Atlanta >Food & Dining > Noche
1000 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.782326 -84.354779
Mon - Fri, 5pm - midnight; Sat - Sun, 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Virginia Highland, Northeast
Amazing Dining Experience – Noche has become one of my top favorites and has converted me into a true Tapas fan. The tapas are generous, incredible, yet affordable. The $8.00 marinated skirt steak tapas plate is affordable, plentiful, and to die for. The mini lamb gyros will melt in your mouth. The $9 lobster tail tapas plate was also amazing...yes $9 for lobster tail! The ambiance is very cool Virginia-Highlands style with hardwood floors and an artsy vibe. Our waiter Michael was simply amazing. He was there at every turn to pour wine for us and make excellent suggestions. I love that they offer $12-$14 glasses of wine for $7.00 on special. I highly recommend Noche.
good food at a great price – after a day of skydiving I had all intentions of visiting Highland Tap but was extremely pleased to dine at NOCHE.The waiter was very gracious and patient.The food was so awesome my girlfriend and I made a return trip and was so pleased at a obvious desire to duplicate each experience...which i must add again as awesome.Thank you for great food .I am in the service industry and YOU guys(NOCHE) should not pay attention to so many spoiled pretentious jerks who never have anything good to say.I will continue to spend my 80 bucks with u every time i can.Thank u
OK in ViHi – Had drinks and some tapas here last night with my favorite Turkish and Irish girls, Zeynep and Nicole. I haven't been in the space since it was The Dessert Place - anyone remember that?
I've always been a big fan of small plates that a table of friends can share, so kudos that.
Anyway, we had:
Fresh Mozzarella & Tomatoes - tasty, I would order again
Chicken Quesadilla - my pick; probably the best of the bunch
Lobster Taco - sounded good, but the lobster didn't taste like lobster I'm used to; I probably wouldn't order this one again
Grilled Shrimp - didn't try this one, but the girls loved it.
Grilled Skirt Steak - really enjoyed this, especially the crispy tobassco onions that come with it (why does everything that's fried simply taste better?)
Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Skewer - this was just OK; grilled veggies on a stick is hard pressed to make you go "WOW!"
Once I got passed the 50 something couple making out next to us all night long (Seriously! I mean, really? Is it necessary to let the whole place know that you've got a pocket full of Viagra? Gross.), it was good. I would go back but, honestly, with La Tavola just two doors down, it probably won't be for a while.
Good Food -- HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT – I see someone mentioned "rude waitresses" .. well has anyone asked to see the manager due to something a waitress did or said? Well we did during our last visit on their $10 Tapas night.
The waitress told us not to share our tapas with our other guests (my parents) when in fact I only gave my mother one bite of my food!
During our dinner I never once asked for more "all you can eat $10 tapas" and my parents did not even participate in the $10 tapas and they both spent over $60 on their tab for dinner!
When our waitress told us not to share, my father asked to see the manager.
I don't know who this woman was BUT SHE was NOT management material! I am shocked Noche has that woman even representing their restaurant!
She was beyond rude and was verbally arguing with us while we were just trying to explain how we were taken aback by what the waitress said.
When my father tried to stop the arguing she cut him off and abruptly stormed off!
I loved Noche before this incident but after that I will NEVER step foot in that restaurant again! That was a waste of $50 my boyfriend & I spent and definitely a waste of $60+ my parents spent! (note my parents don't even live in Atlanta- they traveled out of their way to have dinner with us and that is what they had to experience!)
With that said -- SAVE YOUR MONEY and TRY one of the other great restaurants in the area such as Fontaines or Highland Tap or Murphys. Or for gods sake go to Taco Mac! You will have better service and better management! AND definitely better food!
Monday $10 all-you-can-eat tapas is a great deal. They cook up something special – I have to say that this was a great surprise. We had no problem getting seated, which is unusual. The food was great and with a few brews, we were out of there with full tummies, great conversationas, and a check that was less than $40. Ask about their group discount card, it gives you another 10% off!!!
Booooo – Service is great in the restaurant though the bartenders are a bunch of idiots. Be it from alcohol or stupidity, you will not receive good service at the bar. Food is mediocre but quick.
Hostess – I've read lots of reviews, and noticed that the ongoing theme is an xtremely rude hostess. I've been coming regularly for the past year (all you can eat Mondays for $10!) and haven't experienced any rudeness at all in recent months. There WAS a really rude hostess before who gave us an attitude all the time, but the new one (younger girl) always treats us well. She remembers us every time we come in and gives us the table we want. I probably committed a "sin" myself when asking for an outside table and changing to inside - we had a party of 6 or 7! But she didn't get mad or hassle us - she smiled and changed our table immediately.
Its always been my favorite place on the weekends for the drinks and fun. The food is yummy and tasty and I'll be coming back week after week.
bad hostess – I was reading the reviews and saw the reviews about the rude hostess. And, I thought I would coment as well. My daughter and I were there on mother's Day. And, the hostess seemed really annoyed and rude. I thought maybe she was just having a bad day. But, I met a group of my girlfriends there another time & it was the same attitude. And, you are exactly right, why put up with that? There are too many good restaurants in Atlanta to go to. And, it is too bad, because the food is good @ Noche too.
Best Tapas in the Highlands – This is one my favorite places in Atlanta. The calamari comes with a flavorful garlic aioli sauce, the pulled pork is just like south ga bbq with a twist, the cheese plate is great for picky eaters (3 cheeses, apples, breadsticks, and dates), and the queso fundido is better than your average white cheese dip. The monday night AYCE has a different menu so don't come expecting to get your favorites for $10. Wednesday night there are $3 house wines and sangria. The tables are really close together but the food makes up for the lack of private conversation.
Why would you put up with that? – So I would imagine the food has to be good here or someone would have already had the hostess fired or taken it upon them self?s and put that bizzatch in her place. I'm from Clayton County and this doesn?t fly were im from. I?m planning going here next month. If I catch lip from some hostess who makes 6 bucks an hour, im pulling out the pimp h0 glove!
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