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“Great Place to Take Your Date!”
Review of Noir Bar

Noir Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Springfield, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place to Take Your Date!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Noir is an amazing venue to take your date for a night on the town or entertain a few friends or business associates. Semi romantic setting yet has the hustle and bustle of a downtown Chicago restaurant.
Seating is limited so reservations are a must. Service is outstanding, never an empty glass, dirty plates disappear, and food comes out at a great pace, not to fast not to slow. Servers and bussers are friendly, professional and not distracting.
If you’re looking for that main course type of place Noir is not it. What attracts me to Noir is the wide variety of appetizer served and the great price of each. We ordered 10 different items spaced out over two hours and were absolutely amazed at the quality and taste of each item. The Tuna Tartar is very good, the scallops and the mussels are the best I’ve ever eaten throughout my travels of the world!!! Again the scallops and the mussels were absolutely amazing, the scallops melt in your mouth!!!. Only item of the 10 we were disappointed in was the breaded artichoke hearts, they lack seasoning and the texture made them difficult to eat.
Of the over 100 hundred restaurants on my list of places to eat Noir in Peoria Heights, IL is in my top 5!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Peoria
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Love the scallops and chicken with dates/bacon”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Noir is one of our work groups favorite gathering places for appetizers and drinks after work. The chicken wrapped with bacon and dates is to die for - I don't even use the sauce. The shrimp with bacon is also wonderful. I had the limencello martini today and it was very strong but awesome. When the weather is not humid and the doors are open, it is a very airy open restaurant. Georgie has been our server the last few times and she has a wonderful manner. The paella is wonderful and I have not had a bad food (or drink!) in all my visits!

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Ames31
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Peoria, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“We love this place!!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Everything about this place is great!! The atmosphere is really well planned and beautiful, the small black and white movies playing on the rear wall is pretty cool. My husband and I love to eat small plates and enjoy really good wines so this place is perfect for us. If we are hungry for a little larger meal, we love the chicken paella with the cognac on the side to add some additional flavor to the dish. This is a great place to bring your friends or family from bigger cities because it has a real urban, hip feel. Outside seating in the summer is really nice as well.

Visited January 2013
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3 Thank kimhef
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Pekin, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
405 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Delicious food, lots of fun.”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Seven of us ate here on Friday - we tried a large variety of tapas (crab cakes, asparagus, cheese, scallops, polenta, pork, chicken, etc.) and everything was delicious. The restaurant is very cozy - comfortable couches for drinks and starters and we had plenty of room at our table. The deserts were delicious. We were pleasantly surprised that our tab was very reasonable even though we had appetizers, main courses, wine and beer, and dessert.

  • Visited January 2013
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4 Thank Pippadude
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Decent food, bad service.”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The food was good and decently priced - loved the wine selection. We were there at 5:30 with a reservation - there was hardly anyone else there - and still the service was just so-so. Our waiter was whispering behind the bar with the bartender and other waiters while we were sitting there with empty glasses. Not cool!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank CaseyMurphy
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