Nola - Palo Alto
Wonderful food and atmosphphereThis was my second time at Nola's. The first time was later in the evening and very noisy. This time it was earlier in the evening (5:30 p.m.) and wasn't crowded yet. So the noise level was down and I could hear what my group of 4 was saying despite the very loud table near us (there were 8 people at that table). Our waiter was very attentive and the food was excellent. I had the cluck and moo dish which was very good. The ribs fell off the bone it was that tender and moist. The chicken breast with gravy was okay but felt they needed a little more seasoning to bring out the flavors. We all shared the bread pudding dessert. It was a very big piece and there was no way one person could eat the entire dessert but four people could. YUMMY!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice restaurantWe enjoyed a nice dining experience. First time there but will definitely go back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFlavorful!My sisters and I took our mother to Nola for her birthday. Great experience! The food was amazing and came out quickly. Our server was awesome! When I mentioned to her that it was our mother's birthday, she brought a complimentary dessert. The Black & Blue Ahi Tacos are delicious for an appetizer, or if you're just not terribly hungry, and my seared scallops were perfect - tender and flavorful.
I would highly recommend Nola to anyone looking for a fun night out.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBDay DinnerI took my family out to dinner here for my little sisters bday. We had a great time, everyone enjoyed their food. I got the Jambalaya medium hot. It was fantastic, a little too spicy but I managed to eat it all because it was so good. The raspberry mojito was DELICIOUS! I would go back just for that drink! The service was great and the environment was fun and lively. Definitely not a place to go to have a quiet dinner. The server brought out a little ice cream sundae with a candle for my little sister. She loved it!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the service!We were a group of 15 people on a Friday night. We were given a special room on the second floor. The layout of the room gave us all a great opportunity to connect and talk to each other. Though, it would have been nicer if there was a circular table, instead of a rectangular shaped table. That way we wouldn't have had to move around and talk to people. We could just have sat in one place and talked to everyone.
As for the service, I must say I was most impressed with the servers. They took all the feedback we provided them with such good spirit and made sure they implemented them immediately. Haven't seen that in any other restaurant. Amazing attitude!
Everyone enjoyed the food, but the appetizers in my opinion were the best here!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNola's always comes through.Party of 6 for dinner, seated right on time. Great table for 6 people upstairs. Water & waiter touched bases right away. Great drinks. Great, interesting food. Service was attentive and timely. Everyone liked their food; skirt steak, fried chicken & waffles, fish tacos. Waist line said no to desserts but will have to go back for a beignet.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place!I have been going here since I was 14 years old I am now 30 years old and I still love the food and place.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRagin' CajunGreat little spot. Love the food and ambiance it offers. Wait staff is knowledgable and super nice. Check out their drink menu, lots of fun things to choose from. Enjoy!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal & time was had by allWe loved our meal, we've been before. Good house salad, great jambalaya, yummy fried chicken & waffles, and really good blackened salmon (loved the potatoes). And of course we had the beignets - wow - except the chocolate sauce now has caramel (not as good), and the bourbon sauce now has caramel (not as good). Always a fun and delicious experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNola's is the best!We had a perfect night at Nola's! My boyfriend and I used to be regulars at Nola's but took a break from ratting out. We were both splendidly surprised at how wonderful the food and service was- just like when we first started going. Our server was being trained and he did a great job! The managers were very awkwardly dressed ad one even delivered our food to our table without saying anything..., but other than that awesome experience! Thanks Nola's! Will be back for birthdays and maybe even next week!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit, will return.First visit, will return. Had BBQ shrimp on wonderful cheesy creamy grits, Yum! Service was very good and friendly. Had dinner with a party of four and all four gave thumbs up.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. Great newLove this place. Great new Orleans food, hard to find in this area. And amazing drinks, def recommend a pitcher of backporch lemonade!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, good food, great for groups!This place was really fun. Creative, delicious drinks. Fun bar atmosphere (although a little cramped). Dinner was fun, great with a group. Service was really good as well. I love New Orleans and this food was pretty good and much less greasy than the real NOLA. Had the chicken and waffles and tried some of the ribs. All very good! Also loved the cucumber gimlet.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a wonderful restaurantIt was a wonderful restaurant to celebrate my birthday at and remember amazing memories from my trip to New Orleans with my mom.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere and the foodGreat atmosphere and the food is amazing. Nola's signature cocktails are to die for. If you are around Palo Alto defiantly check this place out.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNola is a great date restaurantNola is a great date restaurant with great food and drink menu. Ambiance really sets the mood for a great evening.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is one of my favorites.This place is one of my favorites. It's always a hit with anyone that I bring for the first time. Every menu item I've tried is excellent, and the cocktails are fantastic. There is always a fun vibe here. Staff is nice.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGives you a taste of New OrleansGives you a taste of New Orleans from food to atmosphere.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHadn't been here for manyHadn't been here for many years and wanted to share with a friend on recent visit to south bay area. Food was terrific as I remembered and the service was excellent. Table was ready when we arrived and the staff made us feel welcomed.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, the service andThe food, the service and the ambiance is very nice, I can't find anything negative. Great place!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely excellent food,Absolutely excellent food, vibe, and fun restaurant. We hosted friends as a thank you for taking care of our dog. All of us enjoyed a wonderful evening!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time thereIt was our first time there and it was great. It was a little too loud for us though because we couldn't talk.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foody spot!Great menu with all the Cajun food you crave! The bar had awesome cocktails to choose from!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Fun SpotA fun location. Lots of action and a variety of rooms as well as courtyard setting.
Fish tacos were good, but pricey. Pulled pork sandwiches were enjoyed.
One dessert fed 4 senior citizens on diets.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waitress forgot aboutThe waitress forgot about us but then we got another one. Super friendly.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFun!We have fun at Nola.
Lunch for 10. Service was superb and plentiful. Noise was not a problem. Everyone was happy with food, service, and everything!12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM