NOLA on the Square
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 32
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
4.28/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Atmosphere was better than anything else I've ever visited in Market Square, I stopped in for lunch while downtown and had the Shrimp Po Boy, French Onion Soup, and Voodoo Fries (seasoned salt on beer battered fries) no wow factor on the fries. The Po Boy a bit light on the shrimp maybe two to three large fried shrimp on a half loaf of Mancini's bread. French Onion was bomb and had crouton and gruyere cheese melted over it.
I took a walk around there's an up stairs double wide dining area, that was impressively quite massive seats 250 in the summer time. Friendly staff noted was Abagail the bartender, and a Greek manager and Sicilian server that were all great attentative and friendly.
Selection was great tap wise, Big Hop, Full Pint Festivus, Founders Breakfast, Church Dunkel, Penn Pils, Abita Jockamo IPA, Restoration Pale Ale, and Purple Haze. Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Sly Fox Christmas Ale, Guinness, Coors Light, Sam Adams Winter Lager, , Miller Lite, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and Yuengling Lager to round things out. Nothing super rare but I had two Full Pint Festivus Ales and a Founders Breakfast. Bottle wise I saw the Prince of Pilsner Duquesne, SNPA, Southern Tier IPA, Stoudt's Triple, Victory Golden Monkey, Mississippi Mud 32 ounce jugs, Chimay Red, Duvel to name the notables.
Value was good especially lunch prices and 4 to 6 dollar pours on tap, a great New Orleans inspired bistro, but if you're looking for great authentic down home cooking checkout Taste of New Orleans off of Braddock Avenue in the Burgh. You'll find women from NOLA who are full of personality and flavors from the bayou.
French owner who has also started up 3 other theme restaurants in the US including Seviche and Sonoma Grille in the Burgh and one more in Baltimore.
02-05-2012 01:58:36 | More by WVbeergeek
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
How hard is it to make french fries to order? Apparently too much so for NOLA.
Beer selection here is pretty good. There are numerous taps on, but nothing really blowing you away. Several from Abita, a few other craft offerings and a few BMC also. Bottle offerings were, again, good but not blowing me away. To be honest, in my opinion, it's kind of the beer selection that any standard place should have.
Would I come here again? If someone dragged me here, I guess. But I have little motivation in returning to a place that cooks fries in advance and puts them in a bowl under a heat lamp and then serves them to me lukewarm. To me it's a big "f@#! you" to people that are paying to eat at your place.
12-30-2013 02:21:38 | More by RblWthACoz
NOLA on the Square in Pittsburgh, PA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.