Red Gravy

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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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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very much overpriced and service was extremely slow. Menu has items they no longer serve or are just misrepresented in description in general.

Red Gravy
Responded on September 9, 2019

I'm sorry you experienced delays in service this weekend. Unfortunately, we had a problem with two staff members that simply could not be avoided and did the best we could to carry on. Our menu is extremely efficient with item descriptions. There are two items out of the 35 entrees that are no longer available and servers do alert guests to this. New menus are being printed and laminated but are not ready, yet. Our prices reflect our mission to shop organically, sustainably, and locally.

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! New Orleans being a favorite city, can't believe I had never been to Red Gravy...got trapped in the quarter usual spots. We will be back with excitement!

Red Gravy
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thank you so much!! Your kind words make all of us here at Red Gravy soooo happy!!

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DR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! 2nd visit. Eclectic place with outstanding food....also eclectic. The Jersey girl knocks it out of the park. Great service too

Red Gravy
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your continued support. I'm so happy you enjoy your visits!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Daughters 22nd Birthday

Red Gravy
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming in!!

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Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfec. The food was as great as the service.

Red Gravy
Responded on August 5, 2019

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

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NS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always on our list to go to when we go to NOLA!

Red Gravy
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming in, and for all your continued support. I'm so happy you enjoy your meals!

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was a little pricey! Overall had a great experience

Red Gravy
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for coming in!

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Small and cute place

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

This restaurant does not accommodate for any changes or substitutions. The food was great, however, the service truly ruined the experience

Red Gravy
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for coming in. I am happy you believe our food is great. The menu clearly states that our modest sized kitchen cannot accommodate changes or substitutions. It's the only way the kitchen can run efficiently. The server is simply following the policy of the kitchen.

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NO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and wait staff were all top notch! Meatballs with red gravy are a must! Highly recommend.

Red Gravy
Responded on June 20, 2019

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

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JD
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about this quaint little gem. The food is outstanding! Especially the meatballs. Service is top notch and efficient. We have been in several times and the meals are consistently delicious. Always something new to try that’s not on the menu! We are looking forward to our next visit to New Orleans for another meal here :-)

Red Gravy
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for your continued support! We truly believe the best way to keep everyone happy is to change it up, from time to time. I am glad you enjoy that, too!!

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KW
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent always is!

Red Gravy
Responded on June 13, 2019

Thank you so much for all your support!!

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l
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday morning breakfast at this funky little restaurant was a treat. A nice variety of eggs, turnovers, breakfast sandwiches and more..... friendly great service and delish omelet made with eggs/sausage/italian sausage of course topped with red gravy :) definitely recommend!

Red Gravy
Responded on June 13, 2019

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

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch I've ever had. Huge portions, delicious meatballs and cocktails, wonderful ambiance. The Polpetta ( meatball omelette) is the best!!

Red Gravy
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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NA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I could not be more upset with my experience at Red Gravy. When I had initially tried to make a reservation for my party, we were told to call given our large group size of nine people but no one ever answered the phone. We therefore settled for making two reservations, one for 5 people and one for 4. Upon making my reservation for four people, I had requested that we be seated closely to our other 5 friends. Red Gravy called to tell me that it would not be possible given their restaurant's set up and having not been there, I accepted the answer. However, on the day of our reservation, we showed up to a COMPLETELY empty restaurant - not a single other individual. Despite a completely empty restaurant aside from our group of nine, they REFUSED to seat us together - note that there are at least 10 tables in the restaurant that could easily sit 50 people in total and yet my group of nine had to be split in 2 and were seated at opposite ends of the restaurant (we couldn't even really see each other). After we requested once again to be seated together, we were rudely told that they had already called to inform us that they could not accommodate the request but gave no reason as to why that was though we were the only people there! And to top it all off, the food was completely mediocre. My 'Red Gravy special' was a bowl of overcooked spaghetti slathered in sauce that wasn't dreadful but was certainly not something I would order again. The waiter for one of the tables also repeatedly gave wrong information regarding the food (e.g. whether a dish was vegetarian or not), which entirely contradicted what the other waiter told us. And want to know the cherry on top? Their menu has a disclaimer about being a "positive environment" and signage around the restaurant about not being hateful/discriminatory - this was 100% the opposite of what my party faced while dining at this restaurant. I beg you, do not go here, do not support them, do not waste your money.

Red Gravy
Responded on May 15, 2019

It's unfortunate that you didn't understand our seating/reservation policy as stated on our website and through opentable. We do not take parties larger than 6 due to the modest size of the kitchen. Making two reservations for your larger than 6 party and then asking to be sat together is really the same as making a large reservation, isn't it? All of my staff is completely well versed in the ingredients of all the dishes.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint atmosphere, friendly and helpful wait staff. Went back the next day to try different items. Good meatballs and sauce.

Red Gravy
Responded on May 8, 2019

I'm so happy you enjoyed your visits!! Our meatballs are a labor of love; and I'm so happy you enjoyed them. Thank you for coming in! (twice!!!!!)

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

Red Gravy
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little breakfast spot! The food is excellent, and so is the service. We’ll definitely be back!

Red Gravy
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! The service staff is a wonderful group of people; I couldn't do any of this without their dedication and hard work. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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c
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for the little amount of food we got. We just drank water and had two entrees and the bill was over $50 for breakfast!!! The waiter never checked back on us to see if the food was ok after delivering it. The pasta and sauce were outstanding but the chicken sausage was super spicy. I wanted it taken off our bill because I hadn’t eaten it but we were in a hurry to get to Jazzfest so we didn’t bother. Everything else was great! Cute place

Red Gravy
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for coming in!

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c
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were at Red Gravy for breakfast and it was delicious. Be prepared and bring your appetite as the portions are past generous. Was a little disappointed that the adds-on, like grits for me and the red sauce for my husband's meatball (which was awesome!), were extra charges on the bill. But - the food was good and we will go back next time we are in New Orleans.

Red Gravy
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in!!! True story...when I moved to New Orleans from NJ, my friends and family said 'maybe now we can lose some weight!'. Can't help it...I always make too much, they say! I'm so happy you enjoyed your meals!

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RS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Ordered a skillet pancake that was very dry and inedible. I asked to send it back and order something else in its place. The owner/manager/chef flat out refused. She said she made it as described and it was too bad. She went on to say it was our problem, she would not take it off the bill. This is the worst costumer experience I’ve encountered.

Red Gravy
Responded on April 29, 2019

I never said 'too bad' nor did I say it was 'your problem', even after you called me ridiculous. You ate half of it before you asked for something else. Thank you for coming in.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little place with a relaxed atmosphere! Good selection of food that is delicious! Owner even came over to talk to us. Her wait staff was great!

Red Gravy
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in! I'm so happy you enjoyed your meal. I'll be sure the staff, who, I agree, are great, see your message!

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Red Gravy
Responded on April 25, 2019

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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N
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 24, 2019

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
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 24, 2019

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 on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Easter brunch, delicious food and great atmosphere!

Red Gravy
Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank you for coming in!!

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MF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
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.

Red Gravy
Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for coming in.

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

Easter Brunch everything was very good.

Red Gravy
Responded on April 22, 2019

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.

Red Gravy
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for coming in!!!

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

Love this place!

Red Gravy
Responded on April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in!

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OT
Las Vegas
58 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

Red Gravy
Responded on April 15, 2019

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

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OT
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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