Cafe Noir

Cafe Noir

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafenoirny.com/
  • Phone: 2124317910
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:30am
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:30am
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church Street
  • Public Transit: A/C to Canal St or 1 to Canal St
  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe Noir
Recently moved to its new location, Cafe Noir, part bistro, part bar, has become a cherished institution. With its Mediterranean ambiance and reputation for hip world music, Cafe Noir has been the location for a diverse crowd of "in the knows" for over Eighteen years.
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Cafe Noir reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)great for lunch (2)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)good for groups (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Cafe Noir, new and old
    TiesenhausenVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is a lunchtime review. Those familiar with the old Cafe Noir, funky, cozy, and with big unglazed windows for outside atmosphere inside, will find only a few artifacts from the old place, and the same spirit in the cuisine. The new place is larger, slicker, and darker; it is an indoors experience. None of the old personnel are there, but the new waitstaff are very friendly and professional--and young. My spicy shrimp was excellent, though the portion was smaller than I expected. They now have a loyalty program, with nearby Cercle Rouge and a few other places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty City
    gona0327VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Apps were very good, and overall the food and beverages were good. 2 out of the 3 people who had the steak entrée thought it was way too salty, I being one of them. The menu online doesn't reflect their current menu, and if you're thinking of going here based on their previous location and menu forget it. Entirely new menu and chef. Gone are the pitchers of Sangria and beer. Not really sure why they wouldn't just change the name altogether; it's a completely different restaurant. Nice bar area and looks like a nice spot to have a cocktail after work, just not sure I would go out of my way to come back for dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    LaMiette3VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything on the menu is delicious! Cafe Noir offers an eclectic menu of Mediterranean/North African inspired tapas in a vibrant bar setting. We went for dinner late on a Sunday and the atmosphere was pretty lively. And they have a celebrity chef in a low key local pub which is very cool. Two thumbs up! A great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • diner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Easy to enjoy many aspects of Cafe Noir, but stopped short of being a dream situation because the food was really just fair. The whitefish was inedible because it hadn't been de-boned (and these bones were contenders), while the prawns where really just tiger shrimp and simply didn't taste terribly fresh. Grilled artichokes and nice wine list were the winners. That said, service and ambiance were both great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • better than original
    Davidf
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Nice to have cafe noir back open..better food than previous version
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    JML1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Nice people. Nice ambience. Delicious, interesting dishes. Well-paced meal. A wonderful additional to Lispenard Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
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