Restaurant R'evolution
Restaurant R'evolution

Restaurant R'evolution

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://revolutionnola.com/
  • Phone: 5045532277x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST
    Monday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    JAZZ BRUNCH
    Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Saturday Lunch Bar Service only starting at 11:30 a.m.

    DINNER
    Monday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun, Creole
  • Executive Chef: John Folse and Rick Tramonto
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Five dining rooms within the restaurant can be privatized to accommodate groups from 6 to 30. Larger groups can be accommodated in the adjoining Fleur de Lis Suite to include custom designed R'evolution menus for groups up to 160.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bourbon Street
  • Public Transit: Canal at Bourbon Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $12 for 3 Hours of Valet Parking or Self Parking is available in the Royal Sonesta Hotel garage with entrances on both Bienville and Conti Streets
A word from Restaurant R'evolution
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily and Sunday Brunch, Restaurant R’evolution is the first joint venture of award-winning chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, offering modern,imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Steeped in the diverse historic and cultural influences of Louisiana, the menu features not only the chefs’ interpretations of New Orleans classics such as gumbo, po’ boys, and beignets, but also new creations highlighting ingredients from what Chef Folse refers to as “the swamp floor pantry.” Tableside service components play an important role in the dining experience, promoting guest engagement about the history and evolution of the food they are enjoying.Soups such as Creole Louisiana Snapping Turtle Soup and Death by Gumbo play on unusual presentations of these traditional dishes that date back centuries. Desserts showcase classical New Orleans sweets done in a new and contemporary way.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Restaurant R'evolution reviews from OpenTable diners
343 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (273)fit for foodies (237)notable wine list (206)romantic (198)good for groups (85)hot spot (80)neighborhood gem (56)great for brunch (51)vibrant bar scene (46)great for lunch (28)scenic view (12)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Too many good restaurants to eat
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    To many good restaurants to eat here. We had high expectations based on reviews, should have gone to Commanders Palace, truly the best restaurant in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious-- formal setting
    kristin6
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food and wine were outstanding- crab beignets are ridiculously good! There were 3 servers assisting us throughout the evening and the atmosphere was a little too formal for our liking. I'm glad we visited though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Jazz brunch here awakened all the senses... food & drink is excellent, the service is perfect and the music a great added treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No need to evolve further
    engprofVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a truly wonderful restaurant. The food is great -- interesting, varied, and extremely carefully prepared. Steaks are great and the pasta might even be better. Excellent wine list. Tranquil lovely atmosphere; one can actually have a conversation here. Very fine friendly but non-obtrusive service. Sommelier not all that expert, but this is a small matter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!
    EricaAVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Perhaps the best restaurant anywhere!!! Pricey but worth it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    CeCe1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My party of 8 and I really loved it! We sat in the open kitchen area, which is a little more lively/interacting, and it was perfect. All of the rooms have their own uniqueness to them. Were still talking about the crab beignet appetizer. So good! This is definitely going to be a go-to for my husband and I.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • interesting
    Rich
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    the food is very well prepared, quite a bit of staff for each table, ours seem to have a communication problem. everyone was pleasant, although pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Evolution of good restaurants
    CarloVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Restaurant R'Evolution is bar far one of the best restaurants I've been to this year and has quickly entered into my top 10. The food is modern and delicious without being complicated or presumptuous. The staff is friendly, knowledgable and incredibly helpful. We cancelled our reservations with another restaurant to go back to R'Evolution.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    tomrod
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent and elegant dining experience! Highly recommend the oysters with cucumber ice, scallops with foie gras and gnocchi with lobster. Don't miss the smoked cheese grits either! The white chocolate bread pudding creme brûlée was amazing, but we probably should have shared one after cleaning all the plates that came before. The service was great and the staff very knowledgeable and friendly. True Southern charm and great food. Looking forward to going back when in New Orleans again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals I ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This place is such a great surprise in the French Quarter. The food was gourmet, delicious, and unexpected. I had the seafood trio which came with tuna tar tar, salmon tar tar, and seafood salad with crab. Each one was more delicious than the last. My mother had the crab beignets, and they were honestly one of the best things I have ever tasted. Each dish was artfully displayed, and contained delicious sauce garnishes. For dinner I had the seared scallops and foix gras, and it was excellent. They put a nice sear on the scallops, and they were super flavorful. My mother had the milk fed veal chop... it was huge! It was also the tastiest I have ever had. I ended my meal with the red velvet beignets...OMG, delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a blast
