Noord

4.8
1200 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal, and the owners are amazing!!

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Y
Philadelphia
155 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely Dinner at Noord on Saturday Night. Joncarl Lachman was out of the Kitchen and made all of the diners feel welcome and serving dishes. Reminds me of the food I used to have in the Netherlands when I was traveling for work. You never get a bad meal at this restaurant starting with the Bread which is everyone's favorite. I love the Bitterballen as a Starter and the Salmon 'Lohikeitto'. I sop up the remaining chowder with the bread. My Partner is Vegan and the kitchen staff accommodated him with the Brussel Sprouts without cream fraiche and the Baked Acorn Squash; goat cheese on the side for me. Love that it is BYO and you can usually find street parking if you go early enough. We usually go at least once each season. Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Can't believe this place is hiding in south philly!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very friendly service, fun and relaxed atmosphere. We tried the gravlax, pork loin, sirloin meatballs and the almond cake, and of course the delicious bread. We would certainly go back and recommend to friends.

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JH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance and staff are the highlights of Noord. The interior is cozy and feels like you’re at home for a family dinner. The staff is gracious and accommodating. BYOB is also definitely a plus and helps keep the cost down. The food, however, was thoroughly underwhelming. The food wasn’t bad by any means, but I think this place is severely overhyped. The chefs seem to have an aversion to salt and seasoning, leading to mediocre food an average person could make at home. Will not be returning.

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P
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I asked my Dutch husband where he wanted to go Valentines Day he immediately said Noord! You just can’t go wrong and the price fixe, 5 course dinner did not disappoint. They even substituted a kroket for me because I don’t
Like fish. The quality of the food is just so good - everything is excellent! And the people that work there are so welcoming and friendly! It’s not
Like any other restaurant I know in Philly. If you haven’t been then go -
It’s truly a great experience every time!

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AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch experience. For anyone seeking a very unique and authentic dutch caribbean experience this is definitely the place to go. Superbly combined flavors and textures. I travel a great deal and experience a wide variety of food.. this amongst the best !!!!!!!

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good meal with some friends. Our server was very polite, made lots of recommendations and answered all of the questions we had about the menu. Brussels sprouts, bitterballen and the spiced lamb hash... all sooooo tasty. My favorite was the bitterballen, the lamb was a close second... tasted very stewey but loved the sunny side egg on top. We also shared the salmon which was absolutely delicious... medium rare in a delicious shallow bed of chowder and also the brisket which was amazing. I would recommend the brisket for someone looking for a very hearty and filling meal. Highly recommended trying. Great BYO

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v
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What an amazing dining experience at Noord. The atmosphere, service and food all top notch! Can't wait to return!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noord has a unique cuisine that you can’t find anywhere else. The bread they send out before the meal is probably the best bread in the city, toasted on the grill I think. Every time I’ve been here, the bread is a different deliciousness. As far as the meal goes, bring your appetite because the portions are not typical baby byob portions. The staff is so fun and welcoming. I really love coming here and highly recommend it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience at Noord!! This place is so cute and the food is filling and flavorful and delicious! The server Louis was so fun and made our experience really wonderful ☺️ could not recommend this more!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Can’t wait to go back again. So friendly & great flavors. Thanks to all the staff at Noord for a great time.

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FC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone made our graduation celebration feel so incredibly special! The attention to detail and extra effort to make our occasion memorable was one of a kind and greatly appreciated. The food is absolutely amazing! Between the seven of us, we ordered the bread pudding french toast, braised pork and melted Gouda with two sunny eggs, gooseberry Dutch toast, and the spicy chicken omelette (special). One of my favorite brunch spots in East Passyunk, hands down!! You can’t go wrong with any of these items.

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AT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't visited NOORD in a while and when we found ourselves with a free evening and an open table, we jumped at the chance. We love noord for the food: you won't eat anything like this anywhere. We also love noord for the LOVE. We always feel special, like family. This is one of our top favorites.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant- service, food, ambience was perfect.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was genuinely the best waiter my entire family has ever had. Extremely attentive and not afraid to tell you what not to get on the menu. the lamb gratin appetizer was unreal and the meatballs were very good. Lastly, the bread pudding was THE BEST DESSERT I have ever had. Homemade creme fresh and preserves over top of the bread pudding itself. If for no other reason, go there to get that dessert.

