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Gambit's Spring Restaurant Guide 2016: R 

R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is served on a toasted sesame loaf with cheese and brown or red gravy. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Radosta's Restaurant & Deli
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537
Don's special sandwich features house-made Italian sausage dressed with olive salad and melted provolone cheese. The house-cooked roast beef is served in a po-boy dressed with gravy, lettuce and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
The restaurant offers fried chicken tenders in various combo meals with tangy Cane's sauce, french fries, Texas toast and coleslaw. Freshly squeezed lemonade is served over crushed ice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Ralph's On The Park
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000;
Tuna Two Ways features tuna tartare, pepper-seared tuna, avocado, sweet chilies and wasabi creme fraiche. Louisiana Legacy rib-eye steak is served with romesco sauce, marinated eggplant and heirloom potatoes with a salad of local greens in sherry vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rare Form
437 Esplanade Ave., (504) 309-5628;
Breakfast tacos include eggs, cheese, a choice of bacon, sausage or ham and pineapple salsa. The late-night menu features carnitas cooked with pineapple salsa. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Raw Republic
4528 Magazine St., (504) 324-8234;
Juices include root vegetable blends such as beet and carrot with lemon and a greens-based juice with organic greens, celery and cucumber. The one-day cleanse box includes one tonic, one smoothie, two cold-pressed juices and one nut milk. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen
748 Camp St., (504) 298-7317;
Roasted butternut squash and sweet potato salad comes with guajillo, cashews, apple and herb-infused coconut reduction. Rebellion ramen features braised pork belly, mushrooms, eggs and menma (fermented bamboo shoots). Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Red Dog Diner
3122 Magazine St., (504) 934-3333;
Parmesan-crusted chicken is served over macaroni and cheese with glazed carrots. Crab and corn fritters are served with garlic-chive butter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200;
Barbecued oysters are flash-fried and served with Crystal barbecue sauce and house-made blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is topped with sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat and served with lemon butter sauce and Pontalba potatoes with tasso and wild mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Red Gravy
125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844;
Cannoli pancakes are stuffed with house-made cannoli filling and topped with cream, chocolate sauce and chocolate chips. Eggs Florentine is an individual casserole made with eggs, ricotta, herbs, baby spinach and mozzarella and served with organic applesauce. Reservations accepted. Brunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935;
A crabmeat-stuffed mushroom cap is served with lemon beurre blanc. Gulf fish Pontchartrain is grilled and topped with crabmeat and sherry mushroom sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Red's Chinese
3048 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-6030;
"Craw" rangoons are deep-fried wontons filled with Creole cream cheese and crawfish tails and served with honey-ginger sauce and salted jalapenos. General's Chicken is a deep-fried half chicken cooked in bourbon-soy glaze with peanuts, oranges and cilantro. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Reginelli's Pizzeria
The menu includes pizza, calzones, salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches and more. Roasted cauliflower salad features broccoli rabe, eggplant, tomatoes, red onions and crispy prosciutto over mixed greens with pesto vinaigrette. Play pie is topped with pepperoni, pancetta, prosciutto, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, capers, mozzarella and marinara. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377;
Barbecue shrimp are shell-on Gulf shrimp baked in peppery butter sauce. Jambalaya is made with Gulf shrimp, chicken, honey-baked ham, andouille sausage, rice, vegetables and Creole sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605;
Dugout nachos features nacho cheese, chicken, bacon and tomato topped with crispy onions and remoulade. Spinach-artichoke dip is served with tortilla chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Restaurant Cypress
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885;
Slow-roasted duck is served with andouille and cornbread dressing and huckleberry glaze. Sesame shrimp is tossed with habanero and sesame sauce and served with vegetable fried rice. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Restaurant des Familles
7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, (504) 689-7834;
The menu includes char-broiled oysters, gumbo, fried seafood platters and more. Alligator-stuffed mushrooms are served with alligator sauce piquante. Redfish Marcel is a lightly battered and fried fillet served with sauteed mushrooms, crabmeat and grilled shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277;
Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto's elegant restaurant serves a crawfish-stuffed redfish napoleon with artichoke and oyster stew and a fried crawfish boulette. Triptych of quail features Southern-fried, boudin-stuffed and absinthe-glazed quail. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Restaurant Rebirth
857 Fulton St., (504) 522-6863;
The Tomahawk pork chop is served with sugar cane reduction, bacon-braised hericots verts, brabant potatoes and fried shallots. Fried oysters top angel hair pasta with tasso, wild mushrooms and black pepper-Parmesan sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Reuben's Soup & Sandwich Co.
920 Gravier St., (504) 373-6687;
The Reuben features house-made pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on rye bread. The muffuletta includes Chisesi ham, mortadella, salami, capicola, provolone, Pecorino Romano and olive salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Revel Cafe & Bar
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-6122;
Chris McMillian's cocktail lounge and restaurant serves appetizers such as tempura-fried shrimp with pickled vegetables and chili sauce. The crawfish grilled cheese sandwich features Gouda and pepper Jack cheeses, onions and peppers on house-made bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Revival Bar & Grill
4612 Quincy St., Metairie, (504) 373-6728;
The Classic Rock burger features a char-grilled half-pound patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and is served with fries. Hand-cut onion rings are double dipped in batter and fried. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Rib Room
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046;
Grilled hearts of romaine are topped with shaved Parmesan, orange zest, herb-marinated tomato, red onion, toasted croutons and nicoise olive Caesar dressing. Bouillabaisse features local seafood, andouille, Kalamata olives, cipollini onions, shaved fennel and angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810;
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and sides such as brabant potatoes, grits or fruit. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichokes, tomato and onion, is topped with feta and mozzarella cheeses and served with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Peppermill
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266;
Eggplant Madelaine features pan-fried eggplant medallions topped with stewed Roma tomatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese and is served with spaghetti. Jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with poached eggs and hollandaise and served with potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Richard Fiske's Martini Bar and Restaurant
Chateau LeMoyne Hotel, 301 Dauphine St., (504) 586-0972;
Blue corn–fried chicken is served with mushroom waffles, maple-chipotle syrup and a sunny side up egg. Blackened Gulf fish comes with andouille, crawfish and crab jambalaya, bearnaise and grilled lemon. Breakfast and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938;
Soft-shell crab is served with green curry, jasmine rice, baby corn and bell peppers. A house-smoked pork porterhouse comes with pepper Jack cheese stone-ground grits, grilled asparagus and North Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rock 'N' Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700;
The house burger features an 8-ounce patty of house-ground beef on a Leidenheimer onion bun and comes with fries. Boudin Douzaine is a basket of a dozen boudin balls. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253;
Nachos are topped with chunks of tuna mixed with chili-sesame oil, Sriracha, green onions, smelt roe, sesame seeds, house-made ponzu sauce and wonton chips. The Purple Ninja roll is stuffed with tuna, avocado and cucumbers and topped with snow crab, salmon, tomato, jalapeno, smoked sea salt, ginger-infused soy sauce and purple pickled onions. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3220 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7064;
Blackened pork tenderloin is served with apricot glaze, Creole corn cheese grits and coleslaw. Crawfish beignets are made with jalapenos, corn and cheddar cheese and served with remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Rocky & Carlo's
613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, (504) 279-8323
The menu includes Creole and Italian staples such as fried shrimp and oyster plates, po-boys, muffulettas, spaghetti and meatballs and veal Parmesan. Macaroni and cheese is a signature side item. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519;
The Rockin' beef plate features char-grilled beef over jasmine rice with fried egg, lettuce, tomato and mustard sauce. Combination pho includes steak, Vietnamese meatballs, brisket and rice noodles in beef broth, plus a basket with bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, jalapenos and lime. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Roly Poly
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-5065; One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 121, (504) 561-9800;
The California turkey roll includes bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, lettuce, plum tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, scallions, mango chutney and ranch dressing. Walnut and spinach salad features blue cheese, bacon, avocado, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and spicy honey mustard dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

