Borgne

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Seafood
Welcome to Borgne, 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.

The menu pays homage to New Orleans classics and a celebration of all that the local waterways have to offer. The seafood featured throughout the menu reflects Borgne's commitment to local, sustainable seafood.

Home of the longest bar in New Orleans, Borgne is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends, enjoy happy hour or watch a game on one of our TVs. The bar also features a raw bar with a New Orleanian oyster shucker at the helm highlighting and serving Gulf delicacies.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Sub par on game day. Out of items at the bar. Basic ingredients for simple drinks on the menu. Any manager would know they need to stock for game day regardless of their farm to table mentality. Oysters were good. Served without a lemon for some reason. You can’t really screw up a raw oyster unless you forget the accoutrements. Which they did. Waiter had no idea what we had ordered. We only ordered drinks and the drink was wrong and somehow we were delivered cauliflower when we wanted a French75 and water. The french75 was horrible. Bitter. Not enough champagne or simple syrup. Served in a plastic cup like I was at A frat party. If you are looking for seafood, go to Peche any day, any time and you will be blown away by the service and attention to detail. This place is not worth the hype or the money. I expect it to be shuttered within a year if they keep this up.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. The seafood Au Gratin was awesome, my steak and potatoes were good just wish the temperature of it was hotter was just warm. My husbands pork chop was slightly tough but had a great flavor.

J
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Got 2 appetizers (shrimp and catfish) and crab claws --- ok I guess
Wine cam in glass cup :(

R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saints game Sunday night football

C
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall good but if raw oysters shouldn’t be served, they shouldn’t be served, not simply discouraged by over pricing!

D
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good and the food was great. Don't stay at the Hyatt Regency though. It's the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. One thing after another the entire time we were there.

T
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Chose restaurant for its close proximity to the Smoothie Arena. 2 dinners were good. No greater compliment than that. Caesar salad huge but greens were tired. 2 chicken dinners incredibly dry. Disclaimer these 2 diners were on restricted diets. Server intimated without the “gravy” the dish wouldn’t be near as good. Chicken was severely over cooked. As rated the service was as good as the cornbread! Delicious. BBQ shrimp and grits were good. Grilled fish and succotash was also good. So much great food in NOLA, I wouldn’t choose to return. Their printed stance on not splitting a bill was icing on the cake.

FR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food. They should bring bread during the meal.

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved all the food. Delicious every time I go. Great happy hour. The sangria is great!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, service was quick and wait staff was good. You can't go wrong here.

B
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very positive - great staff & food. Daily specials are delish. & free valet parking!!

TM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch time service, quality and taste is always an experience. I had lunch with a first day employee to lighten up the day, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and needed a doggy bag due to the nice sized portions. Very tasty menu pleasing to all pallets. Do not change anything!!! DELISH!

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food!

S
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service did not meet our expectation. Our waitress was not friendly, and plain rude.
Make sure you “read” their entire menu, because they do not communicate with you in any other form. If you are more than a party of 1, make sure you see their small disclaimer at the bottom of the menu that they “cannot” split checks. They do not let you know that to begin with.
Do not recommend this place to anyone, not even an enemy. Absolutely ridiculous.

BB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We went in for appetizers and drinks. Food was amazing!! Our server came to check on us and see if we wanted anything about every 5 minutes. It was a little too much for some moms that never get out and have adult conversation. Other than that, it was great!

F
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Admittedly, we ate before a Saints game, but it was preseason and not that busy. It took 30 minutes to take our order, drinks took forever to come, water glasses remained empty, etc. Disappointing since I’ve never had trouble like that at Borgne before a game.

M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We went to Borgne based upon a recommendation, and to say it wasn't what we thought it would be; would be an understatement. We ordered a bottle of wine, and the server asked if we'd lie to try it or should she just pour it. That was the way the night went. If you want hotel food, Borgne is your place; but listening to children carrying on and ok food with a server that really doesn't get it; then this is your kind of place, NOT MINE!

SB
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was wonderful; some of tbe best my wife and I have had in New Orleans. Pur server McKenzie was lovely too. The place was busy when we arrived which made it a bit noisy but, it happens. When the crowd left we really didn't appreciate the staff sweeping up around us while we were still eating. We consider it rude and unprofessional.

NF
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The four of us really enjoyed our meal at Borgne before the Queen concert. We started with a carafe of sangria which was so good! Then had two appetizers, the shrimp toast and the duck poppers. Both delish! For entrees two of us had the shrimp remoulade, which was good, and the other two had the gulf fish almondine which was wonderful! It was a bit hectic with so many people dining before the concert but that's to be expected. Would still recommend!

