About Restaurant R'evolution
Serving Dinner daily, Sunday Jazz Brunch and Lunch Wednesday - Friday 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:
Wednesday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday from 5:00 pm
Sunday from 10:30 am
$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
Wonderful service and very good food. Th ...
Wonderful service and very good food. The appetizer was superb, and the service was equally impeccable. In particular, everyone worked together very well as a team. Coming from New York City, I had two concerns. First, the food was pricey, even by New York City standards and the quality of the entrees did not quite live up to that. Everything was very good but only 1 appetizer (out of two appetizers and 2 entrees) was excellent. And there are a wide range of restaurants consistently delivering very good food at one half to two thirds the price. My other concern is the wine list. I found it exhaustive and a bit pretentious. Yes, there are many wines there ranging in the thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars. However, I find it offensive that I really, really had to hunt for a bottle under $60. Either the mark-up is really high or the sommelier is sending the message that there are no reasonably priced wines anywhere that are acceptable. It is one thing to not find inexpensive wines from Bordeaux, but no wines from Australia under $80-90? Really? So, I am sorry but as someone who eats out often (including many restaurants in this range), I just found this snobby, sending the message that you need to order a $100-200 bottle of wine to try to impress someone.
The kitchen, management and wait staff a ...
The kitchen, management and wait staff are first class! Best place in NOLA to eat, bar none! I've been to all of the "gotta try" restaurants in the city and r'evolution trumps all of them.
The best restaurant and a must visit if ...
The best restaurant and a must visit if your in NOLA their oysters were simply amazing had a mixed seafood soup don't quite recall the name but paired it with a Spanish red wine the experience was absolutely delightful a must try for all the food lovers
The food was delicious and unique! The a ...
The food was delicious and unique! The atmosphere feels very upscale, but the prices are pretty reasonable.
Fabulous food with "old school" New Orle ...
Fabulous food with "old school" New Orleans service. Decor is exquisite.
This meal was perfection. I believe it w ...
This meal was perfection. I believe it was the best meal I have ever had and I would consider myself a foodie. Everything about it was 5 star. (meal, service, menu, atmosphere) I will definitely return when I go back to New Orleans.
We loved our dinner at R'Evolution. The ...
We loved our dinner at R'Evolution. The restaurant was beautiful with three distinct dining areas. Unfortunately we were seated in a more casual "bistro" type room and I would have much preferred to sit in one of the other rooms. I should have said something when we were seated but didn't and regretted it for the rest of the evening. Otherwise the food and service were excellent and the menu had a lot of interesting choices. If I ever went there again I would insist that I be seated in one of the other rooms. I was wondering if I was seated there because I made my reservation through Open Table?
Celebrated Father's Day with a repeat vi ...
Celebrated Father's Day with a repeat visit to Restaurant Revolution. We weren't disappointed. From the excellent appetizers (including the Crab Beignets) to outstanding (& unusual) entrees (Pheasant & Soft Shell Crab) to great desserts, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Thanks for a great dinner!
Our second visit was as good as the firs ...
Our second visit was as good as the first. Great service, great food. The chopped salad was simple but the addition of the crispy smoked prosciutto made it special and delicious. The crab beignets were a treat, light and lots of crab with four delicious sauces. I ordered the liver and grits since I seldom see it offered. I was not disappointed, I enjoyed it immensely. My companion loved the famous snapping turtle soup and the lobster gnocchi. The apple crisp topped of a home-run Father's Day brunch. The server was very knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome.
The general manager personally came to t ...
The general manager personally came to table to wish me and fiancé congratulations on our engagement .
The food was divine and the atmosphere w ...
The food was divine and the atmosphere was very romantic. The wait staff suggested several different wine pairings, appetizers and entrees and everything was delicious. We look forward to going back!
I had made a brief mention during my boo ...
I had made a brief mention during my booking that this was a special event for a close friend of mine. The staff went out of their way to make it a perfect evening for us, including giving us a private room that is normally the chef's office that oversees the kitchen. Amazing!
Best restaurant in New Orleans
Best restaurant in New Orleans
Food was mediocre. Service was slow but ...
