"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
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Validated Valet parking with the Hyatt for a $10 flat rate fee
Chef Brian Landry
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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
It is very loud, but it is to be expecte ...
It is very loud, but it is to be expected especially on Sundays of Saints' home game. It is a great meeting place for friends and/or family to share good food and drinks. Reservations through open table are a breeze. The Char-broiled oysters are very good. The catfish sliders are excellent. The combination makes a good pregame meal. The service and food are worth the trip.
Talk about being overwhelmed ! We arrive ...
Talk about being overwhelmed ! We arrived for dinner intending on a light seafood dinner the night before Thanksgiving and were propelled into a tasting menu of the restaurants delectable offerings. This was not our intention, but the will of management, service and Chef Landry. Serendipity can be a beautiful thing ! An array of the finest appetizers on the menu were delivered to the table by the most personable and professional sever(Terrica) to our surprise. Nothing disappointed. The empanadas were delicious with 3 day braised pick stuffing, spicy charcoal oysters were tasty, octopus tender and seasoned perfectly, duck poppers wrapped in bacon(oh my),yet the star was the turkey necks which tasted like turkey candy, Entrees included Fish in a bag and crab/shrimp stuffed flounder were both phenomenal. Owner John Besh has a 5 Diamond operation here and should be commended for putting all these people together in one spot. What a wonderful prelude to Thanksgiving, which is all about giving thanks for the things we have.and the generosity of others who were total strangers coming in and friends going out !
This is a must on your culinary journey in NOLA !
Many blessings to all at Borgne !
We went to Borgne on the recommendation ...
We went to Borgne on the recommendation from a friend after a long day touring the French Quarter. We arrived early enough to take advantage of the five dollar small plates. The baby octopus was tender, rabbit ragu was savory and delicious, oysters on the half shell perfect. We were pleased with the selection of beers on tap. Service was quick and very attentive. Jenna was wonderful. We will be back!
Brunch: 3 people, we were advised by ano ...
Brunch: 3 people, we were advised by another review to have dessert first, so had the keylime with black rum ice cream and goat cheesecake, both were excellent. Our main was fish in a bag, I nice sized portion of mahi mahi, cooked perfectly, wonderful spice mix. The grilled fish sandwich was perfect too. Plus we had room for the peanut butter semifreddo (not as tasty as the first two desserts... but we are biased).
My favorite of all I ordered was the Rag ...
My favorite of all I ordered was the Ragout of Louisiana Rabbit with Orecchiette Pasta from the Happy Hour Menu! It was so delicious and flavorful. My drink of choice was the carafe of Red Sangria, also on the Happy Hour Menu for $7. I was eating alone, but it was cheaper than a glass, so I have 3! I ordered the Broiled Oysters, which I felt were a bit too greasy. They were delicious, but half a dozen by myself with that much butter was too much. I also ordered their signature Black Drum fish, which I found to be just OK, but not amazing, as I expected. Overall the food was great, I would love to go back and try more stuff.
Great place and great food! Duck popper ...
Great place and great food! Duck poppers, shrimp toast, broiled oysters, catfish sliders, shrimp poboy, oyster BLT and drum --all delicious!! Children's grilled cheese and fried shrimp were also "not your average" kids' meals!!!!!
The salad was very good especially with ...
The salad was very good especially with the fried oysters. The tastes mingled well. The salad was not over dressed. The hanger steak was very good with a mushroom sauce that was very good. The sauce on the green beans were excellent, cooked just right. Not over done or under done sauced with a butter sauce that if put Ina shingle would make it taste good. I rate it 4.5. I recommend this restaurant.
The food was delicious. Appetizer portio ...
The food was delicious. Appetizer portions though were tiny for sharing even compared to other similar caliber restaurants. The table size was ridiculous though. That should have been a 2 person table, not 4. And seating 4 at it was not an anomaly it appears. The chairs were also very uncomfortable. They were a better fit for a parish meeting hall than a nice restaurant. The noise was tolerable for a restaurant that described itself as casual.
We had a spectacular experience at Borgn ...
We had a spectacular experience at Borgne. We were a large party of 11 and they did an excellent job supporting our needs. The winner though is the food. Some of the freshest seafood options I have ever had, especially the stuffed flounder. This turned out to be one memorable occasion for our vacation.
Our waiter was fantastic!! He catered to ...
Our waiter was fantastic!! He catered to our every needs and offered great suggestions. We started off with the gulf raw oysters and they were the perfect eating size. We ordered the fish in a back which was sheepshead. Our fish was not completely cooked and when we told our waiter he took it back and within 2 minutes another was put on our table. Our wine was fabulous and the dessert key lime pie was delicious. I will definitely be back.
Borgne has the best Happy Hour in the ci ...
Borgne has the best Happy Hour in the city! Hands down! I took 3 of my friends for the first time before the SIA concert. The apps and drink specials are such a great value! My friends were so impressed with the quality of everything. I always recommend Borgne before any events like Saints games or concerts, because the specials and location are so convenient! It can't be beat!
Probably my 40th time here. Never, never ...
Probably my 40th time here. Never, never had bad service or even a mediocre meal. I work across the street. Many of my co workers eat here for lunch. It's also a great place to grab a meal prior to an event. I bring clients here. I bring friends, etc. My wife and I consider it our go to place prior to Pelican games. We've had all of the long time regular things on the menu. And they certainly rotate and provide specials. Don't know anyone who has ever said bad things. It's not quiet, so don't expect it to be. It's not fancy. No need to get all dressed up. You will be out of place (excepting the business people at lunch). I highly recommend.
Absolutely Delicious! My husband and I h ...
Absolutely Delicious! My husband and I had a Friday lunch date without our toddler, which does not happen often. We got to enjoy the Festival Lemonade as our cocktail. I highly recommend the Duck Poppers and Shrimp Toast for appetizers-loaded with flavor. The service was also great, no complaints. Looking forward to going back to taste the rest of the menu.
I have been here many times now. The Duc ...
I have been here many times now. The Duck Poppers are to die for. The food is always interesting and unique. I find the waiters are not what they used to be. Not bad service. Just not that extra level you expect from a John Besh restaurant.
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