ES
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Average at best. Menu is not very varied. Fried shrimp were average. Gumbo had more rice than anything but tasted pretty good. I guess it is handy to the hotel, but that would be the only reason to eat there.

Borgne
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for your review and your patronage. We strive to be the best seafood restaurant in NO and I am sorry we didn't live up to that standard for your dinner. Please feel free to contact me at Borgne so we can get better!

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A
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit and dinner. Our server was quite abrupt with us and told us she basically needed to turn the table. We bought two bottles of wine, not to mention food! Sure didn’t feel right

Borgne
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for your review and your patronage. I believe your server got your table confused with some fellow diners that actually had a time limit on their table because of later reservations. I apologize for the misstep. Please feel free to contact me at Borgne!!

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CJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Second visit because my wife wanted the turkey necks so we had two orders and they were great. Party of three. The rest of the meal had highs and lows. The watermelon gazpacho was good, the turkey burger was not, shrimp Pontchartrain was ok, the crab claws were full of butter but no flavor and pecan pie desert was the worst dessert ever. Pecan pie filling in dry puff pastry. The cocktails were good. Service was good.

GD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Went at Saints pregame half time. Place was practically empty. We sat and the waitress asked what we wanted to drink we both ordered the Sangria. Waited and waited in spite of the place being almost empty. Drinks finally come. White sangria. This was not specified on the menu so we were disappointed also, it wasn’t that good. Sent it back and started the long wait for two new drinks. Glasses of wine. In the meantime, my salad comes with chicken instead of grilled shrimp. That goes back and I eat my very good Mac and cheese side while I wait. My husband has shrimp and grits which are not bad. Finally my salad comes. It’s average with its 5 grilled shrimp.
The food and service has gone way down at this place we will not be back.

BB
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Need to keep the catfish sliders on the menu. Plus, they need to stop serving drinks in plastic cups for customers dining in. Plastic cups should only be used for to go drinks.

H
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Strongly recommend!! The duck appetizer was outstanding!

NO
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Coolinary options. Continues to provide excellent dining experience for locals and visitors.

l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ate lunch there twice this week. First visit, service and food were excellent. The waiter told us he couldn't do separate checks but could take separate payment for our orders. Two days later, it took over 45 minutes to get meh food from waiter who said he could only split our bill in half. So, the experience may vary for you as it did for us.

JH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

THE HOST WAS NOT PLEASANT, HAD RESERVATIONS BUT STILL HAD TO WAIT 15 MINS, THE FOOD WAS OVERPRICED AND NOT GOOD. SHRIMP WAS TINY FOR THE PASTA DISH THAT COST OVER $20. JUST OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS NOT GOOD

MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Service poor food rushed. For New Orleans this is low end.

AB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed in recent dining experience. Server seemed overwhelmed and there was a feeling of overall understaffing. No clean water bottles for our table, Cornbread muffins were dry and over baked and the boiled shrimp were over cooked and impossible to peel. Last time we dined there it was also disappointing...we were hoping for a better experience but that did not happen. The location is great if attending events at Smoothie King or Superdome however experience has become disappointing. We will be dining at one of the many options in the area in the future.

AM
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was not as good as it was the last time we ate there—a lot to be said about consistency

DE
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.oysters were delicious. Great preconceptions venue.

n
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would only recommend to a friend who wanted to eat seafood in a restaurant that reeked of fishy odors

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Found facial hair in my food. Otherwise, service was ok. Was given desert but was gave to us in a Togo box... noise level was great. Food presentation was great besides the incident.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Server made one mistake with the order, but it was immediately corrected by a manager. Had a bit of trouble understanding the error since the large restaurant wasn’t crowded at all (maybe only 5 or 6 tables were occupied). Love the location and it has a good, distinctive menu. Will return and recommend, trusting that the minor negative wouldn’t happen again.

OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Even with a snafu with our gift card, the staff handled it well and we had a lovely evening!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu changes disappointing. Presentation of Plateau de Mer seafood appetizer was poor (especially shrimp “remoulade” and crabmeat with too much sauce in very small glasses on the tray) for the price. Gumbo was very salty and salad had way too much dressing. I will definitely think twice before coming here again, despite years of enjoyable dining in the past.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Oysters were fantastic the fish was dry & overcooked.

FC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was very salty I couldn’t eat it.

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Place was empty.

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