Great Place, but Incredibly RUDE Waitresses. Noir is a great neighbor spot I sometimes like to visit after work on my way home, but with such unpleasant attitudes, its very discouraging. Management, please ask your wait staff to lose the foul attitude.
Rude waitstaff, no hot drinks. Some friends and I went to Noir recently after dinner to have some coctails and dessert. Many of us wanted to get hot drinks, like coffee with Irish creme. We were very rudely told by the waitress that Noir "does not serve hot drinks." I guess the cold drinks go with the icy attitudes.
Good place for drinks. I've only ever been here for drinks, and it is perfect for a small group of good friends. Have some nice drinks, chat, etc. Kind of a New York feel, or at least the best one can do in the area.
Worthwhile experience, but .... First of all, the drinks were wonderful (I had the blue cheese-stuffed olive martini and a mojito). The food menu was WAY too short, though, a couple of sandwiches and salads. The mood was broken by the occasional gaggle of conventioneers wandering in from the hotel lobby. The prices were high, but not shockingly so, particularly for the exceptional drinks, but we expected more quantity, variety, and creativity from the food for the cost. The atmosphere and character of the place changes dramatically as the sun sets, very mysterious, visually striking with red lights, black seats and tables, mirrors, and dark shadows. All in all, I liked it a lot, but I think I'll eat somewhere else before going next time.
Jill, Tony, and Alice. This place knows how to care for their patrons. This is a bar full of diversity-costomers and staff. People there seemed to be having a great time. The staff is full of funny stories and jokes to keep us entertained, they are also great to look at! The dark atmosphere granted many couple to venture into the unknown! Alone or with a partner, it is a blast.
Great ambiance... better bartender. Noir is a fantastic bar on so many levels and has become one of my favorite new haunts in the Cambridge area as I find myself repeatedly drawn there after a tough day at work. The feel of the place is relaxing, sexy, and soothing, combining dim red lighting and a good variety of music playing in the background. The attention to detail both in preparation of creative drinks and the personality of bartenders/mgmt./staff, immediately makes you feel right at home...that feeling of "where everybody knows your name" comes to mind. Big Gary/ Tony Soprano(you'll know him when you see him) is one of the best as far as bartenders go... the price is worth the good drinks, conversations, and characters you're sure to meet at the bar!
Great Drinks, Good Fun. After my second visit to Noir I became a fan. We sat at the beautiful marble bar lined with ice bins and chilled martini glasses. The bartender who looked like a giant-sized Tony Soprano was really great. (Sorry forgot his name) We had a few martinis off of their expansive list and really loved them.
Between a flannel shirt and flip flops. the setting is really cool, it's a beautiful place. But, the drinks were lame--very fruity and sweet. Nothing complex or interesting. And the clientele! Very Cambridge: flannel shirted dude on one side, and a guy IN FLIP FLOPS! In NOVEMBER! on the other. So the gorgeous interior could not overcome what a silly experience it was. The ditzy waitress also didn't help.
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