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Nola Eatery & Social House | A lively social spot


About Nola Eatery & Social House | A lively social spot

Nola is a vibrant JLT lounge that serves typical Southern American and Cajun-style fare and takes its name from New Orleans, Louisiana. Via both the menu and the décor, the eatery and social house brings something new to Dubai. Even the menu reads, "Laissez les bons temps rouler," which means "Let the good times roll." However, you'll find a more modern take on Southern cuisine here. Start with pan-fried crab cakes before moving on to the Cajun grill's larger dishes. In the meantime, the main courses feature a variety of proteins such as steaks, fish, and pasta.

The quarter chicken with maple BBQ sauce or the rib-eye with béarnaise and mushroom sauce will satisfy your appetite. These dishes are served with a side of sweet potato and squash mash, mac and cheese, or corn on the cob. Green chesterfield-style booths line the brick walls, begging to be packed with a vibrant party of friends.

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Happy hour daily 5-8pm

Ladies night Tuesday 12-12am (Day - Coffee & beignets on the house).

Evening - 4 cocktails & 50% off food bill (for groups of ladies only dining)

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50% off food bill (for groups of ladies only dining) and 4 cocktails complimentary

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Joshua Taylor
Joshua Taylor
January 25, 2023
Went to Nola Eatery and Social House for lunch.nnThe restaurant looked amazing.nnThe food was delicious and all the staff and service was great.nnThe food was quite pricey compared to a lot of other places in JLT. For a drink a small main it was about AED 100 - Regardless, I will return because of the great overall quality of the restaurant.
Farron Yssel
December 29, 2022
I had a bit of spare time and decided that dining here looked like a good idea. It seemed though that all the tables were already booked but the hostess seated me with a bit of a time limit for my tables reservation.nnI ordered from there seasonal menu, the festive turkey and the santa’s surprise for desert, both of which was really good.nnThe service was good and all the staff were really friendly.
Bart G.
November 23, 2023
If you're looking for good food, tasty cocktails, and a jazzy southern atmosphere, Nola is the place! The restaurant is furnished like an old-school American diner, centerpiece cocktail bar included. The funky, soulful music, combined with the interior and the friendly staff immediately immerse you in the Cajun setting. We dined during the Halloween period, and all the staff were dressed up, with a free face paint corner available for patrons. It's clear that Nola goes the extra mile for their guests.nnLooking at the menu, there's a nice selection of deliciously braised, roasted, smoked, and barbecued meats, along with some tasty fish platters and some vegetarian options as well. These are paired with a nice selection of beers of various strengths, wines, and, of course, classy cocktails. I highly recommend the Corpse reviver 2 and the Bourbon Street! Desserts are taken seriously here, with the usual calorie bomb suspects: moelleuxs, brownies, caramelized bananas, and beignets. To our surprise, the beignets were light, fluffy, and not even slightly too greasy (hats off to the cook!).nnThe real difference is made by the staff. They are so, so kind and always ready to help. Service was fast and smooth, and always with a smile.nnMy only remark would be that the music was a bit too loud, certainly when seated below the speakers as we were. However, as a party of nine, I don't think there was another spot in the venue where we could have been seated.
Ted Mourad
November 19, 2023
Great food and excellent service. The team is amazing and the order came quickly. The drinks are delicious and refreshing. The atmosphere is great and we had the best table. It was full. Chill place for a drink and dinner.
MNZ -79
August 1, 2023
Dubai is known for having many great restaurants and bars that rival some of the best in the world on all levels...nHowever very few bars/restaurants have the legendary, mythical and magical touch that makes them unique and epic in ways that the experience lives on in your mind to the degree it makes you want to go back the next day.nNola is one of those rare places.nThe food menu is fantastic. The drinks menu is everything you need. But the magic here...is the vibe..the atmosphere... What they managed to do here is take you back to the fantasy of what New Orleans is... was... always will be in the dreams of those of who know the stories..heard the music and dreamed the dream but didn't live in the right era to experience.nNola is a must for anyone looking for an unforgettable night in Dubai that guarantees the urge to return again and again
Babak Hojjat
June 27, 2023
Truly a hidden Gem!nI'v been going to this beautiful location for the last four months and every time I go to this place I enjoyed it more.nFrom the front desk to your table and beyond the whole experience is great with delicious food, fantastic cocktails, and professional services all around.nMy hats off to the great Manger Peter for running such crowed and big place so smoothly and professionally and especial thank to Ashley whom make your experience wonderful and fun.nI will go back time after time for sure.nThank you all.
Morgane Gaillard
Morgane Gaillard
June 18, 2023
Best restaurant in Dubai! I come here so often and still love it even more! Good music, impecable service, food is lways delicious. Never once have I been disappointed! Love the vibe. I adore the staff, they are all so lovely!
Ksenia Zyryanova
May 3, 2023
