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Brigtsen's Restaurant

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Uptown / Carrollton
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723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thankfully we have friends that dined here before. We may not have chosen Brigtsen's for our last night in town. It is located in an old house, tables are close, but such a quaint setting. Service was great, our server even picked the meal for our host when he couldn't make up his mind. Two of us had the seafood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine dining with casual feel to it. Service was amazing with great staff, not pushy and made you feel at home. Food was just amazing without the fine dining 'small' portions. Frank really has a gem here!

Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brigtsen’s is “fine-dining,” but with a casual atmosphere, and an almost “familiar” service. It is difficult to explain, but while it IS fine-dining, there is nothing “stuffy” about any aspect. Almost just the opposite. It’s in an old house in the River Bend of New Orleans, out where the St. Charles streetcar makes a 90 degree turn to S. Carrollton... More 

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Cedar Creek
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Upon recommendation from a friend that frequents New Orleans often, we made reservations and went for a late dinner. The grilled redfish was absolutely one of the best seafood dinners I have EVER had. My only complaint was the noise, very packed rooms for dining and you couldn't help from overhearing conversations from other tables. Everyone was having to talk... More 

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined again at Brightsen's last night. Mr. Frank is extending Restaurant Week's menu and pricing through the end of September. For $38 each, we had his 3 course dinner. We have eaten there twice and each occasion has been memorable. Two years ago we had the corn and crab bisque which was the best appetizer either... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

These people are real pros who stand out in a food-obsessed city. Others have mentioned the Coolinary menu, now extended through September. Sill, I'm glad I negotiated a swap for a waterman salad with my companion: who would have thought that curry popcorn could add such a fine note? The red fish, a favorite of mine, was a standout, made... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We ate here for our anniversary. Tiny little New Orleans house, but so cozy and delicious! It was pretty crowded the night we went, but there are not that many tables. Fantastic food, fantastic service. I had duck and it was perfect! The strawberry shortcake is delicious.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I called for a Saturday night reservation for one midday on Saturday and was assigned the only remaining table in the hallway on the side of the main dining rooms. From the tone of the hostess's voice on the phone, it sounded like this might be a bad location. I soon learned otherwise. I arrived a little early for my... More 

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

You must eat at Brigtsen's during the coolinary month of August. Brigtsen's has the best coolinary menu in the city! We had the shrimp salad (but couldn't pass up the fried softshell crab appetizer with pecan sauce). I had the stuffed seafood eggplant with cream sauce and my husband had the grilled redfish. Delicious and plentiful!! For dessert we had... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Brigtsen's is a fantastic restaurant. Great food and really sweet people. I recently went for the Coolinary menu which was fantastic! Make a point to check out this wonderful gem.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: 504-861-7610

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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