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Sunday, May 6, 2012

NOLA - NEW ORLEANS, LA

NOLA
NEW ORLEANS, LA 

Nola did not live up to expectations.  With Emeril Lagasse's name on the menu I thought this would be a home run from the start.  Every other Emeril's restaurant that I have visited has been above expectations.  Nola failed on all levels.  First off the service was horrible.  I would never believe that these were Emeril employees based on experiences at his other restaurants.  Our waitress seemed distant, unorganized, lost and out of touch.  I don't know if she spoke english because she did not say a single word.  Just head motions.  We waited forever for our food.  She said nothing.  Never approached the table to say she was working on it.  Never offered an apology.  Really never said another word.  We had to hound down another waiter at the end to take our check.  Our waitress was gone.  So the service sucked.  It took a while to get the food.  How was the food?  Terrible, with the exception of the BBQ Shrimp we had ordered as an appetizer for the table.  The BBQ Shrimp screamed with New Orleans flavors that make you want to return to this city.  Our sandwiches left us wondering why we came to this place.  After a few bites we threw in the towel and left half or more of our food on the table.  Left Nola's hungry and searching for some Gumbo and Crab Cakes.  I would definitely return to Nola's to try other menu items or perhaps the dinner menu.  I know that Emeril would not disappoint two times.

BRIGHT ENTRANCE IN FRENCH QUARTER
LOGO ABOVE HOSTESS STATION
AS YOU ENTER THE RESTAURANT
HIGH CEILING WAREHOUSE TYPE SPACE
EMERIL LAGASSE NAME IS ON THE MENU BUT DID
NOT REFLECT HIS STANDARDS IN SERVICE OR TASTE
LUNCH MENU (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
CORN BREAD AND SOUR DOUGH ROLL
NEW ORLEANS BBQ SHRIMP WAS DELICIOUS!
BRAISED PORK CHEEK PO BOY WITH FRIES.
CREOLE MUSTARD, GIARDINIERA,  PROVOLONE CHEESE
AND NATURAL JUS.
THE FRIES WERE THE ONLY THING WE ATE
MISS HAY'S VIETNAMESE PO BOY
BBQ PORK, DUCK LIVER MOUSSE PATE, SWEET PICKLED
CARROTS, CILANTRO, CUCUMBER AND JALAPENOS.
SERVED WITH KIM CHEE SALAD.
SOUNDS SO GOOD ON THE MENU.  NOT SO GOOD.
VIETNAMESE PO BOY - NEVER AGAIN WILL ORDER THIS
BRAISED PORK CHEEK PO BOY.
WOULD NEVER ORDER THIS AGAIN.

1 comment:

  1. Barf puke upchuck and hurl come to mind right now

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