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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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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, top shelf service, ambiance to die for... yeah, you need to come here. It's a party every night, and everything shines!!

Thank Roy H
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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 

Thank Toby M
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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 

Thank jrftrav16
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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.

Thank Dayton C
San Francisco, California
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167 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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.

Thank 908Laura
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mkg2805
Washington DC
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank DCKirby
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215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank PattiCNS
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200 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Peppppy
Reno, Nevada
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?