Nesting underneath the Westin hotel in downtown Dallas, NOLA Brasserie sits off of Main Street. This New Orleans themed bar & restaurant offers up an amazingly great value Lunch menu alongside their robust Dinner menu.
We visited a little after 2 pm on a Monday afternoon and opted for the Lunch menu. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and experienced friendly, timely and quality service throughout our time at NOLA.
While pondering what to eat we ordered a bottled beer and a “Lavender Lace” cocktail which was made up of champagne and a lavender sugar cube, which tasted great and only cost $6!
We settled on the Blackened Chicken Pasta, one without peppers after our server kindly offered that option without hesitation. A couple of minutes after ordering a small bowl of pork rinds were set in front of us along with a bottle of hot sauce, this little addition to our order was a great touch and was quickly consumed!
A short time later our mains were brought over to us, the linguine pasta covered with NOLAs spicy and creamy Alfredo sauce was delicious. The generous portion of sliced free range blackened chicken throughout tasted just tremendous and paired very well indeed with the pan sautéed onions and peppers. Two small pieces of crisp garlic buttered bread were another great addition to the dish.
The portion size was spot on for lunch, while we also ordered a side portion of fries these weren’t needed but also tasted great so we did them as much justice as we could, the cajun style seasoning dusted over them made them so morish.
When working out the score for NOLA I took time to ask myself “are they really a 5 out of 5?” and the answer came out as a resounding yes. From the friendly “can-do” service to the great tasting food, NOLA excelled for a lunchtime food option, not to mention the value for money was exceptional with our entire check totalling $37 pre-tip.
If you’re in downtown Dallas and looking for a great value, great tasting and enjoyable lunchtime experience then head down to the Westin hotel and walk into NOLA Brasserie; you won’t be disappointed!