Noble

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
NOBLE RESTAURANT Seasonal scratch kitchen and creative cocktail program with outside seating and beautiful views of the Thames river.
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3.4based on recent ratings
3.2
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4.0
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3.3
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3.6
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New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very. Pretty scener.y. Nice food. Great service.
Upbeat place and friendly staff

p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food menu was very creative, service was fast and excellent, view terrific and the light jazz, acoustic live guitar was very nice. I was a little turned off by the initial entrance into the restaurant but I think that's just me. You walk into a bar area that is designed for the "younger crowd" . We eat early so it was kind of empty. But other than that I hope this restaurant fares better than others in this town. It has great bones but needs an active crowd to make it prosperous.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Based on prior reviews, was expecting/hoping to have a great experience. Came up far short. Service was poor. Out of many items on the menu. And food quality was so-so.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This place is under new management and it is terrible. Our waitress was the saving grace of our entire experience. She was friendly and I can't blame any of our experience on her, aside from nothing being taken off our bill which they should have been. Our lobster rolls were rubbery, the kitchen took FOREVER, they didn't even have a drink list. The people behind us were having a similar experience and we all chatted about it for a while. The owner lives upstairs and wouldn't come down to apologize or to make anything right. In addition the DJ started playing extremely loud and it turned into almost a club. I loved sitting on the deck but I wouldn't go back...EVER.

OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decided on this place based upon reviews and the menu. When we got there and were taken to our seats on the back deck. The server was pleasant and very attentive. After our guests arrived, we started talking and then the music - a jazz band - started playing. The music was very loud and made it hard to have a conversation.

We ordered the fried calamari appetizer to share and some wine and beer. Our guests ordered the hamburger, PEI Mussels with chicken sausage, Ahi Tuna, and the fish tacos. Everyone enjoyed their dishes a great deal except that the PEI dish could have had more mussels and sausage.

Unfortunately, there was no coffee for after dinner as two people in our party wanted to have a cup.

Overall I would go back but would check the music schedule before making a reservation.

P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent and Tori is excellent- she always makes it a great dining experience!

AA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very greasy and not up to par for the price with other restaurants. Need to improve on food preparation and quality to keep customers coming. Ambience and water view was outstanding.

JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Excellent food. Lovely views of the water.

l
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal! Great view and creative menu options. We will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Noble has a nice deck overlooking Thames River

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noble is a wonderful addition to New London. Fabulous fish dishes, great and inventive cocktails, nice wine selections, inviting ambiance. We had reservations and sat outside on the balcony. Terrific! Our waitress was great.

RR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

WE were told this was farm to table and food is made to order. It was an accessible amount of time for the entrees, ran out of only vegetarian option, portions were very small for price. View was good, train went by, but would not return based on quality and price of food.

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very hit and miss location based on our experience. I am not sure that inconsistency will allow for long-term success. We sat at 7 PM in a beautiful spot over-looking the Thames. Had attentive service, food was timed well and both of us enjoyed our dishes and unique cocktails that I would highly recommend you try. Very big fans of the farm/sea to table approach and changing menu - would love for them to be succesful.
On the flip-side, a couple sat down next to us within 5 minutes of us being seated and ordered at roughly the same time. When we left at 8:30 their entrees had yet to be served. After far too long a period to begin with, excuses were finally provided but I did not see what I would consider to be the type of customer service I'd expect for that situation. So two tables, seated at the same time, right next to each other with polar opposite experiences. Doesn't bode well in my opinion for long term success and I'd caution anybody considering going there based on what I witnessed.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Noble is a nice little place in New London with a great deck overlooking the Thames River. You can tell a lot of love goes into the dishes they prepare with fresh ingredients and a complimentary wine selection. My wife had housemade spaetzle with lobster and a walnut pesto sauce. I had the housemade gnocchi with bolognese sauce. Both dishes were excellent.

NJ
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very cool restaurant with views of the sound in New London. Great cocktail menu.

CM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great to sit outside and watch the parade of trains and ferries. the food was delicious and creative. Kudos to the chef!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The drinks were great with an amazing presentation. I had the muscles, the portion was large and there was a lot of flavor. The fish and chips was crispy and fresh. The grilled zucchini was great too. The kitchen was slow, although the waitress warned us, I think it could be sped up a bit.

SF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Floor is quite uneven and very treacherous.
Deck was absolutely lovely.

N
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was an excellent seafood restaurant with a water view. Yummy lobster rolls and craft cocktails made my day! Service was a little confused and slow.

j
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome (Tori was our waitress)- very knowledgeable, friendly, and had a command of her craft. The drinks were delicious, and the food was perfectly portioned with fantastic pairings/flavor. Definitely make a reservation, as this place NEEDS to be visited. Again- delicious.

K
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. The atmosphere is a little odd, it's just a wide open space. We sat on the deck which was great.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place with nice view, excellent drinks

AD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Staff was very friendly and attentive. Great selection of cocktails and the food was very good, especially the charcuterie board.

MK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Graduation luncheon for 8 people. 1 server and 1 bartender for the whole restaurant (which granted is small) who were both lovely but the service was very, very slow. Food was good and came out hot but I think the kitchen needs help.

P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu with fresh ingredients prepared well. Only negatives were the rather high and unexpected charge for bread $8 for a table of 3 and that there isn’t an Italian red wine offered. Will definitely be back.

S
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The lobster rolls both hot and cold were piled high with meat but there was no butter or mayo so the lobster was drier than it should have been. Fries were delicious and plentiful.

