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Nola Restaurant

534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
504-522-6652
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Ranked #50 of 1,578 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chartres Street
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London, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Though this famous restaurant doesn't appear to be on TripAdvisor, it is highly reviewed on other sites. Some say it is the best of Emeril Lagasse's restaurants. My wife and I went April 16, 2014 for her birthday. Everything was superb from the appetizers to the coffee and desserts. Personable, consistently excellent service. I would opt to go on the... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

They have a very nice decor, with wonderful service! They had the best service of all the places we ate in for our 4 days in town. We really enjoyed dinner at NOLA. The gumbo was very tasty (a bit less File than most, it seemed), and my wife's bouillabaisse and my (uh... Some local fish) with a garlic breadcrumbs... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My second visit to NOLA did not disappoint. The food is wonderfully prepared and presented. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Our waiters were professional and knowledgeable about the menu items. It's a little pricey but worth the treat.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I now think eating at celebrity chef restaurants is setting yourself up for disappointment! I was very excited to try Nola, especially after seeing Emeril and Top Chef in new orleans. I live outside san francisco, so we are used to great food and this was not it. The service is good and the restaurant is pretty ( but noisy).... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic service, great atmosphere and good food. My wife and I decided to have lunch at NOLA after a few bad experiences in the French Quarter and we really enjoyed NOLA. We had gumbo of the day, which was delicious. I also had Shrimp & Grits and enjoyed every bit of it. Simply the best restaurant in the French Quarter... More

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Fresno, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I had eaten here years back and wasn't that impressed. We were in a rush to make a show so we ran in here just to see if we could eat at the bar. So glad we did. The manager was going to set us up at a table in the bar but just had a no-show so we got... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came in this restaurant with no reservations on a busy night! Even though they said it was a 45 minutes wait, the staff did everything they could and we were sitting after only 10 minutes! Didn't even have the time to finish our cocktails :) Our team of servers were the best! But the food was the highlight of... More

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Brandon Mb.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

pretty much what you would expect from an Emeril's. The service was very friendly, the drinks were great and the food first rate. Nothing to complain about here. It is on OpenTable app. so make a reservation and enjoy

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Nola on a Friday evening during the French Quarter Festival, when the Quarter was packed with locals and visitors. We were fortunate to grab a reservation through Open Table when most of the good restos in New Orleans were solidly booked. The Maître d' greeted us by name, and we were led immediately to our window table on... More

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Allenhurst, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The wait staff was really awesome, my husband and I did not have to ask for anything. Dinner was ok, very pricy definitely not worth the $100 bill. Very noisy and I expected a different atmosphere. Will not visit again when in town.

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