Nolé Restaurant

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Come experience an atmosphere that authentically combines New Orleans and Latin America’s passion for life and celebration with a chef-driven menu perfectly suited for both happy hour margaritas and guacamole and an elevated dining experience. Always featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients, Nolé brings its innovative menu to St. Charles Avenue.
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Ring in 2020 on the avenue. 4 course meal with unlimited beverages. Window views and outdoor seating available.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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TS
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience, and service! We enjoyed everything!

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SC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was absolutely horrendous. Our waiter seemed to be pretty absent.

OT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Tasty dishes. Okra pico is da bomb

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall our food was tasty, good flavor. We had the queso (the chips weren’t good on their own) as a starter, the sangria was delicious, the blackened chicken tacos and the black beans were good. My date had the mole (it isn’t mole you normally picture) but it was good. The tres leches bread pudding was neither of those things. It was more like cheesecake that had been left in the back of the fridge too long with sauce on it. They were nice enough to take that off our check. Overall service was really slow (seems like it was on the kitchen side) and inconsistent. Not sure we’ll be back for another date night.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my mother's Birthday lunch. Our waitress was very attentive and gave great food suggestions. Although the portions were fairly small everything that we tried was delicious especially the prickly pair frose and the carnitas tacos. The prices are very fair and the restaurant was open and very clean. We will be back!

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Responded on September 25, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was such a fun evening with my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday! Our waiter Cornelius was fantastic! We had ordered a pitcher of mojitos and he had the bartender make a fresh one since it was sitting out too long. Can’t wait to back!

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Responded on September 25, 2019

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DB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good times!!!

WC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Tyler was wonderful

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good experience but the service was a bit lacking. The waiter was not so attentive, and had to get his attention every single time we needed service.

TS
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Cornelius was a personable and knowledgeable waiter. Fun atmosphere and great salmon!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We will definitely be coming back! Our biggest complaint was the service. Our server was really really sweet; however, she didn’t appear to really know the menu and she wasn’t super attentive. We ordered two desserts and she brought out two things completely different than what we ordered saying that they ran out of the first one. We are a little bit caught off guard because we thought we would’ve been given the option to order something else versus just being brought something. Aside from that, the food was delicious and atmosphere was great!

MB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was horrific. The food was passable but the wait staff were on their phones in the kitchen. we waited over 15 mins Houston to water. Unacceptable!

e
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Very cool space! We’ve been wanting to try it for a while. The food was decent. The waitress was very nice and service was good except at the end. We waiting at least 45 minutes to pay because the system went down and we were not informed until 30 minutes after and just sat there while our server avoided coming over. They did not give any updates as to when we could pay or offer anything in return for the inconvenience. We ended up getting cash from an atm nearby and leaving it. Horribly frustrating experience trying to pay for the just decent food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We unfortunately waited about 30 minutes for our food to arrive, but we were told this

c
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was less than expected. They were very busy at the time

j
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal. Some friends had been there and were not impressed so we went in with low expectations. We were blown away. The food was fantastic. Our waiter Zack was on point with both service and recommendations from the menu. Atmosphere was good, a bit loud but not bothersome. The Andouille Chorizo Queso was fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with professional service

JC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. The drinks were also very good. We loved the décor & the 2 ladies at the hostess stand were very friendly & courteous! Our waiter, Cornelius J, was awesome! The only problem we had was the service with drinks. We sat the bar to wait for another couple & ordered 2 frozen margaritas (which were already made in machines!). There were 2 bartenders & only 2 other customers & we had to wait to order. Then once we sat at our table, it took a while for our friends to get their drinks. Which was even more surprising since there was another bar in the restaurant that appeared to be for dining customers. Our 2nd round of drinks took a long while as well. Overall, Nole' is a great restaurant & we will be returning! Hopefully, the bar service improves (since it appears to be an ongoing issue based on other reviews!).

CF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Love the look of the restaurant, but it definitely needs some work! We were one of maybe four tables in the restaurant and it took 15+ minutes for us to get our cocktails. Our server was sweet enough, but the bar service needs some serious work. Food came out quickly and was good for the most part. The gauc and blue crab street corn were fantastic. The chicken tinga tacos had good flavor and were a little spicy. The carnitas tacos were incredibly dry, practically inedible. The tres leches bread pudding was bomb!!!!!

KJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited on 8/30 with a party of 11 and Zack was amazing! His service was outstanding. The food was great, the Chef was accommodating, and the atmosphere was lovely. Thank you so much for making the night a success

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Responded on September 3, 2019

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R
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Host was extremely friendly. Drinks and food took forever - what should have been an hour and half meal at most was two and half hours.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the coolinary lunch and it was so wonderful! Large portions of wonderful interesting things! Try the corn it is WONDERFUL!

