About NOLA Restaurant
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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.
Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Monday: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Validated parking at Omni Hotel on Chartres Street between St. Louis Street & Toulouse Street
Private Party Facilities:
Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine and service.
Private Party Contact:
Carolyn Favrot: 5045226652x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
NOLA Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Sat at the bar where we could watch and ...
Sat at the bar where we could watch and interact with chef. Had 10 year old grandson who said it was the best restaurant he had even been to. Always a dining pleasure! Can't come to New Orleans without a trip to NOLA.
I sat at the kitchen bar, the Chef and S ...
I sat at the kitchen bar, the Chef and Sous Chef were delightful, very attentive to me while running an amazingly efficient kitchen. Dinner service was great
The food did not give me the taste of Ne ...
The food did not give me the taste of New Orleans that I expected. This was disappointing. It was good food, but not New Orleans good.
This was recommended to me to visit whil ...
This was recommended to me to visit while in New Orleans on Business and it was Amazing......I highly recommend to eat here on your next trip to New Orleans and suggest the Shrimp and Grits
This was my second visit to Nola in the ...
This was my second visit to Nola in the past 2 years. It is definitely on my list each time business takes me to New Orleans. I am so impressed with their service and their food. The only negative is that I do not eat pork so there are many menu items I can't try. I ordered a fish dish and it was incredible.
Best chicken & waffles ever! We loved th ...
Best chicken & waffles ever! We loved the food and the service was excellent.
Arrived early and was seated immediatly. ...
Arrived early and was seated immediatly. Service was exceptional, any questions we had were answered.
Service is impeccable !
Service is impeccable !
We went for Father's Day and thought the ...
We went for Father's Day and thought they would have a special menu, but they only had their regular lunch menu. We ordered the wood-fired oysters and were told that there were 4 to the order for $10.00, when we got them, there were only 3. The roasted beet salad was very good. The shrimp and grits were unlike any I have ever had before, not bad, but just different. I guess I just expected much more from this restaurant. It wasn't bad, but with so many fantastic restaurants in New Orleans, I will not go back. It doesn't hold a candle to K-Paul's -- go there instead.
While the service and food were great, t ...
While the service and food were great, this is not a place for a date. The wood floors and exposed brick walls and open kitchen make the noise level high! However, if you want good food with properly paced service, this is the place to go.
Not great. Service less than great and f ...
Not great. Service less than great and food inconsistent. Been here before and standards much lower. Felt ripped off !
Dissappointed with the food and service. ...
Dissappointed with the food and service. After eating at Emeril's the night before thought NOLA would measure up but fell really short on many levels.
Service was outstanding! The wings (not ...
Service was outstanding! The wings (not your average wings) should not be missed, and the crab cake may be the best ever! This restaurant should be on everyone's must do list while in New Orleans.
The food was decent. The mac and cheese ...
The food was decent. The mac and cheese was very salty but otherwise full of flavor. The service was decent. They were very efficient at removing plates throughout the dinner, but were otherwise a bit inattentive. We stated we were ready to order and one of the two servers walked away and came back about five minutes later to ask if we were ready to order. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
We make it to NOLA every time we r in Ne ...
We make it to NOLA every time we r in New Orleans. This is e every three to four years.
Cab-steak was sensational, melt-in-your- ...
Cab-steak was sensational, melt-in-your-mouth tender; bread pudding dessert was delightful - Made my birthday special, yay!
We were celebrating our 35th wedding ann ...
We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. It was an awesome night. Excellent from A to Z. Our waiter John (Big John) was great . Always caring for us. Wanted to know if everything was OK. Too bad we can't have points fro that evening. I would recommend this place in a heart beat. If we return to New Orleans, sur that we will return to this restaurant. A great exprerience Pierre Barbeau Quebec Canada
Upon our arrival at Nola, we were greete ...
Upon our arrival at Nola, we were greeted by the Nola staff. Our waiter, Big John was a great waiter and worked to make sure we had a wonderful dining experience. I ordered a rib eye steak from the menu. I ordered my steak medium and it was cooked right. My only comment was that it was not a tender as a rib eye I ordered two weeks earlier at 3 Forks in Dallas. Overall, we enjoyed the restaurant and would return to experience other items on the menu.
This was an amazing dinner to celebrate ...
This was an amazing dinner to celebrate our anniversary with our friends on vacation. The service was stellar! We felt as though our happiness was the most important in the room.
My experience with NOLA restaurant was s ...
