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Nola Restaurant

534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
+1 504-522-6652
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  • Excellent60%
  • 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
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Reviewed yesterday

I first heard about NOLA through an associate who frequently visits the area. After speaking with her I decided it would be an ideal place for our 2 year anniversary dinner on our last night of visiting New Orleans. I made reservations ahead of time...More

Thank LaToya S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place had great character! It was fun. Service was quiet good and the food was great. We had bread as an appetizer which was great and my pasta was really good.

Thank Nerry_Luvs_Travel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were staying close, so just thought we'd try it. The building seems to be old, and very charming with exposed brick and an operator for the elevator. but we couldn't find out its history. My husband had the shrimp and grits, and I had...More

Thank Lynn E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truth be told, I actually enjoyed this fun spot more than Emeril's proper restaurant. Great drinks, fun interior decor with wood burning fire, elevator, super friendly staff, although I did notice they tried to push drinks, coffee, dessert, sides, a bit more than usual. Would...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of 3 went to NOLA upon recommendations, and the Emril brand. Boy, were we seriously disappointed. The service was snails-pace slow, and the food itself was terrible. Ordered a 2012 wine, a 2013 was brought out- the waiter didn't show the bottle and...More

Thank meg07ui
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've tried all the big name and small local restaurants in New Orleans. We keep coming back here because it never disappoints. Duck pizza (ask for extra egg), shrimp & grits, daily gulf fish, bread pudding dessert. Just go. Order what I said. Stop searching....More

Thank kjd601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was superb! The Shrimp and Grits was the best I've ever had! My only complaint was that the noise level was high and my fiancé and I had difficulty hearing each other. Also the beet salad had only 3 small slices of beet...More

Thank Jannette A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Especially liked the sweet potato gnocchi, gumbo, pork boudin meatballs, ooey gooey cake, house-made ice cream, and watermelon martini.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidentally discovered this Emeril restaurant on St Louis St during casual conversation with some locals. There is no advertisement on the street except for a small "Nola' sign hanging above a double door. Having just come in from a low key walk about town...More

Thank Warren B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service very good. Food was good but not memorable except for the stuffed chicken wings. Tasted the fried chicken with mac and cheese. Mac and cheese disappointing But chicken good. I actually forgot what I ate. It was good but clearly not memorable . I'd...More

Thank FromSharonMA
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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.
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