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Brigtsen's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
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723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To get there, take a trolley car, you will need to walk about a block to get to the restaurant but well worth it. The scenery is amazing as you pass the most beautiful homes. The food was delicious. I love dirty martinis, they were perfect. Staff was very friendly.

Thank burlingamej
Flagstaff, Arizona
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is incredible. Everything we had was different and prepared to perfection. The butternut crab bisque was creamy and delicious. The bbq shrimp had a delicious thick bbq sauce. The creole tomato salad had the sweetest tomato I have tasted. We also had the seafood sampler that had many different fish and shellfish all prepared wonderfully by the excellent... More 

Thank Flagtom
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time eating here and loved the suggestion!!! My favorite was appetizers and Desserts!! I had 2 of each plus a entrée!! Its a restaurant inside an old home, very nice but different. Liz was a great Waitress!! cant wait to return, its a must!!!

Thank SLM1973
Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Service, food and atmosphere were amazing. We decided at the last minute to have dinner here, the weather was so so so hot and we had to walk there, totally worth it despite the heat. From the first bite to the last were delicious, I had scallops and grits appetizer, veal parm, and the lemon creme brulee for dessert. It... More 

Thank Smalltowngirl33
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A great restaurant with quiet environment and great food. In an old house - service was great and attentive. We had spicy shrimp as an appetiser - spicy but not hot. Entrees included soft-shelled crab (just enough batter and well seasoned), blackened tuna, and veal - all good. Desert was pecan pies which was fantastic.

Thank MCD1955
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This might be my favorite restaurant in the world. Frank Brigtsen works magic in the kitchen. Setting in old shotgun house is inviting. Service is attentive, knowledgable and friendly. But the food is the reason to go. Do yourself a favor.

Thank William L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Our server didn't introduce herself just wanted to know if we want cocktails or not.. then set a meal in front of me that the table next to us had ordered. Our guess had ordered a cocktail and salad which was set in front of me once again. Once our food arrived it taste blan, the haricot verts was so... More 

Thank EmEmPeanuts
Indianapolis, Indiana
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I had the pleasure of having dinner here when I was in town for a conference, but had a day to hang out with a relative, who is a local, for the day before the conference started. We were greeted at the door by the chef, which is not something I think I've ever experienced anywhere else! Seriously, he wasn't... More 

Thank AMLIndy
Flatåsen, Norway
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170 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Brigtsen's i located far away from the city centre, in a nice neighborhood, easily reachable by streetcar. Small rooms with enough place for all the guests, and the opportunity to sit somewhat private. Very good food, good cocktails, and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Albert V
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Although nice atmosphere in a converted house near the river, the food just doesn't justify the prices. There are so many other restaurants in N.O. that are so much better. Our waitress gave us "that look" when we didn't order cocktails, like "i can just see the tip going down". We won't be back.

Thank thepip6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

Neighborhood Profile
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.