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R&O'S RESTAURANT
216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248
R&O's serves its roast beef po-boy on a toasted sesame loaf with rich, dark gravy, or diners can get one dressed with red gravy and cheese. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RADOSTA'S RESTAURANT & DELI
249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537
Don's Special features house-made Italian sausage, olive salad and melted provolone. The Cajun delight features crawfish cakes, fried green tomatoes, remoulade, romaine lettuce and green 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
Redfish Pontchartrain is sauteed redfish topped with shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat, tomatoes and Vieux Carre sauce, a cream sauce made with white wine, lemon and a blend of cheeses. Shrimp brochette features grilled bacon-wrapped Gulf shrimp stuffed with pepper Jack cheese and served with Cajun rice and buttery dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RALPH'S ON THE PARK
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare and pepper-seared tuna with avocado, sweet chili and wasabi creme fraiche. Visiting Fish is the fish of the day seared in olive oil and served with miso glaze, shrimp dumplings, mixed vegetables, watercress and ginger- and lemon grass-infused shrimp nage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RECOVERY ROOM BAR AND GRILL
1715 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 309-4975; www.riverbendbrewhouse.com
The Recovery burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty served on a Leidenheimer bun. Golden-fried crab balls are served with the house dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RED GRAVY
125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; http://www.redgravycafe.com
Roseann's summer pasta combines egg pappardelle with heirloom tomatoes, garlic and basil simmered in white wine. Osso buck is a 16-ounce veal shank simmered with a thick vegetable ragout and served over creamy polenta with gremolata. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thurs- Sat., brunch Sat- Sun. 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 blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is served with tasso and wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes, sauteed Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

THE RED MAPLE
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com
Catfish pecan is a lightly battered and fried fillet topped with pecan sauce. Redfish Pontchartrain is a seared fillet topped with lump crabmeat and served with mushroom-sherry sauce. Reservations required. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

THE RED PALACE
1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-7071
Catfish fillets are coated in sesame seeds and breadcrumbs and topped with crawfish and spicy black bean-garlic sauce. The Long Fong Steak comes with seared or fried chicken over a bed of Chinese vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

REDEMPTION
3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www.redemptionnola.com
Roasted duck breast is served with poached pear reduction, foie gras, risotto and sauteed greens. Jumbo lump crabmeat-stuffed shrimp is served with avocado, a smoked Gouda hominy cake and bacon meuniere. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

REGINELLI'S PIZZERIA
Citywide; www.reginellis.com
The Tony's Play pie is topped with pepperoni, pancetta, prosciutto, mushrooms, onions, peppers, capers, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Avocado and asparagus salad is tossed with feta cheese, 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
N'awlins nachos are tortilla chips with red beans, smoked sausage, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, guacamole, jalapenos and sour cream on top. Oysters Arnaud is a sample platter of several baked oyster dishes from adjacent Arnaud's, including oysters Rockefeller, Bienville (topped with shrimp, mushrooms, green onions and herbs) and Suzette (bacon, pimento, green onion and bell pepper). Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RENDON INN'S DUGOUT SPORTS BAR & GRILL
4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn.com
The Boudreaux burger features ground beef, hot sausage, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese, onions and remoulade on a ciabatta bun. The slow-cooked pulled pork sandwich comes with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

RENE BISTROT
700 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 613-2350; www.renebistrotneworleans.com
The roasted Chappapeela Farms half-duck comes with cider-braised romaine, apples and honey-balsamic reduction. The oyster bar features an assortment of ceviches. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT AUGUST
301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777; www.restaurantaugust.com
Soft-shell crab amandine is served with summer bean salad, brown butter custard and Marcona almonds. Roasted Chappapeela Farms pork is served with sweet corn and grilled peaches. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT CYPRESS
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com
A pairing of pan-seared duck breast and duck is served with andouille and cornbread dressing and huckleberry glaze. The fish of the day is pan-seared and served with asparagus and crabmeat butter sauce. 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 lightly battered, fried and served with sauteed mushrooms, crabmeat and grilled shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT R'EVOLTION
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 on top. Crab beignets are beer-battered, stuffed with crab and topped with remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

REUBEN'S SOUP & SANDWICH CO.
920 Gravier St., (504) 373-6687; www.reubenssandwich.com
Duck and andouille gumbo is Thursday's special. The Reuben features pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and house Russian dressing on rye. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

RIB ROOM
621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com
A 12-ounce prime rib cut is seasoned with sea salt, roasted with herbs and served au jus with salad and a baked potato. Blackened redfish is served with shaved Brussels sprouts, sauted pork belly and creamed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RICCOBONO'S PANOLA STREET CAFE
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810
Eggs Benedict features poached eggs atop Canadian bacon and an English muffin with hollandaise and potatoes. The Nola burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms and grilled onions on a Leidenheimer French bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Diners enjoy lunch at Riccobono’s Peppermill. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Diners enjoy lunch at Riccobono’s Peppermill.

