Great small plate optionsHad an unexpected extra night in New Orleans, so we stumbled upon this place. Really elegant, hip atmosphere. Cocktails were very well prepared. Partial open kitchen was great to see. Ended up getting a collection of appetizers and small plates, which was a great option for us since we like to try a lot of different things. Charcuterie plate, cheese plate, sweetbreads, and venison tartare were all excellent. Also like the fact that even though it was late, we never felt rushed. Will return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceThis is our third time enjoying this fabulous restaurant and we love the food, service and ambience. the only thing a little offsetting is the $10 valet parking which I think is steep because we also tip the driver so it ends up being $15. Many fine dining restaurants have free valet parking and I think it is a nice courtesy for their diners.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMR'evolution is a new gem forR'evolution is a new gem for New Orleans. I've been several times and each is better than the last. This is a must not miss venue.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA New Orleans Dining Must DoWe dined at Revolution for our anniversary and were not disappointed! My husband stated it was quite possibly the best meal he's ever had in New Orleans. We like to try different NOLA restaurants and there are so many we rarely go back to one we've visited... Except this one. By the time we had appetizers ( death by gumbo and crab beignets), we were already talking about our next visit! They were both outstanding. Entree selections were shrimp and grits and crawfish stuffed redfish. Both were great. Then came the dessert menu... Toasted marshmallow and crunchy peanut butter ice creams and white chocolate bread pudding crime brulee( sounds different but oh so good!!) absolutely a must do over...6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as it's reputationIn a City known for its Gumbo, this was the best I've ever had. I followed that with the Crab Cakes, which were outstanding. I've only been there twice for lunch and have not yet had dinner there, but plan to do so soon. It's expensive, so it's more of a special occasion venue than a spot I would frequent.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMdelisious fine food!!!This restaurant was a real surprise among new-orleans food places - fine cuisine, HUGE wine list, perfect service, open kitchen - everything is just SUPER.... but it's so cold inside because of uncontrolled a/c work that we were frozen in 10 seconds till the desert which was great! Ladies, please, take your coats with you and gent - put your jackets on!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch at the R'evolutionthe ricotta gnocchi was fabulous, especially the lobster in lemon butter sauce. the presentation was impressive. service was attentive.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOld-World Service/New-World FoodI wanted to order almost everything on the menu. Service was old-world style (courteous and attentive); food was modern New Orleans. Everything was delicious; presentations were fabulous. Definitely will return.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA must do when in NOLA!Excellent service, wine and FOOD! Def try the bone marrow and grilled oysters, the turtle soup should be called turtle chili but it is one of the best in the city. We had the stuffed redfish, triple quail, filet and pheasant and all exceeded our expectations! This is a must try while in NOLA!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRevolution a hitWe really enjoyed our experience at Revolution. The food was marvelous. Incredible Fois Gras and Gumbo. Some very exotic combinations like Redfish and porkbelly. My Rib Eye was delicious. We also enjoyed the very interesting cocktails. The service was wonderful, and the manager even took us on a tour of the restaurant when we requested it. Everyone was very nice. It's pricey, but worth it.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!!Excellent food and service!! I had quail and they were wonderful.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI will definitely be a returnI will definitely be a return customer. It was a great find. the food was excellent.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerAbsolutely fabulous dining experience with exquisite food and excellent service. I highly reccomend having your own experience at R'evolution.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMR'EvolutionHad an exceptional experience on a visit to New Orleans. The staff was cheerful and welcoming from the hostess at the front to the entire service staff. This was a complete dining experience: great food, good ambience, and an exceptional staff that was looking to make this special for us. Max, John, and Evan were a great team. Thanks.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-theatre mealWe had reservations for Brunch before theatre matinee. This was noted on our reservation. When our server greeted us, she knew we had these plans and made every effort to make sure we were finished in time. It was a delightful meal ... delicious and enjoyed by everyone in our party.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI have nothing but positiveI have nothing but positive to say about R'evolution. From our cocktail from the bar, fantastic waitstaff, amazing menu and even more amazing food, the entire evening was perfect. When you walk in you will notice all the unique touches they have done that make this place so special. We loved the open kitchen concept and they pull it off without it interfering with the dining expereince. Our head waiter, Keith, was top notch and made suggestions that enabled us to do a bit of a tasting menu derived from items we wanted to try on the meno. While we live in Houston, this is now one of our favorites and we will return on each visit to New Orleans.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA treat from TruI've been to TRU in Chicago several times and so I decided to check out Chef Tramonto NOLA. The restaurant does not disappoint. Great service from the staff, amazing food as well. The crab beignets, melt in your mouth good, the Pimm cup? Reminds me of my favorite childhood candy - watermelon jolly ranchers with a kick! I ordered the special - grillades and grits paired with the Mauritson Zin, both were amazing, I cleaned my plate. My only regret was not having a bit of bread to enjoy the sauce left on my plate
