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Nola Restaurant

534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
504-522-6652
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Ranked #57 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I eat at Emeril's restaurants every time I visit New Orleans and it is because I can count on the food being special. Nola is my favorite because the menu is not as standard as the other two restaurants. The shrimp and grits and the duck are two of my faves! The bloody Marys are fab too!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I did a lot of restaurant hopping while in New Orleans and NOLA was clearly the best. One of the challenges you encounter in New Orleans is that the food starts to taste the same after a few restaurants. Not NOLA's. I ordered from their Taste of Summer menu, which gives you a 4-course meal - appetizer, salad, entree and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely restaurant but the food was disappointing. Very attentive service although our waiter was only interested in my responses and didn't even bother listening to my husband (much to his amusement!!) Get a good description of what you are ordering as everything seemed to come covered in breadcrumbs!!! Ambiance really lovely with relaxed atmosphere.

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Katy, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It is hard for me to remember a better chicken sausage gumbo than the one I had in this place. They had an outstanding corn bread and a crab cake that is really unique. It is located in the middle of the French quarter and a grins of mine that recommended me this restaurant was completely right. The service was... More

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Godfrey, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Best food out of the 12 places we ate!! Unique & small and yummmmm!! The waiters don't check on you for drinks enough but the food was quality

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Not as impressive as some say- but still very good. Service was very impressive. I have to say 4 of us went here 2 had impressive plates 2 were not. Appetizers were also problematic.

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Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food lived up to the hype - meaning being Emril's restaurant, we had high expectations. The atmosphere was good, service excellent. Food and desserts were flavorful, nice presentation, and good sized. I had the BBQ duck and loved it. Saw the next table with a filet mignon and it looked huge! Would recommend this restaurant for a nice evening... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Every one in our party of 7 was delighted by the restaurant and I had high hopes of a good meal but I didn't order well. I asked for the duck comfit and fried egg pizza which is normally an appetizer. I asked for it with the main meals of everyone else intending to eat dessert which I don't normally... More

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Took my mom to Nola for her birthday dinner while visiting New Orleans for a cruise. We had a party of five and everything ordered, from starters to dessert, was on point. The food, the service, the presentation, the drinks, some of the best in the country, hands down. My 8 year old enjoyed every aspect of this place just... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We popped into NOLA on a Saturday evening for an early dinner. We didn't have a reservation so we were seated at the bar overlooking the kitchen. My husband and I both had the drum. After the first course my husband and I (both foodies) agreed that this place fell in the "skip it" category. Pretentious is probably the best... More

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