Restaurant R'evolution
Restaurant R'evolution

Restaurant R'evolution

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://revolutionnola.com/
  • Phone: (504) 553-2277
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Restaurant R'evolution reviews from OpenTable diners
379 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (307)fit for foodies (262)notable wine list (220)romantic (210)good for groups (92)hot spot (85)neighborhood gem (69)vibrant bar scene (57)great for brunch (52)great for lunch (37)scenic view (17)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    This dinner was a highlight to our NOLA visit. The food was devine and the service excellent making this a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Food and atmosphere were both very good. Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs to improve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The quality and presentation of the food with very good and met the high standards for this restaurant. However, the front of the house service from top to bottom needs much improvement. While we told told that 3 individuals would be taking care of us for a party of 5, there was a lot of lack of attention and a seeming lack of indifference from the staff. Nobody really seemed to care and appeared to be just going thru the motions. At the end of the evening, we were presented with someone else's bill (which was a lot less than ours) and when we brought it to the attention of our wait staff....it was "oh well..that happens on occasion". No one bothered to say I'm sorry or apologized for the mix-up. When leaving, the front host and chef were standing there and didn't even ask if we enjoyed our meal. Made for a disappointing experience even though the food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    cd11
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Excellent service, menu and atmosphere. Will definitely return. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall disappointed
    ASRQVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We loved the service, but the food let us down. Shrimp and grits was breaded.....too heavy Duck very rich, unfortunately it left no room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dining Experience
    Cherry
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I wish I could have eaten 3 entrees myself! So many mouth watering selections. We choose the shrimp n Grits and the Scallops - absolutely delicious. I will be back again. The service is outstanding. Great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Traycp
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Everything about R'evolution is amazing. The waiters are very attentive and the food is exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretentious
    rivergirlVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Fried oysters in salad and the desserts were very good. Rest of food not up to expectations. No excuse for over-cooked fish in New Orleans
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • incredicle experience.
    Mssmax
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food was incredible, the best scallops ever. It was my birthday, was surprised with complimentary dessert.my husband had lobster gnocchi,it was great too. A delicious, fun dining experience. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss R'evolution!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    R'evolution is easily among the top restaurants in NOLA. Very knowledgeable staff. Great atmosphere. Excellent menu and wine list. Start out in the bar for a great cocktail. No detail missed. Exquisite presentation. Celebrate something special at R'evolution.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DEATH. BY. GUMBO!!
    GUMBO
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I visited with a small group on the recommendation of a local and I was not disappointed. Simply one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in New Orleans. Death By Gumbo is not a gimmick, it's also delicious. Service was great without being over the top, and the menu was really interesting. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal in New Orleans, LA
    CEPlusCD
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We ate at Restaurant Revolution for both lunch and dinner while in New Orleans. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. Can't wait to return again next time we're in NOLA. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sam & lee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Our meal at r'evolution was among- perhaps even THE, best we've ever experienced. The death by gumbo in particular epitomizes all that is great about New Orleans cooking. Also the scallops with foie gras and the three preparations of quail were both exceptional. We really can't say enough good things about the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WinnVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I will definitely return to Restaurant R'evolution when visit NO next time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was a nice place with good food. Very comfortable
    Ggrider4
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I have nothing bad to say. The staff was pleasant and funny. The girl hostess could have spoke a little more but she wasn't unpleasant. I will come back and eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-around great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Everything at R'evolution was perfect from start to finish. The atmosphere, service and food are beyond excellent. Probably one of the best restaurants in the city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Not just a meal it was a dining experience. This was our third time and equally impressed with all three visits.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alejandra Sanchez and Molly Wismeier - true pros!
    RandyNola
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Molly as Sommelier and Alejandra as waitress teamed up with delightful service for my birthday lunch. Many thanks to both. Regards, Randy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Best new restaurant in New Orleans! Must have the Death by Gumbo and Turtle soup! The pricey wine list may have you sticking to cocktails instead, but the cuisine will bring you back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, service good but ...
    Dale
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We had the tasting menu. It was excellent food and the wine pairings were well thought out and presented. We had a drink at the bar before the meal; Chris the bartender was knowledgable and professional. The maître d' was welcoming. Our table was very nice and the restaurant was quite empty. The wait staff were good but seemed a bit surly, perhaps they were tired at the end of the day. Not a particularly happy bunch when the restaurant was mostly empty. Overall, it was a great meal and we will recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb ambiance. Service is impeccable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Superb ambiance. Service is impeccable. Price is adequate for the service and food served. Wine list is impressive. Was a great Anniversary dining experience. Cajun flavors are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    Baccus
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our expectations were high but were totally exceeded. The best Bouillabase ,we both agreed, we ever had.The Gumbo was a close second! Loved it. Excuse the French spelling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Seat
    EventsonthegoVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Despite the fact I reserved nearly two months in advance, I did not get the long table in the kitchen area. However, dinner was fabulous. Service fell off a bit as the night wore on and they charged $2 for extra toast points for my Steak Tartare. Got a chance to see the "Expediter" finish off every plate. Also got a chance to see him rub his nostrils with thumb and forefinger and run his hand through his beard constantly. Tried to ignore it but found myself looking for little reddish hairs in my food. All in all, Rick, It was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    PollyAnnaMay
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My husband and I recently visited New Orleans and chose to have dinner at Restaurant R'evolution. We were not disappointed. The service was outstanding and the food beautifully presented but most importantly absolutely delicious. We would both definitely recommend dining at Restaurant R'evolution when you are in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snpts
    snpts
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The room was pleasant. Nice for morning. Service a little slower than it needed to be, then rushed too much at the end. (Guess one can never be satisfied.) We would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Exceptional service.... exceptional food.... a true dining experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing spot!
    kbinnycVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great spot for dinner in New Orleans. Impeccable service and the dishes were amazing. Highlights were the crab beignets and the quail three ways. Really great spot! Make note of which room you wish to be seated in. The center room is white table cloth, the others seemed a little less formal. The table/bar looking into kitchen looked like a good spot too. Nice lively bar and in the perfect FQ location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been an off day
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We went in at 1:30 for a late lunch with high expectations. The appetizers, Naked Shrimp and wedge salad, were great but it took almost an hour for our entrees to arrive with little attention from the wait staff. My fiancee's dinner, shrimp and grits, was simply outstanding, but my dish (the daily special) stuffed Fried Chicken Breast with Braised Greens and Jalapeño Baked Beans, was room temp at best & the fried chicken's crust was over done and the chicken was dry and tasteless - like eating a piece of jerky. But they did make it right by taking it off our bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Jnet
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Nola has great restaurants and this one is one of the best. This was a girls trip and my friends are all foodies. They loved it! Great service, a beautiful restaurant oh yeah and the food was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feedback
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We booked our table while in Canada before we flew to New Orleans. We'd seen it online and thought it would be the perfect spot to celebrate my Wife's birthday.The layout was confusing. You have to pass through the bar to the get to the booking station. You then taken back through the bar to the other section which is the restaurant. We were sat right next to the doors where food is also passed to the bar area. It wasn't the best ambient environment. The lighting was very high and it was quite noisy. The food was mediocre as was the choice of wine. The service staff, however, were very good and very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect NOLA atmosphere
    Nikki
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food was fantastic, service was excellent, wonderful New Orleans atmosphere. Blows Commander's Palace out of the water, in my humble opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JohninMandeville
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Can't wait to return and try other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    LakeviewDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Terrible service, uninteresting menu that lacked focus but food was executed well. Expected more.
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  • A big disappointment
    Deedee
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended . We invited another couple to have lunch there. We ordered lunch and proceeded to wait 40 minutes. The restaurant was not crowded and the waitress never even stopped by the table. She recommended the grilled cheese and crab sandwich and when it finally came it was terrible. There was barely any cheese in it and the crabmeat was tasteless. The service was very poor and the waitress overcharged us for the wine. She never apologized and was extremely pretentious . I am sorry to say I was embarrassed to have brought guests and will not recommend it ever again.
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  • glad we went
    kellimetal
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    i love hitting different restaurants from cheap to pricey when I travel just to get a taste for the local food. This one was definitely pricey though, funny enough, I found Antonie's to be a much better experience and will continue to go to that restaurant while I have no plans to return to R'evolution. Antonie's may not look as fancy but the service was far better & when we go out and drop serious $$$$ on a meal I expect fantastic service. While the staff here was VERY friendly we had to ask for silverware once our food was served and I had to remind one of our three waiters that I never got my wine. Just seems funny that you have three people helping you yet no silverware and have to remind about a drink when the restaurant is dead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return when in NOLA
    BurgundyGirl
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Service was friendly and very attentive, without being overly formal. At the suggestion of our head waiter, we chose to split courses between the two of us, instead of the four course tasting menu. Six shared dishes were more than enough food for us and was a better value than the tasting menu. Food was outstanding and on par with some of the best restaurants in the country (as expected based on the chef/owners' reputations). If you love quail, this is restaurant for you! If you're not a big dessert person, I recommend skipping it. I will definitely return when in New Orleans again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must in NOLA
    Desch
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This restaurant is awesome and a must when going to New Orleans
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meaw
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Appetizers were very inventive and good. Wine list good and service very attentive but not intrusive. Nice restaurant. Huge menu with choices that would interest everyone.
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  • Vsross11
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was one of two outstanding meals we ate while in New Orleans for a Birthday weekend . . . wish this was the actual birthday meal! Both appetizers and both entrees were wonderful. Same for dessert. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. The room we dined in was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for an occasion
    lbairn
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Been quite a few times, and it's consistently excellent. It's not a 5-star New Orleans restaurant, but close. Here are a few admittedly picky issues. The wine list and the cellar are incredible...the sommelier has done quite a job. However, the wines are mostly French, and even the ones from other countries are made in the appropriate French styles. Some diversity would be nice. Wines by the glass are quite good, but expensive. The restaurant really should stick with the things that they do well, like the original short ribs braised in root beer...meats and terrines are consistent favorites. Some of the "variations on a theme" are good, just not great: Foie gras cheese cake, risotto, for example. Incredibly good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate