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R&O's Restaurant
216 Old Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248; www.r-opizza.com
The menu includes seafood, po-boys, Italian dishes and boiled crawfish. 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 Mon.-Tue., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RF's Dining Music Cocktails
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- and cayenne-battered 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. $$$

Radosta's Restaurant & Deli
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537
A combination po-boy includes ham, turkey, roast beef and melted cheese. House-made hot sausage is available on a bun or foot-long French bread. 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
Turtle soup is topped with sherry. Tuna two ways features spicy tuna tartare and miso-seared tuna served with grilled Napa cabbage, cucumber, sweet chili and wasabi aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rare Form
405 Frenchmen St., (504) 402-3285; www.rareformfrenchmen.com
Red beans and rice are served with fried chicken, andouille or hot sausage. For brunch, fried chicken and waffles are served with Sriracha-maple 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 Leaf and Serene is a raw smoothie made with spinach, cucumber, grapefruit, lemon, lime, cilantro, vanilla, avocado and honey. Green juice is made from seasonal greens, celery, cucumber, apple and lemon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Red Dog Diner
3122 Magazine St., (504) 934-3333; www.reddogdiner.com
The chorizo mussel bowl features spicy saffron broth. Cioppino includes clams, mussels, shrimp and drum in spicy tomato broth. 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 Louisiana crawfish tails 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
Sicilian egg pie is a pastry of shirred eggs, cream and cheese served with fruit. Sweet dishes include daily skillet cake specials. 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 mushroom sherry sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Red's Chinese
3048 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-6030; www.redschinese.com
Kung pao pastrami includes smoked brisket, celery, onion, bell peppers and rice cakes. General's chicken is fried chicken served with bourbon-soy sauce, peanuts and cilantro. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Reginelli's Pizzeria
Citywide; www.reginellis.com
The menu features pizza, pasta, calzones, sandwiches and salads. The Veggie Reggie pie includes roasted cauliflower, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and pesto sauce. The Uptowner sandwich has smoked turkey breast, provolone cheese, avocado, cherry tomatoes, sprouts and hot pepper relish on focaccia bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377; www.remoulade.com
The menu includes po-boys, burgers, fried seafood baskets, raw oysters and more. Barbecue shrimp are shell-on Gulf shrimp baked in peppery butter sauce. Barbecued baby back pork ribs are served with tangy barbecue sauce, fries and coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill
4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/rendoninn
The Boudreaux burger features an 8-ounce patty topped with hot sausage, bacon, fried onions and remoulade. Dugout nachos are served with chicken, bacon and tomato topped with crispy onions and remoulade. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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

Restaurant R'evolution
777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com
Chefs Rick Tramonto and John Folse combine haute cuisine and refined takes on rustic dishes. 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 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 haricots verts, brabant potatoes and fried shallots. Foie gras boudin-stuffed quail is served with kale, pomegranate molasses and marmalade. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Reuben's Soup & Sandwich Co.
920 Gravier St., (504) 586-8982; www.reubenssandwich.com
The European grilled cheese sandwich is made with arugula, Pecorino Romano and Swiss cheese on wheat bread. The 920 club combines roasted turkey breast, Creole tomatoes, bacon, avocado, lettuce and house-made pesto sauce on wheat bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Rib Room
Omni Royal Orleans, 621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com
Chilled lobster and beet salad features baby arugula, pickled red onions, toasted pine nuts, goat cheese and verjus blanc vinaigrette. The St. Louis rib-eye is served with NOLA Brown Ale-battered onion rings and tasso-braised Southern greens. 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 a choice of 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; www.riccobonospeppermill.com
Eggplant Madelaine features pan-fried eggplant medallions topped with stewed Roma tomatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese and 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. $$

