About Restaurant R'evolution
Serving Dinner daily, Sunday Jazz Brunch and Friday Lunch 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.
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole, Cajun
Hours of Operation:
Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open during meal service.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
$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
Canal at Bourbon Street
John Folse and Rick Tramonto
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
Restaurant R'evolution Ratings and Reviews
I lived in New Orleans for more than 30 ...
I lived in New Orleans for more than 30 years and have been to the best of the best restaurants there, all the famous names and the local favorites, but this tops them all, as well as the great ones I've been to elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. The rave reviews from family and friends did not disappoint. Outstanding, creative dishes with local flair and more worldly inspiration, served by a delightful, extremely knowledgeable wait staff. Under no circumstance should you neglect to order the Tryptic of Quail!
First time for lunch, and glad we did! ...
First time for lunch, and glad we did! Started off with the R'evolution'svariation of the Pimms Cup...the addition of muddled blueberries and raspberries is a great addition. Very refreshing and light, a perfect lunch cocktail. We started with Fire Roasted oysters. There are 6 to the order and even non-oyster lovers will appreciate this preparation with the light Panko and herbs. Then on to their signature gumbo, with a quail stuffed with all the good stuff from their gumbo and then the gumbo stock added...don't miss this! Nothing like any other gumbo in town and it is fantastic. For lunch we opted for the braised short rib po-boy with truffled Cole slaw. My mouth is watering writing this review. The flavors were perfect, subtle yet distinct. The truffle added so much with the contrast of the slaw and savory short rib. Add incredible service (remembered us from January) and a beautiful dining room makes for a lunch that is memorable and that brings you back again and again. Side note, we weren't sure about amounts and in the Big Easy when you dine out every meal so as not to miss the great restaurants, you try to eat lighter. We were ordering the oysters appetizer to share and then turtle soup and gumbo while splitting the po-boy. We asked our server whether that would be enough and he actually told us that we would be stuffed and recommended sharing the soup course as well...he was spot on. Very much appreciated, as we were completely satisfied and were able to enjoy our dinner later that evening. Well done!!
We have been wanting to try this restaur ...
We have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time and were easily able to make reservations on line. Our brunch was amazing, there were so many options and we ended up over indulging. The oyster salad, crab beignets, crab cakes and death by gumbo were amazing. We will definitely be back and try lunch or maybe dinner.
Our evening at Restaurant R'evolution wa ...
Our evening at Restaurant R'evolution was special from the minute we walked in the restaurant. Troy and DeShaun's service was impeccable. The food was outstanding. Thank you for making our anniversary an incredible experience for us both.
I would definitely return to this restau ...
I would definitely return to this restaurant. It was a pleasure from the moment we arrived. We had cocktails and they were very unique and excellent. I had the Saint-sation. All of the appetizers were great. We had the crab beignets, turtle soup, and the "Pig-Out" board.
For entrees: the duck, the short ribs, the scallops and the quail. My husband really loved the foie gras but said the scallops were good not great. The duch was very tender and the quail was a challenge to eat but very good. The short ribs were also very tender and I would only ask for slightly more sauce. For dessert: the bread pudding, the lemon one, and the cognac ice cream-all were very good, I just cannot remember the specific names. The service was excellent but there were so many different wait staff, it was difficult to keep all of their names straight.
Although we have dined in many restauran ...
Although we have dined in many restaurants in New Orleans over the years, Restaurant R'evolution provided an exceptional dining experience. The servers were appropriately attentive and displayed excellent timing. The food was absolutely wonderful, and they used local ingredients in creative yet mouth-watering ways. A truly excellent meal all around!
The food was excellent, the wait staff v ...
The food was excellent, the wait staff very attentive. The only problem was the noise. It was very difficult to hold a conversation at the table, even to hear the wait staff at times. To be fair a loud group was seated beside of us, but it was a bit much. Everyone is entitled to enjoy their dinner, me included, so I try to make earlier reservations to avoid loud or inappropriate conversations that might change our experience. All said the food was the best we've had so far on our trip, again the wait staff was great, just bear in mind if your not in a group loud enough to drown out the people around you then dinner conversation is going to be limited.
Our waiter was genuinely down to earth a ...
Our waiter was genuinely down to earth and friendly in a restaurant where "stuffy" could have been their middle name. He and his assistant treated us like one of his regulars. We felt most welcome.
Foodies will love the great sauces and rich flavors.
We had the pleasure of dining at Restaur ...
We had the pleasure of dining at Restaurant R'evolution with our friends on 10/14/16. The restaurant was classy, the food was phenomenal, and the wine selections were extraordinary, but the most memorable part of our dining experience was our serving staff. "Captain" Troy and his team were absolutely awesome. They were friendly, attentive, respectful, informative, funny... They turned a great meal into a treasured memory with our friends.
Kind of old school with the plates on th ...
Kind of old school with the plates on the table with a capital R that are removed when food arrives. Several different dining areas which keeps the noise level down somewhat. Service was outstanding since I lost track of the number of wait staff for the table. It did make me wonder how tips are split. Best thing on the menu was the beer battered crab beignets. Bouillabaisse was good but for $39, could have had more ingredients in the bowl. A little pretentious as far as menu with foie gras, truffles and pricey caviar selections. Very easy to run up the bill if you order a bottle of wine, have appetizers, entree and dessert. Need to turn the air conditioner down unless that's a ploy to turn the tables quickly.
This was my second time eating at Restau ...
This was my second time eating at Restaurant R'evolution and they did not disappoint. I don't know if it was the company, my expectations, or both, but this dinner qualifies as one of the best meals I have ever had.
My wife and I were in New Orleans for a ...
My wife and I were in New Orleans for a special occasion and this was our last night in town. We had heard good things about the restaurant and accepted a 9:45 pm reservation, even though that was a bit later than we wanted. I called that afternoon to see if anything else was available any earlier, but was informed the restaurant was "fully committed". We showed up at 9:30 and they seated us immediately as the restaurant was only 2/3rds full. Our waiter seated us and proceeded to be quite short with my wife as she asked for wine recommendations. After ordering and receiving our appetizer, I realized that the waiters to the tables on either side of us were describing each dish in excellent detail while ours had said very little. Same treatment during the main course. I went out of my way to compliment the waiters to either side of us and spoke to the manager about the poor job our waiter had performed.
There were many servers working but our ...
There were many servers working but our first course of gumbo and salad did not did not arrive for 50 minutes. It was hard to enjoy the rest of the expensive experience after a bad start. My quail 3 ways was excellent and my husband raved about his veal chop. We were seated in a busy hectic spot. Overall, the experience was not worth the price.
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