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Revel Cafe and Bar

4.5
4.5
75 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Gastro Lounge and Craft cocktails by famous bartender Chris McMillian. Our Chef, Mark Falgoust, creates locals favorites of bar snacks, small plates, sandwiches and entrees.

Chris McMillian is a New Orleans bartender and a co-founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail. Imbibe Magazine mentioned McMillian as one of the top 25 most influential cocktail personalities of the last century. McMillian, a fourth generation bartender, has been the chief bartender at several New Orleans bars, including the Library Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton and Bar UnCommon. As a cocktail historian, McMillian is known for telling stories or reciting drink-themed poetry while making drinks. McMillian has been mentioned in many magazines such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has been a public speaker at institutions such as the Smithsonian.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 309-6122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Mark Falgoust

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for catering and private events including cocktail classes! Please give us call for more details. Our passion for quality ingredients , innovative cuisine and exceptional service sets us apart and ensures your event shines.

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross street

    N. Carrollton and Canal Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Transit stop: Canal and Carrollton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. n

    nolab

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    I've been to Revel before and loved it. Food, drinks and service have always been outstanding. So much so that it was one of the 2 dinner reservations I made while a friend was visiting New Orleans for a few days. We showed up for our reservation (after confirming via opentable the day before) and it was closed. No one answered phone when I called. I understand emergencies may come up to cause restaurant to have to close unexpectedly and/or on short notice, but we would have appreciated a heads up from the restaurant so we could have made other plans and saved ourselves an uber across town.

  2. s

    shornkoch

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really great food very affordable. Attentive and friendly service

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chris and Laura are always the perfect hosts. When Chris starts pontificating about the history of cocktails the bar almost comes to a stop and listens to his amazing tales. Highly recommended. Get the crawfish grilled cheese and a mint julep to win the day!

  4. SC

    SteveC

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with very good service. Revels is a great place to dine.

  5. S

    Sprouts9

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Wait person didn't offer a list of specials and I didn't know there were any until another staff member gave specials list to other guests. We both ordered salads and instead of bringing them out first, they were brought with the entrees and there was barely enough room on the table for four plates and two diners. The food was okay and way over-salted. I think this is more of a bar that serves food than a foodie destination that has a bar. Just wasn't impressed.

  6. u

    unhappy

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Restaurant was mostly empty when all others in the area were booked to capacity. Had a strong musty smell like there was water damage in the floors, walls or ceiling. Food was ok, but presentation was poor.

  7. CW

    CorkyW

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We're so lucky to have one of the world's best bartenders and such an incredible chef working together in the same fun restaurant & bar!

  8. H

    Hlton

    Atlanta

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am extremely impressed by everything at Revel. They exceeded my expectations with food service and beverage. You will not find a better bargain anywhere. The server was absolutely fun. We will return next time when in New Orleans.

  9. MG

    MaryG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time for our first experience. Will definitely come back.

  10. TM

    TimM

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great meal and drinks

  11. P

    Pete

    New Orleans

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New Years Eve T... and Stacy aka known as Stephanie 😂 were very pleasant. They helped with suggestions. Food was delicious and drinks were , as usual, wonderful. Good way to say good by to 2019.

  12. T

    Tinka

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent bourbon selection

  13. AM

    AnnM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love this spot for Chris McMillian’s expertly made cocktails. Now that Chris DeBarr is cooking there, the menu is inventive & fun as well.

  14. b

    bamabrad

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The cocktails and peanut butter burger were amazing

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was outstanding. Bar service was very slow.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chris and Laura McMillian are the best. The gazpacho soup I eat tonight was the best dish that I have eaten all year.

  17. T

    Tiguhz

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First of all I have one of the best cocktail bartenders in the history of New Orleans. So I went there and food wise and expect much but I was pleasantly surprised. The service is great and a crab pasta which my wife had and a black and drum fishWhere I had was superb

  18. E

    Elizabeth

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The pasta was overcooked, the drinks took a long time to come, and the service seemed a little off. The restaurant has a ton of potential, but they need to do better.

  19. N

    Nolarods

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This family business offers delicious and unique dishes. The owners are extremely friendly. Lunches are priced very reasonably.

  20. MS

    MSUCHEMENGINEER

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a delicious experience. Cocktails are amazing & food is delicious & creative

  21. E

    Easyliving

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their superb 4-course August “Coolinary” menu starts with a classic cocktail as the first course - very ingenious; we had the Old Fashioned and French 75. Proprietors Chris and Laura are cocktail aficionados, New Orleans historians, and they run a friendly bistro with excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

  22. S

    Spyder

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Food was not really good just OK.

