Briquette

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861 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Contemporary Coastal Cuisine served in the Warehouse District in New Orleans. Briquette serves up unique seafood creations including a variety of grilled fish and other specialty seafood from Louisiana Gulf waters and around the world. We feature steaks, pork porterhouse & pastas. Fabulous craft cocktails and a curated wine list accompany these dishes in a beautifully restored building in the heart of the Warehouse District.

***COVID-19 UPDATES: Our entire facility was cleaned by Covid Cleaning using the PURTEC System. This system kills viruses for 90 days. We have QR Codes in place for contact -less menus along with paper menus. We also have outdoor seating if you would like.

Complimentary special offers

Bar Specials

$5.00 House Wine
$5.00 Margaritas
$3.00 Domestics
$5.00 Seasonal Bites

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We could not have enjoyed more last nights night’s great dining experience at Briquette! The service was excellent, and the food was outstanding! We loved the sea bass, snapper Pontchartrain, salmon, and the redfish halfshell! The Rockefeller was as good as I ever have had (and it is a favorite!)! The Sazerac cocktail also was outstanding! We look forward to our next visit there! (We live in the New Orleans area; I do not know why my review indicates New England?)

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal!!
The service was superb.
Snapper Ponchartrain was perfect.
The appetizers of scallops and crab Napoleon were great sharables.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The staff was amazing!! The prices on the menu were not the same as on the website with about a $10.00 increase per entree. The ribeye was seasoned very well but was not cooked to a proper medium rare and was tougher than I expected for $52.00. The sides, brussel sprouts and potato au gratin were AMAZING!!! Not worth a $70.00 check.

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CINDYS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

We thought the wine and drink prices were on the high side....food was good but also a bit pricey

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
71 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to take guest because of the consistency. Food and drinks are always terrific. We go back and back.
Ted the bartender is a great guy and servers Darryl and Tony are great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was OK for New Orleans standards, didn’t WOW us, and won’t go back again especially that it was too expensive for what you were getting! Service was good though.

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ShawneS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING SERVICE, FOOD AND AMBIANCE - There were (5) of us. As soon as we arrived, we were escorted to our table and the servers pulled out the seats which was a really nice touch. The server, Darrell, was extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu and also provided suggestions. The food was superior! The presentation as well as the flavor was far better than expected!

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Chio
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The waiter was very kind, also he looked like he wasn't aware of all things that need to be taken care of in his tables. I was expecting a lot more from Briquette based on the reviews, some people had a good time. Unfortunately not us the napkins were gross with bigs stains of food, the silverware looked suspiciously dirty, my cocktail was dry and mostly alcoholic. I just wanted a sweet drink. The fried oysters maybe because the fact they were fried they also they were overcooked, the veggies in the base of the red fish I ordered I just couldn't eat them they were rough as grass even though they were cooked
Overall I didn't like the food my experience was not what I expected. I don't think we will go back.

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vipRodneyS
East Texas
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

We chose this restaurant because of a Groupon I purchased, plus it was within walking distance of our hotel. Loved the ambiance but the food was definitely lacking. I ordered the pasta Briquette with blackened shrimp. It was bland and not as flavorful as I would have liked. My husband had the Ahi and added shrimp for additional $10. Was told they were jumbo shrimp but they were very small, like the shrimp in my pasta. Our server was nice but we had to ask for water refills multiple times plus there was a fairly long wait for our food with only 2 other patrons dining. Would not recommend and would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great...

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another delightful dinner at Briquette! This time we had Tony as our waiter and he was wonderful. He checked on us frequently and could not have been more knowledgeable and efficient.
The pork chop was HUGE and the salmon was cooked perfectly!

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JoshH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was top-notch, and the wine and spirits list was out of this world.
Darrell was a great waiter. He made us feel at home and then went above and beyond to deliver a great experience! For example: he checked on us frequently; he delivered a tour of the restaurant and explained the history of the building and its contents; and he took us into a staged area of the the kitchen for a photo opportunity.

