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
629 reviews since June 22, 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 (406)special occasion (353)good for groups (199)neighborhood gem (196)romantic (186)notable wine list (178)hot spot (163)great for lunch (97)great for brunch (41)vibrant bar scene (37)late-night find (28)scenic view (24)kid-friendly (22)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
  • 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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
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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
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh yum!
    Lutotravel
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    NOLA came highly recommended by friends and we were not disappointed! The food was simply out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Eat here last year and was very impressed with service and food, this year not so much. 1.5 hours to receive main dish, 33 min to receive dessert and list goes on and on. Very disappointed in service and quality of Food. I will be returning to NO in DEC but will no longer take my clients to NOLA. Sorry
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh soooo busy
    Crazy8Craving
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I was really looking forward to dinner with my 2 adult daughters here. There was a convention in town and the restaurant was booming. Large parties on both floors created loud conversations and in order to chat we had to raise our voices to carry on conversations. The kitchen did its best to keep up with demand. Overall a great establishment, just lost the ambience for us - it was too business geared,we were hoping for a pleasant fine dining experience - we were on a holiday not a business trip. :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worth the wait
    CletusOKC
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    a fantastic dining experience. It had been 11 years since my last dinner at Nola's and again, it was worth the wait. The impeccable service by the wait staff, and the food, set the tone for a great experience. Don't plan on waiting that long again, as Nawlins will be another trip planned for next year, and NOLA's will be at the top of my reservation list. Restaurant contacts the diner to remind the patron of their upcoming reservation which is a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to raves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A colleague recommended as one of the best meals she'd ever had. Absolutely the case!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chris
    chris
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    $12 for coffee?? Pork overcooked Otherwise an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The good and service were impeccable! It is a must do in NOLA!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to back
    CandmVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We went to NOLA the day after eating at Emeril's, we were so impressed with the level of service, professionalism and the great food. Both locations are a step above most other restaurants we encourage you to make a point to visit when you are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Orleans trip
    Sofee
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We booked this restaurant for 7:30 on a Monday night. We arrived early and was seated right away. We were seated on 2nd floor. Tables were a little close together. Waiter was knowledgable about menu. Wine list was huge. Appetizer Pork Cheek Boudin was excellent. Salads were good. Service was a little slow between salad and entree. The manager came over to tell us that our food would be out shortly. Drum was excellent, buttermilk fried chicken was great except it was way to much food. Desserts we had were warm ooey gooey cake and creme brûlée trio. Both of which great. Except for loud noise, slow service between entrees, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Checked off dining with Emeril!
    LadyLCG
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We wanted to experience the food of Emeril Lagasse and got the chance through opentable to book for two easily. The service was excellent right from the start. From start to finish we enjoyed our food, cocktails and wine. The two of us shared the stuffed chicken wings appetizer with the hoisin sauce and they were delicious. My daughter then had the fish (drum) and I had the duck. I would not choose the duck again in such a situation since it is too similar to the chicken wings but it was good. A particular highlight was the peach dessert. Best crust I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Spot
    HHunt85
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    NOLA was recommended to us by several people including people on our airplane. So.glad we made reservations! A little pricey but you get what you pay for, right? Shrimp and Grits was perfect! Banana Pudding cake had huge pieces of real fresh banana in it. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in French Quarter
    Bucknuts
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Stuffed wings, gumbo, drum fish and fried chicken - all excellent! Food , service, and overall experience what you would expect and wouldn't hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    Kyproud411
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    While we were in New Orleans, my daughter got to pick the restaurant. I told her to look at all of the reviews and pick something special. She chose NOLA and we could be more pleased. Service was outstanding and our kept the evening up upbeat. The food was everything we would have expected at an Emeril restaurant. The stuffed chicken wings were excellent and the chicken and country gravy was the best. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAM BAM BAM!! Amazing
    SMYMVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Emeril's NOLA restaurant was amazing, and well worth it! the warm Ooey Gooey cake was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet