Revel Cafe and Bar
Chris McMillian is a New Orleans bartender and a co-founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail. Imbibe Magazine mentioned McMillian as one of the top 25 most influential cocktail personalities of the last century. McMillian, a fourth generation bartender, has been the chief bartender at several New Orleans bars, including the Library Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton and Bar UnCommon. As a cocktail historian, McMillian is known for telling stories or reciting drink-themed poetry while making drinks. McMillian has been mentioned in many magazines such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has been a public speaker at institutions such as the Smithsonian.
Fri-Sat 11:00 am-11: pm (Dining)
Fri-Sat 11:00 am-1: am (Cocktails)
Happy Hour Until 7pm Daily
The pungent, stale smell of cleaning supplies and being seated next to a wait station lined with brooms and dustpans was repulsive. We barely sat for 2 minutes before leaving.
Food was delicious. Course delivery rate was slow at first but picked up towards the end of the night. Staff was friendly
Amazing food and cocktails. Atmosphere, just okay.
The food selected from what we appreciate is a newly-expanded menu was terrific, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the value was superb. Terrific wine selection, including alternative chef-selected special wines. We met the chef – a real gentleman!
Revel is a true gem. Proprietors have a personal approach and make you welcome. Dishes are extraordinary and unlike many New Orleans restaurants, they do not spice things beyond recognition, but truly achieve the coordination of flavors that is the essence of good French/Cajun cooking. Though it is easy to let the first one or two dishes become your favorites, step out of the box and try other dishes on each visit. Come once. You will come back.
Revel's menu has recently expanded with the new chef. There are so many options we found it difficult to choose! We all enjoyed the food and cocktails, and we are happy to see that this restaurant is growing and thriving.
The cocktail master, Chris MacMillan, is an amazing mixmaster. The menu is small, intriguing and everything we ordered was phenominal. Don't miss Revel.
Ate here on a Thursday just before the end of Happy Hour and there weren't too many people there. Ordered the Crawfish grilled cheese sandwich and it was great. Staff was extremely friendly and it was a great eating experience. My friend ordered the oysters and the hamburger and enjoyed them as well.
Delicious - and quick! We were in a hurry, and they got us in and out, but others were lingering both at the bar and at tables. I’d like to linger next time. Good relaxing atmosphere.
Drinks were good. Fries and sandwich good. The appetizers , house made cheese and cold meats were boring. Dessert was okay. Too many other places compete for my attention. Atmosphere is cute but they were completely void of customers. Menu very limited. Good for sandwiches and cocktails.
This is great for friends to get together. may not be the best for ea business lunch
Fantastic drinks, food, music, everything. Will definitely be back!
Our server was good. Place was quiet. The dinner and drink menus weren’t updated. A lot of drinks and food we requested we not available.
Welcomed liked family very interesting info on food and drink
Fantastic place! It was family owned and operated, and they have great passion for their dishes and cocktails! Very unique, quiet, and romantic on the inside. Perfect for a date or get together with friends! I had the crawfish grilled cheese and it was amazing. Did I mention it was on homemade bread? You should go :)
Amanda was great! Food is delicious!
My wife and I where here for happy hour and gotten a delicious mojito right off the back. We checked out the menu and saw a crawfish grilled cheese and had to get it. It was flaaaaaames! Cant go wrong. Although we love Laura and Chris very much they were quick fast and attentive. To see them handel the happy hour makes me proud to be there. Please go relax and enjoy. Watch them dine you into a New Orleans bliss.
It was a hot day and with the front door open the cafe was warm
This is one of my all time favorite go to easy restaurants. The owners are so kind and are there working to make sure all is perfect.