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Nola



535 Ramona St
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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(650) 328-2722

  • Sun - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Fri 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Cajun Restaurants, Coffee and Tea, Steak Restaurants


4.7 of 5.0 from 167 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Madam W.Jambalaya vegetarian still spicy and warm cornbread with honey

    55555 by Madam W.


  • Jam V.The jamabalya is my favorite. Spicy hot is the way to go.

    55555 by Jam V.


  • Rafi RomeroAvoid the barrel-aged sazerac. Overly diluted and too licorice-tasting. I've had better.

    22222 by Rafi Romero


  • Shaina CFirst time having creole food! Soooo good. LOVE that they have an already vegan dish 😍😍😍

    55555 by Shaina C


  • Adam W.Amazing jambalaya, delicious friend chicken with waffles. The whipped cranberry butter is to die for!

    55555 by Adam W.


  • Karolina PowęzkaBig portions, and great drinks! Ask for a special. Love the New Orleans ambient of this place.

    55555 by Karolina Powęzka


  • Andrew STasty food, good cocktails

    55555 by Andrew S


  • Morgan LDon't miss the crabamole!

    55555 by Morgan L


  • Lola LHappy hour apps. Can't go wrong with anything.

    55555 by Lola L


  • Shali N.Classic spot on University Ave for drinks and happy hour. Hurricanes are always fun.

    55555 by Shali N.


  • Chris DGreat atmosphere, steak was awesome.

    55555 by Chris D


  • Melissa SThe Hurricane is amazing!!

    55555 by Melissa S


  • Andrew SandlerTeam outing for dinner. Excellent drinks and starters. The oysters were really fresh and tasty, as was the crabamole.

    55555 by Andrew Sandler


  • Sergey VorontsovCome here on Sunday after 9 pm for $6 happy hour mojitos in a quiet lounge.

    55555 by Sergey Vorontsov


  • Steven HGood food. Good vibes!

    55555 by Steven H


  • Shannon C.If you didn't get a hurricane, did you really come to Nola?

    33333 by Shannon C.


  • Marco L.Chicken sliders and the atmosphere

    55555 by Marco L.


  • Liliana IFireball and Baileys shot! Nice patio

    55555 by Liliana I


  • Erik MGreat beers and big ones. 16,25 and 60oz. The place is big too tons of different rooms. Great vibe. Big big fan!

    55555 by Erik M


  • Christina ACrabamole and cocktails

    55555 by Christina A


  • Chris G.Delicious happy hour cocktails

    55555 by Chris G.


  • Eduardo AGreat place, nice service and tasty food

    55555 by Eduardo A


  • Luiz Henrique AVery good place!!!

    55555 by Luiz Henrique A


  • Kat CVery crowded on the weekends.

    55555 by Kat C


  • Horia TGreat drinks that go well with comfort food.

    55555 by Horia T


  • Evert TAmazing beer!

    55555 by Evert T


  • Emily RoseDrinks are meh, but the food is pretty tasty. Beignets are tasty. Cool hang out spot.

    55555 by Emily Rose


  • Josh W.Pick an unsuspecting member of your party and discreetly tell the server it's their birthday. They'll be surprised with Cock and Balls for dessert.

    33333 by Josh W.


  • Lauren GokeyMojitos, creole fries, decor, gumbo!

    55555 by Lauren Gokey


  • Anat G.Fun place swarmed with Stanford students, investors, professionals, etc! Great raspberry mojito!

    55555 by Anat G.


  • Dan M.Hit the spot- food like this should be available everywhere in America. Little pricey though

    55555 by Dan M.


  • Jason K.Best chicken wings I've ever had. Worst sazerac I've ever had.

    55555 by Jason K.


  • Katie YamadaDelicious food, get the crabmole, and they serve huge group cocktails (a must try), love the New Orleans vibe and semi outdoor atmosphere

    55555 by Katie Yamada


  • Christian D.Mr. T Famous skirt steak, quesadillas and the fried chicken and waffles are all good choices. Hurricane or raspberry mojito for drinks.

