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NOLA Restaurant
NOLA Restaurant

NOLA Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant
  • Phone: (504) 522-6652
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Thursday - Monday: 11:30am – 2:00pm


    Dinner:
    Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Laskay
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine and service.
  • Private Party Contact: Carolyn Favrot (504) 522-6652

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chartres Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Validated parking at Omni Hotel on Chartres Street between St. Louis Street & Toulouse Street
A word from NOLA Restaurant
NOLA. New Orleans Shorthand for a return address with a hurricane swirl.... the strength of the storm by which Emeril Lagasse has taken his adopted home New Orleans with a whirlwind of fresh adaptations of classic Creole cuisine. Located in the French Quarter, this hip & fun restaurant's decor is almost as playful & sophisticated as its menu. Come & see how Emeril Lagasse breathes new life into the New Orleans cuisine he loves. Although walk-ins can be accommodated, reservations are highly recommended. Our dress policy is casual to business casual with no tank tops for men. Joshua Laskay, Chef de Cuisine, and Averriel Thomas, General Manager, are dedicated to providing you with that memorable dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Was surprised to be able to get a reservation for 4 within 2 hours of selected time. The food was awesome! The portions were huge!! Pork chop, roasted duck & ribeye were fabulous!! They were busy, but you would not have known it. Service was awesome! The server made excellent recommendations. We were in town to celebrate two birthdays & the dinner at NOLA made it perfect & special!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Fantastic service in every detail, great food and experience. Everything we expected from Emeril. Floor plan is conducive to higher noise level that was OK except for the one inconsiderate table of over indulged patrons. NOLA is an eatery that you must visit in the French Quarter."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We really loved being in New Orleans and this restaurant made our visit even more special. The food was fantastic and my husband's pork chop was the very best we've ever tasted!!! Perfection all around!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had the Hickory grilled duck. It was wonderful. Combined with Pali Bluff Pinot it was very good. My wife had the drum, also a good choice. The other couple had shrimp and grits and the buttermilk fried chicken. All good choices. We seemed to agree that the duck was the best. Service was great. NOLA is a good choice for dinner when in the Quarter."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It had been fourteen years since I had been to New Orleans, and, my partner, who had nevet been, decided to make a trip to the city to celebrate his birthday. Because the day of our visit to the restaurant was his actual birthday, I wanted our dining experience tobe extra special, and I knew NOLA would deliver. Because of the children's birthday party going on behind our table, and the three loud and obnoxious gentlemen that wrre seated directly next to us, which was totally unexpected, that didn't happen. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of a true romantic atmosphereand ambience that evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal and service was great! It got really noisy as the restaurant filled up. For typical New Orleans food, it was a little pricey...that said the food was very good. It was what we expected from an Emeril restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Alexis is a great server, she is friendly and always 100% on point!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I can't recommend this place enough. Just go! No visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit. Roasted garlic bisque is a must."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "You can't visit New Orleans with out checking out Nola! It's a must. The service is outstanding and the food is so amazing you get upset when you get to full to finish!! Yummm"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "NOLA was a real treat some time ago; I wish they would go back to some of their former menus."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went for lunch and the food was amazing! The prices were fantastic for the quality and level of food and service you receive. I recommend NOLA to everyone visiting New Orleans, you won't be dissapointed! The service was top notch, way above expectations! We loved the food so much, we plan to go back a second time before we leave for home! This is a must place to eat for sure!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The drum was excellent. The sauce was ever better. My wife does not care for Rosemary and the pork chop was pretty heavy with it. She was disappointed yet loved the sweet potatoes. The service was incredible. Great place, would definitely go back. Just ask more questions"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the food was good for the price, but not out of this world. Ordered the boudin balls, (GREAT!) wedge salad (good), fried chicken breast (good) and peach pie (good). should have ordered the drum like my date, it was excellent. would go back, just earlier. it was great when we first arrived at 6, but by the time we left our dinner at 8, it was screaming room only. not what i would have expected on a wednesday."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "NOLA is an incredibly good restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. The food, location and the special service from Joe our waiter was too notch! This was my third visit to NOLA and the second time with Joe as our server. It just doesn't get any better. Visit New Orleans, done at NOLA and ask for Joe!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Nola's was recommended to us and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit there, in fact we went twice! The service is quick and friendly and the ambience in the place is just perfect. The food and choice of wine is very good. We too would thoroughly recommend Nola."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "It was excellent, our waiters were the best very personable and were very helpful with helping us make the right food and drink choices for the evening."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food and intuitive service made this a truly special dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great dining in the Quarter. Creative presentations and seafood selections. Highly rcommended."