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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710 (Hamilton)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All 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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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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank mkg2805
Washington DC
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank DCKirby
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215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank PattiCNS
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187 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Peppppy
Reno, Nevada
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

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!

Thank Trevor G
Mountain View, California
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167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I remember going here years back and I think the issue is it is looking a bit tired now as it hasn't really changed, needs a revamp. The lounge area is furniture with cushions that have no firmness left. The main bar is cool. The restaurant needs more color. The food is just ok. I was there for a dinner... More 

Thank billevans67
Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The cocktails are delicious! The cappella cadillac margarita is a favorite of ours, along with the mai tai. Tall, sweet drinks are their specialty! The food is delicious and fun, from appetizers such as sweet potato fries or cornbread with honey, to their mahi mahi tacos, jambalaya and sides like beans and rice with cornbread. Fried chicken with waffles is... More 

Thank Mary S
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Met with friends tonight and we agreed on going to Nola in Palo Alto. It was busy for a Tuesday night. I ordered a margarita, chicken and waffles and the boyfriend ordered the etouffe. Etouffe was really tasty. It's a fun place. The trees outside is decorated with Mardi Gras beads. Lots of people there at the ground floor ordering... More 

Thank BPenuliar2015
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I don't know why I keep thinking that restaurants outside of New Orleans will be the same as the ones in New Orleans, where you are hard-pressed to find an awful meal. The food was just okay. My etoufee was scorched. Rice was overcooked. Jambalaya rice was overcooked and lacked flavor. Beignets were heavy. Service was alright. I wouldn't return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
  • 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?