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. Chef de cuisine Brian Mottola 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
I had a 630 reservation. was sat at 64 ...
I had a 630 reservation. was sat at 645 and did not place a menu order until 730. did not receive food until after 8. all of this after the waiter spilled an entire tray of drinks on my two of my dinner party. manager observed this and never said a word. waiter was very apologetic and comped dessert. the meal was not very good. some of the food on the plate was cold. I visit new orleans once a year and always eat at Nola. However I was very disappointed and may not go back.
Have eaten here several times over the l ...
Have eaten here several times over the last couple of years. The food has always been great and the service fantastic. This visit did not compare to my past experiences. The appetizers and salads were good. The fried chicken entree which has always been fantastic was below average, a bit greasy and extremely over-salted. Service was extremely slow and at times felt as though they forgot we were there. I have always recommended Nola to those looking for a great place to eat in New Orleans, but this visit gives me pause. Hopefully this was just an anomaly.
As a New Orleans resident I have to say ...
As a New Orleans resident I have to say how disappointed I was with the food at NOLA. We split some app's - pork cheek balls (very average) and wood fired oysters which were terrible - dry and over cooked. I ordered the slow cooked lam and received a tough, overcooked lamb steak drowning in a tasty but over powering cheese sauce. The rest of our table, a party of 8, didn't mention anything about the food and being from WI I expected at least a complement. As if this wasn't enough desert was a shambles. Ordered the trio of crème brulee and received three tea cups of freezing cold mousse with a sprinkling of raw sugar on top.
Despite all of this the service was pretty good - apart from when the manager upon presenting the entree's said something along the lines of "have at it"
I can guarantee you I will not be coming back.
We really enjoyed our meal here. The fo ...
We really enjoyed our meal here. The food was outstanding, as was the service. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. However, we didn't feel the wine was up to the quality of the food. It wasn't bad, but just not that great.
Great Lunch at a great restaurant. serv ...
Great Lunch at a great restaurant. service was outstanding and recommendations were perfect. the Gumbo and crawfish etoufee were delicious. other members of my party were very pleased with their choices as well. Lunch offers a price fix option which makes it easy to sample a couple of things.
Waiters were efficient, unhurried and co ...
Waiters were efficient, unhurried and competent making for a relaxed evening. Very good food timely served allowing for previous dishes to be finished unhurried. Was slow recognizing requested wine was unavailable and taking and bringing a reorder.
Outstanding experience in New Orleans' F ...
Outstanding experience in New Orleans' French Quarter. Our server, Tim, was especially attentive and helped steer us to some of the best choices on the menu. Of course, there really aren't any bad choices at NOLA. At the very least Tim made us feel good about the choices we made. Very happy with our dinner and with the hospitality, and we will be making many return visits if I have any say in the matter...and I do.
My husband and I were visiting NOLA and ...
My husband and I were visiting NOLA and were so excited to try an Emeril restaurant. I was encouraged, by the waiter, to order the shrimp and grits. It was swimming in a sweet BBQ sauce, almost like ketchup, yuck! And the shrimp were few (I had 6) and small. We also order the frog legs as an appetizer and they were rubbery and fishy. Needless to say it was a disappointing dining experience. The restaurant is pretty though!
The meal and service were good. Seemed k ...
The meal and service were good. Seemed kind of inconsistent with other patrons. For example the table next to us received an amuse bouche and we did not. It's a small detail I recognize. The server was extremely friendly and the food was great however. I highly recommend the charcuterie board.
We LOVE NOLA. We go there whenever we a ...
We LOVE NOLA. We go there whenever we are in town. If you aren't sure what wine to get, order Emeril's Red Red. Great taste and value, paired well with the duck this particular night. We are a fan of all of Emeril's restaurants, so if you are ever in Orlando, try out Emeril's at Universal Studios.
It was my first time dinning at any of E ...
It was my first time dinning at any of Emiril's restaurants. My family and I went for dinner on our first night in New Orleans. It was delish. The stuffed chix wing was amazing and I do not like chicken wings. My shrimp and grits was so delicious. I am excited to try his other restaurants.
Our experience at NOLA has been really g ...
Our experience at NOLA has been really good ! The only negative point was the noise (we had a big group next to us and everyone was speaking very loud, which for us French people is hard to ignore !), but as we arrived at 9.15 the restaurant was soon quieter. I had the most amazing cocktail (aviation, really well done) and we started with a duck confit pizza, which was very good although a bit too salty. After that we shared the blackened fish (excellent) and the fried chicken (good but a bit salty too and the portion is huge, that didn't leave any space for the desert, unfortunately :( ). The service was really good too !
Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding! ...
Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding! Emeril has another hit. Located on a side street with great local flavor. The bibb salad with apples and tarragon vinegarette was mouth watering leaving us wanting more (it is the best tarragon dressing I have ever tasted!) my wife had the grilled pork chop that was so tender it melted in your mouth (even for lunch the next day.) I had the New York Strip with oysters, roasted Yukon potatoes and spinach. It was inspired! I am not a spinach lover but could not get enough. The trio of creme brûlée was great with the coconut being the "weakest." They have an outstanding international wine list with some hard to find bottles. Finally a shout out to our waiter Daniel: he was fun, attentive and knowledgeable with great advice on the menu and wine list. If you are lucky enough to get him as your server trust what he suggests! This is now on our favorite list. Thanks Daniel!
This restaurant was highly recommended t ...
This restaurant was highly recommended to us by friends, and even though they talked it up, it still went above and beyond our expectations. Food was outstanding, the service was amazing and always there when you needed it. In fact our server Raymond and his team may have had ESP as they anticipated needs before we even had a chance to ask for them. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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