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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 17:30 - 22:00
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Katy, Texas
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brigtsen's is out west of the town nearly at the end of the street car route down St Charles. Get off first stop after the river bend and walk towards the river two blocks. The restaurant is in a naet and tidy house that has small separate rooms for the coziest quality restaurant I know. The food is excellent. We... More 

Thank Adrian D
Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two words: PECAN PIE! The whole meal was delicious and the folks who work there were great, but the pecan pie stole the show. So yummy!!

Thank meesha03
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old house with well designed small dining rooms. Excellent wait staff, very helpful and friendly. Food was old style, and not very good. Presentation of the food was meh. Dessert was disappointing. Vegetarian option was terrible, unappetizing and tasteless.

Thank Susan S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where else in earth except in New Orleans can you sit with friends and dine until your heart's content? At Brigsten's an old Shotgun House is the setting and you feel like you're at an old friend's home. The staff are warm, friendly and very accommodating. Then, then the food!! Four of us feasted. Chef Frank Brigsten has an incredible... More 

Thank sting52
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is New Orleans through and through. Southern charm and hospitality. Polish without Pretension. Food that represents the best of a culture. The Brigtsens' have persevered and succeeded in one of the most competitive dining scenes in the country while surviving the worst Mother Nature could offer. And in doing so, have become an iconic restaurant in a city... More 

Thank edward d
Isles of Scilly
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Brigsten's restaurant is in an historic former home in the Riverbend area. I would urge any visitors to take the Charles St tram out here. As a Brit, I was unsure what the area would be like. It's a nice, well-heeled leafy suburb. Mrs Brigsten met us on arrival. This is a friendly business run by a family and you... More 

Thank Keri J
Searcy, Arkansas
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you only have time for one dinner in New Orleans, Brigtsen's should be at the top of the list. A James Beard award winning Chef in 1992, Frank Brigtsen learned from Chef Paul Prudhomme. His menu changes daily. During crawfish season, you must get the Crawfish Bisque. His Roast Duck is a great non-seafood entree. The Pan Fried Speckled... More 

Thank Thomas C
San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It was such a pleasant feeling to walk into the charming little white house in an actual neighborhood and be greeted by Chef Brigtsen himself. We were seated in a small room of the house and provided with perfect attention throughout our meal. The walls are adorned with lovely, peaceful art pieces. I started with the Corn and Crawfish Soup... More 

Thank PPP68
New Orleans, Louisiana
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Our meal was so delicious I would like to eat there every night. Just run through the menu and I know I would not leave there with out a smile on my face.

Thank Tunasalmen
Toronto, Canada
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665 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Brigtsen's is a venerable New Orleans restaurant that serves classic Louisiana cuisine in an old house out from the main tourist haunts. Like every restaurant that started in a (quaint, old, victorian, fill-in-the-blank.) home years ago, Brigtsen's feels both charming and tired— like an old home place that family members remember fondly, yet don't want to live in now. Brigtsen's... More 

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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
USD 40
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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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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