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Nola Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
As featured in French Quarter Grub Crawl
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534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-522-6652
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Troy, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was just fabulous - I had braised short ribs, just delicious. Others has shrimp and grits which they raved about and others had the pork chop which they also raved about!! Waiters were very, very nice, helpful, appropriately attentive. Just an exceptional experience!

Thank Pat3510
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place. We were visiting from Boston. Went for lunch on a Monday, I got the Gumbo and a Cobb Salad. For two simple dishes the product was amazing. The blue cheese on the Cobb was so flavorful and the thick bacon cut into cubes was delicious and smokey. Try the espresso martini. Best I've ever had!!

Thank Julie M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant with great anticipation and left in great disgust unfortunately. The food was absolutely indifferent -- as was the staff. The waiters did not even ask why we left most of the food on our plates -- our entrees included the scallops, mussels, salmon, and vegetarian plates. Even the banana pudding dessert was worse than second... More 

Thank Howard R
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

NOLA has a great atmosphere, outstanding service, and scrumptious food. We dined there our first night in New Orleans and it made for a great beginning to our trip. The servers were there anticipating every need without being overbearing. The server recommendations were spot on. We had shrimp and grits, fried chicken, pork chops, and beverages. All were amazing!

Thank Lisa T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ended up with great food but ran out of BBQ shrimp and oysters. Service not real friendly but good food.

Thank Doug W
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am always a skeptic when going to a celebrity chef's restaurant as I assume it is more hype than it's worth. But the shrimp and grits were really fabulous - a complex blend of flavors drizzled with a little bit of lemon butter - very yum indeed. The simple green salad was a good accompaniment. Skip the bread and... More 

Thank mcarney15
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came in a group of 10 celebrating a 50 th birthday! They accommodated us easily . The menu offered many choices of seafood and meats and poultry. Authentic Cajen dishes were abundant. We all ordered many different items and everyone was satisfied and thought their meals were the best. Not bad for 10 women!

Thank Denise A
Commack, New York
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Every year when I travel to New Orleans I go to this restaurant. Every year the food and service is great. Stuffed Chicken wings, Gumbo, Grits and Shrimp was this years choice. Awesome as always. Don't miss a chance to try out this restaurant when you are there.

Thank Robert S
Utica, New York
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected this restaurant to be very good given the reputation of the owner, famed chef Emeril. The restaurant is beautiful and the wait staff were top notch, but the food was disappointing. I had he duck, snd it was bland, presented with no sauce and on top of a tastless lump of rice. We had much better food elsewhere... More 

Thank Curators2
Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was Big John. He must have been 6'8" and over 300 lbs. He was quick, light on his feet, efficient and knowledgeable. He actually made the evening for us. Just watching him glide around the room was great. The very good rating is my average of Average food and Excellent staff. My wife was really looking forward to... More 

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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
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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