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Borgne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.borgnerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (504) 613-3860
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 10 pm
    Friday-Saturday 11 am - 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Brian Landry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Poydras and Girod
  • Public Transit: On the soon to be completed Loyola Street Streetcar Line
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Validated Valet parking with the Hyatt for a $10 flat rate fee
A word from Borgne
"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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I went to Borgne on August 26, 2014. The place looked like a cafeteria and was just as noisy. We had to sit on PLASTIC CHAIRS. Our server was pleasant. The food was terrible. OVER FRIED EVERYTHING. We felt very rushed and we paid a lot of money to be this disappointed. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Borgne is a top flight place to dine. My wife and another couple decided to give it a try this past Sunday and we were absoutely pleased. All of our entrees were excellent. Fish in a bag is a do over. The black drum was off the hook. But I think what stole the show was half price tapas which included the best rendition of turkey necks I have ever tasted. Yes that's right, turkey necks. I cannot leave out our waiter , Joseph, aka "the voice". He was fun and professional. A good time was had by all."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I typically really like John Besh restaurants but I personally didn't care for this one. It is a very nice looking restaurant. We had a great server, knowledgeable of the menu, very friendly and attentive. But for me, the restaurant was too loud and smelled like fish right when we walked in. The menu was a bit too small. One chicken dish, which is fried. One beef dish, which I had and really sorry to say I didn't care for (didn't like the marinade). The Caesar Salad was loaded with fresh anchovies which wasn't clearly stated on the menu. While I love Caesar dressing and know that it is made with anchovies, I do not like them sliced and diced fresh through out the salad. I would recommend Borgne to seafood lovers only."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great local food. Besh delivers on what he set out to accomplish."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Been wanting to try this place , we went to a concert and was able to get in. Yes we're glad we came! Friendly crew and great food."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I just love going to all the Besh restaurants. They absolutely know food. We went after a Saints game and it was a bit chaotic for the staff - but delightful nonetheless!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Loved the cold, salty raw oysters. The baked ones had too much of the breading (although it was spicy and delicious). The soft shell crab with pea succotash and lemon grits was wonderful. Wait staff and bartenders were a bit off their game."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I enjoyed this restaurant and there is a lot to recommend. I was visiting N.O. so I was unfamiliar with the location. It is in the Hyatt Regency which was beautiful but I had the feeling of hotel food. Not the case. The best dish for me was the salt and pepper calamari. Different take and was delicious. The baked oysters were also a hit at our table. Interestingly enough, I thought the best main dish at our table was the hanger steak. The steak was tender, the sauce delicious and the side croquettes were outstanding. The fish in a bag was good also. Desserts were fabulous....midnight chocolate cake to die for and the key lime pie was a different twist with rum ice cream. Truly outstanding way to end the meal."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We are big fans of Chef John Besh...but we were still blown away by the food at Borgne! We shared the unique Caesar salad which was wonderful. The octopus appetizer and oyster spaghetti entree were both unique and delicious. The black drum was out of this world....everything was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. The only negative was the coffee..very weak & watery...upon discussing this with our server Nora she promptly removed the coffee charge from our bill. Nora also was a part of our pleasurable experience! A must try restaurant if you are a foodie!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, great choices, you want to try everything on the menu!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Visited for the first time for lunch on my birthday. Service was great, staff is very friendly and accommodating. The Duck and Andouille Gumbo is superb, one of the best gumbos in town. The catfish poboy was also excellent, tender small filet bits of wild catfish friend just right with a great sauce and wonderful bread. I was treated to the key lime pie lunchbox pie which consists of a round puck shaped bit of key lime pie filling nicely chilled, crumbled ginger snap on the side, a wonderful cream sauce and topped with black rum ice cream. That was a fantastic desert."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I have lived in New Orleans for 3 years and Borgne remains a top personal favorite"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "A great meal before a concert. Really enjoyed it. They were packed with people that night and were handling it really well."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Borgne is very consistent on the quality of food and service. They never dissapoint. Great for happy hour or before a show."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My teenage daughter and I ate dinner before a concert at the Arena. We didn't want any leftovers, so we split everything. Our meal was delicious! The service was excellent, and all the food was brought to the table on individual plates. It didn't seem like we were sharing, and we were full without feeling stuffed. It was a wonderful beginning to a great evening!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Best happy hour in the city! Catfish sliders and half off wine!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food/service were great! The kids enjoyed it all, filling their bellies in preparation for JT. We will return!