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Great Meal at Brigtsen's

Had another great meal at Brigtsen's. Apps were crawfish "shortcake," which is crawfish etoufee over a black pepper biscuit, lump crabmeat on arugula with heirloom tomatoes, and mirliton stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. All were excellent. Mains, all great, were stuffed flounder, sauteed flounder and the fabulous roast duck. All entrees were served with yummy mashed potatoes and a melange of green beans and carrots. Service was superb and so down-home friendly -- just the way we remembered it from many prior visits. Still far and away our favorite New Orleans restaurant.

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Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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  1. I'm with you. I ate at Brigtsen's on Wed night. I ordered the seafood au gratin appetizer, followed by the duck (first time I've ordered the duck in a long time). The meal was magnificent, the service was as warm, friendly and efficient as ever, and I just love the space! This followed a lovely meal at Stella on Tue. Although I love Stella, I think if I had to choose just one it would be Brigtsen's.

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    1. re: Blumie

      we have 3 couples coming to NOLA. I was thinking Brigtsens 1 night and Patois the next. any thoughts on the choices? thanks

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      Brigtsen's Restaurant
      723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

      1. re: kevin25

        They are similar, yet not. For instance, both houses do rabbit expertly, but Patois is a bit more "out there" in terms of creativity, which isn't a knock on Brigsten's. Textbook is textbook, no qualms. I think I'd keep Brigsten's and maybe go away from "New Orleans food" in the form of an Adolfo Garcia restaurant, either the flagship Spanish/seafood of RioMar or the southern Italian/robust/pasta and cured meat-centric A Mano.

        1. re: sanglier

          out there in a bad way? the menu looks good for rabbit (which I love).

          1. re: kevin25

            Kevin, my apologies for loose choice of words! Happens every time I come back from a great dinner with a head full of wine, as I did last night post-Gautreau's. "Out there" was meant to contrast Brigsten's more, what's the term?, 'familiar" menu combinations? Not that Brigsten's is staid, nor is Patois avante garde! Meant it in a good way re Patois, that they take chances and pull it off quite well. I just think Adolfo's places + either Brigsten's or Patois is the way to go for more culinary diversity. Eat well, friend!

            1. re: sanglier

              thanks sanglier I get what your saying and appreciate it. we will try both places and see which is better for us. I think I'll love both but Brigstens seems more up my style. ;)

            2. re: kevin25

              Just go for a rabbit eating binge. A Mano's is probably my favorite (but Patois is definitely up there). I really want to try Patois' brunch version: fried and served over biscuits & gravy.

              1. re: culinas

                that sounds fantastic is it only at brunch? I didn't even know they served brunch...

        2. made my reservation for Brigtsen's last week! coming down the first week in June and am so looking forward to a fabulous dining experience. hopefully the raging mississippi won't affect our travel & dining plans!

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          Brigtsen's Restaurant
          723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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          1. re: Pam in NJ

            don't forget to let us know how your dinner turns out :)