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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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank rcote75
New Orleans
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went the other night to try this place and we picked the Coolinary Menu. First, the Gumbo was outstanding, The food was well prepared and all of it was great. A very small place but very nice. The night we went was very busy but quite and enjoyable since many New Orleans eateries are so loud you can't hear yourself... More 

Thank Dixie45
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Brigtsen's twice for dinner and enjoyed both times. I recently had a watermelon salad appetizer, which was quirky (included cajun spiced popcorn and cream cheese) but fun, and a delicious grilled redfish with potatoes and (this is something of an obsession of mine) perfectly cooked vegetables. However, I recommend asking the server which dishes are lighter than... More 

Thank Manhattan T
New Orleans, Louisiana
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brigsten's is a new favorite and as my husband put it, "our most authentic New Orlean's dining experience". Brigsten's restaurant is located inside a shot gun house which gives it an authentic and intimate feeling the moment you lay eyes on it and you instantly feel like family the moment you walk inside. We were seated by Mrs. Brigsten who... More 

1 Thank Julie L
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this restaurant! Every visit, my husband and I try to dine here! The food is excellent and the waitresses friendly. Our waitress was Mignon! A memorable name! Don't miss this fantastic restaurant!

Thank Cynthia F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank burlingamej
Flagstaff, Arizona
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

1 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 June 27, 2016

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 3 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 

1 Thank Smalltowngirl33
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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

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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
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, 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: 504-861-7610

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.