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Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
504-861-7610
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Ranked #54 of 1,613 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Though I've always enjoyed Brigtsen’s, I hadn't been there for a while as I live in the French Quarter and just don't get way uptown much for dinner. After the meal I had tonight, tho, I'll be heading Uptown more often. The meal was amazing, one of the best I've ever had. Started with the Marinated Shrimp Salad with Guacamole,... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very nice restaurant located in a small house. Food is as good as it gets and well worth the price. Service is excellent and the food & service is always consistently great!

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This restaurant is in a small remodeled house in the Garden district. The food was amazing and the service impeccable! We even splurged on dessert here! Even the locals don't know about this place!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Brigtsen's has been consistently one of the best restaurants in New Orleans for many years. The combination of fresh ingredients and Chef Frank's Louisiana Cuisine recipes are unbeatable. Service here is warm and friendly in the intimacy of smaller dining rooms converted from a former residence. This one is a must try.

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

No Chef in New Orleans has a better reputation than a Frank Brigtsen. I have seen him at events and made friends on Facebook, but I have to admit that in spite of his James Beard/Commander's Palce/KPaul pedigree I did not come Cole to anticipating the excellent service, outstanding ambiance or the incredible food presentation and quality we experienced. Shortly... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is not my first visit or review of Brigtsen's. What surprises me every time is the consistency and quality of the preparation. Frank Brightsen is a fisherman. His best dishes are seafood, but last Saturday night I could not pass up the smoked pork chop with blueberry and Steen's Syrup sauce. Just fabulous! It was perfectly smoked, juicy, and... More

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We walked to this restaurant through residential neighborhood...wasn't even sure there was a restaurant there. It is a house and it is off the beaten path for tourists. We had seafood dishes which were contemporary plays on traditional southern cooking...catfish(outstanding), shrimp, oysters, softshell crab. All the dishes were very flavorful and interesting. We had had gumbo earlier in our trip... More

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Abilene, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Brigtsen's was recommended by local friends, and we went for the summer fixed-price special ($33 for three courses). The food was very good and quite large quantities. My entree was fried catfish and grits - almost had the flavor of chicken parmesan, with a tomato sauce included. The highlight was lemon ice box pie creme brulee - YUMMMMM. Service was... More

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Montreal
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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