Noord
Noord

Noord

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noordphilly.com/
  • Phone: 2679099704
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:
    Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Nordic, Scandinavian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joncarl Lachman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. 11th Street
  • Public Transit: Broad Street Subway is a few blocks away.
    The 23 and 29 bus are on the corners in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Weekend Valet is offered for Passyunk Avenue at the Singing Fountain across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Noord
NOORD eetcafe is a classic BYOB bistro with a Northern European focus. We feature locally farmed produce and meats whenever possible; served in a relaxed friendly setting. All breads and desserts are made in house. We also smoke and cure our own fish and meats. We want you to feel like you are coming to our home for dinner...and you bring the wine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Noord reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (130)neighborhood gem (121)special occasion (60)romantic (49)hot spot (42)great for brunch (32)great for outdoor dining (22)scenic view (16)good for groups (15)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • This place is up and coming!
    jrock10
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The menu look amazing and very hard to choose one meal. Ended up getting the special, sea bass, it was awesome. Ambience was great for a date and I like the fact it is Byob. A gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hoopers
    Hoop
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife, daughter and I had dinner at Noord last night (I have dined here before). The dinner was amazing and the added bonus is the hospitality of Chef Joncarl. I've dined at many restaurants in and out of Philly and if you haven't tried Noord it is a must go! Thank you Joncarl and team for a fantastic evening. We can't wait to come back. Best, Rick, Eileen and Lisa Hooper
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was excellent,service was good.What more can I say
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a treat
    At181
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Noord has it all and we will return as often as possible. Marvelous marvelous food! And a lovely and friendly atmosphere, beautiful details on the diningroom, and perfect spacing on the tables so that you can enjoy the atmosphere and privacy at the same time. We love Noord.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was looking for a place to go for my birthday. We heard of Noord in south philly. The view was great open air and right on the corner with a view of a farmers stand. The food was like nothing ive ever had in the best way possible. Grilled prawns with a light cream sauce and I had the striped bass special with mussels. Overall a great meal. Chef and server were on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was great. Owner/chef was very friendly and helpful with menu selections. The noise level was very high, and it was pretty hot inside because of the open kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Hot Dutch!
    CamWasVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A great BYOB - delicious food, well presented by a professional team. For those unfamiliar with the cuisine of the Netherlands, Noord Eet Caffe will surprise and delight you - home smoked fish, hearty stews, generous portions and be sure to save room for dessert. Lekker!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noord gets five stars in every way!
    Daddio
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had dinner at Noord this weekend. A friend from Chez Panise recommended it as a wonderful gem in Philly. He was right! The restaurant is cozy and the food and service is exquisite. We had a window table with a great view of the lively street scene, and the windows opened out to the neighborhood. We ordered the most delicious clams zuurkool for an appetizer, and this was about the greatest thing we ever ate. Littleneck clams, braised cabbage, smoked sausage and bacon in a caraway beer broth. It was delicious! Then we had the seared PA rainbow trout; a whole fish served in the most delicious and complex tomato/tarragon sauce topped with mussels. The owner/chef, Joncarl Lachman, personally delivered the meal to our table - perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dining experience
    Foodluv1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had dinner with a friend the other night and WOW the food was FANTASTIC! The grilled bread with roasted garlic and oil/butter...soo good, the apps were tasty (my fav was the mustard soup) and our entrees were delicious! The bread pudding for dessert was a huge amount but so good (just enough sweetness and very light for bread pudding)! Love that it's BYOB, the owner and staff are very nice and gracious, had a great experience and will be back to try all the other menu offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noordific
    Happywecame
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Believe all the positive reviews. Mustard soup was fantastic. We both had the whole stripped bass special and in addition to it's sublime flavor, nary a bone was found. Our window was opened out to the piazza on a beautiful dry evening, and both facing out, we could hear each other and watch the buzzing neighborhood. The staff was warm, professional and low-key. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Different
    DJK1VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Bitterballen and Holland Sliders to start and explore onward from there. Great atmosphere and highly professional and friendly service. A very enjoyable experience. Worth going back even in a neighborhood that has lots of outstanding dining options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passyunk's finest
    SuperCATVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant blew me away! The menu takes a unique perspective or Northern European cuisine, amenable to Philadelphian palates. We had the mustard soup (with a delectable scallop), the herring sliders (ahhh Amsterdam), the brussels sprouts, and the fresh whole fish (sooooo good - complete with a beer and dill/tarragon broth and mussels). The bread, butter, and roasted garlic was a perfect addition to the meal. Don't forget to bring your own white wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so good....
