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Brigtsen's Restaurant

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723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
+1 504-861-7610
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brigtsens Restaurant is a little jewel of a place in uptown New Orleans. The restaurant is in a converted small house and is relatively secluded and very quiet. The quality of the food matches the wonderful atmosphere. Whatever else you order from their eclectic menu...More

Thank Ldement3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were charmed by the ambiance of the restaurant, an old house turned dining room. The service was personal, informative, and timely. The food was outstanding, flavors of the south for this west coast girl were delicious. We enjoyed the sea food...More

Thank AmandaFlayer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on recommendation by a local for their softshell crab...it was an amazing first-time culinary experience! The restaurant operates out of a beautiful older home in a quaint neighborhood in the Garden District, surrounded by many era specific houses. We had impeccable...More

Thank Bekah P
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Service with a smile and attention to detail are hallmarks of Chef Brigtsen's restaurant. To cool the heat outside, I started with a Pimm's Cup Cocktail that was ever so refreshing. The Celebrity Creole Tomato Salad was my first experience tasting Creole tomatoes and it...More

Thank Marshall W
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Have an annual conference with a group dinner of friends and colleagues. Had a server at Clancy's recommend this spot to a friend. Was fantastic. It is an Uber ride from the Quarter...but worth it. I split soft shell crab appetizer and BBQ shrimp appetizer...More

1  Thank Baylorlaw
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We dined here based on a friend's recommendation. The BBQ Shrimp appetizer and Shrimp Bisque turned out to be the highlights of the meal. The entrees were overtaken by sauce and nuts. I had the soft shell crab special, which would have been way better...More

1  Thank Jan_from_Atlanta
Reviewed May 19, 2018

SoftShell crab appetiser fresh and sweet. The Seafood platter had a great variety, fabulous and not too large. The Redfish was excellent. Service was attentive

1  Thank Hale F
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

It took two calls a couple months in advance to secure our reservations at Brigsten’s- the first call they told me to call back because they were “too busy”. A nice problem to have for a restaurant. But we had had a great meal there...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Rode the St CHARLES tram out to the Garden District and ate at this wonderful restaurant. loved the setting in what used to be a private house. ours server was wonderful. she had such a great sense of humor. the soft shell crab was beyond...More

1  Thank sabine17093
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We go to New Orleans a couple of times a year and always try to pick at least one place to eat. I picked Brigtsen's this year for my birthday dinner and it was a great choice. The restaurant has been in the same location...More

3  Thank cwaddle
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the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate
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March 29, 2018|
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Response from LinW | Reviewed this property |
Do not think so. They have reasonable appetizers and soups though.
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Casual pants nice jeans and a shirt I would not go in shorts and t-shirt.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
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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