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R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is served on a toasted sesame loaf with dark gravy or red gravy and cheese. 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
The Cajun Delight po-boy comes filled with crawfish cakes and fried green tomatoes dressed in remoulade, romaine and green onions. Angela's special po-boy features boneless pork chops topped with sweet and sour sauce, grilled bell peppers and onions. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Citywide; www.raisingcanes.com
The Box includes four fried chicken tenders, tangy Cane's sauce, french fries, Texas toast and coleslaw. Fresh-squeezed lemonade is served over crushed ice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Ralph & Kacoo's
519 Toulouse St., (504) 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com
Mahi mahi Bourbon Street is served with grilled shrimp, creamy hollandaise, braised potatoes and vegetables. Pan-seared redfish Ponchartrain is served with lump crabmeat, tomatoes and Vieux Carre sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Ralph's On The Park
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
Seared rib-eye filet is served with poached veal marrow, shiitake and port wine-beef sauce, asparagus and turnip puree. Tuna Two Ways features tuna tartare and pepper-seared fillets served with avocado, sweet chili and wasabi-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Recovery Room Bar and Grill
1715 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 309-4975
The Recovery burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty served on a Leidenheimer bun. Golden-fried crab balls are served with house dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

Red Gravy
125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com
Pork belly and vegetables are simmered in tomato sauce, topped with a duck egg and served over house-made pappardelle. Sauteed Gulf shrimp and sweet Italian sausage are served with basil cream sauce over polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com
Gulf fish Pontchartrain is a broiled fillet topped with crabmeat and mushroom sherry sauce served with a side. Crabmeat Remick is made with jumbo lump crab, bacon, mayonnaise, tomatoes, chili powder, celery salt and tarragon on toasted crostini. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Red Palace
1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-7071
Soft-shell crab can be ordered with crawfish sauce. Shanghai chicken is dipped in panko breadcrumbs and sesame seeds and served with tungcho sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

Redemption
3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com
Flash-fried Louisiana oysters are served over oven-roasted corn and edamame succotash. Dijon- and herb-crusted rack of lamb is served with mint jus and andouille and caramelized onion smothered potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Refuel Cafe
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
Nutella French toast is topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar. The breakfast burrito is stuffed with potatoes, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and andouille and served with grits. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Reginelli's Pizzeria
Citywide; www.reginellis.com
Tony's Play pie is topped with pepperoni, pancetta, prosciutto, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, capers, mozzarella cheese and marinara. Avocado and asparagus salad is tossed with feta, artichoke, Roma tomatoes, croutons and honey-Dijon vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377; www.remoulade.com
The Taste of Louisiana includes a bowl of turtle soup, a Natchitoches meat pie and crawfish etouffee. New Orleans-style stuffed crabs are topped with buttered breadcrumbs and baked in the shell. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/rendoninn
Crawfish quesadillas are filled with crawfish tails, cheddar Jack cheese and bell pepper and served with salsa and sour cream. Fried catfish is topped with crawfish cream sauce and served with rice. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Restaurant Augus
t301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777; www.restaurantaugust.com
Potato gnocchi are tossed with blue crabmeat and preserved black truffles. Roasted Chappapeela Farms duckling is served with fried rice, a cured yard egg, kimchi and duck and cherry jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Restaurant Cypress
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com
Slow-roasted duck comes with huckleberry sauce and andouille and cornbread dressing. The fish of the day is pan-seared and served with asparagus and crabmeat butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Restaurant des Familles
7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, (504) 689-7834; www.restaurantdesfamilles.com
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; www.revolutionnola.com
Death by Gumbo features andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail finished tableside with a ladle of gumbo. Beer-battered crab beignets are served with remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Reuben's Soup & Sandwich Co.
920 Gravier St., (504) 373-6687; www.reubenssandwich.com
The cold roast beef sandwich is dressed with provolone, horseradish mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and shaved red onion on toasted wheat. The Woods duck and mushroom gumbo is a Thursday special. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Rib Room
621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7045; www.ribroomneworleans.com
Prime rib is seasoned with sea salt, roasted with herbs and served au jus with salad and a baked potato. Roasted grouper is served with cauliflower steak, leeks, fingerling potatoes and brown butter vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.riccobonos.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and brabant potatoes, grits or fruit. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichoke, tomato and onion, 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; www.riccobonos.com
Oysters Riccobono is a casserole of oysters, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise and served with potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Ridge Bistro
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4193; www.ridgebistro.com
Creole white beans and shrimp are served with smoked sausage in cream sauce. The Peppery Pig sandwich features layers of smoked ham, provolone cheese, baby spinach, tomato and Tabasco pepper jelly on a toasted croissant. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RioMar
800 S. Peters St., (504) 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com
Ceviche rocoto is made with sushi-grade scallops, Portuguese octopus, Peruvian chiles and fresh lime juice and served with sweet potato garnish. Louisiana black drum is served with maduro relleno, chayote-coconut relish, salsa criolla and Gulf shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Ristorante da Piero
401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.net
Crabmeat ravioli is served with sherry cream sauce. The Tuscan crepe is stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com
The house-smoked 10-ounce pork porterhouse is served with pepper Jack grits, collard greens and homemade barbecue sauce. The Shank-You burger features an 8-ounce beef patty and a hot sausage patty and is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Rivista
4226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5558; www.facebook.com/rivistanola
The selection of turnovers includes baklava and Nutella with orange marmalade. The steak and eggs breakfast includes scrambled farm eggs, flank steak, hash browns and Romesco sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Rock 'N' Bow
l3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rocknbowl.com
The house burger features house-ground, grass-fed beef from Straight Stick Ranch and comes with fries. Fried pickles are served with Crystal hot sauce-based Boss Sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Pork belly lettuce wraps are made with tart apples, carrots and butter lettuce and served with a side of hoisin-cilantro sauce. Sushi deviled eggs feature truffles and spicy sesame deviled eggs topped with tuna tartare and black tobiko. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com
Brisket tops pho with vermicelli, onions and cilantro. The grilled shrimp vermicelli bowl includes chopped lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, roasted peanuts and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Roly Poly
Citywide; www.rolypoly.com
The Spa salad includes plum tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber, carrots, mushrooms, avocado, walnuts, dried cranberries, alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette. The pressed Key West Cuban sandwich combines smoked pork, turkey, ham, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and honey mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Romano Italian Street Food
4620 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-9992; www.myromano.com
Fat City Marinara steak pasta features skirt steak, marinara, peppers, onions and garlic over pasta. Rotolos are baked wraps with fillings such as pepperoni and creamy artichoke mix, topped with Romano cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Root
200 Julia St., (504) 252-9480; www.rootnola.com
Cripsy black lacquered duck is served with wild mushrooms and snap beans. Smoked black beans, pork belly and charred onion fill a lettuce wrap. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rotolo's Pizzeria
Citywide; www.rotolos.com
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. $

