Discover the Flavors of the Aegean Islands at This Bar in Greenpoint

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On a tranquil, tree-lined corner of Greenpoint, The Noble is the kind of bar one only dreams of having on their block.

On sunny days, al fresco seats are occupied by casually cool Brooklynites sharing bottles of natural wine with their small pups (or children) by their side. Inside, the intimate, 40-seat spot is buzzy and warm.

Painted to evoke the white stucco found all over Greece, the walls are adorned with simple bulb fixtures which, as the setting sun’s rays streak through the patio doors, hue the room in a hazy, golden glow. The hammered tin ceilings perfectly reverberate music throughout the space with an almost hollow effect.

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Central to the dining room and the overall experience is The Noble’s wine selection, which showcases an exclusive and impressive array of bottles from the Aegean region and beyond, all curated with a passion for low-intervention viticulture. Enthusiasts will delight in discovering Turkish labels rarely found elsewhere. 

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Renowned for their success with Dumbo’s beloved authentic and market-driven Mexican restaurant, Gran Eléctrica, co-owners and dynamic duo Rick Curi and Itir Aloba are sustaining their hospitality success in North Brooklyn. Guests will likely find one or both of them behind the bar on any given night, pouring wine and striking up pleasant conversations. 

The menu of shared plates relies on seasonal ingredients to harmonize with each wine.

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The Sautéed Halloumi Cheese adorned with fig, mint, honey, and nigella seed, as well as the Sea Bass Crudo served with orange, grapefruit, caperberries, cilantro, olive oil, and coriander seeds are the most popular dishes.

However, the Mackerel Pate (with crème fraiche, chive oil, tarama, dill, and lemon) and Baby Gem & Fennel Salad (with white cheese, breadcrumbs, and green goddess dressing) should not be overlooked.

You may choose to finish with the Flourless Chocolate Torte or one of the sorbets or gelatos. 

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The Noble is the sort of local New York bar you see in movies––Rick and Itir make you feel like a regular, and you’ll come to find yourself actually being one.

Top Takeaways

Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Address: 148 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Price Point: $$

Takes Reservations: Yes – Resy

The vibe: A casual yet chic neighborhood bar inspired by the Aegean Islands you’ll stumble upon one afternoon and leave at closing time. 

Our favorite thing on the menu: We see why the Sea Bass Crudo is one of the most-ordered dishes. (We hope they’ll bring back the Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade Toast one day!)

The attire: Smart Casual

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner: Dinner: Wednesday to Thursday: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM; Friday: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM; Saturday to Sunday: 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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