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Restaurant R'evolution
Restaurant R'evolution
  • Address:
    777 Bienville St
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    French Quarter
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $50 and over

Restaurant R'evolution Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://revolutionnola.com/
  • Phone: (504) 553-2277
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Monday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Wednesday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Sunday Jazz Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole, Cajun
  • 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 Lunch, Dinner 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was good, but nothing on the menu was new, creative or inspiring as I have found in other local restaurants lately. Service was good, but I found it odd that the waiter told us he had to chill our wine down before it could be served (?). We were served the wine after our first course. I didn't like the fact that some customers in the dining room were in shorts, and flip flops. The website clearly states no shorts, caps or flip flops. For the price I was not impressed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had en elegant dinner - appetizers - main course - dessert The food was presented beautifully, the menu choices were very creative and ample. The service was peerless. It was pricey and worth EVERY penny of the price. We will return again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "R'evolution is clearly the best restaurant in the French Quarter. Food, service and ambience are all outstanding. The only negative is the dress of some patrons. When did t-shirts, flip flops and shorts become acceptable dress for any restaurant of this quality? Patrons who want to dress like slobs should stick to McDonald's or Applebees !"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My wife and I went dined here for our 1st anniversary and it was amazing! They started us off with two amuse Bouche. Then we ordered "death by gumbo" it was my first experience with quail and it was great. I had the 9 oz filet with truffle mashed potatoes and my wife had the stuffed red fish with the Brussel sprouts. The entrees were excellent. The desserts were great and the night cap was when they brought a small box filled with brittle, small pastries and cookies. The service was great we were never in need of anything- two waiters and a beverage person attended to our every need. We had a great dining experience and would return and recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. The wait staff was very knowledgeable on the menu and very attentive to your needs. The wine list was extensive with a number of reasonably priced wines. Both the seafood and meat items were excellent."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "When I booked on OpenTable, I requested that the staff do whatever they could to make our anniversary dinner special. Every member of the wait staff that took care of us mentioned our anniversary and they brought us a great extra dessert with "Happy 5th Anniversary" spelled out on the plate in chocolate. We had a great time and will be back again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants I've ever visited. The attention and courtesy from staff is meticulous. This is a restaurant for serious foodies.The menu is innovative, taking Cajun standards and turning them on their head and expressing them in novel and exciting ways. It is not appropriate for children under 18 because the food is so expensive and may seem somewhat exotic for younger eaters. Also, the tawdriest sights of Bourbon Street are right nearby, so although R'Evolution is an oasis of good taste and refinement, it is impossible to avoid seeing the un-family friendly aspects of the neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife and I dined in Munich, Germany at what was one of the finest restaurants there and it was superb. However the bill was $600 +/- but worth it. Restaurant R'evolution was just as good in every respect. In fact I would go so far as to say that Restaurant R'evolution was a tad better and that is saying an awful lot in favor of R'evolution. I definitely will be back and would like to bring my son and daughter-in-law when they visit us next. Wonderful evening---great food--great wine---great martini--great service what more could you expect."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was amazing! The service impeccable! The entire experience was fantastic and worth every penny."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I inadvertently left some rolled up photos on the table at the end of the meal. I discovered this when I got to the Monteleone, just 10 or 15 minutes later. I returned to R'Evolution and tried to interest several employees in attempting to locate the photos, but it was to no avail. Not one person showed even a vague interest, and, of course, they were never covered."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the wine list is extensive! Only one in our party changed her mind instead of ordering Death By Gumbo at the last minute she ordered the seafood gumbo instead and was disappointed. But that was the only mistake at the table. Our steaks were wonderful and cooked to perfection. And don't miss the chocolate soufflé for dessert!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Delicious food, quiet elegant atmosphere, and impeccable service-great experience!