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NOLA Restaurant



534 Saint Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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(504) 522-6652

  • Sun - Mon 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Tue - Wed 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Thu - Sat 11:30am - 10:00pm

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Cuisine: American Restaurants, Cajun Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 131 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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  • Tiffany Tastes on Aug 08, 2013

    New Orleans is a food city, and plenty of "celebrity chefs" have at least one restaurant in the Crescent City. I wanted to experience some of the best food in the city, so we patronized some of the big-name places...

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  • jimrob reviewOver rated and over priced. We paid $80.00 for lunch for two, that I wouldn't give 8.00 to have again. The staff was very attentive, but the food was served COLD.

    11111 by jimrob


  • hharada reviewService was outstanding. The sauce with my pecan crusted flounder, however, totally overwhelmed the delicate nature of the flounder. Daughter's broiled gulf fish also overwhelmed by the sauce. There seemed a lot of conflict between the quality control people and the chefs that night. Recall son-in-law had a couple filets which were excellent. Have eaten at Emeril's in New Orleans and enjoyed the atmosphere and food much more.

    22222 by hharada


  • lcbryant reviewWe both agree that this was the most incredible dining experience of our lives! The food was absolutely fantastic - as was the service, the atmosphere,, everything. If you only eat at one restaraunt in New Orleans, we highly recommend NOLA!

    55555 by lcbryant


  • RogerRabbit reviewYou really have to pick carefully here to make sure you get something you want. I hated what I ordered but LOVED what my wife ordered. One problem is that the place is VERY crowded for dinner with tables one on top of another.

    22222 by RogerRabbit


  • mediakit reviewthe smoked salmon appetizer was to die for

    44444 by mediakit


  • Gustavo R.The Grilled Niman Ranch Pork Chop is from heaven! Perfectly cooked and the brown sugar sweet potatoes are sublime! Don't miss it!

    55555 by Gustavo R.


  • Sandra PGarlic shrimp side as an appetizer, and the pork chops with caramelized yams and pecans. DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN... so good!

    55555 by Sandra P


  • Amanda B.Try the cocktail, Tropical Heat. Refreshing with just a touch of heat!

    55555 by Amanda B.


  • Neil CService seems very rushed. I was pushed through my meal constantly. Don't sit at the table next to the waiters stand upstairs. This was not their typical service ...which was excellent.

    33333 by Neil C


  • Bill ICab rib-eye is awesome w/emeril's bb-que shrimp appetizer

    55555 by Bill I


  • Justin BPorkchop and mac n cheese

    55555 by Justin B


  • Justin BPorkchop and mac and cheese were great!

    55555 by Justin B


  • Mike W.Bam! You know the man. Emeril is a New Orleans legend and this restaurant is still throwing fastballs. Everything is great, but you must order Miss Hay's Stuffed Wings. Read more on WinstonWanders.com

    55555 by Mike W.


  • Linda D.Stuffed chicken wings, beet salad, and shrimp and grits. If you like Pimm's Cups they make good ones.

    55555 by Linda D.


  • Big AAsk about the Gumbo of the day, the garlic crusted drum was esquisite

    33333 by Big A


  • Big AGarlic crusted drum is awesome , have it with your wine of choice i had with a sangria. Also inquire about the Gumbo of the day i was lucky the gumbo had roasted duck that day but it varies.

    55555 by Big A


  • Laura R.Try the Boubon Sweet Potatoes (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Laura R.


  • Laura R.Try the Creme Brulee Trio (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Laura R.


  • Laura R.Try the Grilled Creekstone New York Strip (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Laura R.


  • Laura R.Try the Banana Fosters Bread Pudding (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Laura R.


  • Laura R.Try the "Emeril’s" New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Laura R.


  • Brian G.Roasted duck was a great blend of flavors

    55555 by Brian G.


  • Susan B.An Emeril Lagasse's restaurant. Looks pricey, but I'm sure it's delish!

    55555 by Susan B.


  • Mirella B.Excellent service, I wasn't wowed by my entree, but hubby loved his app. They were great with my small kids.

    55555 by Mirella B.


  • Erin SThe pizza with the egg and duck confit

    55555 by Erin S


  • Nirnaya L.Shrimp and grits was delish!

    55555 by Nirnaya L.


  • Amanda S.EXCELLENT experience. Great service. Try the Garlic Crusted Drum - amazing! Ooey Gooey Cake was spectacular and I don't even like sweets! The restaurant has 3 floors - much bigger than what it looks.

    55555 by Amanda S.


  • John B.The buttermilk fried chicken is so tender you can cut it with fork. I will have dreams about the bourbon mashed sweet potatoes-- ridiculously good. SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT. I didn't & regret it.

    55555 by John B.


  • Raquel DEverything was good but the creme brûlée was awesome :)

    55555 by Raquel D


  • Eduardo AThe best crawfish etouffee and gumbo at new orleans!!!! The perfect place to try the new orleans tradicional food!!!

    55555 by Eduardo A


  • Dave SimsHad the Drum fish--loved it. The pumpkin cheesecake was outstanding. The wait staff: friendly and professional. Don't be afraid to jump on the waiter's recommendations.

    55555 by Dave Sims


  • SandraGreat wine selection, get the stuffed chicken wings too!

    55555 by Sandra


  • Dave T.Crusted Drum was to die for

    55555 by Dave T.


  • Justin ArziReasonably priced for lunch and the salads are terrific.

    55555 by Justin Arzi


  • Richard R.My first time here was 1996 and it's always a treat each time in the Crescent City. Always new and creative dishes from Emril. Bam!

    55555 by Richard R.


  • Nerces KChicken wings and Crab cakes are to die for!

    55555 by Nerces K


  • Angela G.Checking out one of emerils many restaurants in nola

    55555 by Angela G.


  • Kidd DTime for dinner

    55555 by Kidd D


  • Christine AShrimp and grits, boudin balls, excellent service

    55555 by Christine A


  • AleiaYou must have Ms. Haye's Stuffed Chicken Wings. The chef is from Vietnam and these are made with love. Ladies...you will suck on the bones. Just go for it!

    55555 by Aleia


  • TV Food MapsCheck out NOLA as seen on Chopped

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Alex J.Cocktails are simply "meh", but the Garlic Crusted Drum is a fantastic entree.

    55555 by Alex J.


  • Amy S.I'll go with the consensus: the shrimp & grits and ooey gooey cake are winners. And, of course, the BBQ shrimp are a must at any Emeril's restaurant. Enjoy!

    55555 by Amy S.


  • Christian AThis is a fantastic restaurant. The gumbo and the pork chop are to die for.

    55555 by Christian A


  • Grant JStuffed chicken wings! !!!! Best ever! They also have a fantastic wine list really reasonably priced

    55555 by Grant J


  • Jeff RyanWe ordered the Beet Salad, Shrimp and Grits, and Garlic Crusted Drum, along with CRÈME BRÛLÉE TRIO. All were fantastic and would definitely dine and order again. maître d' who was kind of rude.

    55555 by Jeff Ryan


  • Arlene HazeltineEverything on the menu is outstanding. The wait staff are friendly and funny!

    55555 by Arlene Hazeltine


  • Chad T.If you have a chance have the drunken monkey ice cream for desert it is so so good!!!

    55555 by Chad T.


  • Rachel G.Service is amazing!! Great food too!

    55555 by Rachel G.


  • Juice A.Sucks ass, cold and bas food.

    11111 by Juice A.


  • Sonali B.Food cold, pizza very scarse on ingredients :( fail

    33333 by Sonali B.


  • Sharon P.Duck and fried egg pizza. Amazing. Outrageous!!!

    55555 by Sharon P.


  • Rick L.We ate at the bar for brunch and it was a hopping place. Great food and service very good. Great fried chicken. Nice lunch size and the desserts are to die for.

    55555 by Rick L.


  • Kathy C.Managers in upscale restaurants don't usually interact with older children, but this restaurant did. Great southern food experience!

    55555 by Kathy C.


  • Maryann W.Sit upstairs for better ambiance. And get the stuffed chicken wings! Bloody Mary is also fantastic.

    55555 by Maryann W.


  • Kathie F.Drunken Monkey ice cream!!! Get it - and fall in love

    55555 by Kathie F.


  • Peter L.Nola’s (French Quarter) – best Emeril’s restaurant there

    55555 by Peter L.


  • Michael C.Buffalo seafood platter!

    55555 by Michael C.


  • Megan C.Get the fish of the day...you won't regret it!

    55555 by Megan C.


  • Ross G.The Chicken & Waffles was great.

