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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Hamilton)
CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
650-328-2722
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Horrible Service, Stay Away!

Worst customer service of any restaurant I've ever been to... seriously. They used to be mediocre but I've heard there was a change in management a couple years ago and ever since, they've raised their prices and gone way downhill which is unfortunate because they have a nice seating area and I... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
alxfos
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Palo Alto, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Palo Alto, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Worst customer service of any restaurant I've ever been to... seriously. They used to be mediocre but I've heard there was a change in management a couple years ago and ever since, they've raised their prices and gone way downhill which is unfortunate because they have a nice seating area and I used to enjoy going here for a drink... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing! I got the skirt steak and it was incredible! The drinks are really good, and the atmosphere is superb!

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San Jose, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was very disappointed i my entree. I had the fried chicken and waffles. My waffles were cold and when they were taken back to be replace by "hot" ones, they were no hotter. The chicken was oven fried, but, you should say that, (I know, oven fried) is healthier. My friends who had the pull pork sandwiches, loved them.... More 

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Cupertino, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been here a bunch of times, but I feel like the food has gotten worse. We ordered the crabmole, ahi tacos, mama's balls and spicy jambalaya. The crabmole appeared to have a lot less crab in it than before (we used to have a hard time finishing it before but now it was barely enough), and the jambalaya was... More 

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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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
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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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    (Hamilton)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-328-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating

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.
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?