New Orleans, LA 70113
"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
Food was good... service was good.... ambiance was loud... desert was the most memorable part of the evening... highly recommend the peanut butter semifreddo and the strawberry panna cotta.... ceviche was ok.... octopus salad was good but not great.... red snapper was over seasoned.... The whole night was ok... good... not great.
We came specifically for the stuffed flounder, a traditional South Louisiana preparation now almost extinct. The fish was about 24 hours past its time, grilled rather than fried, with a bland stuffing. Our server worked very hard to find wines of our liking, so no complaint on that
front. Turkey neck appetizer is "interesting," but too sweet for our tastes. Did not try the
grilled oysters, which might have been good. Angel hair Pontchartrain was ho-hum, nothing distinctive. Same for Caesar salad. Otherwise, noisy and uncomfortable. For younger, less discriminating diners only.
Made reservations, was seated upon arriving. (Really great, didn't have to wait) Greeted by server. Ordered Mac and cheese for my son, a few appetizers. It came out really fast. However, entrees came out really slow. Took forever for it to come out, more than 30 minutes or more. Weird thing was, when we sat is was just my table, the 3 of us and another couple. A 4 top and a few 2 tops came in way after and their food entree was served before us...our entree came out 5 minutes later, but still... and from what I saw from the 4 top, they had almost the same thing we order, fish in the bag...and they got all their appetizers, salads, and entrees out super quick. Maybe server forgot to put on our entrees? Server gave us on the house champagne, was nice but she should of made my table and the other couple a first priority before all the other ones, being a server myself. But that's just me, to each its own on how he/she would like to treat their tables.
John Besh knows how to make sure a restaurant is great. I had the grilled romaine salad, which basically was a deconstructed Caesar salad, but it worked! Often deconstructed means unhinged, but not in this case. The Lemonfish was great as well. The key lime dessert was good, but the ice cream part was too firm so we couldn't scoop all parts into one mouthful to reassemble the "pie". Great taste though. I can't wait to try other dishes. Thank you Chef Landry and Chef Besh
Had a first rate experience at Borgne on a busy meal. our waiter was super attentive and gave some excellent advise as to what he felt were some of the best dishes. Had oysters fish with pecans and my wife had a seafood medley served and cooked in a bag. Desert which we shared and loved was a take on key lime pie.
The restaurant itself is clean and well decorated however we both felt that the front window of the
restaurant would be improved if the window was glazed offering more privacy since Borgne's
location is on the ground floor of a well traveled hotel entrance.
The stuffed flounder was fresh, tasty and well prepared. Service was a bit unskilled. Our main issue was ambiance. The restaurant had a rather impersonal vibe. Chairs with metal wire legs gave the feel of a cafeteria rather than restaurant. Borgne is probably a good choice for lunch.
Our group of 12 only had one waiter and it was difficult to get very attentive service. He seemed to be handling too many other tables and, therefore, we had to continually seek him out for assistance. One of our guests did not get served until nearly 15 minutes after everyone else. I will credit the management for trying to amend for this by providing a table full of desserts.
Another success by Josh Besh. Loves the atmosphere, although was a louder restaurant. We ordered the broiled oysters and shrimp toast for appetizer and they were very good. The chop salad has a unique spin on each dressing but very good. And the drum topped with lump crab meat was to die for. Good service. Very friendly staff. I would defiantly go again!
We went to Borgne, before going to the Saengar to see a musical. The traffic from the Superdome to the Hyatt was absolutely insane. It took us 45 minutes to an hour to get to the Hyatt from the Superdome. People were driving like complete idiots.
The restaurant and atmosphere were nice. The service was rather slow. The food was good, but it really wasn't worth the trouble, that we went through, to get there. My daughter was served the wrong salad, but she ate it anyway and did not want to complain.
We will try it again sometime, but not on a Friday night, after 5 o'clock, when the Crescent City Connection was closed for three hours.
Great Louisiana oysters. Turkey necks are always the best thing on the menu! Fish in a bag and the whole fish are also good. Salads leave a little bit to be desired from a portion standpoint, but overall, good dining experience. Get there during happy hour!
We really enjoyed our dinner at Borgne. The cocktails were amazing and relatively well-priced. All of the dishes that we ordered were delicious and generally featured Louisiana seafood, as promised. We also loved the fresh, crunchy bread that was served before dinner. The atmosphere seems to function best for groups or work functions, but it was good for a romantic dinner as well. In short, great service, great food, and great value!
This is a restaurant in a big loud convention hotel. Right in the front, very HERE WE ARE. It's cold. It's noisy. The seats are super-uncomfortable. They sat us near the window (lovely view of the driveway) and we froze. (NOLA was having a cold snap). Service was slow but polite. Prices were high. There are much better options in this town. Trust me, I'm a librarian.
Being a Sugar Bowl pre-game crowd, this restaurant had an evidently well thought out plan: custom menu separately for drinks and food with helpful notes by menu items of interest. Service was very good considering the high demand at the convenient restaurant next to the Superdome. Lots of staff and accommodating-allowed us to add a couple of folks with extra chairs. Very very good food (did I see something about James Beard?) and loved my cocktail! Everyone enjoyed it and were thankful for the exceptional find!! Hats off to great management and staff
I was looking for a good place for dinner before the Sugar Bowl and found Borgne, pronounced "born". I am glad I reserved in advance. It was packed! And the food and service were very good. The oysters were fresh, and even the gluten free baked ones were very tasty. The Octopus appetizer was a hit, as was the Ceviche, but my sheepshead in parchment was diappointing - rubbery and not tasty. The panna cotta with carmel popcorn was a hit for dessert, though. The service was excellent, and timely, and we only had a short walk to the Super Dome. While this restaurant is in the Hyatt Regency, don't be deceived, it's not typical hotel restaurant fare. We were pleasantly surprised. And you will be, too. It's a neighborhood gem.
Atmosphere is very sterile, like eating at a bar in a hospital. Not "cozy" at all. Food was OK, but standard hotel restaurant fare, nothing special. I felt that for the price, we could have ventured out a few blocks away and had a much superior meal.
Dessert was very small for the price ($9 each), cheesecake was dry, altogether wouldn't buy dessert there again.
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