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Noord Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.NoordPhilly.com
  • Phone: (267) 909-9704
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Nordic, Scandinavian
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in along time!! Wonderful food. Terrific staff. Love this place. Bedankt."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food, the ambience and Joncarl - my favorite restaurant. If you haven't tried it - you're missing out on a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dining here is always terrific and brunch is fantastic."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed brunch . The food was authentic and amazing. The service was relaxed and attentive Can't wait to have dinner?."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Noord continues to be a superior Philadelphia restaurant! The food is innovative, and delicious."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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"."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We arrived five minutes before our 8:30 reservation and the owner met us at the front door, whereupon we were seated immediately at a window table in the front. Nice white table cloths, silver service, and wine glasses. Our wine (BYOB) was opened and we had the greatest appetizer, the meatballs, and great main dishes, mine the risotto with roasted chicken breast, and my wife's the roasted quail. The sauces were yummy! Everything was cooked just right, and brought to our table in perfect timing. The service was attentive but not over-done, thank you. The coffee was a French Press pot, hot and delicious. The Dutch Butter Cake for dessert was reason enough for a return trip, per my wife! We will definitely be back. Valet Parking!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Noord and we were a little disappointed in the food this time. We visited Noord in the fall the first time, and feel that perhaps that's better time of year to go."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Love, love, love Noord and I am soooo glad they are in my neighborhood. They have the best food and are soooo accommodating to each and every patron. Great location across from the singing fountain too."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I had heard great things about Noord ever since I moved to Philly and it did not disappoint. The appetizers (bitterballen and mustard soup w/ scallop) were delicious, the fish entrees were great, and we loved the almond butter cake dessert. The service we good, highlighted by the chef/owner coming out to mingle and open our wine (BYOB!!) and even take our dessert order. Nice neighborhood gem amongst many on East Passyunk Ave. But it lives up to the hype"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This charming BYOB is doing everything right. The service is flawless, while being warm and welcoming - the chef/owner Jonncarl often comes out to the front of house to greet guests personally or deliver plates. You feel like a "regular" immediately. The food is unbelievable and truly unique - drawing from Danish and Scandinavian influences, even the bread that comes with the meal is out-of-this-world delicious! Every dish my wife and I have ordered here has been a knock-out. Brunch is fantastic as well. I highly recommend the omelets (so fluffy!) but make sure whatever dish you order comes with a side of potatoes - best in Philly, hands down! This spot is our absolute favorite on East Passyunk, and probably in the whole City."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Is a special place...gorgeous plates of food arriving from the kitchen! Great staff, most enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Small menu with more then enough choices. Quality ingredients that are nicely prepared. Chefs are open kitchen and very friendly..nice addition to the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Noord continues to be excellent. Menu is always interesting; food is presented well and prepared excellently."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Joncarl is about as amazing as the food (and the food is pretty damn amazing). Have been here several times and each time the food, service and atmosphere have never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Four of us each ordered different items from the menu. Everything was special. Perfectly cooked. Wonderful flavors. Great presentation The Cheif owner, came over to our table several times to see how we were doing. He seemed to be really enjoying himself We sat by the open storefront window--delightful"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Just celebrated my big birthday at Noord with a few friends. The food is innovative and wonderfully tasty. The Chef works the room and he's pleasant, funny, and kind. You are provided with a complete dining experience that is unmatched: from the rustic bread with butter and roasted garlic, to the very tasty pork meatball app, to a whole sea bass that is number one in my book, to a dessert sampler that finishes the perfect meal, to the best chef in the city running out of the restaurant to say thank you for stopping by tonight. Thanks to the Noord team. You do it so right!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Noord has been a great dinner spot for over a year now, and the new brunch is just as good and hearty as dinner! We sat outside (there are a couple tables for 2) but with those large windows open on a beautiful day, it feels like you are outside no matter where you sit. I had the Dockworker, which was 3 eggs any style plus pork, sausage, and the best bacon I have ever tasted (I was told it is house-made), potatoes and grilled house-made bread. My companion had a fantastic omelet. You can also bring champagne for mimosas or vodka for bloodies (which we did- and the bloody mary mix was excellent). We were too stuffed for dessert but had some great French press coffee. It was very busy so I strongly recommend making reservations."
    Dined on 6/15/2014