    55555 by Christian D.


  • Tiffany Zhongs p i c y - firecracker Cajun pasta

    55555 by Tiffany Zhong


  • Benni @Have to get mojitos

    55555 by Benni @


  • Eli S.Close enough to a sports bar, if The Old Pro next door is too crowded.

    33333 by Eli S.


  • Andrea R.I come for drinks and small plates. The steak, ahi tacos, crabamole, and jambalaya are tasty. Costco has gift cards at a discount.

    55555 by Andrea R.


  • Jean LGreat looking sports bar and attentive staff. Good hurricanes

    55555 by Jean L


  • Luis Eduardo Castro MorenoIt's a cool place to eat and drink with friends. Drinks are really good specially.

    55555 by Luis Eduardo Castro Moreno


  • Douglas G.BBQ shrimp and grits are fantastic.

    55555 by Douglas G.


  • Loretta V.Fun and lively restaurant... delicious food... great Sangria.

    55555 by Loretta V.


  • Spencer S.great place to get drunk on the weekend

    55555 by Spencer S.


  • Stephon HarrisThe chicken and waffles are mediocre. The drinks were great here but don't expectant authentic tasting food from New Orleans

    55555 by Stephon Harris


  • Doug B.Cocktails and jambalaya

    55555 by Doug B.


  • Theodore H.The pulled pork po' boy concerned me, but they at least got the bread style spot on. The gumbo was really tasty. Awesome vibe!

    55555 by Theodore H.


  • Ross S.Huge space. Great venue for a private party if you've got Facebook money!

    55555 by Ross S.


  • PoojaNOLA frites were spicy and delicious. Better than regular fried stuff you get at other places. But then almost everything here has a spicy touch to it.

    55555 by Pooja


  • Ellie JuyoungIt's the best

    55555 by Ellie Juyoung


  • Ellie JuyoungLove it here!!

    55555 by Ellie Juyoung


  • Antonio S.Great service, super fast. Loved the Jambalaya.

    55555 by Antonio S.


  • Guilherme HoracioTry the "Mr. T's Famous Skirt Steak", a very good mix of sweet, spicy, meat, onions and corn.

    55555 by Guilherme Horacio


  • Brian S.The jambalaya is very good, but when they say spicy they really mean spicy! The corn succotash and fried green tomatoes are excellent sides as well.

    55555 by Brian S.


  • Jason AucoinLove the artwork and atmosphere. Not the lost authentic Cajun food, but still excellent.

    55555 by Jason Aucoin


  • Nikhil B.Hurricanes

    55555 by Nikhil B.


  • Anna J.Huge place!But all the fun is on the ground floor;top floor is for those who like the quiet.Food is Cajun fusion and delicious.We liked the Cajun Penne with spicy prawns and spicy Jambalaya.

    55555 by Anna J.


  • Mike W.Looks like a crappy Bourbon Street knock-off, but actually serves incredibly good Cajun food & cocktails. Don't miss the Crab Cakes, Boudin Bites, or Jambalaya. Read about it on WinstonWanders below!!

    55555 by Mike W.


  • Dan SmithsonVery popular on a Saturday night

    55555 by Dan Smithson


  • Alyssa FooteGet some beignets and a raspberry mojito!

    55555 by Alyssa Foote


  • Pardis BeikzadehThe monster pulled pork is good. I couldn't finish mine though.

    55555 by Pardis Beikzadeh


  • Martin W.Very nice place to watch the Football Worldcup 2014

    55555 by Martin W.


  • RJ Y.Incredible.

    55555 by RJ Y.


  • LisaFood was meh and overcharged. They add unnecessary element to the food to jack up the price, eg. etouffee with scallop. Gumbo was bland. Not gonna go back. I miss good southern food!

    22222 by Lisa


  • Nikki DavisBring you appetite and save room for dessert!

