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Nola Restaurant

534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
+1 504-522-6652
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp and grits” (424 reviews)
“duck” (286 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
534 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2118
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I were part of a group of seven dining here, spurred by the memories of one of the group of a visit more than a decade ago. All seven were attending a science conference here in New Orleans. Although our food was...More

Thank PlanetaryScientist
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice restaurant with 3 floors. Nice music but can't be heard all the time because place is pretty popular. Food is eclectic and interesting. We had the cowboy caviar which was very interesting and different. Also the gumbo (good) and shrimp and grits (excellent)....More

Thank davidwV9361JH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got a reservation here for dinner as this place was highly recommended by my cousin and aunt who’s been several times over the years. We shared frog legs, boudin, Brie pot pie for starters. Holy moly the Brie pot pie was decadent, frog legs were...More

Thank SuzieGlobeTrekker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding!!! Ramon and Chris offered top shelf service. Recommendations for food where out of this world.

Thank jlu7373
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best waitress and great food. Shrimp Po’Boy and Alligator pasta dish (cannot remember the real name). Awesome food.

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the first time here, I could not compare with previous. Hostess mentioned that the restaurant was completely remodeled in September and menu redone. The stuffed chicken wings were highly recommended and at $10 per plate, only came with 2 wings ($5 per wing). The...More

Thank McChi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An Emeril Lagasse standout in the French Quarter. The new look is modern and inviting. The food is interesting- a fusion of asian and creole cooking. Very good and worth a visit.

Thank Lily219
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited NOLA on our final night in New Orleans. I had done quite a bit of research and was hopeful that the restaurant would not disappoint. Reviews tend to be a little mixed. Things I loved off the bat included being...More

Thank durre002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a local New Orleanian this was one of my go to Restaurants, the stuffed chicken wings, duck, dessert and wine list. Unfortunately with the redesign the restaurant lost its direction and taste. Now I can't recommend this place to anyone. Sad to see this...More

Thank Jfc073
EmerilsRestaurants, Customer Service at Nola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize that your recent visit did not meet expectations. Your comments have been forwarded to the restaurant team and we are hope that you will consider giving us another chance in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to NOLA without a reservation not knowing if we would get a table and were wonderfully surprised that we were able to a table. Our waiter was awesome and had great recommendations. We were surprised at the Asian twist on traditional New Orleans...More

Thank Ryan M
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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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17 October 2016|
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Response from IAGMI | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are always children there each time we have went!
22 April 2015|
Response from itsanicedayout |
Yup-nice jeans will be fine.
14 February 2015|
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Response from jeffjnok | Reviewed this property |
That I'm not sure about, sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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