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Brigtsen's Restaurant

723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
+1 504-861-7610
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pecan pie” (73 reviews)
“seafood platter” (60 reviews)
“rabbit” (31 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Holly H
Reviewed 1 December 2017

A visit to Brigtsen's is well worth the trip to the Riverbend area. Our dinner at Brigtsen's surpassed our expectations which were already high! To begin, we were warmly greeted by our hostess and waiter. Drinks arrived promptly with fresh warm French bread as well....More

Thank Foodielynn46
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

It's about 3.5 miles from the French Quarter, we took the streetcar and the restaurant is a couple blocks away. It is in a residential area and the house has a homey feel. For starters I had the gumbo and it was good. Had the...More

Thank OneDCTraveler
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

My NOLA son and daughter in law took me, dad and teenage sister to Friday night dinner at Brigtsens. Parking was easy (down the block) _ restaurant is just off Carrollton. 3 of us had the trout almondine, one the grilled fish and DIL has...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Haven't been in many years, but immediately felt at home. Warm, excellent service in an old house. Very charming. Excellent food, best of the trip. The duck is amazing, so tender and juicy with crispy skin. Off the beaten path, well worth the $13 Uber...More

Thank saeyedoc
Reviewed 13 November 2017

the chef is a genius and anything he turns out is great! the fish of the day is always a good bet and the pecan pie is a classic! small rooms in a big house bring the noise level down...service is excellent.

Thank janetperlman
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We decided to try a new restaurant and wanted somewhere away from downtown so we didn't have to fight traffic. This place was PERFECT. We were warmly greeted, sat right away and the place is very charming. Both my fiance and I's entrees were cooked...More

Thank TripawdMomma
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We went to Brigtsen's on a Friday night after much difficulty getting a reservation. We understood why after enjoying outstanding meals. The restaurant was packed and while the spacing is tight, we were able to carry on a conversation in a venue that was reminiscent...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Wonderful experience-I was at a meeting with colleagues and we picked it off the internet while looking for something outside the French Quarter and thinking we might find a gem if we were willing to travel to a neighborhood. Even though we weren't sure how...More

Thank Andrew P
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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8 November 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.
11 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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