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Borgne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.borgnerestaurant.com/
  • Email: borgnerestaurant@chefjohnbesh.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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "After going to Restaurant August the night before, Borgne was more the John Besh property we were expecting. The decor was clever and perfect for the space, the music just loud enough, the lighting at the right level. They appetizers were stellar and if I had known the smoked pork empenadas were so substantial I would have never have ordered the oyster spaghetti. The oysters were perfectly cooked, the sauce was creamy and flavorful and even though I couldn't finish the substantial serving in one sitting, I would order it again and again. The side of brussell sprouts we got were also amazing, with the raisins and hazelnuts truly making it 'veggie candy'. I will absolutely come back!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Borgne has the most convenient location if you're going to a show at Smoothie King/Dome. An easy walk with fast efficient service. Drinks are strong, happy hour prices are great. Beer selection is good and not limited. The main issue is the Bornge sets itself up to be a casual dining place but food is all over thought and overly expensive. The mushroom soup comes with a blob of goat cheese in the bottom - shouldn't that be noted on the menu? Duck gumbo was flavorful but ingredients ranged from chewy to crunchy - not pleasing. We actually didn't order entrees because the menu was so off-putting - nothing sounded normal. Finally one girl asked for fries and our server brought them (not on the menu) - excellent! More like this please!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Though the location may throw one off, in a hotel, the place is really quite good. The decor is cool, columns of oyster shells, sleek 4-tops and long tables to accommodate larger groups, local art... The bar looked cool and the drinks that come from it are excellent. I had the festival lemonade and it was refreshing..... good beer selections too. We tried the duck poppers appetizer, and though it was not something we would normally order, they were tasty -- I mean who doesn't like bacon?!! My husband gave a thumbs up for the Louisiana Shrimp and I enjoyed the ( fresh ) fish in a bag. good bread accompanies your meal too. We loved our server, she took great care of us and everything was very good!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Wonderful place for seafood. Started off with a couple dozen oysters on the half shell - fresh firm and flavorful. In the south so had to try the pimento cheese croquets - amazing with the celery marmalade. For the entrees I had the fish in the bag - fresh caught speckled trout - excellent flavors - the fennel really came through. My lunch partner had the black drum with the pecans and jumbo lump crab meat and was that ever succulent and buttery. Not many there for a Saturday Lunch perhaps because it is in the Hyatt Regency hotel..... Waitstaff was stellar - knowledgeable very personable. People should get to this restaurant! Will come here again the next time in NOLA."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The decor of this restaurant needs an overhaul. When we entered Borgne It felt like a cafeteria. The lighting was bright the tables and chairs are very small in scale for the rooms high ceilings and open floor plan. We over looked the decor and enjoyed the meal, the food was very good."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We love John Besh and his restaurants HOWEVER.... Borgne left us wanting. They were definitely keen on turning our table as fast as possible. The server bugged us constantly for our order once we sat down as if we already knew the menu upon arriving. Our food came out in no less than 5 minutes which is great if you need a quick bite but for a place that is at least $100 for two, you want to "savor the moment." The table behind us was in and out in 45 minutes. Food: The broiled oysters were incredible. My wife had the oyster spaghetti and it was equally good - very light and airy flavor which was a cool experience. I had the black drum which lacked dimensionality - we added some sauce from spaghetti making the dish awesome."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Interesting food, generous portions, casual but happening atmosphere. Dinner plates are large enough to share."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was my third or fourth visit to Borgne and probably my favorite food wise. I feel they have made small but noticable improvements to the menu. Service was friendly, prompt and thorough. I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We left the Monteleone in a cab to the restaurant. Normal behavior for us while in New Orleans, but the cab driver was insane! I have never seen the city a such a high speed. But that being said, the restaurant was excellent! The server was great and very friendly but not intrusive. I can not say enough good things about it."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Go to this restaurant for a modern dining experience featuring upscale gulf coast-inspired seafood dishes. By the way, the brussels sprouts are awesome!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The oysters on the half shell & appetizers are the best thing there. The beer list is extensive & goes well with most dishes."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband & I loved this restaurant! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had the Speckled Trout in a parchment bag and may be the best fish the I have evr had in my life. Fantastic. The service was spot on and the appitizers were great."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Borgne serves very traditional New Orleans seafood dishes, done to perfection. The chocolate hazelnut pudding desert is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. On my recent vacation we had to return before we left NOLA. The duck poppers were my fave. We also ordered the grilled octopus. It was so tender. On our second outing, service was just ok. Our server disappeared after appies. Another server started to serve us. Felt odd because usually if there is a shift change, they let the table know. Aside from that, we had a couple of great dinners. John Besh doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I would not say it was great, the overall experience was alright. Our server was knowledgable about menu and it appeared he attempted to provide good service but it came across as rushed and stressful. I've dined at two other John Besh restaurants and Borgne is my least favorite. However, I am willing to give it another try."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I cannot say enough good things about our first Borgne experience. We started with the duck poppers and they were out of this world!! Every appetizer and entrée we ordered from that point outshined the one before it. Our server, Michael, was so fun and really added to our dining experience. His suggestions for appetizers and desserts were SPOT ON! We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back. My recommendations are: duck poppers, pork empanadas, broiled oysters, black drum a la plancha, and the chocolate hazelnut "puddin"."