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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.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
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
$30 and under
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A variety of Blues and Jazz bands every Friday and Saturday from 8:00pm until 11:00pm
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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