Noord
Noord

Noord

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noordphilly.com/
  • Phone: (267) 909-9704
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:
    Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • 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 Dutch and 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 WinnerContemporary American
Noord reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (115)neighborhood gem (108)romantic (55)special occasion (53)hot spot (37)great for brunch (20)great for outdoor dining (19)scenic view (14)good for groups (14)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Good but not great
    Johann
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Overall it was pretty good. Our reservations were not ready, we had to wait in the cold for about 15 minutes..there is absolutely no waiting room in the resteraunt. The space is extremely small and cramped, be sure to expect getting bumped into several times by wait staff. The food was really good, a few things were over-priced but the quality of the food was worth it for the most part. The service was nice..about a 7/10 overall. The dessert was great but overpriced. I enjoyed myself but will probably never go back, it is nice for a special occasion but unreasonable for more than one visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of a kind find
    Partyof5
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We always order things to share - we like to try new things, and there are plenty, and everything is amazing. Definitely try the prawns and bitterballen. It has quickly become our favorite spot for brunch too - we start by sharing a smoked fish plate, it's perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better the second time
    SpitdocVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Knowledgeable servers, nice dish choice, good pace and friendliest humble owner ever. Just a really fun dining experience. One of the Tasker/ E. Passunk gems and BYOB to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Perfect ambiance for a special date night. Get the whole baked sea bass and the smoked fish sampler tray, you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • each and every time...
    rpf27VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    ....we go to Noord the experience is superb. This time, we shared the brussel sprouts appetizer and I had the special brisket entree. Both were superb. Our friend had the mustard soup which remain one of our all-time favorites. He was knocked-out with that and by his chicken thighs entree. Noord is one of the most welcoming and high-performing restaurants I've ever known!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Princess
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was delivered promptly and so well prepared. Ambience was soft and inviting. Wait Staff were friendly and also very engaged in making sure the customer was satisfied with their meal. Chef was very hospitable and made the customer aware of the specials. Just hoping for a liqour license for this resturant, so customer does not have to BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The ambiance of the place is simple but has a pretty unconventional menu. The house-baked bread was great. Holland sliders were OK. Mustard soup was fantastic. Main courses for us were the salmon and pork knuckle, and both were quite delicious. The place is BYOB.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Had a great dinner with some friends. We brought in a few bottles and had an awesome time. Good was great and server was warm and professional. I recommend going with white wines or beer for most of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a date!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Fabulous food, friendly service, and even better a BYO! Dined here twice and will be back plenty more. The food is delicious with large portions and killer desserts to end your meal with. They offer fresh toasted bread and the seasoned butter to each table as you are waiting for your meal and are more than happy to serve you more upon request!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super friendly
    146restaurantssampledVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I love the restaurant. Chef is always out front greeting and meeting people. The food is terrific and this time we also had dessert. Wow, the desserts were amazing! We had a sampling platter of all their desserts combined with delicious French press coffee. we had dishes we couldn't pronounce (what is snert?) and foods not found on many menus (goat) and loved it all. My striped bass was moist and delicious. We introduced another couple to the restaurant and were fully supported by a friendly experience with a great menu and terrific preparation. It's always a challenge to find new and unique restaurants for frequent diners but Noord hits the mark.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our second time at Noord and it was even better this time. The flatbread appetizer was delicious and was large enough for four of us to share. Two of us had the cod and loved it. The others had the chicken and were also delighted with their meal. The service was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Noord is an excellent choice along a row of very good restaurants on Passyunk Ave. The food is expertly prepared, and the service was top-notch. The room is small, and can get a bit noisy, but not deafeningly so. Definitely worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hobes
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    a pleasure to be there , food great, service swell. The boss makes you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    Austcase
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We decided to try Noord for my husbands birthday dinner and we loved the experience! The food far exceeded our expectations - it was delicious! Not to mention, the service was wonderful. The atmosphere was cozy and perfect for a date night and I would happily recommend this place to other friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Buccleuch
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
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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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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.