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Nola Restaurant

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French Quarter
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534 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (Chartres Street)
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Roanoke, Virginia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have not been back to New Orleans since Katrina so I made a list of must go and Emeril's French Quarter eatery was high on it. So much of my style of cooking I attribute to him. Everything started out well. The bartender, Lisa, made an amazing Moscow Mule and even did. Virgin version for my daughter. She was personable... More 

Thank Corkdork73
Bloomfield Hills
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Atmosphere was was nice, waitstaff very attentive, food was okay, not something I would rave about. I had the shrimp and grits, was wholesome but expensive. Beverages were very good.

Thank Lynn P
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

By far one of the best meals in New Orleans. Right around the corner from our hotel, we didn't realize it was an "Emeril" creation. We sat at the counter and watched the food being prepared. Fun time/incredible food!

Thank Carol P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place! Very elegant but the prices are not outrageous. Healthy portions of food and everyone in our group loved their selections. I enjoyed the fried chicken. I didn't save room for dessert but wish I would have as the crème brule was served up in three flavors and were amazing. I loved the coconut!

Thank Karen A
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a disappointed experience for our family. The food just OK, not thing special. I had the rabbit entrees and it was a disappointment. My husband had the hanger steak, and that didn't have much taste. The gulf fish dish was just OK. Overall, this was the most disappointed experience for my family. And the wait staffs are having... More 

Thank thaitruong2
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Impromptu stop because the restaurant we had planned to go was closed on Sundays, but not disappointed in plan b at all. We sat on the second floor and had great service. Food was delicious. We ordered the barbecue shrimp for an appetizer, it lasted about 30 seconds it was so good. Will definitely go back when in New Orleans... More 

Thank jennmart74
Little Rock, Arkansas
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there on a Sunday evening in August, so getting in was no problem. We were seated right away in the upstairs area. We had several courses and wine with each. The food was okay, but nothing spectacular. The whole experience could have been much better if the service was better. There were plenty of bodies on the floor.... More 

Thank Clark T
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambiance: 3 Service: 3 Value: 3 Food: 5 I was torn between a 3 and a 4, but at the end of the day the Ooey Gooey Cake and Banana Pudding Layer Cake pushed this to a 4-star visit. There really isn't much for kids unless you have adventurous eaters. They made a rather expensive cheese pizza that my kiddos... More 

Thank Brianna J
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and ambiance great. Food, on the other hand was disappointing. I was exciting to eat at one of Emeril's restaurants, but was thoroughly saddened by the lack luster taste of the food.

Thank msminga
United States
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was excited to go to NOLA. The duck was FABULOUS, but everything else was barely mediocre. At first I ordered a sangria, but they didn't have it. The waitress informed me it wasn't good anyway and proceeded to tell me how they take short cuts and make it of poor quality. Wow. The cocktail I did order wasn't great.The... 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, Seafood
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
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
    (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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
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.