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“Jolly and Busy Place to have dinner with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nola

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Ranked #23 of 356 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton
Transit: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
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.
Palo Alto, California
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Jolly and Busy Place to have dinner with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

A group of us gathered at NOLA for dinner. What a fun experience eating at this busy-happy place. Food was tasty-good. Staff for courteous and fast. I will dine again soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Frequent choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I enjoy New Orleans style cuisine and so have NOLA high on our list for lunch, usually stopping there as an on-the-spot decision since we can't go wrong...including Hurricanes. (We walk, don't drive!)

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Paulamalu
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Redwood Shores, CA
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not so great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Went for a birthday party and the food is not great. Nothing came hot at all. Service was pretty good, but long lapses between visits. Go for the drinks not the food.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Gary G
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nola restaurant in Palo Alto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

I was in Palo Alto two days for a meeting and although a little pricey, I was satisfied with an appetizer for lunch each day. The first day I had the crispy chicken sliders. The second day I had the Brussel sprouts hash and the Carmel brownie Sundae. all were excellent and enough for lunch. Some spicy on the menu because of the Cajun new Orleans flavors, but nice menu choices. The restaurant looks small but is a labyrinth of rooms and two floors.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Maury A
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Menlo Park, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good ambience, pricey, average everything else”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

fun to be in, very expensive, the food is mediocre and the staff is overworked and underpaid. e.g. the service is lacking. I wouldn't recommend it for someone looking for a sane dinner. a bar night, go for it.

Visited January 2014
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