Redemption - NOLA
Redemption - NOLA

Redemption - NOLA

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redemption-nola.com/
  • Phone: (504) 309-3570
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Jazz Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Greg Picolo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scott St
  • Public Transit: Along the Canal Street Car Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have private parking with space for at least 50 spots as well as ample street parking around the building.
A word from Redemption - NOLA
In honor of the “Rebirth” of New Orleans, and the re- emergence of the celebration of the finest food on the face of the earth that can be tasted right here in our city, we have reopened this location and have dedicated ourselves to this mission.
We are purposed to restoring and preserving the culinary arts that have distinguished our city and made it famous. In this sense, we are hoping your visit with us will be a new spiritual awakening that your senses of taste, smell, sight and sound will revel in the experience of boundless dining pleasure.
To serve you divinely inspired meals in a heavenly atmosphere is now and will remain our goal, so, welcome to our culinary preservation hall.
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Redemption - NOLA reviews from OpenTable diners
1 review since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food4
    Service5
  • Ambiance5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Redemptions has NOT been redeemed.
    JeffanAvgGuy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Dinner reservations at 7:00...I'm literally the first and only person in the whole restaurant until my date arrives. I thought they were closed. At 7:00 on a Saturday night, that's a really bad sign. The prices were not outrageous, but they weren't cheap either, with tip $21.00 for a glass of red wine and a rum and coke...seems a little over the top. The food and the service was just okay. I really expect you to be on point with this kind of pricing and they just weren't.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friends reunite
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Three of us locals get together every now and then for lunch or brunch and we have heard about Redemption so we finally tried it and it was fabulous! Owner was on site, the service was the best and the food was superb. We had the succulent flash fried oysters appetizer and blt salad to start and the crab cake Benedict and salmon were cooked to perfection. Good friends, good food and guitarist strumming gently in the background!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful restaurant but . . .
    fqdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The ambiance is wonderful with a wonderful piano player and soft music. The mushroom appetizer was very tasty but was only warm. It would have been fabulous if served hot. My entree was the fish of the day which again was only lukewarm and was not the freshest. The asparagus was overcooked but also cool. The risotto was again delicious but was only warm. I find this lack of attention to the quality of the food presented to be inexcusable and unnecessary. The wait staff was wonderful and accommodation and the owner walked around before our meal and welcomed us, a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • treat pause 4 paws
    fourofsevensisters
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Four friends got together and had a delightful afternoon. Food was excellent. Server was very helpful. We got to visit and did not feel rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    PickyEater
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food, impressive menu, service a little slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a treat
    Nolawoman
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Being locals I'm sorry we waited so long to try this gem. We had a wonderful meal--especially the portobello appetizer, and delightful entrees. The staff was attentive in helping me select gluten-free options and an excellent wine. Altogether it was a lovely evening. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    JnolaVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food, our waiter was very professional. Beautiful space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAGNIFICENT!
    jackfrommandeville
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    A wonderful dining experience, with superb cuisine, excellent drink and wine service, a charming chef in Gregg Piccolo, and a great server in Kirkland. The starters were delicious, including the pate in brioche, eggplant sticks, and flash fried oyster bruchetta. We shared taste of our three entrees. The stuffed shrimp and Gulf fish were outstanding. My flounder on a bed of stuffed mirliton, with an incredibly good dark, rich crayfish sauce was to die for. And desserts! The pistachio cheesecake was lovely, light rather than dense; the strawberry crepes were great; and, wow, the dark chocolate crème brulee was magnificent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Phenomenal!!!
    REX1VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Having eaten in restaurants in many cities and countries this local gem blew me away. I've found a new Love!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for events!