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IA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, as always. I look forward to fresh-baked bread with roasted garlic and the herring sliders appetizer whenever I go to Noord. This time we got mussels, which had the perfect texture.

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EZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Noord many times and are never disappointed. The great food is only matched by the equally great service. But the food and service are only the base line, dining at Noord is a great experience.

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F
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at Noord!
We’ve brought many friends and relatives here and it’s always a hit!

The food is extremely well prepared. The service is friendly and attentive without being snobbish or overbearing.

The Norwegian style of food is basically just light excellent dishes, with some having enough variation to make it possible to try a new flavor—if you wish. The bread is to die for!!

We were also so happy that the “chocolate pieces” dessert had returned.

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EC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Very small, and a bit loud, but did not detract from the experience. We will be back. Fish Combo Tray was excellent.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed with food. The staff was very pleasant and the atomspghere was great. Loved the art work on the walls.

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HH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Scandinavian BYOB in Philly isn't the kind of place that jumps out at the average beginner foodie, but this place is fantastic. Featuring a tasting menu or an a la cart entree selection, the food here is incredible and surprisingly affordable compared to restaurants in Philly that charge more for smaller, less exceptional dishes. Their rabbit dish alone was amazing, but their fish options and deserts are equally amazing. If you like picked anything, this is the place for you--and the service was exceptionally friendly without being intrusive. A must try.

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, great service and excellent value. Noise level is high, but we managed to have a good conversation in a table of four. Food can be too rich, but overall very good. I look forward to going back!

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P
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Like family without all the tension. Warm and cozy. Service is beyond great. Food yummy. Owners make u feel so welcome. We knows it’s always going to be a great night at Noord

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made us feel welcome. Food was outstanding. Not a single note off. Definitely will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality

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R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Noord now several times and it’s always amazing but this time was especially great. We went on a Sunday eve for our anniversary (quieter due to the Eagles game on) and from the second we walked in Joncarl made us feel at home. Our waiter Louis came and sat with us and we all had a blast joking around all night. Basically, we wish we could come here every Sunday (whether for a fabulous brunch or dinner).

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p
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have enjoyed brunch here several times and it never disappoints! Service is friendly and prompt. Food is delicious! Coffee is the best!

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SL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nord is such a fun and unique experience! Cozy setting, and a friendly staff. The food is authentic and delicious! You cant go wrong! Can’t wait to return.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This might be the best restaurant in Philadelphia, romantic yet lively and fun atmosphere. The owner is awesome and really understands how to treat people and make every customer feel special, and he attracts a high quality, professional staff. We had the cod (special), the amazing acorn squash entree, and of course the bitterballen. We are not dessert people, but the bread pudding description hooked us, and it was dreamy. We will be back soon.

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HL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable meal, seated on time, staff friendly and willing to explain any dishes. The chef was out and about making sure everyone was happy. Had the rabbit leg with sauerkraut, meatballs and smorboard, all unique and flavorful. Nice to have some different things to pick from, and BYO is always great. Will definitely return, with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louis was the greatest server ever! My girlfriend and I found our new favorite spot! 11/10 would recommend this place to anyone!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here and it was wonderful ! The food was delicious . We can’t wait to return to Noord.

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V
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our favorite restaurant for authentic Dutch/Nordic cuisine in Philadelphia.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve

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RK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome spot in the city. Love this place for brunch...BYO, bold and wonderful.
Snert! Fun to say, awesome flavors!

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about Noord. The amazing food, of course, which is like nothing else in this culinarily-rich city. The charming, unforced ambiance that makes it feel like a friendly neighborhood place AND a special spot for a night out. And perhaps above all, the service, which is simply the best I’ve experienced anywhere. If you’ve been lucky enough to go in on a night when Louis is there working his magic, you understand what I mean.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally agree with all the other plaudits. Food outstanding.....opinion of someone who lived in the Netherlands and those not so familiar with the cuisine. Really interesting dishes. Really delicious. Warm welcome from JonCarl. Wonderful service and friendly manner from our waiter. Plentiful portions, yet we "licked the plate clean" from appetizers through desserts. A fabulous evening all around. Wished we lived in the neighborhood.

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Y
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Food & service was enjoyable! It was a bit pricey. Good for special occasion.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is amazing everytime we come here! The menu may be a bit intimidating for someone who doesn’t know dutch food but just know if it sounds like something you might like, you will.

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