    55555 by Ross G.


  • Ernesto Russo V.OMFG!!! Get the shrimp and grits!! Best ever!!

    55555 by Ernesto Russo V.


  • Curt R.Love the jalapeno cornbread! Every dish I have tried has been good and the prices are surprisingly reasonable considering it is one of Emeril's restaurants. Awesome servers - ask for Travis.

    55555 by Curt R.


  • Sarina T.Try the tasting menu! Soo worth it and everything is delicious!

    55555 by Sarina T.


  • Norrelle C.If you ever have the time to do the menu tasting, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO IT! $49 for 5 courses that take you on a spicy, flavorful, saucy fantasy ride. Hosts made us feel like the only people ther

    55555 by Norrelle C.


  • CaraFoodgasmic! Sinfully satisfying from the time we walked in the door until we stepped back onto the streets of NO. The five course meal gave us everything and more....service was fantastic. Absolutely.

    55555 by Cara


  • Julie H.Amazing food. Make sure you stop by while you're in town. The fried chicken breast is totally delicious. The crab cakes are too! & order the drunken monkey ice cream for dessert!

    55555 by Julie H.


  • Heather P.Pork choppppp.... Key lime pieeee

    55555 by Heather P.


  • Sherri W.Ribeye was amazing!!

    55555 by Sherri W.


  • Jeff M.Our favorite meal in New Orleans two years ago. A huge disappointment this trip. Exact same duck dish was very dry and bland this time. App's were mediocre. Perhaps prime has passed for NOLA.

    33333 by Jeff M.


  • Jon B.One of Emeril's restaurants. Always high quality and eclectic menu selection here.

    55555 by Jon B.


  • Robert B.Garlic crusted Drum is amazing.

    55555 by Robert B.


  • LisaOh yes shrimp n' grits! I ate it as slow as I could to savor it longer. Friendly wait staff and impressive kitchen. Is definitely on my "must return to" list!

    55555 by Lisa


  • LauraHuntStyleBy far one of my FAVORITE restaurants in New Orleans. I've eaten here at least 6 times. How can you go wrong with Emeril Lagasse? My full review here: http://bit.ly/Yaudet

    55555 by LauraHuntStyle


  • Daniel B.Cajun Jambalaya Pasta is awesome!

    55555 by Daniel B.


  • Gloria C.try the stuffed chicken wings, garlic crusted drum & duck

    55555 by Gloria C.


  • Michelle S.The DUCK is AMAZING!!

    55555 by Michelle S.


  • Mike C.Try the Popcorn Sundae - Fudge brownie, popcorn ice cream, caramel sauce and caramel corn (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the Warm Ooey Gooey Cake - Moist chocolate cake, marshmallows, toasted coconut, coffee ice cream (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the Duck Confit & Fried Egg Pizza - Excellent (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the Crispy Smoked Duck And Mushroom Boudin Balls With Creole Mustard Sauce And Topped With Tomato Bacon Jam (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Mike C.Try the Garlic Roasted Ciabatta (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike C.


  • Bob B.Fried chicken was amazingly good

    55555 by Bob B.


  • Luci.DGreat food and excellent staff...Travis Roberts is a terrific waiter...he is friendly & personable; he adds to the overall great experience

    55555 by Luci.D


  • Alexandra W.The food here is beyond spectacular. Make a reservation!

    33333 by Alexandra W.


  • Astro P.It's been three weeks since I ate here, and I still can't get this place out of my head. Contemplating a return trip just to eat here again..!

    55555 by Astro P.


  • Jelena B.Make a reservation, and the trio cream brûlée is great. Overall food was just ok for the $$$$

    55555 by Jelena B.


  • Astro P.The shrimp and grits is good, but you really can't go wrong with any of the menu choices here. The cremr brûlée trio is to die for!

    55555 by Astro P.


  • Astro P.The chefs bar in front of the wood fire oven is a prime location to sit.

    55555 by Astro P.


  • MyAnh N.Get the BBQ shrimp appetizer! Amazing!! Also, indescribable duck entree there. It's unlike any duck you've ever had.

    55555 by MyAnh N.


  • Chanelle S.The duck is phenomenal!

    55555 by Chanelle S.


  • Adam K.Fucking. Barbecue shrimp.

    55555 by Adam K.


  • Aashiesh P.Had my shrimp and grit

    33333 by Aashiesh P.


