Hours: Dinner (daily)
High-backed chairs, warm lighting — both natural and electric — and exposed brick accents make Revival a sophisticated space that belies our idea of a stuffy hotel restaurant. Be sure to order the forbidden shrimp and grits; they're as creative as they are gorgeous. The grits — made with 'forbidden' black rice — are sweet, nutty, and chewy, with a chunky texture that works. Normally the seven seared shrimp would be the star of such a dish, but here the rice grits and cherry tomato pan gravy take center stage. The gravy is akin to a smooth, rich marinara, and together they're something really special. — Vanessa Wolf
Revival is an upscale Lowcountry eatery, located on East Bay Street in the historic French Quarter, turning out Southern classics that are "modern, yet approachable." Complimentary valet parking.