Red Gravy

4.7
379 reviews
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Breakfast
Red Gravy is a cozy bistro where everything is made with love and dedicated to tradition. We all lead loud, colorful lives; and it's reflected in our flair for food. Come in for a chat, eat some food, and laugh with friends. You will love the meatballs!!
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SK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many great options on the menu! All hot & delicious. Excellent service.

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Responded an hour ago

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. I'll pass your kind words along to the staff, too.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I have been making it a tradition to eat at Red Gravy every Easter (and he's one that usually likes to switch up where we go out to eat on holidays or special occasions). The food is always phenomenal and I'm in love with the interior of the place. Highly recommend - especially take a chance and get one of their cocktails.

Red Gravy
Responded a day ago

I'm so happy that you have included Red Gravy as part of your Easter tradition! I can't thank you enough for your continued support!! It makes me smile that your like our decorations! For me, that is a particular labor of love. I love putting them up, hate taking them down!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

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b
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit on this trip. This was for Easter Brunch. All menu items were available this time and everything was great. Breakfast or Brunch try the Breakfast spaghetti it is wonderful and do not forget to add a meatball. A real gem in the middle of the city.

Red Gravy
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for coming in, again!!!! We never run out of pasta, but from time to time, we do run out of one of the sauces. They take hours to simmer, particularly the breakfast spaghetti sauce. With just 4 burners on our stove top, it's hard to give one up, during service, to a simmering pot. I'm so happy we were finally able to get it to you!! I hope you had a nice holiday!

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Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Easter brunch, delicious food and great atmosphere!

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Responded 3 days ago

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MF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Breakfast for 2 with one of us having ONE mimosa was $65 US. For the quality of the food...you are better off food quality wise and price wise to eat at the Ruby Slipper.

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Responded a day ago

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b
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easter Brunch everything was very good.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming in!!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend.

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Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for coming in!!!

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MB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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Responded on April 15, 2019

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Orlando
56 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint restaurant and excellent food. Highly recommend the meatball omelette and brioche french toast

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in!! I am so happy you enjoyed your meals!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Truly great food. There wasn't any chocolate croissants left so I settled for an almond croissant. Best decision I've made! Great food! Good people! Attentive!

Red Gravy
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you liked the almond croissant; those are my favorite, too!!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the food was amazingly wonderful! Service was great, too! This was our 2nd visit and we’ll be going back on our next trip to NOLA!

Red Gravy
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in TWICE!!! It's folks such as yourself that make all our efforts so worthwhile. I am so happy you enjoyed your visits!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Gravy is amazing. The food is fantastic and the service and atmosphere is wonderful.

Plenty to choose from and you never leave hungry. We visit the Red Gravy from Ohio every year when in town and this is a must stop for everyone.

Red Gravy
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you so very much for your kind words and continued support!!!! It means the world to us!! Hope to see you again, soon. Travel safely!

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c
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Italian American parade

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BG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted and sat promptly by a smiling hostess. A friendly server checked in with us a minute later, took us through the menu and highlighted the newer menu items. My wife had the shrimp and grits. I had the breakfast spaghetti with a meatball. Both were well prepared and delicious. You could tell that they were both made with high quality ingredients by the taste and freshness. The chef/owner stopped by to see if we were pleased with our meal, which was thoughtful. She is a colorful character much like her restaurant which has a very down home relaxed feel. We look forward to dining hear again the next time we visit New Orleans.

Red Gravy
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your meals! A colorful character, indeed!! I am lucky enough to be surrounded with people that encourage that kind of happy behaviour. Thank you again for such kind words. I'll be sure to let the staff know about your comments.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious! We ended up going back the next day to get it again before we left back to Detroit. The Wattle & Snood was my favorite.

Red Gravy
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in TWICE!! I know just how many other options diners have in New Orleans! The wattle and snood was a favourite special...and we all love just saying it!! Wattle and Snood!! Thank you so much!

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LM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Your app is terrible.
I wrote a nice review, this is my THIRD try!

Red Gravy
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm sure you understand that Red Gravy has nothing to do with the OpenTable app. I'm simply a customer of their service, as yourself. However, I do thank you for being such a great sport about trying to leave us a good review!! I am so sorry you had trouble posting it through the OpenTable app. It's guests such as yourself that makes all our hard work so worthwhile! Thank you again!

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Toledo
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good. A little pricey, though. They were out of the gnocchi with eggs which is what I went for. I don’t like real sweet food for breakfast, some of their meals are extremely sweet!

Red Gravy
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for coming in! I make the gnocchi, myself. During Mardi Gras, unfortunately, I have to concentrate on being on the line for service. I simply don't have enough time to devote to certain projects. I'm sorry you didn't try either the bolognese, carbonara, sausage sugo or the polpetta omelet. Those items, like so many others on the menu are not even remotely close to being sweet. Hope you had a nice Mardi Gras.

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AO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will never visit New Orleans without eating at Red Gravy. We’ve had brunch there the two years and both meals were equally divine. The combination of Italian food with breakfast is genius. We’ve been both times during Mardi Gras so they’ve had awesome specials to try such as Mac n cheese popover and king cake French toast. I don’t think you can possibly go wrong with anything on menu. You can even get a meatball, they are INCREDIBLE, on the side. Don’t leave New Orleans without eating breakfast here.