Ristorante Del Porto
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com
Veal meatballs come with polenta croutons, grated Florentine truffle cheese and veal jus. Pan-roasted Good Food Farms' half chicken is served with whipped potatoes, garlic-roasted broccoli and mushroom Marsala sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Ristorante Filippo
1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-4008; www.ristorantefilippo.com
Oysters al Oreganate are baked with Romano cheese, breadcrumbs, herbs and garlic. Veal Sorrentina is sauteed veal layered with eggplant, prosciutto and mozzarella cheese and served with pasta marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rivershack Gretna
714 First St., Gretna, (504) 325-5530; www.facebook.com/rivershackgretna
A chicken breast breaded with Italian breadcrumbs is topped with Swiss and cheddar cheeses and bacon. Roast beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, horseradish and Creole mustard are served on rye. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com
An alligator po-boy features a spicy blend of pork and alligator sausage and is served with fries or sweet potato fries. The menu also includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. 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 menu includes burgers, boudin bites and chicken wings served with waffles or fries. Rosemary skewered shrimp are boiled shrimp tossed in remoulade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; 2913 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 267-9761; www.rocknsake.com
Grilled petit beef shoulder comes with two sides and three sauces: house-made teriyaki, miso-Gorgonzola cream and Japanese chimichurri. A salmon zest roll features salmon and snow crab in soybean paper topped with salmon and grated lemon zest and served with spicy ponzu dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rocky & Carlo's
613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, (504) 279-8323
The menu includes po-boys filled with roast beef, sausage, meatballs, fried seafood, veal Parmesan and more. Side items include jambalaya, onion rings, potato salad, spicy green beans and signatures macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rolls-N-Bowls
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com
The Rocking Beef plate includes sauteed cube steak and onions over rice topped with a sunny side egg and served with salad The R&B special includes a small bowl of pho and a sandwich. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Monday.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Root & Square Root
1800 Magazine St., (504) 309-7800; www.squarerootnola.com
Chef Phillip Lopez's restaurant offers a changing menu featuring dishes such as pickled shrimp and deviled eggs with pimenton and potatoes, and beef and oyster tartare with Parmesan and rye toast. A charcuterie board with 15 house-made options is served with Bellegarde Bakery bread and house-made pickles. Square Root offers a prix fixe tasting menu (reservations are required). Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rosa Mezcal
1814 Magazine St., (504) 304-7063; www.facebook.com/rosamezcalnola
Playeros tacos are filled with grilled shrimp, cream cheese-stuffed jalapenos, bacon and chipotle mayonnaise. Apache tacos are filled with sirloin, cactus and Oaxaca cheese. Both are served with two sides. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
Crawfish ravioli are filled with ricotta and topped with crabmeat and crawfish cream sauce. Fried oyster tacos are topped with St. Louis slaw. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Royal Sushi & Bar
1913 Royal St., (504) 827-1900; www.royalsushinola.com
The menu includes sushi, specialty rolls, gyoza, ramen, hibachi fried rice, teriyaki dishes, salads and more. The White Ninja roll features spicy tuna, albacore, cucumber, cilantro, jalepeno, Sriracha, ponzu sauce and wasabi creme. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Ruby Slipper
139 S. Cortez St., (504) 525-9355; 200 Magazine St., (504) 723-0726; 1005 Canal St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; 2802 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Eggs Cochon features slow-cooked apple- braised pork debris, poached eggs and hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit. Pan-seared Gulf fish St. Peter is served over a cheesy grit cake with sauteed spinach and tomatoes, a skewer of grilled shrimp and Creole mustard hollandaise. No reservations. Hours vary by location. 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. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.ruedelacourse.com
The coffee shop serves breakfast sandwiches featuring eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and a choice of cheese on locally made bagels. The Marigny sandwich has sun-dried tomato cream cheese, avocado, sprouts, lettuce and tomatoes on a bagel. 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 eggs with andouille on a sage grit cake topped with bechamel. The TexiCali omelet has chicken, avocado, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and cheddar cheese and is topped with salsa. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rusty Pelican
500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364; www.sippinstation.com
The Jacked Up burger is a half-pound beef patty topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried slice of chipotle pepper Jack cheese. A trio of fish tacos features mahi mahi, cabbage, pico de gallo and Baja sauce. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Harrah's Hotel, 525 Fulton St., (504) 587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com
Filets mignons, T-bones, New York strips and bone-in rib-eyes are seared in an 1,800-degree broiler and served on a plate sizzling with butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp comes in a sauce of white wine, butter, garlic and spices. Reservations recommended. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Poydras Street: lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$



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