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Ericv
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible service, food and bartender

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Fair considering the excellent restaurants in the area.

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DARRYLT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent "Pork Porter House"...cooked to perfection..tender..juicy...
My wife was greatly impressed with her shrimp dish...
However, the dessert choice was less impressive
Overall it was a 4.5 experience out of 6.0..
(Better dessert selection takes it over the top)

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anonymous
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food - pork chop was one of the best I have ever had. Can't wait to go back.

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newEats
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Briquette had a good selection and knowledge of wine.
The service was quick and helpful. I had a Briquette salad and it pleasing to the eye as well as to the taste. I had the snapper and it was delicious and cooked well. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. I would eat here again and would recommend it for anyone.

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BelindaM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a pleasant late lunch. Crab cake appetizer was great. Seafood entries were prepared well with flavorful accompaniments that were not overpowering. Chef was very accommodating as one of our guests had a food allergy. Waiter was pleasant with a sense of humor.

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Ash2000
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

If you are looking for good service and great food this is not the place. They open kitchen allows you to watch your food being prepared through the windows- or you can watch the cooks not making your food and instead playing on their phones like we did! They were not busy, and service was slow. Overall it was a disappointing experience.
The server took our drink order, brought my husbands soda, and then took our food order. I get that it takes a little bit when ordering a cocktail from the bar, but we were done with our appetizer before I was served my drink. The Appetizer was good (Scallops).
I also ordered the Crab Bisque. The Sherry was so overpowering it was all I could taste- I took 2 bites and that was it. When the server Assistant asked if I was done with it I said yes. He never asked if it was okay or if I liked it. He just took the full soup cup. I’m guessing this happens a lot.

For my entree I ordered the blackened red fish. The fish was dry and bland. This dish is also served with shrimp, which was cold. (Not warm, but actually has chill to it like it came out of a cooler. I asked my husband to try my fish and said no because he doesn’t like spice. I joked that it wouldn’t be too spicy for him so he tried it, and agreed it was very flavorless and dry. I also only took a few bites of the fish, but did eat the cold shrimp because I was hungry. Once again, service staff cleared away a full plate without asking how everything was. I will say My husband ordered the snapper, which was good. Dessert was good, but for me it wasn’t worth the $230 that it costed for my husband and I to eat. Also - our server was MIA most of the meal and never once checked in between courses to see how the food was.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Disappointing. I ordered the whole branzino based on other reviews And did not care for it. However the service was nice and the chefs Took me into the kitchen to have my picture taken with the fish

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Nikatnight
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The waiter was great! Soup was cold but fish was good!! Compared to most restaurants in New Orleans just average.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jackie was an excellent waiter! He recommended the chicken gumbo and it was great. The staff were all very friendly and the kitchen staff showed us the different fish on display. Food is excellent and well worth the extra $$.

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MichelleS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A nice atmosphere. I also like to being able to watch the chefs in action from our table but it wasn't too obtrusive. Our server was wonderful she was so sweet and attentive. The food was very good.

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ChenelleH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Opentable allowed me to reserve at a time when the restaurant wasn’t even open. Thankfully, the manager was near and allowed us to come in at a reasonable time. The restaurant is very fancy. You can see the preparation of food thru the glass and the fish looked delicious. I even saw them take a small family behind the glass to choose a fish. The waiter was wonderful. The food wasn’t as great as expected.

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nolawhodat
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere. The dinner was incredible. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice romantic meal or family/friend gathering.

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KarynL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Work dinner. Amazing. Everyone was impressed. We started with the mussels, and then from there everyone had something different and everyone was happy....fish, lamb shank, mmmm

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband & I both enjoyed our dinner here. We ordered Tuna poke for an appetizer to share, Red snapper for my husband & halibut for myself. The fish was fresh & delicious! The snapper was the whole fish which my husband enjoyed. Would definitely recommend & return again when we’re back in town!

