We got back from NOLA about two weeks ago. LOVED New Orleans.
I took some time to reflect on our meal at Brigtsen's. We planned on doing just one "expensive" meals and decided on Brigtsen's.
We were going to take the streetcar but after a 45 min wait we bailed out and had to take a cab.
Now I don't know if we built it up too much in our minds or what, but we left feeling a bit underwhelmed.
We had some issues with the physical setting. For one, having only one washroom is just not good enough. My wife had to wait at least 10 min in their crowded hallway waiting for her turn, leaving me alone at the table wondering what the heck happened to her.
Otherwise, eating in a renovated old house was pretty much what I expected. I liked it - my wife did not.
The service was excellent (outstanding) - no problems there.
We had Shrimp Remoulade to start. Neat dish - loved the flavor combo of the Guacamole, & Mirliton Corn Relish. I would have to say, the shrimp were not as fresh as I would have liked. We ate a pile of shrimp that week and these didn't stand out.
I had the Seafood Platter. It was decent. Good portions, nice presentation - didn't knock my socks off - but good.
My wife had Blackened Tuna - it was excellent!
As I mentioned, I'm not sure if we had unrealistic expectations. Brigtsen's was nice, but I had more memorable meals in NOLA.