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Nola on the Square

24 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-9100
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Ranked #33 of 1,875 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole
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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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82% Recommend
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English first
Dumfries, Virginia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have been to New Orleans many times and always enjoyed Cajun food. NOLA is the real thing. Always ask to see if they have Red Fish, but all meals a delight. Great selection of wine and beer. Interior has maximum use of space and always crowded, so make reservations.

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Mal Pais, Costa Rica
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Food is delicious. I love the alligator and flatbreads. I usually sit at the bar and the service has always been great. Love the live music and the drinks are made well!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Nola offers a wide range of traditional New Orleans dishes as complex, flavorful and subtle as any we have found in their hometown--a memorable sample of one of the world's great cuisines. The Chef is responsive to requests and those diners trying to avoid excessive spicy-heat can find much to enjoy here. Other Southern classics are available as well. The... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect as I tend to be a "safe" eater and the idea of New Orleans creole cuisine had me nervous. One of the guys in our party ordered the alligator and passed it around. I actually tried it and it was awesome! I very much enjoyed the crab bisque, but the Mac Daddy (mac and... More

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Southgate, Michigan
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Wanted to eat here because it was rated pretty good - and went with several co workers. After we were seated, with menu's and water on the table, several more people showed up - the staff put some tables together and moved us to another location so we could all be together. That's caring about the customer. Various food ordered... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

First time visit but it had been on my list of must-eat-in places for a few months. Arrived for lunch on a quiet Monday. Seated immediately and comfortably, so no issues there. Very pleasant attentive waiter. Order a couple of lunch special sandwiches, one with fries, the other with fruit and soup. What could possibly go wrong. In a word,... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great little place with good food, drinks and atmosphere. Waitress was friendly, offered suggestions and looked after us well. Food was well flavoured, not to spicy. Food was well cooked, starters were excellent, we shared a mixture. All enjoyed main courses we recommend if you're in the area. A nice informal venue.

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We arrived at NOLA on a frigid January day and were given a warm welcome. Our waitress, Britney, was cheerful and knowledgeable giving tasting notes on the beer selection from memory. The menu had a good selection without being overwhelmingly long. My wife doesn't like ultra-hot spices, so Britney steered her away from some of the dishes. We settled on... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Wasn't sure that I would like Nola - I had heard that New Orleans food could be a bit spicy and I'm not good with heat. We first came across them when they gave out samples of jambalaya at the food fair and I found that a bit spicy. Told our server that and she told me what to avoid.... More

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