    Nickname
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    It was a unique experience. The food and wine pairings were "out of this world".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    Dan77
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food perfectly prepared with a nice by-the-glass wine list as well as superb choices for full bottles. Very attentive service. A decadent meal to be sure. I had the bouillabaise (sp?) and it was excellent. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dutch58
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great restaurant to bring clients, friends or for that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfull experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    From the very moment my wife and i entered the restaurant we felt comfortable and the staff were over the top accommodating. The service was spectacular, the food was some of the best we have had to date and the overall experience was a 11/10. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bam21VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A beautiful restaurant. We were warmly greeted by our waiter and assistant. Helpful suggestions given and attentive and unhurried service as well as excellent food. The Jazz trio was very good and in the background. Will return on another visit to New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - hellacious service
    DinealwaysVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went with a group of people for an upscale dinner. However, after first sitting at our table, we were immediately assaulted by a service team that was unrelenting for the meal. They had no ability to understandwhen and when not to approach the table, and would frequently interrupt conversations, Reach across and block us from communicating with each other, and generally seem to rush us throughout the meal.on the good side, the food was exceptional, though I think I would be hard-pressed to return only to deal with the so-called waitstaff again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine food
    IdealGrace
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We ate here on a recommendation. It was right off Bourbon St, but definitely a cut above what you usually find there. Wine list was extensive and the sommelier was great at helping us pair up a bottle of wine with 2 very different entrees. The food was delicious and everyone who waited on us was enthusiastic, knowledgeabl and friendly. Being so close to Bourbon St, it is is still fairly lively, but without the craziness, The bar made great cocktails as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior service, food and wine.
    2fordinner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    All requests were met. Sadie, our server was very attentive. She was very helpful with food selection and wine parings. The only negative was not the fault of the owners Construction next door caused a noise problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food!
    Debbie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    All of the food was not only delicious, but cooked in a creative and special way. The service was wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and experience
    Txfoody
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    From the time we walked in to the time we left the service was outstanding and not rushed. Quail was outstanding. Look forward to going back next time we visit NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, beautiful service
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My friend and I made this our expensive restaurant for our New Orleans visit. The food was spectacular all the way through. We had the death by gumbo, bouillabaisse, frog legs, duck, and chocolate souffle. Everything was melt-in-your mouth, nothing was overcooked, and everything had great flavor. My favorite was the gumbo, which was spicy but hearty, and my friend's was the duck, which managed to slip down his sore throat with utter ease. They wooed us of course with the amuse bouche and the little bonbons at the end. Presentation was always impeccable, and my friend has never been so impressed by my choice in restaurants! We had 3 servers, all of which were very attentive. We could chat comfortably too. All in all a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    BRdiner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was awesome and overall this is one of the best New Orleans restaurants I have been to. We will come again for sure. You can also eat in the bar if no table is available.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food!
    TeejAware
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food here is AMAZING!! Our server was great. She was very attentive. Had we not had an unnecessary 30 minutes wait for our table, our experience here would have been flawless. It wasn't busy enough for my sister and I to have to wait that long for a table. We think they were waiting on a two top table to open up, instead of sitting us at a 4 top. I had to go have strong words with the management to FINALLY get a table. Please keep in mind we made our reservation 45 days in advance. For that reason, I will never return to this restaurant, and I won't recommend it to anyone else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat performance of excellence
    Jockdoc69
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Before the visit to the restaurant this time including our son. Once again phenomenal food exceptional service another great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth trying
    SCSassy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had friends visiting from out of town and we wanted them to have a wonderful dining experience. R' evolution was everything we expected. Service and atmosphere was excellent and food was above average. The highlight of our visit was the tour of kitchen and all the dining rooms.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely evening in New Orleans.