Such an amazing experience! First time here and very satisfied with the service. Thanks Ashley and Melvin for taking care of us ud83dude0a very tasty food and great cocktails ud83cudf79
Alexandra Lyginets
April 26, 2023
Ladies night has great offer of 3 rounds of delicious simple cocktails and 50% on food. Venue is very authentic with nice music. Their Camembert cheese is must try for sure. Live bar is a great addition to any restaurant and Nola has a really good one.
Meghana Rao
April 18, 2023
Nola Eatery & Social House is a New Orleans inspired eatery and bar in JLT, Dubai. We recently had lunch there and the venue is cool, chic and charming with an Al fresco dining area. We enjoyed the cocktails, food, vibe and the service.
Ashley Chiworeka
April 17, 2023
We had an amazing experience given the fact that tonight was our anniversary night. The staff are super friendly, the food so tantalizing and exceeded our expectations and the ambience breath taking. Definitely will be coming back and will recommend friends and family too.
Baris Sayin
Baris Sayin
April 17, 2023
It is a cosy place and ambiance is good too. I like the service, They weu2019re kind and fast. I had hamburger, steak, mushroom bread and finally a cheesecake. they were all nice but not superb. They have very reasonable pricing for happy hour so I would suggest you to be there during that time
Baris Sayin
April 17, 2023
It is a cosy place and ambiance is good too. I like the service, They we’re kind and fast. I had hamburger, steak, mushroom bread and finally a cheesecake. they were all nice but not superb. They have very reasonable pricing for happy hour so I would suggest you to be there during that time
Monica Rahme
Monica Rahme
April 8, 2023
I love this place.nGreat cocktails, great food and the staff are very friendly too.nNot my first time definitely not my last.
josee bilezikjian
March 15, 2023
We went on a ladies night.nOn Tuesdays its 50% off the food menu and you get 4 alcoholic cocktails for freennThe service atmosphere music and food were so good but the music was too loud.nnI loved the garden outside.nnThe guacamole 🥑 is soooo good and the spinach dip as wellnThe burgers starters were not that goodnnWe loved our main dishes, the steak, sea food gombo and the burgernnLoved the vibes of this placennIts recommended
Christelle El Hayek
Christelle El Hayek
March 15, 2023
We went there ion a Tuesday for ladies night and for a jazz night. The ambiance is so relaxing but happy. The band was awesome. The food was also yummy, the guacamole is a must-try.
DineOutDubai Javeria
January 20, 2023
Nola Eatery & Social HousennA consistently good food place; they’ve been around for quite a few years now and have been consistently serving southern American good food.nLove the vibe of this place ….nThey’ve a cute outdoor terrace perfect for the present weather.nI recommend trying the grill, the sliders are decent too. If you’re looking for a steak the selection is decent. Appetisers are good for sharing.nFeatured we had cobbs salad, steak and seafood jumbalaya.nnPerfect date night/ hangout with the gang place !nnRéservations are highly advised.nWalk-ins not advised.
Evgenii Pivovarov
Evgenii Pivovarov
October 30, 2023
I visited this place only once but I likes it. Awesome design and environment especially for people who like forest like and places full of plants. Big choice of beverages of any type and good food. Might be quite expensive for some but I'd definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to have a proper lunch or dinner out!
Ahmed Al-Serafi
September 17, 2023
Good ambiance and vibe. Great place to go out for an evening with friends. Though there is not a great variety of food in their menu. Overall, it was a very pleasant evening at Nola. Also, I advise you to book a table over the phone first beforehand.
Jamil Goussous
September 14, 2023
This place is amazing!nWe had the pleasure to be served by Jyoti at the restaurant. She was extremely friendly, polite and knowledgeable about the place.nThe food was superb especially the spinach cheese dip and the sliders.nHighly recommended!
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September 3, 2023
My favourite place in Dubai! Everything in there is right: the atmosphere is superb, the food is great. Great ladies night offer and amazing staff
Bilal Eid
Bilal Eid
August 14, 2023
Great restaurant with a nice atmosphere and tasty menu.nFor those who donu2019t know, NOLA stands for New Orleans, Louisiana and their menu brings a nice variety of Cajun food.nPerfect for lunch or dinner, but if you plan on going for dinner they have a dress code so donu2019t wear sandals!
Janine B
June 15, 2023
Itu2019s one of the most frequented places in Dubai, on weekdays and weekends. And I get why: you probably feel like sitting in a cool place in Miami, with jazzy vibes. Youu2019re most likely to find any drink youu2019d like on their beverage menu and the food is good! Who wouldnu2019t enjoy an evening at Nola! Now hereu2019s the thing: good luck finding a table. Itu2019s usually fully booked any time of the week, especially for indoor seating.nI tried to book a table indoors a week ahead, and it was already fully booked.
April 30, 2023
This place has such a delightful welcoming feeling. Fantastic atmosphere, great food. Excellent service! My fav! Iu2019ve been coming regularly since the month it opened in 2015.nnA Note to the owners of NOLA:nplease bring back your fabulous funk/ jazz band, it was the best live music in the city!

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Cuisine American
Meals Dinner
Service options Dine in

Working hours

Monday 12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 01:00
Thursday 12:00 - 01:00
Friday 12:00 - 01:00
Saturday 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday 12:00 - 01:00
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