    rpf27VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Because of a demanding summer work schedule, we had not been to Noord in a while. But with the summer work winding down and a surprise visit from daughter and boyfriend, it was time. And what a time it was. We had the special asparagus appetizer and it was unique, simply fantastic. They has the lamb burger and agreed it was even better than their favorite NY burger at The Breslin...very high praise, indeed. and then the desserts! The boyfriend could not believe how good the buttercake was and we love the chocolate bark! So, on a lazy, summery Wednesday, we walked home talking non-stop about our superb dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nordic Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were very pleased to find Scandanavian food in Philadelphia, and the quality of service was outstanding. The restaurant is very hip, intimate, and friendly. They are BYOB, for those that drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I had a nice dinner here on a summer evening. The restaurant is bright and airy. Food was excellent, could have done with a few more options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the experience
    KTRN
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I went with light expectations an walked away very impressed. The service was fantastic from the host to the water guy. Every dish was crafted with a range of complimentary flavors. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed in Passyunk
    mnfrrVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Chef Joncarl greeted us like family on our first visit to his charming restaurant. Our table in the corner with windows that open completely provided a beautiful "outdoor" dining experience. All of us ate every bite of the fresh, delicious dishes. Mussels, quail, barley risotto and an awesome shared dessert platter were all perfectly prepared, flavorful and interesting. Service is friendly and professional and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!!!
    KarlosluckVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in along time!! Wonderful food. Terrific staff. Love this place. Bedankt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite place on the Avenue
    Zenmeister
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food, the ambience and Joncarl - my favorite restaurant. If you haven't tried it - you're missing out on a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    exsuburbsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We totally enjoyed the experience at Noord. The food was excellent, different but recognizable in ingredients and presentation. The service was attentive and not pushy. The owner came out and chatted which is always a nice touch. Would go back again and recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    NJMom
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I dined alone while my daughter was at a concert. The Chef was able to seat me before my reservation at a great table! The whole experience was fabulous! The service, the food, the ambience! The Chef conversed with me so I didn't feel uncomfortable at all dining alone! Great, great, great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOORD - fabulous!
    girlsnitefaves
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Friends and I had a fantastic dining experience on Saturday evening! The staff was welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was inviting, and I am looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Restaurant in a Fun Area
    BlueXVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I like this area - with lots of new restaurants popping up. Noord is a great addition to add more variety. Service was good, but food was just average.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Splendid Dining Experience
    thelitheacademic
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Noord boasts an eclectic and innovative panoply of delicious plates to surely please the culinary connoisseur and dilettante, alike. The ambiance was just perfect with dimmed lighting and open windows into the special enclave that is Old City. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    dgk133
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Noord is a low-key East Passayunk spot with some of the best food I've had in the city. The brussel sprouts, mussels, and diver scallops all come recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blissful brunch
    Carriemac
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Gorgeous food & a warm welcome - proper hospitality! We adore the smorebrod...loved the omelettes at our first brunch too! Chef has such a light hand with subtly smoky flavors & fresh, fresh salads.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service ever!