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband loves to wear a hat. He is accustomed to removing his hat when we are seated. He was asked to remove his hat before he even had the opportunity to do so. The gentleman at the next table dined with his hat on. The environment was very uncomfortable from the beginning. We will not return. Customer service was zero. My worse dining experience in New Orleans."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "R'evolution is a special dining experience as the ambience and service are above the norm and the food superb. While expensive, anyone who knows what it takes to provide this level of food and service will enjoy R'evolution. I believe it is the best "high-dollar" restaurant in the greatest food city in the Country."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I heard such great things about this restaurant. Went on a week night, early so it was not busy. Service was really good, food too."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I had the fingertip of a rubber glove in my appetizer. I was very skeptical of the food after the glove was discovered. The manager Shannon did the best she could to satisfy me, but I still was on the edge about what I had in my appetizer."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I ordered the Creole Bouillabaisse because I wanted something New Orleans style seafood; it certainly delivered! Before the entree came out, we were given a palette cleanser: a small beet salad. We also had rolls (a whole grain and a white) served warm with sea salt butter, maple butter, and olive oil. We ordered a bottle of Charles Duret Cremant de Bourgogne Brut, which was a delicious Rose. For dessert, I had the White Chocolate Bread Pudding Creme Brulee. I thought it would be more like creme brulee than bread pudding, but it was the opposite. Still delicious! The dessert box at the end was a great surprise. The service was top notch. Drinks were always topped off and the servers checked on us without being fussy."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service was impeccable. Food was overwhelmingly delicious. Cocktails, scrumptious. A team waits on you. The food presentation was remarkable. A must if you're in town. Don't let the location off of Bourbon Street scare you. Once you step in, it's miles away from the riff raff outside. Have the creme brûlée bread pudding for dessert. You will die and go to heaven and thank me."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Restaurant R'evolution is a return of Chef John Folse's version of fine dining not seen since the closure of his flagship restaurant. Laffite's Landing which was located in Donaldsonville, LA. I enjoyed every sip and bite of the soups, appetizers, entrées, and deserts. I especially enjoyed the surprise at the end which I am sure you will to if you have enough room at the end of the meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was superb. The staff was VERY attentive and the food was AMAZING!!! Our entrees were cooked to perfection. Even the drinks were divine...lol. My only "less than excellent" rating would be for MY dessert. The chocolate cake was good but not "smack yo momma" good like the rest of the desserts. The other table guests desserts were amazing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20th last week culminating in a trip to Restaurant R'evolution. Service was excellent. All the staff seemed to be aware of our event. Crab Beignets were outstanding as was the Scallops with Fois Gras. No room for dessert but the provided a small anniversary treat. Great overall dinner."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "never a question of creativity, execution and service quality."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We went to R'evolution on a tip from a waiter at another restaurant. He said that if you want real classic New Orleans dishes , then this was the place to go. Wow! Was he right. The food was perfectly prepared. I had the Coq au vin and it was amazing. My wife had the the grilled cobia fish and it too was perfect. The wine suggested to us paired wonderfully. I suggest the chocolate soufflé for dessert. It was decadent and lovely. The atmosphere was very romantic and was very clean. The wait staff were attentive but not over your shoulder the whole meal. All in all the perfect dining experience for us in The Big Easy. We will definitely be returning to Restaurant R'evolution."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My sister and I went! They were very nice and professional towards us. We got a few things, but you MUST get the Black Truffle Beef Tartare! They also took us on a tour of the restaurant which was awesome!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The restaurant's staff worked with me to provide a round table as we had a party of 7 and wanted to be able to stay engaged with everyone in the group. Everyone in our party was completely blown away by the wait staff and the food. We held the table for 3 hours and never felt that we were orverstaying our welcome. Definitely will be a restrauant at will become one of my "go to" places in New Orleans."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food here at Restaurant Revolution was 5+ stars, outstanding... one of the best dinning experiences ever in New Orleans and I can't wait to go back. The service was exceptional and all bent over backwards to make this an experience to remember... but the food was amazing wow!!!! The wine list went on forever!!! Do yourself a favor and visit this fine fine restaurant in the French Quarter."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here. It was excellent. From the service to everything we ordered on the menu. