Nola Eatery & Social House

by Jannat & Pawan Manghnani on May 5th, 2016

About

​A New Orleans inspired venue offering Southern American food with a healthier more modern take in a convivial setting, complemented by a diverse and colorful beverage component. Decadent but not in an obvious way, The venue is heavily rooted in a complex mélange of cultures, hot, fun and always ready to “laissez les bons temps rouler”. These values are communicated through the vintage yet very of the moment design aesthetic.

Review

​Nola is a New Orleans inspired restro/bar/pub, here in out very own JLT, Cluster P, out through the tunnel like walk from Armada Hotels basement to the restaurant. Anyways, once you’ve achieved that, be ready o be transported to a completely buzzing and different world of Nola (and also Mythos and Cocktail Kitchen as its neighbours.

The Ambiance

​Now, even though i haven’t ever been to New Orleans yet, I have definitely seen my share of Vampire Diaries & Hollywood flicks to know what to expect from a place that vouches to be from there. And does it check? Absolutely! My wife and me were so pleasantly surprised to see what all they’ve done with the place. There's a HUGE bar, woody-vintage inspired tables, table lamps and a book shelf with a designated place for a live band, a coat hanger with a few fedoras if you may. We were lucky to get a place on a Thursday night, when it was roaring with crowds. There was live music playing at the time and it was amazing enough to get us in the mood already. The place also has a gigantic community table with high chairs, where a few people were playing cards and it was the only designated place to smoke inside. The outside area was just as beautiful and dim-lit and felt cozy and personal!
​Food & Beverage:
The menu choices were confusing as they had SO many of our favourite foods, however we settled for the Po Boy and the Creole Meatballs along with some cocktails for the lady and some beer and scotch for me. 
​Po Boy: 
These were basically slow cooked pulled beef homemade brioche sliders that came in brioche buns and were exceptional. We were famished so we wondered if 3 tiny sliders would satiate us but they so did. The beef was wonderfully braised and was full of flavour since it was slow cooked. The brioche buns it came in also had some spicy sauce that just added to the complete taste of it. 
​Creole Meatball:
We had to do something authentic to New Orleans so we ordered this dish and wanted to give the chef a pat on his back for doing such a wonderful job! The Italian sausage was perfectly cooked in a wonderfully balanced creole tomato sauce, which i must say is refreshing as opposed to some of the others we’ve had outside and found them to be way too acidic. The mashed potatoes as sides were smooth, not grainy and came with a good flavour of butter and hence enough salt! Bonus.

​​The Service

Surprisingly, the service was on point inspite of it being the weekend and the place being literally packed. Our food was served to us within 12 minutes of us ordering and so were the drinks. We cannot even count the number of times our servers who were dressed very aptly in cute bow-ties, checked if we were doing okay. Don’t think we saw anyone grimacing at all actually! The vibe was splendid and thanks to them for keeping it all together! 

Rating

​Cuisine–
American

Interiors –
Good

Location –
Excellent

Ambiance –
Excellent

Value for Money –
Good

Service & Hospitality –
Good

Quality & Taste of Food –
Excellent

Cost–
About AED150-200 Per PAX

Phone–
​04 3998155

Address–
​Across Armada Blue Bay Hotel, Cluster P, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai

Verdict

Nola Eatery & Social House is beautiful place, something worth to add to the lacklustre of Jumeirah Lake Tower’s nightlife. Hopefully this place changes the set-up. The food and the drinks are reasonable priced as well so there is no reason not to go here. Try it, You’ll be amazed
​Power Couple & Lifestyle Bloggers Jannat Manghnani (@PriyankaVidhani) & Pawan Manghnani (@AyaashPaw) embark on a unique adventure trying to break free from the routine while soaking in a new experience, well detailed into blogs so friends & family can benefit from them. Read about the entire experience by checking out our various blogs. Remember, A drop of ink may make a million think.


Posted in Food ~ The Tasterpreneur    Tagged with nola, new orleans, zoman, zomato, meatballs, sliders, american, gatsby, great gatsby, hollywood


2 Comments

Gary - May 12th, 2016 at 1:17 AM
Good such places are coming to JLT
michelle - May 12th, 2016 at 4:13 AM
LOVE IT!!!!!!

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