Nola - Palo Alto
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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 56%Local Culture
- 56%Budget Travelers
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- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Mar 26, 2014
Girls' night out so we decided to eat here on a Saturday night. We were seated up stairs where it was out in the open, very nice patio view and the lighting was just right. The food was alright but nothing stood out. We tried a lot of small plates order along with some salad. The food came out at the same time and everything. Too bad it tasted okay, nothing spectacular. The service was very friendly and helpful. I would come back here for a drink, but not so much for the food.Recommended for:
- Nola - Palo AltoAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 15, 2013
Nola's is our go to spot if we're ever in for a late night treat or dinner.
They changed their menu on me :(. I like the New Orleans vibe with the southern comfort food.
The only thing about the bar is not enough seating!
The $4 dollar bites are awesome!!!!! Enough said.
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- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Sep 26, 2013
Nola gives you a taste of New Orleans on the west coast. It is in a funky old Spanish-style building that wraps around a courtyard with open air balconies and lots of different rooms. The atmosphere is always lively and the food is good. The bar gets pretty crowded on Thursdays and the weekends. Fun place to go out.Recommended for:
- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 6Sep 13, 2013
Made reservations for a party of 9, they were very flexible in changing our reservation time. Few of us got there pretty early and hung out at the bar (to see the Giants lose again).
Anyways, once we were seated, we were led up this staircase; I must say, the restaurant had very much a "Louisiana" or "southern" feel to it. When you enter the restaurant, there's this huge corridor of empty space just to hang out. They ended up giving us a private room which was awesome since the place was pretty packed and noisy for a Tuesday night. Lots of different art hung up on the walls, seemed very 'artsy'.
Can't really complain about the food. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. I ended up getting the mahi mahi tacos but the fish was cooked a bit dry. Side of mac and cheese was a nice complement.
Not a bad place to dine in Palo Alto, but don't expect a romantic environment.
- Nola - Palo AltoMar 24, 2013
It seems smaller than it is from the street, but there's a nice patio area and smaller rooms in the back past their front room. Nola's always has great mojito's available as well as a slew of other tasty drinks. It's a great place for large groups and has a really interesting decor that will definitely keep you staring at the walls for a while.
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- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 05, 2012
Never really ate dinner here, but this place gets pretty busy at night as a bar. Whenever I come home I stop by here, and it seems like everyone of my high school friends have the same idea. It has a really nice outdoor area in the middle and has 2 stories. Expect long lines over the weekends!
- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
NOLA is one of my go-to restaurants. With its two stories, private rooms, and balconies, you can have an indoor and outdoor experience. The jumbalaya is excellent, as is the skirt steak, and it's hard to go wrong with one of their mojitos. Additionally, there's a bar in the front, as well as side rooms with couches for more intimate conversations with friends.
- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
The mojitos and hurricanes tasted too "water-down" for my personal taste. I want that sh*t to burn.
The music was definitely questionable. You would think blues or jazz, right? Guess again. It was banjo boy from The Deliverance. Not feelin' that.
Thanks Mara for a good party and thanks Nola for the wonderful Grey Goose shots.
Still 3 stars from me.
Where's my beads?
- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I came here for a work dinner and it was pretty good food with a good ambience. The best part of the dinner was dessert though - fresh beignets and a variety of dipping sauces.
- Nola - Palo AltoJul 05, 2012
Big Game? If the Old Pro is packed, head next door to Nola's! My husband and I have gone a couple times, and always enjoyed watching games here. Met up with friendly folks, had some beers, and tasty food. The TV's are nice, and it makes for a fun night.
- Nola - Palo AltoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersSep 13, 2013
Awesome place for some beers & good food.
Their menu is pretty creative and the Cajun Con-fusion and small plates will definitely get your attention.
From the sizes of the beers to the 'super special' birthday dessert, this place has a lot of personality, loved it.
- Nola - Palo AltoJul 04, 2012
Nola's one of the trendier places that offers a decent nightlife in downtown Palo Alto and is usually full of Stanford students on Friday nights.
Their drinks are ok but I'm more impressed with their dishes.
Their second level is quite cozy and makes for a fun ambiance with friends. Out of all the lil joints on Ramona, I think Nola's a good one for a fun outing with friends.