Restaurant R'evolution

4.7
3978 reviews
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$50 and over
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Serving Dinner daily, Sunday Jazz Brunch and Lunch on Fridays 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. Steeped in the diverse historic and cultural influences of Louisiana, the menu features not only the chef’s 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.” Table-side service components play an important role in the dining experience, promoting guest engagement about the history and evolution of the food they are enjoying. Soups such as Creole Louisiana Snapping Turtle Soup and Death by Gumbo play on unusual presentations of these traditional dishes that date back centuries. Desserts showcase classical New Orleans sweets done in a new and contemporary way.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole, Cajun
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

DINNER
Nightly 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

BAR R'EVOLUTION
Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(504) 553-2277
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
John Folse and Rick Tramonto
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Catering
Five dining rooms within the restaurant can be privatized to accommodate groups from 6 to 30. Larger groups can be accommodated in the adjoining Fleur de Lis Suite to include custom designed R'evolution menus for groups up to 160.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bourbon Street
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Parking details
$12 for 3 Hours of Valet Parking or Self Parking is available in the Royal Sonesta Hotel garage with entrances on both Bienville and Conti Streets
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Public transit
Canal at Bourbon Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good ambience , food was delicious, service good.
We would have dinner there again .

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E
Miami
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the restaurant. The food was outstanding along with the service.

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best dining experience we had in NOLA! We liked it better than Commanders Palace even!

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K
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in the “kitchen” so it was a bit noisy but very energetic. We sat at the counter watching the chefs cook. It was a fun place for 2 people. The wait service was excellent as the food always is. Enjoyed it throughly!

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CO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th visit to Revolution,we have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding and the service is wonderful. When we are in New Orleans, we always look forward to dining there.

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R
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yearly Christmas dinner with friends. Steve the wine steward was fabulous. His 2 suggestions were excellent

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TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

My third time at Revolution was NOT a charm. Our table was in awkward spot near the kitchen door, it was exceedingly loud and congested, our waiter was AWFUL! He tried hard enough but was woefully under trained and over his head in a restaurant of your stature. I bought two bottles of nice wire in the $100/bottle range and he simply “dumped” our glasses full without regard to the pace of our dinner or our appetite for measured consumption. The gumbo fell far far short of my prior experiences and thus my expectations. Overall, off my list of “where to eat” recommdations to friends yet to visit NOLA. I was highly disappointed...

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J
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I thought the food was fair and overpriced.

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JS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good service

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was awful
Waiter was overwhelmed
Had to ask fir water several times
Forgot my coffee
Biscuits were later than meal

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my very first time in New Orleans. I came here for my birthday dinner. Our waiter DeShawn was amazing, kind and very helpful! He didn't hover over us but was there when we needed him. Overall, great experience both the food and ambiance!

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, my wife & i were very pleased.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the Royal Sonesta and saved Stayed at Royal Sonesta and saved this restaurant for our last night in NOLA. It was outstanding in every way. Loved the casual elegance and creativity. Food, service and ambiance everything one could hope for!

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WR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We reserved a table for 6, but changed to 8 and they quickly accommodated us. Service was exceptional and the food was very good. No complaints or concerns.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wedding anniversary

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CP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service, nice atmosphere and some unique meal selections.
All four of us ordered something different and sampled each others dish - all were excellent.
My rack of lamb was huge and it was cooked perfectly - medium-rare.
Quite an extensive wine list as well.

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BK
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are good restaurants an there are great ones - and R’evolution is one of the great ones. The food is fabulous (if the “Death by Gumbo “ wasn’t on the menu, the seafood gumbo would be famous), the service friendly and flawless, and you can comfortably hold a conversation in the spacious seating of the main dining room. To make it even better, the restaurant is run to be both top notch and to feel casually gracious, like dining with old friends at their home. New Orleans has lots of good restaurants, but only a couple of places you really should not miss. R’evolution is one of the rare ones you should not miss.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome! Excellent service! It was very quiet in there like no music which I wish there was. But overall we had a great time

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service! One of best dining experiences we've had in a long time.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food and service were excellent. We were there early but that was our choice. I carefully read other reviews about no table clothes and complaints about service. We had excellent service and a tablecloth. It was expensive and the corkage fee was outrageous. Otherwise it was a memorable experience.

