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R&O's Restaurant
216 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248; www.rnosrestarurant.com
The roast beef po-boy is dressed with cheese and brown or red gravy and served on a toasted sesame loaf. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Tue., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RF's Martini Bar & 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. 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. 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. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Ralph's on The Park
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
Crawfish Daniel features Louisiana crawfish tails, sliced cucumber, local greens, cherry tomatoes, chervil, celery root and house-made French dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rare Form
405 Frenchmen St., (504) 402-3285; www.rareformfrenchmen.com
Red beans and rice is served with fried chicken, andouille or hot sausage. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Red Dog Diner
3122 Magazine St., (504) 934-3333; www.reddogdiner.com
Chicken-fried quail comes with a macaroni and cheese waffle and Tabasco maple syrup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com
Wood-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 with shirred eggs, cream and cheese and served with fruit. Reservations accepted. Brunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com
Grilled Gulf fish Pont- chartrain 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. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Reginelli's Pizzeria
Citywide; www.reginellis.com
The Saltimbocca pizza includes garlic-herb sauce, marinated chicken breast, prosciutto, spinach, capers and lemon juice. 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. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

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

click to enlarge Restaurant des Familles serves alligator-stuffed mushrooms.
  • Restaurant des Familles serves alligator-stuffed mushrooms.

Restaurant des Familles
7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, (504) 689-7834; www.desfamilles.com
Alligator-stuffed mushrooms are served with alligator sauce piquante. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. 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. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Restaurant Rebirth
857 Fulton St., (504) 522-6863; www.restaurantrebirth.com
The fish of the day comes with sauteed Covey Rise Farms vegetables and house-made gnocchi, riesling-poached crabmeat, fennel-endive marmalade and blackened lemon beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Reuben's Soup & Sandwich Co.
920 Gravier St., (504) 373-6687; www.reubenssandwich.com
The 920 club combines roasted turkey breast, bacon, Creole tomatoes, avocado, lettuce and house-made pesto on wheat bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Chef Tom Wolfe serves a rib-eye with greens - and potatoes at the Rib Room in the Omni - Royal Orleans.
  • Chef Tom Wolfe serves a rib-eye with greens and potatoes at the Rib Room in the Omni Royal Orleans.

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. 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. 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. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. 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. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rivershack Gretna
714 First St., Gretna, (504) 325-5530; www.facebook.com/rivershackgretna
The Gator-Ish Benedict includes grilled alligator sausage, poached eggs and hollandaise on a biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938
An alligator po-boy features a spicy pork and alligator sausage and is served with fries or sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rock 'n' Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700
Boudin bites are served with boss sauce. 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
Tuna Rabenda is made with tuna sashimi, lavender ponzu, cherry tomato, strawberries, pickled onion, Thai basil and lemon zest. 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
Fried chicken comes with a side such as 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 up egg and comes with salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Root / Square Root
1800 Magazine St., (504) 309-7800; www.squarerootnola.com
The charcuterie board has 15 house-made options and is served with Bellegarde Bakery bread and housemade 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. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rosedale
801 Rosedale Drive, (504) 309-9595; www.rosedalerestaurant.com
Mr. Sidney's stuffed mirliton is filled with crawfish, cornbread and andouille and topped with lemon butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
The oyster duo includes three grilled oysters Rockefeller topped with sauteed spinach, bacon and sambuca and three Royale oysters topped with seafood stuffing. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Royal Sushi & Bar
1913 Royal St., (504) 827-1900; www.royalsushinola.com
The Geisha Kiss roll features tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, asparagus, avocado, cucumber and masago. 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) 595-9355; 1005 Canal St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; 2802 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
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
A char-grilled double-cut pork chop is served with bourbon-maple glaze, black-eyed pea hoppin' John and hominy spoon bread. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.ruedelacourse.com
The Marigny sandwich combines sun-dried tomato cream cheese, avocado, sprouts, lettuce and tomatoes on a bagel. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

The Rum House
3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.therumhouse.com
B's brisket melt features chopped beef brisket, garlic, onions, Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms, spinach and Creole horseradish aioli on house-baked Cuban bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980; www.russellsmarinagrill.net
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 Southern Comfort burger is topped with pimiento cheese and fried green tomatoes. 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
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features 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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