    55555 by Nikki Davis


  • Snehal S.Try the vegetarian pasta !

    55555 by Snehal S.


  • Tek L.Must try the moron bowl!

    55555 by Tek L.


  • AlanTry the beer

    55555 by Alan


  • Gelen C.Try Mr T's skirt steak! Deliciousness!

    55555 by Gelen C.


  • Peter B.Big group? Great private rooms upstairs.

    55555 by Peter B.


  • Steve B.All good things under one roof.i.e. both drinks & lip smacking food to try out for, under very reasonable rate. But do take care of your health before consuming to much.Jokes apart, i love this place.

    55555 by Steve B.


  • Ari K.Great place. Nice people. Friendly service. What else you need for a long stay?

    55555 by Ari K.


  • Zro K.Chicken & waffles are amazing!!

    55555 by Zro K.


  • MikhailVery good food, but rather noisy

    55555 by Mikhail


  • Renee S.Delicious food. Exciting place to be on a Saturday night.

    55555 by Renee S.


  • Meenal T.Get the raspberry mojito (YUM!), hurricane, cucumber basil gimlet, or maybe the strawberry mojita (I personally wasn't a fan). Also the jalapeño-cheddar cornbread with jalapeño sauce is AMAZING!

    55555 by Meenal T.


  • Meenal T.Get the raspberry mojito :P (YUM!), hurricane, or maybe the strawberry mojita (although I personally wasn't a fan). Also the jalapeño-cheddar cornbread with the jalapeño sauce is SERIOUSLY AMAZING!

    55555 by Meenal T.


  • Kris L.Best bbq sandwich ever

    55555 by Kris L.


  • E S.Get the table at the lounge with couches and TVs. It's much less louder than the bar.

    55555 by E S.


  • Luke B.Cornbread, mac & cheese, harvest salad, summer succotash and cheddar grits w/ shrimp were all insanely delicious! There was little not to like here; Be prepared to leave satisfied and full to the brim

    55555 by Luke B.


  • Naman J.Best vegetarian jambalaya I had. Don't order spicy, just get the spicy habanero on the side and and be careful.

    55555 by Naman J.


  • Nick C.Get the oysters! Get the hurricane! Get the alligator!

    33333 by Nick C.


  • LennyEverything is spicy!

    55555 by Lenny


  • Jordan B.The bar is packed! Order two drinks at a time or get a two person pitcher

    33333 by Jordan B.


  • Melissa D.Shitty bar service. Came in with my friend at 2pm today to grab a drink, waited 5 mins. We greeted the tall bearded bartender, and he completely ignored us and walked away and chilled in the corner.

    22222 by Melissa D.


  • Raven J.Overpriced and most drinks aren't strong enough. Delicious food though. Go for dinner but head next door for a night out that doesn't include people stepping and spilling on you.

    55555 by Raven J.


  • Jacyn S.I highly recommend the ginger julep!

    55555 by Jacyn S.


  • Connie P.The pulled pork and grits were super tasty!

    55555 by Connie P.


  • Hutch M.Moron bowls make a great hat when ur finished

    55555 by Hutch M.


  • Spencer S.raspberry mint mojito is amazing. tastes like lemonade. I love lemonade

    55555 by Spencer S.


  • Spencer S.they play fantastic music.

    55555 by Spencer S.


  • Steve E.Delicious!!!!

    55555 by Steve E.


  • Faith X.The cucumber basil gimlet cocktail is delicioussssss. Perfectly refreshing!

    55555 by Faith X.


  • James A.Try: fish taco appetizer, the skirt steak, ribs+chicken, macaroni and cheese. Skip: crabamole.

    55555 by James A.


  • Steven W.Over priced and not worth it. Go to the nut house on Monday or Tuesday and get Stephaine the best bartender in the area

    55555 by Steven W.


  • Sharon L.NOLA fries basket goes well with everything. Good mojitos. Pro-tip: avoid the back table near the inner kitchen (it smells bad).

    33333 by Sharon L.


