About NOLA Restaurant
New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
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, 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
This dinner was part of a bucket list tr ...
This dinner was part of a bucket list trip involving my sons, the City of New Orleans train, fly fishing for redfish with Capt. Al Keller, a working manuscript, favorite music, and a gumbo stop at NOLA Restaurant.
With guidance and terrific service by server, Nat, we dined on Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo that was out of this world! Look out NOLA, we'll be back!
Terrible service, didn't bring our food, ...
Terrible service, didn't bring our food, ended up leaving after an hour and a half. Told us that what we ordered they didn't have an hour after we ordered?? Didn't bring any food to hold us over while we were waiting so long. Overall pretty bad experiences.
What we did try, veggie pizza and mussels, were not great. Came out cold and soggy. The wine we ordered was listed as the wrong year on the menu. Would not recommend this restaurant.
We are in New Orleans for the first time ...
We are in New Orleans for the first time and tried NOLA and it was outstanding! My husband had the oysters and said they were the best that he's had (and he's had them almost every meal so far :) The stuffed chicken wings were great as was the BBQ shrimp! And the fried chicken was delicious as well! Might have to make another stop here before we head home!
Really enjoyed this place! Nice fancy ...
Really enjoyed this place! Nice fancy atmosphere but reasonable prices. The stuffed chicken wings on the appetizer menu is a MUST have! Super delicious! The gumbo was the best gumbo I have had in New Orleans... I've had a lot! BAM!
We have been eating at NOLA'S close to t ...
We have been eating at NOLA'S close to twenty years. We were invited to their fifth anniversary celebration. Ten years ago we moved from the area and go back once or twice a year. It is one of my wife's favorite restaurant. Dinner in January 2017 was very good and our servers were excellent. The staff is very upbeat. The noise level has not changed over the years so don't expect to have good conversations.
Excellent meal; pork belly appetizer was ...
Excellent meal; pork belly appetizer was tender, flavorful and well presented. My grilled pork chop was enormous and also quite tender. The highlight for me was the brown sugar glaze for the accompanying sweet potatoes. My companion raved about his shrimp and grits, which was a considerably smaller entree than mine.
Shoofly pie for dessert was nicely paired with sorbet. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
Worst dining experience I've ever had. W ...
Worst dining experience I've ever had. We waited an hour and a half and still hadn't gotten our appetizers. Our waiter wasn't apologetic but the manager finally made it right. We finally got our appetizers after our mediocre entrees. The mussels were burned and completely awful, many didn't even have anything in the shell. This restaurant clearly isn't concerned about repeat visitors and is counting on tourists trusting the Emeril name. I will never return to this establishment.
Overall, I was disappointed. It was slow ...
Overall, I was disappointed. It was slow when we arrived. There were several open tables visible when we walked in. Despite that, we were taken upstairs and seated in between two other couples at tables about a foot away from each other. We were all so close, no one could carry on a conversation in the complete silence. It was very awkward, uncomfortable, and unnecessary.
The service was outstanding, but the food wasn't anything particularly special. I had the pork chop. It was overcooked and had an earthy herb on top that I found to be unpleasant.
Wish I'd spent my birthday dinner somewhere else...
The appetizers were good. The main cours ...
The appetizers were good. The main courses were very disappointing. The Drum was just bland. The Duck almost seemed like it was a leftover. Dry and gamey. Very dissapointing. It was very expensive and not good at all. The service was very nice, unfortunatly the ffod was really not very good.
Service staff seemed to be running aroun ...
Service staff seemed to be running around inefficiently. We were not sure who was our waiter and who was support. Arrived at 7:30 pm and got our meal at 9:00 pm. I was there with 2 other colleagues, and each of us was very disappointed in the food. This was my second time to this restaurant, and will also be my last.
Quite Unremarkable - we were excited abo ...
