Noord

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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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JP
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and a fabulous meal! The chicken croquette special appetizer was amazing, as were the meatballs and the bread pudding for desert! The cauliflower appetizer was the only mild disappointment. So many items on the menu appealed to me, I will definitely be back to sample more!

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

Yet again, noord was excellent. Liz was fabulous and quite charming. The art in the bathroom/gallery was all so beautiful. I especially liked the grumpy cat. We ordered the prawns and kibbeling for our first course and they were amazing. Then, the rabbit and the shellfish stew. Mind-blowing. Desserts are always a great finish to an outstanding meal; they only have three so get them all. Thank you noord! We’ll be back.

SF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, whose name I am forgetting because I am a bad person, was an absolute star. He was funny, informative, and basically made what was already an excellent meal THAT much better.

He was working on October 12th at 8:45 PM and I'll eat her any time if he's my server.

Also the mustard soup is unreal.

DK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner for a fall evening. Very lively scene and welcoming chef/owner.

SK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t believe it took us this long to eat here. Food is delish and staff are phenomenal. Everything from the ambiance to the food was inviting and made me feel at home. Can’t wait to go back.

L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the selection of truly unique dishes were amazing and very tasty! The service was top notch - the very friendly and knowledgeable staff made the dining experience quite special.

D
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall an enjoyable dinner, but was disappointed with our appetizer (smorrebrod).
Did not look like the photo from the website, or from other reviews from other patrons.
Only one topping on each of three pieces of bread, not the layered items as typically found on Scandinavian open-faced sandwiches. Only plain pickled herring, salmon and a fish pate, but nothing added to give the feel or taste of the actual Scandinavian or Northern European traditional sandwiches. Could have definitely used a little more attention to detail with dill, other herbs, lingonberries, etc. That was a disappointing beginning to our meal, but the man n dishes were better.

J
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really loved this restaurant! The service was excellent and the food was unique and delicious. The staff went above and beyond, and even made a special desert for us when we couldn't decide. I would definitely return.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This evening, like our other visits to Noord we had a wonderful meal. The staff is the best- friendly, funny, efficient and attentive.

KC
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous. Best pork shoulder I have ever had!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt and Courteous service, excellent food overall really good can’t wait to go back

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming eatery, food was delightful service impeccable our first visit however already made reservations for our second visit.

RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service incredible. Will definitely come again

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best brunch I’ve eaten
The French today is a must have

k
London
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feels like home

S
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu. Charming and quiet atmosphere. And the staff is beyond compare. Truly one of the best dining experiences we have had in Philadelphia. This was our second visit and each time has been outstanding. Highly recommend.

PM
Atlantic City
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The choices of protein and the flavors were awesome tonight. Very, very complex and pleasing blends of flavors. Service was top-notch by Louis. We will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. The options are very interesting and done perfectly. I tried the bread pudding French toast and smoked cod hash- both of which were excellent.

S
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food.

SW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and food! Will absolutely come again..

J
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. I especially loved the herring sliders. Great service. Noord is one of our favorite places.

KM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service

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c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect and delicious!

RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very nice place. With an original touch to local receipts

JR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our brunch experience. Everything was delicious ! Make sure to bring your favorite wine, bubbly or vodka for brunch drinks. Service was really spot on too.

C
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Noord on Saturday night. The food was amazing. We shared the mustard soup, prawns and the whole stripped bass special. Everything was delicious. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. The BYOB policy is a plus, too. Can’t wait to go back.

AW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing and very authentic. The waiter was super friendly and helpful. He made great suggestions and always wanted to make the meal the best for us.

C
Philadelphia
149 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been dining here occasionally since Noord first opened. Never disappointed. Offerings are always interesting and delicious. Service is always terrific and its a fun atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, even better service. All in all, Noord is a fantastic, memorable experience. I can’t wait to go back!

j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and great meal at Noord. Since our dinner last Friday, Noord has become our new favorite restaurant and nightspot in Philadelphia. Every part of the experience was special, yet comfortable. The dining room is cozy, but not crowded. There was a pleasant buzz of conversation, yet we could talk easily across the table. The serving staff was professional, but not impersonal. The menu is succinct and structured, but full of interesting choices of proteins and preparations. The taste palette is recognizable, yet distinctive and particular. We began with the mustard soup with smoked salmon, a difficult preparation calling for the perfect integration of the strong taste of grainy mustard into a cream vegetable base. Every speck was savored and sopped up with the hunk of hand-made bread that was brought to the table. We followed with an appetizer of fried cod, delicate and bright, without a hint or whiff of oil. For dinner we shared Gehaktballen, Dutch sirloin meatballs, with potatoes, carrots and lingonberry sauce, and Waterzooi, a shellfish stew with mussels, clams, and shrimp in a spinach and beer cream sauce. The sirloin was tender, perfectly done and blessed by the lingonberry sauce. The seafood stew was hearty, aromatic, and, again, the bread was a perfect instrument for finishing off the stewing liquid. A perfect ending for dessert was a dense, torte-like almond flavored cake with a crème fraiche and brandy topping and coffee served in a full French press right at the table. Noord is byo and our two bottles of wine, one red and one white, were skillfully and unobtrusively served and stored without any “bottle fee.” We had a thoroughly good time and great meal at Noord and will go back as soon as possible, with friends.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Vinegar braised rabbit was the highlight

MF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a very pleasant setting. We were seated immediately. We were there for brunch. I had their classic French Toast, which was delicious and came with interesting, tasty berries and an abundance of very good whipped cream. My wife had an excellent omelette. We had some special diet requests, and those were handled very well.

L
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and service is exceptional. We always feel welcome and treated like family!!!

JT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great but Luis is excellent 🥇

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our service amazing - our server even told us what dishes not to get. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the food incredible but the hospitality and service was outstanding. The 2 servers working the front of the house

JH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, would highly recommend the mussels appetizer and vinegar braised rabbit entree. Service was impeccable, attentive and welcoming. We’ll be back soon!

JH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and very nice ambiance. Service could have been better as waitress was cold, distant and not very attentive

DL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Louis was top notch and took care of our every need.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best service I’ve ever received in my entire life. Louis was an absolute joy! He calmed us down when we were running late, grabbed our bottle of wine, and sat us outside with some chairs until a table was ready. He saw we were stressed and immediately set up the night to be amazing. From there, he went above and beyond. I can’t say enough about him and would recommend this place to anyone I care about.

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