Restaurateur Marcos Decotiis cut the ribbon on his new eatery Noir yesterday at 4 p.m. While the place is BYOB right now, Decotiis said that his liquor license is in the process of getting approved, and Noir will feature 12 taps of craft beer and an extensive bottle list. The restaurant lives at 1909 E. Passyunk Avenue, which was once the took-forever-to-open-then-closed-really-quick Sticks and Stones. Hopefully Noir will get a better shot at success than the previous incarnation.
While the menu isn't focusing on a specific cuisine, it's packed with gastropub classics like nachos, flatbread pizzas, calamari, and mac and cheese. For those looking for something a little more substantial, larger plates like salmon and steak au poivre anchor the dinner menu along with a beasty 24 oz. pork shank. Prices all stick in the affordable range, with the biggest ticket item (that steak au poivre) tipping over at $25. Looks like a solid addition to the neighborhood.
· Noir Philadelphia [Official]