Restaurant R'evolution

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4269 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Serving dinner nightly, Lunch Fridays and Sunday Jazz Brunch 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. Located inside the iconic Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, Restaurant R’evolution’s menu reflects a melding of the chefs’ distinct culinary styles. Steeped in the diverse historic and cultural influences of Louisiana, the menu features not only the chefs’ 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.” Tableside service components play an important role in the dining experience, promoting guest engagement about the history and evolution of the food they are enjoying.
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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner here for my birthday and the service is impeccable. The food was an amazing array of culinary bliss.

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MH
Mobile
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. We shared the crab beignets, gumbo, house salad and scallops. All were delicious. We’ll be back!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant we have visited in New Orleans by far. Everything was top shelf. Creative and flavorful cuisine in an elegant atmosphere with great service!

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TJ
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual! Steak cooked to perfection and the Cajun oyster salad never disappoints! See you next Easter!

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TA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch

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m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Easter brunch and everything was perfect.

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

Incredible experience with amazing service and awesome food. The cocktails were delicious as well!

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

Wonderful service by the staff of three taking care of us. HUGE portions! The paneed veal chop was one of a kind and incredible. Loved the strawberry burrata salad - one of my favorite salads EVER!

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

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a wine pairing connoisseur, and I feel that this restaurant went above and beyond to meet my expectation.

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Austin
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were disappointed with both our meals...they were just ok. A let down for sure after reading all the good reviews.

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g
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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JR
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and Brian,Daniel and Rob with assistance from the service team did a superb job.

All in all most enjoyable!

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d
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic night at R'evolution. The food was very good, the starter only ok but the rest was amazing. They offer the Coravin option for wine so you can indulge in a memorable wine by the glass without overindulging, mine was absolutely amazing. The best thing by a mile was the service, Daniel was passionate, professional and had lots of excellent advice and insight. Would highly recommend.

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LR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Amazing service and excellent food!

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JN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt very pampered with 3 wait staff assigned to our table. I had made mention of the fact that two of us were vegan and they were prepared to accommodate us without us having to mention it! The atmosphere and the presentation of the food was amazing. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening out!

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and delicious food. Would definitely recommend this restaurant on your New Orleans trip.

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c
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding. Everything. As excellent as the food is, the service was absolutely outstanding. Spot on advice and when I was torn between two entrees, server brought me a small app version of the fois gras and one scallop, which was soooooo exquisitely delicious. And only charged me for app size too! Just did it without me even asking. Wish I was local so I could go here more often!

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre, at best, and extremely over priced. The staff was nice, but not very attentive. The lobster noche was horrid and when sent back we weren’t offered something else, just told “there was a 30% chance you weren’t going to like it”.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter did a flim flam on the bottle water service. Said for a table of 4 we drank $28 worth of bottled water. We had one liter bottle. When I called him on it he copped an attitude and was offensive. Shame, it was a good place otherwise.

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ES
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have met John Folse many years ago when he was in Donaldsonville and who owns the R’Evolution in New Orleans. Then, as now, he is truly incomparable. He is truly the ambassador for New Orleans cooking.
This is a 5 star restaurant. My only quibble was with his vegetables which were just OK.

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CZ
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a good reason why R’evolution is so highly rated on every travel site — its food and service are as close to perfect as a restaurant can be. We would never miss the opportunity to have a memorable dining experience here whenever we visit NO.

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CJ
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only reservation was wine was a wee bit pricey. Otherwise just, outstanding.

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K
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! À ne pas manquer lors de votre visite à la Nouvelle-Orléans.
Excellent! Do not miss this experience will in New Orleans.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Superb service by Travis. Did was delicious. Very impressed.

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MS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good jazz brunch, enjoyed all their house specials with great music

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w
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a fantastic Sunday Jazz Brunch on our last visit. We highly recommend the Quail and Waffles as well as the Crepe (totally sharable dishes). We sat in the Kitchen area and loved the ambiance as well as the traveling jazz trio. Service was efficient and not rushed. We will be back for dinner!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere
I would go back anytime I’m back in NOLA

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MB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful. The design and decor is wonderful. The staff was perfect and service was impeccable. The food was beautifully plated and pristine. Everything was perfect as ordered. My only critique and it’s a small one is that it was extremely hot in the dining room. I know the kitchen is slightly exposed but it was pretty hot throughout dinner. Other than that it was a perfect dining experience and we will most definitely be back.

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JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Honestly I hate giving less than 4 or 5 star reviews in general, but we were really disappointed with our dining experience at Restaurant R’evolution last night. While most of the staff seemed to have the best of intentions and a couple of them were very good at their jobs, overall the caliber of service was very lacking for the restaurant’s prices and level. We don’t have a problem paying a few hundred dollars for a good meal, but our Tomahawk steak came out cold- TWICE- and had to be completely redone. It ruins the experience when you have to call the manager to your table to complain- I absolutely hate having to do that in the middle of what should be a very enjoyable dinner- and one that we had been very much looking forward to. Overall we wouldn’t go back as we’ve better dining experiences elsewhere during our last few days in New Orleans.

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KD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a fabulous birthday celebration. The food was outstanding.

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GG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant R'evolution was way beyond our expectations. We reserved a table for 8 and they seated us in our own private dining area which was incredible. It was a birthday dinner for two birthdays. We felt very celebrated! The service was over the top. The description of each menu item made you want to order every item on the menu. The food was incredible. It may be the first time dining out where I could actually hear each person attending, even from across the table. Definitely recommend this Restaurant R'evolution. It was incredible!!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience at Restaurant R’Evolution! We had a party of 8, and everybody raved about their meal. Oysters, Foie Gras, Scallops, Filet Mignon, Quail... was everything was expertly prepared, with extremely helpful and friendly service.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible - was made to feel welcome throughout the entire dinner. Food was amazing as well, and the crab beignets are a must-have.

Nice touch with the "jewelry box" dessert sampler!

Mandatory dining for all foodies visiting New Orleans.

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d
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing evening, from a jolly drink in the bar to a delightful table experience... festive atmosphere was awesome

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

My guest and I ordered two appetizers, the beer battered crab beignets which were soggy in the middle and the wood fired oysters which were excellent. My main problem was with the Tomahawk Ribeye which was ordered medium rare and came out more to the rare side and was tough and stringy. Having eaten at Peter Lugers for the last 40 years this steak was a big and expensive disappointment.

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

Amazing meal from start to finish. Loved the extras including an amuse bouche and the sweet bites at the end. Can’t give a higher recommendation... best meal we had in New Orleans!

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B
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was phenomenal. Kevin and Sheldon were our servers and were wonderful.

The food was very good but the pacing of our 4 service order was mixed up by the kitchen. Kevin was quick to try and resolve the issues.

The ambiance is a mixed bag, it is a beautiful restaurant that explains the dress code as business casual but this is clearly not enforced as several patrons were wearing jeans and flip flops or a dress that would have made most bourbon street blush.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, everything first class. I had the death by gumbo and blue grits and shrimp. Both were very good though a little too rich in taste for me. I enjoyed both but would try something different next time.

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