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About NOLA Restaurant
If you are unable to make a reservation online, please call us at (504) 522-6652.
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. The chef de cuisine 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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
Hours of Operation:
Currently Closed for Renovations - Reopening Mid-September
$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: (504) 522-6652
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
NOLA Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
NOLA used to be one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. DIning at NOLA was a special treat for my extended family when in New Orleans. Now the food is tasteless, the atmosphere looks cheap downstairs and what used to be impeccable service has diminished considerably. We were so disappointed with our appetizers and entrees we left before ordering dessert. We will not be back.
Amazing dinner! A friend and I went for a small birthday celebration for her and NOLA was not a disappointment! We also went back in November for my bridal shower with a larger group and that was also a great experience. The server was definitely knowledgeable of the menu and drink selection.
Service outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious! I had the gumbo of the day and shrimp and grits. Best gumbo I have ever eaten! Great atmosphere. My husband had the NY strip and it was cooked to perfection. We ended our meal with the creme brûlée trio which was incredible. This place will be a MUST when I get to revisit New Orleans!
The food was absolutely amazing! The staff was equally awesome. I believe our waiter's name was Reggie? Heavier-set young black man. He listened intently to our questions and helped us pick options that knocked our taste buds out of the park! I have visited countless restaurants, had all levels of service, and have been a waiter myself, he is by FAR the best server I have ever experienced and this man should be considered a treasure to the restaurant! If I had any level of critique, it would be that the party's next to us were very loud but, that's is on them, not the restaurant.
This was the place I choose to celebrate my 40th birthday and it lived up to my expectations! The food was wonderful!! We had a party of 10 and everyone spoke of the high quality of the food and the wait staff. Thank you for making me feel great on my special birthday. I plan to back if I every go back to New Orleans.
Went to NOLA and was a tad disappointed! Service was good over the whole time - but as the area around us got loaded you could see the staff got stretched and missed a beat. Basically - spread just a little thin. More a reflection on the general manager than the people, who were great.
Appetizers were good had the boudin balls which had a great taste and the puffed pita bread - it was well done, fresh etc... but a bit plain.
For dinner we had the Shrimp and Grits and the Fried Chicken. Great greens with the fried chicken. The gravy was great with the jelly in it. Really worked well with the fried chicken. The mac and cheese was awesome and had a great KICK. If you like this type of food - it was great plus.
Dessert - so so. The bread pudding was served room temperature ( I assume they wanted to do that vs they just did not get it heated up?). Not so good because bread pudding is better warm! (opinion of course!!) The ice cream that came with it was very good.
Overall - a great high end restaurant for New Orleans...good service, solid food with some memorable creativity (the jelly in the gravy!)
Would I go back? hmmmm there are probably another 20 places I can go in New Orleans that are as good or better - so I would just try something new vs repeat at this point.
A word about the rating: I am comparing this to high end places and thus it gets what it gets. If I was using Chili's as the baseline NOLA is 5 stars across the board.
Came here for a business dinner on July 20th and was thrilled with the outstanding service and excellent food. We ate everything on our plates! Since we were there for business, we had many topics to discuss and wanted to build a rapport with our new connections. We never felt rushed & the servers were perfection. I wish I remembered our waiters name-he was delightful!
Great service but was disappointed with the Shrimp n Grits. I thought the dish was too salty. My husband had the drum fish and was equally disappointed. We were visiting from D.C. and ate at Meril the day before and was thoroughly impressed, but NOLA was a let down . We thought the food was better at Meril.
My friend Laura and I were on a short trip to New Orleans and our #1 priority was eating at an Emeril's restaurant. We chose NOLA and it was fantastic. Food was out of this world good! Service staff as great. Iwould highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
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