  23. CB

    ChristineB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was delicious but there was a weird smell in the foyer of the restaurant. It took awhile to get service at our table even though we had a reservation, otherwise everything was very good.

  24. a

    adens

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We had a party of 7 - made reservations well in advance. restaurant was not busy when we arrived or left drinks too extremely long to come out. food was lackluster, over spiced or the pairing of flavors (ex: peanut butter burger) not as interesting as it sounded. One of our party's order was completely wrong and she didn't get the remade order UNTIL AFTER DESSERT WAS SERVED. Server was very unfriendly.

  25. Y

    Yumyum1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for a friend’s birthday. Birthday girl was running late and I love that I was able to change the reservation time 30 minutes before! I had put in a request in the “special request” box to have shots waiting for us, including a non-alcoholic version and thought “eh I’ll see if they do it, not a big deal if they don’t”. They totally did and the service was beyond phenomenal!!! The food was great, but truly the service itself made the whole night. Our server genuinely cared to make my friend feel special. Thank you!!!

  26. JW

    JoeW

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A great visit with one of the best bartenders/mixologist you will ever meet - Chris McMillian! Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and hearing stories about NOLA and Louisiana from Chris.

  27. N

    Noname

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In a city full of neighborhood gems, this place will not disappoint.

  28. MS

    MSUCHEMENGINEER

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food & phenomenal drinks! One of my favorite places.

  29. e

    ewoo

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Too many small plates to decide, never had a chance to get to entrees!

  30. BR

    BrookeR

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The food was very good and helpings were just the right size-so that we felt comfortable but not stuffed. The service was excellent and enjoyed the owners! The ambiance was perfect, comfortable and not pretentious. We will definitely go back often .

  31. JD

    JohnD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner at Revel had the welcoming feel of a meal at home, assuming you are lucky enough to have a great chef and great bartender in your family. The food was great, the drink menu was spectacular, the desserts were to die for, and the MacMillian family and staff couldn't have treated us with more warmth. Revel represents everything that is great about New Orleans, and Chris MacMillian's efforts to keep the mixed drinks of Prohibition era in New Orleans alive alone are worth the trip.

  32. JM

    JulieM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    I very much enjoyed my drinks and my dinner. The restaurant is on the loud side, however. It was difficult to have a conversation. As with all restaurants where I make reservations, it would be nice to request seats at the bar!! Our waitress, Bree, was excellent and made our meal exponentially more enjoyable.

  33. MC

    MonicaC

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Enjoyed very much. Eclectic menu. Great drinks and excellent service. Will be back

  34. R

    Reviilliondiner

    New Orleans

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Sat the bar and though they were a little busy, I wasn’t even greeted for over 5-10 min. Oyster chowder was good but only 1 small oyster in it. The fish looked wonderful but was undercooked in the thickest part of it. Wasn’t in the mood to send it back, so just ate the cooked part. The risotto and asparagus were good.

  35. JD

    007JD

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    This place is great! A great neighborhood find, with a really cool menu, and a outstanding cocktail list. It’s really laid back, and it’s a great date spot.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Revel is outstanding, and the service is as well.

  37. KS

    KatherineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It’s a cute, cozy little place with very good and creative small plate offerings as well as a few entree. The brussel sprout special was delicious as was the unusual “corn dog” appetizer and boudin balls. I also enjoyed the cheese plate. Happy hour is every day until 7 with great wine and cocktails. The service is friendly and efficient. I really enjoy going to Revel. (The Bar is fun too! It has that neighborhood feel to it)

  38. P

    Paperina

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic! I had to come back after less than two weeks, and it won’t be the last time. Chris and Laura are wonderful, their cocktails to die for and the food is amazing.

  39. FR

    FrankR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Fish tasted like liquid smoke. Mint julip had a sprig of mint, but did not appear muddled. Waitress kept squeezing between our tables to serve patrons on upper tier...having her rear end in my face got old.

  40. SB

    SteveB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good local place, small and better suited to small tables. We were seated next to an extremely loud table but think it is atypical. Lots of cool cocktails and they know all the history behind them.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Revel Cafe and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 309-6122.

Revel Cafe and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Revel Cafe and Bar

133 N Carrollton Ave New Orleans, LA 70119

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Carrollton and Canal Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Transit stop: Canal and Carrollton

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Mark Falgoust

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 309-6122

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for catering and private events including cocktail classes! Please give us call for more details. Our passion for quality ingredients , innovative cuisine and exceptional service sets us apart and ensures your event shines.

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