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"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.
New Orleans, LA 70113
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
2nd time going before a Saints Home game. 1st time no reservations and had to stand at the bar to eat but since only apps and drinks it worked. Perfect location near the Superdome & city. Shrimp toast nice and crispy with a delish sauce on top for dipping if desired. 2nd visit we made 9:30am reserv. Great table, good cowd, great energy & barley a hint of fun music in background that, for me, could have been a little louder! We split the breakfast sandwich - eggs, sausage on french with a side order of thin crunchy french fries. Waiter friendly, knowledgable and the silverware shiny clean - important for us OCD people! If you’re staying in the Hyatt or just in the area-
Borgne is a definite!
Well executed dishes and knowledgeable staff. Try the turkey necks...really. Excellent seafood as expected.
Only complaint is that communication could have been better from wait staff. We asked for multiple things twice but that might be because my party is impatient and not accustomed to a southern pace.
Wow, what a disappointment this was. We were staying across the street from Luke and had such wonderful experiences that we couldn't wait to try Borgne. It was terrible. The atmosphere is cafeteria like. I could get past that if the food and service had been good. Nope. We had a variety of things, chopped salad, and grilled Romaine. The person who delivered the food ( not our server) gave the wrong dish to the wrong people. When I questioned that the grilled romaine didn't look like a chopped salad I got a rather curt reply. Upon reflection or discussion the person returned picked the dishes up from the people who they had placed in front of and exchanged them. No apology or explanation. the fish in the bag was the most successful entree. the burger (sent fries back they were cold), Pirogue (not fresh and appetizing) and Stuffed Flounder (lot's of bones) were all met with two thumbs down. For this kind of money they need to do better. I say skip this place and go to Luke!
Everything about Borgne was perfect. I'm particularly critical when I go out to eat but this was the most perfect meal I've had outside of Commander's Palace. Our waitress Katie was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. She recommended a killer wine which fit what I asked for perfectly. Request her when you go! She will take such great care of you. All of the food was great. It was fresh, flavorful, and so very delicious. Good portions and good prices. The timing of the food was excellent. Not too quickly but we never felt like we were waiting on anything. And the restaurant wasn't cold or too noisy. This is a big deal because lots of restaurants, especially in New Orleans, blast the AC which is awful. Like everything could be wonderful but you're too miserably cold to enjoy anything. This was not the case here. It was the perfect temperature and the perfect noise level. I can't wait to come back. This is the first time I've ever feel in love with a restaurant.
The food is usually consistently good. This particular night however, everything seemed rushed. The seafood platter had really no flavor and the usually DIVINE shrimp toast was soggy and Luke warm. We go there frequently and love it, so maybe it was just an off night.
If I could I would give it ten stars!!!!Happy Hour was awesome. We loved the food so much that it was our first dinner of a three day trip to New Orleans and our last meal.Brooks the bartender was knowledgeable on both the food and drink.Will Barr the manager was also wonderful. From taking care of our order to setting up a brunch reservation for us. Both Will and Brooks were also great on explaining the local places to visit and the food to try.They both helped to make our first trip to New Orleans a memorable one.
Very accommodating , 3 of our party of 4 were a little late for our reservation but they allowed me to sit at the table since they were on their way. I ordered our drinks while I waited and the waiter was very nice. It was very crowded due to the U2 concert at the Superdome but I think the staff handled the crowd very well. We did have to wait a little longer for our second drink since the bar area was very crowded. I've always had a great experience at Borgne before concerts. Only complaint is that they do not have a happy hour during concerts.
The food was way overpriced for the size of the portions! We had the fish in a bag, which was dry and bland. $28 for about 3-4 oz of fish. Also had the ceviche - it was good, but was so tiny it could fit into a child's hand - $15. The gnocchi consisted of 3 pieces. Finally, we had the chopped salad with oysters. It had 1/2 an egg, 1 okra (sliced in half) a couple of cherry tomatoes and a small portion of lettuce. Ridiculously small for the price.
This was such a disappointment, because I love John Besh. New Orleans is about abundance, and although I didn't want huge portions, they could have spared the other half of the egg and more veggies.
First time, but definitely not our last! The bar has a great selection of local, canned craft beers and the bartenders were attentive and friendly. The server at our table was also very good and knowledgeable about the menu. The shrimp toast & duck poppers were wonderful!
Our party of four enjoyed an excellent dinner at Borgne. Every dish tasted fresh and was thoughtfully seasoned. Three started by sharing duck poppers and broiled oysters, then ordered a second serving of oysters - be sure to sop up the delicious butter with their French bread! I enjoyed the yellow tomato gazpacho - refreshing and flavorful. All of our entrees could not have been better - black drum generously topped with crab and pecans, fried soft shell crab balanced with a light Asian slaw, and angel-hair pasta with crab. We usually skip dessert, but everything had been so delicious that we indulged - two sharing the deconstructed key lime pie and two the banana cake. The pie was refreshing, light and deliciously limey. The best part about the banana cake was the caramel - the cake itself was rather dry and bland. Service was relaxed, so we were able to enjoy our dinner without feeling rushed. Our waiter knew the menu well, so was able to answer our questions and make recommendations. The restaurant was spacious and open so conversation was easier than we've experienced at other area restaurants. I've been to many excellent restaurants in New Orleans, and I will definitely return to and recommend Borgne.
This last visit to Borgne was disappointing. We went for a back to school dinner (7 of us) and the food was OFF, and everyone felt the same - meh. Way too pricey for just ok. We have been here many times and typically enjoy it very much. Hopefully it was just an off night, but consistency is king.
The hostess was very accommodating when I asked for as private a table as possible to have a business conversation. The server provided great customer service while I waited for my business associate who was running late. The romaine salad, fried oysters, and duck & andouille sausage were all outstanding and of the quality one expects at a JB restaurant. Thank you for another lovely experience.
Delicious seafood, divine deserts, great drinks. We brought our 8 year old son and 14 year old niece, and they cleaned their plates. The fish in a bag was perfectly cooked and th whole red snapper was delicious. My son ordered 3 deserts for the table, and they were all delicious and unique. Great seafood, and great waiter.
Great food of course - but this still very NOLA restaurant is different. The focus is purely the seafood itself, with Besh brave enough to feel no pressure to link up or reference to "traditional" meals in this city
Totally fresh and wonderful flavors yet very simple at times make for a fulfilling yet not at all overwhelming dinning experience
Great bar scene also!
We chose Borgne because it was the hotel restaurant where we were staying and needed a meal before a James Taylor concert more or less next door.
We expected it to be good, it was great. From raw oysters to small plates and the wonderful catch of the day... black drum with pecans and lump crab meat. Perfect!
It is also the hotel bar so it was loud. Also, for a Thursday at 5:30 pm, very busy. Very glad we made reservations well in advance. New Orleans is full of wonderful places to eat... here is another one.
Great service. My husband is hard of hearing. Even With hearing aids in a restaurant that has poor acoustics he has a hard time communicating during our meal. We were seated close to the bar and noise level was over the top. The matri de escorted to a quiet table for 2 in a corner. He checked on us several times during our meal. Highly recommend
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