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“Expensive for an average French restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Bourgogne French Restaurant

La Bourgogne French Restaurant
77-6400 Nalani St Ste 101, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9763
808 329 6711
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Ranked #11 of 209 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $55 - $55
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Expensive for an average French restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Four of us visited this restaurant for dinner. Because of the size, reservations are a must! The room is small with dark walls. We were greeted promptly and seated in a corner which kept us out of traffic. The table was neatly set with white linens but not fussy. The bread was warm and flavorful. We all shared an order of the most delectable mussels we have ever had. They were fresh and clean with a savory broth of light buttery cream. (This was the best part of the meal.) My husband had the Hawaiian bouillabaisse which consisted of 4 scallops, 4 shrimp, and a nice piece of a Pacific snapper. The broth was not tomato-based but rather on Chinese vegetables and not as tasty as you would have thought with the fish that was used. The broth needed more reduction. I had the rabbit which was tender and in a light gravy. The side dishes of vegetables and orzo were nothing special. Our friends had the filet mignon and lobster pasta. The filet was larger than usual. Both seemed to enjoy their meals without comment. For dessert we split a profiterole and berry cobbler which were very good. We also shared one bottle of an excellent fume blanc. The bill with tip and tax was $250. Not an inexpensive place! For Kona, this is a great restaurant but if you have been to other French restaurants, it deserves an average rating. However, we will definitely return for the mussels, bread and wine.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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“Gastronomic Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

An intimate setting for fine dining. This is a place that is definitely worth both time and money. Impeccable service and personal touches make this a place for any special occasion. This chef owned and operated restaurant is superb. The owner's wife is the perfect hostess! Been here numerous times and have had superb food each and every time. Great wine choices and the desserts are to die for. Chocolate souffle needs to be ordered as you choose your entrees, as it is made to order.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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“What a gem...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A small restaurant, off of the main highway with excellent food and personalized service. Another great recommendation from our hotel concierge.

Visited April 2013
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Sylvan Lake, Michigan, United States
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“Great Night, Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Went without the kids for a night out. Great place to unwind. This is a very special place. Food was great, service was perfect, wine recommendation was awesome (and reasonably priced). Just what we needed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“The best restaurant on the island by a mile!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is by far THE best restaurant I have ever been to on the Big Island. I moved back here from the San Francisco Bay Area after being spoiled by their abundance of excellent restaurants to choose from, I was so happy to finally find a restaurant that compares to what I experienced in San Francisco. One of the few restaurants that are pricy but actually worth every single penny you spend there! Both my significant other and I LOVED everything we ordered. I usually don't eat the whole meal when I am out at dinner, but everything was so good that I ate it all! I got the Venicen in a pomegranate sauce that was out of this world! And the homemade vanilla icecream with raspberry sauce was one of the best desserts I ever had.

The atmosphere is awesome, cute tiny little restaurant, would recommend making reservations (just note, it's not on the water or in a spectacular location or anything, very simple and tiny little restaurant, the food is so worth coming here. Enjoy!!!! :)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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