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Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville St. (Bourbon St.) Send to Phone
Fine dining meets Southern sensibilities at R’evolution.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Dining room at Restaurant R'evolution, New Orleans, LA

Restaurant R'evolution Restaurant Review

: When Louisiana chef John Folse and Chicago toque Rick Tramonto teamed up to create Cajun and Creole cuisine, their goal was to re-imagine both styles of cooking and offer the results in the most upscale environment they could envision. Done and done. Chefs Folse and Tramonto’s take on traditional Louisiana fare produces such dishes as beer-battered crab beignets, ricotta gnocchi with lobster, crawfish-stuffed flounder with artichoke and oyster stew, and molasses-lacquered duck. Southern sensibilities are best exemplified by the Gulf shrimp and grits, and the crab meat-filled Louisiana frogs’ legs niçoise appetizer. Note that this is a strictly upscale dining experience, which may begin with Tramanto's "caviar staircase" of all black caviars ($200). There’s also a state-of-the-art, 10,000-bottle wine cellar and an unusually complex wine list, with such hard-to-find selections as Château Margaux (1961). Dinner can be a three-hour affair, ending sweetly with a good Southern Creole cream cheese panna cotta or a chocolate Grand Marnier soufflé. If there is a drawback it’s the high price point, far exceeding established fine dining houses such as Arnaud's and Antoine's. In the lavish, old-South décor, customers are handed an iPad in lieu of a traditional menu.

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