Quite Unremarkable - we were excited about this celebrity chef restaurant to enjoy some gourmet, regional cuisine but unfortunately, nothing was very good. We got appetizers, entrees and dessert and the four of us shared and agreed nothing was very good. It also wasn't BAD, but just OK, which is not why you go out to eat and spend money. Even the bread they served wasn't good! I asked for a straw four times. The prices were not expensive (I live in Manhattan, so they were fairly affordable to me with entrees around $25), but I would never go back there or recommend it. It was mediocre and disappointing in a city known for spectacular food. Skip this place and try something else.
Visited this restaurant with friends who ...
Visited this restaurant with friends who joined us for a week in New Orleans. Had not been to this restaurant before and were not disappointed. Excellent service and very pleasant ambiance. In the French Quarter.
I had the pork chop with sweet potatoes and it was incredible. Actually more than I could handle in one meal. My husband and friends each had fish dishes but I cannot remember the names. They thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
When I heard I was being sent to New Orl ...
When I heard I was being sent to New Orleans for work - I immediately made a reservation at NOLA. I was very excited to go and they did not disappoint! Service was amazing - atmosphere was fun and relaxed - food was very good and worth every penny! I plan to take a trip to New Orleans again and NOLA is definitely a place I will re-visit on my return! Big John was an awesome server and made the experience fun and welcoming, he is definitely a keeper!
The ambiance and restaurant were nice. T ...
The ambiance and restaurant were nice. The food was not very good and expensive. Appetizers and dessert were good, but entrees were not very good. I had the fried chicken which was good, but nothing spectacular and my friend has the drum. Both entrees were recommended by our servers but we did not enjoy the food.
Excellent meal and service. Definitely ...
Excellent meal and service. Definitely recommend. Reservation was right at close, and the staff did not make us feel rushed. ( Note:. Although Open Table allows reservations up to 2 am, this restaurant closes at 10pm most evenings!)
NOLA is always one of our favorite resta ...
NOLA is always one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans, and our one must-visit eatery. Our waiter, Terrence, whom we have had before, has been there 18 years and took very good care of us. The entire staff is extremely friendly, courteous, and professional. This is a great restaurant from the top down.
Staff was personal but food was less tha ...
Staff was personal but food was less than impressive. I've tried several of Emeril's other restaurants in other states and was REALLY looking forward to experiencing NOLA. With so many great places to eat in New Orleans, really disappointed to have had this experience with my family especially at the price point charged. Small details overlooked, shrimp and Chilean Sea Bass over cooked.
Delicious food, amazing service without ...
Delicious food, amazing service without being too pretentious. Glad we sat on the top floor, as it was much quieter than downstairs. Terrance did an excellent job, had a lot of knowledge and suggestions for dinner. Excellent overall, lived up to it's reputation!
We took our nieces and want sure if they ...
We took our nieces and want sure if they would have something for them but they have a children's menu and it was perfect for them. The food was excellent for all of us. We especially enjoyed the desserts. But who doesn't enjoy that part. Apps were great. Entrees were great. Great service. Highly recommend.
Awesome fried chicken! Good mac and chee ...
Awesome fried chicken! Good mac and cheese. Drinks were good, but overpriced. Other dishes were mediocre. Good service. The tables are close together and we were sat right next to other diners even though there were other open tables, so we were forced to hear awkward conversations and witness nearby diners groping each other. Obviously, the ambiance was less than ideal.
Service was excellent. Food was very go ...
Service was excellent. Food was very good although we have had better at this restaurant-maybe an off night. Boar chop was a bit undercooked thus a little tough. Dessert was disappointing. Overall a good meal, just not great.
First of all Tim our waiter was a know i ...
First of all Tim our waiter was a know it all when we brought to his attention that my daughter's shrimp and grits had a weird red sauce. Peyton our "sous " waitress said it looked like the barbecue sauce for the barbecue shrimp and was about to correct the order and Tim jumped in and offered her a bowl of grits (which were fine) and said "we have the best shrimp and grits in the city) why we came to try Nola. I should have asked for the manager. If you do go and get shrimp and grits tell Tim without barbecue sauce!
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