RICCOBONO'S PEPPERMILL
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonos.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and potatoes. Oysters Riccobono is oysters baked with mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan and served with spaghetti bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE RIDGE BISTRO
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4195; www.ridgebistro.com
Creole white beans and shrimp has a creamy sauce and smoked sausage. The Peppery Pig sandwich layers 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
The ceviche tasting presents four house-made ceviches, including mango, al fuego, mixto and Panamanian. Pan-seared Louisiana black drum is served with Gulf shrimp, maduro relleno, mirliton-coconut relish and salsa criolla. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RISTORANTE DA PIERO
401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.net
The grillata mista includes lamb leg, a pork chop, pancetta and Italian sausage. House-made gnocchi are topped with Gorgonzola cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

RISTORANTE FILIPPO
1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-4008
The oysters Oreganate are local oysters dusted in Italian breadcrumbs, baked and topped with parsley and Romano cheese. A 12-ounce pork chop is grilled and served with bordelaise sauce and roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RIVERSHACK TAVERN
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com
The soft-shell crab po-boy comes with fries or sweet potato fries. A 12-ounce rib-eye is served with salad and a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROCK 'N' BOWL
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rockandbowl.com
The house burger features house-ground grass-fed beef from Straight Stick Ranch and come with fries. Crispy golden-fried pickles are accompanied by the house Crystal hot sauce-based Boss Sauce for dipping. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROCK-N-SAKE
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Fresh salmon and snow crab are rolled in soy paper and topped with salmon and lemon zest and spicy ponzu sauce. The Rainbow seafood salad features tuna, yellowtail, salmon, cucumbers, avocado, smelt roe and green onions and is topped with ponzu sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROLLS-N-BOWLS
605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.facebook.com/rollsnbowlsnola
The vermicelli noodle bowl has noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots; shrimp are an optional addition. Bo kho is a spicy beef stew served with bread or noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROLY POLY
One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 121, (504) 561-9800; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-0957; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com
Roly Poly's Spa salad features 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, tomatos, 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
The Roma-New Orleans shrimp piadina wrap is made with spicy tomato cream sauce, eggplant caponata, creamy Romano sauce, pancetta, Romano cheese, roasted garlic, Peppadew peppers, mushrooms and olives. The Build-Your-Own pasta bowl gives you a choice of angel hair or whole wheat pasta served with a choice of protein, six toppings and a sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROOT 200
Julia St., (504) 252-9480; www.rootnola.com
Pickled Louisiana shrimp come with deviled eggs filled with truffled egg-yolk mousse. Cohiba-smoked scallops are coated with chorizo dust and come with caramelized cauliflower, patatas bravas and 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. The barbecued chicken pizza has barbecue sauce, grilled chicken and red onions on a hand-tossed crust. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROUSES
Citywide; www.rouses.com
Daily specials include Monday's red beans and rice with smoked sausage and Friday's fried fish with white beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ROUX ON ORLEANS
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans
Redfish couvillion is a pan-fried fillet topped with spicy Creole sauce and comes with rice pilaf. Catfish Shrimp 'n' Grits features a fried catfish fillet, blackened shrimp, white cheddar grits and spicy etouffee sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779; 621 Royal St., (504) 523-2716
The Uptowner Salad features baby greens, red onion, golden raisins, blue cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes and house-made honey balsamic vinaigrette. The Executive Club sandwich combines turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROYAL HOUSE OYSTER BAR
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com
Flaky puff pastry is filled with creamy spinach dressing, fried oysters and Crystal beurre blanc. Baked shrimp tortellini features Gulf shrimp in seafood cream sauce topped with bread crumbs and baked to a golden brown. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE
139 S. Cortez St., (504) 309-5531; 200 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Eggs Blackstone features applewood-smoked bacon, grilled tomato and poached eggs on a buttermilk biscuit with hollandaise. Bananas Foster pain perdu is French toast topped with rum-flambeed bananas and raisins, and it comes with applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

RUE 12
7 127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com
Chef Ray Gruezke's sweetbread risotto features enoki and beech mushrooms, pine nuts and lemon risotto. The double-cut pork chop is served atop corn coush-coush and comes with roasted pepper jus and crispy onions on top. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RUE DE LA COURSE
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343
The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette. The Sicilian salad combines baby greens, prosciutto, mortadella, salami, provolone, croutons, olive salad, Parmesan and vinaigrette dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

THE RUM HOUSE
3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com
The Cuban sandwich is made with pulled pork, ham, tomatoes, pickles, Swiss cheese and Creole horseradish aioli. The seafood pepper pot is a Caribbean bouillabaisse loaded with mahi mahi, calamari, mussels, shrimp and scallops in spicy Jamaican pepper hot sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RUSSELL'S MARINA GRILL
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980; www.russellsmarinagrill.net
Eggs Lafitte features paneed eggplant rounds and fried green tomato topped with lump crabmeat and Monica sauce. Barbecue shrimp are served over creamy grits with house-made biscuits topped with poached eggs. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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; it comes with fries. Panko-crusted crab cakes are served with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., 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 New York strip is a USDA Prime cut cooked in a special broiler and served in sizzling butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in reduced white wine, butter and garlic and served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Fulton Street: lunch and dinner daily. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$




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