Borgne is incredible. ServiceBorgne is incredible. Service was great. Every dish we ordered was outstanding. Stuffed flounder, grits and grillades, salads, strawberry pies, duck poppers, cocktails!! Everything was very fresh, perfectly prepared, reasonably seasoned. One draw back - This is the loudest restaurant I have ever been to in my life. But, I will be back very soon!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing flavors!EVERYTHING that we had was exceptional! Great appetizers and entrees. Stuffed flounder, Oyster BLT, pork grillades & grits. Don't miss this one!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne You Should Not MissLooking in from the outside, we had some doubts even though it was highly recommended. Our reservation was for 8:30pm and we were immediately seated. Being from San Diego, I thought we had experience every kind of margarita. These were were fresh tasting with a little after due to the jalapeno peppers. Our appetizer was the duck poppers; an incredible blend of flavors. I had the fish in a bag and my wife had the crayfish cavatelli as entrees. We both agreed that the fish in the bag fabulous. The service and food are not to be missed when in New Orleans.
Gene and Shari H.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceToo bad the restaurant is located in a big chain hotel.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBesh doesn't disappoint!I've been to every Besh restaurant in New Orleans, so we were very excited to try this new one in the Hyatt. We were able to get a last minute reservation for the last night of Jazzfest. The casual atmosphere reminded me of an upscale seaside restaurant. But the food was a true highlight. I had a shrimp and pasta dish with a delicious lemon sauce. It tasted so fresh! My husband had the fish in a bag and it was so flavorful. We stared with a yummy roasted beet salad. Definitely a repeat for future visits.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food wierd spaceFortunately the food and the service at this place is top notch, like all Besh restaurants, because the space the Hyatt provided is just plain weird, a bit of a mix of Night at the Roxbury and a Luby's Cafeteria. The concept of the restaurants begs to be at a less pretentious space. Come for the food and the folks who work there, not for the goofy design they had to work with by moving in there.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHere is a clue :- went twiceHere is a clue :- went twice in 5 days! Highly recommended5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group went to Borgne duringOur group went to Borgne during Jazzfest weekend and had a great time there. The food, energy and service were spectacular! Two of us ordered the flounder and o-m-g that was amazing!! They give you a whole flounder with the head on and stuffed with seafood. The fish itself was so tender and cooked to perfection. I definitely would recommend this restaurant and when we go back to NOLA, we are going there again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing cuisine! Now, oneAmazing cuisine! Now, one of my top 5 restaurants in Nola...and that's saying A LOT!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA must dine kinda place!!The broiled oyster are to die for!! Fish in bag is a must have. Between four of us we had 5 appetizers/4 entrees/2 desserts and all of them were amazing! Notably the best seafood in NOLA!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very helpfulThe staff was very helpful in finding our party a quiet table. The food was very good.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood ServiceWe were fortunate to get an excellent waitress, who knew the menu and wine list. We had an exceptional experience for our wedding anniversary.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe duck poppers were outstandingThe duck poppers were outstanding as was the flounder stuffed with shrinp. the Executive Chef actaully delivered the poppers. that was a nice treat. Made us feel special. You just can't go wrong with a John Besh restauarant in NO!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA sure hit!Great food and service! The oysters on pasta was fantastic, in particular. It sounds plain, but it wasn't. The wine list can get very pricey, but we found a very nice wine for $32. The only negative was the noise level -- it was little loud due to the music and probably the acoustics of the room itself.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMwent there for our 25th weddingwent there for our 25th wedding anniversary and can honestly say it was the best anniversary dinner we have had. food was perfect and timed extraordinary, service was top notch and they even went above and beyond to make our night special. Will definitely be back and will recommend4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is in a hotelThis restaurant is in a hotel - don't let that put you off from trying a modern take on "coastal" Louisiana food.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMStarted off with a tentativeStarted off with a tentative and knowlegable waiter, the interior was fun and friendly, food was fantastic, John besh does a great job of mixing local southern favorites with a touch of contemporary uniqueness. Kind of noisy but that's New Orleans for you, great bar as well4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place. Amazing foodWonderful place. Amazing food and great service. The "look" of the place is a little more casual than what you might expect from a hotel restaurant featuring a celebrity chef, but the food and the service are as good as any fine dining in New Orleans.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Brian Landry and JohnChef Brian Landry and John Besh hit a home run here. This is the second time that I have had the pleasure to eat at Borgne. The food is excellent, period, full stop. This time I had the Drum a la planche. Delicious, absolutely, delicious; the brown butter and pecan really compliment the drum. My companion had the friend chicken; amazing, succulent, not at all oily, with an amazing sauce. The best hot friend chicken I have ever had; I am partial to cold friend chicken.
My one complaint is that the decorations make the room feel a bit too open and austere. A divider between the bar and dining area would help to solve this minor defect.
