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Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
504-861-7610
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Ranked #65 of 1,578 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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English first
Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Plus.. servers are very friendly Cons.. noisy, cramped. Neutral.. food is nothing to write home about.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Ended up coming here with no idea of the place - it was my birthday and we couldn't decide. So pleased - the food was delicious and the service impeccable. Recommended the next day to some people we met in the French Quarter. Will definitely return.

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chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

there are several great restaurants in new orleans. this is a standout among them. beautifully prepared, beautifully served. creole style foods--complex but not formal. The seafood, oysterd dishes, duck ( pecan stuffing sometimes) are new orleans classics. brigtsen's imaginative preparation of local seafoods is what puts new orleans on the map of the worlds finest food cities- i have never... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My birthday celebration was extra special because of this restaurant. The attentive service and fine offering of interesting and excellent choices more than satisfied all 7 of us. I would recommend that you box half your dinner and leave room for their scrumptious desserts.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

2/22 lucky to get a reservation at a well renowned restaurant. The service is ok if you don't mind waiting for everyone to be served, which I think is key in finer restaurants, two demerits. The pork chop was wonderful as were the shrimp and grits and lemon creme brûlée. The cochon du lait looks like any plate of food... More

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Minneapolis
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went for dinner and were not disappointed Dianna was our server and did a great job. We had the Brigtsen's Seafood Platter (aka the "Shell Beach Diet") and the Cochon du Lait both were wonderful. We had enough left over to take and have for Breakfast. Would go there again next time I'm in NO.

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Had dinner here with my husband after touring the garden district all day. It's a bit out of the way so after walking on Magazine street for awhile we caught a cab to the restaurant. We had heard great things about how Brigtsen's offers great local cuisine and great dessert. I must say we were disappointed. All the seafood we... More

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We enjoyed our evening at Brigsten's. The restaurant is welcoming and cozy. The service is great, and they are eager to please. There were four of us. For appetizers, two of us had salads, which were both good. They will do a half salad. One had the chicken and andouille gumbo, which was okay. For entrees, the cochon and the... More

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Brigtsen's is a charming place with welcoming service. I felt like I had stepped into a southern movie set, but this was the real deal! Unfortunately, my dish was disappointing. My cochon de lait was tasteless, but the vegetables and sweet potato puree it came with were excellent. My husband had the seafood platter and was very pleased. He can't... More

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River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can count on this restaurant for its consistency in the kitchen. From duck to fish and all things Creole & Cajun you cannot go wrong. The chef Frank Brigtsen was a protege of Paul Prudhomme and learned his craft well.

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