Food was mediocre. Service was slow but polite. Beautiful room
the best food we had in new orleans. Th ...
the best food we had in new orleans. The crab beinets and jumbo were especially good as well as the white chocolate bread pudding creme brulee (yeah, seriously)
My wife and I went for our anniversary. ...
My wife and I went for our anniversary. The restaurant is gorgeous, the service staff incredibly attentive, and the food delicious. Couldn't ask for anything better. This is a restaurant you could easily spend a few hundred dollars at or keep things simple and have an appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert for less than $100. We loved it and will definitely be back again.
In New Orleans for my daughter's orienta ...
In New Orleans for my daughter's orientation to Tulane - looking for a solid restaurant and came across this one on Open Table. We were not disappointed. Staff was awesome and food was great!!
French service, very helpful. The food w ...
French service, very helpful. The food was delicious, the place quite and cozy. Price was fair.
Bar, appetizers and service was excellen ...
Bar, appetizers and service was excellent. The 4 different entrees ordered were cold, inadequate in size and nothing at all special. The was a vast difference from previous visits. Our reservations were for 7:30PM it was not very busy at that time, so I'm not sure what the problem could have been this trip. Of 4 adults who visit quality establishments regularly we were all disappointed with our meal.
The food was very good and service and a ...
The food was very good and service and ambiance was top notch. Our server, Sam, was very accommodating for our grandchild and made the whole experience a delight.
Everything from the moment we arrived to ...
Everything from the moment we arrived to the moment we left was impeccable. The service, the food, and the overall experience cannot be beat. Truly a gem in New Orleans.
What a wonderful restaurant. The entir ...
What a wonderful restaurant. The entire experience was so enjoyable, from the moment we arrived the staff was so professional, and our dinner was delicious. Will be returning.
Good but expensive
My second time at Revolution. First was a couple years ago and was much better. The food is very good but it is the appetizers that really shine there, the entrees seem a bit off Mark. I had the paneed veal chop w/ crab. Good but over the top and it was $60 - special occasion so I went for it but that's the most expensive entree I've ordered and it was good, not great. Crab didn't come thru for whatever reason. I would rather go to Clancy's ......
It was all that we read and hoped for! Service and food was equal to anywhere and the price was very palatable
Food was good. Lobster was tough and fis ...
Food was good. Lobster was tough and fishy. In a town with such great options, would probably choose someplace else.
We did the 5 course tasting meal at Restaurant R'Evolution. We had to ask for the tasting menu, but were glad we did. The meal was great and the service was even better. I'd had several tasting menu experiences and sometimes the service can be stuffy and uncomfortable. Restaurant R'Evolution managed to execute great service while incorporating the laid-back Southern Charm that made our meal relaxed and enjoyable. They have a 10,000 bottle wine cellar and display the extensive list on an iPad. It was fun to flip through and see all their offerings. After dinner, one of the waiters (we had 4!) offered to show us the cellar and tour the kitchen. Their general manager took us on the tour and happily answered all our questions. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion!
Our experience at R'evolution was as expected-- fantastic! Elegance, great and unique food, and impeccable service characterize our night. We started with the fried crab beignets and shared the quail gumbo. Foolishly, we both ordered entrees when we easily could've split either one. We got the pan fried veal chop (which was huge!) topped with warm crabmeat salad, and a 3-fish dish. We skipped dessert because we were stuffed, but they brought out a cute little box with truffles and other delights to nosh on. The wine list was HUGE (and on an ipad). We ordered Hendricks gin (one was a tonic, the other martini). Service was impeccable and perfect. Highly recommend when in New Orleans for a special night.
Needs Analytcal Consult & Improvement
An overwhelming number of dark-suited/necktied waiters (captains?) greeted us. A team of tw of those plus female assist were our "staff," and it is beyond our Understanding how she was hired (never smiled; spoke in rapid-fire, and when asked, repeated again, unintelligibly). Main course fish dishes were both overcooked; dry -- even when soaked in the dish's broth. All courses were beautifully plated. In our experience, R'evolution should be critically rethought in some areas.
favorite New Orleans Restaurant
this was our second time at R'evolution. it really is our favorite dining in New Orleans. all their dishes are so creative and delicious. the staff are very knowledgeable about the dishes as well. We had 3 small plates because we couldn't decide on just two. Make your reservations and enjoy a wonderful meal.
