I spent most of my weekend out & about the city of Boston trying new places.
This is a new restaurant in an old place. It has fantastic heavy wood tables, a lot of large long banquet-style tables that would be great for a group dinner- if you could only hear each other talk. It’s super loud, there isn’t enough fabric or details to absorb the sound.
On to the food- their focus is small plates. It’s a shame because it feels like they’re trying to do too much; to be everything to everyone rather than focusing on a few staples. The highlights: Kobe Beef Mini-Burgers and the tacos. It’s not well-described on the menu but the taco options are mini tacos. Adorbs. We weren’t planning on ordering them (because we didn’t know they were tapas style) but when the table next to us got them, I knew it had to happen!! We went for the chicken version and they were so delicious. Perfect amount of taco. I was a happy camper after that.
Dessert was disappointing, which, for me is about the saddest thing ever.
Overall, it’s worth a visit, it’s fun, it’s new, you get to try a bunch of different things. I’d be interest next time to see what the nachos are like, or the lobster grilled cheese.
Loved the decor, it was modern but without being too harsh. It was also empty, being a Sunday night, but it was kind of nice, we had our server’s undivided attention and it was easier to talk than the evening before. It was nice to catch up with Bri-guy. If you’ve never dated a consultant- a word to the wise- it is a damn demanding job!! Anyway, back to dinner. This was a win start to finish. We split a carafe of the Sparkling White Sangria- delicious, refreshing, fruity- so tasty!! For apps we went for the Serano Ham carpaccio, thin sliced serano ham with manchego cheese and arugula which was fantastic. We also tried the Ancho Chili Rubbed Duck Leg Tostada – UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! Seriously. I wanted to order another one.
For my entree I had the grilled skirt steak with chimichurri, and a side of black beans, seasoned rice and avocado. Bri-guy got the pork dish that looked amazing. I didn’t even get a bite! To finish we had the churros, which were served warm, they were sweet and a bit crunchy on the edges and soft on the inside. Absolutely fantastic. Start to finish- great meal, great service. I’m in love. They also have a really great side room that sits, maybe 10-12 as a private dining room, it would be a nice place for a private group dinner.
Clearly you can tell that Noche was the winner of the weekend’s restaurant experiences, but, I’d give 94 Mass Ave another shot. I hope to do some good cooking this week/ upcoming long weekend as I’ll be spending some QT at my friend’s condo dog-sitting!! YAY!