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Nola on the Square

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24 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1878 (Graeme Street)
+1 412-471-9100
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the minute we were seated, this place had a strange feel. The interior was underwhelming and gives the impression of not being very new or clean. The noise level was much higher than I would have expected from a nicer restaurant. The menu suffers from downtown pricing without downtown quality or interest. It reminded me of how Olive Garden... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That was unexpected. I thought NOLA stands for New Orleans Louisana and was confused. Last time I checked I was in Pittsburgh , East Coast. The place would seemlessly fit on Bourbon street in New Orleans ! Food was great , too. I tried a couple of daily specials and they were all excellent seafood items at a very reasonable... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I usually only make it here about once or twice a year, and am never disappointed. Some of the best fried green tomatoes I have ever had. A very New Orleans-centric menu, even down to the drink choices. When you are here, be a little adventurous and try something you wouldn't normally eat or drink. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Angela D
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Four of us dined here on an extremely busy Saturday night. The Penguins had a home game then and the Steelers hosted the Dallas Cowboys the next afternoon. We made reservations a week before going to Pittsburgh. That made a difference because they had a table ready while walk-ins were waiting. Live Jazz provided entertainment. We were in a dining... More 

Thank Thomas K
Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I came to Pittsburgh on a business trip and found NOLA on the square - I will say that the staff is super friendly and just wonderful! By far, the absolute BEST fried green tomatoes I have ever had. Absolutely fantastic! The alligator - not so much. I also ordered the chicken and dumplings but must say I was very... More 

Thank Jay S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Nola has excellent bar staff. I ate the French onion soup and had a perfect cosmopolitan. Would visit again just for a nice beverage.

Thank Aletta B
Palm Springs, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

OMG...love the place, the atmosphere and the food. The band that was playing--0Don Aliquo-Rodger Ryan Band--was FANTASTIC and gave ambiance to the restaurant. Our waitress, Ashley, was worth a weight in gold--great at food and wine suggestion. If you are a martini lover, you must have the Cajun Martini---mmm good. for the food, she suggested the Crispy Alligator Tails--the best... More 

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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were in Pittsburgh on business and had read about Nola on the Square and wanted some beloved NOLA cuisine. We had reservations for 6:30 and were seated immediately. This was over Halloween weekend and all of the staff had dressed up and the restaurant tastefully decorated. Our waiter was Sherlock Holmes but he should have dressed as the scarecrow... More 

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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We came to the square on a Saturday night. We stopped in at Nola's for dinner and some good jazz. Inside the restaurant has a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The night was nice so we decided to sit outside on the patio. A great choice, lots of people out and about in the square made for fun people watching.... More 

Pulaski, Virginia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Best jambalaya I've ever had the shrimp scallops chicken were tender and cooked perfect!!!!!! Great place for lunch or dinner!!!!! Highly recommend 😀😀😀

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1878
    (Graeme Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-471-9100
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?