  • Alexis H.funny joe!!!

    55555 by Alexis H.


  • Joe D.Don't ask for Alexis.

    33333 by Joe D.


  • Alexis H.Ask for Alexis!

    55555 by Alexis H.


  • Baer T.The best duck I've ever experienced. Each bird takes 3 days to prepare.

    55555 by Baer T.


  • Clara S.best banana pudding layer cake. super service- waiter will escort you to the ladies room.

    55555 by Clara S.


  • Eric T.If visiting New Orleans make this your first stop in the French Quarter. Drop in for an early evening Sazerac and stay for dinner with house favorites like shrimp & grits and buttermilk fried chicken.

    55555 by Eric T.


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    55555 by Food & Wine


  • Michelle T.Shrimp and grits and banana layer cake!

    55555 by Michelle T.


  • Scott S.T'aint no eighteen dollar coffee here unless you put Glennfiddich Special Reserve in it.

    33333 by Scott S.


  • Kat K.Shrimp and grits and fried chicken FTW

    55555 by Kat K.


  • Sheena A.The shrimp and grits are amazing!!!!

    55555 by Sheena A.


  • Carolyn J.Best shrimp and grits, ever!

    55555 by Carolyn J.


  • Danny M.Danny at the bar makes a GREAT Old Fashion! Try it or you're missin' out.

    55555 by Danny M.


  • Deirdre C.Get the grilled porkchop. Amazing.

    55555 by Deirdre C.


  • Amanda R.NOLA Crème Brûlée Trio is to DIE FOR!

    55555 by Amanda R.


  • Sabrina C.Wonderful Pomegranate Martini!

    55555 by Sabrina C.


  • Joe N.If you are in town, you have to come here for dinner

    55555 by Joe N.


  • molly t.Try the champagne cocktail and the fried chicken!

    55555 by molly t.


  • Laura S.You must try the watermelon cocktail. Best drink I have tasted ever. Amazing!!

    55555 by Laura S.


  • Laura S.The ooey gooey cake is a new level of indulgence.

    55555 by Laura S.


  • Laura S.They do veg good here! They made me an amazing avocado with watermelon inside over sweet corn and beans.

    55555 by Laura S.


  • Christine H.Sit at the counter overlooking the wood-fired oven. BEST seat in the house!!!!

    55555 by Christine H.


  • James F.The stuffed chicken wing was awesome as was all the food. They also served a great version of the Pimm's Cup drink.

    55555 by James F.


  • Jessica C.Don't leave without trying the Ooey Gooey Cake...you'll be sorry!

    55555 by Jessica C.


  • Brandi CAmazing food, great service and comfortable dining atmosphere

    55555 by Brandi C


  • Ariel B.Shrimp and grits. Don't think,

    55555 by Ariel B.


  • Food NetworkEmeril Lagasse offers his take on casual comfort food at NOLA in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA.

    55555 by Food Network


  • John DBest meal ever!

    55555 by John D


  • Doug B.short ribs are fantastic.

    55555 by Doug B.


  • Kevin B.Ouy.gooy with cinnamon ice cream...yeah...don't hesitate.

    55555 by Kevin B.


  • Sally Y.Duck Duck - ok the mussels are good too...

    55555 by Sally Y.


  • Andy AHeidsieck and Co. Monopole champagne is a great deal by the glass, great wine!

    55555 by Andy A


  • Michele L.Tell them if you're vegetarian and they will make you an entree. Mine was grilled veggies on top of risotto.

    55555 by Michele L.


  • Jeff H.try Miss Hay's stuffed wings. and the crabcake!

    55555 by Jeff H.


  • Owen MGo for either seafood or poultry, and definitely save room for a pie. It's a great atmosphere and definitely true to culture

    55555 by Owen M


  • Sheryl C.Save room for dessert!!!! It's hard but ZOMG! Ooeey gooey dessert wS fabulous and I LOVED the pecan pie (and I normally dislike pecan pie)

    55555 by Sheryl C.


  • Anastasia GTry the mussels cooked in the wood-fire oven!

    55555 by Anastasia G


  • Darren MDefinitely get the shrimp and grits or the fried chicken.

    55555 by Darren M


  • Gifford B.incredible restaurant. upscale casual but very comfortable. right in the heart of the French quarter

    55555 by Gifford B.


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