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Nola

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Bar, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
University South, Palo Alto
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  • Andrea R.
    "The steak, ahi tacos, crabamole, and jambalaya are tasty."(5 Tips)
    Tek L.
    "Must try the moron bowl!"(4 Tips)
    David K.
    "Awesome raspberry mojitos."(7 Tips)
    Francesca K.
    "Be sure to go for the whole dozen and get the basil gimlet."(3 Tips)
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  • Rafi R.
    Rafi RomeroFebruary 25
    Avoid the barrel-aged sazerac. Overly diluted and too licorice-tasting. I've had better.
  • Shaina P.
    Shaina PrasadJanuary 30
    First time having creole food! Soooo good. LOVE that they have an already vegan dish 😍😍😍
  • Adam W.
    Adam WJanuary 25
    Amazing jambalaya, delicious friend chicken with waffles. The whipped cranberry butter is to die for!
  • Karolina 🦄
    Karolina 🦄November 25, 2016
    Big portions, and great drinks! Ask for a special. Love the New Orleans ambient of this place.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DuffyNovember 8, 2016
    Tasty food, good cocktails
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 9, 2016
    Don't miss the crabamole!
  • Lola W.
    Lola WAugust 19, 2016
    Happy hour apps. Can't go wrong with anything.
  • Shali N.
    Shali NguyenAugust 7, 2016
    Classic spot on University Ave for drinks and happy hour. Hurricanes are always fun.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JonesAugust 3, 2016
    Great atmosphere, steak was awesome.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ChatelainJuly 25, 2016
    The Hurricane is amazing!!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SandlerJune 10, 2016
    Team outing for dinner. Excellent drinks and starters. The oysters were really fresh and tasty, as was the crabamole.
  • Sergey V.
    Sergey VorontsovMay 31, 2016
    Come here on Sunday after 9 pm for $6 happy hour mojitos in a quiet lounge.
  • Steven C.
    Steven ChanMay 24, 2016
    Good food. Good vibes!
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CoulsonMay 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    If you didn't get a hurricane, did you really come to Nola?
  • Marco L.
    Marco LancieriApril 2, 2016
    Chicken sliders and the atmosphere
  • Liliana C.
    Liliana CortésMarch 24, 2016
    Fireball and Baileys shot! Nice patio
  • Erik K.
    Erik KriessmannMarch 18, 2016
    Great beers and big ones. 16,25 and 60oz. The place is big too tons of different rooms. Great vibe. Big big fan!
  • Christina H.
    Christina HungMarch 7, 2016
    Crabamole and cocktails
  • Chris G.
    Chris GrimleyMarch 5, 2016
    Delicious happy hour cocktails
  • Eduardo J.
    Eduardo JuniorFebruary 28, 2016
    Great place, nice service and tasty food
  • Luiz Henrique G.
    Luiz Henrique GondimFebruary 24, 2016
    Very good place!!!
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱February 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Very crowded on the weekends.
  • Horia D.
    Horia DragomirFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great drinks that go well with comfort food.
  • Evert G.
    Evert GonzalezFebruary 3, 2016
    Amazing beer!
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoseSeptember 21, 2015
    Drinks are meh, but the food is pretty tasty. Beignets are tasty. Cool hang out spot.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Bubba G.
    Bubba GAugust 23, 2015
    Mojitos, creole fries, decor, gumbo!
  • Anat
    AnatAugust 21, 2015
    Fun place swarmed with Stanford students, investors, professionals, etc! Great raspberry mojito!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MilanoAugust 18, 2015
    Hit the spot- food like this should be available everywhere in America. Little pricey though
  • Jason
    JasonJuly 28, 2015
    Best chicken wings I've ever had. Worst sazerac I've ever had.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJuly 11, 2015
    Delicious food, get the crabmole, and they serve huge group cocktails (a must try), love the New Orleans vibe and semi outdoor atmosphere
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickmannMay 22, 2015
    Mr. T Famous skirt steak, quesadillas and the fried chicken and waffles are all good choices. Hurricane or raspberry mojito for drinks.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongMay 21, 2015
    s p i c y - firecracker Cajun pasta
  • Benni P.
    Benni PrinzMay 4, 2015
    Have to get mojitos
  • Global H.
    Close enough to a sports bar, if The Old Pro next door is too crowded.
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea ReynaApril 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I come for drinks and small plates. The steak, ahi tacos, crabamole, and jambalaya are tasty. Costco has gift cards at a discount.
  • Jean L.
    Jean LApril 1, 2015
    Great looking sports bar and attentive staff. Good hurricanes
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroMarch 1, 2015
    It's a cool place to eat and drink with friends. Drinks are really good specially.
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GrayFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    BBQ shrimp and grits are fantastic.
  • Loretta V.
    Loretta V.February 7, 2015
    Fun and lively restaurant... delicious food... great Sangria.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    great place to get drunk on the weekend
  • Stephon H.
    Stephon HarrisJanuary 4, 2015
    The chicken and waffles are mediocre. The drinks were great here but don't expectant authentic tasting food from New Orleans
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerNovember 24, 2014
    Cocktails and jambalaya
  • Theodore H.
    Theodore HuffNovember 18, 2014
    The pulled pork po' boy concerned me, but they at least got the bread style spot on. The gumbo was really tasty. Awesome vibe!
  • Ross S.
