Nola on the Square

4.2
2015 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
NOLA ON THE SQUARE, a New Orleans Jazz Brasserie located on beautifully renovated Market Square. A breathtaking transformation of the storied 1902 Landmark Tavern, a Nouveau Creole menu, live jazz and blues music Friday and Saturday evenings all contribute to that Big Easy vibe.
You'll love our Patio seating on Market Square and the convenience of Market Square Valet parking.

Stroll by and come see us at Nola On The Square. Live music every Friday and Saturday starting at 8pm
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4.1
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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Cocktails were perfect. Will definitely be back.

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WC
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Breck stout on nitro was a hit! The food was great and the band was cooking!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic New Orleans style Cajun food

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o
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time coming here and we love it. Good food and a good area to be around. I normally get the special but this time I got the Shrimp and grits and they were excellent!

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r
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very overpriced. Menu no longer has rice and beans or the pork tenderloin. We were looking forward to both.

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Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slow service - had to wait 20 mins for soup and salad. Gumbo was great, tho.

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was terrific as always. The service was good as well. Definitely will be coming back

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MB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Ordered appetizers and meals
We received at the same time. Shrimp n grits wasn’t very good and tails were left on while they swam in brown sauce. Waitress was slow

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D
Pittsburgh
42 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

NOLA has very good food at a reasonable price. We went about 9 to 10pm on a Saturday night. If we had to do it again we probably would have got a table in the back room and not near the bar. The service was slow and they were still serving visibly intoxicated persons who were louder than the already loud band. Other than the food it was not a great experience, as we were not intoxicated. Next time we go it will be earlier in the evening and probably not on a Saturday night.

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SO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to NOLA several times, and have never had a bad experience. It's a nice space, the service was fine - the place was quite busy, but our server was available as needed, and the food was very nice. We like the vibe there, and the crowd was happy and engaged.

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BA
Pittsburgh
70 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

In the bar area, generally good experience with service, whether at bar or high-top tables. Food and drink consistently great and reasonably priced too. Service in dining room for me has been generally slow and disjointed for some reason.

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I
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we sat outside, very pleasant. Good food, good service. Would be glad to return.

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JN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was not busy. We had our food quick which makes me think it was pre-cooked. We were in and out in 35 minutes.
Food tastes good.

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was very good, service by the food runners very poor. Restaurant needs to have a good cleaning and it needs new carpet. Will not go back which is a shame because the food was very good.

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PI
Pittsburgh
63 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always try to take my new associates to a nice lunch on their first day. The past three lunches have been at NOLA, and they were all awesome! We both had great meals, and we were able to enjoy a conversation with each other. NOLA is great for lunch, Happy Hour, or a full dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant for any and all events!

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MO
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Love the option of being able to sit outside

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great happy hour. Nashville sandwich super HOT

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JJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Limited menu, however, what is on the menu is good. Getting there is a different story, not really any parking near, however, Gateway rail station is just a few blocks away.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

All around a great place.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Too pricey for the value and the beignets were way off my expectations.

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BS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The room was very nice. If there was some dixieland or zydeco music playing it would have been just like being in New Orleans. Family loved it, we had a great time.

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DE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Shrimp and Grits were very good. Gumbo very salty.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Our server Ian was disappointing. He was very slow and didn't remove plates from table. We arrived at 730 and didn't leave until almost 10. We had to ask other servers to help with drink orders and removing plates and menus. Food and drinks were good not outstanding. Nice live entertainment. Experience world have been excellent if our waiter was better.

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ND
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hosted a lunch to honor our manager’s retirement this week - everybody loved their menu choices and the food quality and service were superb!

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l
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good but nothing special.
Wine selection was decent and priced about normal.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Servers and hosts were very professional. The place has an open kitchen and the kitchen staff had no consideration for customers. Kitchen staff went out of the way to be noisy with metal bus pans repeatedly crashing to the tile floor only a few feet away from my table. Food was ok, but expensive.

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D
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Loud when there's live jazz. You have to like Cajun to enjoy the food. It's quite authentic. Great location!

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M
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Was expecting more based on reviews. I’ve been to NOLA...eaten at NOLA influenced restaurants...this is at the low end. Sorry to say. Very “pedestrian” food..no extras..nothing special. We were sat by the kitchen in a large area by ourselves...was very odd. Server was friendly and we had no issues with him. It was overpriced for what you get in my opinion.

Oh and it was for our anniversary which I put as a note on the reservation. Nothing.

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LS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was much better when I was there a few weeks ago, even though I ordered the same thing. The beans and greens was totally different. I was disappointed.

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YD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great. The service was terrible!

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R
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes, crispy outside and the right amount of crunch to the tomatoes- would have liked a little more sauce (maybe on the side) but they were delicious. I really liked my Louisiana Pasta, just the right amount of kick and plenty of sausage and shrimp, I would definitely order this again. My husband had the shrimp PoBoy and although he thought it was good it wasn’t something he would get again. There looked to be plenty of shrimp on it, it may have just been a taste preference. Drink service was a little slow, and although our meal and. Appetizer were spaced well, we waited quite a long time for our check. In our servers defense tho, he was very pleasant but appeared to be the only server in that back room. We enjoyed the music and the atmosphere

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MU
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Market Square valet service was nearby and worked just fine. We were seated promptly, and the service was excellent for the entire evening. The food and drinks were great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was very nice inside. Met friends there to get together- have not seen in a while. Food was great and service was great. Only thing that was not nice was the music- it was ok music. But just way too loud. Couldn’t hear my friends.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Will be back again soon.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Worst service of any restaurant in Pittsburgh. Food was fantastic, but no excuse for the service, including the manager, who couldn’t be bothered to do anything but stand next to the cash register and slick his hair. Service issues: didn’t bring second glass of wine, no spoon with soup (didn’t come back for 10 minutes), didn’t ask us how we would like oysters prepared or how many and could not tell us market price (just that they “went by threes”, which we assumed meant $X per three oysters, but he couldn’t solve for X), no horseradish with oysters, no hot sauce with oysters, no crackers with oysters; asked for the last three things and they were brought one at a time about ten minutes apart, except for hot sauce that never came. No water refills. Dinner brought earlier than appetizers finished. Appetizer plate never taken away. Whenever the waiter forgot something and we asked for it, he gave us finger guns and told us “Yeah, right on”. At the end of the meal, he asked me if I needed a box and tossed one to me instead of boxing it up himself. When I spend $20+ per plate, plus drinks, salads, and appetizers, I expect good service and to be treated respectfully. It made sense that it was empty. We will never be back.

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KJ
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is great but the service is meh... lots of auctioning off of dishes and waiters asking you to hand them things instead of picking them up from you.

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CR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and service great.

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G
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

$23 Catfish dinner lacked catfish. $16 Pulled pork sandwich lacked pork. PATHETIC

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TD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really good. I had the Nashville Hot chicken sandwich, which had a nice, slow, flavorful burn. My wife had the Louisiana pasta, which was also delicious. The cocktails were well priced and packed a nice punch. NOLA on the Square is a good place to stop before seeing a Broadway show or before the symphony.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nola has been our go-to downtown restaurant before we go to a show. On Saturday, 4.6, our experience was fine but not amazing. We loved our entrees - catfish dinner. We did oysters Rockefeller which was laid on a thick bed of salt which added way too much salt to the dish. We also ended with the traditional beignets which were disappointingly small compared to past times we've gotten them. After a 3 course dinner and spending over $70 we were still hungry.

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