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Ranked #193 of 2,034 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Between Poydras and Girod
Transit: On the soon to be completed Loyola Street Streetcar Line
Description: "When people ask where in New Orleans to go for great local seafood, I want the answer to be Borgne." - Brian Landry, Executive Chef Chef Brian Landry grew up fishing on Lake Borgne, the epicenter of coastal cuisine in Louisiana. His passion for Louisiana seafood brought him to create Borgne, a celebration of coastal Louisiana with a touch of Isleno 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.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The hubby and I visited the Hyatt for a convention this weekend, we decided to try this restaurant out, it was very busy so the hostess recommended for us to sit at the bar so we wouldn't have to wait. We did and after a short wait the bartender offered us a menu and took our drink orders. We both decided on the flash fried garlic chicken as our bar neighbor was raving over it! We both had finished our drinks and held lengthy conversations with the other guest before our food arrived, it took probably 35-40 min to get our food, the food was excellent the best chicken dish I have ever eaten! The best meal I had at the Hyatt ! Ok I notice things because I like to review restaurants that give good service , we got ok service from our bartender, she was friendly enough but I noticed she was much more friendlier to others, little things like when our food arrived we didn't get a clean towel under our plates like our neighbors did, nor did we receive napkins under our drinks, we decided to order dessert and she placed our spoons directly on the bar without wiping or placing a napkin down, our neighbors had the cloth place mats we didn't.. Little things like that prevented me from really enjoying my visit. We ordered the blueberry - peach cobbler dessert it was so good! The food was excellent and pricy as all things are at the Hyatt. I probably won't return because of the service, but if your staying in this hotel you won't regret eating here just do table service!

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Thank trvbugz
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Great food! Tons of seafood selections fresh from the gulf! The decor is modern with amazing oyster pillars in the dining room. Their cocktails are craft made and super fresh! Dessert is not to be missed!!

Thank Moonrock311
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Chefs John Besh and Brian Landry were fishing buddies for years before they owned a restaurant together -- and many of their trips were to Lake Borgne. When they finally opened their restaurant, they wanted to preserve the heritage of the old lake restaurants around Borgne with fresh, rustic hunter’s food.

Besh and Landry also decided to explore the Spanish side of New Orleans' Creole heritage at Borgne -- in particular the cuisine of the Canary Islands since most of the Spanish settlers in New Orleans were from that area. Island-inspired dishes on the Borgne menu include: Seared Tuna with Chorizo Marmalade, Butter Beans and Citrus Vinaigrette; Grilled Octopus, Berber Hummus and Garlic Caper Confit; Slow Smoked Pork Empanadas; Twice-Cooked Garlic Chicken and Arroz a la Plancha; Adobo Marinated Hanger Steak and Potato Croquetas. The plates in general are much lighter than traditional French food. Butter is replaced with oil and it's all incredibly delicious!

The interior is sleek and modern. The restaurant is casual, but with very attentive service. Great cocktails and wine list.

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Thank Marla N
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

amazing fish cooked in a bag - also enjoyed the baked oysters! staff was very knowledgeable and polite - atmosphere was very nice

Thank iamholden
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Chef John Besh has several highly-regarded, popular restaurants in NO. Having never tried one, we decided to try Borgne. It's located in the Hyatt on Loyola Ave (a bit off the beaten path but walkable from Canal St and the Quarter) and apparently a cross between a hotel restaurant and a sports-type place (games playing on large screens). Don't let the casual look dissuade from trying as the food is very good. The fish was perfectly prepared and delicious - as we hoped. Service was friendly and our server had good suggestions. This is not a leisurely place where you want to hang-out for hours but instead a way to try Besh's cuisine in a casual atmosphere.

Thank mcex
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