deliver. We had a bad feeling from the get go when we walked in at 7PM on a Friday evening for our reserved time and saw the restaurant almost empty. We both ordered the black drum fish and found it uninspired and mostly bland. The deconstructed key lime desert failed to redeem the meal as the "filling" was mostly a frothy foam. Our server was inattentive and had an air of disinterest the entire time we were there. His answer to our question of "how's the black drum" was, "if you like drum, it's good". Our check came to over $150 for my wife and I and we both commented about how overpriced it truly was. The best thing I had there was the Pimm's Cup Cocktail I ordered. It was well mixed and balanced and served in a nice stainless steel mug. I wish we had stuck to drinks and gone elsewhere to dine. By contrast, we had dined earlier in the week at Luke, another Besh restaurant. Though we only had lunch, it was very good and we left fully satisfied and ready for a return visit. Too bad Borgne didn't carry over the Besh magic we had experienced at Luke.
Nice surprise! Family of 5 on a holiday ...
Nice surprise! Family of 5 on a holiday Saturday in New Orleans the options were thin. Took a shot on Borgne based on John Besh's other restaurants. (Had we not gone to his other hotel based locations, we wouldn't have considered a Hyatt restaurant in NOLA.). We loved it. Crawfish and dumplings, flank steak, pasta w shrimp and salads were all very good. The kids loved the look and feel of the place. It was a little loud with big groups but it felt like a bustling city restaurant should. We will be back.
Borgne was okay but not one of those res ...
Borgne was okay but not one of those restaurants I would consider going back to in New Orleans. Clean environment, hard plastic chairs. Disappointing wine list. Food quality good - the oysters on the half shell were the best. The other appetizers and dinner meals were average.
If you go to Borgne, you must try the Em ...
If you go to Borgne, you must try the Empanadas....they were AMAZING! Service was excellent. I was a little surprised that this restaurant was inside a hotel, but the decor and ambiance was a fit. I wouldn't come here on a romantic date, but for a nice casual dinner with friends, it was perfect.
food mixed, terrible accoustics
One dish was great trout with butter and pecan. The whole stuffed flounder was over cooked and dried out. Stuffing was just laid on top of fish. Crawfish bisque had three tiny crawfish and no stuffed head. Way overpriced and disappointment.
Would not return.
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