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I love this restaurant and go here every anniversary. We felt a bit rushed this time and when I went to the restroom the waiter took the dessert away before I could finish. When I arrived home, later Saturday night I was ill all night and all day Sunday. The only thing food different from my wife was the Quail in the gumbo and the lamb chops. Our waiter ( an older African american gent) was a bit pushy and we could tell he wanted to turn the table. The rest of the staff was very polite and attentive. We will come back, but will not want his service again since the restaurant was not even half full. We will probably ask for Jimmy since she is our favorite."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Fabulous dinner! Ordered Death by Gumbo & the Caviar Staircase....phenomenal! Presentation at its best. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Always on the list when in town!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with the service. We were given an iPad as menu for wine with hundreds of choices and 20 minutes passed by with no assistance. In fact, two days later and we still are not sure whom was our waitor. The food was good but not spectacular as one would expect. This was supposed to be a very special night for us.The overall experience was unfortunately not impressive."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "2 Visits in 3 days - A GREAT addition to the NOLA food scene // Food selection is very broad // Food quality and presentation were outstanding // Bar staff and wait staff are well trained and fun to chat with // Look forward to a return visit //"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything was superb! The service was exactly what you would expect at a 5-star restaurant, without being overdone or stuffy. The food was absolutely perfect - we tried the shrimp and grits and the red fish at lunch - and we could not stop talking about it! The flavors were wonderful - layer upon layer - and the presentation! Do not miss dessert - we sampled the bread pudding along with the sorbets and sherbet - amazing! Best bread pudding we have ever had. Must get the receipe! Will definitely be going back. Highly recommend! Would be perfect for a business dinner or special occasion as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food, wine selection, service, decor, ambiance....wouldn't change a thing. Food was amazing. Found some incredible wines. Whiskey flight tasting was unique & fun. Would go here all the time if I lived here!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Although both the menu and the venue lack the cohesion you'd expect from two experienced restaurateurs, the food on the whole was excellent. The service needs work - polite and responsive as our servers were, we had to request napkins well into our starters. The menu, I felt, was a bit confused (steak, caviar, gumbo, risotto and pho on one menu?) but the Death by Gumbo and Flounder Napoleon were faultless, beautiful dishes. Our mirliton-artichoke side, however, was underdone. Crowd was a bit male and veneered, but New Orleans is a convention city. A fun, convivial place for a group seeking world-class cooking and clever touches, but perhaps not the right place for a couple after a true New Orleans fine-dining experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Restaurant R'evolution during our 4 day visit to New Orleans. The food was beyond delicious - and the care that was taken to prepare our food could be seen in the presentation and taste, as well as by watching the amazing chefs in the kitchen. The kitchen was a well-conducted orchestra of food preparation. The wait staff was equally as organized and friendly - offering suggestions and being very attentive. We tried the lobster risotto on a recommendation from the staff and it was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. In a city that has countless amazing cuisine choices, Restaurant R'evolution is the brightest of stars."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday there and it was fantastic! The servers were extremely knowledgable about everything. This was our first visit as we all live out of state and they had great recommendations on the menu & wine pairings. The artichoke side dish and shrimp po boy were amazing!!! Our only complaint was it was way tooooo cold inside the restaurant...all of the ladies were beyond uncomfortable which is why we didn't stay for long."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My wife and I were booked for dinner at R'evolution by the W Hotel (Chartres Street) for our 20th Anniversary dinner. It was our first night in New Orleans and had no idea what R'evolution was about and were blown away by the ambiance of the restaurant, the amazing service and, ultimately, the wonderful food. We ordered the Death by Gumbo and we were totally unprepared for the incredible, intense flavor - quite unlike the typical seafood gumbos we get at home in Seattle. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and melted in our mouths. The memory is still there! Loved it all. The waiters and servers were amazing and we must have had about seven people helping us out throughout the meal. They made us feel totally welcome! A great meal!!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Amazing food, service, and ambiance! Knowledgeable staff with exceptional recommendations, timely service of courses, clean and comforting environment, beautifully furnished and decorated! Nothing bad to say about it at all!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Dined with customers while in New Orleans and everyone agreed this place was great. Scott and Sam were assigned to our table, two wonderful people. A visit of the kitchens and wine cellar, a real treat. Fabulous wine selection. A must when visiting Nola."
    Dined on 6/24/2014