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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710 (Hamilton)
650-328-2722
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 10 and then needed 16. Ok maybe we spring that on them late. But would that be a reason to get weird on us later? We cashed out and then someone arrived late and asked for a drink. The waiter said he couldn't start a tan for us because there was another party coming in.... More 

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Thank Toby M
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been in NOLA for awhile due to the noisy over flow from the bar on Friday and Saturday nights. I jumped at the chance to meet a friend there for a Wednesday noon lunch and asked for a table in the courtyard. This was not a problem, because the place was shockingly empty. Our waiter did a great... More 

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Thank jrftrav16
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of seven. The staff were great as was the food. The check was discounted because they felt the service was a bit slow for our table. The menu is a taste of New Orleans. Looking around the table after lunch, nothing was left on any plate.

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Thank Dayton C
San Francisco, California
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here today. Fantastic place! Two thumbs up for jambalaya and crabmole and everything else we ordered! The decor screams New Orleans and Cajun, no subtlety :-) Highly recommend it.

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Thank 908Laura
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This place is bustling and cute, but the food isn't very good. The jambalaya was soupy and the beef in the tacos was so tough I had to spit it out. The flavored r was ok, but they must be economizing on the cut of meat. We were so close to the table next to us that I had to... More 

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Thank mkg2805
Washington DC
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This is my go to restaurant when I visit my college age daughter. A huge hit with her friends too. They have a great selection of New Orleans specialties and sides and yummy desserts. You can get things as spicy as you want.

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Thank DCKirby
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215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Not our first trip to this restaurant when we went for lunch, but will probably be our last. When the waiter came to our table, we ordered drinks and requested water. When he delivered our cocktails, we reminded him about the water. When he came back to check on our appetizer, we requested water for the third time!!! Really? My... More 

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Thank PattiCNS
Massachusetts
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195 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Concluded a business trip with several work colleagues by having dinner at Nola. We arrived on time and our reservations were easily met. We were graciously met by staff, seated and drinks followed shortly thereafter. You couldn't help but notice the vibe, ambiance and decor to be a recreation of a typical New Orleans atmosphere, right down to the beads.... More 

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Thank Peppppy
Reno, Nevada
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Very nice place for an entertaining meal. They have recreated the New Orleans atmosphere quite well, service is fabulous. The food was actually good (price very reasonable). The crabamole was a little disappointing, small portion, taste good but for the price, we had expected more/better. The tacos are superb, as were the cocktails we delicious.

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Thank C-Z-1982
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I had the "Spicy" Blackened Chicken Pasta with Deviled Eggs, and genuinely believe both items to be the both I've ever had in my life. I cannot wait to come back here sometime in the future to explore more of the menu. In addition to the above, the Basil Gimlet I had was expertly mixed and very enjoyable!

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Thank Trevor G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
    (Hamilton)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-328-2722
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?