Noir Opens on Passyunk Avenue

Noir officially opened for business last night at 1909 E. Passyunk Avenue It’s BYOB for now with a liquor license probably a couple of weeks away.

Chef and partner Marcos Decotiis’ menu ranges from bar classics like nachos and fish & chips to a serious 24-ounce braised pork shank served with red wine demi and Yukon gold mashed potatoes. There are also nods to Montreal in the menu’s poutine and Montreal-style steamed hot dog. Appetizers range from $7 to $12 with entrees between $14 and $25.

Noir Drink Program

When the liquor license is approved, the bar will offer twelve beers on tap and about 50 by the bottle. There will also be a full bar and cocktail program.

Noir Dinner Menu

Update: Owner Billie Motto contacted us and said she felt awful about the spelling errors and also attached an updated menu.

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  • Buckethead

    I love it when a restaurant hasn’t even opened yet and they’re calling one of their dishes “Famous”.

  • gisela

    I fell asleep shortly after they atrociously spelled ‘sandwiches’.

  • beerisgoodfood

    Also: “sheppard’s”- if they can’t get their menu right, why would they expect anyone to come spend money for things they can get anywhere else? And we need two separate listings for crab balls? That’s about the most average, run-of-the-mill I’ve seen yet.

  • Fattyfatman

    Get angry people

  • Buckethead

    “Corn on the cobb”
    “Mash potatoes”
    “Sheppard’s Pie”
    “Prosciutt” (they spelled it right elsewhere on the menu)

  • Buckethead

    Why was Tex’s comment deleted?

    • Tex’s comment wasn’t deleted, it was lost as we upgraded servers last night. All comments between 3pm and around midnight were lost.
      We could try and retrieve them but we would risk breaking the time/space continuum.

  • Mmmmhmm

    the big main sign outside reads “Resturant and Bar”

    Spell check, c’mon!

  • Sweetness

    These comments are brutal! Of all the people who have commented; I am probably the only person who has actually eaten there. The food is amazing and staff is extremely personable! If misspelling is their biggest problem than NOIR will be a huge success!

    As far as the famous goes…Poutine is a Famous Montreal Dish

  • Steve

    @sweetness – agreed. Usually I am big on proper spelling and grammar, but I tasted some of their appetizers during their Beer Week soft opening and was very impressed. I’m looking forward to checking out the official menu, spell check or not.

  • Rainbow666

    I live in the neighborhood and stopped by this place on Tuesday night. Food was great. Can’t wait for the liquor license… I’m not sure what all the hubbub is about. This a great addition to the avenue..

  • Edie

    Great food and atmosphere!!! I ate there Tues and it was soo good we went back again last night!!! Crab balls, beet salad, pasta and seafood dishes were all awesome!! The staff there are also the best!! This will be the next great place to go on Passyunk!!!

  • Lisa

    I went tuesday with my girlfriends & had appetizers ..everything was amazing! I went back again tonight to try dinner! The seafood with linguini is to die for! My Boyfriend had the stuffed salmon & he said it was awesome! We willl be back very soon! Cant wait to try the craft beers! You people are worried about spelling errors.. I go out for good food, a good atmosphere, good service & a good time! & that’s just what we found at NOIR!! :)

  • barryg


  • food was awesome as for those who can’t enjoy themselves on a night out go back to where you feel comfortable. We live close by and were warmly welcomed had a great meal was thanked by the chef and owner for my business and made to feel very special. Can’t wait for the bar to open so we can sit there also.

  • Noir’s owner just sent us along a corrected menu, check it out above.

  • Michael G

    You don’t eat a menu. Menu typos are funny when they are lost in translation…both of these are from a Korean place….special part of pork….spawn of pollack. Lighten up a little bit or maybe light up.

  • Kevin

    Eh, walked by hoping to stop in but was turned off by a huge glowing bright blue video music thingie in the front…pretty lackluster curb appeal here….nothing “noir” about this place.

  • Lisa

    Hi kevin. The “huge bright glowing blue video music thingie” is called a Juke box…welcome to 2012! :) They are in every bar in Philly! And it’s funy how you say “nothing noir about this place” when you never went inside! Haha your missing out and it’s actually really sad you came on here to bash a new place in the neighborhood with out trying it & because of a jukebox! Pathetic! best of luck NOIR! You’ll do just fine with your friendly staff & delicious food :)

  • Kevin

    Hi Lisa,
    I’m not sure what 2012 has to do with placing a hideous juke box in the entry of a restaurant but hey, we clearly hang at different places. Also, when a restaurant uses a French word for its name, one would think they might seve more French inspired dishes than Italian. I don’t have to go inside to see this place is far off the mark. I’ll stick with the juke box free Birra, Stateside, and Salt and Pepper….to each their own Lisa.

  • Yvette Angelo

    My Husband and I went to Noir Friday nIght and it was awesome! We enjoyed ourselves so much that we can’t wait to go back. The food was delicious, the staff was very personable, the viibe was very laid back and fun. You don’t have to be disrespectful to people to get your point across have some class. Wish u the best Noir!

  • Ava

    We went to Noir recently and really really enjoyed it all!! The food was so delish! The Montreal fries were such a nice surprise and so were the rice balls (we oredered a second dish! lol) We ended the dinner with drinks at the bar since there were people waiting for tables and we wanted to share, and had such a good time at the bar We stayed alittle later then we wanted to!! Juke box was so fun with the built in camera and thier “prop box” was such a good idea!! Thanks for the good time Noir!!

  • JHolmes

    Is Billy Motto “Billy South Philly?”