saturday night i had the luxury of crashing the couple’s party and joined deej and van for a late night dinner date in downtown greenport.
deej and i had been eyeing noah’s since it’s birth this summer, and since van is the most laid back man on the face of the earth, he was more then game to give it a go.
you mean i get to have tastes of everything? yes, please and thank you!
when we arrived the joint was packed to the brim, and the hostess told us that all of the tables were booked but we could enjoy our meal at the bar (where they still offer the full menu).
deej, van and i were still game for that because the
bartender menu just looked that good
not 2 minutes had passed though when they luck of the irish came in and a table in the front of the house opened up with our name on it. saaaweeeet!
as soon as we were seated, our waiter came around with a full picture of water for the table, and the doughiest most deliciously chewy bread on the face of the earth (accompanied with saltless butter)
he took our drink orders and i kept it simple with a club soda + lime (the fav virgin cocktail of my life)
they brought it super swanky in a semi-glass looking personal bottle. you had me at “canada dry”
the vibe of noah’s is very simplistic yet super new york city chic-hampton like. loved it because it was bustling and busy yet still gave you the “something special” feeling.
the three of us decided we would do dinner small plate style and share a bunch of different tastes, instead of doing normal size personal plates which is also an option
the one problem? everything sounded so good. decision making was hard but eventually we settled on 7 small plates.
the first three dishes to arrive were the
stuffed squash blossoms which were like a goat cheese explosion from heaven
the crispy tasmanian red crab tacos which deej just absolutely keeled over for. and had a little karate kick to them that must have come from the jalapeno
and the seared tuna tartare which was by far my favorite dish of
my life the night. i could seriously talk about this tuna tartare for years to come. i had never had tartare before, and deej and i had always wanted to try it ever since the words “tartare” make a weekly appearance on top chef. when i saw “seaweed salad” and tartare i knew we would run away together forever.
seriously i would go back to noah’s just for this dish. it was probably the best thing i’ve ever eaten. the tuna was like butter and the combination of the avocado which had a guacamole like taste with the seaweed salad was utter perfection. it was served with crisp crustinis which were the ultimate accompaniment.
love you tartare
i liked the tartare, did you get that?
the service was great, our water pitchers were never empty and the next four dishes followed shortly after we had
inhaled finished the first three
the moroccan spiced lamb meatballs were my second favorite. they melted like butter in your mouth and were joined by a schmear of a somewhat spicy hummus. scrumptious.
deej loved the fresh calamari fritto misto, which featured a medium sized bowl of lightly crisped yet super fresh calamari, among other things like a fried lemon, fried artichokes and fried asparagus. the dipping sauce was the best part of the dish in my opinion
we also ordered the filet mignon sliders mainly for van’s taste buds. i didn’t try this one because i don’t eat red meat but van had nothing but the best to say about them. (i think they were his fav)
and we also got the featured special of the night which was a asian inspired/flavor tuna (not raw, i just can’t remember the exact name of it). which was re-dic-you-lous. i went to town on this beauty.
after our small plate feast, our belly’s were quite happy and although the dessert menu looked a dime piece we had to book it out of there to pick up my older brother james from a wedding he and his girlfriend attended at one of the local vineyards. oh the life of a chauffeur right?
we had a fabulous time, the food was amazing, and yes noah we will be back.
…i wonder if you can order out the tartare..
so the point is that if you ever find yourself on the east end of long island i highly suggest you hit up noah’s and i highly suggest you give me a call if you’re doing so.
- what’s your favorite cuisine to dine at? i love me some japanese or mediterranean! give me a seaweed salad and a bowl of tatziki and i’m a happy camper :)
- for fun: check out noah’s menu! which tasting plate would you have chosen?