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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710 (Hamilton)
+1 650-328-2722
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Fremont, California
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421 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant has a French Quarter look to it with outdoor dining and a railed balcony. The food was good, try the jambalaya, fresh oysters and beignets for desert. Seating by the fountain is nice but the kitchen can be a bit distracting. The food is good, the service was food, making it for a fun, enjoyable dinner.

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Thank Shaymur
Boston, MA
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Nola's with a group of 13 people. We had a reservation for 8:30 but weren't seated until 9pm. The building itself is very cool. It has an open roof and so there are patio heaters inside the restaurant. The service wasn't great. We had to ask several times for waters for the table and many people in... More 

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Thank mldollaz
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178 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the beads hanging over the entryway to the trendy top 40 music pumping out, you know this will be a lively and exuberant atmosphere. Combine that with a lengthy cocktail list and spirits of just about anything, you are guaranteed to find a delightful outing. Their food emphasis is on traditional Louisiana cuisine such as jambalaya, regular or vegan,... More 

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Thank David O
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for meeting friends, getting together after work. Some coffe table seating and some larger bar height sections. Good crab and small plates

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Thank hikerwpet
Stockholm, Sweden
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a fancy place more a peoples place with God food and nice drinks. Probably the best margaritas in Palo Alto.

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Thank tottelisa
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing that is a great game would have to go back and play with this game if it doesn't have a game

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Thank KT T
Menlo Park, California
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place hasn't changed in 20 years. It seems fun, but is really just so loud that you can't hear your friends. The menu looks good, but when the food arrives, you always think 'meh, not that great. To add to it all, the last time hubby and I were there, we were both sick all night afterwards. Now, we... More 

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Thank Laura W
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So good! Can't wait to go back. Crab bread is to die for by the way! Ahi tacos...can't stop thinking about them! We are so much food and had a little too much to drink and loved every second.

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Thank Ayresfam
Boise, Idaho
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Been a while since I visited Nola's, but still as good as I remembered. We had a team dinner there and had a room all to ourselves. The art and ambiance is awesome and when you add in the staff and the food - you can't go wrong! Whole team enjoyed their dinners.

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1 Thank Russell V
Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Not the most exciting place with all the suits and ties, but they have great small plates as well as mains, and wonderful craft cocktails.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
    (Hamilton)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-2722
Description
Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?