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Nola Restaurant

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French Quarter
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534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-522-6652
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Myself and two friends booked a reservation in the summer in anticipation of Nola. We were all disappointed tonight. While the crab cake was good, with wonderful flavours it was warm, bordering on cold which was a turn off. The shrimp and grits were covered in BBQ sauce so that was the only flavour you had and a little bacon.... More 

Thank parrbr
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu and food was awesome. This place is exactly what you expect when you go to New Orleans. It was very busy and a little loud, but the food and excellent wine made up for it! Two thumbs up!

Huntington, New York
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch one day and back for dinner the next. Best shrimp and grits I have ever had and for dinner the next night had the hickory duck which was ducklicious. The obey gooey cake is off the charts amazing. Great staff

Thank MJMaher
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make reservations here, I repeat make reservations here! The place is very small inside and you will wait a long time to eat. We did in advance which was helpful. The food here was average and the portions are small. I had the shrimp and grits and it was quite spicy but good. The barbecue shrimp appetizer was probably the... More 

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Inman, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, we got the sampler but looks like everyone was enjoying their entrees. Service was friendly, helpful and prompt. We just wanted a quick cajun meal while walking bourbon st. NOLA exceeded out expectations.

Thank smokym1
Houston, Texas, Usa
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Nola with my wife's nephew and his girl friend, and each of us thought our food was excellent. While the wine list is not huge, we had a very good wine at a reasonable cost. The service was pretty typical for what we have experienced in New Orleans, laid back would be a nice description. We were a... More 

Thank David L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an enjoyable dining experience at NOLA. Tried the BBQ shrimp (fairly spicy), duck confit pizza (nice earthy flavor). I was filling up quickly so I ordered the beet salad (a bit too much lettuce for my liking) and mussels with fries. It was a perfect portion of tender mussels with a scrumptious buttery sauce. The only way it... More 

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Munich, Germany
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice bar which we used during waiting time. NOLA has several levels which you reach by elevator. Very friendly and professional service. The menu card has really a nice choice of main courses - it is hard to decide. At the end we had perfect snapper (special of the day), a salmon grilled to perfection and tasty shrimps with grit.... More 

Thank Gabriele D
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined on Thanksgiving eve, so you can bet the place was packed. We were seated near an extended family group of 16 (a 10 top and a 6 top) complete with screaming youngsters. Very loud, but I suspect this is always the case with the current vogue for "hard" surfaces throughout. We arrived a bit early for our 7pm... More 

Thank Paul B
Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant, great food. Maybe not the best place to take young children if you're on a budget. Pork chop dish was great. Better for an adult night out.

Thank Angela C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
    (Chartres Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6652
NOLA is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse's casual and funky eatery in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Open since 1992, the critically-acclaimed restaurant fuses traditional Creole, Acadian and Southern cuisine with global influences. Chef de cuisine Brian Mottola works closely with Chef Emeril to create an innovative menu showcasing rustic Louisiana cooking with local ingredients and some ethnic twists. The three-story restaurant features an open-action kitchen, chef's food bar and a signature wood-fired brick oven. NOLA serves dinner nightly and lunch Thursday through Monday.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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