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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Hamilton)
650-328-2722
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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181 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
Mountain View, California
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155 reviews
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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 

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Thank billevans67
Palo Alto, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank Mary S
San Francisco, California
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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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank frequenttraveler806
Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

the food was great but if you want to be able to talk an hear someone not so great , I wish they had a quiet room that the music was not so loud in as that would make me want to go back again , the bar room was quiet but as the night hit we went early, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I went to this restaurant as part of a group of 20 and we were given a nice large private room. The food was amazing with an interesting combination of various cuisines. The margaritas were also good as were the various wines.

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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
Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
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
    (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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?