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d
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews didn’t lie it was 5 stars! The food was great and my husband had one of the best steaks ever - will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice place to spend our anniversary

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience, my friends and I enjoyed the dinner very much. We’ll definitely visit again!

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CR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my sons 25th Birthday here and it did not disappoint. Everything was amazing just as I had heard and read about. Thank you for a memorable evening!!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice atmosphere, interesting and delicious food. I actually do not recommend the crab beignets, they were a bit greasy and kind of bland. The prosciutto appetizer was good, the asparagus was amazing, and the delmonico steak was incredibly good. The gnocchi was good, but the portion was a bit small. Wine list was incredible and the bottle we had was very nice. I cannot say enough good things about the service, it was truly exceptional.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unable to get a table when we arrived on Thanksgiving night, we tried again the following night and were glad that we did. Have been there in the past for Sunday Jazz Brunch that was also wonderful.

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J
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The wait staff made the experience even more excellent!

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SD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It is a beautiful restaurant, connected to a historical hotel, right off Bourbon Street, but away from noise. Good ambience. However, options offered for TG day meal were not great. Also, could have been much better food and options for the price. We enjoyed out corner seating for two. Service was excellent. Presentation and taste missed it. Disappointing to us for our first TG alone and away.

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ET
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We went for Thanksgiving meal and was so disappointed. Ham was dry, overcooked and fatty. I would have been embarrassed to serve something like this dish at my own house. Worst meal I've ever had in NOLA.

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a groupie, Chef Folse is the best. As a native New Orleanian, his sheep lobster gnocchi is my favorite dish in the entire city.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience all the way around!!!

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Seattle
278 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service. The sheep ricotta with lobster was extremely delicious, and rich. Death by gumbo a marvelous taste sensation and very creatively prepared. The turtle soup. if you're expecting traditional, don't order it. It has a lot of turtle meat, but the broth is flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves and finished in the kitchen with madeira rather then sherry. Very unique flavor. Seared Scallops perfectly done. The only downside is a high $50 corkage fee. We brought an upscale bottle that made it worthwhile, but still it rankled a bit.

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SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was the best! My daughters and I celebrated our Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night. the food, service, ambiance, was over the top. Great Food, Great Wine, happy family

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C
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was expecting a bit more of a unique menu. There are pate's and cavier, but that seems old school in todays foodie market. The experience was good, but not to die for. We had the tomahawk and that was yummy. There oysters fire grilled were not good. The beignets were fabulous.

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Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food experience at R’evolution was outstanding. From start to finish, everything we enjoyed was fresh, beautifully prepared and delicious. Our waiter was a gem - gracious and very helpful the in helping us with our selections. We ♥️R’evolution!

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HM
Oklahoma City
97 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now #1 on my list of NOLA restaurants. Service was impeccable. Thank you, Travis. Garden salad and roasted beet salads were wonderful. Death by Gumbo was amazing: whole quail stuffed with andouille sausage in a large bowl, then they add the broth. Cut up the quail and mix it up. WOW. Beer battered crab beignets were perfection. Roasted Brussells sprouts were excellent. Seared scallops with foie gras... yum! The deconstructed sweet potato pie was a winner. Oh my god, it was amazing. Make a reservation right now, and have the BEST meal of your life.

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F
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our annual trip to New Orleans always includes dinner here. This is the best restaurant we have ever been to.

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TC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG. Easily the best brunch we have ever had. The crab beignets were fantastic. The short ribs poached egg skillet was probably the best egg dish I have ever had. Looking forward to going for dinner on another visit. Just devine.

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