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“overpriced”
Review of Noyes Street Cafe - CLOSED

Noyes Street Cafe
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Greek, Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed September 16, 2013

we have eaten lunch and dinner here, but mainly have used it as a carry-out source. the restaurant ambiance is kind of dark and depressing. you can see these people are trying hard in a thin-margin business, and they always look exhausted and lifeless. the food is not bad, if unremarkable, in a crowded evanston field, lunch is the better deal.
however,this past week we carried out dinner from them for the last time. we ordered 1 appetizer and 1 entree, and the bill was $30. i will pay for exceptional food, but this was ridiculous. there are too many other good choices at far less cost from which to choose. the carry-out food is always in cheap styrofoam containers...not the kind of presentation you would expect after charging such high prices.

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Thank dominicandandy35805
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Don't go here for the ambiance. It feels like a glorified diner, and the service matches, but the food is very good and the portions are generous.

Thank Laura F
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Nice comfortable neighborhood restaurant adjacent to the "L" tracks and Noyes Street station. They usually do a decent job on broiled fish entrees. Wine list has a fair variety although maybe a bit overpriced. It is the North Shore , however, so to be expected. Otherwise one can dine here with a glass of wine and get out for $25-35 including tip. Salads could use some better mixture of lettuces for flavor--their Ceasar dressing hints at anchovies but seemed heavy. Service is very good and efficient.

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Thank wildchough
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

Good food, wonderful staff, reasonably price, would and have gone back.

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Thank beautifulbuzzard
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Reviewed August 26, 2008

This is a great place for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, popular with us locals and near campus. Friendly, efficient service and fresh food. Eclectic menu includes sandwiches, fish, salads, steak, veggie meals. Yummy burgers, really good whitefish and fabulous greek lamb chops., giant salads. Two people can eat lunch for less than $20 or have a lovely dinner with a glass of wine, dessert and coffee for about $50. About a 10 minute walk north of the Hilton Garden and worth it.

Thank follylover
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