    Jserigne
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had my wife's birthday here with about 16 people, and they were very accommodating! The food was fantastic, great servers and all our friends loved the look of the place being an old church. Definitely would go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birhday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Everything was perfect. Advices and suggestions were all good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SantineVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great food! Warm and friendly service! Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Safetyjack says:
    safetyjack
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our first trip to this restaurant. We found parking to be easy. The ambiance was very nice. The noise level, even with a large table celebrating a birthday or something was moderate; perhaps the high ceilings of this former church have something to do with that. The food was very good, with artful presentations. The service was excellent, especially as we were somewhat rushed due to traffic delays. They were able to serve us quickly, efficiently, and very pleasantly. Our server was Alicia (spelling?) and we highly recommend her. Wines available by the glass are limited, but the two that we had were good. We will definitely return so that we can take our time and enjoy the food even more. In all, its an impressive place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    DiningOutEnthusiast
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My visit to Redemption was an overall great experience. The courses came in perfect timing, and the food was very good. Service was excellent, and the Piano music and singing was a lovely backdrop for Mother's Day outing. All was Great! I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Food
    ClubConciergeVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My friends and I had the time of our lives for the atmosphere and the food were excellent. I can hardly wait to eat what I brought home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    docs2
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were there during Jazz Fest on a Saturday and I was surprised to be able to get a last minute reservation. The food and service were good. The bar needs improvement. Not a busy place though I can't figure out why
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Best soft shell crab ever. It was cold smoked and then fried.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinning Experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a large group from my wife's birthday. The staff was very accommodating as I had to change the head count three different times. The restaurant was not busy and we had a wait staff that was amazing! Everything we ate was memorable and we look forward to our next visit. I can't stop thinking about the pan seared foie gras! And that was just the appetizer. I tried several other entrees and found everything to be excellent in taste and presentation. I highly recommend this restaurant to any local or tourist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    AlyceMVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Went to NOLA for Jazz Fest. I used to live there and one of my favorite restaurants was Christians, in an old church. It fell to Katrina, and this is what's there now. Excellent service. Everything we had was great but my favorite was a smoked duck soup with leeks and dried cherries that I still dream of. The venue is beautiful and the vaulted ceilings keep the noise down when it's crowded. One of the best meals we had during this visit to a town with great food!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A religious experience
    Sjbrownpsu
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Well, that may be pushing it a bit, but I had a great meal. I've wanted to eat here since it was Christian's but I moved away for work. Greg Picolo has done a nice job with the menu, and the building is beautiful. I had the BLT salad and shrimp and grits, both were delicious. Personally, I don't like head/tail on shrimp except for boiled because it is a mess in a fine dining establishment to eat with your fingers (is there any way to peel shrimp with a knife and fork?) but it was great, nonetheless. The creme Burke was superb. Three for one bloody Mary's were spicy and spot on. Being able to say hello to the chef was an extra treat.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unredeemable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Let me say first, the restaurant was nearly empty so being slammed wasn't a problem. The server confused our order so three entrees were placed at the wrong seats. Two of us were awaiting entrees. A staffer came by to say the other two entrees would be just a moment more; however, the two he mentioned weren't what we ordered. The fourth arrived merely warm and mine arrived after everyone had finished dinner. No staffer approached our table to offer an apology. The bill showed different selections than we'd ordered. To her credit, the server showed us the bill reflected items costing less than what we ordered and insisted that we pay the lower amount. Did someone receive our larger bill? So disappointing when Chef Greg is so talented!
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  • Wonderful dining experience
    paperclip
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with two other couples for dinner at Redemption. Starters, entrees, and desserts were uniformly very good. All of us agreed that the flash-fried oysters were the best we have had in New Orleans, and the catch of the day (grouper), duck, and lamb chops were especially good. I have always loved the beautiful interior of this old church. It made for a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!!
