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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

First they want you to walk up 1000 stairs to your table. NO! If not you can get CRAMMED downstairs where the waiters (not their fault) bump into your table so you have to grab your glasses and plates so they are not in your...More

Thank plluce
Reviewed yesterday

This was our second visit to this FINE restaurant. I will put this one up against any restaurant in the country. Seriously. Three floors of dining !

Thank trstexas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a small group business dinner and while the service and atmosphere was generally excellent and one of our party made very clear his shellfish allergy, which was acknowledged orally by the waiter who took our order, he became ill immediately after he began...More

Thank Dorkin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great really funky and traditional menu. Had Oysters to start and they were great. Both had steaks for main course and were perfect. Lots of choice with puddings as well and great wine list.

Thank M4382AAjons
Reviewed 2 days ago

Quaint, lovely restaurant vibe-wise and very well trained and attentive, organized staff. However, the food was mediocre...everything we ordered seemed bland, portions too large/ sloppy. Crab cakes were mushy and duck skin was greasy and wet...I hope they can edit down and refine their food...More

Thank jemgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love to try restaurants of famous chefs to see if the food is really as good as they say. Yes; the food was awesome and we loved the food, but the service was seriously lacking. We ordered an appetizer and a main course and...More

Thank 676ginak
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are here on a girls trip and we're told we had to go here. For all the hype, it was just okay. Food was decent, but service was super slow. People came and went around us and we were still waiting on food. In...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel when we asked for places that prepared meals that were not the standard menu items you see in so many restaurants. We were not disappointed. I had the Duck Confit & Fried Egg Pizza as an...More

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to NOLA a handful of times over the past few years and have always been pleased with the food and the atmosphere. On this visit, as always, we had the boudin ball appetizer and it was fantastic. I got the garlic crusted drum...More

Thank jamiek1012
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best food and service! I had crab cakes and they were amazing. The service of the wait staff was top notch... the best I've experienced in a while. I recommend this restaurant highly!

Thank Nicole T
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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?
21 April 2015|
Response from itsanicedayout |
Yup-nice jeans will be fine.
Is Jorge still a manager there?
13 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
US$ 31 - US$ 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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.