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About NOLA Restaurant
If you are unable to make a reservation online, please call us at (504) 522-6652.
NOLA is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse’s casual eatery in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Open since 1992, the critically-acclaimed restaurant fuses traditional Creole, Acadian and Southern cuisine with global influences. Chef de Cuisine Philip Buccieri works closely with Chef Emeril to create an innovative menu showcasing rustic Louisiana cooking with local ingredients and some ethnic twists. The three-story restaurant features an open-action kitchen, chef’s food bar and a signature wood-fired brick oven. NOLA was renovated in 2017 and is now open daily at 11:30 am serving one menu for lunch and dinner.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday
Lunch & Dinner: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday
Lunch & Dinner: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Validated parking at Omni Hotel on Chartres Street between St. Louis Street & Toulouse Street
Private Party Facilities:
Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine and service.
Private Party Contact:
Meredith Sabol : (504) 522-6652
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
NOLA Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The service was excellent and we thought the oysters Rockefeller pizza was very good. Our other dishes we rated as four out of five stars. It wasn’t very busy for lunch, but it was Valentines Day and many people may have been saving their dining out for the evening.
The food was okay, not great. But good. Nothing wrong with it at all, I was just expecting more. None of the desserts were even worth ordering. I think their dessert menu is very much lacking. We went to another restaurant to get dessert. The service was outstanding however and our server was fantastic, even serenading me with a little song.
I got a chance to eat at NOLA with my family today and everything was delicious. The only slip up was having my drink dumped on me and the bartender trying to create an altercation with someone in my party. The bartender (blonde with the dreads) was completely disrespectful and all the manager could say was “I’m sorry. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day and happy Mardi Gras.” I love your food but the staff ruined the experience. It’s a no for me, but thanks for trying to bring more elegance and flavor into our lives.
The beer menu was limited and the bartender had a very impatient demeanor. I had the duck and my wife had the fish and neither one was very good. The duck was dry and the fish looked like it was cooked with corn flakes. The tables were so close together, we were practically sitting with another couple. Which made the evening even weirder. We were eating on the second floor and was crammed on a little elevator with 9 other people. We will not return.
We were here for a late lunch on the Friday before Mardi Gras. Very festive but incredibly loud with inebriated patrons yelling at each other at two adjacent tables. We charles the stuffed chicken wings(delish), the crispy pork shoulder and the Quattro Formaggio pizza. All good, although the pizza was a bit limp and nothing special. The highlight was the Drunken Monkey dessert. Maybe my favorite dessert ever, anywhere.
Very difficult for me to write this as NOLA was a long time favorite, but was about as disappointed in a restaurant as I could be. After closing for 6 weeks to renovate, the ONLY thing I like better than before is the bar area. Hostess struggled to find my reservation and history, decor has been dumbed down and made so casual it feels like a burger bar. Wait staff was pushy and no longer formal or guest focused ( was one of my favorite things from before the changes). Food was almost as good, but portions have been cut and pricing hasn't. I didnt think it was possible for a restaurant that good to make a change that is this bad! I travel to New Orleans on a regular basis, and get asked all the time where to go eat. I used to say if you only have one night in town, you have to go to NOLA. Pretty sure I ain't be saying that again, and not sure I will go back
Emeril's NOLA was fantastic! Unique and delicious drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts. The wait staff were very attentive, fast, helpful and downright fun! A true New Orleans experience and a memorable experience for all 8 of us in our dinner party. Will definitely go back the next time I am in New Orleans!!
Very disappointing experience. Seated at a table next to kitchen so never got to see any of the restaurant. Our server was very inattentive and wasn't until we complained that we got decent service. The food was not impressive at all. Seems like the restaurant has undergone some changes and not for the betterment. Would not recommend!
My boyfriend and I stopped in on our final night in New Orleans before heading home and we were very impressed. The space itself wasn't super impressive, though maybe that's just because we were sitting in the bar area? I got the impression there was more seating upstairs, which might have been nicer. Downstairs was kind of sterile and had TVs on, which seemed weird to us for a nice restaurant. The food, though, was AMAZING. We started with the alligator sausage bao and then I had the garlic crusted drum, and he had the southern fried chicken. Everything was incredible and was served in reasonable portions, which I always appreciate. Service was good -- a little slow, a little casual, but with a lot of personality and great knowledge of the menu and wine list. I will definitely recommend NOLA to other friends traveling to the area.
It was disappointing. The wait staff seem to want to rush us through dinner. As we were giving drink orders they were telling us to give them our dinner orders so they could get kitchen started. Strange! When dinner arrive my duck was not hot and others said the same. I was the only one who haven’t finished my dinner but the waitress cleared the table and I am still eating. Not very professional for this level of restaurant. The food was not special. Probably will not return. Too many other choices. I made the reservation. Dissapp ting
Excellent meal and Excellent Service, my favorite restaurant in New Orleans, we started with crab boulettes and fried frog legs and for main course had the Jambalaya pizza and Spaghetti with Wagyu meatballs, it was delicious and I would definitely recommend and will definitely come back.
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