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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:
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: (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
Fabulous food and service! Our waiter Daniel took care of our dining experience. It was a family dinner of 5 and he was attentive to each one of us. We had 3 of our children with us which included 2 young ones. They truly enjoyed the 5 star treatment and food as much as we did.
Although our server was excellent, the food was really bad. Charbroiled oysters, small and drowning in butter. Collard greens, soaked in bacon (after we specified no bacon). The fish was just ok. Sooooo disappointed. We were in New Orleans for a fitness conference and had marked Nola off as a must do. Maybe it was an off night....
It was good. I guess after watching Emeril it was just a little bit of a let down. I had shrimp and grits , it was ok fried green tomatoes ok and husband thought it would have been nice to also have a seafood gumbo beside the turkey and sausage that was on the menu. Was glad to try Nola's , always enjoyed Emeril.
Was super excited to eat here, thinking the name of the restaurant was indicative of higher-brow local cuisine under the creative direction of a celeb chef, and I came in ready to spend well to eat well. Some items listed online weren't available, and at least one item actually listed on the in-house menu wasn't available. A few of the waitstaff were friendly and welcoming and the recipes were creative. On the other hand, a good part of the food was very salty to the point of being inedible, the Miss Hay's Stuffed Wings had several hairs still attached to the skin, and the scallops appeared under-cooked. As I was leaving I briefly spoke to the waitstaff manager who said he'd mention it to the chef. In fairness, he did seem amenable to adjusting the bill, but I'd already paid and just wanted to say my peace. (I'm not one to send food back to the kitchen for "fixing.") Comparatively, I went to another celeb restaurant the next day and came out completely satiated. If you aren't stuck on ambiance, there were other local no-frill food shops that offered more authentic and satisfying cuisine for a fraction of the price. Hopefully the upcoming renovations improve morale and consistency here. It'll take some persuasion to try another Emeril's restaurant, though.
Absolutely amazing. We were immediately greeted by a friendly duo and seated. The servers were on top of everything. No glass was empty and our palates experienced some of the most sumptuous and delectable food. Please do yourself a favor and order the shrimp and grits...amazing! The lettuce salad with pistachios was good as well as the jambalaya and bacon and cauliflower soup. This was an experience you can't forget.
After a long event week in New Orleans, our group made a last minute reservation for NOLA. We had heard fantastic comments from friends who dined here and wanted to end our time in New Orleans with a great dinner. We were not disappointed! Everything was delicious -- the drinks, the bread, the entrees. Our table ordered the fried chicken, shrimp with grits and the cheese/charcuterie plate plus a lovely chocolate dessert. We would definitely dine here again!
We very much enjoyed our dining experience, the server was very polite and very helpful. The restaurant was well appointed. As starters we ordered the PEI Mussels and Louisiana Crab Cake...delicious! While my wife wanted to stay light and ordered the Burrata Salad, very good presentation and taste, I had the special of the day, Gulf Coast Red Fish which was excellent and well prepared. We would order the same again!
This was one of the only restaurants I booked a table for even before we left home, and maybe my expectations were too high. The restaurant is in a warehouse type setting and very noisy. Our meals were fine, but nothing to rave about. My husband's scallops were barely cooked and my pepper jack mac sounded awesome but was too salty to eat. The wine list/book is very extensive, but many of the bottles cost well over $1,000. We struggled to find something for under $50. Oh, well, live and learn! I won't be swayed by the name Emeril name in the future.
Food was not to expectation. The duck was a little dry, shrimp and grits left a lot to be desired. The Drum fish was okay. Certainly not the quality one would expect for the name and price. Unfortunate....my daughter was so excited to go for her birthday, and I could tell she was disappointed.
Server was not informed about the Gluten free items had to check 3 times it it was Gluten free or not. We even had to look up on the web the type of flour that he said they were using and it wasn't Gluten free. This should be standard operation procedure to letting your servers know what is Gluten free and what is not. I have been to this restaurant before and I know that Emeril himself would not have let this happen. The manager and the staff of the restaurant need to be in tune to any type of food allergies so that people don't become ill from eating at any Emeril restaurant.
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