From start to finish the restaurant and ...
From start to finish the restaurant and food and staff were absolutely superb! They were so thoughtful and accommodating in every manner. The kitchen tour was fun.
This restaurant was simply amazing! The ...
This restaurant was simply amazing! The exquisite and private dining experience was truly a sanctuary from the brash Bourbon Street foil. I want to emphasize that the service and staff went above and beyond our expectations; there was at any given moment, 3-4 members waiting on our table in different capacities. The food...WOW!!! I started with the beet salad, which was a delicate and balanced Garden of eden! Others had the grilled stuffed oysters and the seafood gumbo of which both were said to be outstandingly delicious! The main course selections were incredible...two of us ordered the veal chop, this tender and juicy piece of meat cut like butter! The Brussel sprouts added a complimentary flavor to the veal chop...this savory dish is highly recommended for meat lovers! PS: the other side dish was the French fries....not to be underestimated whatsoever! These lightly fried potatoes were a piece of heaven! Now, I must redirect your attention to the last entree, which I insisted on tasting..EGGPLANT LASAGNAETTE....this is the dish to have whether as an appetizer, side or main course! I have never enjoyed the flavor of eggplant like this before. The hint of tarragon was surprisingly yummy! Please try this dish as part of your dining experience.!! We now move onto the dessert....save room!! I'm so thrilled that I ordered the Vanilla Bread Pudding- a double wow! So light you can definitely fit this one in, you will be so glad you did! Others at the table described their chocolate molten soufflé as decadent and the vanilla icecream as creamy and yummy. Overall, one of the most memorable and delicious dining experiences ever! A Special thanks to John for the private tour, what a thoughtful touch!! Grazie milli!
Amazing food and great service!
Amazing food and great service!
Brunch in the French Quarter
If you are looking for a Jazz Brunch with live music, excellent food, and no buffet line, this is the place. The decor was modern but cozy, the food was excellent, and the service was flawless. The Strawberry Pain Perdu (French toast) with berries was creamy and delicious. The R'evolution Breakfast was amazing with perfectly poached eggs and a wonderful Sriracha Hollandaise sauce. The Sweet Potato-Andouille Hash was a great accompaniment. The live trio were very talented; we enjoyed the music very much. Highly recommended for brunch!
Really delicious modern creole dishes an ...
Really delicious modern creole dishes and some fantastic cocktails as well. The service was wonderful and the service was great. Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary!
Truly amazing experience, exactly what I ...
Truly amazing experience, exactly what I would have expected from a John Folse Resturant.
This was our third or fourth visit to Re ...
This was our third or fourth visit to Restaurant R'evolution and it was very enjoyable. The restaurant is beautifully designed and the ambiance is refined and pleasing. The service is top-notch -- solicitous but not overbearing. We began our meal with the seafood gumbo and the death by gumbo -- both were absolutely delicious. Then came the beer-battered crab beignets; this is truly one of the best crab preparations you will find and should not be missed. Our entrees included the shrimp and grits and the crawfish-stuffed redfish napolean. Both were extremely good although the redfish was not quite as flavorful as it was on our last visit. Nevertheless, I would order both again. For dessert we had the white chocolate bread pudding creme brulee and here again is another selection not to be missed. It was the perfect way to end our meal. Restaurant R'evolution is somewhat expensive but it's worth it. It always provides a delicious and wonderful dining experience.
First time to NOLA, went here on the recommendation of a friend. Staff, and our waitress in particular, were great - very professional and knowledgeable. For starters, my wife had turtle soup, and while she enjoyed. I had the fried oyster salad, which was terrific. For main course, my wife had ("Visitor") fish which was served in a broth. Again, she enjoyed it, but it was not memorable (to either of us). The real disappointment to me were the braised boneless short ribs - I thought they were meager in size, dry, and lacked flavor.
excellent service; food was very good al ...
excellent service; food was very good although not "top shelf" good. wine list impressive but expensive, few good options at the lower price range
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