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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
  • 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
  • "Food was good but I was not wowed as I had hoped, food could definitely be kicked up a notch. Also, wines were ridiculously overpriced. Server Raymond was a hot ticket and made an otherwise mediocre experience worth it."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Probably the best meal I had all weekend in New Orleans. The drum fish was OUTSTANDING!!! And the crab cake appetizer was scrumptious. We also had the delicious bibb lettuce wedge salad. All the flavors made for the perfect Easter meal!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Sous Chef Phill always does a marvelous job. Collin and the line crew did a great job as well. The service was top-notch but not stuffy, very casual cool!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "First time visiting Nola's and the service was definitely GREAT! Travis was our waiter and he was EXCELLENT. He had a great personality and make sure we were definitely well taken care of. If I visit New Orleans again, I would definitely be back to NOLA's. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "our recent experience at NOLA's easter lunch was a great one, and was consistent with all other meals i have experienced there in the past, although i had not been there for a few years."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Was there for easter brunch, while some of he items were outstanding others were good at best. Not sure if this was reflective of a special brunch menu but both the quality and speed out of the kitchen seemed a little 'off'. I will go back again but first to do the bar app thing to see if their consistency improves."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My wife and I had a fantastic Easter brunch at Nola. The host had our Opentable reservation on file and quickly seated us. We sat a very nice corner table upstairs. Our waiter and supporting wait staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We started with the crab cake and boudin balls - both excellent. For our main course, we had the goat cheese fritata and shrimp & grits. For dessert, we had the Key Lime bread pudding and the Ooey Gooey. Can't recommend the dessert courses enough. Also, the complimentary jalapeno chessebread was spot-on. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was one of the best dining experiences I ever had. The food and service were unbelievable. Definitely go!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We felt very welcomed and special by the staff. We had three people making sure we were taken care of throughout the meal. When we sat down my daughter and I both agreed it was chilly but I didn't say anything since I'm always colder then most. I did hear the lady next to me mention it to the waiter and the AC was adjusted immediately. The food was wonderful. We shared a bagel with lox and all the fixings for our appetizer. For the main course we had the shrimp and grits. All was outstanding. For dessert we had the banana layered cake with chocolate sauce and a graham cracker crust. Sinful but so worth it. The staff kept our mimosa glasses filled throughout. A+ for the service."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I have been to NOLA on every one of my 10 trips to New Orleans, as well as Emeril's other restaurants, Delmonico and Emeril's. It never disappoints! It has a great French Quarter feel and the service is top-notch. The boneless buttermilk fried chicken with sweet potato mash is excellent!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Loved the food. We always return when in New Orleans. Wait staff was pushy, however. Hard to have a relaxed meal."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The four of us sat on the second floor in front of the window with great lighting. We enjoyed every last bite. We started with delicious appetizers, which set the tone for the whole meal. The lunch entrees were Devine. The garlic crusted Drum fish was the best fish dish ever! I was in food heaven!! Our waiter Travis and his crew made us feel comfortable. Travis was funny and even took pictures of us around the restaurant. The whole experience was delightful. Only negative was cost of the bottles of wine. Wine pricing was higher then most."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "It was really a pleasant time with part of my family. A quiet atmosphere. Ideal for lovers. Clean and nice place to be. Good service. Many thanks to the waitresses for their service. I really enjoyed the food, specially the wine and my pork Po Boys. I will come back and recommend it to friends. Viva NOLA!! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Everything was AMAZING from the food to the service to the ambiance. Zero complaints here!!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We've eaten here many times and I think the food keeps getting better. The gumbo was delicious as it always is - it is so rich and flavorful that I could eat two or three bowls. Drum entree was delicious as was the boudin - all the food features ingredients which are locally-outsourced and as fresh as can be. All cocktails were strong and flavorful. NOLA definitely makes the best sazerac in town. The chocolate peanut butter ice cream was a miss - nothing bad, just nothing special for the price. We had a great time - - our servers were very good, but as usual at NOLA as the restaurant gets more crowded the quality of service diminishes. Also - tables are so very, very close together - maybe if there were a few less . . . still great!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Stuffed chicken wings were delicious Duck....precooked and microwaved .......not crispy Bacon fat was overpowering with the Drum This restaurant visit was to be a highlight of our trip. We (4) were disappointed."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The service was wonderful, the decor was lovely, but everything changed once we got our drinks. My martini had NO alcohol in it - truly strange! My husband had a mixed drink with whisky but that also had very little alcohol in it. The food, described by our waitress with true artistry and enthusiasm, was so mediocre. The duck was overloaded with a bbq sauce that overpowered the duck. The corn bread pudding was strange, flavorless and mushy. My fish (the drum) was also overpowered by way too much garlic. Too bad, because the fish was well cooked The butter sauce did not fit with the fish - the flavors didn't blend. This experience was a real disappointment!