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Everyone from the greeters to the wait staff were outstanding. I had the Drum and my husband had the buttermilk fried chicken. We both loved our dishes. A return trip to New Orleans definitely means another dining experience at NOLA's."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I was in town for work and always wanted to eat at one of Emeril's restaurant. My friend had a delicious pork chop and I had shrimp and grits and both entree's were excellent. The staff was awesome and very friendly and I like the fact that we could watch the chef's prepare the food. I would recommend this place to anyone and it's right in the French Quarter."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We ate here for the first time and we are definitely coming back!! The service was amazing and the food was wonderful. My husband had the crusted drum and he could not stop eating even though he was so full! I had a salad and soup and I wish I could have it everyday!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were recommended this place by numerous people, and we're not let down. The food was great (as everyone says, get the fried chicken!) and our server was even better. Overall, highly recommend this if you are in the area."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service is amazing, very attentive and on point. The food is so flavorful and spot on! I could eat here all the time if I could!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A tremendous dining experience! The service was spot on, and the meal was creative and tasty."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything was very good.....only exception...the sweetest Mojito in the world; broke my heart not to drink it at $15.00"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The appetizers were great, but the entrees were bland. Mixed drink had virtually no alcohol. A bit noisy with no music (and we were early in the evening). Flashes of brilliance (great crab cakes and BBQ shrimp appetizers), but given expense, expected more for the total experience. Waiter recommended his favorites, but overheard him tell another table different "favorites.""
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Sucked from beginning to end. Bad service. Medicare food. Clogged toilet. Dirty tables. Quite a disappointment."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Upon ordering drinks waiter was insistent on certain drinks being gluten free when in fact they were not. When ordered a meal which contained corn bread , were assured it would be substituted. Once meal came out there were crumbs of the cornbread scattered in meal, obviously chef must have realized last minute of special request and removed it . Plus duck was over cooked and chicken overly salted."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Dinner was absolutely wonderful and our dining experience was...Perfect!!!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to NOLA restaurant as locals. This is a hidden gem. Opentable got us right in!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We waited almost 45 minutes for our food. Although it was well worth the wait, our waitress was not very informative or concerned with the face we waited so long. After she brought out our gumbo she did not return. We had to ask someone to retrieve her to get a status on our food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The shrimp and Grits were to die for! My husband can't stop talking about his fried chicken and sweet potatoes!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting New Orleans so I added NOLA to my must visit places. The stuffed wings we great and the key lime bread pudding was amazing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Casual dining experience with amazing food, drinks, and service. NOLA is a must-do!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "From Jacqueline(NOLA) changing our reservation from 2 to 12 people weeks before to Paul, captain of our waitstaff saying thank you and good evening at the end, we couldn't ask for a better experience. The table service was impeccable. OH! BTW THE FOOD WAS TERRIFIC! Stuffed chicken wings, steaks to duck and the banana pudding cake, all must try. I've always wanted to experience NOLA and I'm so happy I have and WE Will again. Someone in our party stated that this was the best meal,restaurant,experience of all the restaurants we visited in the four days we were here in. New Orleans. Thank you Emeril, staff and Open Table."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting NOLA. I am still not sure how I ended up there because I thought I made a reservation for Emeril's and found out I was at the wrong place after walking 20 minutes. I called NOLA and they were nice enough to push my reservation back. The menu of course was completely different than Emeril's. I had the NOLA lemonade, one of the best crab cakes I've ever eaten, and the salmon and couscous. The food was great and it was very quiet. The only complaint I would have is that the menu selection is very small. I wanted fish but had to settle for salmon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food takes a bit longer to come out (made fresh), but well worth the wait. Had the shrimp and grits - absolutely divine. Party member had the burger which was extremely yummy as well. Drinks were delish (had the Cosmo) and the staff is really attentive. All in all -- our only complaint in the moment was a slightly longer than usual wait but the floor manager addressed it and made things flow smoothly remainder of evening. If in NOLA, go to NOLA!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "There is little that I can add to the headline. NOLA has AMAZING food, service, and sits in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. The food started out phenomenal with rolls and cornbread to die for and just got better culminating with a dessert course that made me want to move to New Orleans right then and there. The only thing that might have made the experience better would have been an appearance from the legendary Emeril himself. The pork cheek po' boy melts in your mouth, the crab cakes are insanely good with massive lumps of crab and a corn relish bed that is so good it might make you forget your name! The profiteroles were just BAM!! There was simply nothing not good there at all. If you're in New Orleans, eat at NOLA!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The ambiance was beautiful and the waiters helped us pick the perfect dishes. This was our last meal of the week and I'm so glad it was because it was by far the best!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fine dining at its best. We were served promptly and the service was beyond impeccable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014