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Wed, 2/21
11:30 PM
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NOLA Restaurant

10397 reviews
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$30 and under
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If you are unable to make a reservation online, please call us at (504) 522-6652.

NOLA is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse’s casual 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 Philip Buccieri 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 was renovated in 2017 and is now open daily at 11:30 am serving one menu for lunch and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday
Lunch & Dinner: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday - Saturday
Lunch & Dinner: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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Phone number
(504) 522-6652
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Philip Buccieri
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Private party facilities
Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine and service.
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Private party contact
Meredith Sabol : (504) 522-6652
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Cross street
Chartres Street
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Parking details
Validated parking at Omni Hotel on Chartres Street between St. Louis Street & Toulouse Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 10397 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined a day ago

I know this is supposed to be a food review, but when you experience awful service, something needs to be said. Stopped in for lunch while in New Orleans. The food was still excellent, but the service was as bad as I ever had anywhere ever. We had a reservation, there was 3 other tables of patrons and a few at the bar. Walked in, no "hello" "can I help you" or anything like that. The guy just looked up and we had to initiate the conversation They sat us, we waited 5 minutes for the server to come to the table withe menus. She gave us the menus, poured water, didn't take a drink order and then 10 mins later we had to ask someone to get her. Sorry but 15 minutes with no drink in an empty restaurant IS a long time We placed our food order and ordered iced tea. Another server poured us water a few times, we said "thank you" every time and she never once said "you're welcome" or anything. The food was delivered eventually, barbecue shrimp and gumbo are truly excellent, but only 3 shrimp on slice of bread. I never got the iced tea, had to ask for a dessert menu, was charged for the iced tea and then just left in disgust. And I still tipped 15%, not sure why, but Emeril, you need to know your NOLA is in shambles.

Detroit2neworleans (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Don’t waste your time. Average food. Not emeril’s standard.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Louisiana modern cuisine at very reasonable prices for the French Quarter. The oyster Brie pot pie with bone marrow was particularly memorable.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service was poor and slow. We had a mumbling waiter who could not explain the menu and there were long waits between the courses. Our entrees came out nearly luke warm - certainly not when they were plated and ready.
The food was fair to good, but not great and not excellent. The one foot egg roll sounded interesting but it was so tough Panda Express would not have okayed it for their menu. Salads were good, but they should be if you’re in a good New Orleans restaurant. Salmon was a small piece and nearly cold although it had been cooked nicely. Shrimp and grits were very disappointing - 5 smallish shrimp on a bed of grits that you might get at a diner.
This restaurant does not live up to its reputation.
We decided dessert would be equally disappointing and didn’t even bother.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was my second visit to NOLA. It was even better than the first. We had to wait a while after our reservation time to be seated. However, once seated everything was great.

Thoroughly enjoyed our time.

Scubagirl (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely love NOLA. Every time we visit New Orleans we have lunch or dinner at NOLA. Great service and great food.

OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Disappointed. Not what I expected from an Emeril property

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was fabulous!! It took a long time to get anyone to come to our table. It seemed like our server had too many tables. The food was worth the wait. You can’t be in a hurry though.

vipSuz55 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Although I’ve been to Nawlins quite a few times, I realized I’d never eaten at a restaurant owned by Emeril...NOLA looked good and it lived up to its reputation. Very imaginative seared tuna salad starter, 2 great entrees ...pork chop and a grouper special were both beautifully prepared and presented...and the desert we picked was the best we’ve had in a long time...coconut semifreddo with fresh mango and pineapple sorbet....we’re still talking about it

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, good service, and simple, but tasteful decor. Dining area was a bit loud, but consistently one of my favorite restaurants in the US.