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About Restaurant R'evolution
Serving Dinner daily, Sunday Jazz Brunch and Lunch on Fridays 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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
Nightly 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 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, 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
Our first visit to this amazing restaurant. We enjoyed the turtle soup , cajun fried oyster salad , and. we split the blue crab tajarin pasta, the filet and red fish orleans were superb. The brussels spouts and truffle mashed potatoes were wonderful. The chocolate deborge cake with peanut butter ice cream was delicious.
This restaurant's fine decor and cloying service could not compensate for the fact that its food portions were tiny, overpriced and, most unforgiveably, not very good. One of my companion's steak was served burnt, and although it was replaced, its taste could be generously described as "nothing special". My seafood gumbo was nearly non-existent and tasteless. Even my friend's brussel sprouts were burnt. Not even desserts, where most high end restaurant shine, were noteworthy, and again the portions were so miniscule one would think we were at a "fat camp". The only thing the restaurant excelled out was cloyingly ingratiating service, but that may be because so few customers were in the restaurant even around 7 pm on a Sunday night. In retrospect I'm not surprised.
We are locals and chose R'evolution for our 56th anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the restaurant went out of the way to make the occasion special. One peculiarity is that water is served without ice at room temperature. When I asked about it, I was told "that's the way we do it".
My husband and I had a date tonight. Revolution was the perfect place to go. The food is outstanding and the waiters and waitresses are tremendous. We tipped them well because they are so fantastic. The bartender, Bryan., was very friendly and made us feel right at home.
Great place, delicios food, great waiter staff.
Hostess leave a lot to be desire, not welcoming, actually my were about to leave the restaurant after the very unpleasant hosts but our waiters were excellent and made us forget and start enjoining our diner
Great location and the restaurant is beautiful. However, the service was not as expected. Mentioned to our waiter that it was our first time there and he didn't even offer to describe the dishes or make any recommendations. He came by and asked us several times if we were ready and said to let him know if he had questions but did not provide the service I was expecting from a restaurant with such great reviews and such steep prices.
If in the area again I would definitely give it another try but was overall not impressed by the service we received at all. Food was good but I feel like the overall experience was dampened by the lacking of great service. We went to several other restaurants in the French Quarter and the service was much better and in turn made the overall experience much more enjoyable.
We were in New Orleans for business and stumbled upon Restaurant R'evolution after we had a dress code violation at an old established restaurant across the street. What a lucky break for us! Travis and Colin were our serving team and blew us away with their knowledge of the menu, preparation, and the extensive wine list.
We started with crab beignets, which were outstanding. For entrees, my son had short ribs and I had the Cajun Cioppino. Both were excellent.
We liked the food so much, we came back two nights later for another meal!
The second night, we had the sheeps milk gnocchi with lobster and Death by Gumbo. Both were excellent.
The highlight of our second meal was the toasted marshmallow ice cream. It took me back to campfires and Girl Scouts and days as a young girl. Food is amazing that is has that power sometimes.
Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant! I will be back on my next visit to the area, and maybe I will go for three meals in a row that time!!
Revolution offers gourmet dining in the busy Royal Sonesta Hotel atmosphere . The presentation and service is excellent . The menu selection was exotic cuisine selections include stuffed frog legs, rabbit, quail, pheasant, and shortbreads. Very expensive . The Death by Gumbo is wonderful as was the wine selection. The dessert cabinet was a real treat. Overall I could have ordered Gumbo and dessert .
My mom and I finished up our weeklong trip with dinner here. Definitely on the pricey side but for the dining experience its expected. After a small seared tuna amuse bouche, we shared "death by gumbo" since we didn't want to miss out on the gumbo experience, and it was really good. Watch out for little bones from the stuffed quail leg. My mom's filet mignon was perfectly cooked, my seafood cioppino was delicious. For dessert we had some crème brûlée cheesecake I think... it was good but I didn't think it was anything as amazing as some people's reviews had said. A nice treat at the end was a box with little drawers revealing various cookie/candy surprises. I regret not asking for a tour of the wine cellar- after having dined there, a bartender we spoke to at our hotel asked us if we had seen the cellar- I think over 10,000 bottles of wine including bottles valued at $25,000...? wow. I wonder if they bring in a parade to celebrate, when you order that!
Food and service was exceptional. Our server Rory was the highlight of the evening. His familiarity with the menu, the history behind each meal, restaurant details, and all drawn up with an authentic New Orleans zest. Amazing how an elevated dining experience can still leave you feeling like you were the only one dining in the room. Nothing disappoints, not from your appetizer to your final course. We will be back real soon!
Very upscale dining room. Wait staff excellent. However food was oddly tasteless. Needed seasoning. Though website listed Beef Wellington it was not available. Filet came with wine sauce, even though I had ordered bernaise, it came on the side. Cold at the table but cooked perfectly MR. Seafood gumbo had very little taste. Turtle soup had off putting Anise flavor. We were treated to a special dessert for our anniversary, after we had ordered dessert.
Overall beautiful restaurant but food was a letdown.
We went over the weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday with my daughter and a very good friend from Nashville and San Francisco. It is a favorite of ours and it did not disappoint. The ladies arrived early and enjoyed a new drink at the bar and loved them. Our table was perfect and the noise level was moderate, but we never had trouble talking and hearing on another. We of course had the crab beignets because they are a must have. The quail and the chioppino were new I think and were divine. The foie gras butter is amazing but be prepared - it must be 2000 calories to taste that good!! Wine list excellent and extensive. Desserts are yummy and light enough to enjoy after a meal. Would recommend sharing the appetizer or salad if you plan on dessert. At the end when you think you are through eating, you get a nice little treasure chest of homemade treats that you just can't resist so keep that in mind. Then they brought my husband a Birthday Dessert!! So yes, maybe we overindulged with the food just a little!! This really is all around probably our favorite place to spend an evening in New Orleans. The staff is attentitive, knowledable and never intrusive. We love that we see the same people time and time again!! Our daughter and her friend were still talking about it the next day!!
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