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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
NOLA Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
633 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (379)special occasion (358)romantic (205)neighborhood gem (189)notable wine list (179)good for groups (151)hot spot (142)great for lunch (106)great for brunch (44)scenic view (31)late-night find (27)vibrant bar scene (27)kid-friendly (27)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • A New Orleans must visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Being an avid food network fan as well as a self proclaimed foodie, going to NOLA was a no brainer. Once inside, it felt like a special occasion place as expected. Even though our kids are only 10 and 6, they were made to feel very comfortable as well as honored guests like every other adult in the room. The food lived up to its reputation. Miss Hays stuffed chicken wings and the ooey gooey chocolate cake are highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was great, as was the service. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was recommended to us by locals. We really enjoyed the evening and the food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We first went to this restaurant in 2009 and we were amazed by a delicious redfish dish with buerre rouge. We talked about it ever since. So we couldn't wait to get it again this time. The quality of the ingrediants has gone way downhill. The fish used was clearly frozen and no where near the high quality redfish we were served last time. The fish was tough, and overcooked. The texture was closer to Mackrel rather than tender, flaky fresh redfish we were expecting. We were very sad to have wasted a dinner here with so many excellent options in the Quarter. High notes: excellent, friendly service and creme brûlée trio was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service & ovecooked fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ordered the 4 course summer meal. Main course, wahoo, overcooked . Sent back and ordered drum. That was very good. Extremely slow service. Waitress forgot my guests appetizer. Even after she recommended this appetizer! Mgr. on duty was very apologetic about overcooked entree. Banana pudding cake was delish. Key lime bread pudding, not so much. Overall 3 stars. After all the hype maybe I expected too much?
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Must haves are the Shrimp and Grits and the Stuffed Chicken Wings. And DO NOT LEAVE until you try the Key Lime Bread Pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must do Nola
    Francine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been to New Orleans over a dozen times, and I'm familiar with all of the great restaurants. But Nola's is my favorite. I cannot go to New Orleans without dining at Nola's. My friends, newly introduced to Nola's, were raving about the place for days and thanking me for introducing them to this charming, delightful, freaking delicious restaurant. Good news is its affordability. Navigating the wine list is easy. Desserts are not to be missed. Southern style cuisine at its best. When they plate, they plate well. No lonely asparagus stalk drizzled with a gooey sauce and an ounce or 2 of meat. This is incredible food and lots of it. You will not go away hungry, but you will go away saying, "I'll be back."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2fromnw
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    we are from the pacific northwest, went here because it is owned by Emeril, took a chance on the famous name connection, not only was it good, it was great! Food portion for the fried chicken was huge, and the steak was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    MissDaisy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First time to eat at Nola, and now I'm wondering what took me so long to eat here. It was wonderful!!! The drinks were great, the wine list was good, and the food was amazing. I never eat dessert, but I'm a sucker for creme brûlée, and they have a trio of creme brûlée they offer for dessert that was delicious. I will definitely be returning to Nola!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a wonderful time on our girls night out! They make you feel like Super stars. The service was excellent I didn't have to ask for a thing! The atmosphere was great. The noise was a little loud but people were enjoying themselves. We were allowed to tour the other floors and saw there amazing wine collection. The food was cooked to perfection. I have never had sugar snap peas cooked so well and the fried chicken was great! The desert was great they have this flavored ice cream that comes with the pudding. Wow is all I can say.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nola=delicious,eat here every visit
    JonG
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Yummmmmm !!! Yummmmmmm !!! Yummmmmmmm !!! Yummmmmmm !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent. The servers were very well knowledgable of the menu. We did notice a nice cava, but it was never offer to us the signature drinks, cocktails or preferred wine to have at the beginning of our dinner. We made reservation the night before for two at 9.30pm. The restaurant seemed pretty full and the kitchen (who is open for view) was extremely busy (usual as in a good restaurant). We were seated at 9.40pm or so, but we got our appetizer basically an hour later. Yes, of course, we took time to order seems it has a long selection but we ordered within 20 minutes of arrival and again, no drinks were offered ahead of our order. The overall experience was good but I would have expected a better time-service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaryZVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had dinner at NOLA for the first time and I would highly recommend it. I have been to many French Quarter restaurants and would definitely put this as a top 3. The service was great. Had the wine pairing menu with pork tenderloin and it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent!
    Aloha111
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is my second time to NOLA and again the service was simply impeccable, prompt, friendly and knowledgable. We had the beet salad, corn and crab chowder and BBQ'd shrimp as appetizers, all delicious. The garlic crusted drum is to die for, shrimp and grits and buttermilk fried chicken were all incredible. The ooey gooey dessert substituting their something monkey homemade ice cream rather than standard vanilla was spectacularly decadent to finish off the meal. We will make it a point to come back every time we are in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA is awesome!
    LorrieCK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my friends from Houston to NOLA's and made reservations for the Chef's Food Table (a good secret). Alexis and Kelly were our attentive waiters. Alex was the oven line cook and was entertaining the whole meal. She gave us a (free) appetizer - a cheese mixture on a wedged potato chip - delicious! She also answered our tons of questions. The whole atmosphere was unique and special. All of my friends kept telling me how much they enjoyed eating there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    BoughtFoodGal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The boudin balls were delectable! My husband had the fried chicken and I had the turkey panino. Both were very flavorful. The wait staff were very attentive. We will definitely be back to NOLA!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you are true Foodie....