  • Dewey H.Try the red velvet waffles and ice cream, four can share one order !!

    55555 by Dewey H.


  • Warren R.This is my favorite place for Happy Hour or going out the mixed drinks are great and the food is tasty! The front lounge room is great for getting together with a couple friends

    55555 by Warren R.


  • Stan v.Gluten free menu available.

    55555 by Stan v.


  • Nick A.Dinner massively exceeds expectations esp when with kids.

    55555 by Nick A.


  • Spencer S.Fun, authentic cajun restaurant with great ambiance.

    55555 by Spencer S.


  • Raj S.Great spot to watch the game when Old Pro has too many people or charges a cover. Haven't had the food but I hear it's great.

    55555 by Raj S.


  • Karim R.I will travel all the way from San Francisco for the NOLA Po Boy

    55555 by Karim R.


  • Juan C.The fresh squeezed grapefruit greyhounds are delicious.

    55555 by Juan C.


  • David K.Awesome raspberry mojitos.

    55555 by David K.


  • Shirley L.Happy hour!!!

    55555 by Shirley L.


  • Francesca K.The oysters are amazing. Be sure to go for the whole dozen and get the basil gimlet. I recommend going for a tapas tasting here. The mains are too big--and appetizers pack a punch.

    55555 by Francesca K.


  • Brian B.Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Brian B.


  • Brian B.Try the BBQ Shrimp And Cheese Grits (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Brian B.


  • Marco S.Look for a blondie, she makes the best Greyhounds in the bay!

    55555 by Marco S.


  • Larry Chiang C.Ask for the secret back patio. It's nice!!

    55555 by Larry Chiang C.


  • Wes L.The Ahi and Steak are great, strongly suggest getting small plates and sharing with friends

    55555 by Wes L.


  • Stephen T.excellent jambalaya

    55555 by Stephen T.


  • Cortney E.Seriously incredible. Loved the ahi tacos and southern empanadas.

    55555 by Cortney E.


  • Bo S.Try the Jambalaya - Yum! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Bo S.


  • Dan P.Calamari is unique & great! The atmosphere and decor is authentic, and the indoor/outdoor dining is sweet. Plus they had the Sharks game on!

    55555 by Dan P.


  • michael T.moron bowls.. deadly but amazing

    55555 by michael T.


  • Vignesh R.This place sucks. Don't go there.

    11111 by Vignesh R.


  • Norris T.Good place to grab a good drink and a decent bite for happy hour before heading out for the night. flat screens everywhere so you wont miss the game. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by Norris T.


  • Mike N.Good for Mexican style tapas and beer or wine with your friends. Lots and lots of room in this place.

    55555 by Mike N.


  • Lovebian D.Tip your bartenders well and they will be loyal to you! Visit LovebianDesigns.com and save $5 of any purchase using code NOLAS after all you are in the hometown of Lovebian Designs!

    55555 by Lovebian D.


  • Andrew R.Get the Modern Old-Fashioned and add a few drops of the Trappey's hot sauce. Sounds weird, but try it. Amazing.

    55555 by Andrew R.


  • Stan v.Good bar food during happy hour too...

    55555 by Stan v.


  • Matt S.This is going down right now,

    33333 by Matt S.


  • Torsten B.For sangria better look elsewhere; too watery

    22222 by Torsten B.


  • Yezel R.Order spicy jambalaya! So delishh

    55555 by Yezel R.


  • JD W.Go for the big guy, 1L of Beer for $10, fantastic deal

    55555 by JD W.


  • Band of the Day A.Drink a hurricane then dance on the table to awesome music, courtesy of moi.

    55555 by Band of the Day A.


  • Morgan M.Two words: moron bowl.

    33333 by Morgan M.


  • Talkin' T.Order the "finish me off," late night creole fries. Don't order the coors light upstairs..the Rockies arnt blue.

    33333 by Talkin' T.


