Taste of Tuesday : Restaurant R'evolution | New Orleans

As I mentioned yesterday, we had an absolutely incredible dining experience in New Orleans this past weekend at Restaurant R'evolution.  The atmosphere is elegant with the perfect quaintness for a romancing couple or the energy and excitement from the French Quarter for a group ready to party.  

We were a party of 3 (me, Mom and Brother) and were prepared to drink and dine in the bar area that is first come, first serve.  Unfortunately, we were not able to get a reservation when we called ahead.  The bar is swanky and still provides a fun dining experience with a full menu, so we were happy with that.  However, we thought we would just ask if there were any cancellations once we got there and if there were any chance they could seat us in the main dining room.  Guess what??? They could!  We were IN! 

This was Brandon and I's first time dining at the restaurant and my Mom had been several times before.  The fun part for us about coming to the restaurant was that John Folse, one of the award-winning head chef's and owners, is actually related to my family.  My great Grandmother and his Grandfather were brother and sister!  

I wanted to share my experience with all of you because I actually get quite a few emails with questions about New Orleans regarding places to stay, eat, and do when you all are visiting.  I hope this gives you a glimpse into one of the top restaurants in New Orleans and shows you some of the amazing cajun cuisine this city has to offer.  

I will let the photos do most of the talking...

The restaurant is actually in the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Martinis and wine to start the evening.

The service was top-notch and this decanter was too beautiful not to photograph. 

Our Wine

First Course:
Fire Roasted Oysters & Fois Gras with Biscuit and Quail Egg

Second Course:
Death By Gumbo -- Very nice presentation

Third Course:
Lobster Gnocchi

A small glimpse into the restaurant...I didn't take any other decor pictures! 

Fourth Course (the Main entrees):
Hoisin Glazed Hake

Paneed Veal Chop

Seared Sea Scallops and Foie Gras -- This dish was probably my favorite! It was so delicious.  We all tried bites of each others and I really loved the flavors of this one.  

Fifth Course:
We were so stuffed we couldn't even look at a dessert menu, but they brought out the cutest little jewelry chest of little chocolates to our table that we were able to take a bite of.  It was the perfect ending to our dinner.  

We took one final picture outside after dinner and you can see Bourbon Street behind us with the people standing on the balcony.  This nice photo-bomber probably came from there :)

It was a dining experience to remember and such a nice visit with my Mom and Brother.  I can't wait to go back to NOLA and take Matt to eat there.  He will absolutely fall in LOVE!! 

++ I was not compensated for this post in any way and truly just had such a wonderful experience that I had to share it with all of you.++

Do you have a trip to New Orleans on the books any time soon?  Have you been before?  Where was your favorite place to eat? 
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  2. My mouth is watering!! This looks amazing!! Glad you had that time with your mom and brother! xo

  3. Sounds like a great time with family!! The food looks incredible!

  4. Dude...you had me at fire roasted oysters & foie gras! The lobster gnocchi & scallops just put me in a coma though! RIDIC! So delicious!

  5. If anything I'd travel to NOLA just to go to this restaurant - Lobster Gnocchi so so so good!!!

  6. Lobster gnocchi! I wish I'd known about this restaurant when I visited NOLA a few years ago. Everything looks delicious :)

  7. That is like my absolute ideal meal - from oysters to the gnocchi, to the scallops - YUM. And that decanter was beautiful!

  8. Oh my gosh, those oysters and the lobster gnocchi look a-mazing!! You look so pretty in these pictures friend! :)