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Nola Restaurant

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French Quarter
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534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-522-6652
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ended up with great food but ran out of BBQ shrimp and oysters. Service not real friendly but good food.

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Thank Doug W
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am always a skeptic when going to a celebrity chef's restaurant as I assume it is more hype than it's worth. But the shrimp and grits were really fabulous - a complex blend of flavors drizzled with a little bit of lemon butter - very yum indeed. The simple green salad was a good accompaniment. Skip the bread and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in a group of 10 celebrating a 50 th birthday! They accommodated us easily . The menu offered many choices of seafood and meats and poultry. Authentic Cajen dishes were abundant. We all ordered many different items and everyone was satisfied and thought their meals were the best. Not bad for 10 women!

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Thank Denise A
Commack, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every year when I travel to New Orleans I go to this restaurant. Every year the food and service is great. Stuffed Chicken wings, Gumbo, Grits and Shrimp was this years choice. Awesome as always. Don't miss a chance to try out this restaurant when you are there.

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Thank Robert S
Utica, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We expected this restaurant to be very good given the reputation of the owner, famed chef Emeril. The restaurant is beautiful and the wait staff were top notch, but the food was disappointing. I had he duck, snd it was bland, presented with no sauce and on top of a tastless lump of rice. We had much better food elsewhere... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our server was Big John. He must have been 6'8" and over 300 lbs. He was quick, light on his feet, efficient and knowledgeable. He actually made the evening for us. Just watching him glide around the room was great. The very good rating is my average of Average food and Excellent staff. My wife was really looking forward to... More 

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Thank BIRD1947
Media, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this very cool restaurant with friends. Great space, open kitchen. Loved our waiter Big John but all the servers were fabulous. The food is also varied and delicious. Had the fried chicken which I would highly recommend!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to take my wife to NOLA for her 40th birthday dinner. The service was on point and the food was spectacular.

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Thank RickGA0823
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We used to live in NO 30 years ago and visit regularly, but had never eaten here before. Absolutely a great experience, good food, good service, fair amount of diversity in the menu. Baked oyster appetizer was delicious.

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Thank ALML58
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 4th visit to NOLA and 1st to celebrate my bday. It was a sad experience from the start as we were sat at the closest table to the kitchen, even though multiple other tables were opened closer to the balcony. I understand sitting tables to assist servers with their timing but that was really uncalled for as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
    (Chartres Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6652
Description
NOLA is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse's casual and funky eatery in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Open since 1992, the critically-acclaimed restaurant fuses traditional Creole, Acadian and Southern cuisine with global influences. Chef de cuisine Brian Mottola works closely with Chef Emeril to create an innovative menu showcasing rustic Louisiana cooking with local ingredients and some ethnic twists. The three-story restaurant features an open-action kitchen, chef's food bar and a signature wood-fired brick oven. NOLA serves dinner nightly and lunch Thursday through Monday.

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