200 Julia St., (504) 252-9480;
Vadouvan-crusted scallops are served with confit white asparagus, roasted parsnips and white asparagus vichyssoise. Foie gras torchon is prepared with radish conserva, hibiscus shiitake gel, pumpkin seed granola and cured Spanish black radish. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rosa Mezcal
1814 Magazine St., (504) 304-7063;
Vaqueros tacos are filled with bacon-wrapped shrimp, barbecue sauce and fried potatoes. Barbacoa is slow-cooked lamb served with charro beans, onions, cilantro and tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rotolo's Pizzeria
Parma Rosa pasta features blackened shrimp, Italian sausage and penne pasta tossed in creamy tomato sauce. Barbecued chicken pizza tops a hand-tossed crust with barbecue sauce, grilled chicken and red onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

These grocery stores offer soup and salad bars, Asian noodle dishes, panini, tacos, burritos, sushi and more. The Zydeco Fest panino includes blackened chicken salad, lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli. Mediterranean pizza is topped with black olives, artichoke, spinach and feta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Roux on Orleans Bourbon
Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604;
Crab-stuffed chicken breast is topped with spicy Creole sauce and served with two sides. Strawberry salad includes spring mix, strawberries, candied pecans, Boursin cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601;
Sauteed crab claws are served with lemon-butter-garlic sauce and garlic croutons. Char-grilled oysters are topped with oyster-butter glaze and three types of Parmesan and served with garlic croutons. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper
139 S. Cortez St.; 200 Magazine St.,; 2001 Burgundy St.; 1005 Canal St.; (504) 525-9355;
Chicken St. Charles is a chicken breast served atop a buttermilk biscuit with poached eggs and tasso cream sauce. Catfish coubion features fried Mississippi catfish served with sauteed spinach, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, tasso and court-bouillon. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Rue 127
127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571;
Cornmeal-fried oysters are served with Thai barbecue sauce, basil, coconut milk and pickled carrot salad. Diver scallops come with cauliflower puree, bacon, almonds, capers, shiitake mushrooms and caviar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343;
Breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and a choice of cheeses on locally made bagels. Bagels and lox come with cream cheese, red onions, tomatoes and capers. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980;
Leroy's eggs are poached and served with andouille and a sage grit cake topped with bechamel. The Texicali omelet has chicken, avocado, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and cheddar cheese and is topped with salsa. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Rusty Pelican
500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364;
The debris burger is topped with shredded roast beef and melted cheese. Panko-crusted crab cakes are served with remoulade. Tuesday is steak night. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Ruth's Chris Steak House
3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-3600; Harrah's Hotel, 525 Fulton St., (504) 587-7099;
Steaks such as the filet mignon are seared in an 1,800-degree broiler and served with sizzling butter. Chilled jumbo shrimp come with Creole remoulade or New Orleans-style cocktail sauce. Reservations recommended. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch Fri., dinner daily. Fulton Street: lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$$

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