HH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, first time at this hidden gem in downtown New London. Excellent appetizer, muscles cooked to perfection in chefs special sauce. Dinners were great. Chefs touch with everything you order. You won’t be disappointed.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were really looking forward to dining here based upon the reviews we read. There were some high points like the starters: hand cut truffle fries were fantastic and the charcuterie plate was great. But entrees were a disappointment. The chicken was overcooked - very dry - and didn't have much flavor. It was edible but not good. But the biggest offender was the grilled octopus. My husband loves grilled octopus and it's one of his go to meals when he sees it on a menu...and he's always a member of the clean plate club so I was shocked when I saw a big piece of octopus left on his plate. This octopus was so overcooked he couldn't even cut the piece with a knife. When this was brought up to the server, she went back to talk to the chef who said basically (my interpretation) we don't know what we're talking about, it wasn't over grilled, that octopus is when it's grilled has a hard, charred exterior. I do appreciate that it was later removed from the bill once the server understood how tough it really was.
Great location with a nice deck on the back with water views. If I went again I would get appetizers and drinks (they had a nice selection of wines and specialty cocktails) but probably wouldn't order entrees.

RV
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal
Friendly attentive wait staff
Nice vibe

JS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!! Great Service and food!! We will go back. Thanks Tori.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only three other people in the restaurant, and yet had to wait 35 minutes for food to arrive. We were just getting out of seats to leave; so we gave it a try... Totally disappointing! Definitely would not recommend this restaurant at all!!

Noble
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for your feed back - we hope you do give us another try and see what all of the other positive reviewers are talking about!

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The bartender is an artist, the chef is amazing, I love it!

Noble
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for your support- we love reading the reviews all of our guests leave us!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention to detail, both in the food and unique drinks as well as the decor and attentiveness of the waitnata

Noble
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us- we appreciate all of the feedback!

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time eating here, we’ve loved both. The craft cocktails are fantastic, and the food is really spectacular. The first time we went I had the gnocchi and my wife had the lobster roll. This time I had the rabbit and my wife had the octopus - both times we had the edamame.

The first time we went we had the brussels, ridiculously good. The prices are very low for the quality of food you get, we highly recommend Noble - and the waitstaff and bartenders are very friendly and knowledgeable about their craft!

Noble
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you Brett for the continued positive reviews you leave us- it is always a pleasure serving you and your guests!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly staff, very good service but limited menu.

Noble
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback- we are a growing restaurant and trying to incorporate new food ideas!

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fourth time I've eaten her in two weeks--original, well-prepared food for a reasonable price made by people who care. Amazing cocktails by Kimmie.

Noble
Responded on April 19, 2019

Thank you Michael for your kind words- we always love seeing familiar faces!

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SS
Seattle
144 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. In a dying town, at least one restaurant is engaged in life. Excellent food, great service, and a comfortable atmosphere that's probably terrific in the summer, when the deck overlooking the water is open. New London doesn't offer a lot of choices, but this restaurant is a winner.

Noble
Responded on April 19, 2019

Thank you so for taking the time to review your experience with us at noble- we really appreciate it!

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BH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We live in New London and were aware that the restaurant was open, so Saturday afternoon we were out for a walk and my wife suggested we stop in for a drink. We met Kim, one of the owners, and had a wonderful conversation about the menus and the ethos behind NOBLE. Before we had finished our drinks we made a reservation for that evening.

We started with a charcuterie board that included some interesting cheeses, meats and delicious spreads and with side dish of the house sourdough bread. For entrees, I enjoyed a delicious gnocchi entree and Elisa was equally satisfied and impressed with the octopus.

The service was excellent and the ambiance was relaxing and inviting.

We're determined to be regulars, and equally determined to spread the word far and wide, Noble restaurant is the happiest addition to the New London food scene in a long time!

Noble
Responded on April 19, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us online- we appreciate all the help we can get!

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent. A bit of nyc food culture in new london!

MF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't pass this restaurant by if you can help it! Fantastic food and staff. But do read on for some details.

Although it has been open a few short weeks as a re-branded Azure, and it is trying to build its clientele, menu and drinks definition and its particular niche in the local area, it is a solid winner. Let's take the food first for the foodies among us. Don't be fooled by the relatively compact menu. There really is something in there for everyone. Subtlety abounds as different flavors are balanced perfectly by the chef. Its not just the salt and sugar based sauces as is normal in most American restaurants today. If there is a hint of honey or lavender in the dish, then you can recognize them as undertones or accents, but never overpowering.

Taking some example that we tried - Mussels were unbelievably fresh but didn't taste of a harbor, delicately cooked in a sauce that had chicken and fennel sausages in it, with a touch of heat. Fabulous. Brussels sprouts, very slow roasted, allowing the flavors to explode, and with just a splash of maple somewhere there. Octopus, that I have never had before, that defied description. So good - try it. Finally a Shiitake Risotto where mushrooms and Romano cheese paired well, giving it the comfort food nature of mac 'n cheese (not the taste obviously)with some perfectly cooked risotto, (just a hint of al-dente with the rice).

The cocktails were sublime and Savannah and Kim (our two hosts that night) continued to surprise us with some great mixes. By the way all of the basic components they use are home made, so for example they were reducing and infusing a sugar/honey concoction with fresh rosemary on the bar, that would be used later for drinks. Everyone was unbelievably friendly and passionate about what they do. It really can make the difference between a good evening and a great evening.

So in summary if you are looking for just a quick bite, a romantic evening, or just somewhere to hang out, try Noble.