Red Gravy

4.6
328 reviews
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$30 and under
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Breakfast
Top Tags:
  • Cozy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Brunch
Red Gravy is a cozy bistro where everything is made with love and dedicated to tradition. We source all of our ingredients locally, offering grass fed beef, pastured pork and chicken, yard eggs, non-farmed seafood, and all our pasta is handmade. We proudly serve family recipes, prepared the old way.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Breakfast, Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Weekday brunch 8am - 2pm
Weekend brunch 8am - 2pm
Closed Tuesday
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Phone number
(504) 561-8844
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Roseann Melisi Rostoker
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Private party facilities
Red Gravy is the result of my lifelong passion. All my recipes are handed down from my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws and some newer family members! Please come see me in New Orleans and I will help to make your private event one to remember!
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (504) 561-8844
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Catering
Anything from the regular menu is available. Custom menus available.
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Cross street
Canal
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Parking details
Meters in surrounding area. Some lots within 2 blocks.
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Public transit
St. Charles Streetcar 2 blocks. Canal St Streetcar on Corner. Riverfront Streetcar 3 blocks
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Entertainment
Live music Saturday and Sunday brunch
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Special events & promotions
Feast of the Seven Fishes - December 17 and December 18, 2015. Special menu featuring 7 fishes. No other menu will be served these nights.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 328 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day brunch

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1.0Dined on May 17, 2018

I hate to leave a bad review for anyone's bread and butter, but this establishment went above and beyond to make our dining experience very awkward and unpleasant from the day before our arrival. We made to separate reservations since our group was supposed to be 7 which could not be accommodated via Open Table. I had immediately contacted the restaurant to let them know and was told that they would make note of the reservations and try to accommodate our requests to sit together or nearby. The day before the reservation we received a nasty call from Rosemary (owner) threatening that the reservations could not be seated together and that we had a reservation for 8 not 7 and needed to show up! Our group of 7 ended up being 6 due to an illness but we showed up. Our server was gracious and nice and gave great recommendations from the menu. The very "busy" restaurant which could not guarantee us sitting together had a total of 10 people including our group and was otherwise empty! We enjoyed out meal and yes great meatballs, but as we were leaving and using the bathrooms said loud conversation for all to hear from Rosemary to server: So did that group of 7 ever show up this morning?( A quick look around and interest in your guests would have answered that question for you) Server: Yes they are just finishing up but they were 6. Rosemary rants and raves how she has to pay for said 7 people and how that's not right. Dear Rosemary, whatever the situation, one must learn to handle such upsets in the restaurant and hospitality business with grace and tact. Service always goes much further than good food! I immediately cancelled our next reservation with them for 3 days later and happily booked brunch elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great Staff Cute ambience AMAZING FOOD LOVED THIS PLACE

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing food!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great breakfast! Attentive service. Very busy place.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food (biscuits - omg, cannoli crepes, to die for) and people.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Brunch was excellent and the signature drinks were extremely good. Loved the meatballs

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Best Biscuits ... EVER !!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Delicious food

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was great! Would absolutely go back

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Awesome food! Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delicious breakfast, great menu, cute restaurant

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Drove 8 hours and from another state for this to be our first destination on my husband's birthday. We had an unexpected tire blow on the highway making us 10 minutes late. Complete accident and completely understand that our table had to be given up due to us being more than 5 minutes late. However the way I was talked to over the phone by the hostess was very rude, unacceptable, unnecessary and most of all UNPROFESSIONAL. By the way I was so rudely disrespectfully talked to we would have completely not gone but I would have been charged $25 for the reservation so we decided to still go and try this place out. Then I was reassured the day before that my husband's birthday would be recognized and was a surprise. Not the case at all, the server didn't acknowledge the special occasion at all. I didn't expect much just a birthday recognition, correct order and friendly staff. However I didn't expect to be treated with such disrespect from the hostess. Our waiter also got our order wrong and even missed items we ordered never receiving them. By the time we finally got some of our food we didn't have time to correct the situation and just wanted to leave. My husband and I both agreed we will never go back or recommend this place to anyone. Nothing that great about it, looks neat inside. We ate at better places in the same area for the same prices and neat decor.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food with unique menu items for brunch. Coffee not the best, a little weak and not high grade. Service a bit slow but very busy that day

