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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710 (Hamilton)
+1 650-328-2722
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Menlo Park, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nola's has been the place to be in Palo Alto for the last 10-15 years, great location, amazing space with awesome decoration and your average food and service. It's fun for happy hour or a nice diner upstairs and you can even reserve your own space for a crowded day. Can't believe the lack of more restrooms in this place... More 

Thank Hellanodikai
Dublin, California
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167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a last minute reservation for 5:15pm which was perfect for us because we don't like to eat late. Clayton was our server and he was great. Definitely made our night exceptional. Started with an IPA, a Strawberry Ginger Mojito and Crab cakes(freakin amazing). Dinner my hubby ordered the Cluck and Oink with Cajun Fries. He said that piece of... More 

Thank vacationsalot
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here multiple times and enjoyed eat time! From the fried green tomatoes and okra to the spicy jambalaya - excellent. Good bar and underground parking less than a block away. Interesting decor and wonderful staff!! Friends and family have had chicken and waffles, fish tacos to chicken sandwich, steak and dessert!! I'm ready to go back!

Thank Augustbaby53
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of friends for brunch. We ordered a bunch of dishes and split. The service was great. Everyone was very friendly. And the was delicious! The french toast and tater tots were amazing! Fun atmosphere. Interesting layout. Definitely, give it a try.

Thank c p
Cedar Park, Texas
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202 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stopped in here a couple times over the years and came back again recently. I love the decor of the place and the general vibe. It really does feel like it would be more at home in the French Quarter than in Palo Alto. Even if you aren't looking for that particular feel it is a fun and different... More 

Thank Michael M
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

First the good news. The Crabamole, just what it sounds like guacamole with Dungeness crab, was fresh and terrific. Check it out. The bar area design does a good job of capturing the mood of New Orleans and is a a great place for drinks. In fact, the entire restaurant reminds me of some of the really interesting backstreet bistros... More 

Thank Steve S
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the food here, and they serve decent wine so the Teo put together makes it a good enough restaurant, staff has been consistent

Thank Tiffine W
Round Rock, Texas
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been to New Orleans countless times, so while in the Bay Area on business I thought to give NOLA a try. First off don't expect to feast on succulent fat gulf oysters for 25¢ apiece as you would in New Orleans. Here they are $2.25 each. Nor will you find a traditional Muffalletta like the type invented and... More 

Thank KelpMe
La Honda, CA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great place for cocktails after work and nice atmosphere any time! Feels like an old New Orleans building...and the drinks and food are yummy too.

Thank BeadsOfLight
Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
  • 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?