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious but our waiter was terrible. He was much more attentive to other tables, we waited so long for the check it put a damper on the experience. We were there for two hours with a party of three. Great food but because of the service I probably wouldn't recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Brought my gf and a friend of hers here for her birthday dinner on Thursday night. Everything from their hot green tea to the garlic shrimp was just perfect. I had the seafood stuffed flounder which was really good also. My only "complaint" is that id rather the flounder be broiled or baked and not fried as this one was. We will definitely be returning to sample the rest of the menu!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This would have been a stellar review except for the hair found in my entree. We were on our way to a basketball game and didn't have time to order a new dish. Stuff like this happens, but it left me hungry."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Fish dish (pecan encrusted white fish) was great; shrimp dish adequate; fried oysters fine; tables like a business or cafeteria lunch room; service hasty and impersonal; location out of the way unless living in the hotel; reservation service fine. Expensive for what was provided."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were in town for the NBA game at the arena near by. Have eaten at Besh restaurants before and been pleased. It was a bit more casual than I thought. Linoleum floors , bright lights, and plastic tables and chairs made it seem more like a hospital cafeteria. The menus were small clipboards with old paper attached. The soup and salad that I was interested in from the online menu were not available. Portions were generous but the food was not really all that great. I expected more"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Borgne never disappoints! Ive been there a few times and always have a great experience!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had not been to this Besh restaurant before and can't wait to go back. The food was really terrific - the gumbo was great, the black drum was to die for, and the Brussels sprouts were among the best I've had. For a native now living in New Jersey, I savored every bite. The only thing that would have made the experience better would have been a more engaging server."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Borgne doesn't disappoint. The raw oysters were typical, fresh and clean. Other appetizers were supreme, including the Octopus. All the fish entrees are cooked beautifully, with freshest ingredients."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A well managed modern Louisiana restaurant. Great food, cocktails and service. Get the Duck Poppers! Always a friendly welcoming staff from the managers to the waitstaff and bartenders! Ask for Katina as your server and see Max at the bar!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This place is a must in New Orleans. Has the best chef and menu with the freshest fun foods."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Wow, what a great meal with the office. From beginning to end, the food, service, and atmosphere were amazing."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "What a gem of New Orleans cuisine! I had the Duck Jalopena Poppers and the Sunflower Sesame Salad. From presentation to taste, it was delicious. The hot crusty bread topped it off. The wait staff worked together seamlessly to make sure I never needed anything. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "the charbroiled oysters, the drum fish, and a side of potato croquettes were some great eatin. Staff were chill and right on."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I truly enjoy coming to Borgne because everytime I do, I discover a new dish with full, fresh flavors and wonderful presentations. The last time we went, we made a fantastic meal of just appetizers, sides, and salads- you will not be disappointed! Talk about versatility..."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were very disappointed to find this was a hotel restaurant. The atmosphere was horrible. The noise level was ridiculous. Horrible table in the bar section, just an awful experience. The food was OK, but given all the other negatives you need to avoid this place. Only acceptable of staying at the hotel and you don't want to leave the premises."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Dining room was a bit noisy, but the decor, service and food were so good we will definetly be back again. Would recommend you start with the seared tuna and then try the seafood stuffed flounder."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We love Borgne. We think it has the best food out of all the Besh restaurants. The drum a la plancha, fish in a bag, and charbroiled oysters are all amazing. They also serve beer in these really awesome goblets. The restaurant is huge and great for a big group."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were in town for business and it was tough to find a table, so we wandered a bit outside the French Quarter. SO GLAD we did! Everything from the efficient reception, to the creative menu, to the vibrant atmosphere, and the jovial waiter, was outstanding! This is a fun and vibrant atmosphere with GREAT food! We all ordered different items, and we loved everything. Creative, well-balanced flavors along with great presentation. Save room for dessert - they were delicious. Definitely a great place if you are seeking a fantastic dining experience in an upbeat atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Made this res at last minute, so glad we did. The ambience is fun, the service was attentive without hovering. The oysters were very good and fresh. The duck poppers are highly recommended. Also, the fish in the bag was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The manager saved the day. My wife was thoroughly underwhelmed by the second course with both the food and the service. The manager came over to ask a question our server never did, "how's everything?" I've been on a bland diet for weeks and by contrast I was in heaven on the one "date night" I chose to splurge. My wife - not so much. Though she wouldn't say it, the manager sensed it and said he was determined "to make her happy." He brought an off-menu item to her. She loved it and it saved the night. I loved the art work. The place was a little loud but tolerable. Our waiter was not very attentive. I typically tip at least 20% of the post tax amount. He got 15% as my wife said, "in protest." I do plan to give it a second try, however."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We decided to go to Borgne last minute and couldn't be happier with our decision. The food was a little pricey, but you pay for the quality of food here. There were 4 of us and all of us were very satisfied with our meal. The menu listed is not accurate, for they change their menu frequently. The food here is a little different, but you have to be willing to venture out and try new things. You won't be disappointed! It was VERY loud, however. We couldn't hear each other talking without yelling across the table."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Decor very modern and hip, was more bistro like setting so a bit louder than I would have liked but the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The seafood was southern but definitely updated from the standard New Orleans fare…which was a welcome break as we had been eating out all week. Oysters were good although I have to say the grilled octopus was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was vibrant and fairly crowded. Decor was nice and service was very good. The food was just so so. I had hanger steak and it was quite tough. My husband had mahi mahi and it was just ok, nothing special."
    Dined on 3/8/2014