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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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Even though I am allergic to shellfish, I enjoy Borgne thanks to its variety of other dishes, excellent cocktails, and eclectic decor. It's a lovely dinner spot."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great drum fish w/crab and pecans. My wife enjoyed the fish in the bag but felt the carmelized onions/fennel didn't complement the fish, otherwise excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had the lunch special and the food was great. Could not believe the value for a ten dollar meal. We also had desert and was great for the value."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service make Borgne the right choice for both tourists and locals. Our friendly and efficient server,John,knew the menu well and gave great recommendations. Favorites from this visit were the grilled octopus appetizer(fork tender served with a unique,yummy hummus),the yellow tomato gazpacho(perfect for summer lunch),drum a la plancha(cooked/seasoned perfectly atop crabmeat and pecans) and the bbq shrimp poboy. Super kudos to John and kitchen for their conscientious attention to my son's food allergy needs. Yes, Borgne can get a bit noisy during peak dining hours and yes,it is a bit pricey. But, the casual "come as you are" atmosphere,delicious flavors and hospitality make Borgne a great choice for both tourists a locals."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went for Sunday lunch with friends. Was expecting a brunch menu, but they didn't have one. That ended up being fine. Our food was outstanding. The grilled octopus was tender and flavorful. Not rubbery at all. The grilled romaine salad is a true winner...not your grandma's Caesar salad. The garlic shrimp was excellent, as was the fish in in a paper bag. One of our party ordered the hangar steak. He likes it med. to med. well, but let them bring it med. rare. He was disappointed, but it was his fault. The meat was cooked perfectly med. rare. The chocolate hazelnut puddin' with condensed milk sorbet was slap yo momma good. Wow! Service was very good. Ambiance is rather more casual than expected, but nice. High marks!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Party of 4 - all enjoyed Highlights were hangar steak and whole snapper. Parking validation did not cover entire cost so that was a disappointment at the end."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant but the noise level is ridiculous . Can be dealt to make acceptable"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was very cool and the food fantastic, but the seats were extremely uncomfortable. I am not sure I would want to eat there for dinner if I was out in the open area."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "really great fun and food is really good...true Besh style!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Between the overwhelming noise and condescending service the pretty good food didn't have a chance."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wait staff outstanding. Management was great in last minute accommodations as our numbers doubled in size. Food was great. Very good selection and all well prepared and presented. Can not go wrong here."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The restaurant is busy, but it does not slow the service down. A good selection of wines seems well suited for the menu. Ah, but the menu is what stands out at Borgne. You might expect to be hit with traditional Cajun spices and flavors, but it is anything but traditional. Layers of flavor await you on any of the menu choices. The use of browned butter adds depth, and is often lost when served with a lot of spice, but the team at Borgne keep maintain the flavor and marry it well throughout. Portion sizes are well planned and allow room for desserts, which should not be missed. Highly recommended for groups small or large."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Comfortable and average priced, the innovative cuisine comes with a heavy dose of local decor. Pictures depict locals fishing and boating on Lake Borgne while the roominess of the restaurant is broken up by huge caged columns of oyster shells. Large paintings and chalk drawings are a vibrant compliment. Excellent variety of delicious cocktails, beer and wine and the food is fresh, local and perfectly crafted for maximum tastbud excitement. Service staff did whatever it took to make us happy including taking pictures of our group & making sure our food allergies were adhered to."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When I made the reservation I made a note that said celebrating engagement and birthday and neither we're acknowledged at the restaurant I was surprised by that. We started with the duck appetizer to me it just tastes like BBQ bacon and nothing else so was disappointed with those. The cocktails made by the bartenders we're really refreshing and the bartenders were friendly as well. When we got to our table our server was Edward and I only know that from the dinner receipt. It took him 4+ minutes to get to the table , he seemed flustered, he explained some things when he asked about them but nothing about his service wowed us. For this being such a famous chefs restaurant I just expected better service. Red snapper and drum fish were great!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was delicious! The duck poppers and fish in a bag were phenomenal. We were in town for the weekend and ate at Borgne on a Friday night, it was so good we contemplated trying to cancel done other reservations we had at other restaurants to eat at Borgne again. Will be back again!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed my lunch there. Unfortunately, the entrees are pretty pricey for lunch, but you do not leave hungry and the food is prepared to perfection. I always get fish and I'm never disappointed. On this occasion, I had the black drum...again.. and it came out perfect with a solid amount of crabmeat on top. Exactly how I wanted it prepared."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "some of the food dishes didn't make sense. the BBQ shrimp po boy was just difficult to eat the way it's prepared. and yes, i'm from new orleans, and i'm familiar with BBQ shrimp. take a note from Liuzzas by the track to see how that sando is supposed to work. the duck poppers were great. our french fries were small and difficult to eat as were the onion rings. the dessert was great. Key Lime pie."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent and we really enjoyed the food and the portions were just right. Fresh and well presented. Service was good with out being over bearing."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I wish they had pork belly available (I guess there's only so much to go around) for the Oyster and Pork Belly Po Boy - I've had one similar at Cochon and it's the best bite I had there. It's a hotel restaurant, so there's that to deal with (people milling at all times). The columns in the restaurant are very cool. It's bright and clean. The sandwiches are enormous. The lobster spaghetti is delicious. The cocktails are somewhat lacking (I got a "Snapdragon" which tasted like straight whiskey - I didn't complain, I like whiskey, and another tasted like mint tea). The desserts are great (the hazelnut pudding with the condensed milk sorbet is amazing - pro tip: just order a giant bowl of the sorbet). All in all, it's not too expensive."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The house salad and drum were absolutely delicious. The noise level, however, was really too loud. I don't know how they could fix that but it dampened the overall experience. Can't say enough about the food being great and the service was excellent as well."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The menu is fresh. The food is excellent, even by New Orleans standards. Everything is exceptionally done. The atmosphere is modern."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were a large group ( 14) The waitress ( Thai, Tye??) was EXCELLENT. She provided great service, answered all questions, eager to please and she gave us all separate checks!!!! effeciently and without complaint. I called the restaurant the day of and they were willing to add 3 more to the reservation. The drinks were very good, food delicious and lovely atmosphere. A fun eve with friends/colleagues Thanks"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I went for a dinner with 3 other people. Service was outstanding and the food was off the charts, as expected."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had high expectations for this restaurant, and they certainly delivered. The atmosphere was more casual than I expected, and I liked that because it means we'll be more likely to return. It was a nice mix of tourists and local folks the night we visited. The fish in a bag was not to be missed along with the duck poppers. Great food and great servied"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was very good. However the experience was very poor. There were several tables/patrons that were LITERALLY screaming at the top of her lungs. One diner was cackling and yelling. Another diner at another table was screaming loudly. The bar patrons were yelling due to the game on the screen. If it was just the bar patrons cheering loudly and yelling, that would be fine. But at least 4 other diners at 3-4 tables were yelling at the top of their lungs drunkenly. The restaurant management should not tolerate this bad behavior at the restaurant. Literally screaming at the top of their lungs. 100+ decibels of noise. We could not speak to each other at our table because we couldn't hear each other over the screaming and yelling."
    Dined on 5/25/2014