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Responded on September 3, 2019

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KT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The atmosphere is very cute and "hip", but the service was the worst service I, and each person at our table, have ever received. We had a reservation on Sunday afternoon for 7 (ended up being only for 4). The restaurant was not even half full and we had to wait to be seated 5-10 min. After being seated our waitress approached and greeted us. We made it pretty clear that we were hungry but would need a minute to look over the menu but ordered a quick appetizer. Our drink order was never taken at this time. Fast forward 45 minutes later. Still no drink order. We attempted to wave down our waitress but she never looked our way. We then waived down who we believe to be a manager, who then took our drink order. 20 minutes later, still no drinks and our waitress has yet to come back take our order. At this point one of us got up and once again spoke with the manager and another waiter who happened to be close by. Keep in mind, there was no hustle to make any of this right and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. Finally our drinks were delivered and our order taken after over an hour and a half of sitting. The manager offered no explanation other than that our table had been over looked. (HUGE EYEROLL). She then offered a round of drinks on her. After our meals were brought out our waitress actually asked us if we wanted her to put our dessert order in, although she had already had the orders when we ordered our meals. (We ordered off the coolinary set menu) It was like we couldn't win. I will say that the food was delicious but the service was so bad that I will never go back nor recommend to any friends.

T
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We ordered and never received our food, the waiter said he forgot to put it in

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Love this restaurant. You can bring a baby and no one will notice if crying because it was busy and loud, which was great. Didn’t have guilt for crying baby!

AG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent along with service. Highly recommend

GN
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Service was pretty good. Had to ask for drink refill

c
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Servers were great! They didn’t steer us wrong. We loved the paella and the fried chicken!

SK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The food we ordered was great, we only ordered from the Coolinary menu. (3 courses, with a drink) I would definitely recommend the flautas and fish tacos. Margaritas were great as well.
On the other hand, the service was horrible. We ordered fairly quick being that we were only deciding from a limited menu. We needed up being there for over 2 hours! What concerns me the most is the owner was there with his wife and sitting at a table next to us! The waitress even made a comment about the kitchen being no good after 9pm. (Reservations were for 8:30)

LM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Margaritas were terrible. Food was good, but definitely needed better/more flavor. I was also spilled on and accidents happen, but I was not really apologized to about it. Service was mediocre too.

B
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a great restaurant for a girls' night or date night! Beautiful modern and trendy decor, excellent food at reasonable prices, and wonderful staff and service! We really enjoyed the $29 Coolinary menu - it was a great deal! Will definitely be back!

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Responded on August 19, 2019

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OT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was okay. The tacos and rice were bland for my taste. The service was good, but they seemed understaffed. The appetizers and drinks were really good. They were the best part of our visit. The decor was nice.

M
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First we have visited Nole' and highly recommend it. As locals, we try to experience the Coolinary menus at places we have never been. We will be back to Nole', even without Coolinary! Superb food, excellent server, service, hostess. Thank you for a lovely Sunday afternoon!

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Responded on August 16, 2019

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j
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow. It took about 45 minutes for appetizers to arrive. I informed the server that we were in a bit of a time crunch, but I still had to leave the restaurant for my appointment before our entrees arrived. My fiance told me that this "quick" brunch wound up taking about 2 hours since the kitchen was so slow that day. This was my second visit, and the first time I came, we had no issues with service/timing/etc. Not sure what happened on Sunday. Food was very yummy though!

OT
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal and great price during Coolinary Month!

J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and was extremely pleased with the atmosphere, service and food. Took advantage of the coolinary menu for lunch. Generous amount of food at a very reasonable price. Will be back!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible horrible horrible birthday experience. It started good and our sever was excellent but some of the food came out late and cold . The manager didn’t do anything to make the experience any better by not even apologizing. Our poor sever is the one that kept apologizing but it was not her fault . The manager did say that she had taken off the appetizers and drinks of the bill but we were still charged for some things including a birthday dessert that we didn’t even request . The last time that I went to a restaurant a birthday dessert was complimentary not $8!!! Horrible horrible and way to ruin my bday .

GL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing dining experience. Understaffed, LONG waits for everything. Food not particularly good. Everyone was waiting and waiting for any kind of service. Could not wait to leave.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was terrible. It was so slow, and our server was not friendly. We had to ask for water three times. We got sat in an inconvenient spot and waited 15 minutes to be greeted by a server at our table. The food ended up being pretty good, especially the guacamole. The drinks were also really good. Hopefully the service gets better.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took a date here for Taco Tuesday, not realizing how great the deals were. I had the best $5 margaritas, ever. They were excellent and surprisingly strong.

The two tacos, plus rice and beans deal for $8 is also insane. The carnitas tacos were good, not amazing, but solid. The guac was great, but the chips were mediocre.

The ambiance of this place is awesome. Swanky and chic, fun space. I’ll definitely be back again.

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