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Nola Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
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534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118 (Chartres Street)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Chattanooga, United States
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really thought that NOLA was basically a New Orleans canjun restaurant but it isn't. The food is pretty good but if you're looking for canjun cooking, you need to go somewhere else. The restaurant was very nice, staff did a good job & food pretty good - not great. Love the atmosphere & great service.

Thank Darlene S
Naples, FL
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218 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

First stop on a recent visit to NOLA. Got seated at the food bar and after an app we ordered tjhe same main course which was a special that night. Took some time coming out , but finally arrived. I think what happened is that someone left it in the oven too long so the entree was sort of overdone.... More 

Thank DJBradachNaples_FL
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner came last night and the restaurant was full however they did fit us in straight away. Service was impeccable from a gentlemen I don't remember his name we sat in the middle down stairs, but we ordered the pork and the fried chicken w/ Mac and cheese and both where delicious!! A must come too!!! Desert... More 

Thank yianoula11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

IAGMI, Fannie Pak, BRY BRY, Heaver the Model of Sorts and AG went to go eat some fixins at NOLA Restaurant. The food here is always great and tasty and the service is superb! Anything on the Menu is always tasty and hits the love spot in your belly that makes you say Ah! NOLA Restaurant is one of my... More 

Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has been our go-to restaurant whenever we visit New Orleans. The food is great and the service is excellent.

Thank dengebre
McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our 10th anniversary here. It was our first time dining here and it definitely won't be our last. I had the buttermilk fried chicken and macaroni which was delicious! I even loved the greens which I normally don't eat. My husband had the pork chops which he loved as well. The portions are pretty generous. Dessert was amazing!... More 

Thank coryz24
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was suggested to us to try another local restaurant, but on hearing some other reviews we thought it would be safe to go with one of Emeril ' s restaurants. We were not disappointed. The service was exceptional and from the cocktails to the gumbo and salad to the shrimp and grits everything was magnificent. The flavors are more... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my second time at Nola, and it was just as good the food was delicious and the staff was very welcoming and attentive. They do require reservations.

Thank froggie_8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this place for atmosphere, food and alcohol. The meal was excellent. My friend had the taster meal and it was really good value in a great location.

Thank Laura C
Bowie, Maryland
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

NOLA is an attractive location with a large and engaged staff. Our issue was with the inconsistencies in the food and while the meal was fairly priced, the wines were marked up well beyond "reasonable". Wood Fired Oysters were excellent - terrific flavors! New Bedford Scallop Court Bouillon, also excellent with wonderful flavors and a delicious broth. Vanilla Crepe dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Cajun & Creole
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: 15045226652
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.