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Nona

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279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
+1 706-353-7065
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12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Continuing an Athens tradition in Creole and Cajun fine dining. What...
Continuing an Athens tradition in Creole and Cajun fine dining. What began in 1985 as Harry Bissett's New Orleans Cafe, lives on at NONA. Located across from the University Of Georgia's historic North Campus, is the most pleasant spot downtown for lunch or dinner. NONA features three distinct dining areas: the Bayou Room, the Atrium Balcony and the gorgeous upstairs Dining Room. Enter the restaurant through the warm and welcoming old style bar and sit in an atmosphere capturing a feel of Jazz and Mardi Gras. NONA offers dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Louisiana. Delectable dishes prepared with only the finest of ingredients daily. Sample Oysters Rockefeller and Bienville, Shrimp and Grits or Sherry Crab Soup. Feast on delicious entrees such as the French Quarter Filet or Chicken Rochambeau. Chef William Shay and his accomplished staff offer daily specials that suit the most discriminating palate. Weekends are unique with our New Orleans inspired Brunch served Saturday and Sunday and are not to be missed. Be sure to check back often to learn of upcoming events and celebrations. We look forward to serving you!
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A surprise in Athens

As we searched town for a nice place to eat during our conference break, we ran upon this place. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food fabulous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
shumhrey_atl
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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of my favorite spots in Athens to eat. The menu is perfectly balanced with traditional offerings I would expect to find. I have eaten here on many occasions and always left happy with my choice.

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Thanks for the five stars, Charles! It’s truly a delight to know we’re one of your top choices in Athens and we appreciate your continued business and support. Please dine with us again soon! More 

Edisto Island, South Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

NONA, once Harry Bisssett's, serves steak and seafood in a New Orleans' style. The atmosphere is the nicest aspect of the restaurant: there's a lot of exposed brick and a sense of airiness even despite the narrow confines of the place. The food isn't bad although the heavy sauce that covered the shrimp and grits needs to be lightened up.... More 

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Hi Jim, Thank you for your comments. Though we’re glad you enjoy the atmosphere of NONA, we regret to hear your recent experience left anything to be desired. We would never wish for a guest to feel unwelcome during their visit and we thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention so that we may work to rectify them.... More 

Colbert, Georgia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a beautiful table (2nd floor, by the window), had the world's most enthusiastic waitress, and a lot of wonderful food. Nice wine list. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, but we will definitely go back.

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Weji13, thank you for taking the time to share your five star review. It is so great to hear that you had a delightful experience with us. We look forward your next visit. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

As we searched town for a nice place to eat during our conference break, we ran upon this place. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food fabulous.

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Shumhrey_atl, we appreciate that you decided to stop in during your conference break. It always puts a smile on our face to read positive feedback from our new guests. We put forth our sincerest efforts to provide a 5 star experience for our guests and we are very happy to hear that you received exactly that. Please stop by again! More 

Monticello, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We have eatten here several times. The service is always great and so are the oysters however you order them. The special last week was swordfish which was incredible--rich and meaty and well seasoned. The gumbo was a bit spicy but my companion loved the veal and creamed spinach. It is right downtown with convenient parking. The bar is always... More 

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Diane! We appreciate your continued business and support and it’s such a delight you were able to make it in for our swordfish special last week. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch at Nona. The salmon is superb. Kudos to the personnel. Very professional. You can have Terrapin beer or pick from the large wine collection

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Pascal, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. We will pass your compliments along to our head chef about the salmon, and we will make sure our staff reads this review to hear about the great service they provided. Please visit NONA again soon! More 

roswell
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A relatively new spot that we really enjoy. Cajun inspired, but nice variety for everyone. Service is too notch and its a really cool space

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive experiences at NONA. We love reading feedback from our newer guests and we appreciate all of your kind words. Please stop by again soon! More 

Kernersville, NC
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Good food with the New Orleans theme. Service was lacking.. Had to ask several times for anything. Was there for my granddaughters graduation. only one waiter for room with several groups.

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

We appreciate that you took the time to provide us with honest feedback. The observations from our guests are integral to our growth and we view your review as an opportunity for improvement. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our New Orleans cuisine and we hope you will dine with us again in the near future! More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i must admit that I am a hard judge of New Orleans cuisine, having lived in the area for years. Nona is a fancy restaurant offering excellent examples of Creole food such as shrimp creole, crab cakes, fried shrimp catfish and oysters. All were very good but just under the mark. However I am sure Nona is the best of... More 

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

SBChandler, We appreciate that you took the time to provide us with positive feedback, especially since you are a hard judge of New Orleans cuisine! It puts a smile on our face to hear that you find the décor and service wonderful. We hope to see you again in the near future for another great Creole meal. More 

Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In the mid 1990's it was known as Harry Bissets Restaurant, however only the name changed. The Louisiana Cajun cuisine is still the finest in the state, and the same management team is in place. I start every meal with Oysters Rockefeller, and usually a fish entrée. I have NEVER been disappointed. My favorite seat.... Upstairs at table #23. They... More 

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

LarryExum, it means so much to hear feedback from such a loyal customer of ours! We are happy to hear you are such a fan of our food. We are glad table 23 means so much to you and that we could be a part of so many great memories. Thanks for sharing your story with us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-7065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Description

Continuing an Athens tradition in Creole and Cajun fine dining. What began in 1985 as Harry Bissett's New Orleans Cafe, lives on at NONA. Located across from the University Of Georgia's historic North Campus, is the most pleasant spot downtown for lunch or dinner. NONA features three distinct dining areas: the Bayou Room, the Atrium Balcony and the gorgeous upstairs Dining Room. Enter the restaurant through the warm and welcoming old style bar and sit in an atmosphere capturing a feel of Jazz and Mardi Gras. NONA offers dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Louisiana. Delectable dishes prepared with only the finest of ingredients daily. Sample Oysters Rockefeller and Bienville, Shrimp and Grits or Sherry Crab Soup. Feast on delicious entrees such as the French Quarter Filet or Chicken Rochambeau. Chef William Shay and his accomplished staff offer daily specials that suit the most discriminating palate. Weekends are unique with our New Orleans inspired Brunch served Saturday and Sunday and are not to be missed. Be sure to check back often to learn of upcoming events and celebrations. We look forward to serving you!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?