About Red Gravy
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.
Breakfast, Italian, American
Hours of Operation:
Weekday brunch 8am - 2pm
Weekend brunch 8am - 2pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Saturday and Sunday brunch
Anything from the regular menu is available. Custom menus available.
Meters in surrounding area. Some lots within 2 blocks.
St. Charles Streetcar 2 blocks. Canal St Streetcar on Corner. Riverfront Streetcar 3 blocks
Roseann Melisi Rostoker
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!
Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: 5045618844
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Red Gravy Ratings and Reviews
Great Food + Great Service/Staff
Just back from a quick trip to New Orleans and this was our favorite meal of the weekend. Great, friendly staff serving up some outstanding Italian food!
The shared Canolli Pancakes were our favorite of this brunch...but, also had 2 other brunch entrees that were soooo good! We can't wait to head back to try the famous Red Gravy!
I would recommend reservations, unless you like standing out in the NOLA humidity. Tables are a bit close, but we're heavier guys and were not bothered by our neighbors...nor, did they seem bothered by us!
We've definitely added Red Gravy to our list of "must-eats" for our next visit to the city.
Food was good when we got it. Wait was w ...
Food was good when we got it. Wait was way too long. When asked when our food would be ready server said when it's ready, not the reply I was looking for. Not the best experience in a town with a lot of great venues.
Like eating at my Italian Grandma's House :)
I have now dined at this great little Italian joint three times, in the last year, and I've only been to NOLA twice! It is that good, we went back two days in a row once for lunch and then breakfast the following day. The cooking and offerings reminded my family and I of our grandmother and our Italian roots and you would be hard-pressed to find better italian food in the city :) Beyond the food, which I can't say enough good things about, plus they have tremendous gluten free offerings (YAY!) the ambiance is adorable and the servers are all fantastic. In addition, most weekends and during Mardi Gras, they have live music which certainly fits right into the NOLA scene. Over our various meals, we sampled the "down the shore" omelette, the crab beignet hoagie, the GF pasta bolognese, eggs florentine (with side of GF toast and ricotta cheese), the cannoli pancakes (my mom thought she'd died and gone to cannoli heaven, it was her same cannoli filling recipe), mussels and frites, and their shrimp po' boy. We even had a few of the boozey coffees and cocktails and those were great as well. I can't say enough good things about this spot, yes it is on the pricier side for breakfast/lunch, but the quality and flavors of the food are without a doubt, worth it!
Waffles and Wings to Mimosas and Meatballs Yum
Waffles and wings with Cranberry habanero sauce was a huge hit, Roe's Breakfast was perfection. Late Morning Meatballs under eggs are a new favorite. Shrimp and Grits were the best ever. The bottle of champagne with 3 juices for Mimosas was a wise choice. Not crazy about pulp in the OJ.
Came in for brunch. It's a very small d ...
Came in for brunch. It's a very small dining area that is overly decorated in several different themes. Ok food with a large price tag. So many other great brunch options in NOLA that do not require you to reserve with a credit card.
I NEVER wrote reviews. But this warrante ...
I NEVER wrote reviews. But this warranted one. Made you choose 2 or more things off the menu. Can't buy a la carte. When other customers were told this they left. We should have followed them out. Had to pay for bread. In an Italian joint! Meals were very underwhelming.
Extremely Poor Service
I booked this restaurant for a Sunday Brunch after reading many positive reviews. However when I arrived, the server immediately told my party that we would have to be quick because the restaurant had decided to close early for the day. She proceeded to act rude and rush the entire experience because they wanted to close. Although the food was pretty good, the experience was ruined because we felt we were not wanted there. I would not go back because of this experience.
One of my favorite places
Reservations recommended because it is very cozy. Red Gravy has become one of our favorite brunch places. This is not a quick run in and grab food restaurant. You must wait for your food to be prepared to perfection. We have not tasted anything here that isn't wonderful. My favorite is the Lombardo because the sugo is so flavorful. We had a meatball omelette this last time and it was fantastic. Even the bread and gravy appetizer hits the spot. I highly recommend trying this gem of a restaurant as soon as possible.
Not impressed. Service was mediocre and ...
Not impressed. Service was mediocre and for the price definitely not worth it. Oven roasted potatoes weren't hot and the latte was lame. Wouldn't go back as there are much better breakfast places to go to in the city.
We have had a wonderful meal at Red Grav ...
We have had a wonderful meal at Red Gravy and I was disappointed to find out dinner will be ending in May. All the pastas are homemade and delicious and the daily specials are also amazing - the chicken and the ragu ones were top notch.
The meatball is large and moist - without the red gravy and if they have the prosciutto bread - you must indulge!
Great food, too small for live music
The food was delicious and the service was great. My only complaint was the banjo player. I assume they were trying to create a nice environment by having live music, but the restaurant is so small that the noise level was too loud. Unfortunately, my table was right next to the banjo player so it was miserable because I couldn't hear anything or hold conversations with the people at my table. I would love to go back if I can confirm there won't be a banjo player.
This was our second visit. We really enj ...
This was our second visit. We really enjoy the Sunday brunch. I had Florentine eggs and hubby had Sicilian egg pie. Both were good, but the Florentine eggs were the bomb. The restaurant was busy, but service was adequate for a lazy Sunday morning.
Food good but not worth the cost
The food was good but thought it was pricey for what you got. Paid $7.00 for a meatball and was charge extra for sauce. $30 for chicken parm and we couldn't substitute the penne pasta for spaghetti. I had the pork for $28 and it was dry. The waitress was very nice and helpful. Would not go back due to cost of food. At that cost I expect great and only got good.
Wonderful Italian gem in NOLA
Excellent handmade pastas and very flavorful sauces. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Cozy environment and very welcoming. Requiring a credit card to hold a reservation was off-putting to me. nevertheless I recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly.
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