Excellent food, wonderful staff .... the stuffed artichoke is to die for!!!!!!!
From start to finish? This place is a solid “10”. We came during restaurant week, but ordered off of the menu. We had a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. Excellent bartender who makes a great martini. Our server was fantastic, as was all of the staff. The Roasted beet salad is the perfect portion and delicious. The rice balls are proof that not all rice balls are created equal. We had the Pappardelle Bolognese and The Linguine Raffaella. Pasta was perfectly al dente. Portions are huge and the sauces are delicious.
We had the Limoncello cake and espresso, which was the perfect ending.
The food and service is some of the best we’ve had and we dine out a lot.
This was our group's first dining experience at Noir, and while we had heard good things it was a bit disappointing. We came here for East Passyunk Restaurant Week on a Tuesday, with a reservation for 7 PM. Our party of 5 arrived promptly at 7 only to be told that our table wasn't ready yet and that we could have a seat at the bar. We waited a bit, and eventually ordered a drink as 7 became 7:15, and then 7:30, until we were eventually seated at 7:45 (one of our party members unfortunately had to leave before finishing dessert because our reservation was delayed so much). While we did receive apologetic updates during this 45 minute time, at no point did the host or manager offer to comp our drinks or buy a round to account for the nearly hour wait. Both the waitress and bartender were courteous and efficient, and the food was plentiful and delicious: we had 5 appetizers, 5 entrees, 5 desserts, and 2 bottles of wine (plus the round of drinks at the bar), and yet when we got the bill there was no reduction to account for the delay. Having worked in the restaurant business, we understand that tables can overstay their reservation and it's hard to move patrons along, but it's very easy to make up for that by offering a gesture of say a free appetizer or round of drinks (we never would have ordered the drinks at the bar had our table been ready, 10 even 15 minutes late).
Decent Italian restaurant on Easy Passyunk. Had $5 wine specials and $5 city wides
Stuffed portobello appetizer was one slice of a mushroom, tomato, cheese. Good entrees. Unfortunately, the dessert was still frozen.
The rice balls (arroncini) are amazing as was the lobster ravioli with shrimp. The wait staff were friendly and accommodating. I would go back again next time I visit Philly
Second time to Noir for East Passyunk Restaurant week. They truly have one of the most diverse and generous menus of the participating restaurants. Extremely welcoming staff, attentive waiter, and most of all ... delicious meal. The place was loud, surprising not from the adjoining bar, but from the boisterous table of six seated in the same small room. Hard to compete, but we really were there to eat!
small dark and noisy, ok for a first date . not for oldsters
Was hit with the smell of moldy dish rags at the bar upon entry.
Server was friendly enough.
Bussers could have been more attentive with water refills.
Arancini rice balls were solid.
Stuffed portabello was underwhelming. Shroom was small and overall lacking flavor, but more importantly, there was no stuffing of any kind. The mushroom was *topped* (not stuffed) with tomato and cheese.
Chicken cutlet sandwich: cutlet was prepared decent, but on the thick side; rabe was solid; provolone could have been sharper. Fries were crappy; a salad sub side should be offered.
Pappardelle bolognese: kinda sad. Pasta was on the overcooked side; meat sauce was super lacking on the meat with not a whole lot of flavor.
Chocolate cake & cheesecake: saved the meal from being a flop; very delish, but I assume they're not made on premise.
Restaurant Week should be taken up a notch to get people back in the door; it's a no for me.
The food and service was wonderful. We have never been disappointed in our meal at Noir. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Noir is a neighborhood gem!!
Excellent !!!!!! Best restaurant in the city !
Awesome food, great service. Can't wait to go back!
We go here multiple times for lunch during restaurant week (sadly only once a year). The pasta with pork ragu sauce is super. No longer do the excellent Eggplant Rolatini but Portabello Mushroom app is almost as good. Killer desserts. Small and can be noisy but we go for the food and friendly service, not the atmosphere.
We had a perfectly lovely Restaurant week lunch at Noir. Menu was varied and hearty. Very good value as many of the same dishes are on the dinner menu. Pasta Bolongese and chicken pot pie were delicious, as was the lemoncello cake. There is a nice casual atmosphere. Loved our waiter! First time but will be back
Actually had a great time. Loved the atmosphere. Food was delicious and fresh. Loved the poutine and then a great dish of gnocchi. Service was great and helpful with great attitudes. We said we will def go back.
Excellent food and service! Great place to go to meet up with friends or a date!
The rice balls and spinach gnocchi are amazing
There were four of us. We each had a different entree and we all loved I️t. Definitely going back.
Great food. Very noisy!
