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R&O's Restaurant
216 Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is served on a toasted sesame loaf with brown 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
Angela's special po-boy features boneless pork chops topped with sweet-and-sour sauce, grilled bell peppers and onions. Fried oyster po-boys are dressed with lettuce and tomatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. 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. $

click to enlarge Ralph’s on the Park serves panko-crusted oysters with oyster liquor risotto and a Parmesan wafer. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Ralph’s on the Park serves panko-crusted oysters with oyster liquor risotto and a Parmesan wafer.

Ralph's On The Park
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
Slow-cooked Two Run Farm lamb leg is served with peach and caramelized onion jam, freekeh and peach tabbouleh and roasted eggplant with bell pepper and house-made yogurt. Vadouvan shrimp and grits highlights vadouvan and garam masala spices, broken rice grits and house-made fermented chili sauce and yogurt. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rare Form
437 Esplanade Ave., (504) 309-5628; www.rareformnola.com
Oyster po-boys are dressed with bacon-Sriracha mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and pickles on Leidenheimer French bread and served with Cajun-seasoned fries. For brunch, bacon waffles are topped with a Cajun-spiced fried chicken breast and served with a maple-Sriracha glaze. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Raw Republic
4528 Magazine St., (504) 324-8234; www.rawrepublicjuice.com
The Watermelon Crush features watermelon, ginger and lime. The Pop Your Collard is made with kale, collard greens, mint, apple and a splash of lemon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Rebellion
748 Camp St., (504) 298-7317; www.facebook.com/nolarbk
Kale slaw salad is tossed with sake-soaked raisins, Cotija cheese, pecans and wasabi cream. Hoisin-braised pork belly sliders are served with Asian slaw, shallots, wasabi aioli, pickles and grilled enoki mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Recovery Room Bar and Grill
1715 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 309-4975; www.facebook.com/therecoveryroombargrill
The Recovery burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty served on a Leidenheimer bun. Golden-fried crab balls come 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
Barbecued 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 with tasso and wild mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Red Gravy
125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com
A Belgian waffle is topped with house-made whipped cream and seasonal fruit. Cannoli pancakes features two thin pancakes with cannoli filling topped with cream and chocolate syrup. Reservations accepted. Brunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com
Oysters Credeur are smoked bacon-wrapped, deep-fried oysters served with avocado-sweet chili sauce and tarragon aioli. Seared rare tuna tops a salad of mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, carrots, scallions and avocado-wasabi vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Red's Chinese
3048 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-6030; www.redschinese.com
Craw rangoons are deep-fried wontons filled with Creole cream cheese and crawfish tails and served with honey-ginger sauce and salted jalapenos. Royal ribs features a half rack of pork spare ribs with wuxi barbecue sauce, white bread and pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Owner Maria Delaune and chef Greg Picolo serve stuffed shrimp at Redemption. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Owner Maria Delaune and chef Greg Picolo serve stuffed shrimp at Redemption.

Redemption
3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com
Bloody mary baked oysters are served with pickled okra and Asiago cheese. Jumbo lump crabmeat–stuffed baked shrimp are served with bacon meuniere and an avocado and smoked Gouda hominy cake. Reservations recommended. Dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Refuel Cafe
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
The three-egg Baja omelet is filled with applewood-smoked bacon, avocado and cheddar and served with Greek yogurt ranchero, a side and toast. Refuel's creamy stone-ground grits plate is available as an entree with toppings including cheese, meat, vegetables or eggs. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Reginelli's Pizzeria
Citywide; www.reginellis.com
The Tony's Play pizza 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
Spinach-artichoke dip is served with tortilla chips. Southwest egg rolls are filled with chicken, corn, black beans and cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night 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 piquant. 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. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Reuben's Soup & Sandwich Co.
920 Gravier St., (504) 373-6687; www.reubenssandwich.com
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. $

