NOLA ON THE SQUARE, a New Orleans Jazz Brasserie located on beautifully renovated Market Square. A breathtaking transformation of the storied 1902 Landmark Tavern, a Nouveau Creole menu, live jazz and blues music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings all contribute to that Big Easy vibe. You'll love our Patio seating on Market Square and the convenience of Market Square Valet parking. Stroll by and come see us at Nola On The Square.
Join us Sundays for a
11:00am till 2:00pm
Since seating can be limited at NOLA on the square, we make it easy for you to make a reservation, and provide you with different options to reserve a table.
1. Call us at 412-471-9100 If we are closed, leave a message with the date, time, and number of guests.
2. Use Open Table to guarantee your reservation and view availability in real time. Click the icon below.
PRIVATE EVENT INQUIRES EMAIL JACKIE SCANLON
For special occasion cakes or to personalize one of our Desserts for someone special please contact Big Y Pastry Chef Julie Mosesso
(48 hours notice required)
NOLA on the square
24 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00 pm
Bar Menu: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Visa, MasterCard, AMEX,
Diners Club, Discover
Dress Code: Casual/Business Casual
Bar/Lounge Dining, Happy Hour,
Late Night, Wheelchair Accessible
Market Square Valet Parking
Monday thru Saturday 5:30PM-11PM
Restaurateur Yves Carreau, owner and proprietor of the Big Y Group, hails from Lyon, France, where he attended and graduated from the highly acclaimed Thonon Les Bains Culinary Institute in 1978. Yves took his apprenticeship in the French West Indies, known for vibrant Caribbean cooking with a strong French influence. Ever the adventurer, Yves came to the United States and established himself in Los Angeles, California, where he worked at the famed “La Serre” restaurant in Studio City.
In 1984, Yves moved to Pittsburgh and was hired to manage the kitchen at the Churchill Valley Country Club. A few years later, he opened his first solo venture, Asiago, a French and Italian restaurant, located in One Oxford Centre downtown.
Today, Yves brings his diverse culinary palate and business savvy to the Pittsburgh and Baltimore restaurant scenes with all of his Big Y Group restaurants. Following the immense critical success of his flagship restaurant Sonoma (a west coast kitchen and wine bar) and its Penn Avenue sister Seviche, he took Seviche’s Nuevo Latino tapas concept east to debut Talara in Baltimore’s bustling inner harbor. Yves opened New Orleans jazz brasserie Nola On The Square in March 2011, and shortly punctuated his Market Square presence with the premiere of Pittsburgh’s sexiest new bar and champagne lounge, Perlé, in the summer of 2012.
After the evident success of Sonoma and Seviche, Yves was named 2007 Restaurateur of the Year by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. Yves also received the Wilmer S. Lapp Keystone Award in 2012.
Yves was honored as a 2015 recipient for the Downtown Experience Award by the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation. The Downtown Experience Awards is the night for corporate, elected, entrepreneurial and community leaders to celebrate their collective efforts in creating the dynamic rebirth of Downtown.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Jerry got his start in the restaurant business with the Rusty Scupper, located in the bank building on Forth Avenue in the 1980's. He quickly rose in the corporate ranks to become their youngest general manager and operated the Cleveland Ohio restaurant.
Years later, he returned to his roots in Pittsburgh to pursue another talent, woodworking and cabinetmaking. Although it was through his woodworking that he began an association with the partners of the Brady Street Bridge Cafe on Carson Street in the South Side, he became the restaurant's managerial partner. It was also at Brady Street that started a collaboration and a lasting friendship with Yves.
Jerry's exquisite cabinetry work can be found in some of the finest architecturally designed and award winning kitchens in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Now his handy work can be seen in the bar area of NOLA on the square, but more importantly, he has returned to the restaurant business with Yves to bring Pittsburgh a little flavor of New Orleans on Market Square.
Executive Chef Margaret Kielburger hails from the Philadelphia area, moved to Pittsburgh in 2006 to study at the University of Pittsburgh. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Chef Maggie worked in the food industry since she was 13. “My mom told me if I wanted more than my weekly allowance, I should get a job. So I did!” She began her journey in the culinary world working at a local pizza place in her hometown where her passion grew from serving tables and answering the phone to quickly learning how to work the flat tops and making pizza. Her love for food and the fast paced environment stayed with her throughout high school and followed her to Pittsburgh! Even though her main focus was her studies, Chef Maggie worked full time in local Pittsburgh restaurants in Oakland and eventually became a sous chef at the Oakland Italian restaurant, Zarra’s. But the downtown Pittsburgh restaurant scene really sparked Chef Maggie’s interests. That’s when NOLA on the Square crossed her path. Chef Maggie was hired as a line cook in 2011 and within only a few short months was also hired at NOLA’s sister restaurant, Sonoma Grille. Her hard work and initiative quickly moved her from line cook to Sous Chef at NOLA in 2014. By summer 2014, Chef Maggie was promoted to Chef de Cuisine and shortly after to her present position as Executive Chef in December of 2014.
Andrew (August) Vernon was born in Akron, Ohio in 1968. As a child, he was influenced by the paintings of his grandfather and uncles. Growing up in the south hills of Pittsburgh, Andrew attended Mt. Lebanon High School and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He launched out on an illustrative career in 1990 that took him through Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Miami and Key West. Fascinated by the scale and beauty of the wall murals he had seen, Vernon landed back in Pittsburgh taking on larger scale commissions. Slowly developing his ability and talent for these works, Andrew created some of Pittsburgh's finest and most beloved murals. He received the nomination for The Governor's Award For The Arts in 2004 for his mural, Discovering McKeesport, painted for UPMC. "Everything this award is meant to be is summed up in your artwork" wrote Senators John Pippy and Sean Logan.
In 2005 Andrew began to follow his love for portraiture more closely refining his technique. He received a commission from the Mel Blount All-Star Celebrity Roast honoring such greats as John Stallworth, Rocky Bleier, and in 2007, Lynn Swann. Merging his illustrative and mural background with his current canvas work, Vernon has created a dimensional "cut-out" artwork as seen in B-ness and Lynn Swann as well as the Seviche paintings (view at Seviche in Pittsburgh's cultural district, Penn Avenue).
Andrew's latest paintings have hepled create the New Orleans atmosphere at NOLA on the square. Come in and enjoy his paintings
NOLA gives Market Square a taste of New Orleans with Creole / Cajun cuisine.