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About Us

It all began with a walk down Bourbon Street - French Quarter - New Orleans...

The fun, the food, yes-the drinks, the art and that feeling... The party began here in Palo Alto in June of 1996, since then we’ve evolved into the number one party spot in the Bay Area!! N’awlins style!!

Nola is a bit of New Orleans located in the historic Ramona Street Building in downtown Palo Alto. Our menu consists of Creole, Cajun, and Southwestern cuisine. New Orleans favorites, such as hurricanes, fresh oysters, gumbo, seafood jambalaya, and étouffée, are just a few of the classics you will find.

The party stretches out over three floors, with seven different funky dining areas. Nola has one of the largest collections of Southern folk art on the West Coast. From the dark side of the French Quarters come some of the hippest local "outsider" artists, such as Marc "Baby" Bercier, Big Al "The Shoe Shine" Tamplet, and A.J. Lastat Boudreaux. Other Southern greats, such as Frank "Preacher" Boyle and Robert Harris, capture that wild, funky life of the South. Lots of food, booze, and blues! Come check out what Fortune magazine voted as "the hottest bar in the Silicon Valley."

Welcome to the party--grab a Hurricane, a group of friends, wrap yourself in our mardi gras beads and “Laisser les Bon Temps Rouler!!”

Cheers,

Greg St. Claire