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NOLA ***

Alana and Marcia outside Nola, Palo Alto, California

535 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA

Cuisine: Cajun

Description & Atmosphere
NOLA is one of the most popular restaurants in Palo Alto. And if you've ever wondered what "NOLA" stands for, it's short for "New Orleans Louisiana."

Nola's on a Saturday night

During a recent visit to NOLA
on a warm muggy night, it was reminiscent of dining in New Orleans. The restaurant and its "outside" courtyard were bustling with activity.

Balcony tiered seating at Nola's Restaurant in Palo Alto, CA

Seating is on two levels, in various dining areas. Noise levels can be quite loud, so don't come here for a quiet, intimate dinner.

Courtyard seating at Nola's Restaurant in Palo Alto

Enjoy fabulous Creole, Cajun, and Southwestern cuisine. Nola's offers a variety of New Orleans favorites, including Seafood Jambalaya, tasty Gumbo, Fresh Oysters, Etouffée and more — everything is good!

We highly recommend the Napa Cabbage Salad, Crispy Dungeness Crab Coins and its to-die-for dipping sauce, hot Voodoo Chili, Bubba's BBQ Shrimp, Tony's Grilled Teriyaki Marinated Skirt Steak, Grilled Salmon and the Ahi Tuna.

Dessert junkies will love the
Warm Macadamia Nut Brownie 
— a delicious way to end your meal.

Courtyard seating at Nola's Restaurant in Palo Alto

Colorful dining room at Nola, Palo Alto

Fun dining area at Nola's Restaurant in Palo Alto


New Orleans decor and colorful masks at Nola restaurant, Palo Alto

NOLA is the "Best"
Over the years, NOLA has consistently been voted by the locals as the "Best"

  • Best Place for a First Date
  • Best Singles Bar
  • Best Place for Boys/Girls Night Out
  • Best Late Night Hang-out
  • Best Place for Mardi Gras Countdown

Nola's Bar - one of the hottest bars in Silicon Valley

NOLA Bar / Whimsical Art
NOLA's has one of the hottest bars in Silicon Valley. The buzzing friendly bar is a fun place to enjoy a Hurricane, hang out, people-watch...and check out the eclectic, whimsical artwork.

Eclectic whimsical art at Nola's Restaurant and Bar in Palo Alto

Enjoying a drink at Nola's Bar

Nola's Bar at Nola's in Palo Alto

This high-energy restaurant is a fun place to take your Sales Team and Top Performers or to entertain VIP clients and out-of-town guests.

Order a Hurricane and enjoy hanging out at Nola's hot bar

Private Party Rooms
Mardi Gras Parties

Several of NOLA's private dining rooms are available for Mardi Gras Parties, Corporate Group Events, VIP Receptions and Private Parties.

Debby, Duffy, Caren, Alana and Barry celebrating a birthday at Nola's Restaurant in Palo Alto

Fun dining area at Nola, Palo Alto

Open daily.
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30-10pm,
Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm and
Sun 5:30-9pm.

Bar closes:
Sun & Mon 11pm
Tues & Wed 12:30am
Thurs, Fri & Sat 1am

Cooking station at Nola Courtyard area on the first floor

Reservations are recommended, especially for larger groups.

Street parking.
Underground garage is located
next door on Ramona Street.

Efficient and friendly

Moderately expensive

More Info

Sister restaurants owned by
Avenir Restaurant Group include:

Milagros (Redwood City)
Town (San Carlos)


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