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About Nola on the Square

A jammin' New Orleans Jazz Brasserie with Nouveau Creole cuisine. Wood fired specialties, frozen hurricanes, large selection of draft beer including Abita and live music Friday and Saturday nights 8:00pm-11:00pm.

24 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Sunday
Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: 3:00pm-8:00pm

Monday thru Thursday
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday thru Saturday
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Graeme Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 471-9100

Website:
http://www.nolaonthesquare.com/

Entertainment:
A variety of Blues and Jazz bands every Friday and Saturday from 8:00pm until 11:00pm

Parking Details:
Valet is run through Market Square Association and is available Monday through Saturday from 5:30pm until midnight and Sundays 11:00am to 9:00pm.

Executive Chef:
Maggie Kielburger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Nola on the Square Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

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4.2

value

3.9

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
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Live Music (16)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
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Fun (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Spicy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Decided to dine at Nola Saturday just prior to the Playoff game on Sunday. A great choice on the Square. Their Flat-breads are spectacular and The Alligator Bites were scrumptious. The food is New Orleans Cajun style so you expect any dish to have some heat, which it did. Each appetizer had a different flavor so each was sampled and we could not have been more pleased.
The service was excellent the food was excellent and the atmosphere warm, friendly and inviting. Next time in Pittsburgh I will visit Nola again.

Tags: Great Beer, Spicy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful dinner with great friends. Food was delicious amd different from our normal fair! Service was excellent and the environment was very enjoyable!

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Music, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Went on a birthday lunch outing with a friend. We were in and out in less than 50 minutes which is important when you are just on your lunch hour. The waitress was friendly and very attentive. Great lunch prices for the amount of food you get. I was pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was fantastic. Food came very quickly, our waitress was super, and the manager let us hang out for an hour or more after dinner because we had time to kill and it was freezing outside. However, the regular menu item that my wife ordered had to be modified, because they didn't have the correct pasta in stock (?). To be fair, they did offer us free dessert to make up for the boo-boo, so it wasn't all bad. I'd eat Cajun food out of my shoe, so no complaints here.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Spicy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to NOLA on the Square on our wedding anniversary, which was also New Year's Eve. What a lovely, fun time. There was live music by the door - those guys must have been freezing, because it was so cold out and the door kept on opening. But they didn't show it. No room for dancing, unfortunately, but lots of people just standing around grooving. We sat in a quiet, warm place for our dinner, which was delicious. The server was friendly and considerate of my many food allergies. We will return again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fun, Vegan, Healthy
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Being a New Orleans native I had high hopes for authentic Cajun cooking. NOLA is very good but not like quite like the real thing.
The gator bite appetizer is a joke, it consists of tiny pieces of meat with a very tasty batter that is fried. Gator bites from New Orleans or Flordia are much bigger pieces of the alligator.
My wife and I both had the Jumbalia. I found the jumbalia to be very good. The jumbalia's seasoning was mildly spicy with a nice flavor, but missing a bit of the real New Orleans eclectic flavor palette.
The beer variaty is vast. Mixed drinks were very tasty costing about $10 each.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Spicy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good food, but service was not up to the same quality as the food.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good Southern Cuisine with options... would highly recommend.
Courteous staff with attention to details.. always something I look for when dining out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

the Ambiance is the reason I wanted to go there, along with the location.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The fried green tomatoes are the best in the city.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

In the past we have always had good food and good service. We went to celebrate my birthday. My glass had lipstick on it that wasn’t mine. The server was not very attentive. He never checked up on our table to see if our food was satisfactory. It took 40 minutes to get our appetizers. We had to flag down a manager to ask for our appetizer to be heated as it was cold. The neighboring table also made a comment to a manager about the length it was taking to get their food. The server never asked about refills on drinks and another server brought a box for leftovers. We were never asked if we wanted dessert. We had to ask for our Check as our server still had not returned. Food was great, service and experience was not. If this had been our first time there it would have been our last.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Gumbo, fried green tomatoes and jambalaya were excellent. We are here before a Steelers game and service was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Overall, a perfectly fine experience. Our server was a bit over-worked, while others looked like they were trying to find something to do. Menu wasn't as interesting as I was hoping for from a New Orleans themed restaurant. Food was fine, but not great. Affordable and good wine by the glass. Beignets were really nothing like a real beignet. They were not that good. However, the chocolate ice cream served with them was fantastic and the coffee from next door's Nicholas Coffee was great.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food. Great service. Will definitively be back when we are in Pittsburgh again. Our server, Mike, knew the menu well and was very professional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our waitress was terrible. She did not come to get our drink orders for 10 minutes. When we asked about the drink specials, she did not know them. We ordered 1 drink and when she returned, she had forgotten the drink special menu and that we had ordered a drink previously. The waitress also forgot our silverware, so when our appetizer arrived, we had to wait for her to return with it.

Our food was bland. There was no seasoning on either of the dishes we ordered. For a restaurant that claims to be Cajun/Creole, it was seriously lacking. There was not even salt or pepper on the meals nor on the table.

