Restaurant R'evolution

4.8
5469 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in New Orleans, hands down, and the service was half of the reason it was so special!! Doing great things down at R’evolution, that’s for certain! We got the oysters and 2cheese to start, then the short rib/lobster & mushroom pasta for our entree- short ribs won, but both amazing! Also got desert…. Also awesome. Not one bad thing to say!

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vipAb13
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bar needs to stay open later than 10pm.

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vipmichelleT
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Meal inve again.
Always on our Nola liat to dine at every trip. Culinary experience not to miss.

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vipSusanM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful evening. The food was amazing and the service warm and attentive. Next trip to NOLA will definitely include a stop here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Website makes it seem like a boutique restaurant when it’s actually a hotel location.
Server’s were good but neglected to inform us of the specials.
Most of the food was nice but not extraordinary.

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vipTommy
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers, Tina, Kevin and Peter rocked it! Simply an amazing dinner, so yummy.

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Eltummo
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. A must do in New Orleans.

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BriannaP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Restaurant had great ambiance. Food was fantastic. Wait staff went above and beyond. Best service we have ever had.

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vipBeverley
Denver
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Bouillabaisse was outstanding. The crab beignets were kind of doughy, and the tartare was meh. The fancy bourbon cocktail was fun, and the chocolate dessert was delicious.

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DougW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I couldn’t have had a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful accommodating service. Staff was attentive without being intrusive. I plan to go back and try other menu items.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! Great drink selection! And even better service

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Sadly they seem to really be struggling. We were here a few years ago and had one of the finest dining experiences ever. The wheels seem to have really come off. Most of the food was very good but my duck was cooked to leather. It was so tough that couldn’t saw through it with a Laguiole knife. All of our courses prior to the entrees were brought out and dropped off at the same time. The crab beignets, Wagu beef and carpaccio were excellent.
The linen tablecloths are gone and they set the silverware on the dirty table. Our drinks went dry for close to 30 minutes. My wife’s second martini was so bad she couldn’t even drink it. They poured vodka straight into a glass and threw in a couple olives. Our most anticipated return dining experience turned out to be a very disappointing $350 anniversary dinner for two. I hope and pray that they can get this restaurant back to the exceptional dining experience that we once had.

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NotApplicable
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate me finishing my PhD! Our server was fantastic, the food was exquisite, and the cocktails were phenomenal. R’evolution is our go-to, and it’s always wonderful!

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vipFoodiefromtexas
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic meal and the waitstaff was exceptional. Met the chef and was highly impressed with all the food. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipJEDD
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Deshaun, our server was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and passionate. He thanked us for choosing to dine with him when he know how many choices we had. He shared some of the history of the chefs and restaurant and was a lot of fun. He was very knowledgeable about the menu items as well. We come to Nola often and don’t always find restaurants we would repeat - this is definitely one we will return to!

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KW101821
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal …. One our best meals in recent memory! Diverse menu, top notch service, great cocktails and top tier presentation. You should not pass a chance to eat here when in NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, warm service and a beautiful place. An outstanding experience!

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Luvnola
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Rory is the absolute best server We always request him. Also our first time with Tina and she,too, was terrific. This restaurant is our favorite in a town of great restaurants.

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JohnF
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate here about 6 years or so ago, had wonderful memories and we were excited to come back. Now it's just an average place, service was not bad it was just ordinary. Food was not at the same level as the past visit. We chose to eat here again because of the dress code and the fact that it felt like a cut above the rest but now it feels like any other place in town. Our chance to have a high-end upscale experience. People showed up in jeans and others in shorts. Wait staff were working multiple tables and they did a good job but the attention to detail and special treatment wasn't there. I don't think it's a staffing problem because in a place that charges what they charge people can do very well on tips (yes we left 20%) We eat in N.O. very often and there are plenty of other places with better food for less money with the same service. I hope this might just be a pandemic issue but I didn't get that feeling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In one word: Unbelievable.

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TerryV
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

This place got really good reviews from multiple sources, so we were excited to try it. Other than the blue crab appetizer, the food was uninspired and bland. WAY overpriced for what you are getting. Many other much better restaurants out there for your money.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal!

Venison was perfect, scallops melt in your mouth.

