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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #27 of 314 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Since it was all of our first visit, we had no previous experience to relate to. Five of us went there for an evening of drinks and dinner. It was a great fun evening. The ambiance was casual and laid back putting us all in the mood immediately. As we ordered our drinks and appetizers, it became more relaxing. The... More

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East Palo Alto, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There were four people in our party, and three people got cold food, and the other person dish was cold and tasteless. The appetizer had to be sent back twice for reheating. I ordered fried fish and the Corn Meal coating did not taste very good and it was burned. I was in New Orleans in June of this year,... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Meeting up with a friend back in the area before starting grad school back east, I made a reservation at Nola for us to re-live, perhaps, a bit of a business trip we’d taken to New Orleans a few years back. What a great decision! First, you have to love the 2-hour free parking in lots within a block of... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Very cool setting with murales and iron rails Bourbon st style. Excellent alligator, jambalaya, fried fish and blackened steak. Interesting beer selection. Good price value. A bit too loud for conversation

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Palo Alto, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nola is a great place to come for happy hour or meet with friends. It can be loud, but the food is tasty (if not terribly inventive). It is a fun, upbeat place and and easy spot to gather with friends.

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Palo Alto
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Love NOLA for an afternoon meeting place - fun New Orleans atmosphere. Great fries. Don't skip the beignets!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Charming vibe with cool New Orleans atmosphere. The food was delicious and well executed. Just too darn bad the service was rather slow, even on a Monday night, that it was difficult not to be distracted. Having to flag your waiter multiple times is a bummer.

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Drammen, Norway
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I like this place a lot. The atmosphere is great and the food is too. I have been here both for dinners and for lunches and I'm always leaving quite pleased.

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