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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
  • "The flavors of the food we ordered were great. Unfortunately, the chef does not understand when fish is finished cooking and let mine stay on the heat until it was hard and dry. Uck..the woman sitting next to me was served her fish the same way. My wife loved her shrimp and grits, though."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Excellent food, creatively prepared, and professionally served. Restaurant situated in the center of the French Quarter and has three floors for dining. Atmosphere very vibrant, especially on lowest floor. We sat on middle floor, which was quiet enough for conversation. The 2 inch thick pork chop I had was moist throughout (wish I could do that)! Head waiter had extensive knowledge of the wine list and his recommendation was outstanding. Much attention to detail, even providing dark napkins since we were wearing dark clothing. Perfect."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "First time visiting New Orleans and tried a variety of hot spots, Acme, Johnny Po'Boys, Luke, Cafe De Mont, etc, and each did not quiet live up to their reputation, some more than others. The lone exception that actually exceeded expectations was Nola. Family did the 4 course option with wine pairing and the experience was simply awesome. Each dish tasted fantastic and the staff was friendly and inviting."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We recently enjoyed the "Tastes of Summer" 4-course dinner, with wine pairings, at NOLA in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The price was reasonable for the quality of food, and the service was excellent. A large staff attended to everyone frequently, efficiently, and unobtrusively. The ground floor dining room seemed fairly small, though adequate, and we could see the kitchen from our table. We would recommend this restaurant whole-heartedly."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant!! Definitely worth every penny. Great service, authentic food & really cool atmosphere. Again, OUTSTANDING food. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at NOLA. It had the Southern cuisine we were looking for and great cocktails as well. The food was not overly fancy, but it was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and gave just the right amount of attention and help choosing from the menu."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My experience @ NOLA has always seemed to amaze me, every time we dine I am extremely impressed. Simply Love This Place❤️"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had such a great time at Nola on Saturday night! I had the crab cake with maque choux as an entree and added a side of brabant potato hash and it was so delicious! Our group also had the Duck Confit Pizza which was great as well. The best part of our dinner was the service. Nat and his team did a phenomenal job! Very attentive, personable, and funny! Thanks for a great dinner :)"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and 3 children had dinner and enjoyed our server and atmosphere. Dinner was great, too!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service at NOLA was outstanding, surpassed only by the food. simply fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Not too fancy, and not too casual. Open kitchen, great food and great decor. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My group of friends and I enjoyed a great dining experience for our collective 40th birthdays. We opted for the 4 course Chef's menu with wine pairings. We added a 5th course with some cocktails to start. Our server Raymond was the best waiter I have had in years. His suggestions and bigger than life personality perfectly complimented the artistry that was on the plate."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food and service! Not to stuffy and happy folks to deal with! Taste of timeless cajun food with a little kick! Key Lime Bread pudding was spot on! 2nd floor team were all champs!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had the barbeque shrimp followed by cornflake crusted catfish. It was out first night in town, so it was a perfect on ramp to the delicious food in this city"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Dissaponted that we had to wait despite booking. Half an hour wait for cocktails and to give food order . Far too noisy to hear one another speak."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and excellent food. The service was attentive and knowledgeable"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was a highly anticipated father daughter visit from out of state. We both had the four course menu, which offered both good selection and value. We naturally gravitated to different choices for each course, which gave us each the opportunity to sample a taste of another dish. Dad added the wine tasting. Both floors were packed full but not overly noisy. Service was spot on. We observed multiple managers alternating from behind the scenes activity to guest interaction. All four courses were delicious and beautifully presented. This visit completely lived up to our expectations. Would recommend very highly, and will definitely dine here again on a return trip."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We E.njoyed dinner very much. The Food Was Best Mics But The Wait Staff MakeThe Place special."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Service was flawless and it goes without saying the dining experience was unparalleled. We had the shrimp and grits and look forward to trying other dishes."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food, staff and ambiance was phenomenal! My girl friends and I had a late night dinner and had the best time. We ordered their four-course special with wine pairing and it was incredible, especially for the price! The portions were much larger than we expected and the wine servings were very generous! Definitely a great place for a fun evening with friends!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to NOLA Restaurant for our One Year Anniversary and the food and wine were amazing. It was the perfect place to celebrate. We had a reservation and we were seated almost immediately. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The customer service was exceptional and the good was amazing. Out of all the meals we had in New Orleans..NOLA was by far the best!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Everything we tried was delicious. We ordered the BBQ shrimp, fried chicken, and pork chops. All the side items were great. The bread brought to the table was great. I have eaten at Emeril's restaurant on Julia St. and the food at NOLA is far better! The hostess was very nice and welcoming to my family. We were the only Hispanic people in the place and we were treated well. The place was busy but it did not take long for our food to come out. The wine list was extensive. We also had the trio for desert and it was decadent. We left on a food high! My family eats out 4 to 5 times a week. It is so wonderful when you find a place where you know that no matter what you order off the menu it will be delicious."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The cocktail (NOLA lemonade), entree (shrimp & grits) , and dessert (caramelized white chocolate cremeux) were all wonderfully presented and absolutely delicious. However, it was the impeccable service that sets this place "above and beyond" other restaurants I have visited over the years. The care and attention paid to each diner, but in a friendly and not at all pretentious way, is something I'll not soon forget. I highly recommend NOLA."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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
  • "I was here in 2001. Our waiter, Jorge, was wonderful! Came back 13 years later to find Jorge the Maitre d'! He took great care of us! The food was exquisite and service was impeccable! Thank you, Jorge and John for another memorable experience!"
    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
  • "Wanted to check visiting an Emeril restaurant off my bucket list. Checked out NOLA on a rainy Sunday...came down in buckets! (no pun intended). Oustanding service from start to finish. Very welcoming and friendly. I ordered a pork cheek po-boy...but they were not available! As it turns out, I guess I was lucky as my backup lunch dish was the shrimp and grits. It was awesome! Also had a crabcake appetizer which was also excellent. The grits were drizzled with a sweet and tangy sauce and the shrimp were grilled to perfection. I could have eaten two. For dessert I had the Ooey Gooey Chocolate cake, served in a giant mug stuffed with coffee ice cream and marshmallows. Dessert was aptly named. Sugar overdose! Completely satisfied with my visit."
    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