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michaelb
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Got the wrong salad, right salad was too heavy with dressing, hardly any lettuce. Mussels not fresh only a few plump the rest mushy. Coffee terrible and cappuccino came from a package. Not shy about prices. Bread not warm and not good bread. Bad coffee and bad bread in New Orleans is a sin. Won’t go back.

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vipTimL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I were in New Orleans for a conference and just happened upon Briquette when looking at options on Open Table. Looked interesting, so we went for it.

The cocktails were delicious.

The Ahi Poke was fresh and delicious.

The Briquette Salad was amazing!

We shared the rib eye which was prepared very well!

No room for desert!

Highly recommended.

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JAda
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I enjoyed a beautiful birthday dinner at Briquette, just a few minutes walk from my hotel. Ambience was lively and mature. Who poke and scallops appetizers were a delicious way to start the night. The Tournedos medallions and scallops were perfection.

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ElizabethS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, food is very good and the ambience is great.

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GregH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous whole fish options (recommend the red snapper), all fresh local catch. Impressive wine list and tasty creative cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good! Service was excellent and professional.

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RichH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service from our waiter Timmy! The food was good and very well presented but excessively salted. We both had meat dishes and in hindsight should have tried a broiled fish ... they looked very fresh but were overpriced for the current market.

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CallieS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first experience coming fo Briquette and I honestly picked it since there was a groupon for it however, it would have been worth it to go either way. The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly. Our waiter was prompt and I never wanted for anything during the meal. I absolutely recommend the crab bisque! It was my favorite thing

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vipIanG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Energetic spot in the Warehouse district with a seafood-heavy but varied menu and reasonably-priced wine list. Food was very good for the most part, but we had a terrible experience service-wise. In short, our party of 9 was seated 5-10 minutes after arriving for our 8pm reservation, but didn't get appetizers until 90 minutes later. We skipped desert due to the delays; the total dining time was a bit over 2.5 hours.

I think the crux of the problem is they are woefully understaffed. Our waiter also handled cocktails/wine, poured water, ran the food, and bussed the tables. That was probably partly the reason why we couldn't even put our cocktail order in until 20 minutes after sitting. He was overwhelmed dealing with other tables. Then there was supposedly some snafu with the appetizer order being sent to the bar accidentally and the printer running out of paper. But the real problem is none of this was explained at the time; not until we sought out a manager did we find out what was happening, but basically the manager didn't really seem to care about the terrible service experience. The waiter was working his buns off but had no support from management, and even the kitchen disappointed (e.g., the 9 entrees came out over the course of about 10 minutes). The manager's apathy is why I'm writing this review - he could have done many things to mitigate the service issues, but again, he didn't care and gave excuse after excuse. So certainly we won't be back, and we suggest others consider alternative establishments. Oh, and this was the ONLY restaurant of 4 we ate at with the group of 9 over the weekend that had a mandatory 20% tip, so clearly they know their service sucks.

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MelanieM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for the great hospitality and wonderful food°

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NikkiInTexas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Definitely a must when in NOLA!

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Excellent
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We waited 15 mins after being seated to be welcomed. I thought coming at 8 it wouldn’t be too late for service. Food was ok expected more from all the reviews.

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vipNola
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The waitress brought my wife the wrong drink. The second drink was ordered, the waitress went in the back of the restaurant and was socializing with the other staff. I had to go to the bar and get my wife’s drink and bring it to the table. According to the bartender “ it has been sitting here waiting for her to pick it up “. I ordered the pork chop medium. The first one came to the table overcooked( dried out). They took it back to the kitchen and sent a second plate. The manager came to the table as I cut it. This one had an uncooked center. It was not slightly pink. IT WAS RAW PORK. The manager offered no explanation, apology or any consideration. My wife and I eat out 3 ,4 times a week. On the way home we talked about this being the worst meal /service that we have ever had.

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