    Ross SheingoldNovember 7, 2014
    Huge space. Great venue for a private party if you've got Facebook money!
  • Pooja
    PoojaOctober 9, 2014
    NOLA 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.
  • Ellie J.
    Ellie JuyoungSeptember 17, 2014
    It's the best
  • Ellie J.
    Ellie JuyoungSeptember 17, 2014
    Love it here!!
  • Antonio S.
    Antonio SilveiraSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service, super fast. Loved the Jambalaya.
  • Guilherme H.
    Guilherme HoracioSeptember 2, 2014
    Try the "Mr. T's Famous Skirt Steak", a very good mix of sweet, spicy, meat, onions and corn.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SAugust 18, 2014
    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.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AucoinAugust 11, 2014
    Love the artwork and atmosphere. Not the lost authentic Cajun food, but still excellent.
  • Nikhil B.
    Nikhil BojjaAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hurricanes
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesJuly 27, 2014
    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.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonJuly 21, 2014
    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!! Read more
  • Dan S.
    Dan SmithsonJuly 18, 2014
    Very popular on a Saturday night
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 16, 2014
    Get some beignets and a raspberry mojito!
  • Pardis B.
    Pardis BeikzadehJune 30, 2014
    The monster pulled pork is good. I couldn't finish mine though.
  • Martin W.
    Martin WeigertJune 15, 2014
    Very nice place to watch the Football Worldcup 2014
  • RJ Y.
    RJ Y.April 6, 2014
    Incredible.
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 28, 2014
    Food 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!
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DavisFebruary 16, 2014
    Bring you appetite and save room for dessert!
  • Snehal S.
    Snehal ShahFebruary 15, 2014
    Try the vegetarian pasta !
  • Tek L.
    Tek LiJanuary 11, 2014
    Must try the moron bowl!
  • Alan
    AlanJanuary 9, 2014
    Try the beer
  • Gelen C.
    Gelen ContiJanuary 1, 2014
    Try Mr T's skirt steak! Deliciousness!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BeaumontDecember 11, 2013
    Big group? Great private rooms upstairs.
  • Ari K.
    Ari KorhonenNovember 2, 2013
    Great place. Nice people. Friendly service. What else you need for a long stay?
  • Ralph P.
    Ralph PenaOctober 17, 2013
    Chicken & waffles are amazing!!
  • Mikhail
    MikhailOctober 10, 2013
    Very good food, but rather noisy
  • Renee B.
    Renee BudakOctober 8, 2013
    Delicious food. Exciting place to be on a Saturday night.
  • Meenal T.
    Meenal TambeSeptember 22, 2013
    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!
  • Meenal T.
    Meenal TambeSeptember 22, 2013
    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!
  • Kris L.
    Kris LeoSeptember 14, 2013
    Best bbq sandwich ever
  • E S.
    E SongSeptember 8, 2013
    Get the table at the lounge with couches and TVs. It's much less louder than the bar.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 30, 2013
    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
  • Naman J.
    Naman JainAugust 29, 2013
    Best vegetarian jambalaya I had. Don't order spicy, just get the spicy habanero on the side and and be careful.
  • Nick C.
    Nick ChurchAugust 27, 2013
    Get the oysters! Get the hurricane! Get the alligator!
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserAugust 18, 2013
    Everything is spicy!
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BruceJuly 28, 2013
    The bar is packed! Order two drinks at a time or get a two person pitcher
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJuly 27, 2013
    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.
  • Raven J.
    Raven JJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jacyn S.
    Jacyn SiebertJuly 12, 2013
    I highly recommend the ginger julep!
  • Connie P.
    Connie PraterJune 30, 2013
    The pulled pork and grits were super tasty!
  • Hutch M.
    Hutch MoragneJune 27, 2013
    Moron bowls make a great hat when ur finished
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJune 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    raspberry mint mojito is amazing. tastes like lemonade. I love lemonade
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJune 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    they play fantastic music.
  • Steve E.
    Steve ElmoreJune 10, 2013
    Delicious!!!!
  • Faith X.
    Faith XuMay 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The cucumber basil gimlet cocktail is delicioussssss. Perfectly refreshing!
  • James A.
    James AguilarMay 5, 2013
    Try: fish taco appetizer, the skirt steak, ribs+chicken, macaroni and cheese. Skip: crabamole.
  • Steven W.
    Steven WoodsApril 23, 2013
    Over priced and not worth it. Go to the nut house on Monday or Tuesday and get Stephaine the best bartender in the area
  • S L.
    S L.March 17, 2013
    NOLA fries basket goes well with everything. Good mojitos. Pro-tip: avoid the back table near the inner kitchen (it smells bad).
  • Dewey H.
    Dewey HollemanMarch 11, 2013
    Try the red velvet waffles and ice cream, four can share one order !!
  • Warren R.
    Warren RichardsonFebruary 27, 2013
    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
  • Stan v.
    Stan van de BurgtFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Gluten free menu available.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AtkinsFebruary 10, 2013
    Dinner massively exceeds expectations esp when with kids.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun, authentic cajun restaurant with great ambiance.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.December 17, 2012
    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.
  • Karim R.
    Karim RahmanDecember 1, 2012
    I will travel all the way from San Francisco for the NOLA Po Boy
  • John C.
    John C.September 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The fresh squeezed grapefruit greyhounds are delicious.
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