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Nola Restaurant

534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
+1 504-522-6652
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just a few blocks away from Bourbon St. It is an excellent place to enjoy great food with friends. We liked it so much, we went back the next night. The food is amazing. Between the 4 of us, we ordered both fish and steak...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed yesterday

We ate 2 nights here on our trip to New Orleans. The first night I had the Duck and it was terrific. The second night I switched to the Shrimp and Grits which was also fantastic. Do not miss the fried green tomatoes with shrimp,...More

Thank JJ-Westborough
Reviewed 5 days ago

I absolutely loved the restaurant décor and atmosphere! The wait staff was wonderful! I wasn't very impressed with the selection of food. My friends had very good meals, but I am one of the strange people who does not like seafood. The only meat I...More

Thank sma0527
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our third visit to Nola and it is still great. Emiril continues to do a fabulous job with innovative food and drink and a fun atmosphere. There is a great counter table looking over the kitchen and you can also eat upstairs in...More

Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite restaurants for years. Very average. Emeril needs to get in there and revamp!

Thank Cindystoner1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love to travel to New Orleans to eat. Our number one destination for that is always NOLA's but it isn't the NOLA's of old. In fact, it is no longer a restaurant I will go to at all. We used to tell all our...More

Thank StacyDShelton
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time back here in a few years. Brought my sister here for her Birthday. We were greeted by the very friendly Hostess who was chatting us up the elevator to our table. Super cute and friendly. We were sat towards the back were there...More

Thank Downtown65
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been to NOLA in the past and loved it, but this time our experience was just average. The food was good, but it was too pricey for the quality, the presentation, and the service we received. If I were hungry, I would eat...More

Thank Rozmova5
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emeril should be ashamed. Food was terrible. Tasteless. Both my Husband & I had the worst meals ever. The wait staff was superb and could not have been more polite & attentive. Such a shame they work in an awful restaurant. GW Fins was 100...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cheddar cheese grits with shrimp had an amazing sauce on it - one of the best things I have ever eaten. Appetizer was pork cheek balls they were delicious and service was friendly. Dessert was only OK - maybe it was what we ordered.

Thank wendy f
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Is restaurant good for a family with a 4 year old that is well behaved?
17 October 2016|
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Response from IAGMI | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are always children there each time we have went!
How dressy should we be for dinner on a weeknight? Are nice jeans OK?
22 April 2015|
Response from itsanicedayout |
Yup-nice jeans will be fine.
Is Jorge still a manager there?
14 February 2015|
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Response from jeffjnok | Reviewed this property |
That I'm not sure about, sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.