A+++4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMStarted off with a FrenchStarted off with a French 75...yum. then we had the empanadas with a very good sauce. We had the Oyster Spaghetti and the fish in the bag. The fish was a bit on the dry side. Service was wonderful. Not much atmosphere and a lot of noise.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been here many times,We've been here many times, usually prior to attending an event at the Superdome or Arena. It was crowded but the service was excellent. The food was also excellent, as always (we both had the drum).4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for New Orleans seafood.Great for New Orleans seafood. Very friendly & fun service.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food...Great experience!!!!Borgne is the best! Our waiter, Joseph, was wonderful and spot on with his food suggestions...extremely knowledgeable. Very easily accommodated our kids with several kid meal options. We started with fried calamari...really good. My husband ate the braised rabbit and I got the local greens salad and oyster spaghetti. We were both extremely satisfied and even switched off to share. The absolute best part of our meal was the chocolate hazelnut pudding with condensed milk sorbet....OMGoodness! Ordered two for each of us to share with the kids. I wish I would have had my own. This was our first time and I can't wait to return. Wonderful experience!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was amazing exceptEverything was amazing except for the Alligator soup... Skip it.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a chef friend recentlyHad a chef friend recently visit N.O. and went to a lot of places, and said that this was his favorite. To me, this is a fun, bright place and better for lunch and dinner with group of friends where drinking and getting together is more of the focus vs. a serious dining experience, even though the food was great. Service was excellent- I have been going out all week all over town, and the staff here was the best so far. Very knowledgeable. Good to know for families that they did a great job with the kids- did a special friend shrimp kids plate4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster party of 6 adults andEaster party of 6 adults and 3 small children. Zero complaints. The meunière almandine fish was amazing, duck poppers, crawfish croquettes, etc etc. my husband thoroughly his Bloody Mary. Staff were wonderful. There were several large parties with children and the place was extremely entertaining. Highly recommend to all.
Since it was Easter, there were alot of children. But I was told about their Happy Hour during the week which is definitely enticing. I will have to check that out.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food always consistentService and food always consistent !!! Love Brian Landry the chef , food is superior and new3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss the stuffed flounder.Don't miss the stuffed flounder. It's the best I've ever had. The food is SO CREATIVE and delicious. Another great meal at Borgne!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my 3rd visit to BorgneThis is my 3rd visit to Borgne at the Hyatt. The food is superb! Save room for dessert and make sure to order the Hazelnut Pudding AND the Blackout Cake. What's unique about Borgne is that you get 5 star food in a setting that welcomes casual dress (although you can dress if you want which I have done). I highly recommend this restuarant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSomewhat noisy but good food.Somewhat noisy but good food. I would definitely return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit andThis was our first visit and we'll definitely be back. Cozy and intimate, Borgne is not, but it's perfect for groups, fun get-togethers or pre/post game gatherings. It's very open and rather loud.
The food was fresh, local and expertly prepared. I'd definitely recommend it to others.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit and it wasOur first visit and it was absolutely delicious. Excellent service!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed our first experienceReally enjoyed our first experience at Borgne. Since it is in a hotel you get a broad range of diners including t-shirt wearing tourists to suit wearing business people. That being said its not the most romantic setting for a date but we still had a great time. Food was really good and we enjoyed the specialty cocktail and wine list. Our server was awesome.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought the family for myBrought the family for my mother's birthday lunch. We had a great time, the food was INCREDIBLE.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply awesome. The foodSimply awesome. The food was wonderful and very inventive. look forward to returning.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local seafoodThe food was excellent. Exceeded expectations. The restaurant is loud and gives a casual feel but the food is true 4-5 star quality3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favoriteA hip, energetic place, Borgne delivered our favorite food in New Orleans--and we ate a lot of outstanding food in N'awlins. Started with drinks at the long bar: French 75 and Hammered Tin Cup--excellent choices. Then we proceeded to our table and dined on raw oysters, grilled octopus, duck poppers, and black drum--all superb. Trust your bartender and server for selections--ours steered us correctly.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant in a hotel!My buddy, who lives in New Orleans recommended that I try Borgne since I was staying at the Hyatt regency. We made reservations, but didn't really need them at 10pm (Fri., 15 MAR 2013). The host and waiter were very polite and attentive. While really not a place for picky children, the waiter did inform us they had pasta and fried shrimp for the kids. The oyster on the half shell, Tuna tartar salad and crispy pork shank were all excellent. The place was smaller than I expected, but it was cozy and had a nice bar. The only complaint I have was that the metal chairs at the tables next to the bar were a little awkward and slightly uncomfortable. Overall a great experience!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch. Service was friendly.Great lunch. Service was friendly. Definitely will go back soon.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal, server, and eveningAbsolutely loved my experience. My mother and I sat at the bar and had dinner, because it seemed more cozy than the cafeteria-feel dining room. We lucked out with an excellent bartender who was the perfect combination of professional and charming. Sometimes bartenders are a little too sure of themselves, but that was not our experience here. I wish I could remember his name! The rabbit dish was excellent, as was the citrus dessert. I'll be back very soon!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM