We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
504-861-7610
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #66 of 1,605 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Write a Review

221 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
    161
    27
    18
    9
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Montreal
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were recommended that place by a restaurant owner (I shall not name) and were really excited to go. The place is interesting. It's inside an actual house. But the service was ordinary and so was the food. I had a huge amount of fried rabbit with almost no vegetables. Felt almost PFK like. I dont like to write negative... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Two blocks off St. Charles Ave. at the bend with Carrolton Ave. is hidden the shinning culinary cottage of Frank and Marna Brightsen who have won numerous food awards with their every changing menu of South Louisiana fare. Often overlooked by tourists, primarily local patrons are blessed to experience remarkable concoctions of meat and seafood dishes. Beyong a salad and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stavanger, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We came over this restaurant by accident as Dante´s Kitchen just over the street was closed for the day. It was a pleasant surprise as the place oozed with charm and friendly service. The food was good and just about defended the price. It seemed to be frequented by locals which is usually a good sign and provides a breather... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Charles, LA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food: Shrimp Remoullade Deviled Eggs - fairly spicy, but tolerable and delicious Veal Sweetbreads - SO good! It's a must! Seafood Platter - small portions, scallop was spicy, oysters were out of this world, fish was very good and so was the cornbread, the other thing (coleslaw?) was odd Lamb - very good Strawberry Shortcake with blueberries and strawberries... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
msy
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Frank and the team just celebrated their 28th year open after Frank left Paul Prudhomme in the 1980's. This is a warm and cozy elegant spot with excellent New Orleans dishes. Frank cooks most nights and you have to try the Shell Beach diet at least once. One of my favorite regular spots in NOLA!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Brigtsen's and I wasn't disappointed. An early dining menu is currently being offered and a group that I belong to took advantage. Chef Brigtsen had an amuse bouche waiting for us: a small creole tomato sandwich on white bread! What a great way to start! The menu is generous with multiple offerings in three... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Sitting in the cozy living room of an old home we had an exquisite meal. The shrimp remoulade was very fresh... My duck had the perfect crispy skin and a very nice sized portion. The pecan pie is spectacular with the brown sugar sauce...... Real nice!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beach Park, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Last month four of us went to Brigtsen's Restaurant for dinner. I was expecting the food to be good as I had heard a lot about this restaurant. What I wasn't expecting was to have the best meal I've ever had in my 60 years on earth! The restaurant is very inviting and warm. Service was immediate and friendly. But... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were staying in the French Quarter, so we had to take a cab to get to this restaurant. It was about 20 minutes away near the Mississippi River Levee in an old house converted into a restaurant. Nice place, but I felt a little cramped for space. Had a salad and red wine to start. I ordered the seafood... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mission Viejo, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had a lot of great meals in NOLA, but Brigsten's was the best. It's a renovated house and the atmosphere is great. The service and food is even better though. The servers really know their stuff and were very nice/helpful about everything. The food really is second to none. Appetizers Butternut Shrimp Bisque - Clear French Influences and lives... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Brigtsen's Restaurant also viewed

Been to Brigtsen's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Brigtsen's Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing