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.
Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open during meal service, Saturdays from 12 p.m.
$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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Restaurant R'evolution Ratings and Reviews
As always, our meal was impeccable. The ...
As always, our meal was impeccable. The food is great, but what really made our meal was the service. Our server was perfect and his assistant was truly amazing. There are not many places that your phone can be sitting on the table, and the assistant see that the battery is low, so he brings a charger and plugs it in for you without ever saying a word. The small details truly put the service at R'Evolution on a higher plane. We have had our anniversary dinner at R'Evolution for the past three years, and will continue to do so every year! There are so many fantastic restaurants in New Orleans, but this is the only one for our special day!
Amazing dinner with a high quality of fo ...
Amazing dinner with a high quality of food and an amazing wine list. Service was a bit lacking, while we had three separate servers working the table our wine order did not arrive until I had to ask for it after our salad was completed and then one of the sides with the main entree was not delivered until inquired about. It's the small details that separate the great from the top restaurants of the world. I'd definitely come back just for the quality of food alone, I just hope the servers don't need a friendly reminder in the future!!
Torn on this review as R'evolution has b ...
Torn on this review as R'evolution has been great to us in the past. We dined shortly after it's amazing opening and have been back again with great enjoyment. For some reason, this meal missed the mark as our server was out of place in an environment where service should be top notch. A rushed run through the specials led to a request to order- no drink requests, no wine list, nothing. I had to ask to order a drink. My wife's request for a bourbon rec. was met with a solid choice from the waiter who then proclaimed he did not know the bourbon he was recommending and said he would bring someone over. That person was Patrick (Beverage Manager? ) who took an incredible amount of time to explain the proprietary house bourbon being poured. He fixed a glitch (not their fault) in my drink preparation with all the skill of a delightful host. Dinner was very good (not great) and while the amazing dessert box helped end the meal, it just felt like R'evolution has stood a bit still after a fairly short time in NOLA
My wife and I had dinner at R'evolution ...
My wife and I had dinner at R'evolution for our 5th Anniversary and it was absolutely wonderful! You have to ask for the wait staff of Troy and Rory, they will make your night! The food was amazing and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New Orleans.
R'evolution is AN EXCEPTIONAL restaurant ...
R'evolution is AN EXCEPTIONAL restaurant in every sense of the word. The ambiance is welcoming yet gives you the impression of a private club where your every need is recognized and catered to. The exquisitely prepared temptations that greet you are a delight for the eye, with layers and layers of flavor that tantalize the tongue and invite you to take another bite. The menu always calls us back with items that we haven't tried yet and others that we just can't wait to try again and again. Their wine list is extensive but not bewildering with an experienced and knowledgeable staff that can aptly walk you through their amazing selections. Unquestionably the best frog legs and the best duck I have ever tasted, the most unique and tantalizing Death by Gumbo....we returned for Sunday Brunch and began with Crab Beignets and fried quail biscuits...and it just got better and better...never disappoints.
This is a hard write up. The food was e ...
This is a hard write up. The food was excellent. Very unusual. The service was excellent. We didn't have one waiter, but several. This was a little unnerving and I wasn't crazy about it. Almost like they were in training. Several "managers" hovering around and helping clear the tables. You have to be careful with tables. Some are in a kitchen area or near it and it is very loud. We asked to be moved. If I went again I would probably sit in the bar. Wine list extensive but expensive. Little under $100. New Orleans is full of wonderful restaurants. My big problem with this one was seating and prices.
The service was excellent and the food w ...
The service was excellent and the food was amazing! I had the lobster gnocchi which was delicious. The desserts are great too. The chef adds little touches - like a special appetizer and homemade desserts - which makes it even more special. Loved this place. I will definitely go back next time I visit New Orleans.
A friend recommended this place and it w ...
A friend recommended this place and it was great on every level - food, service and ambiance. We had the crab beignets for appetizer. I had a seafood bouillabaisse kind of meal and forget what my guest had. We also had the red velvet beignets for dessert. They weren't quite beignets nor red velvet but yummy nonetheless and we ate them all. Were it not for a loud group next to us, it would've been awesome but that wasn't the restaurant's fault! I'd definitely go again.
We were very disappointed in the service ...
We were very disappointed in the service and food. I had been to this restaurant when it first opened and it was the wonderful, high-end dining establishment that it purports to be. However on my return visit over a year later, the service was slow and we were only checked on sporadically. The food was good but not the over the top delicious meal I had experienced before. At the end of the meal we decided to split desert and ordered the sorbet trio. The roasted lemon was just bitter like biting into the worst part of the rind, the chefs creation of lychee and rose had a heat at the end which was strange and off putting considering there was nothing in the description to explain it's appearance, and the raspberry was nothing to write home about.
As my husband so succinctly put it " At the end of the evening it's just like any other hotel restaurant in any other city." Which is a real shame compared to what it had been.
This restaurant was everything I imagine ...
This restaurant was everything I imagined and more. My group of ladies thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience. The food was wonderful. Our extra dessert was having Chef Folson take a picture with us. Can you imagine?!!!
From the moment I walked into the restau ...
From the moment I walked into the restaurant, I found myself completely cared for. As I made my way to the table, it was apparent every server was involved and would be assisting me throughout my time spent at the restaurant. Throughout dinner, I inquired about the food and cocktails, and was given good suggestions. I was more pleased with the cocktail choices than the food choices, however, the food was still good. Perhaps if I was more specific about what I was looking for that evening, I would have been more pleased with the flavors of my food. I would happily recommend this restaurant to those visiting New Orleans, as the ambiance was pleasing and my experience is one I will remember.
There was no other place we wanted to go ...
There was no other place we wanted to go than R'evolution to celebrate our 15th anniversary. This was one of the highlights of our staycation downtown. Molly was exceptionally attentive with our champagne and wine. Everyone was great from the hostess, bartender, server, sommelier, table captain, and of course the chef. We always have a fantastic time and we cannot wait until we go there again.
Revolution has the best service I have e ...
Revolution has the best service I have ever had in New Orleans. I live here and have eaten at many restaurants in the city over the past several years and never had gotten around to Revolution. I didn't know what I was missing! Everything from the cocktails to the desserts is above average. I would recommend Revolution to visitors as well New Orleanians.
Restaurant R'evolution provided an excep ...
Restaurant R'evolution provided an exceptional fine dining experience. From the moment we walked in we were awed by the attention to detail and level of service. The food and drinks were fantastic, both in presentation and flavor. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic without feeling stuffy or forced. I will certainly recommend restaurant to friends and family.
Restaurant R'evolution was great food, a ...
Restaurant R'evolution was great food, and even BETTER service! The wait staff was incredible, and went above and beyond to attend to me and my parents, whom I took to New Orleans for a quick weekend trip.
They were able to identify our issues/needs with an almost telepathic ability without at all coming off as overbearing (I'm a true Northerner who does not appreciate hovering by wait staff). I will definitely be back for dinners on similar trips!
Sunday brunch with my daughter who was l ...
Sunday brunch with my daughter who was leaving that day. Highly recommended and did not disappoint ! Fried oyster salad was lovely as were the crab beignets , can't wait to go for dinner the next time I am in town!!
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