Highly recommend for brunch, romantic occasions or a group dinner. Even stopping by for a drink at the bar is fun. I'm a big fan of Emeril's and normally hit NOLA's when I'm town but I think Emeril's been replaced for a bit!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolute PerfectionI had been wanting to try Restaurant Revolution for quite a while and finally had the opportunity to go and I have to ask myself... Why did I wait so long?! As the title implies, everything about the dining experience was perfect, from the waitstaff that served us hand over foot to the unbelievable selection of fine wines (they have a 10,000 bottle cellar and wines dating back to 1921) and incredible menu (with over 86 items including special flights of caviar... which we had and may I say, incredible). The dining experience was terrific, the waiter even showed us the wine cellar after we finished dinner. For such a fine restaurant the prices are actually quite reasonable for food, this has quickly become a new favorite of mine. So perfect!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite New Orleans ExperienceA truly wonderful gem in the French Quarter, going up against some formidable legacy restaurants. This place shines. Extremely difficult to focus on a high point of praise between food & service because both are seemless and exceed expectations. This ended up being the highlight of a relatively extensive culinary tour during our stay in New Orleans. Kudos.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFine restaurantThis restaurant lives up to its reputation. The food was fantastic and the service superior.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is fabulousThis restaurant is fabulous in every way, starting from the food and ending with the wonderful décor. The service was also good but there was one serious slip up which brought the level down. Nevertheless, we have eaten at great restaurants in North America and Europe and would rank this in the top 10 if not the top 5 favorite spots. Definitely worth another visit.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic!We were looking for a "special occasion" restaurant for a Anniversary/Birthday celebration and did we find a great one! The service was very attentive, but not intrusively so. Our meal was delicious from start to finish! And we had a beautiful dessert for our celebration!! It was just two of us and the ambiance was perfect. We are definitely returning to Restaurant Revolution!!!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to New Orleans--enjOur first visit to New Orleans--enjoyed all of it, and this restaurant only enhanced to visit.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMB teamService was very bad for this type of restaurant, got our entrees , no side dishes. Whe asked about them, they said they would get them right away, 1 came fast but the 2nd one came almost when the main entree was near finished. Also never given napkins, till asked if we could get some.. Food was worth it thou...5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA real dining experienceNew Orleans does not bring to mind a dining experience like. The one offered at R'evolution, calm, beautiful room and excellent
Service. The wine list appears on an I-pad with pages of the worlds top wines. Don't be shocked by the prices you will find one
To meet your budget.
Do not miss the BBQ oysters, they were the best ever. This is a true dining experience so enjoy your personal server and indulge
You senses. A real treat usually only found in NY, San Francisco and Chicago.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentNot just another NOLA fine dining restaurant. Great food. Amazing attention to detail5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful first experience thereWe were very pleased with our delicious meal and the quality service. We will recommend Revolution to all of our friends who enjoy good food and fine dining.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Sam was excellent!Our server Sam was excellent! She made fantastic suggestions from the menu.
Everything was delicious and very well done.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal of Our LivesThis restaurant is amazing. We've traveled extensively and had exceptional meals all over the world. This topped them all. The service was great- very attentive and honest in suggesting menu items. All the dishes- crab beniets, salumi, scallops, pastas (I couldn't decide between two so our server suggested getting a half portion of each! It was so thoughtful) and bread pudding- were cooked to perfection, seasoned perfectly and beautifully plated. The presentation was impressive. Last but certainly not least, the bartenders here know what they are doing. In addition to the meal, we had perfect martinis. And I do mean perfect. I reccommend anyone in NOLA make this a must-eat.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceOur party of six was quickly seated and very attentively cared for the rest of the evening. Of the variety of dishes around the table all were praised. Snapping Turtle Soup beautiful presentation and delicious as was the Seared Sea Scallops and Foie Gras, the to die for Braised Boneless Short Ribs and all the selection of group were praised. Lots of attention to detail loved it.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Everything was delicious! I will most certainly be back!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTry for lunch!I previously visited Revolution for dinner and enjoyed it, this time I went for Friday lunch. Of course the restaurant and atomsphere are perfect, a little quiet for lunch time, but nice. I had crab soup and Rigatoni, which were both outstanding, and finished with the PB ice cream. YUM.
Only one small complaint- the service. She was a little cold and snobbish, needed to lighten up some. (It is possible to show class, professionalism, and pride in your work without being pretentious.)
I won't shy away from this place because of that and am planning another dinner here next month.
