Cafe Noir
Cafe Noir
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Cafe Noir

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafenoirny.com/
  • Phone: 2124317910
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:00am

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Dominick Maietta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live DJ's
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 10pm-3am
    Thursday-Saturday: 11pm-4am
    Sunday: 4pm to 8pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thompson Street
  • Public Transit: Subways: A/C/E and 1 to Canal St.
  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe Noir
With its Mediterranean ambiance and rotating list of popular DJ's, Café Noir has kept a discerning crowd moving and shaking on its SoHo corner for over eighteen years. Café Noir has proven its longevity as one of those rare establishments where the clientele never fizzles and remains truly dynamic; a mix of artists, bankers, filmmakers, lawyers and hipsters of varying backgrounds and personalities has fed a buoyant friends-and-family vibe that continues to this day.

The menu of shared plates and entrees artfully match the exotic North African environs, and is influenced by local ingredients and Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic and Sephardic traditions. Diners relish such dishes as red mullet fideo negro, Nona’s meatballs and curried couscous while nestled in the arcaded nooks or hamming it up with the DJ, all while enjoying one of many tantalizing cocktails from the bar.
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Cafe Noir reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great
    Hafsah
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I had a wonderful time here. The ambiance was perfect for my rendezvous. I felt super comfortable, the music wasnt too loud, the food was amazing. I ordered Jackie Brown cocktail, and it was AMAZING! Id recommend this cafe to anyone.... Awesome Spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas
    EuropeansnycVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The paella and the tapas are amazing. I highly recommend the anchovies, meatballs, the lamb sliders, and the shrimp. They carry Stella Artois for those interested. The noise is really high. Also, they take cash and AMEX only. It is a great place, however, the waitress we had was too cool for school for a minute - became better throughout the night. All in all is a great place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible service
    AziNVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    We were a group of 6 for brunch... waited over an hour and a half for our food... and it was not busy by any means. The server barely bothered to check on us, nor was she apologetic about the delay. Horrible experience definitely never going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Late Night Stop
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    If you like to share some tapas style food, this is an ideal restaurant. My wife and I especially enjoyed the salad with cucumbers and hearts of palm. The lamb shank ravioli was really like a fried empanada. It had a pleasant sauce, but there wasn't much flavor from the meat. Our server was very knowledgable about the cheeses on the cheese platter. That turned out to be another excellent choice. Overall, our experience was quite pleasant and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very cool restaurant
    hkwhVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Love this great people watching restaurant. The bar area is the place to sit. Tapas are delicious. The bartender made us feel very welcomed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Times
    Yorod
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Visited the restaurant with my husband , son & his girlfriend had wonderful time & will return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth Checking Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Very good tapas selection and a lively atmosphere made it a fun and casual place to take a larger group to nosh on the many tasty small plates. The service is spotty, but the flowing drinks and the food make up for it. It's not fancy by any stretch, but a worthwhile place to check out if you are in the neighborhood. The bar is hopping and crowded, but the room/tables in the back provide a nice unexpected break from the typical SOHO restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Cafe Noir is a great place to meet up with a friend and have a girls night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been coming for 10 years
    Alanna
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    I've been coming for 10 years -- Cafe Noir is still a great spot to eat, hang out and get silly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place to meet friends,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    great place to meet friends, have tapas and a coctail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!!! Authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Amazing food!!! Authentic dishes with a modern twist!!! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Tapas
    LikestoeatVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    This hole in the wall Tapas bar is a great casual hangout. Go for the Patatas Bravas! Yum.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A perfect place for big groups
    ChitaVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    A perfect place for big groups - too much noise for two people
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a solid choice. Great
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Always a solid choice. Great variety and good preparation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you Cafe Noir!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    We were there for my fiend's birthday, when we asked our server to bring out the cake, the manager sent complimentary shots for everybody, which was very kind of him. I've been going to Cafe Noir for the past 5 years, a few times in a year, each time i enjoy being there like the first time. The staff is always very friendly and kind, the food is always good and they make one of the best Mojito's in Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came for scene, Stayed for Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    My visit to Cafe Noir was amazing. They updated their menu, and there were literally 10 new things that I wanted to try. I ended up getting through about 6 of the tapas dishes and an entree. The pan-seared squid, squid ink fideo, and lamb shank paquetitos where my faves. I highly recommend trying all three. Noir's atmosphere is the same as i remember. Fun, but not too loud. Busy, but not overcrowded. Definitely go for a sampling of their classic AND new dishes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty tapas, although not
    SpinmommyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Tasty tapas, although not incredibly creative, but they had the staple Spanish fare as well as some additions that were more "fusion." The restaurant portion is dimly, romantically lit, so it's perfect for a date night (I wouldn't take kids…burning candles, tight corners, etc.)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time. The ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We had a great time. The ambiance was energetic, the food was good. Moules frites and the steak frites were excellent. The tapas were delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was not a bad experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    It was not a bad experience, but the food was tasteless, and the crowd kind of lame. It's a good location, and probably a better place for drinks than dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food & special cocktails.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Loved the food & special cocktails. We just had to wait for a while for our food as order forgotten - ah well. We are human. I would defo come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate