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Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
504-861-7610
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Ranked #41 of 1,597 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, great service, and nice setting. We had great food and had fun. I am not sure what else one could want. Located in a house, there is a more intimate feel than most restaurants even for our party of six. Although I had not been there in years, it is on my go-to list in the future as... More

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Richmond, Texas, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This has always been my husband's favorite restaurant when he's on business, & I was able to come twice in the last year. I love this place. The house salad & fresh bread is wonderful. They have the best seafood platter I've ever eaten. It's accompanied by a spicy shrimp cole slaw that's delicious, & includes drum fish topped with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had such a great time doing the "New Orleans Cooking Experience" with Chef Brigtsen that I knew I had to visit his restaurant the next time I was in New Orleans. The meal was simply spectacular! Chef Frank and his wife Marna were delightful hosts. The ambiance was so relaxing. The soft-shelled crab with meunière sauce was amazing! Can't wait... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
113 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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