    MirandaScott
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Three of us went to dinner for my husband's birthday. The food was very tasty, although maybe a touch underseasoned in some of the dishes (a quibble). Had mostly seafood, which ranged from good (mussels) to great (scallops). Chocolate dessert was outstanding. BYO and birthday candle were both appreciated. What put it over the top was the service: friendly, helpful, prompt, attentive without being oppressive, and altogether delightful. Best we've had in a long time. Enjoyed speaking with the chef/owner, who came out several times to deliver dishes or to chat with the diners. We'll be back. Planning to try brunch very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    JoeD
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Dining here is always terrific and brunch is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different Type of Choices
    BarbaraMan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a good place for fish with choices that are different from other restaurants. I had herring sliders. My dining companion had clams over cabbage and sausage with a great sauce. The lightly breaded whitefish entree over potatoes with a pea sauce was large enough for two. The servers were attentive and friendly. I've been told there are a lot of sauces so bear that in mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will give it another try.
    head
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Beautiful night and all the windows were open! Great ambience! The service was very attentive especially the bus boy. Food was good and all liked but I wasn't blown away. I ordered the bread pudding because I'm an I'm a lover of same. I didn't like which is a first for me. Based on other reviews I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Night
    arturo250
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our adult children came to help us celebrate our birthdays. A first time for them. Impressed with the selection and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary experience!
    JandGB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I finally made it to Noord after hearing about it from multiple people. We were not disappointed! The food was superb as was the hospitality. Our server gave us excellent suggestions regarding the menu and also asked us if we would care to move to a window table when it became available. We very much appreciated her attentiveness and friendly yet unobtrusive demeanor. This restaurant is a class act and a very welcomed change in cuisine. We will visit often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful surprise!
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Didn't know much about Scandinavian food, but now I know I love it! Four of us ordered tons of food and loved all of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than inspired.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We want Noord to succeed, but to do so the execution and the quality of some ingredients must improve. The limited menu is not the real problem, nor is the natural/traditional blandness of Scandanavian cuisine (e.g., the "crisply fried whitefish" was certainly not crisp in any fashion, and wornout, over-the-hill greens decorated/garnished more than one plate in our group). The overall problem was the noticeable lack of inspiration, attention to detail and commitment in the cooking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Jpaints
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great BYOB. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was everything we hoped for. He got the daily special and was thrilled. We will come back for the pickled harring sliders, also. The server was great and even called me to tell me I left an item behind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed brunch . The food was authentic and amazing. The service was relaxed and attentive Can't wait to have dinner?.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A "must do" experience
    Prince
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have enjoyed multiple visits to Noord. Everything about the experience is first rate. Jon is glad to see his customers, he remembers them and greets them with sincerity and appreciation. There is no rush here. The place surrounds you with activity but you are at peace at your table. The food is well prepared and presented, and it is enjoyably different. This is a unique dining experience. It is well worth the reasonable cost.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WimmieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Noord continues to be a superior Philadelphia restaurant! The food is innovative, and delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No bad, but not great
    nmmach
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The vibe at Noord is great. It's a small BYO right at the singing fountain in Passayunk square and the people watching out of the large windows in the restaraunt is great. Unfortunately, the food was just ok. I really wanted to try Noord because it's the only Norwegian restaurant I know of and I'm always looking for something a little different. With the goal of trying new things in mind, I ordered the mustard soup appetizer. Unfortunately, it was as unappetizing as is sounds. The other appetizer, roasted brussel sprouts, were much better, but they weren't all that remarkable either. For entrees, my husband ordered the salmon and I got a whole bass served in tomato broth with mussels. Both dishes were decent, but again, not great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good menu, a tad conservative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went to Noord this past Friday as the pre-game before heading up to the Wilma to watch BalletX. The location is wonderful, right on the corner of the Passyunk "Singing Fountain" triangle. Service was friendly and pretty attentive (though we were there for the first sitting and the place was still pretty empty). Our food was really good, and there was a good amount of it. We ordered an appetizer and an entree, but were eyeing up one of the other entrees. The waitress offered to get us a smaller portion of the second entree to try, which was super nice. My only "complaint" is that the food was a bit mild. None of the flavors really "popped out" the smoked salmon didn't have much flavor. Everything tasted "nice", just didn't "stand out".
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.