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Nola Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
As featured in French Quarter Grub Crawl
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534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-522-6652
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The staff is amazing. The food is incredible. When we went our waiter told us about an appetizer that the chef was making that day that was not on the menu and it was incredible! Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted Devine. Definitely recommend. It's in the lovely area of the French quarter, great things to see before or... More 

Thank Tiffany Alexis R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The drum is one of the most amazing dishes. It's a flavor explosion that is hard to explain. Service is top notch.

Thank Jennifer B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we were treated by our daughter to an evening meal for our 50. anniversary. They took her credit card over the phone which was nice. Food was great and the creme brulee very good but to much. All in all a nice expirience

Thank gleiwitz
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started with a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. Had a lovely pineapple infused drink. For dinner shared the barbeque shrimp appetizer - delicious. I asked the waiter for a dinner recommendation and had the wonderfully prepared shrimp and grits. This place is one of my New Orleans staples - go every time I am in town... More 

Thank MS64
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch because after all it's Emril Lagasse's restaurant. Felt rushed. Steak and gumbo compared to other places was lacking. Even the famous Bloody Mary was awful. Do not recommend.

Thank DeviW
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Emeril's NOLA restaurant on Saturday, February 4th. What a wonderful dining experience. The food was very good and the staff was outstanding. We enjoyed our dinner and will return again next time we are in town.

Thank Wendy F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Couldn't have asked for a better place to have a great meal with long time friends. Food was amazing along with the staff. Next time I am in town heading back.

Thank cloversvcs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I first went to Emeril's NOLA back in the early 2000's, pre-Katrina, and found it to be one of the best places around. Sitting at the Chef's table was a treat. I did that again last week, and it was not quite as magical--the guys at the pizza oven there at the chef's table never really made eye contact. But... More 

Thank Kim L
Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in New Orleans for a few days and had dinner at Nola's. We ate on the 2nd floor and I would recommend this, it is out of the way of the hustle and bustle. We had an excellent waiter and excellent service. I had the beet salad and the duck which were both excellent. The portion sizes were... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate lunch here during our recent stay in NOLA. (I had eaten here once before, sitting at the eating bar overlooking the kitchen, though it was my wife's first time.) We were one of the first people seated that day. The waitstaff were fabulously attentive and the food was excellent. At the end of the meal, we asked the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
    (Chartres Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6652
NOLA is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse's casual and funky 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 Brian Mottola 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 serves dinner nightly and lunch Thursday through Monday.

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French Quarter
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