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“Wow! So good we came back twice!!”

La Bourgogne French Restaurant
Ranked #72 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $55 - $55
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Frederick, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wow! So good we came back twice!!”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Small and tucked off Rt 11 this is the best restaurant on Hawaii! Casual and comfortable, there are less than 15 tables which allow the owners to interact with their guests. We enjoyed the rabbit, seafood, and wild boar, simply great food. Two nights we were back for one simple reason, the food was outstanding!
Don't miss this place, it is small and reservations are needed because locals also know and love this place.

  • Visited March 2014
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Roseland, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
743 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“A nice change of pace off the beaten path”
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Right off the highway south of town in a small professional building. This place could be anywhere USA. Creible French menu that was a little uneven. I enjoyed my traditional escargot with a nice rack of wild boar, others in my party were disapponted with the sauteed veal with mushroom and cream sauce saying the veal was tough and the sauce had a vinegary taste. I tried it and concurred. Reasonable wine list. Nice people, thus the "4" which is on the plus side of my view. We generally visit the Big Island each year, won't hurry back here.

Visited February 2014
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Western Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“what a dinner!”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We could not resist this restaurant after reading the reviews! We were not disappointed! My husband had the feature soup Roasted Bell Pepper, and I the Roasted Beet and Goat cheese salad. I loved the salad, the cheese sweet and flavourful but not overpowering, the soup was wonderful. We had a difficult time choosing our main course but finally chose Lamb chops and Venison chops. they were cooked to perfection each with a superb sauce. Dessert was Lemon tart and a raspberry sorbet. The owners were attentive, friendly and not intrusive, but there when we needed something. We would highly recommend this if you are looking for a romantic dinner or a dinner that is exceptional!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank blesswefour
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Touch of France in Hawaii”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Can you go from the scent of plumeria flowers, the rustling of palm trees swaying in the sea breeze and the touch of the tropical sun, to a quaint little restaurant in France in a few seconds. Well, almost! If you could be taken into La Bourgogne without knowing you were in Hawaii, you would never know you weren't in a wonderful restaurant somewhere in France. Having lived on the Kona Coast for 22 years, with the last 8 spent just 1/2 mile above this restaurant, my wife and I have enjoyed this restaurant immensely on more occasions than I can count. The menu is small, but everything on it is superb. The wine cellar has never failed to surprise us, and with the owners both waiting and cooking for you.....how does it get any better? Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible as there are very few tables and it is always busy. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank James M
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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Charming, authentic French cuisine”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

This was a delightful experience. There were only 10 tables in this intimate setting. The entrees were excellent and there was a good selection. The service was very good.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Deborah C
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