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Second time to Borgne, and as with all John Besh restaurants, the food is truly remarkable. This one has a fantastic bar, the "longest one in the city of New Orleans". The happy hour $1 menu is great and a lot of fun. The only drawback at Borgne is that with all the hard surface finishes and the wide open dining room/bar, it is impossible to hear people at your own table. It drives me nuts when I literally can not hear my wife who is sitting right next to me, and this happens at Borgne if they are full. Oh, they are always full."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We went to Borgne before a concert. We were very impressed with the food. The shrimp and green tomato appetizer is a must! Our service was great. We were never waiting on drinks. We were impressed that even on a Sunday with a concert going on they still had happy hour. Would go back again. We were still talking about the food the next day!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Although the food was excellent, we were disappointed in the overall service. Our waitress was clearly overwhelmed with the number of tables although it did not appear to be very busy. The bar was backed up. Our order wasn't taken for quite awhile. Our bread came towards the end of the meal. I don't think it was bad service, just understaffed. I've been a number of times and this is the first time this has ever happened. It will not prevent me from going again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was solid... nothing special but very good and very fresh. The desserts were delicious!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Visited for happy hour for the first time. The tapas were delicious and who can say anything bad about $2 beer? Don't leave without trying the Ceviche or Catfish sliders. I look forward to returning to try the full menu! The only bad thing is that it was very very loud, but I guess that is expected at a happy hour setting. The restaurant is beautiful!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Had a lemon drop Martini...possibly one of the best ever. The waitstaff was perfect ! Food was amazing ! Hanger steak was like filet mignon so tender and marketed in your mouth."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have ever had. Chef Landry & his staff will make you feel welcome, & provide you with an outstanding selection of fresh, seasonal food, as well as fantastic drinks. This is a great place to go for any reason. If you haven't been, go - you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "At $10 each, daily lunch specials are fantastic! We had the red beans and rice with fried pork chop on a Monday."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I was fortunate to have a server who was understanding, efficient, pleasant, and determined to serve well with flair. The seating staff require more training, more flexibility, more desire to understand the customer."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Fabulous food as always, service was good especially considering we were a large group and they were swamped due to the concert next door. Overall i love this place!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Loved the food and the service! I thought the happy hour was amazing... $5 tapas and half off wine, loved! The only thing I would have chAnged was having more bartenders. They were super busy that day and couldn't keep up. It got to a point where we were waiting for 25 minutes for a drink at bar. Other than that, we enjoyed ourselves!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our first visit to New Orleans and we were staying at the Hyatt. Appetizers were the perfect size and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We specifically made a reservations because of the chef's involved. The ambiance was not our cup of tea. The service was good..but not all of the food was up to our expectations. The fish in a bag was very good. Overall not up to the reputation of the chef's involved."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Food was Great and the Customer Service from the staff,especially our waiter was Wonderful. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "But it wasn't too noisy on this visit because it was empty. Normally full and too much concrete and stone make for a very LOUD place. Food, service etc. is great"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great service, delicious food, beautiful surroundings. Who could ask for more?"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great location, only down side is the noise level is so high it is difficult to carry on a normal conversation. People have to elevate their voice which of course makes the noise issue even worse."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Restaurant is housed in a hotel, ambience is slim and unfortunately TV are over the bar facing the dining rm. service was good! Food was not what we expected so check the menu! If you are not sure ask your waiter!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The menu offers a wide selection of very typical New Orleans home cooked seafood dishes. But while the dishes are typical, the quality is exceptional."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Borgne never disappoints. Great menu, great food, great service. Nice, fun, casual atmosphere. Great for small and large groups, easily accommodates children, too. Another great Besh restaurant. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I heard so many good things about this restaurant. How fresh the seafood was, how great the chef was, etc. The service was great but unfortunately the food was completely bland. Then the bill came and I felt it was too over priced for the food we had. I would not recommend people to spend their money here if they want some really good food."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went here with some family from out of town, first trip, and it was as good as expected. Don't miss the duck popper appetizer, and the drum was also fantastic. Added bonus, a large list of canned craft beer!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very good experience - everything was wonderful. The food was special and so was the service. We started off with the oyster pie, which was very good. For entrees, we had the oyster spaghetti and fish in a bag. Both were great, as was the decomposed key lime ice box pie. Excellent - we will definitely return the next time we are in New Orleans."
    Dined on 7/11/2014