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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710 (Hamilton)
+1 650-328-2722
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17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun mix of New Orleans spicy and imaginative cocktails. But the decor is what sets it apart. You have stepped into the French Quarter! And the Bayou. Wonderful art and accessories, and a really fun vibe. Noisy, but in a good way. Don't choose this place for a sweet, romantic date night--it's perfect for groups, or for a night... More 

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Thank 177jim
Santa Cruz, California
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drinks were excellent, but what stole the show for me was their central courtyard that gave a very festive feel! Great decor!

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Thank UDCAKC
Melbourne, Australia
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with most, this is a fun place especially for groups. Menu is varied but a little limited for vegetarians. Be careful on the spice level. I went medium, and found it too hot. I'm big fan of spicy food, but maybe my inexperience at creole showed. Wowsers. It was hot! Good cocktails too. Liked the sprouts as a starter!

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Thank 9to5explorer
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Menu a little different. Kind of creole and jumbalaya. Some outdoor seating and indoor seating opening onto street. Nice relaxed feel. Food quality food. Prices very reasonable.

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Thank drdave10
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food, top shelf service, ambiance to die for... yeah, you need to come here. It's a party every night, and everything shines!!

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Thank Roy H
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation for 10 and then needed 16. Ok maybe we spring that on them late. But would that be a reason to get weird on us later? We cashed out and then someone arrived late and asked for a drink. The waiter said he couldn't start a tan for us because there was another party coming in.... More 

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Thank Toby M
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36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I hadn't been in NOLA for awhile due to the noisy over flow from the bar on Friday and Saturday nights. I jumped at the chance to meet a friend there for a Wednesday noon lunch and asked for a table in the courtyard. This was not a problem, because the place was shockingly empty. Our waiter did a great... More 

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Thank jrftrav16
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were a group of seven. The staff were great as was the food. The check was discounted because they felt the service was a bit slow for our table. The menu is a taste of New Orleans. Looking around the table after lunch, nothing was left on any plate.

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Thank Dayton C
San Francisco, California
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174 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here today. Fantastic place! Two thumbs up for jambalaya and crabmole and everything else we ordered! The decor screams New Orleans and Cajun, no subtlety :-) Highly recommend it.

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Thank 908Laura
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place is bustling and cute, but the food isn't very good. The jambalaya was soupy and the beef in the tacos was so tough I had to spit it out. The flavored r was ok, but they must be economizing on the cut of meat. We were so close to the table next to us that I had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
    (Hamilton)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-2722
Description
Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?