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Restaurant R'evolution
Restaurant R'evolution
  • Address:
    777 Bienville St
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    Neighborhood:
    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.

    Lunch
    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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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was just average and for the prices we expected much more than average. We were very disappointed as we had heard and read many nice reviews. Would not recommend this as a fine dinning experience."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "First let me say, it was AMAZING! The full package. I cannot speak to brunch, outdoor dining, scenic view, or lunch, and we did not have brunch nor did we eat out doors. I think if you child knows how to behave in a restaurant it would be alright but frankly this place is a dining experience and should be taken slowly which will most likely strain a childs patience and spoil your experience. We came for the FOOD and never even looked at the wine list but I'm sure it is just as spectacular as was the service and food. I expecially came for the caviar. Everything from service to desert was amazing and we will be back there everytime we arrive in NOLA. Thank you all for a wonderful meal and an amazing experience. Warmest regards, M"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We had an exceptional dining experience at R'evolution, but there are a couple of caveats. First, we brought our own wine despite the relatively high corkage fee of $50. Their wine list is extensive, but also tends to be very expensive and somewhat overpriced. The service was exceptional, and the restaurant is beautiful and fairly quiet, so our birthday celebration was really nice. The price tag can be shocking with multiple courses, and the portions are generous, so sharing is a good idea. The only deficiency was when the hostess declined to call a cab for us on the way out, saying a "taxi stand is right outside." We didn't see one and couldn't find a taxi in this busy part of the French Quarter. This is not acceptable."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Dining at R-evolution is a not to be missed experience. Their attention to every detail is outstanding. Definitely one of the top 5 restaurants in New Orleans and probably the country. It's that good!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We are locals & have experienced lots of NOLA fine dining. This restaurant was a wonderful blend of great service & delicious food in an upscale atmosphere. We had veal medallions, chargrilled oysters. gumbo bowl (FULL of seafood),gulf fish meunière, & special house dressing on green salad . Everything was perfect. The dessert was white chocolate bread pudding creme brûlée. It's a must! Good size portions for an upscale restaurant. Lunch bill was about $110 including tax & tip& no alcohol. Worth it!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Probably the best food I have ever eaten in New Orleans. Sevice was also excellent. This is the second time we have eaten here and will undoubtedly be back again in the future."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Good food, but was not a great food experience. The food will not have you wanting more. Being good does not cut it in New Orleans. The bar is very nice and has a good drink menu."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Great dinner with excellant service. Maybe the best or in the top three venues in town"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My son had eaten there for Valentines Day. Since Restaurant R'evolution is coming to Madison Ms, where I live, I definitely wanted to try it. Have never had such a wonderful dining experience. Naturally we sampled everyone's food at our table of five, and couldnt decide which one was the best because they all were exquisite, presentation, flavor. Hope it can hold up to that level in Madison, and I will definitely try it."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We went for brunch with a party of 6 and we were not disappointed. I love the contrast in decor between the bar area and the restaurant and both are gorgeous. The wait staff was fabulous as was the food & drink. I had a wonderful Bloody Mary, the corn and crab soup and the eggs sardou with crab meat and it was all really really good. Others at my table had the turtle soup, the death by gumbo, the duck confit, the veal chop, the crab cakes, the shrimp & grits and the egg & meat breakfast. I heard only good things about it all and I tasted the duck confit and it was delicious. So all in all a great restaurant that I am gushing about to my co workers today and will recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My husband and I found out about Restaurant R'evolution via the Food Network. The Death by Gumbo was our mission, however, we found so much more! The hosts were able to accommodate a last minute addition to our headcount on what could only have been an extremely busy evening. The combination of immediate customer service and a gorgeous dining room, we knew we were in for a treat. Our group of seven all enjoyed their initial cocktails immensely (the Strawberry Smash was divine). We were taken care of by multiple, knowledgeable staff members who guided us to our choices. The scallops were the best I've ever had! And the Death by Gumbo proved worth the trip. We will absolutely be back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My mom and I were really excited to go to R'evolution, ever since we watched the episode best gumbo in new Orleans on best in chow. I have never had food so heavenly. The death by gumbo, was fantastic and left us wanting to lick the bowl. Everything we ordered was superb! Braised short ribs, oysters, bone marrow, and the peach cobbler were all so delicious."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great ambiance. Excellent food. Priced high, but fair. Digital wine menu was a lot of fun. Delicious goat cheese ravioli. My wife's steak was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent menu selections with excellent service. If not the best, then one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. Not just a meal, but a complete dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "For a special occassion. Everything on the menu was perfect! Service was spectacular!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Our first visit was outstanding. Every course was very good to excellent. The service was great, attentive but not too attentive. Looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I've been to Restaurant R'evolution twice, and I look forward to my next visits."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We loved our experience at R'evolution. You cannot miss the crabmeat beignets- they were simply divine with the assorted remoulade sauces. It was a wonderful evening out in NOLA!