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Nola

535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-328-2722
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Ranked #31 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole
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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
Kiev, Ukraine
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 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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54 reviews 54 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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
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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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Palo Alto, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sit in the indoor courtyard for lunch. It's very pleasant, and the food is yummy too. Be careful what you order if you're on a diet. Lot's of fried foods, and large portions. Nola turns into a pickup bar at night, so I don't bother with going for dinner.

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Mesa, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was here with a group and we ordered pitchers of drinks, several appetizers, and then dinner. The drinks were good -- our favorite was called "The Hemmingway" - watch out, it sneaks up on you. For dinner, I actually ordered an appetizer: the chicken and biscuits with bacon jam. I think it shows up on the menu as "chicken... More

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Fremont, California
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409 reviews 409 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a buzzing place full of energy. My wife & I had initial challenges in getting our waiter to present vegetarian items to us, but the manager took care of us after & we were satisfied. Overall, the food was good. Come here for cuisine that you won't typically find in the San Francisco/San Jose area & for energy.

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Palo Alto, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A group of us gathered at NOLA for dinner. What a fun experience eating at this busy-happy place. Food was tasty-good. Staff for courteous and fast. I will dine again soon.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I enjoy New Orleans style cuisine and so have NOLA high on our list for lunch, usually stopping there as an on-the-spot decision since we can't go wrong...including Hurricanes. (We walk, don't drive!)

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