We like Borgne’s easygoing vibe and the well-versed servers who show up when we want them to and don’t when we don’t. We like most of the items we’ve tried here, with their interesting Spanish accents. We love that they serve a $10-plate lunch every day, especially Tuesday’s ropa vieja. We like the cool-looking, shell-crusted columns, the loooong bar and the friendly service there. In fact, we quite like dining in the bar, strung with televisions and still sometimes quieter than the expansive dining room. The better to discuss how good the soothing oyster spaghetti is, or ask our friend if she’s going to eat that last bacon-jalapeño duck popper. Whatever’s on special is a good bet here. Skip the signature Hummingbird cake and stick with the chocolate hazelnut puddin’.
New Orleans› Restaurant
601 Loyola Ave., in the Hyatt Regency
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Business District Hours Sun–Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11pm Phone 504/613-3860 Prices Main courses $10–$30 lunch, $22–$34 dinner; plate lunch $10 Cuisine Type Seafood Web site Borgne