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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
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Albany, GA
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although a little out of the way, it is worth the drive for and lovely evening of wonderful food and nice wine. The welcoming is as you were visiting one's home in a quaint neighborhood. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

Thank Tailingloop
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I and a friend ate here last weekend. We had not eaten here in 20 years. We were asking ourselves , "why not???" The restaurant is adorable. It is in an old house with tablecloths with NO paper on top. We HATE that! Anyway, our main wait person was Pat. She was superb. However, everyone chips in... More 

Thank Renita123
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an old line New Orleans classic runs by the same family for years. It is located in an old house in what is mainly a residential neighborhood. The food is fresh and the service good. That said, the restaurant is a $30 cab ride from mid town. The food, though decent, is rich, and the menu traditional. You... More 

Thank maimonChicago
Westwego, Louisiana
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food and service are outstanding and the ambiance is perfect for date night. The chef has an extensive background in cooking at some of the City's best known restaurants and his menu here does not disappoint. Specials are consistently delicious and do not disappoint.

Thank llightfoot
Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank kabuyaka
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 January 9, 2017

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 

Thank fl_mermaid
Bayside NY
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

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 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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 

Thank James C
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

Thank mjcaire

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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
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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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.
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