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click to enlarge Riccobono’s Peppermill serves fried soft-shell crab with spaghetti and shrimp remoulade with fried green tomatoes.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Riccobono’s Peppermill serves fried soft-shell crab with spaghetti and shrimp remoulade with fried green tomatoes.

R&O's Restaurant
216 Metairie Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248
The roast beef po-boy is dressed with cheese and brown or red gravy on a toasted sesame loaf. 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. 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
Citywide; www.raisingcanes.com
The Box combo includes four fried chicken tenders, tangy Cane's sauce, french fries, Texas toast, coleslaw and a drink. The sandwich combo features three chicken fingers on a Kaiser roll dressed with Cane's sauce and lettuce, plus fries and a drink. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Ralph's On The Park
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
Tuna two ways features tuna tartare, pepper-seared tuna, avocado, sweet chilies and wasabi creme fraiche. Brown butter-glazed redfish is served with almond butter, green beans, lemon gelee and almond wafer. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rare Form
437 Esplanade Ave., (504) 309-5628; www.facebook.com/mojitosnola
Vegan gumbo features a traditional roux with seasonal vegetables. Pan-seared duck breast is served with green apple hash and bordelaise. 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 root vegetable blend features beet, cucumber, carrot, lemon and apple. 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; www.facebook.com/nolarbk
Rebellion ramen features braised pork belly, mushrooms, eggs and menma (fermented bamboo shoots). B-bop is rice with egg and mixed vegatables, and is served in a pot stone bowl. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Red Dog Diner
3122 Magazine St., (504) 934-3333; www.reddogdiner.com
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 daily. 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-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 Gravy1
25 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com
Eggs Florentine is an individual casserole made with eggs, ricotta, herbs, baby spinach and mozzarella and served with fruit. Si Si Toscana is a grilled crostini topped with ricotta and house-made jam, and served with salumi, fruit and two eggs. Reservations accepted. Brunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com
A crabmeat-stuffed mushroom cap is served with lemon beurre blanc. Grilled Gulf fish Pontchartrain is 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; 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. Kung pao pastrami features smoked brisket, bell peppers, onions and celery. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Reginelli's Pizzeria
Citywide; www.reginellis.com
The Sweet Heat pie features garlic-butter sauce, burrata, barbecued onions, pickled cherry tomatoes, fruit chutney and prosciutto. Strawberry Fields burrata salad includes arugula, Louisiana strawberries, burrata, prosciutto, candied pecans and strawberry-citrus vinaigrette. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377; www.remoulade.com
Barbecue shrimp are shell-on Gulf shrimp baked in peppery butter sauce. Blackened catfish is served with crab boiled potatoes and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/rendoninn
Dugout nachos feature nacho cheese, chicken, bacon, tomato, 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; www.restaurantcypress.com
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; www.desfamilles.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
Crawfish-stuffed redfish napoleon is served 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; www.restaurantrebirth.com
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 recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. 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. $

Revel Cafe & Bar
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-6122; www.facebook.com/revelcafeandbar
The crawfish grilled cheese sandwich features Gouda and pepper Jack cheeses, onions and peppers on house-made bread. The pulled pork sandwich is dressed with coleslaw and pickles and served with fries. 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 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; www.ribroomneworleans.com
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; www.panolastreetcafe.com
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, 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 and Restaurant
Chateau LeMoyne Hotel, 301 Dauphine St., (504) 586-0972; www.rfsnola.com
Blackened Gulf fish comes with andouille, crawfish and crab jambalaya, bearnaise and grilled lemon. Chicken and waffles features buttermilk-cayenne fried chicken on a waffle with maple-chipotle syrup and a sunny side up egg. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Ristorante Del Porto
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com
The antipasti platter includes cured meats, imported cheeses, fresh fruit, roasted garlic, pickled and grilled vegetables and garlic crostini. Creole tomato salad features house-made mozzarella, aged balsamic vinegar and basil. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Ristorante Filippo
1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-4008; www.ristorantefilippo.com
Oysters oregenate are baked with Romano cheese, breadcrumbs, herbs and garlic. Chicken spiedini is a chicken breast rolled with prosciutto, pomodoro tomatoes, Italian breadcrumbs and pine nuts and served with spaghettini tossed with garlic and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, fish - and andouille at - The Rivershack Gretna. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, fish and andouille at The Rivershack Gretna.

The Rivershack Gretna
714 First St., Gretna, (504) 325-5530; www.facebook.com/gretnashack1
Buffalo chicken tenders top a salad of greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese and ranch or blue cheese dressing. The Usual Suspects po-boy features corned beef, pastrami, roast beef and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com
Strawberry-spinach salad with poppy seed dressing can be topped with a grilled chicken breast or a tuna steak. Pecan-crusted trout meuniere is served over smoked Gouda grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rock 'N' Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rocknbowl.com
The house burger features an 8-ounce house-ground beef patty on a Leidenheimer onion bun and comes with fries. Boudin balls are served with house-made sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Nachos are topped with tuna dressed with chili-sesame oil, smelt roe, sesame seeds, green onions, Sriracha, 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 pickled purple onions. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rocksy's
3220 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7064; www.rocksys.org
Blackened pork tenderloin is served with apricot glaze, Creole 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
Shrimp po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. Macaroni and cheese is a signature side item. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com
The Rockin' beef plate features char-grilled beef over jasmine rice with a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and mustard sauce. Combination pho includes steak, Vietnamese meatballs, brisket and rice noodles in beef broth, served with a basket of 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; www.rolypoly.com
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. $

Root
200 Julia St., (504) 252-9480; www.rootnola.com
Vadouvan-crusted scallops are served with white asparagus confit, 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; www.rosamezcalnola.com
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
Citywide; www.rotolos.com
Parma Rosa pasta features blackened shrimp, Italian sausage and penne pasta 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.shoprouses.com
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; www.bourbonorleans.com/
roux-on-orleansCrab-stuffed chicken breast is topped with spicy Creole sauce and served with two sides. Strawberry salad includes spring greens, 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; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
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; www.theruby- slippercafe.net
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; www.rue127.com
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; www.ruedelacourse.com
Breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and a choice of cheeses on locally made bagels. A bagel and lox plate comes 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; www.russellsmarinagrill.net
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; www.sippinstation.com
The Jacked Up burger is topped with bacon, cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses and chipotle mayonnaise. 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
A 16-ounce rib-eye arrives on a plate 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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