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NOLA's

734 E. 3rd Street, Downtown Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
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Up to 53% Off Creole Cuisine at Nola's
Ranked #2,542 of 8,473 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Traction
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I still visited again hoping things were better, and they were. Nola's has a very tasty champagne brunch. Their problem is opening on time. They were only 10 minutes late today. I'm still drawn to the place because they have the best bands. I 've seen 4 so far and they were all great. The service was a little faster... More

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San Fernando, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

To celebrate my ninth anniversary, I purchased a Groupon offering a Sunday Brunch (2 for 1) with unlimited mimosas, for $39 at Nola's. I chose a 12:30 seating. Parking was free on local streets and the location (Downtown L.A. Arts District) provided easy access to freeways while being secluded enough to not hear freeway noise. The place was bustling and... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I bought a voucher on Travelzoo for 8 of us for my daughter's birthday. From the outside it is very funky looking in a hard to find neighborhood, but once you step inside it is a New Orleans vibe club. They have a live jazz group and all you can drink champagne or mimosas with a simple but filling New... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I purchased a voucher for two from a Travelzoo for Sunday Mimosa Brunch. Even with a reservation, we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. I have read some of the reviews after we've come home, and I've found out that we were not the only ones. It was all you can eat buffets after all. Our reservation... More

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Carson, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I enjoyed my recent visit to Nola's LA. The staff was amazing. Reservations were made and because of traffic, we were running late. We called to advise and was told not to worry, our table would be held. The manager, Kyle was spectacular. He made us feel as if we were VIP's. He stated that he had replaced the previous... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I was disappointed with the whole organization of this place. Our reservation was for 11a for Sunday brunch. The food wasn't out at the buffet until 11:20a. The buffet is small with only one side to serve from so the line was very long and slow. Some of the food was very tasty once you got it. There aren't enough... More

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Pasadena
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I brought my husband here for his birthday and wow, was it a total disappointment. While we waited to be seated, we had to opportunity to look through the menu. We couldn't wait to try come of the delicious creole cuisine. Our hopes were immediately dashed as we learned that, similar to previous guests, the menu was unavailable due to... More

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Apopka, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Some friends and I went to this place for happy hour. While I found their menu had some good options, our server did not know much about the menu. The entire restaurant was empty and when we asked to sit somewhere other than the bar (someone in our party had a back spasm and needed a seat with back support),... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The phone rings and rings and rings and nobody answers. The phone is busy for hours at a time. No voice mail. Upon arrival, the hostess stand isn't staffed. We waited for about 5-10 minutes just to be greeted. We waited 15 minutes after we were seated for menus. Another 20 minutes for someone to take our order. We don't... More

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Fairburn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Being from the south I was pretty skeptical about finding good Cajun food in downtown la but it does exist ! The red beans and rice were great and so was the gumbo. The only thing I'd have a complaint about is the band that was playing the evening we were there wasn't playing any music from New Orleans ...... More

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