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Nona - CLOSED

279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
+1 706-353-7065
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
10 Jan 2017
“This is a great place. ”
9 Dec 2015
“Closed”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, French, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
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31 - 40 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 2 September 2014

While perusing downtown Athens on Labor Day, we decided to pop in to NONA for lunch. Our quick lunch ended up taking far too long. We waited and waited for our food for at least 45 minutes. I ordered the red beans and rice and...More

4  Thank Deewestbrook
NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Dear Deewestbrook, We are very sorry to hear about this poor experience that you have described. Normally our service is prompt and attentive. We are sorry that you were not informed of the portion size that you ordered during lunch. Customer satisfaction is very important...More

Reviewed 23 August 2014

NONA is the same location and management of the former Harry Bissett's NOLA cuisine. An outstanding menu with great daily specials. Had a wonderful lunch with a cup of gumbo and half an oyster Po Boy for the bargain price of $10. GM, Neil Smith,...More

1  Thank Travelers31024
NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Dear Travelers31024, Thank you for the great review! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we hope we will see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2014

We ate dinner here after moving our child into his dorm. The view from the top floor over the front of North Campus was great and the décor was nice. The creamy garlic dressing on the salads was great but my iceberg wedge should have...More

1  Thank 2D1B
NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Dear 2D1B, Thank you for your valuable input. We appreciate your business and are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals overall. Stop back and see us again the next time you are visiting your son! Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Nice building - super location - ask for upstairs if you want a quieter table. Oysters were good - so was the seafood medley - swift service. It does have a nice bar downstairs for casual gatherings - give it a try and I think...More

1  Thank Expattraveler100
NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Dear Expattraveler100, Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we hope we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding the filet mignon was well seasoned, potatoes delicious, the French onion soup was out of this world and the service was phenomenal. You're missing out if you don't try this spot.

Thank HThomas7
NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear HThomas7, We are so pleased to hear that you loved the French Onion soup and the Filet Mignon! Thank you for the great review. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were with a party of twelve, a group large enough to often challenge servers and kitchens, but our server was excellent, all orders were fully accurate and every one thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I had the Eggplant Pirogue. It was the most unique presentation...More

Thank Regomatic
NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you for the kind words and great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon and often! Neil Smith, general manager

Reviewed 1 June 2014

Entering through the bar, we were led through several intimate eating areas up some stairs to an upstairs dining room in this New Orleans style restaurant. We had the room to ourselves on a Thursday night - nice for a party of 10. Lovely view...More

Thank Andi S
NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thank you for the great review and ratings. We look forward to serving again and often!

Reviewed 29 April 2014

If I want a place with excellent decor, friendly, good food and reasonably prices, this is it. In fact, this is the best place at any price range for me in Athens. Signatures items are all kind of oysters and Cajun specials. This is not...More

Thank no9e
NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

no9e – We appreciate the great words and excellent ratings! We look forward to serving you for many more years to come!

Reviewed 24 March 2014

Had a lovely luncheon with my kiddo after a wet and rainy UGA tour. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the ambiance was lovely. We felt like we were in New Orleans. I would visit again!

Thank KShawnT
NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

KShawnT – We’re pleased to hear you and your daughter enjoyed lunch with us! We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

the crab soup was delicious, a bit spicy and mage creamy! however, the wedge salad was simply iceberg salad, with just a hint of sause and becon... It was quite dissapointing

Thank olga_okulova
NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

olga_okulova – We appreciate the feedback and will be looking into how we can improve! We hope you visit us again!

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-7065
  • E-mail
Description
Continuing an Athens tradition in Creole and Cajun fine dining. What began in 1985 as Harry Bissett's New Orleans Cafe, lives on at NONA. Located across from the University Of Georgia's historic North Campus, is the most pleasant spot downtown for lunch or dinner. NONA features three distinct dining areas: the Bayou Room, the Atrium Balcony and the gorgeous upstairs Dining Room. Enter the restaurant through the warm and welcoming old style bar and sit in an atmosphere capturing a feel of Jazz and Mardi Gras. NONA offers dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Louisiana. Delectable dishes prepared with only the finest of ingredients daily. Sample Oysters Rockefeller and Bienville, Shrimp and Grits or Sherry Crab Soup. Feast on delicious entrees such as the French Quarter Filet or Chicken Rochambeau. Chef William Shay and his accomplished staff offer daily specials that suit the most discriminating palate.
Weekends are unique with our New Orleans inspired Brunch served Saturday and Sunday and are not to be missed. Be sure to check back often to learn of upcoming events and celebrations. We look forward to serving you!
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