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1.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Disappointing! I had researched gluten free restaurants before my trip and read it was amazing for gluten free food! When we arrived the menu was very confusing mixing entrees with desserts and antipasto. There were only 2 things gluten free I could order. They did not carry half the things I read about in prior reviews. When I asked about exchanging sauces on a pasta, we were told no. When we asked for a side of something, and would pay extra for it, we were told no, that they wouldn't have enough for later?? Really? We're a paying customer. It only got worse from here. We asked for a pasta dish with sauce on the side, we were told no. At this point the chef came out and asked what our problem was? I was floored! She explained she wouldn't serve something that way, ummm hello, we were ordering it! We had people in our party with allergies and were told they'd accommodate, they lied. She was rude and refused to make any accommodations. If our other orders in our party weren't already placed and coming out, we would have left. And of course gratuity was added in already in our check. ( not that it was the server's fault) I do have to note our server wasn't rude, just trying to make us happy but obviously was being yelled at by the chef simultaneously. The only saving grace was the food, itself, was very good. Not what we exactly wanted to order, but it was good and I wasn't glutened! The portions were very small for the price. Not worth it!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A great new find for us that will be a must stop in the future for brunch. Reservations a must for brunch. The menu is nearly overwhelming, with all six of us having difficulty in making a selection. Our waiter, Patrick, was excellent, attentive, and quick to make suggestions. There were no misses on any of our choices. Don't miss it!

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Open for breakfast and lunch. Homemade pasta and meatballs are the real deal. Everything we had we loved. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Our must stop each Mardi Gras. Excellent experince once again. Brunch was amazing, and you have to have the Red Gravey.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

the food was fantastic! I highly recommend the polpetta omelette or really anything with red gravy! Eggs Florentine was also excellent. I can't wait to come back for lunch.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing Gluten Free Pasta!! I can not explain to you how wonderful it was you must try it for yourself. Celiac Approved!!!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

This restaurant was quaint, kitschy, and fabulous from the moment we walked in. You can feel the personal touch the chef/owner has on every detail and really feel her passion for food and service. Great Italian comfort food pthat makes a Texan turned Jerseyian feel right at home.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely delicious. Everything was yummy! He meatballs and red gravy really hit the spot.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazingly and unexpectedly wonderful! Our thanks to all!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We came to NOLA to celebrate my daughter’s 18th birthday and Red Gravy was the one restaurant she requested. It’s one of the only restaurants we visit every time we come. Just fantastic! You have to get the meatball with red gravy!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite Nawlins restaurant! We go EVERY time we come to NOLA.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Food: skillet cake and waffle, both orders incorrect. Waffle and fruit came out as pecan waffle, skillet cake was ordered without peanut butter but came with. Taste and quality for $18 “pancake” not on par with other breakfast options in area. Maybe would give 2nd visit if in area again, but not up to expectations.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Red Gravy is a gem! It’s a cant miss in New Orleans. Creative menu and the food is out of this world. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and great service. They made us feel to home and we enjoyed it all. The shrimp and grits were especially taste.

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2.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Very long wait times for food. No substitutions for anything allowed. Many better places for brunch in the city.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Wow a blast from my old home of North Jersey. Trying to decide if I wanted to go with the spaghetti and meat ball or the jersey favorite pork roll. Went for the seaside stack which was incredible, french toast, pork roll, provolone and a pair of eggs. Great tasting and truly filling. I was quite content until the guy at the next table had his food delivered, spaghetti and meatball. It looked so good I was instantly jealous! We will be back soon, guess what I will order this time?

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

I had a party of 6 and we enjoyed every meal we ordered. The waiter was outstanding and he suggested many options. Although I have to say there was the hostess who was not friendly at all.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Disappointing! Expensive and food was very average. We have been 3 times before and each time is less impressive. This place is slipping, I hope the bad review will help get them back on track. We will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

The menu is creative and the food is delicious (the red gravy and the meatballs are truly awesome). Small, cozy, friendly, wonderful service. The owner/chef is warm, personable and always makes you feel welcome and appreciated. My wife and I have been here many times over the years, and we consider Red Gravy one of our favorites for Italian style cooking in a city known for great restaurants.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Amazing food, as always. The waitress got a little mouthy, but one of our friends was irritated by the no split checks policy since the menu stated they would... so it was a fair fight on both ends and they made up by the end of the meal. Will never go to New Orleans without going to red gravy for brunch. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent menu! You really cannot go wrong. Wonderful specialty drinks too. Definitely agree with all the accolades.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Love Red Gravy! Delicious food and charming atmosphere. Friendly staff also a plus!

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