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Nola on the Square

4.2
1792 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
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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
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Phone number
(412) 471-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Maggie Kielburger
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Graeme Street
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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.
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Entertainment
A variety of Blues and Jazz bands every Friday and Saturday from 8:00pm until 11:00pm
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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

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, NOLA on the Square can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 1792 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our table was ready when we checked in, the food was excellent and we had great service!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were seated in the large room in the back and the noise level was not an issue. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. A manager stopped by and chatted with us. appetizer came very quickly and the meals followed in good time. Had more than enough to eat. Could have taken home if weren't going to Concert. Dessert was extremely delicious! The seasoning on the pasta was wonderful as well as variety of ingredients in the recipe. Pork chop was done to perfection.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I'm a regular for lunch & brunch. Hope new owners maintain the restaurant. Particularly enjoy outdoor lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Easter menu was exceptional

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I researched restaurants before leaving home, the DC area, and Nola came up. What caught my attention was the Crispy Alligator and I was not disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was very good. Chicken and dumplings that I enjoyed comes highly recommended. Not your usual watery chicken dumpling stew. This had whole large pieces of chicken thighs that were savory and nicely seasoned with chunks of carrot and big, moist, and flavorful ricotta dumplings that had just the right amount of nutmeg perhaps? My husband's steak was adequate although it wasn't really blackened properly as he had asked. This was a Saturday evening so the noise level was slightly elevated given that the place was busy and a live band performed. The temperature needed to be better regulated as it was quite warm inside on a brisk March evening.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Got put next to the kitchen, so we asked to be moved because it was too noisy. The waitress declined because other tables were booked. There were about 10 other empty tables and we also had a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was great and the food was amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service! Live music! Solid food and drink options!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I am in town on business. Another guest at the hotel recommended the restaurant. I ordered shrimp and grits and cobb salad with shrimp. Everything was tasty.

The shrimp roux was a little to spicy for me to eat all of it. I did like the wait the grits were baked solid then seared on each side. I liked that presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was great and service was excellent! The menu has many seafood options if you like seafood.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was excellent. Service (his name was Rod) was extremely excellent. I would recommend their flatbread (makes a great appetizer also), the shrimp and grits, and the blackened catfish. They also have a nice selection of beer.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was bland, nothing special about it, and certainly not reminiscent of New Orleans. The bloody Mary’s on their website are no longer available. Very disappointing brunch. Service was ok and the beignets were good.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love Nola on the Square’s location and inside ambiance. It was an all around wonderful experience; Jeffrey was a great waiter, fantastic food, and the live entertainment was awesome! We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great Cajun food. Music was a little too loud. Should have asked for a table in the back.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was very good and the entrees were delicious. Unfortunately, the beignets to cap off the evening were very poor. They were hard and overdone. The waiter did take one order off the bill which was appreciated.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Restaurant had a distinct order of BO, it actually smelled like New Orleans. The entree came out very late and was wrong twice, had to send back and it still wasn’t right. Waitress said she took off some for the hassle, but nothing was reduced or taken off of the bill. Overall very disappointed in this restaurant. Red beans and rice was good as was fried green tomatoes, but nothing else was worth going back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a wonderful experience with our waitress Jessica. We look forward to going another night for date night soon. The restaurant was very accommodating and Jessica went above and beyond what we typical receive as a reaction to an unusual food allergy. We really appreciated her! The food as usual was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great location, terrific service and awesome food!!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A little overpriced, but service was great! Drinks were excellent

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Came here for vday. Promptly seated and service was wonderful. The food was presented well and also tasted great ! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our meals were excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The BBQ oysters were amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I had made reservations on open table. I had requested a table in the bar area even though I knew I probably wouldn't get one but our reservations were for 5:30 which was early but it was Mardi Gras. Our friends arrived before us and they sat them way in the back dining room when there were empty tables in the front area. When we checked in and they took us to our table I asked why we were seated way back in the back dining room since there were empty tables. She told us they were reserved. Well, I had reservations. I did let her know I wasn't happy about it. Not 5 minutes later she came back and said that a table was available in the front area. Why not seat us there to begin with. You cannot reserve particular tables at the restaurant you can just make a reservation. So we had to gather up all our drinks, water glasses and utensils and take them with us. Poor judgement on the hostesses part.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2018

It was Mardi Gras and they were slow and I waited an hour for an alligator app. The manager had multiple visible breakdowns and refused to manage the situation. It was an extremely poor experience, given it was a big day for the restaurant, you’d think they would be better prepared.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The food has went downhill since Nola’s opening and the menu was limited. They used to have a great selection!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Awesome fried gator! Good cocktails, service and food. Will most certainly be back. Oh and those ricotta dumplings were so yummy.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

While we indicated on the Open Table reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion, either the hostess missed this detail or the information was not transmitted to the restaurant. A minor detail.

Bumping up against the beginning of Mardi Gras, I was excited to enjoy authentic low-country food in a lively atmosphere. The live music was fun and not over the top. Nice touch. The atmosphere is great, and I must say the service was excellent. But the establishment misses the mark if it wants to be your home for cajun cooking in Pittsburgh.

What I longed for though were dishes like Shrimp Remoulade or Crawfish Etouffee. Fish Creole or Chicken Espangnole. Or, more blackened, anything. While there are dishes like Shrimp and Grits or one version of Jambalaya with Shrimp, a little more creativity with authentic ingredients from the South would be welcome. Gumbo with Crawfish comes to mind.

My Catfish was done well, not overcooked and the sauce was excellent. We left having a satisfying meal but not an inspiring one.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was okay but did not wow me.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our food was outstanding! Our waiter, Evan, was top notched.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Every time we come to Pittsburgh we come here! Love it!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great atmosphere! Wide variety of cocktails and menu items. The service was insanely quick. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for something a little different.

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Not very good.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a great go-to place for New Orleans inspired cuisine in Pittsburgh with an vibrant atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had the Cajun Catfish! Awesome !

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and the food was excellent. Very loud at the bar, making is difficult to hear even louder conversations. I'm assuming if you came to dine, you'd want to be in the other room. We came with a group and it was a great atmosphere, but the bar area was probably not the best for catching up.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Ordered the cous cous from the vegan menu (which I appreciate immensely). Very tasty. But, I requested little to no olive oil, and it came drenched in olive oil. Very good, but staff not adept at modifying for health requests.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My server didn’t communicate specials when I visited on 1/27/18. Had to overhear from another server.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food as usual. I really enjoy Nola’s for business meetings. The food is good and the service is quick.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I absolutely always love the atmosphere here. The desserts are enough to keep you coming back. That and the live music and how could I forget the proactive service? The manager came to our table several times to check on us. I absolutely recommend their happy hour menu. Also their fried green tomatoes is a staple.

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