Noir Food and Wine

Restaurant
40 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106 40 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
82% of 268 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    French, Cafe, American, Eclectic, Cajun
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Cuisine
    French, Cafe, American, Eclectic, Cajun
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

55 Tips
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Report | 13 days ago
Service was a little slow and inattentive, especially through the dessert course. The food however was exceptional.
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Report | 12 days ago
Amazing service, great wine, and most of the food was very good! I want to go back and sit in the patio area!
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Report | 12 days ago
Love the service...very attentive staff.
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Report | 12 days ago
Great service! Beats most in the area!
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Report | 12 days ago
Excellent service, beautiful ambiance, friendly and attentive staff. Thanks for making me feel di comfortable dining alone !
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Report | 12 days ago
Wait staff was wonderful and helpful. THey seemed to work as a team.
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Report | 12 days ago
It would be nice to have a brief written description of the various cheeses and charcuterie which we sampled without info re what flavors we were tasting. waiter was new and didn't know names of cheeses and meats, but that's not enough. it would be nice to have a description of the flavors, also for wine flights, which when the restaurant is busy the wait staff are too busy to stop and so.
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Report | 12 days ago
Always enjoyable
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Report | 12 days ago
Great job with the food, wine selections and special events. I will continue to patronize and refer
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Report | 12 days ago
We had a great time and plan to come back. It was a treat to be able to meet Alex and his wife, then sit for a while to drink and converse. Really a wonderful little setup, especially enjoyed the chocolate terrine for dessert.
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From Our Editors

While meandering the winding streets and hidden walkways of Paris in 1990, Mike Farwell stumbled across a small bar near the Louvre named Willi's Wine Bar and became enamored with its menu of seasonally inspired cuisine and thoughtful wine pairings. After years working with wine at restaurants and wine bars, he decided to import the concept, teaming up with chef Claud Beltran during their shared stint at Madeleine's Restaurant to create Noir Food & Wine. Farwell draws on his wine knowledge and Beltran on his culinary expertise to craft menus that work together beautifully, much like a straight-laced police officer and a loveable canine in witness protection. Farwell's constantly updating wine list features a stunning 600 bottles—of which nearly 150 are California pinot noir—43 different wine flights, and more than 50 vintages poured by the glass.

Beltran adds a Cajun twist to the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to complement Farwell's wine selections, earning him praise from the Los Angeles Times in 2009 for "turning out some of the best cooking of his career." The menu features a rotating selection of seasonal dishes such as seared Hudson Valley foie gras with rosemary apricots and white-pepper honey as well as a selection of charcuterie and artisan cheese. The restaurant earned a "very good" to "excellent" Zagat rating for food quality and service as well as a place on its Best New Restaurant in LA survey.

A natural rock fountain quietly bubbles its wine suggestions to patrons as they clink their glasses together on the spacious outdoor patio. The cozier main dining area features rows of dark-wood tables covered in crisp, white cloths and a series of posters from Willi's Wine Bar on the chocolate-hued walls. Each Monday, the wine bar fills with enophiles for events including wine classes, winemaker dinners, and live entertainment.

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