    peacefulharbor
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The menu was excellent. I had the filet and it was cooked to perfection. We tried the bone marrow for the first time My husband loved it and I was very glad I got the crab biegnets, which just float to your mouth. I chose the bread pudding creme brulee. Awesome! Npt quite as good as the Commander's Palace bread pudding souffle, but very close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best fine dining in the FQ
    MarinFoodie4wineVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    With the dearly departed Stella! no longer in business, this is the best fine dining restaurant in the French Quarter. Superb service and outstanding, creative modernized creole cuisine. The only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is a snafu with the wine I brought in. I wasn't told the corkage fee (which I assumed would be somewhere between $20 - $25 as I'd experienced as other similar venues). However when I finished my dinner (and wine), I was told they "forgot" to inform me that the corkage was $50! $50 is pretty excessive for a place without a couple Michelin starts (and even then...). Honestly If I'd known that ahead of time, I would have just paid for a glass of house wine! So the otherwise great service fell short there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Nolanative
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Consistently one of the top resaurants in New Orleans. Must dine for locals and tourists alike!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lisajoVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was our first time here. We are from Chicago and wanted to try Rick's place. The food was fantastic. The white chocolate bread pudding creme brule was the best dessert I have ever had! I need to get the recipe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highlight of our trip
    Dentonmel
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I grew up in NOLA and when I return I desire authentic south Louisiana foods. I loved the modern interpretations of old favorites. Example: bread pudding creme brûlée. Check google images and you will see what I mean. The crab beignets were also really delightful - great for 1 or 2 people or you won't be able to fully appreciate their beauty. We did dinner and brunch. If you can only do one or the other then do the jazz brunch. They do a $50 corkage which was worth it to us and they were very professional with the process.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mint.
    BonaduceVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was mint and super enjoyable on all levels. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devine dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My only complaint is that there was no table cloth on our table, but most other tables appeared to have a white table cloth on them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtodine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food, when we arrived we asked the waiter to transfer us to a seat next to a window and they were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a must place to eat!
    susie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A friend who lived in NOLA for many years recommended this restaurant! We have been to many places, from K-Pauls when we were dating (almost 20 years ago) to Brennans for our wedding breakfast, from the lake to the quarter. This restaurant ranks up there as one of my favorites!!! The wine list was digital which made it easy to search, the wait staff was professional, knowledgeable and very attentive and the food phenomenal. We were given a tour of the wine cellar before we left which made the visit even more special! We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great VIP service and setting
    TiffS
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I was very much pleased with the service my colleagues and I recevied for dinner. I made our reservation and two days prior to our arrival I received a call to confirm our reservation. At the end of the call I was asked if the reservation was for a special occasion. We were saying farewell to a colleague who had been with our company for over 15 years. On the evening of the reservation, we were taken to the private dining room. A gorgeous room with a glass wall showing the wine cellar. Our service was impeccable! We were attended to at the right points in our service, the captain was friendly and appropriately joined in our conversation which we appreciated. We felt pampered and the food was great! Couldn't have had a better send off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Night to Remember
    JM77VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 37th Wedding Anniversary at Restaurant R'evolution. The Turtle Soup & Crab Beignets were great appetizers. Rosemary Duck & the Seared Sea Scallops and Foie Gras were to die for. The Black & Gold Chocolate Souffle was sinfully rich. The service team was wonderful (Jimi, Megan & Bob). Jimi, you truly made this anniversary celebration, A Night to Remember for the both of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    NOLA4us
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The wine list was impressive but unapproachable to the average diner. Many of the wines were unfamiliar to us (not normally the case) so we asked our waiter for advise. The bottle he recommended based on our preferences was nice, but not $218 nice and not what we asked for. The presentation was very unique (wine list on an iPad and a jewelry box with different candies in each drawer) but they seemed to lose the basics among the fluff. For example, two different waiters asked about our appetizer order but it was never ordered. The food was beautifully presented but incredible salty. Both my husband's Triptych of Quail and my filet were so salty as to be unpleasant. Based on other reviews, we must have gotten the B team.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Off their game?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Party of eight, it was early so the restaurant was relatively empty just wait staff starring at us while we walked to the private dinning room. Nobody said hi, just starred. We were celebrating a team dinner and I had requested toast service by phone. Our waitress was caught off guard and said she just got the information. First course was amazing! Over half of the main entrees were cold and had to be sent back, my braised boneless short ribs were kinda warm, but still very good. Then, we were forgot about and the table never got cleared, so annoying. The staff tried to bribe everyone with free deserts, it worked they were good. Overall R'evolution has a great reputation but they need to get the basics right to be the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had heard that this restaurant was THE place to go. Yes, the food was very good, but a bit on the pricey side. The service was almost too good, as our server kept hovering over us to the point it was annoying. There are so many restaurants in New Orleans that I would rather eat at. But, at least I can say, "Been there, done that".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    NOLAfoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is one of the best meals I have had in New Orleans. The food was outstanding, but more importantly, the service was top-notch. Of course, my party was with a gentleman who frequents the restaurant quite often, so we got the royal treatment. I started with the trio of seafood and had the crawfish boil risotto as my entree. The seafood was fresh and the presentation was lovely. The risotto was cooked to perfection. I had a wonderful experience and I will certainly return and bring my foodie family with me for dinner. BTW; I have been here for brunch as well and it was also a great meal and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.