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vipSuze
Houston
81 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Amuse bouche of sweet potato was a delight to start with. Wait staff is extremely attentive, from chef to servers. Waiters Isaac and Daniel managed our table. They were wonderful. Crab Beignets were underwhelming. Entrees were a mixed bag. Venison was delicious with jaeger sauce and spaetzle. House specialty Lobster gnudi failed to impress with tiny morsels of lobster and way too many gnudi. Sauce was okay but only flavoring that stood out was vanilla. Dessert of chocolate gateaux was impressive presentation wise and flavor wise. Loved the crackerjack take to make the dessert fun. We were also presented with two little dessert bites of a spice cake and a brownie. Did not get to witness the dessert drawer we have heard of from other reviews, but this may be because we ordered a dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! My husband and I loved everything. Tina and Travis were our servers and they were fantastic. We will definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked up to the door to enter until we walked out to go back to our hotel, the experience was top notch. Our waiters Isaac & Daniel delivered top service. The food was superb and the drinks delicious. Highly recommend dining here. It is worth the cost!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good appetizers! Amazing fish entree and even more amazing chocolate gateau! Servers are really nice and even split our appetizers for us! Super happy with everything!! Get the chocolate gateau!!

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KarenR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner. Even better service. We will be back!

KH
vipKenH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Reasonable food, pricey, with very uneven service.

We arrived on a Sunday evening at 6:15 as a party of 2 and were promptly and professionally seated. We had asked for a "quiet table" and Hostess explained that it would be relatively quiet until full house of guests arrived ~7:00. She was right on and for most of our dinner we enjoyed a quieter atmosphere. I had high hopes. I had planned for a smaller dinner that night with perhaps an appetizer and shared entree with a glass of wine.

Our waiter provided menus and almost immediately wanted to get things going. We were in no rush and continued our conversation casually. Waiter seemed anxious to get things moving. I commented to my wife that I felt that we were being pressured to speed things up, perhaps buy that expensive bottle of wine and/or get out of the way so other bigger spenders could be ushered in.

Later my wife asked a question about a menu item, which had a typo and read "Cajun caviar butter" (no comma separating "caviar" and "butter"). She is sensitive to over-spiciness and asked how hot that item would be. Waiter proceeded to lecture her in a somewhat demeaning manner about the meaning of "Cajun" how that was more about culture and not spiciness. It was not appropriate, and not a way to connect with a guest. Cajun caviar was brought out later and has nothing to do with "butter" or spiciness... After our food arrived, our waiter disappeared and seemingly turned over the table to assistant waiter.

We enjoyed the food that we ordered, price was as high as we expected. Though the assistant waiter was quite good at taking care of our water, bread and other table needs, our overall experience was disappointing.

There are a lot of choices for high end restaurants and Southern Louisiana cuisine in New Orleans and in particular in and around the French Quarter. Would not recommend this one to a friend based on our experience and will try something with more potential next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The total experience was amazing! Great service, very friendly and polite. The food and atmosphere was equally amazing. Worth the price and plan to go back someday.

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vipMattH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great job woohoo

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MeaganK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was INCREDIBLE!!!! A must visit on you trip to NOLA. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!! Thanks team Tina!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was thru the roof, food was outstanding!

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JamesG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The appetizers and main courses were absolutely wonderful. I especially liked the venison. The wait staff managed to find a wine that my wife really enjoyed (something I am rarely able to do).

The desert, some creme brule concoction, spoiled a great meal. It had a very strongly flavored bacon (not in a good way) that was in the desert. The flavor lingered and was all we could taste for the next hour or so. I do not recommend.

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EmilyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable! Definitely get the Death by Gumbo

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4groucho2
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal , menu comprehensive .
Service from Rory and Cierra was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing

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StephenK
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The dishes we ordered were a mix of very good and disappointing. We started with a shared Iberico antipasti course which was very good. I moved on to the blue crab beignets with 4 remoulade sauces. The four sauces were greats but I didn't;t detect any crab meat in the beignets. My wife ordered the lobster gnudi; the lobster was good, but the vanilla sauce was over powering, and the ricotta dumplings were chewy. I finished with the signature quail triptych, which was very good. My wife enjoyed the seared tuna and foie. We encountered some problems with the red wine I requested: the wine was listed but not available, but these things happen, and the somm offered us a much more expensive wine, from the same vintage and winery, at the price of the wine we initially ordered, and that was a generous way to resolve the problem. (The white wine we ordered was available and quite nice.)

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Jean
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative food, different, tasty, unusual and very good!

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Restaurant R'evolution is rated 4.8 stars by 5469 OpenTable diners.

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