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Brigtsen's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
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723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
+1 504-861-7610
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot talk about the New Orleans experience without talking about this restaurant. This is one of my favorite "splurge and treat myself" restaurants that I love to visit. It's as if you're walking into a dining room in someone's house, and that person treats you like royalty and feeds you food so good, you don't want to stop eating.... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My uncle and I dined at Brigtsen's in Dec, 2016 for their Reveillon promotion. For this traditional Louisiana holiday, a four-course meal was available for an affordable price. The four courses began with the choice of an oyster bisque (which I ordered) and chicken/andouille gumbo (which my uncle ordered). My oyster bisque was delicous and my uncle ( a native... More 

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Bayside NY
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I make sure to go to Brigtsen's every time we're in NOLA, it's my husband's favorite restaurant. They never disappoint... friendly staff, great food and cocktails, what more could you ask for!

Thank kdrnc
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can depend on full satisfaction from this nice, family run place. There are separate small dining rooms and if the room is full, it is kind of noisy so if you need a quiet spot ask for a table in the hallway. There are two tables there that each seat two people. The meals are beautifully presented and if... More 

Portland, United States
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You arrive for dinner at a modest but attractive old house that's been converted into a restaurant. As you enter, you're greeted warmly by a gracious lady. You're then seated in one of several small but pleasant rooms entered from the entry hallway. The service is friendly and competent but not fussy. When the food arrives, you find it is... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

excellent food and service in a relaxed setting in an old New Orleans house that appears to be a local favorite in Uptown NOLA

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a small little family owned place. The staff was very personable with us and services was great. Some of the best food I have had in New Orleans. We enjoyed everything and highly recommend trying this place Appetizers: BBQ Shrimp Seared Scallops Main Course: Stuffed Redfish Lamb Shank

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The first time we ate here was in November of 2004 and had a wonderful meal (so we keep going back). For an appetizer, we had the Pan-Fried Des Allemands Catfish with Stone Ground Jalapeno Cheese Grits, Sauce Piquante, Black Bean Salsa, & Avocado Sour Cream - yum!. For an entrée, I had their special Broiled Gulf Fish with Crabmeat... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk through the door you know you are in for a wonderful evening. The entry hallway opens on to several very cozy rooms with beautifully set tables. The service is prompt, but in a very unobtrusive way reminiscent of the best European restaurants I remember from 40 years ago. The staff simply takes very good care... More 

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Naples, Florida
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Planning our trip to New Orleans, we ask a person who resided there for quite some time and still visits regularly where to dine, that was not one of the tourist hot spots. The answer Brigtsen's. We were not disappointed, from the cocktails, to the salads and on to the entrees, it was all so good.

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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: +1 504-861-7610

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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