Thanks for a great experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding.This was an amazing experience. The food was incredibly unique and perfectly executed. The food had interesting, nuanced flavors and wine parings recommended by our server were perfect. We will be back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureI am a foodie and formerly worked in the restaurant industry. I absolutely LOVE this restaurant and recommend it to all my friends. It's pricey, but not extravagant and gives patrons a great value for freshness, creativity and presentation. The food is gorgeous, the wine list is ridiculous (almost overwhelming) and sure to please any palate. The service has paid attention to every detail each time I have dined. I really enjoyed sitting at the expo table! it was fun to have a group of friends sit side-by-side watching the chefs!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDestination RestaurantIf we were craving the caviar staircase, my husband and I would make the dinner reservation first ( especially for Friday or Saturday), book our flights, then book our room at the Royal Sonesta. For a romantic setting, sitting in one of the corner booths is the best. Very nice wine selection. We ordered a bottle of Bordeaux from our wedding year ( 1975) and the sommelier and her assistant gave this bottle the attention you would give a newborn. Fun to watch. Can't wait to go back!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable Service, beautifulImpeccable Service, beautiful presentation, delicious food. My guests were impressed and we had a wonderful evening!!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM20th Anniversary - Perfection!My wife and I were in New Orleans for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. I wanted a very special Restaurant as she is a major foodie. I could not have asked for better on all fronts, the Ambiance, Service Staff, Decor, Romantic Setting were perfect! The food was wonderful.
In our travels around the world in the last 20 years we have kept a list of our most favorite places to dine. This is easily in our top 5. If you have a special occasion, or special guest/client/group, who really enjoys top notch food, and perfect service. This is the place.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!This is one of the finest restaurants not just in New Orleans but in any city. Believe the hype. Food is excellent, drinks are fabulous and the service is outstanding. Next time I will be going there for dinner.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal at Revolution wasOur meal at Revolution was certainly the best meal I have ever had while living in New Orleans and quite possibly when of my best dining experiences ever. Every option, bite, taste, every ounce of ambiance and service was 10 out of 10.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!!!!!My wife and I celebrated out 13th wedding anniversary with this fine establishment. All of the extra touches are to many to mention. If you have a special occasion just take my advice and go. Congrats, Chef Folse and Chef Tramonto. Thank you5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive, but a great experienceExpensive, but a great experience and terrific food!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent! OurThe food was excellent! Our waitress recommended the oyster revolution and it was wonderful.The steak was cooked to perfection and the bananas foster was superb.We will be back soon!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFolse and Tramonto have hitFolse and Tramonto have hit a home run. We have been there twice--about 12 months apart--and the restaurant runs with incredible precision and expertise. The menu is awesome and the service could not be better. It is clearly the finest restaurant in New Orleans -- and we have tried almost all of them.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Went here for my birthday and everything was wonderful. Highly recommend the crab beignets appetizer and the quail 3 ways entree.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter , Greg, was bothOur waiter , Greg, was both attentive and knowledgeable. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. We had a great time and I look forward to coming back for dinner in the wine room or at the chef's table with family and friends!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ExperienceWe had a wonderful dining experience at R'evolution! The food was delicious, the staff was attentive but not intrusive and everything, down to the interior design, was beautiful. We will be back quickly!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinneWent on a week night to clebrate our 37th anniversary, along with our daughter and her husband , celebrating their first. We all agreed it was one of our best meals ever and have been back separately since which was less then 2weeks ago. The chef sent both couples a small desert treat on a plate with Happy Anniversary in chocolate! We had heard it was overpriced but we did not findthe bill was out of line with other fine dining experiences in the city. We will go back.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in years!I dine out all over the country and this was by far the best overall experience I've had in years. Superb job John Folse and Rick Tramonto!!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, but not a value.Food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. This restaurant is very clearly aimed at the very rich and business people with liberal expense account policies. We live in New Orleans and have access to tens of restaurants that are equally excellent, but much better value.
Expanding the lower price end of the wine list could help the value issue.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRevolutionWe started with the Gumbo in which we split. The bowl was plated with half a quail stuffed with rice, an oyster and andouille sausage and then our server poured the gumbo broth on top. Gumbo was delicious, not over powering in any way. Quail was tender and easily cut with a soup spoon. We then moved on to Sizzling Oysters Revolution and Crab Meat Beignets. The oysters didn't have as much flavor as I was hoping for but were still good. The beignets were to die for, just melt in your mouth amazing. For the main course we ordered the filet and veal chop. The veal chop was so large in size and so tender. Steak was a little over cooked but still full of flavor. Dessert - white chocolate bread pudding creme brulee, AMAZING!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM