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Nola on the Square

24 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-9100
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Ranked #67 of 1,883 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Graeme Street
Description: 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 twice a week.
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English first
Bradfordwoods, PA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Four of us visited Nola for lunch on Sunday before heading to an afternoon baseball game. It was a beautiful sunny day so we were glad to be seated at an outdoor table with a nice view of bustling Market Square in Pittsburgh. We ordered drinks and lunch at the same time. Around 20 minutes later, 2 entrees arrived. No... More

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Philadelphia, PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We sat outside as it was a beautiful evening. I chose the salmon and it was superb. Everthing is ala carte which I am not a fan. Service was fine. Prices were a tad steep. There is a nice beer and wine selection.

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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Last weekend we had an early dinner at Nola's and sat at a high table just inside the door. All outdoor tables were taken and we didn't want to eat in the dining room or along the bar. Our server was excellent. Friendly, professional, willing to make recommendations, and flexible. Our Jambalaya was very spicy and a very large portion... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went for lunch; not speedy service but not slow either; it's a nice place so don't expect rush service. I read reviews about the service but I had no problem here. In any case, I had the gumbo ya-ya and gulf lump crab cake; both were terrific! Hope I get back to Pittsburgh to try some other items...

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Venice, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The menu was more interesting than the food. My husband had the special of the day, bolognese pasta, that was EXTREMELY salty. My gumbo was just average, but the mushroom panini was very good. Our other guest had the Heirloom tomato and wood roasted corn salad. The tomatoes were hothouse grown and bland, and it is the height of tomato... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food here is pretty good, on the expensive side for what it is. But I have nothing but good things to say about their Cajun Catfish and red beans and rice. Don't even get me started on the beignets! My only issue besides being $5-$10 overpriced is that they don't actually have a working telephone to order takeout which... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I went to Nola's on July 27th with two other friends. We were really excited to go before a concert. I was really looking forward to dining there as the restaurant just reopened, and I heard positive comments from other friends. To say that all three of us were very disappointed would be an understatement. I can't remember when I... More

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped by for drinks and snacks. Chose outdoor seating on Market Square that had great views and breezes. Had Cajun shrimp appetizer that wax flavorful and pleasantly spicy. Drinks were cold and plentiful. A bit pricy but worth it.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My friend and I were in town and was told that this was a decent place to go for a drink. So we got there and it was busy, but we got a seat at the bar. We sat there for a half-hour waiting to be acknowledged, even just a hi. We got nothing at all. The bartenders (a good... More

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Dumfries, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant has just reopened and I am so glad I was able to eat there! We were able to be seated right away and began with fried green tomatoes. They were very good. Next I had the crab cake sandwich special and my husband did a soup/sandwich combo which was pulled pork and gumbo. The portions were generous and... More

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