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
150 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (129)neighborhood gem (123)special occasion (59)romantic (57)hot spot (40)great for brunch (27)great for outdoor dining (23)scenic view (14)good for groups (14)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • so unique
    rpf27VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Noord is, simply, one of the most unique restaurants in Philadelphia....or anywhere for that matter. From the comfortable, easy ambiance to the wonderful welcoming presence of chef Joncarl, this place sets a high bar. On sunday night, we had three different "soups" and two different fish dishes, one vegetarian dish, and one classic rabbit leg confit. Every dish - and we rarely have this experience - was great. The mustard soup with diver scallop may be one of the best starters anywhere. Finally, we shared the new-to-the-menu stroopwafel dessert was superb. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't disappoint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Noord is a delicious change from the usual New American and French fare. Great value for the money, and a super friendly staff. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The dining area is small and dark, and we needed to use our phones to see the menus. The noise level was too high and made it difficult to converse. That aside, the food was wonderful and the service friendly. One note: the almond cake was a bit hard, but the custard more than made up for it. Also, the lamb dish was served wtih cold vegetibles, adn we were not entirely sure if that was intentional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful food, spot on hosts
    Lnr103
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Greeted at the door by lovely down to earth, warm, go-out-of-their-way hosts/servers/owners etc. which really set the tone for my evening. Food was top notch. A seat by the open window on a temperate rainy evening was delightful. The clam appetizer and scallops were phenomenal. We will be back. A sucker for small plates with loaded flavor and combinations I'm not used to trying. Noord definitely offers this in their appetizer plates. I'll likely be back to try more apps as they were the highlight for me. However the entrees were also quite delicious. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South Philly Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great food and ambiance and the price is even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Scandinavian BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Small BYOB with first-rate dishes of (mostly) traditional Scandinavian fare, made with superb ingredients. I'd happily go back. It'd be hard to have much of a group in there (probably 6 or 8, tops, unless you bought the place out), only because they are so small. A nice, intimate place for a dinner date, thought. My friend and I were there on the first night of their new fall menu, and the root vegetables, sprouts, meatloaf, etc. really hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    have2trythisplace
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I had a great meal at Noord. We liked the menu because it had a lot of different selections. The cauliflower soup and brusselsprout appetizer was delicious, as well as our main course of cod and rabbit. We would not hesitate to return for another wonderful, enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some Dutch fare and such
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I found this restaurant looking for a Scandinavian one , but their food was surprisingly good. They really lean more toward Dutch cuisine I was told, but the cucumber soup and salmon entrée were excellent. Staff was very attentive also, and I would certainly make a return visit. Nice and cozy in south Philly.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neve Disppoints
    phylitVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of my favorites for the warm staff, owner , exceptional bread and delicious food. This gem never disapoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience...
    jammyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The smoked fish and pickle platter was the highlight. The bitterballen complement it well. Whole striped bass. Brioche bread pudding was lovely. Will be back to try more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful little place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went to dinner with out of town guests and decided to try something new. The appetizers, entrees, desserts -- all very yummy. There was a lot of unusual variety to choose from and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The one area of the menu that could use a little more attention were the vegetarian options - not much there to go back for. The veg entree was good, but not wowsie like everything else we ordered. Waiter was adorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Friendly
    TaraP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Noord was absolutely divine. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Noord
    smcLeerVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    From the moment of arrival, receptions warm, and food was innovative and terrific! Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive cuisine
    iojoeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Noord is on the forefront of the culinary scene in Philadelphia. Almost every dish on its menu is inventive in its use and combination of ingredients. It has been a long time since I last struggled to make a choice amidst so many creative offerings. And, based on a sampling of four diners, it delivers with a taste sensation. Throw in a most congenial owner/chef and the restaurant's location in an energetic square that has the feel of a small piazza, and one has a truly memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still terrific
    PhillyPhan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We tried Noord a few years ago just after it opened, enjoyed it very much, and made a mental note to come back again. When we finally did, we found it to be just as innovative and delightful as we remembered. Four perfect apps, four perfect entrees, two memorable desserts and lots of shared tastes later we were very pleased. Plus: Valet parking nearby. Minus: Very loud, at least by our elderly standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always perfect!
    Sue1983VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I would eat here every night if I could. Service is always exceptional and the chicken and risotto is my favorite! Grab a date and a seat by the window on a cool evening and you will be in heaven! Brunch on Sundays is also wonderful and extremely reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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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
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    • 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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.