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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #46 of 317 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton
Transit: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
Description: Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The hurricane drink, really good. I went with a friend here for dinner and he ordered the burger and he loved it. I ordered the shrimp and i loved it. It was really good. The atmosphere was also good and even though it was packed, it was a great place. Prices were also good.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I love the bar and the drinks served in cool glasses! Crowded, friendly and just a very nice bar which I love to visit again. The food New Orleans style I found very good. This time I tried the Blackened Salmon and that was a treat. Perfect all evening place for a larger party

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Ottawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Such a cool setting. I wanted to eat everything on the menu. Fresh, local food! We got six plates to share and nothing disappointed!! The tuna tacos were delicious. The shrimp cooked to perfection. Great evening with my brother and husband!

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Redwood City, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It was game seven of the World Series so the place was PACKED (had no idea when I made the reservation the game would be on)! The room where we were seated was crowded, to many people / tables in a small room; it was stuffy / too warm to be comfortable (we had to ask people to get up... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There isnt much to talk about the food. However the ambience and the crowd is great. The food is New Orleans food.

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Northern California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a New Orleans themed restaurant with great food and a very fun atmosphere. As they correctly state, the food is not always authentic NOLA but the style is right. Portions are big, prices are not cheap but reasonable for the quality and portion size. Drinks are generous. Not a place to count calories though (and neither is New... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I ordered the Jambalaya and it was very good -- loads of shellfish. Our waiter gave the spicy version a "6" on a heat scale of 1-10, and he was right. I saved room for dessert but did not realize that there were 5 beignets to a serving! I needed lots of help finishing up these very yummy sugary doughnuts... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The atmosphere was really interesting with some cool art. The lighting helps to give you a private feel to each table. My pasta entree was pretty good and filling but the dessert was better. However, ice cream shouldn't be sat on a small warm pie. The cobbler was cold by the time it got to us so my friend had... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A truly satisfying meal in an architecturally delightful setting. Had to go with the jambalaya, which was faithfully executed. Ordered the "caliente" level which was supposedly habanero level, but wasn't that hot. I'd recommend adding a ghost pepper level. Because it's a popular place, it's too noisy for much conversation. But with our mouths full of delicious food, it would... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant on a Thursday night - the place was very lively at 8 pm. I had the spicy jambalaya -- it was very yummy, though not super spicy. The raspberry mojito was also a nice treat. My friend ordered the baby back ribs -- he said it was good, but nothing special. We were stuffed so... More 

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Additional Information about Nola

Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone Number: 650-328-2722
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

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