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Stella! or Brigtsens

dooner78 Mar 22, 2009 01:17 PM

Thanks all for the feedback...We are discussing Stella! vs Brightsens based on the feedback we received. Both score 28 food at Zagat. Which should we do?

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    kftw Mar 22, 2009 02:25 PM

    My vote would be for Stella!

    1. N.O.Food Mar 22, 2009 02:26 PM

      What kind of food are you looking for? Nouveau, fusiony Stella, or upscale Louisiana Brigtsen's? They're at different ends of the food spectrum. Overall, my tastes lean toward Brigtsen's, but I had an excellent meal last sunday night at Stella (the venison). They're both very good restaurants though.

      1. mrsfury Mar 22, 2009 03:38 PM

        I liked Brigtsens but I was blown away by Stella.

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          mikek Mar 23, 2009 12:05 PM

          Cannot go wrong with either (my 2 favorites in NOLA), just depends on what you are looking for. Brigtsen's is absolutely delicious, simple, honest regional food, done upscale. Stella will seriously challenge your tastebuds with unique and forward thinking presentations and combinations of flavors.

          1. Bill Hunt Mar 23, 2009 07:28 PM

            If I had to do only one, it would be Brigtsen's. This does not cast any sort of poor light on Stella!, as we enjoyed it completely. Still, if I only had one restaurant in NOLA, it would be Brigtsen's. All of the other excellent restaurants would just have to wait, until next trip.

            I do agree with N.O. Food, about the differences. Still, for just the food, I would make a reservation at Brigtsen's.


            1. jfood Mar 25, 2009 07:25 PM

              Brigtsen's. Frank is making a crawfish and corn mache choux that is about as good as it gets. Jfood just returned from three days in NOLA and is busy writing his comments while trying to digest a big old T-Bone from Bob's in Dallas. Extra lipitor please.

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              1. re: jfood
                Bill Hunt Mar 25, 2009 07:53 PM

                As always, looking forward to your comments. Now, you do not need to go into too much detail on the 72oz, or whatever it is now, T-bone. Have not been to Bob's in Dallas, but would assume that it is similar to the Big Texan's giant beef portion in Amarillo, TX.


                1. re: Bill Hunt
                  Plano Rose Mar 26, 2009 09:07 AM

                  Wrong, Bill. Bob's is an upscale steak Emporium. More like Ruth's Chris or Morton's.

                  1. re: Plano Rose
                    jfood Mar 26, 2009 11:02 AM

                    Actually the steak was excellent, waaaaaaaaay better than those other places

                    1. re: Plano Rose
                      Bill Hunt Mar 29, 2009 08:34 PM

                      Thank you for the clarification. I must have read more into the post, than I should have. Must be the Shiraz?



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