Rouses
Citywide; www.rouses.com
Some locations' sandwich bar offers the Zydeco Fest panino with roast beef, blue cheese, tomato, greens and Worcestershire aioli. Mediterranean pizza is topped with black olives, artichoke, spinach and feta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

click to enlarge Chef Daniel Wolfe presents New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp at Roux on Orleans. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chef Daniel Wolfe presents New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp at Roux on Orleans.

Roux on Orleans
717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served shell-on with Abita beer-based sauce and grilled French bread. Pan-seared redfish is served with jambalaya, vegetables and Creole sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Royal Blend Coffee & Tea House
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779; www.royalblendcoffee.com
Mandarin chicken salad combines chicken breast, tomato wedges, red onion, toasted almonds, mandarin oranges, spring greens and citrus vinaigrette. The Mid-City panino features honey mustard, avocado, turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon and lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
Seafood beignets feature fried redfish or oysters and are topped with Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc, cane syrup and powdered sugar. Baby spinach salad includes craisins, pecans, Granny Smith apples and blue cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Ruby Slipper Cafe
139 S. Cortez St., (504) 525-9355; 200 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; 1005 Canal St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
The Tex-Mex scramble combines egg, chorizo, pepper Jack cheese, avocado and pico de gallo. A croque madame is a French grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with an egg. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Rue 127
127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com
Saffron risotto is topped with oyster mushroom fricassee, demi-glace and olive oil. Pan-seared duck breast comes with smoked sweet potato puree, broccoli rabe, pickled beets, orange-braised fennel and garlic. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.facebook.com/ruedelacourse
The breakfast sandwich is made with eggs, bacon and cheese and served on a choice of bagel. The Downtown sandwich features turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and mayonnaise on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

The Rum House
3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com
The brisket melt features beef brisket with house-made chimichurri, house barbecue sauce, fried shallots, horseradish aioli and Jack cheese. Spicy lamb shank comes with garlic mashed potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Runway Cafe
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., Suite 126, (504) 241-5300; www.messinasterminal.com
Fried eggs are served over two hand-formed boudin patties and topped with hollandaise. The Jimmy Wedell seafood pasta features Louisiana Gulf shrimp, Lake Pontchartrain crabmeat and crawfish topped with angel hair pasta and local herbs. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980; www.russellsmarinagrill.net
Eggs Pontchartrain include poached eggs, hollandaise, an English muffin, fried green tomatoes and pecan wood-smoked bacon. The Mr. America special loads two multigrain pancakes with bananas, blueberries, oatmeal and pecans and serves them with five egg whites and a grilled chicken breast. 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 Girod Street burger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, barbecue sauce and two fried onion rings. Panko-crusted crab cakes are served with remoulade. 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; www.ruthschris.com
The signature filet mignon is seared in an 1,800 degree broiler and served with sizzling butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in reduced white wine, butter and garlic and served over garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Fulton Street: lunch and dinner daily. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$


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