Photos of the Opened-Just-Hours-Ago (Super-Cool) Noble

Monday marked the opening of Noble, a new Rittenhouse eatery from the people behind the much-lauded LBI restaurant Blue. Besides a rooftop herb garden (super cool), they focus on organic, local and sustainable. As in, you won’t find the overfished East Coast skate wing on this menu. (Check out dinner menu here.)

The dish lineup will change frequently, but the first menu is set. And it’s large. Think starters like poached white asparagus with a fried egg, grilled veal flank steak with a potato dumpling, and a bar menu with chicken wings in a spicy watermelon glaze. Yum. Oh, and we can’t forget drinks: We’d choose the TI Jean with whiskey, lemon juice, spearmint, house-made ginger beer. (For good measure, here’s the house cocktail menu.)

See a quick walk-through of the interior here.

Noble American Cookery, 2025 Sansom Street; 215-568-7000;

Photograph by Jessica Vermeer Hawkes