  • StephanyCome here for game day! The front room is full of couches with huge LCDs. Plus no cover like the folks next door and the hurricanes might turn it into Sunday Funday

    55555 by Stephany


  • StephanyGet a mojito at happy hour with a few small plates to share. If the night goes well, you'll end up here too!

    55555 by Stephany


  • Monique l.I love all things New Orleans - this was a great treat! Not inexpensive, but not unreasonable either. The shrimp po boy and red beans and rice were tasty.

    55555 by Monique l.


  • Matt R.Skip the Cluck & Moo and justvstick with the cluck. This is top shelf fried chicken. Juicy but not greasy, with delicious spice and gravy. Southern cooking at its very finest.

    55555 by Matt R.


  • Daniel R.There's even less standing space in the main bar after they moved it further out in the remodel.

    33333 by Daniel R.


  • Mark V.21st Amendment beer ! Delicious

    55555 by Mark V.


  • Kelly S.Make sure you wear your blue striped dress short for happy hour

    55555 by Kelly S.


  • Jenny B.Raspberry Mojito!

    55555 by Jenny B.


  • Connie S.Amazing corn bread, great gumbo too

    55555 by Connie S.


  • TristanThe best happy hour in town. Super cheap and the appetizers are awesome

    55555 by Tristan


  • J. B.I was expecting bigger portions for the price but I was sadly dissapointed.

    33333 by J. B.


  • Darcey F.The alligator dumplings are great! Don't pass them up!

    55555 by Darcey F.


  • mistermediciget the scorpion bowls! don't ask, just get. suitable only for >3 people :)

    33333 by mistermedici


  • Jay J.Try the Sushi Lunch Set

    55555 by Jay J.


  • Denise Mmojitos, awesome. dessert sampler, uh-mazing.

    55555 by Denise M


  • JeremyThe shrimp po boy is orgasmic

    55555 by Jeremy


  • Ellie M.Saul and Harry are lovely. Tip them well.

    55555 by Ellie M.


  • Matt CThe food here is amazing

    55555 by Matt C


  • SabrinaTry the fry okra so good!

    55555 by Sabrina


  • Bob S.Here's the ultimate starters: two little piggies, black & blue ahi tacos, BBQ chicken quesadilla, a Guinness and your wife.

    55555 by Bob S.


  • Daniel R.Never a cover and great bartenders here!

    55555 by Daniel R.


  • Sagi G.Try the blood orange drop. A little bit on the sweet side but fun!

    55555 by Sagi G.


  • Tarla M.Great spot! Nice space available for private events too.

    55555 by Tarla M.


  • Greg S.Nola is back open!!

    55555 by Greg S.


  • JenisisLadies - try the "Cock & Balls" for dessert. It's actually not on the menu, you have to make a special request for it. It's a brownie & banana split shaped like... uhh... you know.. ;)

    55555 by Jenisis


  • Juan C.Split a Hurricane with friends... the fewer, the more willing to get wasted you are!

    33333 by Juan C.


  • Jena N.The bread pudding is kind of life changing if you've still got room for dessert! Mmmm!

    55555 by Jena N.


  • warner s.Canjun Style food thats so good!!!!

    55555 by warner s.


  • Erica MCornbread is amazing

    55555 by Erica M


  • Travis W.Hamburger sliders = delicious!

    55555 by Travis W.


  • Davin JBest fish tacos in the bay area!

    55555 by Davin J


  • JeremyChicken penne is quite good

    55555 by Jeremy


  • Laura P.Fish tacos= delish.

    55555 by Laura P.


  • Francisca B.Order a sugar-rimmed pomegranate martini

    55555 by Francisca B.


  • Sharon W.Good strong cocktails!

    55555 by Sharon W.


  • Adam Mgrab an awesome mojito

    55555 by Adam M


  • Jesse J.skip the heirloom tomato salad and go for the blackened catfish po boy.

    55555 by Jesse J.


  • Tristanif you havent tried their famous hurricanes you're missing out

    55555 by Tristan


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