Restaurant R'evolution

4.7
5285 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Serving dinner nightly 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. Located inside the iconic Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, Restaurant R’evolution’s menu reflects a melding of the chefs’ distinct culinary styles. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 9:00PM

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Underwhelming. Pretentious, see-and-be-seen restaurant with French Quarter pricing for relatively standard offerings. Requested a quiet table, and was seated in one of the noisiest parts of the restaurant; nearly impossible to hold a conversation. Staff was attentive at first, but then almost nonexistent and they were clearly stretched thin - example: inconsistent wait times between courses; our table was often hurriedly interrupted by wait staff mid-sentence, to drop food and the run on to their next table; nearly 15 minutes passed after the check was dropped for payment to be picked up; we had to retrieve jackets ourselves because they were left unattended behind the host desk, with no one around to assist. In general, the food was somewhat unremarkable, and the dishes that were notable were unfortunately so due to several execution issues - the kitchen did attempt to correct these when pointed out however, so they may just need to find their stride again after the long closure. In the end, it was an overpriced, lackluster experience that just left our party feeling like we were burdens on the restaurant, rather than guests. Kudos for the extensive wine list however!

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Unknown
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was not pleased with the gnocchi, it had a terrible after taste everything else was ok

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Karenc
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were IMPECCABLE. Cannot rave enough about this gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner. Delicious cocktails and appetizers! The staff was fantastic! I had the scallops with foie gras and my husband had the 45 day aged steak which was “market price”. Both dinners were amazing, but we were a bit surprised when we get the bill and his steak cost $250…it was nearly 2 pounds but had quite a bit of chunky fat…not marbled, not wagyu…lesson learned…ask for price when menu states market price. No regrets, we will definitely go back next time we are in Nola.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festejando cumpleaños excelente cena y todo en general

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FeliciaC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food. Good Service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had anywhere. Crab beignets were amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipBelindaW
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Our server was the best. I can’t remember her name but she was amazing.

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vipJhp01
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was extremely disappointing in a restaurant of that caliber that there is no dress code to speak of and that three fourths of the crowd were looking more poorly attired than what I would assume they would even wear to work! And the noise level was quite good until they seated next to us a table that they squished in nine people that was really designed to seat six at the most. And they weren’t seated until 930 so they were drunk when they sat down. We skipped dessert and left early because it was so irritating

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Stephanie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for our 10th Wedding Anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff and experience, food was sensational. Great place!

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DannyL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, we had a wonderful dining experience. Nick was outstanding and made excellent suggestions. We started with the blue crab beignets. Delicious! My husband ordered the Wagyu beef & lobster and absolutely loved it. I ordered the scallops and foie gras and a half order of the gnocchi with lobster and loved every bite. For dessert we ordered the bread pudding and chocolate gateau. Both were so good. We definitely look forward to dining here again when returning to New Orleans.

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vipBill
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Romaine Salad was spectacular. Don't let the anchovy dressing scare you. It was faint! The Redfish was served in a sauce with caviar. Delicious. For sides we did the dirty rice, mushrooms and grits--all were well received!

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vipCRobbins
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was such a glorious dinner, just as good as before the pandemic shut down. We were delighted to see many familiar faces in the both the dining room staff and the kitchen! Chef Folse commented on my husband's wild jacket (I would dearly love a chance to cook with Chef Folse)! We started with oysters and caviar with cocktails - just divine. This was followed by the fish preparation and the rack of lamb, expertly seasoned and cooked to perfection and we added the waygu poach potatoes-just amazing! We had the R'Evolution 2017 Pinot Noir which was a delight! Keep up the great work, we will be back and we will be bringing friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most amazing experience! The food was fantastic, and the private cellar room was absolutely stunning!

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BenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Crab Beignets were outstanding. Had Redfish and Tuna Entrees both were cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable

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DavidB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 34 years of marriage.. wonderful server, Jay , she was absolutely a treasure!! VERY knowledgeable of everything that was on the menu!! Felt like we were at her home!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for people that like class

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The death by gumbo is a must. The best thing I have eaten in a while. The staff is super nice and very helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food food was terrific. I ordered crawfish guitar string pasta and my husband ordered seared scallops with foie gras. Kevin was our server. He even gave us a tour of the beautiful kitchen and introduced us to the chef. It was a perfect anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every aspect

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HottyToddy
Mississippi
46 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th anniversary dinner, and R’evilution did not disappoint. I had indicated on my reservations this being our 50th, and the restaurant staff went over the top to make this a most memorable dinner. Our server, Isaac was amazing. As fir the food, they had me at fois gras. I’ve eaten at most if not all of the “fine” restaurants in NOLA, and only one comes close to the fare we had at R’evolution. Yes, it is expensive. But I have paid more for far less. OUTSTANDING!

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JoeG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. We will be going back there the next time we visit NO

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vipChrisN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was very slow. Took forever to get out entrees after our appetizers and then even longer to get our check. The food was good but not special. Last time we dined there preCOViD everything about the restaurant was amazing. This time pretty average.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! My filet was perfectly cooked

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vipBrogerspet
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. The food, service and atmosphere was impeccable. The service was one of the best we’ve experienced. I’d recommend this restaurant highly.

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ChristinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service from Jay and Tina!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great except for bad table location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, hands down, my favorite restaurant in New Orleans! Every time we travel here, we make sure to get a reservation.

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williem
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Disappointing, especially the Crawfish pasta. The Quail was excellent. But everything else average. Overpriced wine as well. Cocktails were very good. Service spot on. Not sure if I would go back, since there are better options for food nearby.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I have experienced. Travis was our waiter and he was spectacular- can’t say enough positive things about the experience.

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Chris
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The dinner and service as in the past was wonderful. Libations were well priced and the cocktails were presented nicely and the wine list was very complete. The setting was loud mainly due to a very boisterous table of 5. Dinner was not diminished by the noise. The spanish octopus dish was marvelous.

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Katreese21
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I came to dinner to celebrate our birthdays and it was an AWESOME experience!! They acknowledged our birthdays and made us feel very special. Also, Hats off and many THANKS to both Peter and Kevin!! They were amazing! Food was outstanding!! Can't wait to go back!!

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Logan
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best service I’ve experienced in NOLA. The waitstaff were exceptional. Food and wine recommendations were very well received. The food was quite good. Overall it was a very special meal. We’ve eaten at the well known NOLA institutions and been disappointed, especially with the service. This place is clearly making a name for itself and I highly recommend it.

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vipCarla
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Food and Staff are Great!!!

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JacobB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Starters/apps were the highlight of the meal. Music didn't fit the atmosphere. Service was IMPECCABLE! Definitely recommend the steak tartare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch! Best service
Food is incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service by Rory and Deyshan. The food unlike anything else we have tried before. We will come back every time.

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vipStamfordFoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They put fine in fine dining! Can’t wait to go back.

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Restaurant R'evolution is rated 4.7 stars by 5285 OpenTable diners.

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