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“Tasty drinks and appetizers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nola

Nola
535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-328-2722
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Ranked #55 of 273 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Mesa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Tasty drinks and appetizers”
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 sliders" or something. Regardless, there are two little sandwiches: the biscuits were cooked just right and the chicken (I think they were breast tenders) was lightly breaded. The little pile of bacon jam was a perfect addition to the little chicken sandwiches.

Our server was attentive without being annoying, and our food was served hot and within a reasonable time.

There are several vegetarian options. I tried the vegetarian gumbo and can very easily recommend that.

Visited March 2014
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Fremont, California
Top Contributor
494 reviews 494 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 136 cities Reviews in 136 cities
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
“Good service, good vegetarian items, vibrant atmosphere”
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.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Jolly and Busy Place to have dinner with friends”
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.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Frequent choice”
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!)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Redwood Shores, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not so great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Went for a birthday party and the food is not great. Nothing came hot at all. Service was pretty good, but long lapses between visits. Go for the drinks not the food.

Visited February 2014
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