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Noir, Ames, IA

Noir

4.7
4.7
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Lounge
Noir is a prohibition-themed bar dedicated to bringing the class of the roaring 20s back to the present day. At Noir, guests enjoy signature cocktails, friendly staff, and live music from local musicians.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 306-8715
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

100 Reviews
  1. ChrisT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived for our reservation. The bar was closed. No advance notice and there was no notice on the door explaining the closing.

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  2. Rusty

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Started great. Tables were reserved and waiting for us. We had a special event celebrating. Waited over an hour for a drink while other tables got multiple rounds. Business did comp drink and give a gift card to return without a request from me. Only reason a 2 star instead of one star. If place was packed I could understand but our table was on of 4 when we ordered. Drink was decent but not worth the wait. Would give another try. Venue is nice.

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  3. Kathy

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I’m not sure if this is the responsibility of Noir or Open Table, but we had a twice-confirmed reservation and when we got there, they were closed ! It was a Sunday early evening, and both the Noir website AND the posted hours on the door said they were open at that time. Very disappointed as this was to be a special occasion.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The charcuterie was lackluster compared to what I had the last time I ordered it. 2 types of salami and basic cubed Swiss cheese. $13 Asked for blue cheese… got a cup of hard crumbles… extra $3. Won’t make that mistake again. Drinks and flatbread were great as always.

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  5. DennisI

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere. Would like more non-alcoholic choices

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  6. DougG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again it was an outstanding experience! The drinks were great, out flat bread pizza was quite satisfying. The music was well worth the $5 cover charge. I recommend it to anybody!!!

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  7. JoyceH

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love NOIR. Unfortunately, we didn't stay for the music. It was day 2 of a birthday weekend, and by then we were tired :) I would love to see the Tony McGhee Project again. I can't afford the $100 a plate ticket for when they coming in December. It is nice to have a music venue in Ames. The acoustics sometimes makes it hard to hear conversations during the playing. Overall I enjoy the ambiance and feeling when I go to NOIR

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  8. BrendaT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the Tony Mcgee, Blues Band very much. I like the setting.

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  9. Kiki

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were amazing and delicious like always. Noir never disappoints, which is why this is the only bar I really like in Ames.

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  10. HeatherN

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance and the performers were so talented. Mixologist made beautifully crafted cocktails and staff was kind

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  11. DougG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue! The cocktails were phenomenal! Perfect mix. No watered down bottom shelf swill, all top shelf drinks! Try the smoked drinks, unique and tasty. Flat bread pizza....perfect. Service was great, music good. No parking hassles... just about perfect all around. Arrive early, get a reservation. Joint filled up quick after 8:00pm.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drinks (though drinks are overly expensive). Waitress was not attentive. Band was to start at 730 and we planned to stay for an hour of music. They started at 815. MUCH MUCH too loud for the space - completely drowned out the singer. Too bad because they had a great sound but the volume drove us out. Apparently the staff knew the performance would start late but didn’t mention it until asked. Reduce volume by half and we will be back :)

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  13. Beentoo

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening at Noir. Great atmosphere, great music and great drinks!

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  14. Beentoo

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very expensive. We enjoyed it but are not able to frequent it often. My drink was delicious but too costly. 😫

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  15. MissyW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun place to hear live music. We will be back.

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  16. ChristopherRM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW! Great place to take that special someone! The music was great! The drinks were fun and tasty! At least what I remember of them. It's hard not to have a few too many. That's on me. Everyone must try this!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful relaxing atmosphere and I just live the live music

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  18. EvyR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fabulous place! The music was so hot. The Farm to Table dinner was a real treat.

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  19. JoanS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent! Music was great! but way too loud for the space. Wonderful meal, but couldn't visit because of the volume of the music.

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  20. JenD

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this farm to table dinner event. Food was fantastic and cocktails were perfect. The Twilight cocktail and Blackberry Bourbon smash are my favorites.

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  21. DeanneS

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have several flatbreads. My favorite was caprese. Live band was good. Drinks are a bit spendy. Nice Place overall/

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  22. DeonnaT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flatbread pizzas and desserts! The space is beautiful! I plan to return!

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  23. DateNight

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great evening with great service and entertainment. Will definitely be back!!

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  24. LudmilaR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places in Ames IA to spend an evening.

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  25. Hunny

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The show was excellent. The service was great as well. We will be back in the future

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  26. SteveP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love their flatbread pizzas, just wish there was a little more variety on the menu. The service is above reproach, and they're quite friendly. All in all, good food, good service, and good music!

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  27. Amesfans

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We invited people who knew a lot about bourbons and Matt the manager blew them away with his easy conversation and expertise.

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  28. LisaK

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting and we enjoyed our time. The food, drinks and atmosphere was perfect. We really enjoyed the music performed by Toni Williams. I’ve been recommending your place to everyone I know. Thank you for a fun night!! Terry & Lisa

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  29. AnnikaB

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noir is great if you are searching for that relaxed 1920’s speakeasy feel that is high class. Excellent ambiance and atmosphere that feels like you’re in a ballroom. The service is wonderful, but beware they are specifically a whiskey and gin forward establishment. Great place to meet up with friends for a nice night out or for a date!

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  30. Kimmers

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Timeless little gem in the heart of Ames. Always a wonderful place for delightful drinks, nightlife, and friendly/fun service.

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  31. HawkMom

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening, listening to Indigo Monks jazz. The flatbread pizza was crisp yet gooey. The charcuterie went perfectly with my martini. The chocolate cake was awesome. All together, the atmosphere was intoxicating.

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  32. ChrisE

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere with a good bourbon selection, good live music

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  33. Alison

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the high end selection of bourbons, the ambience and music.

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  34. ScottL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and fantastic service. Staff was extremely welcoming and food was second to none. If you have the chance you must check it out.

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  35. KentB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish they had prices on the different bourbons the bill was a bit of a surprise.

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  36. AshleyW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to watch the live band that night. It was loud, but great music. Server was cheerful despite being very busy

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  37. MicheleM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noir is always a fun time. Great service, great atmosphere, great music and great people. Our group had an enjoyable time. Its one of our favorite spots in Ames.

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  38. DallasH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Snack tray was average. We realize staff is hard to find, but each waitstaff had too many tables to service. We were not offered a booth although there were some available. Nothing in the reservation gave me an option to reserve a booth. The music was good. The beverages were distinctive. We want to come back for a jazz artist.

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  39. Amesfans

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager made two new guests feel very welcome and almost assured that they will be back with friends in the near future.

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  40. DianeS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time listening to jazz. The drinks were great although a little pricey. The service was good.

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FAQs

Noir is rated 4.7 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Noir

405 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ames
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
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