Restaurant R'evolution

Restaurant R'evolution

“Restaurant R’evolution introduces Rick’s and my new approach to Cajun and Creole cuisine, with an aim to push boundaries of dining in Louisiana.” -Chef Folse


“Take one city steeped in tradition and fortified with a tenacious spirit. Combine it with a cross-cultural fusion of food and flavors built on the culinary history of seven nations that contributed to its unique flavor. Toss in two world-famous chefs with very different backgrounds, and what do you get? Restaurant R’evolution, the first joint venture of award-winning chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto. Offering modern, imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine, Restaurant R’evolution opened in June 2012 at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, in the heart of the city’s legendary French Quarter.”


John Folse, Executive Chef

“Chef John Folse, born in St. James Parish in 1946, learned early that the secrets of Cajun cooking lay in the unique ingredients of Louisiana’s swamp floor pantry. Folse seasoned these raw ingredients with his passion for Louisiana culture and cuisine, and from his cast iron pots emerged Chef John Folse & Company.”


Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef

“For eleven years, Restaurant R’evolution Executive Chef Rick Tramonto was executive chef and founding partner at Chicago’s world-renowned four-star fine-dining restaurant Tru, in partnership with restaurateur Rich Melman, chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, and Pastry Chef Gale Gand. Tramonto is also culinary director of Tramonto Cuisine, Inc., which developed Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood and Osteria di Tramonto.”


Jana Billiot, Chef De Cuisine

“Chef de Cuisine Jana Billiot oversees menu execution and kitchen operations, while developing seasonal offerings and specialty dishes. And her Hogs Head Terrine dish recently won the 2017 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Fleur de Lis Silver Culinary Award for the Meat/Poultry category. Previously, Billiot served as Restaurant R’evolution’s executive sous chef.”



777 Bienville Street

New Orleans, LA 70130