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Nola Restaurant

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534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-522-6652
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant had been recommended to us from someone in the family who ate here when in New Orleans. We found it to be extremely good with excellent food and service. We will return!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

About 20 years ago, I went to NOLA for the first time. It has recently opened and it was the only Emeril-owned restaurant that I could get a reservation without waiting for a month. It was so memorable that 20 years later I went to NOLA with my family, prudently making a reservation in advance. What can I say? It... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant was amazing! There were four of us and we all loved our meals. The service was top-notch, including a sommelier! The overall ambiance was very warm and welcoming. The whole experience was perfect!

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Swampscott
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I visited New Orleans Tue 4/18- Sun 4/23. During a walk through the French quarter on Thu morning we stopped into NOLA restaurant for breakfast. Nice atmosphere and the gentleman that served us was a real character. We had a very good meal and a floor show. The waiter was very entertaining. We enjoyed it; it was... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mediocre food, EXTREMELY LOUD so don't expect to have a fun date night. We ordered cocktails (Sazerac and Mint Julep) that were both below average at best. My mint julep was 80% ice in a tall glass. We shared the wood-fired oysters (good), veggie pizza and squash salad special to start which were all just okay; not the experience we... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in NOLA for less than 24 hours but still managed to have a fantastic meal at NOLA. Super attentive hosts, great service, and food that is always (always!) memorable. This time it was the shrimp and grits getting an A+.

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South Florida, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here because the guy at the door talked us into trying it for lunch, we were very pleasantly surprised, their fried shrimp po boy is by far the best one I had, the prices are reasonable and the service is outstanding. Please spend the extra dollar for the "sauced" fries, the tart seasoning with the small craw fish... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted to eat at at least one of Emeril's restaurants in NOLA and this one is extremely convenient in the French Quarter. We did make a reservation even though we were the first people in the restaurant for lunch. The ambiance is great you can see the kitchen and hear them working. There is music playing in the background... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I visited one of our favorite towns for French Quarter Fest, and had our first dinner at NOLA. What a treat! Superb atmosphere, service and food. Will come back again and again. Loved the Buttermilk Fried chicken, while my Wife was partial to Emeril's Barbecued shrimp on the appetizer menu.

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Canton, Connecticut
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was great. Staff was friendly and inviting. Our waiter was awesome. Great cocktail selection. Dinner was excellent. I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly. We were so full from dinner we couldn't fit dessert but it looked amazing. Great atmosphere - wasn't too loud out all. Great place for a larger group as well. Would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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French Quarter
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