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“World-class restaurant in Kona”

La Bourgogne French Restaurant
Ranked #83 of 296 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$55 - US$55
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Although I've eaten all over the world and have spent 5 or more times as much for meals in Paris, Rome, London, Montreal, Istanbul, and even Las Vegas, I don't think I've ever had a better restaurant meal than the foie gras and cassoulet at La Bourgogne. Wine pairings were perfect, service was superb, and the food was delicious. The only excuse I can think of for their absurdly low Trip Advisor rating is the relative obscurity of the location. Truly a hidden gem in Kona! Go there.

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a charming family owned French restaurant. I would say this is the nicest restaurant on the Big Island. We have celebrated many special occasions here.

1  Thank Eve B
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I can't understand the high ratings. It must be because its Hawaii and prople are on vacation, or have never had real French food. Went to celebrate a birthday. No atmosphere, no view...its a box room.
Poor, rude service, burnt garlic in the escargot, and bland fish "stew"? The sweet breads were average. This is an expensive restaurant that would not survive a weekend in a metro city on the mainland. Far better food at the main resorts.

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1  Thank taipan2016
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

One of the top three meals I've eaten in a restaurant in the past 50 years! Fantastic food, great wine pairings, and attentive service - at 3/4 the price I'd expect to pay in Kona for this quality (no view). Perfect place for a romantic getaway or a special birthday celebration. I had the foie gras with a glass of sauternes and their semiannual cassoulet with a rhone-style blend from Orrin Swift, ending the meal with their grand marnier souffle and a port. Sublime! [The other two meals were in London and Las Vegas and each cost 5 times as much.]

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2  Thank Nani L
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

La Bourgogne is a tiny hidden gem about 3 miles outside of Kona. With only 12 tables located in the ground floor of an older 2 story building it would be easy to overlook the restaurant. We have been coming to the Big Island for 20 years and this remains one of our favorite dining spots. The food is great - definitely French influenced and the husband and wife that run the restaurant and wait the tables are delightful. If you go - have the lamb chops - the best you can get on the Island.

1  Thank wineandfoodfan
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