    Chrishele
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My fiance and I wanted to go to dinner while the French Quarter Fest was going on. We didn't want to be in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle and we found Redemption. We had a fantastic meal. It was quiet and we could talk. We had great service and would love to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub par and way overpriced
    HokieChef
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very limited menu which is fine if it's executed properly. Foie app was the best item of the night but all the mains were barely edible. Both fish main dishes were severly over cooked and mushy. I didn't try the stuffed shrimp but those that ordered them did not finish their portions. Save your money and eat elsewhere you are only paying for the room, which is lovely.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Before theatre restaurant
    TheatreBuff
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had a party of eight. Everyone enjoyed their meals. It was a Friday night before theatre dinner. We arrived on time for a 5:30 pm reservation. Excellent service, food was delicious. Plenty of time for dessert and coffee. I had the oyster appetizer...yum! Oysters fried to perfection. Fish entree with risotto, an excellent Lenten choice. Beautifully presented as were all of the other entrees. The stuffed shrimp looked fabulous. Going back to try it. Great pre-theatre place. Easy to park, drive down Orleans to the Saenger. Great atmosphere. Several large tables throughout the dining room, yet the meals all came out together, and the staff worked so well together. Wait staff was on top of everything, everywhere. I'm impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Dining
    HeatherDare22
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    This restaurant is situated inside a renovated chapel, and it is gorgeous. We ate brunch when it was flash flooding outside, but you couldn't tell. The butter-yellow stained glass windows made it seem as though the sun was shining through, and the roof dampened any noise, making it seem from the inside like a perfectly sunny day. It was a quiet restaurant with not many people, which was surprising given the ambiance and quality of the food and service. Our waiter was new, but very friendly and sweet. We ordered the omelet, crab cakes, and smoked salmon. Everything was good except for the smoked salmon, which was cold and dry. The crab cakes made up for it though - delicious! For dessert: banana fritters. Just get them. They were amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was good. Disappointed
    Donaconda
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Service was good. Disappointed with approach for after dinner drinks.had no clue what the price was for after dinner drinks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The old church that the restaurant is located in has potential but it was poorly executed. The dining area was cavernous and too brightly lit. The fried oyster appetizer was inedible. The filet was not fresh though tender, the grouper special was smothered in a heavy sauce and the stuffed shrimp was heated inconsistently throughout the dish. The chef did check on our table, however we were the only table in the place still eating. There we're few others present but they were merely waiting on cabs. The location is well outside the Quarter and cabs are sparse at best although the Mardi Gas season probably affected this as well. Lastly, the restaurant ran out if the wine we were drinking and didn't have our second choice available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine's Day Flop
    GretnaCple
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant wasn't full on Valentine's Day. This was the first sign. There was a fixed, 3-course menu with a complimentary glass of champagne, for $75/ea. The champagne was served free of charge for the entire meal. Here was sign number two. The oyster appetizer was nearly inedible as the oysters were small and must have been dredged in sand. The grit was over the top. I'm not talking a pebble or two. For the main course we had the filet and the grouper. Both were overcooked. The sauce on the grouper was tasty. The sauce/gravy on the filet was not needed nor tasty. The service was sporatic. I am still waiting for someone to ask how we are doing or if the food was ok. I think the answer is known. It isn't Christian's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Valentine's day experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a nice quiet dinner. Prompt, attentive service. Nice, juicy steaks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should be better
    BigMac
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Truely awesome setting in an old refurbished church. It is in our neighborhood and we would like to go more often. Problem is that it just doesn't hold up to high New Orleans standards, so there are dozens of better experiences to be had in this town. The food, service, and ambience were good but the kitchen was very slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time to dine at Redemption...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    First time to dine at Redemption...truly enjoyed, thus will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique locale
    SueB
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The setting was very pretty being in a former church. The executive chef and staff were very helpful. Service was very good. The food was good but not outstanding (there is plenty of completion in Nola). Seemed like a good spot for neighbors.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Excellent food,excellent service,well rounded menu, beautiful dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Fantastic!
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Chef Greg Picallo and staff always create special memories. I have been Redeemed! See you again, soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food and Service
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Greg Picolo's food is exceptional and beyond reproach
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA fare in an classic setting
    Ber0426VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Nice pleasant dinner in the old Christians restaurant. It is still beautiful as ever and the chef is creative serves good nola revival fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was okay. Egglant is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Food was okay. Egglant is to die for. Otherwise, the food was forgettable. Service was terrible. Server had no knowledge of the wine. They served us hot white wine, and the bottle of red arrived after dinner was over.
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  • Average food quality. Service
    OfkhouryVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Average food quality. Service and coordination of food delivery is lacking. Took a while to get food and it was lukewarm when it arrived. Our waiter was flustered and spilled wine and mistakenly poured water into my wine glass. Lots of other restaurant options where our experience was much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PERFECT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had been looking for the perfect Christmas Dinner and had been sorely disappointed by many New Orleans restaurants in years past as too crowded, sold out of favorite foods, poor service, rushed, etc. REDEMPTION WAS THE PERFECT FIND!!! The ambiance was quiet and elegant and refined with personable staff who were right on time with everything. We especially loved that we were not rushed and no food was brought to the table until our previous course was finished. The food was creatively excellent and reasonably priced. Wine list pricey so a few less expensive selections would be welcomed. THIS WILL BE OUR "GO TO" RESTAURANT FOR ALL OUR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND MORE. Thank you, Redemption for such a special Christmas Evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.