We were sincerely disappointed and will not be back.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Hen was very dry. Alligator tasted great but at $13, way too expensive.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Horrible customer service. Started with hostess walking around like she would rather be at home eating Bon bons. Zero greeting or any type of acknowledgement for at least 20 minuets! We wouldn’t mind if we were waiting for free food, however that was not the case! Price point for their menu requires a hell of lot more refinement. I will never dine there again and will share this horrible experience with anyone that will listen!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love NOLA! Decent tap list, great New Orleans inspired cuisine and super friendly service. The service can be slow at times, and the bathrooms are downstairs... but hey, it's New Orleans after all.

The live jazz can be terrific. If you're into that, you should check.

Still and all, one of my goto places in downtown Pittsburgh.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Live Music
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

For an appetizer we received fried alligator but our portion was very very small. The table right next to us order the same thing but their size was twice the size of ours. Also a lot of great dishes that I love from them that made me share with friends and visit have been removed which was a disappointment and make me not really interested in going for food really.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fun atmosphere! Love the music and location. Great place for year round dining.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Seafood jambalaya. My wife really enjoyed the ricotta dumplings in her chicken and dumplings so much that she ate all the dumplings and only had room for one pc of chicken

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Live Music, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Once again, we were entirely satisfied with the experience. We have brought a number of friends to dinner at NOLA and they all have greatly enjoyed themselves. From the excellent service provided by Alexandra (perhaps spelling not correct) to the delicious food options everyone had a great time. The only negative was desert. I am diabetic but could not resist having beignets and ice cream. I paid for that the next day with blood sugar over 200. But, we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service were very good. I got the pumpkin squash soup which was rich and delicious. I also got the seafood jambalaya which was very good. It was spicy but not too spicy (which is a good thing!). The scallops could have been browned just a little bit more. The shrimp was very fresh and appealing. For dessert, I got the sweet potato cheesecake and it was simply wonderful. Any time I've ever gotten cheesecake at Nola it's been absolutely delicious. I had pumpkin cheesecake there a couple years ago and I still think about it. Overall, good food and good experience.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was not that great, especially for the price. I’d go back just for dessert and drinks though. Our server and the other staff we interacted with were all great.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

A little on the pricey side, but the food is amazing!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had tickets to an 8 o’clock show and that we informed our waitress when we arrived at 6:15. Drinks and salads were served quickly but then we waited for our entrees. We asked everyone who walked by our table where our food was and it finally was served at 7:35. We gulped our food down and left 15 minutes later. Obviously not a good experience and I would not recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

NOLA is a nice convenient spot before going to Heinz Hall, and it offers a nice array of foods influenced by New Orleans. This can be a stretch to some degree. I had red beans and rice soup as my starter, and my companion had gumbo. Both were tasty. Entrees were even better -- I had the fish special of grilled trout over mushrooms and chickpea hash. This was a hearty plate. My guest had blackened chicken over dumplings and raved about it.
Some meals here have just been OK. On this outing, we left pleased and satisfied.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was bangin, and there was even a live jazz band playing! I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The staff was very attentive and all of our meals were outstanding. For me, the red bean & rice soup and chicken and dumplings was fantastic! Also well complemented was the catfish and shrimp and grits. Great place for dinner in Market Square.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I had been to NOLA's for lunch but this was the first dinner meal. The seafood special was outstanding. The service was good and I recommend the restaurant for theater goers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I️ enjoy lunch at Nola’s. The atmosphere is nice and the food is good. The waitresses are attentive and friendly

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was uniformly excellent. Grilled chicken and dumplings, shrimp and grits, roasted oysters, jumbalaya. Service was spotty. Waiter had no clue what beers were available and altogether forgot to bring my friend his beer. Seating in the corridor connecting front to back is not ideal... try to avoid it if you can! But, the food is consistently very good!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our server, Lauren was knowledgeable and very helpful. Excellent service. The Basilic cocktail was amazing as was chicken and dumplings. Pecan pie was to die for.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

They were very accommodating to my dietary needs (I'm a vegetarian). At one point they thought they had accidentally made my dinner wrong and offered me another immediately. They were so kind and really went out of their way to make sure I had a good dining experience. I will definitely return!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food and service. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was fine. Dinner was OK, but not great. We had seafood jambalaya, french onion soup, and gumbo soup.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good food in a fun atmosphere. Nicely accommodating of larger groups. Awesome all around.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

ENJOYED EATING OUTDOORS AND HAD AN EXCELLENT WAITRESS. ALWAYS LIKE THE FOOD.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were very happy with the service and our dinner was outstanding. Lot of fun, great music and in a great location. Fun place to spend an evening.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food at NOLA has always been good. Very close to the real thing in New Orleans. Our server was young and may have been new so he was not as attentive as we have had in the past. When the manager noticed his tables a little behind she jumped right in to lend a hand as a good manager should. Both were very pleasant and nice. Would we go back again? You’d better believe we will.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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