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Brigtsen's Restaurant

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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you get Frank’s food that is classic Louisiana...or his more adventurous dishes...you will find yourself saying, “the best I ever had”. With great food all over New Orleans, Frank Brighten has the best. Make sure you get out of the French Quarter to go...More

Thank paulbrocky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were able to secure last minute Valentine dinner reservation. As native New Orleanian, this is one of my favorite places. Even thought it was a busy night, the waitress was extremely attentive and considerate of the timing of the course service. Two of us had...More

Thank ED
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant. The Oyster Chowder was to die for. I had sauté sheepshead with crabmeat and asparagus. Very good. My wife had the trout and it was excellent as well. Service started out a little slow but overall was excellent. Fred Brigtsen, the chef and...More

Thank WayneS30615
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Some might think intimate but it has a overcrowded feeling in this small house way out west of the Garden District. Thank goodness most of the clientele were quiet spoken and not revellers! Had the oyster chowder and a bit surprised to find large whole...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 3 February 2018

First - good wine prices - thank you!. Fish special was overcooked and pretty blah, as were the vegetables that went with, and the liquid-y mashed potatoes. Duck was pretty good - crispy skin and tender meat. Heard the rabbit was pretty good, but it...More

Thank a-travelin-foodie
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Had not been here for awhile, but we were able to get a reservation for. Wednesday night for our impromptu visit to New Orleans. From beginning with the usual gracious welcome to the finale fine coffee and shared dessert, it was wonderful. My husband is...More

Thank LinW
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Intimate setting in a refurbished home. Very attentive wait staff. Interesting wine list with some good wines I had never heard of before, for example Secret Squirrel. Excellent rabbit tenderloin appetizers, while the sweetbreads were good but under-salted. For main courses, the Broiled Gulf Fish...More

Thank Cary F
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great old style, 31 year old, quaintly decorated homey restaurant.....with supurb food, service and decor. Located near South Carrollton Ave in Upper New Orleans. Veal Parmigiana was nicely complimented by a "Squirrel Blood" wine. Others had steak and fish. All entres were followed up by...More

Thank steve s
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

You have to make a special effort to dine at Brigtsen’s as it is way out almost a 50 minutes streetcar ride from the French Quarter. You can’t make reservations online, you have to call. Is it worth it? Absolutely. The restaurant is a lovely...More

3  Thank carolinianReston_VA
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a dated, seedy restaurant that serves institutional food. My husband and I ordered two different entrees but they both arrived with the exact same glob of gluey mashed potatoes and soggy vegetable medley drowning in salty mystery sauce. You can get better food...More

2  Thank Holly H
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
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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.
12 April 2015|
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Response from Dorothy R | Reviewed this property |
There is in street parking. We just took the trolley from our hotel on St. Charles St and walked the few blocks to the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-861-7610
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