Red Gravy
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you so much for your continues support, especially during Mardi Gras!! I'm so happy you enjoy coming in. The meatballs are nothing short of a labor of love. Hope you had a nice Mardi Gras!

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GF
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was excited to go here because they had gluten free options, but they charged an additional $5 to switch to a GF Pasta, which I think is obscene. I was happy with the food itself, but it was overpriced. I wouldn’t return to eat again because of pricing.

Red Gravy
Responded on March 2, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in. Our gluten free pasta is fresh pasta, not your store bought, dry pasta. Between the cost of the almond flour, the overnight, refrigerated shipping, and the maintenance of the product, I don't believe the additional price is obscene, at all.

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RS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife made the choice to dine here based on reviews by TripAdvisor. Having the option to reserve a table using Open Table helped with the final decision. And we was glad we came. The food options were excellent, as we visited for breakfast. We had quite a memorable experience

Red Gravy
Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in!! I am so happy you enjoyed your visit.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Still trying to figure out how they've been rated as a top brunch. My omelette was good, not great, but it's sort of unfair to expect a "great" omelette (it is, after all, an omelette). Where I was most disappointed was in the item's "red gravy" -- it was just marinara. And maybe that's what it was supposed to be, but I was expecting something a little more fun and innovative being the restaurant's name sake.

I also wonder if my review would lean a little more positive if the service experience weren't so poor. The hostess seemed bored and perturbed. My waiter, despite being super amiable and friendly, was slow and it took about 10 whole minutes before I was even approached or offered water. And it's a small place, so it felt awkward.

The space itself was cute and quirky but didn't seem 100% clean. My germophobe husband would have likely asked us to leave before even giving the experience a chance.

I wish I would have gone for lunch and ordered the handmade noodles, that might have also swayed this review in a more positive direction. Maybe next time!

Red Gravy
Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for coming in during Mardi Gras!! Red Gravy is marinara, precisely what it is called in New Orleans, nothing more, nothing less, not meant to be anything other than marinara. We are in our 9th year, having opened in 2010. The Department of Public Health visits us 3 times a year (as is normal for all restaurants in New Orleans). In all that time, I haven't ever received one single violation of any kind, ever. To suggest my establishment is not clean is simply untrue.

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to get a table for 5 at the last minute on Sunday for brunch! The food was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

Red Gravy
Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! I am so happy you enjoyed your meal!

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Unlike anything I've had in NOLA. Fresh and fabulous! The pasta is made in house and cooked to perfection! Our server was excellent and very attentive. We had made reservations but waited about 15 mins for a table (yet walk-ups were being seated). In the end, it was well worth that minor faux pas!

Red Gravy
Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in. I'm sorry there was a delay in being seated; we try very hard to have no wait time at all for reservations. I'll speak with our host about your delay. I am so happy you enjoyed your meals!

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MG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed this breakfast spot with a unique menu. Everything we ordered was fantastic, would recommend it and we will definitely be back. Four stars for service only because one person’s dish didn’t come out until about halfway through the meal. Otherwise we give it five stars.

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G
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The spaghetti and meatballs are the GREATEST in the universe! Red Gravy is the gold bar standard! Other menu items are also delicious - lots of creativity too like “The Godfather” sandwich. Meatball, egg, pepperoni and more. Great atmosphere and service on top of amazing food. Wish I lived here to go to Red Gravy more.

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KW
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We will definitely be coming back!

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b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch at Red Gravy! The restaurant is small, so definitely make a reservation. The food was delicious and unique. Wait staff was so nice and helpful. We will definitely be returning to Red Gravy on our next trip to New Orleans!

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FP
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saints game

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting a friend after almost 13 years of not seeing one another. The staff was wonderful and had delicious recommendations.

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Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are part time residents of New Orleans, and have eaten here several times. One of the best breakfast places in New Orleans.

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LB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wow! The meatball omelet was amazing, as were the Parmesan grits! I wasn’t a big fan of Bloody Mary but lived their limited time Carnival Coctail!

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

NOLA has great restaurants all over the city. This is a small place with fantastic food. I get to the city 3-4 times a year. We ALWAYS go to this restaurant! If you go Sunday brunch be sure to make reaervations. Limited seats.

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Corpus Christi
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite breakfast/brunch spot in New Orleans

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B
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Server was super nice, everything was delicious. The atmosphere was cozy. I will go back for sure

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always on our list when we’re in New Orleans. Fantastic food, cozy atmosphere, outstanding Bloody Marys. Always keeps us coming back at least once during a visit!

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MB
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brunch before the Saints game!

Red Gravy
Responded on March 10, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in!!

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SC
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, the atmosphere and the staff were amazing! Bloody Mary was disappointing.

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SL
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meatballs and sauce/gravy!

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WB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible menu, I had so many choices I didn't know what to order and I'm a very picky eater. I had the spaghetti breakfast with a meatball. The best meatball in my life. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.

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G
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a friend visiting from Florida. We took him to Red Gravy 5 years ago and he has to go back every time he comes to New Orleans. The food ad service is always spot on.

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