NOLA Restaurant
NOLA Restaurant

NOLA Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant
  • Phone: 5045226652x
  • 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 / Cajun / Southern, Cajun, Creole
  • 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 5045226652x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
NOLA Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
627 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (414)special occasion (353)good for groups (199)neighborhood gem (199)romantic (186)notable wine list (180)hot spot (166)great for lunch (97)great for brunch (39)vibrant bar scene (38)late-night find (27)kid-friendly (23)scenic view (22)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Best crab cake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Nola has the best crab cake, packed with flavours, served on a delicious corn and tomato chow chow. The cocktail was also a hit. Thank you Nola!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was average, the place was noisy, and not the ambiance I expected. I may go back, but with all thar New Orleans has to offer, probably not.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOLA was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    NOLA was good but we went to Delmonico and it was MUCH better!!! The service here was okay. The food was good, but it wasn't "next level". It was a good location and a very nice evening but if you are only going to one Emeril's restaurant, I would recommend Delmonico.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TeeJay
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food was excellent. Service supurb. The staff including the management made certain that our evening was a very enjoyable one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I have wanted to eat at Nola for a long time but I guess it was too long. The specialness is gone. The bread basket was tasteless, the steak overdone, the potatoes greasy and bland, the Caesar salad drowned in dressing! The duck and dessert were delicious! We eat in Vegas occasionally and know Delmonaco's. This steak did not even come close. It tasted like overdone meat rub. Not worth a return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Visit to Nola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We sat at the chefs bars overlooking the kitchen. Was a lot of fun chatting with the chef(Alex) at the brick oven station which was right in front us. Food was fantastic. My one son and I had Shrimp and Grits which were awesome and my wife had the Drum, which she loved. My other son had Duck which was very good. Mussel appetizer was very good, highly recommend it. Overall a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A bit pricey, but you have to consider where you are and the name behind the place. Emeril's syrah is a good-tasting wine. The stuffed chicken wing appetizer was delicious. The fried chicken breasts were good, not greasy, and the sweet potatoes were a good match. The snap peas were perfectly done (crunchy and tasty). My partner enjoyed the Shrimp & Grits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    NoBreaux3
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had my wife's Birthday Dinner here and I must admit it was the best dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started off great
    DocandCop
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was beautiful and very good. However, we think they forgot to prepare our dinner and we were bored and annoyed waiting. It was too noisy to carry on a conversation at a normal tone so it was very frustrating overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Came to restaurant and had a wonderful experience! Everything was excellent ! Thx for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spunkyda
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We spent a week in Louisiana and this meal was by far the best. Each dish we had was excellent and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Trip To Nola's
    Sciguyluvs2eat
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Nolas. It met our exceptations! We have been watching Emeril for years. My husband had the fried chicken which was boneless and very moist and flavorful. I had the drum fish (similiar to a red snapper) absolutely delicious. Shared an order of BBQ Shrimp,which I fell in love with here in New Orleans. notified the restaurant it was my husbands birthday, bit the kitchen sent out nothing! Very professional service! Will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA is a little bit of Heaven
    Lulu
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    If you want a truly memorial experience, then you are at the right place. Nola, located in the French Quarter has totally tantalizing food that will entice everyone! The General Manager Avril is fantastic, and the entire staff go about making this a truly wonderful experience. The food is unbelieveable with nuansances that titalite your taste buds. This is a MUST go to when visiting the French Quarter in New Orleans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 adults-great lunch
    sisterbay
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    so many choices in town but this place is the best-get there and enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA
    catsiVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went to NOLA on our last day in New Orleans for lunch. What a great place! The food was outstanding, the service was perfect and it was the perfect ending to a wonderful trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not disappoint
    Sher
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was great and service was beyond wonderful. Be prepare for noise and magnificent good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must dine at in New Orleans
    AshvEdVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Awesome service and food too. Emeril should be proud of this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ian K
    IanK
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great service and delicious specials ... got to sit at the chef's table and it was a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, very noisy
    NikonJeff
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The waitstaff was very attentive, but the entres and desserts took too long to come out. I suspect problems in the kitchen. Our party of two was seated near three tables of 8 or 9 - all shouting across the table to one another. We took off a star for that alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort good.
    NdngolferVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Just great hearty New Orleans dishes. The portions are big, which is just right for this type of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Nola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I have a Culinary bucket list and one of Emeril's New Orleans restaurant are on that list. We chose Nola as it was close to our hotel. It was amazing! Did not disappoint! We ordered the Pork cheek Boudin balls and they were so decadent my husband wanted to order them for desert!!! I then had the Shrimp and Grits and it was unbelievable! I did not want the dish to end. The restaurant itself has incredible charm and sitting there in a city that I had always wanted to visit was almost overwhelming. It was perfect. I can't wait to go back to that incredible city and go to another one of Emeril's restaurants!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sharon
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Outstanding restaurant! Food and service ALWAYS spot on! I love bringing my family and friends to NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • louis
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    All the hype about the food and service were understated. This place was great. I would recommend to anyone. Terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must go!
    DecadentDinning
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Nola was absolutely a wonderful dinning experience. The atmosphere, the staff and the food were all delightful. I do not normally write reviews and can be rather picky but this was no doubt one of the best dinning experiences I have ever had. Only complaint was it was a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little below expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The abundance of floor staff (3 per table) and mild lack of attentiveness left me a bit perplexed. Also, while the food was generally tasty, it was over-seasoned across the board - too much salt. We had to return a salad twice without resolution. Generally a good place, better than some, but there are other destinations in the Quarter that offer a higher end meal for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We are vegetarians so the options were a bit limited but NOLA made up for that by offerring an unbelievable portabella mushroom dish that just burst with flavor. OUTSTANDING!! Service was perfect-never had an empty water glass. I had the pumpkin cake for dessert and it was just so sublime in its flavoring. Thank you NOLA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Loved the shrimp and grits!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Sara
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent nothing but the best from Emeril, great French Quarter location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Orleans classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We recently wrapped up our weekend trip to New Orleans and had our last meal at NOLA. This restaurant was rec to us by a friend who lives in Louisiana. We were promptly seated and waited on by a team of staff members. We ordered the pocket bread for an app and it came out fresh from the oven. My wife ordered the best tasting fried chicken that was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. My daughter dined on the shrimp and grits. The sauce on the shrimp was packed full of flavor. I ordered the mussels with boudain with a bed of shoe string fries. The fries eventually soaked up the broth from the mussels which was excellent. My son was happy with his cheese pizza. The best part of lunch was the gooey chocolate dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOLA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We came in for my husband's 30th birthday and were greeted by several friendly hosts. They immediately took us up in the elevator to our table where we were served by two members of the wait staff. I snuck our server 3-0 birthday candles which they lit and propped up on our amazingly delicious banana cake at the end of the meal. Their drink recommendations were great, and the food was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    There was nothing super special about the menu or ambiance, but everything we had was very good. I had a really nice steak with chimichurri sauce. Really tasty. I also had an excellent bread pudding. I would go back here, but I didn't leave thinking it was one of the best dinners I had ever had. So, it is worth the trip, but I wouldn't choose this over some other places I ate in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service!!
    Meladav
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Waited over 45 minutes for entree!! Fish and shrimp were rubbery and overdone, probably had been rewarmed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fabulousl
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been to NOLA three times, and each time the experience has been so good as to warrant a "best ever" dining experience. Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps Getting Better
    FoodieGoneWild
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As locals, we are spoiled by the best restaurants in the country. We have our choice of so many locations and Emerill's NOLA continues to impress everytime. Whether you're visiting from out of town or a local, you simply can't beat the service, wine selection and (oh yea) the food! We'll be back ...... very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deloris Smith
    dessie1214
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch so much. It was our 40th wedding anniversary and I loved celebrating it at NOLA. The food was excellent. I would recommend it to everyone. The service was great. Thanks for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent dinner. Our experience better than expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • goose
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Fine dining our first night in New Orleans. Was able to dine at several noted restaurants while there and NOLA was second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last lunch of our vacation...
    rxpharmd
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We both had sandwiches (pork cheek, and a turkey panina) and they were excellent. The food and service were both top notch. I'm sort of an iced tea "snob" but I thought the iced tea was notable as well. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would love to go back if ever in town again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    NOLA is an absolutely wonderful place to dine. My wife and I had a late night dinner reservation and the staff treated us like royalty. The portion sizes were perfect and each course was brought out at a great pace. I will definitely return to NOLA when traveling in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA the best!
    DiFiore
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Incredible dining experience. Wait staff are all well trained pros. Food choices are creative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.