My experience with NOLA restaurant was superb. I was warmly greater by the host and brought to my table with an amazing view on the second story. The service team who took care of my table was prompt in approaching, and they were very attentive throughout the meal. My main server, Meredith, was an absolute GEM!! If you are lucky enough to have her, you will know why. Highly recommend her; she was fantastic. I opted for the tasting menu. The pork cheek boudin balls were excellent with the tomato-bacon jam. I had selected a Rioja rosé prior to picking my food (not the best choice; my fault, though), but my choice was the only slight shortcoming. The BBQ shrimp and grits were delicious, and so was the drunken monkey ice cream! I ended my evening at the bar with Kyle, and she too was an absolute GEM!! Kyle knows how to make a smooth and delicious Sazarac, which is a welcomed treat from all the terrible ones I have had other places. She was extremely personable along with knowledgable on her craft. Short version: have Meredith serve your table and Kyle fix your drinks. These two lovely ladies raise the bar for an already well-revered restaurant! If you haven't gone, go. If you've gone before, go again and keep your fingers crossed to get this dynamic duo along with some tasty cuisine!
Food was good. Everyone was happy with ...
Food was good. Everyone was happy with their entree. Restaurant is extremely noisy. Not a good place to come for conversation. Wait staff was very friendly, but service was very slow. I assume the problem was the kitchen. All in all a nice meal.
Good as expected. Service outstanding. ...
Good as expected. Service outstanding. Food delivered together and on time. Flavors balanced. Liked it.
I mistakenly made a reservation at NOLA ...
I mistakenly made a reservation at NOLA thinking it was Emeril's Restaurant I ate at a year ago when on a business trip. When I came to the restaurant I knew it was the same but thought I would try it out anyway. So glad I did! The service was amazing, like all his restaurants are and the food delicious.
Awesome service and Great food! We go to ...
Awesome service and Great food! We go to New Orleans every year and go to NOLA Restaurant. We are always pleased with the great service and food! The staff are great and always kind! I recommend NOLA Restaurant next time your in New Orleans!
The food was just not what I was expecti ...
The food was just not what I was expecting, and all in my party felt the same. I was looking more for some New Orleans style food with the Emeril flare. In many of the other menus at the other New Orleans restaurants, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted because everything sounded so very good. At Nola's , it was difficult deciding what to order because nothing sounded that good. The food was good when it came, just not what I was expecting.
We had lunch at NOLA, just a simple sala ...
We had lunch at NOLA, just a simple salad and some wine, but everything was delicious and the way the service staff took care of us you jwould have thought we were eating a five course dinner!
Food presentation was outstanding but fo ...
Food presentation was outstanding but food was above average
As always, everything was wonderful. Usu ...
As always, everything was wonderful. Usually get shrimp and grits, but decided to try something new. Asked the waiter for his recommendation. He suggested the drum. Outstanding!
Has lost quality over last few years. N ...
Has lost quality over last few years. Not much traditional Cajun Creole left on menu. Stuffed chicken wings good, but more Thai than NOLA. Emeril Delmonico significantly better (which was not true in past)
NOLA!!!!! What's wonderful dining experi ...
NOLA!!!!! What's wonderful dining experience. The mac and cheese is a must, the pork chop was one of the best I have ever eaten and I've eaten a few. And the ooey gooey cake was phenomenal. When I return to New Orleans, NOLA will definitely be a repeat.
Second time there, before was lunch. Thi ...
Second time there, before was lunch. This was dinner. Superb creative and delicious food - Emerill is a genius! Server was enthusiastic and knowledgable. We had a meal to remember!
Excellent service - food was wonderful - ...
Excellent service - food was wonderful - beautiful presentation. So glad we could dine here in celebration of our anniversary.
We went here to have a nice New Orleans ...
We went here to have a nice New Orleans dinner in the French Quarter since my girlfriend had never been to the area before. We were seated on the third floor, and immediately waited on. The service was professional, fast, and nice. The food though, was amazing. I am still dreaming about the NY strip I had for dinner. Very good!
First time to NOLA. The food was wonderf ...
First time to NOLA. The food was wonderful and they were very accommodating on having gluten-free options.
NOLA has a fabulous staff with a wealth ...
NOLA has a fabulous staff with a wealth of knowledge about the food and city! We started with watermelon martinis which had a delicious chunk of vodka soaked watermelon. I had the vegetarian entree and unlike some other restaurants it was full of flavor. Absolutely loved the brusell sprouts! My husband had the shrimp and grits and loved it as well. He also had the banana pudding layer cake and he really enjoyed. Loved it overall!
Excellent service ! Food was great .
Excellent service ! Food was great .
Outstanding service from "Tall Paul" ! H ...
Outstanding service from "Tall Paul" ! He waited on us hand and foot and gave spectacular recommendations! Food was very good! My husband really enjoyed the drum fish and my friends raved about their pork chops. My crab cake was good but to be honest my homemade one is better and not loaded with shells.
Have been to NOLA twice. Smoked duck wa ...
Have been to NOLA twice. Smoked duck was good, would order again if one like duck. I do! Pork tenderloin was ok, not bad. Would not order again. Layered banana cake was good.
Great food, great service!
Great food, great service!
On vacation with friends. Was recommend ...
On vacation with friends. Was recommended by them. Food was awesome!!!!! Nice restaurant!
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