Rib Room
Omni Royal Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com
Chilled roasted beets and Louisiana crabmeat salad includes herbs, pickled red onions and horseradish creme fraiche. Bouillabaisse features local seafood, andouille sausage, Kalamata olives, cipollini onions, shaved fennel, angel hair pasta and tomato saffron broth. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.panolastreetcafe.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and side choices of brabant potatoes, grits or fruit. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichokes, tomato and onion and 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.riccobonospeppermill.com
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 & Restaurant
Chateau LeMoyne, 301 Dauphine St., (504) 586-0972; www.richardfiskes.com
Blue corn–fried chicken is served with mushroom waffles, maple-chipotle syrup and a sunny-side-up egg. Shrimp and chili gremolata comes with grilled asparagus, risotto and lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Ridge Bistro and Deli
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4195; www.ridgebistro.com
The Gulf shrimp remoulade sandwich is piled with shrimp and dressed with remoulade, lettuce and tomato on French bread. Creole white beans and shrimp are served with smoked sausage in cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ristorante da Piero
401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.netHouse-made tagliatelle pasta is served with sauteed prosciutto and peas in light tomato sauce. Gamberi arugula e grana salad features arugula, grana cheese, steamed shrimp and lemon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.comGrilled shoulder steak is served atop baby arugula and spinach with pickled purple onions, red bell pepper, baby corn and tamarind vinaigrette. Shrimp and redfish are served over pepper Jack cheese grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rivista
4226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5558; www.face- book.com/rivistanola
Chilaquiles are sauteed corn tortillas topped with spicy red sauce, a poached egg, crema, queso fresco and avocado. The BBEAT is a house-made brioche bun filled with bacon, eggs, avocado, arugula and tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Rock 'n' Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rocknbowl.com
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. $

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Kale and salmon sashimi features sliced salmon with crispy dashi-fried kale, orange segments, candied walnuts, truffle ponzu and garlic aioli. Sushi deviled eggs are truffled 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
Combination pho includes brisket, steak and meatballs. Grilled shrimp top a vermicelli bowl including lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, roasted peanuts and cilantro. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Roly Poly
Citywide; www.rolypoly.com
The steak fajita sandwich is filled with sliced steak, cheddar cheese, onions, green bell pepper, plum tomatoes and fajita sauce and served with a side. Walnut and spinach salad includes blue cheese, bacon, avocado, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and spicy honey mustard dressing. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Root
200 Julia St., (504) 252-9480; www.rootnola.com
Sweet-tea country fried chicken wings are brined in sweet tea, dusted in Wondra flour and fried. Pan-seared, chorizo-dusted, Cohiba-smoked scallops are served with caramelized cauliflower, patatas bravas and black garlic fennel choucroute. 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 serve 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. $

Roux on Orleans
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans
Catfish shrimp and grits features a fried fillet and blackened shrimp topped with crawfish etouffee sauce over white cheddar stone-ground grits. Creole crab cakes include fried green tomatoes sandwiched between two jumbo lump crab cakes with Creole tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Royal Blend Coffee & Tea
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779; www.royalblendcoffee.com
Mandarin chicken salad combines chicken breast, tomato wedges, red onion, toasted almonds, Mandarin oranges, blue cheese, spring greens and citrus vinaigrette. The City Park panino includes smoked turkey breast, provolone cheese, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, baby spinach and a honey mustard spread. 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 topped with Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc, cane syrup and powdered sugar. Baby spinach salad is tossed with dried cranberries, pecans, Granny Smith apples and blue cheese. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper Cafe
139 S. Cortez St.; 200 Magazine St.; 1005 Canal St.; 2001 Burgundy St.; (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Catfish St. Peter features pan-seared Mississippi farm-raised catfish over cheese grit cakes topped with poached eggs, a skewer of grilled shrimp, spinach and Creole mustard hollandaise. House-smoked salmon Benedict combines salmon, poached eggs, red onion, capers and dill hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Rue 127
127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com
The mulled pear salad includes candied walnuts, bacon, Granny Smith apples, blue cheese mousse, arugula and spiced champagne vinaigrette. Crispy duck breast comes with basil and preserved kumquat rice, sauerkraut, English peas and kimchi. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.ruedelacourse.com
Breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and choice of cheese on locally made bagels. The Treme sandwich combines roast beef, provolone, red onions and horseradish on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Rum House
3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com
Red curry jumbo shrimp are served with coconut mango rice. Chopped jerk chicken is served on a salad with avocado, papaya, mixed greens and guava vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980; www.russellsmarinagrill.net
Eggsaints No. 33 features a grilled biscuit, alligator sausage, grilled tomatoes, poached eggs and sausage country gravy. The Mr. America special features two multigrain pancakes stuffed with bananas, blueberries, oatmeal and pecans and comes 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; www.sippinstation.com
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
Steaks such as the signature filet mignon are 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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