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Returned after an exceptional casual dinner at the bar 2 years ago where we had great and friendly service and the best BBQ shrimp in town. Made a reservation through Open Table, indicating it was my wife's birthday and that she is gluten-intolerant. We were seated on the second level at a small table between two others about a foot away. Restaurant very busy, noise level so high I could not hear my wife or the waiter. BBQ shrimp still outstanding, gumbo richly-flavored, boudin balls very tasty, crab cake over-cooked ( dark-brown--should not have been sent out). Service very spotty and dis-combuberated: first glass of wine took forever to arrive, service team out of synch and very rushed. Wife's birthday noted after check brought out."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The atmosphere was not what I expected. It was very noisy, the food was ok very pricey. The wait staff and hostesses were awesome. I would recommend restaurant only if you want to say you visited an Emeril restaurant."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great food is avaialable throughout N'Awlins - I personally believe bad restauarants close within weeks because there are so many great restaurants. What makes NOLA so special is the wait staff and level of service!! The quality of the food is exemplarily; but the service is head and shoulders above almost all others in the Crescent City (Commander's being the exception). Emeril's organization does such a remarkable job with the front of the house - in ALL his restaurants throughout the country. This is our favorite restaurant in the WORLD - Av, Jorge, Billy and Josh - keep up the good work! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The service was excellent as they attended to all of our needs. The food was exactly what we expected at an Emerald's restaurant."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food was too expensive to be so mediocre. In a city with so many restaurants this just wasn't worth the trip. The service was good but it didn't make up for the food. The descriptions of he meals was misleading and completely inaccurate. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "From the moment we entered the staff was friendly and attentive.the food was creative and the flavors and texture worked well We will put this on our short list in New Orleans "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere were terrific. They were also very accommodating with my onion allergy and prepared a meal especially for me. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Of all the restaurants we went to while here in New Orleans, this was the best. You could just dine on the appetizers. The main courses were equally as good. I would highly recommend the duck."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Small portions, entrees overpriced by $10, average food. Had the drum and salmon, beet salad and another unmemorable one (each small at $12). Jalapeño corn muffin was tasteless. Food should be much more tasty at these prices. Trio of creme brulee fine but nothing special. Nice servers, tho. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Staff was very attentive and provided excellent service. Food was very good. The fried chicken breast is a must try."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Saved this restaurant for our last night in New Orleans and it was worth the wait. Best meal I had. The service was impeccable as well. The duck pizza was delish and my husband loved his gumbo appetizer. The shrimp and grits were better than I had anticipated....yummo!! Everything was terrific and will definitely be back on our next visit"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to eat somewhere special while in New Orleans, and NOLA had been recommended to us. The food was good, but we both felt like for a nice restaurant that the decor was a bit shabby. There were water stains on the ceiling and overall the place didn't have a very upscale feel to it. The waiter was nice enough, but he was always looking across the room while talking to us and we couldn't always understand him. The drink service was super fast but we did seem to have to wait awhile for our food. No big deal though. We weren't in a hurry. Anyway, it was good, but it wasn't our best meal during our 4 day stay in the big easy."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food and service have been good every time we have dined at NOLA! I can't say enough about the fabulous restaurant! Do not visit the city of New Orleans without going to NOLA!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This was our third time at NOLA. We love this restaurant. We requested a table upstairs which is our favorite place in the restaurant to dine. The food is so awesome you can't even describe it! Our waiter and his team were wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is an experience you don't want to miss."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "NOLA has been one of our favorite spots. This time we felt the food quality was nothing special given the price. Maybe we just caught an off night. We would go back and give them another chance."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We loved Nola restaurant from previous dining experiences but Saturday night was definitely not the same. The ribeye steak was Dennys thin and overcooked. The stuffed chicken wings tasted like eggrolls that you get at the carnival stand. The seafood gumbo was good at least. Better luck hopefully next time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Dined there April 7th. Our second visit to New Orleans and to this restaurant. Friendly, competent and professional staff. Outstanding food. Great bar. Casual atmosphere. In a city renown for its cuisine, NOLA shines. Made my reservations (you really need reservations!) online this time and it worked like a charm. We will probably return to New Orleans, it's such a fun town. If we do, we will definitely eat at NOLA again."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Best service I have ever had anywhere or anytime. Food excellent as well"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great fried chicken. Everything you would expect from Emeril. Don't forget dessert."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was a treat - your service was awesome and pleasant and knowledgeable. I would go back to another emeril restaurant for sure. Nice about Nola was you did not realize in the quaint restaurant that you were in the middle of the French quarter at a festival time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have been to the restaurant many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Good was very good service ok. The ambient noise level to do loud that I could not enjoy the meal. I paid allot of money so I could enjoy the evening with my wife and it was very difficult for us to talk with each other. It was not that any particular group was noisy, it was the restaurant. Anyone looking for a good meal and the company of others should skip this place."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Service was impeccable, food was outstanding, all in all the meal was perfect."
    Dined on 4/11/2014