Cuisine: American, Cajun, Creole, Local Specialty
This is Cajun meets Creole cooking at its best. Brigtsen's chef/owner Frank Brigtsen is legendary in the region and his culinary prowess superb. Trained with chef Paul Prudhomme. for seven years, chef Brigtsen sources many of his ingredients locally, with daily menu specials that are always a good idea. You won't be disappointed by the roast duck or blackened tuna, but don't miss the rabbit and Andouille gumbo, shrimp and grits and pulled pork with pepper jelly glaze. Brigtsen's is a quick streetcar ride uptown from the French Quarter. Chef Brigtsen has garnered many awards including Best Chef Southeast from the James Beard Foundation.
723 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Cajun: "If you streetcar/taxi to Brigtsen's, plan to spend the evening in the Riverbend/Carrollton area, a charmingly authentic neighborhood."
Best for Cajun Because: Chef Frank Brigtsen is a Cajun/Creole super star chef. His flagship restaurant is well worth a cab ride uptown.