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. Tables a bit close so no pri ...
Great food. Tables a bit close so no privacy. But I'll be going back😊
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!
Pancakes! Amazing pancakes.
Pancakes! Amazing pancakes.
Although food was tasty, the portions ar ...
Although food was tasty, the portions are small for the money. Had brunch. Ate out again an hour later. Live music was a nice touch.
Not to be missed!
We visit every time we are in New Orleans. In a town with great food, this place stands out!
My wife and I completely enjoyed our meal there. Service was very good. We look forward to going eat there one night
Italian Gem !!
Fabulous Food!! Great Unique Menu Selections!! Fun Decor! Looking forward to returning!!
Breakfast Out of this World
Best breakfast I have had in a long time. Wonderful shirred eggs, cheese in a light fluffy pastry. Great menu, hard to choose.
Awesome! Food, service, ambiance! My wif ...
Awesome! Food, service, ambiance! My wife and I go every time we visit New Orleans! The biscuit bread pudding is so incredible!!! Amazing!
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.
Chicken and waffle were good although wi ...
Chicken and waffle were good although wing slightly overlooked. Good service and quaint ambiance
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.
Food and staff were exceptional!
Food and staff were exceptional!
Food and service was outstanding. The servings were plentiful. All left full and happy!!
the food was excellent;
parking is a problem, but look forward to regular visits
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.
Second time in for brunch- the gravy is amazing! One recommendation for the restaurant would be to add melon instead of preaches to the Prosciutto & Fruit. Otherwise, always a pleasant experience!
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.
What a great, unique, creative break fro ...
What a great, unique, creative break from the Cajun, Creole offerings in New Orleans. Superior breakfast offerings.
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.
Gluten free pasta dishes are amazing.
Gluten free pasta dishes are amazing.
Red gravy experience
I was excited to find a farm to table style restaurant downtown, however I was wrong. After patently waiting over an hour and a half for our meals to arrive, one dish in particular left our table exactly as it came. A simple pasta entre with clams should not be as salty as it was at this restaurant. After one bite it was deemed inedible by everyone at our table. With the terribly long wait we endured for three simple pasta dishes and one being nothing but salt, I would not recommend this establishment to a friend. I was truly disappointed, as I had high expectations after seeing such good ratings on yelp. It was a waste of food, money, and time.
very good food, interesting take on brea ...
very good food, interesting take on breakfast with meat balls and gravy. The service was very good as well
Our experience at Red Gravy.
We have eaten at this restaurant several times during earlier visits to New Orleans. Our first dining experience was outstanding. Each following experience has deteriorated. The owner appears to be the chef. In my opinion she needs to be on the floor. The food was good but a weak customer service atmosphere. We even noticed another couple leaving following being seated. When I received my bill for our food, the waitress already added the tip onto the bill representing the amount of gratuity she wanted to receive for serving our party of two. Too many good places to eat in New Orleans and much to choose.
My favorite place to eat brunch in New O ...
My favorite place to eat brunch in New Orleans by far. Fresh, innovative food that is always delicious in a very charming little place.
Food-amazing. Our waitress was very boisterous, which can be fun. However, at times was slightly off putting. We had to remind her of our drinks, a few times. She didn't acknowledge the wait on our ordered adult beverages or seem to notice our empty coffee cups, to offer more. We ordered the starter "bakery basket", that the 3 other times I have ordered at brunch consisted of bakery rolls of all types with homemade jam. We were unaware that on Easter it would consist of 2 pink hard boiled eggs & a roll or 2. For a group of 6 that had all just ordered eggs as their main course, this wasn't going to work and we sent it back. The waitress appeared reluctant to take it back, explaining & even over explaining why it was what it was. She appeared put off by it. Setting the expectation, as we were a party of 6 would have avoided our ordering it, altogether. Music - very fun! The food and our wonderful group is what made the brunch wonderful for us.
First time eating here
In NOLA for the Crescent City Classic so we were looking to carb up. We found Red Gravy listed in Open Table with very good reviews and thought we would give it a try. It doesn't have a large seating area so reservations are probably a good idea. We had the meat and cheese dish to start and it was excellent. Both pasta dishes were perfectly cooked and tasty. We followed up with the "milk and cookies" for desert and loved it. Overall and excellent dinner and great service for a fair price. We'll be back.
This place is a hidden gem!
This place is awesome. It is a very cozy restaurant and the chef/owner is always on site. Great place for brunch! In a city filled with "brunch" choices, this one stands out. Not your typical "eggs bennie" joint. Her meatballs and red gravy are the stars here. Don't pass them up!
We have been to the Red Gravy several times and it is always delicious. Be careful with the cocktails though, they're pricey
The "Red Gravy" is to Die For
Any item served with this sauce will be excellent. Everyone at our table had a different entree and all enjoyed their meal. The service was very personable and efficient. All in all a great dining experience.
Excellent across the board! Will be back often food was amazing and the cannoli pancakes to die for
Little Italy in CBD
The restaurant is small and intimate, reminded me of restaurants I've been to in Venice. Great Italian menu with reasonable prices. I recommend the huge meatball appetizer. it was excellent. Very helpful and friendly staff. I had the shrimp scampi with pasta, it was very good. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
Just OK. Food Ok, service was SLOW.
Went to this restaurant based on reviews and because of the proximity to our hotel. Small place - which was fine. Interesting menu - many different items. One party member ordered pecan waffle - which he said was very good. The other ordered a "Nancy" sandwich, which was just OK. The service was very slow - a good 35 minutes before ordered was delivered. Wait staff was accommodating. Have tried it once but would probably not go back. Too many great places to eat in the city.
Was pleasantly surprised, dinner was ver ...
Was pleasantly surprised, dinner was very good and service attentive!
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