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A total surprise right off Bourbon Street! You would never know by the looks of inside. Food, atmosphere, & service are the key ingredients to its success!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "everything was delicious. Coolinary menu is great for locals. A great way try a restaurant"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I was here once for a birthday lunch and also for my anniversary dinner. Both visits were outstanding so I was eager to return for the Coolinary special. If my most recent visit was my first, I would not have returned. The turtle soup tasted of curry and some other spice so overwhelmingly that it ruined the flavor. My fish of the day was drum, which my husband catches and cooks quite frequently so I am very familiar with it. This version was very fishy and overcooked. The potatoes and sauce underneath were lovely though. Hopefully this visit was just a fluke, it wasn't terrible but it wasn't anything I'd go back for."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. The decor is beautiful, the service is spot on and the food is excellent. If there would possibly be one very slight negative it would be that the wine list is pretty pricey. Other than that, all is great."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My second time at the restaurant and I had 7 guests with me to whom I had bragged about the restaurant....and they'll be bragging about it also...."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food is good but really heavy and expect snobbish pomp waiters and a pretentious environment."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "8/7/14 3 couples enjoyed a very nice evening at Revolution. The service was the best I have ever had. The appetizers were done in house and were great (charcuterie board) wine as picked was great and actually I was surprised with the final price. We will definitely do the restaurant Revolution again for an special occasion or just mself and my wife."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Wow! The food is a 9.5 and the service is a 10! Little pricey, but well worth it!!!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Went for my birthday celebration. Really a beautiful restaurant, a light & airy "porch" & a more masculine, cushy inner room. Top notch food. The tasting menu has two different wine pairings available. One is $50 and one is $150. A great idea for those of us who are into wine. The tasting menu was too much, so we ordered a la carte. Upon request, they did a wine pairing. Really worked out great. While their wine list is a tad expensive, the pairing was well priced. It included, my favorite, a lovely rosé champagne. The brought a little plate of profiteroles with "Happy Birthday" in chocolate &, thank goodness, no singing waiters. Duck breast was great. Chef had Cobia, an under utilized a gulf fish on the menu. It was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Service was even better. Three people waiting on us the full time. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This is an amazing restaurant. Superb wine list. Loved the open kitchen. A meat plate appetizer is a must. Very unique offerings. Service is top notch - especially our server Chris. Can't wait to come back to NOLA and come back here!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We love coming to this restaurant!! Also, I really enjoy getting the quail three ways."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Everything about the restaurant was superb from the moment we stepped into the restaurant to dessert."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Recently celebrated my sister-in-law's 70th birthday at this restaurant and would highly recommend a visit to my friends. The Wait staff was very attentive and explained the menu, special features ,etc. My niece from Atlanta had ordered champagne for us and this added to the festivities and was a nice addition. I would certainly visit again to try other menu items. The pastry chief also featured delicious choices i also compliment you on your web site"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I went to R'evolution for brunch with a few friends. The service, food, atmosphere and wine list were all best in class. The live music was a unique facet and cemented our New Orleans experience. R'evolution provides much more than nourishment in a classy environment; it provides a prospective. The perspective I gained from this meal is certainly one worth having and sharing. I will be back every time I am in New Orleans."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had eaten dinner at R'evolution several times and always loved it, so we were eager to try the brunch. It did not disappoint! I had the duck leg confit with a poached egg on brioche with some potato hash. The egg dish was amazing, although the potatoes were uninspired and under cooked. My husband had his usual death by gumbo followed by the eggs sardou which he said were very good. We agreed that my dish was better, because of the unique taste of the shredded duck meat. There was a three piece band playing some tunes discreetly, so that we could enjoy both the music and some conversation. All in all, another great experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had been going to Brennan's for Brunch for 40 years. Now that it has closed, we have been looking for another place to go for Sunday brunch and I think we have found it. The food was excellent, the service was superb (thanks, Chris), and it was great to have a 3 piece Jazz band playing at just the right level throughout brunch. Valet parking was convenient and not out of line with parking elsewhere in the Quarter."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "If it hadn't been my birthday, it would have been too expensive!! We have had food just as delicious elsewhere for less money! Same food too! We asked for more bread from two waiters and never got any. 3 Tiny rolls is ridiculous! Bread is a must for the sauces!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This is truly a Revolutionary dining experience. From the impeccable service of gracious staff to the delectable Chef presentations of haute cuisine that is beyond delicious; from techno savvy menus to the treasured awakening of dormant taste buds with every delicious morsel slowly savored, and the custom comfort of fine ambience set in Southern hospitality made this a Revolution that turns the course of history in dining experiences. This is one for the Books that will never be forgotten. I cannot thank you all enough for such a fantastic dining experience. The whole evening was truly a Revolution!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Impeccable service! Food was great! Couldn't have asked for a better evening."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Amazing food. Best we had in NOLA over a four day stay. Crab beignets are a must!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Death by gumbo was to die for. shrimp grits was tremendous. grouper was mouth watering. best restaurant my wife and I ever been to."
    Dined on 8/1/2014