    TradeshowRegular
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Be sure to sit at the Food Bar, which is not the most romantic spot or quietest spot in the restaurant, but gives you a great view of the kitchen action. Be warned, you are right in front of the wood-burning oven so it is warmer than the rest of the restaurant, but not uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    JOubre
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, the service was a little slow but we didn't have to rush so no big deal. Excellent food and reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    Iexercise2eat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved NOLA. All the food was excellent, I went with a few other people and we sampled each other's. I had the crusted drum, perfectly seasoned and paired with vegetables. The bread and corn muffin from the onsite bakery were fresh. I tried the stuffed wings, shrimp and grits and jambalaya, all excellent. I had the peach pot pie which was sweet with a mild tart, I loved it! I also tried the key lime pudding, the banana bread pudding and the ooey gooey cake. By far I liked the ooey gooey cake the best, a chocolate lover's dream!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a quiet night
    yumgoodstuff
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great dining experience! Wait staff welcomed us and waited on us wonderfully! Food was delicious and price reasonable! Would recommend definately.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Thlayli
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This may be the best food I've every tasted. Every dish was amazing. Each piece was composed so well with complimentary tastes. The meat was tender and flavorful. Each sauce/dressing finished the dish perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Average - expected more. Decor felt like it needed a makeover.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Air conditioning was set too low even for me who likes it cold. We were freezing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected Better
    SmokinJoe
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Best appetizer was "Stuffed Chicken Wings" - Great. We ordered both off the dinner and the "COOLinary" w/ wine pairing menu. Pork Chop was a little too medium, sweet potatoes cloying sweet and some where underdone. On the COOLinary - several wine pairings came before course was served and sent back until. Pours were not quite 2 oz in several offerings. Gumbo was good. Pork Loin bordered on being dry. All the sauces were overly salty. Waiter was advised and explained that it was possible the sauce was over reduced and said he was going to tell the chef. Could have had this dinner any place, it was not special or Creole/Acadian, did not have to travel to New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    KbellzVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Experience could not have been better. Service was great, food was outstanding, hope to make it back here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday night in Nawlins
    NOLA5th
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful as usual. My guest was impressed with summer cocktail that was infused with jalapeño. The PEI mussels were great with corn and bacon and a wonderful cornbread. The steak was excellent. I had duck which was different from earlier visits and not as nice. Overcooked and a bit dry. I still liked it..but not as before. Dessert was great. Crime brûlée trio. Yum. Emeril does it well.,
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Could eat here every night
    Njvtec
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Youthful and fun! Perfect spot for energetic 25-55 age group. Food was amazing!!! A little noisy but fits the setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic - as always
    Derfeats
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I have visited NOLA everytime we come to the French Quarter. We have never had anything but outstanding food and service. This time we took a couple we know with us. Again we were rewarded with a fantastic experience. Our friends were impressed with NOLA and plan on including it as a "must" to any future trips to New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • evening meal
    baseline
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very noisy, couldn't hear yourself talk to each other without yelling. Summer four course menu was fair, but nothing to brag about and prices were about the same as a high priced restaurant that we go to. Food was not nearly as good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    PBH12
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our servers were great. Stuffed chicken wings and pork ball appetizers were delicious. It was a fantastic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nola
    Kids
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Was an exceptional experience. Staff was very friendly and had good service. Felt like a valued guest. Portions were very generous. V
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nunya
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Was good, had better EL places, but was fine. Food took a good while, but came just before getting annoyed. Service helper was great. She filled my tea several times during our wait on food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fod was good service great very attentive and responsive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicely done.. Major Hiccups though
    FitFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We ordered off the Summer Menu. Our 1st & 2nd Courses were Fantastic and were timed percectly. The 3rd Course took an addtional 20-25 minutes (which felt like forever). Our server said "the Chef is putting the final touches on your dinner now". She asked if we'd like more drinks (instead of apologizing for the delay). When our 3rd Course arrived, 2 of the dishes had issues. My Amberjack was outstanding. the Salmon was beyond rare on one end. The Tenderloin/Pork was cold in the center. The 4th Course (dessert) took another 20 minutes after dinner was complete. The Banana Pudding was delicious (except the Lady Finger cookie was harder than a rock). The service did feel polished and sincere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service very good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Loved the service. Food was very good and very generous portions.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughters Dream
    daughterdream18
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It has been a dream of my now 18 yr old daughter to eat at one of Emerils places from growing up watching him on television, well this dream finally became a reality for her and she couldnt have been anymore happier on her visit unless meeting Emeril would have been an option. Our service we were given went above and beyond our expectations and the staff was awesome!! Thank you for making a little girls dream real. What also made this special for her and I is that she is a heart patient and has had 2 heart surgeries and other health issues and making the trip wasnt something we were able to due with all the restrictions she had. She is heart healthy now and no restictions. This was a dream made happen. Thank you again!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    Grams
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Exceptional service and great food, what more can I say! Tends to be on the noisy side, especially on weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA serves up delicious experience
    Foodfinder
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great service, great food (don't miss the duck pizza-- yum!) warm approachable atmosphere. A nice change from the down and dirty tourist food found in much of the French quarter. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Wish the crab cakes were not so greasy and had been made that old way with the two sauces on top.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    KDLMKR
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Oregon foodie family's highlight in New Orleans! Delicious food, excellent service, super, super impressed. As one member of our party commented... This place is "dialed in"! All five party members were astounded at the wonderful, wonderful pork chop!!! Wow!!!!! Staff was top top notch! Thanks so much Nola folks for the hospitality! A great time had by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.