I thought the place was way overpriced for the food quality and relaxed service. I get that portion size should not be your typical American chain restaurant size when you are dealing with better ingredients (or better health), but the entrees just seemed really tiny. The side selection was very limited in that you did not have a choice. Broccolini and a small scoop of mash potatoes does not pair well with every protein choice. The scallops had an ammonia taste to them, which I just read is due to decomposition. The short answer is that I should have said something about that and I failed to do so; but only because I did not know this correlation between the ammonia taste and freshness. I am 100% confident they would have allowed me to order something else and apologized. The servers never replaced our silverware. When clearing our appetizer plates they put our silverware on the table. Again, in a gastropub I would not care (even though I am repulsed by that), but we paid a lot of money for our dinner and that should never happen. My ultimate answer is that I think I would return if it wasn't so expensive but the price does not match the value.
The highlight was that I enjoyed the antipasto appetizer very much. It was an outstanding arrangement and large enough for moderate sharing among a table of 4.
Good meal at Noir, French name with good Italian food. Short ribs were excellent.
This place is impeccable. . .food, outstanding! The service was wonderful and the owner was so friendly. Go, you will not be disappointed!
Lunch here yesterday was very good. We both had the Chicken Italiano sandwich, with a juicy chicken cutlet, broccoli rabe, roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella, which was very good. I was very pleased that they had removed most of the rabe stems and kept only the tender leaves -- good job, chef! That is how I cook it at home. A nice neighborhood restaurant with good service and good pricing.
Great little find just a bit away from the hub-bub of Center City. I found Noir's menu to be appealing as well as their location. I was looking for someplace to eat in Philly after picking up family from the airport. I didn't want to get caught in traffic or deal with valets. So I looked at Noir in Fishtown. It was easy, parked in front and had a very nice meal. Pasta with shrimp and crab was quite tasty; pasta was done perfectly al dente. A quiet scene on a Monday night, but I assume it gets a bit busier later in the week. Good service and good food at fair prices---can't argue with that, right?
Came for brunch with my family. Good variety on menu. The server helped my mom decide which new beer she’d like to try.
The food was absolutely AMAZING. You get a lot for your money.
My daughter and I were having dinner before she went back to college. We were treated so nicely and the food was excellent! I would highly recommend Noir for any occasion.
Delicious Baked onion soup and Crabcake
Had lunch with a friend. The food was incredibly delicious. Our server, Collin, couldn’t have beennicer and more attentive. Loved everything. Lovely afternoon at Noir
Excellent food in a cozy atmosphere. Very good neighborhood feel. Friendly service, no rush.
It was fantastic, our guest were impressed. They are friends from out of town, we ate at Noir Pre-performance of Andrea Bocelli. My husband and I dine here often. We are always impressed with our meal. We would highly recommend Noir for a great dining experience.
Always great food,service and moderately priced! Great job!
Food and service was really good. Was not very crowded but still very loud. They need to put some sound killing items on the walls to absorb some of the sound. Will go back.
Two families of four with adult children met for dinner. The drinks were reasonably price which was refreshing compared to other restaurants in the area. Great beer list. The appetizers were great other than the flatbread pizza which was just average. We particularly liked the sautéed mushrooms and the chicken wings. The entrées, we really like the crabcake. Also the sautéed chicken was delicious. Highly recommend.
After returning from a vacation in Canada ( Montreal and Quebec City) we were looking forward to dining at Noir with a chef having Montreal roots,and he did not disappoint .When we arrived Donna was there to greet us very apologetically that she just gave away our table for two to a larger party. The only two top available was right next to the kitchen entrance. We agreed to take it,and Donna quickly stated that our first two drinks were on her along with a family discount . Not necessary, but we appreciated the gesture. Now the food . My wife and I shared the calamari appetizer. Delicious, and certainly enough for two. For entree's my wife had the Linguini Raffaela,which had crab, shrimp and asparagus in a cream sauce. She said it was wonderful. I had the lobster ravioli with shrimp also in a cream sauce. One of the tastiest ravioli dishes I ever had. By combining some very good bread with our appetizer, along with the large entrée servings we were forced to pass on desert. Overall an excellent dining experience and super hospitality courtesy of Donna.
Great food. Good service from Joe.
Only problem was noise level.Difficult to talk if in a group.
this place never ever disappoints. try the eggplant lasagna and the sausage, broc rab and beans. the chicken pot pie is unlike any other.
service is great.
Love this place so much! I go here a lit. Everyone is so friendly!
I have eaten here many many times. I have brought many of my friends here who are now somewhat regulars. You have to try it to understand why I love the food.
Noir has a good appearance and looks like a good place to gather. Unfortunately the food is disappointing. The stuffed artichoke is too much stuffing, the bolagnase is OK but not outstanding. Overall, if you are looking for a terrific italian meal in the heart of South Philly, look elsewhere.