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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
I've been to many of Emeril's restaurants in New Orleans and Las Vegas, including NOLA on prior occasions. This visit I wanted friends new to Emeril's food and New Orleans to experience the flavors and service I've always enjoyed. Didn't work out that way. Our waiting was not attentive, offered no recommendations and generally absent from our experience. Fortunately, a great busser took better care of us. The food; watermelon salad very unripe and tasteless, oven roasted oysters and BBQ shrimp were lacking any flavor, especially for Emeril. The icing was my friend's steak ordered median well (I know) was served medium rare. When returned and brought out again, it was severely charred and still very pink inside.
To summarize, I know this restaurant has done and can do much better, just not for my group.
We have been in NOLA before and had a pretty good meal. But we were pretty disappointed by the grilled oysters that were tepid and tasteless. The short ribs were ok, and my NY Strip steak was delicious. Our server Michelle was terrific. The oysters were taken off our bill. We just didn't feel the menu and found the food ordinary.
We had a business dinner at NOLA. Great service, wonderful food and nice atmosphere. I would highly recommend to anyone for a nice dinner or event. You will want to make reservations well in advance especially for larger parties. Everyone really enjoyed the dinner and would return another time.
Six of us recently at this restaurant and five of us loved our meal. For the one that didn't, his comments were that the fish sandwich lunch special was soggy, tasteless and was just a mess to eat. He ate a couple of bites but then left it alone. The waiter noticed this...but didn't inquire further once we told him that we didn't like the food. We didn't ask for something else, but we should have. Besides this miss, the rest of the food was very good and represented a good value. I am guessing our one party's poor experience was a fluke.
This was overall a fairly disappointing experience. I was dining alone and they stuck me in a spot right by the kitchen. My waiter was very nice but I couldn't hear what he said over the noise. I also only saw him a couple times during the whole evening. At one point I sat with no food and an empty wine glass for about 10 minutes while waiters constantly walked past me. The food was good but not that good. Maybe another night this would've been better.
Arrived with great expectations, left dissatisfied and disappointed. I truly felt like the dishes we ordered were thrown together without any care factor. Was very excited when we ordered the boudin balls , due to the other reviews, but I couldn't compete just one. The texture was creamy, fatty with a BBQ sauce flavor...not what I was expecting. I had the spare rib (plural) over pasta, my wife had the scallops (3), also over pasta. Flavors were bland, we both had to add salt to bring our plate to life. Overall, we felt neglected and didn't receive the dining experience that we would expect from an "Emeril" owned restaurant.
We chose this restaurant for lunch after our daughter's college graduation and it was wonderful. They accommodated one in our party with food allergies, made our 8 year old happy, had great food and drinks for all and our waiter was superb. Would visit again with a small or large group with pleasure!
The garlic soup, boudin balls and jalapeño cornbread were delicious. The ribeye special was underwhelming: too thin - 1/2" thick or so, green beans were noticeably under done (not even close to al dente), the roasted potatoes were also not quite fully cooked, but the mushrooms were great. Also, the whipped butter had an oily consistency - I don't think it was pure butter.
Service was attentive, but the dinner was slow - 2 hours.
The food and service at NOLA were both incredible. We would highly recommend for a date, and special occasions. Everyone from the hostess to the servers and wait staff were very pleasant. Service was very well orchestrated and we waited for nothing. Both floor managers came to our table to ensure everything was fine (which it was) and we felt appreciated as customers.
The service was fantastic, no detail was left to chance. Meals were served with precision. Pleasant and added to the experience.
The meals was nothing short of amazing.
The grits were by far the best I've every had or probably ever will.
The entrees were filled with so much flavor. Every bite was like a new experience.
I will definitely be a regular when in town.
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