Saturday, September 1, 2012

Weekend Cooking- Noah's in Greenport


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Last weekend my husband participated in a 100 mile bike ride in North Fork on Long Island. We stayed in the village of Greenport, and the first night we ate dinner at a restaurant in the village called Noah's.

It's a relatively new restaurant, only open for a few years, operated by chef Noah Schwartz and his wife Sunita who runs the dining room and is the sommelier. The interior of the restaurant is very clean and crisp and looks unassuming from the outside. Don't let that fool you.
The exterior of Noah's (photo from Noah's website)


We had a very knowledgeable waitress who really knew her stuff when it came to the wine. They have many local wines on their list, and I decided to try a rose, the Croteaux Sauvage 181 North Fork of Long Island, which was wonderful. I don't normally drink a rose wine, and this one had a nice strawberry taste to it.

There are three parts to the menu- Taste, Small Plates and Large Plates. We skipped the tastes, although the Marinated Olives and Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs did appeal to us. We ordered three small plates; I had the Tempura Battered Squash Blossoms, which I first tasted on our trip to Rome in February. They were stuffed with a tasty goat cheese, topped with a pesto sauce over a frisee salad. It was amazing, the flavors just burst in my mouth, and it is definitely something I would order again.

My husband got the Crescent Farms Duck BBQ, which was pulled duck in a barbeque sauce, served on a bed of smoked cheddar polenta. He gave me a taste and even though I am not a huge duck fan, this too was very tasty.
BBQ Duck (photo from Noah's website)


We shared the Grilled Skirt Steak, which was a delicate plate of a few slices of perfectly cooked steak, topped with crispy onions and a smoked cheddar chipotle aioli. This was fantastic, our favorite small plate and we lamented that we didn't have more of it to eat. ( I also practically licked the plate clean.)

We also shared a large plate, the Kobe Beef Burger, served on a Blue Duck Brioche Bun, with french fries and pickles. The burger was cooked perfectly, and the fries were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, just the way I like it.

The entire experience was memorable, and I tried desperately to convince my husband to return the following evening for dinner, but was unsuccessful, darn the luck. If you ever end up on the North Fork of Long Island, do yourself a favor and make a reservation at Noah's. It was so good, I would even brave the two+ hour long car ride to go back again, and I hate long car rides.

I'm not the only one who like Noah's; they have a 26 Zagat rating.
Noah's website is here.

19 comments:

  1. Oh man -- this sounds wonderful. You're so lucky to be in a place with so many great restaurant choices. Not many choices in my little town.

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    1. We used to live in a small central New York town, so we do appreciate the fact that we have so many great choices now.

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  2. I love the idea of a restaurants with Tastes and Small Plates. I might just choose to try Tastes for a meal.

    Sounds quite yummy.

    Here's my Weekend Cooking post.I hope you will stop by!

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    1. I love small plates too; you get to try more items on the menu.

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  3. Yum, I was drooling throughout this post -- great descriptions!! Everything sounded so delicious. Good idea to share small plates. That duck on polenta has my name written all over it :).

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  4. I love the North Fork, Noah's sounds wonderful, especially that skirt steak. I'd love to go there if we get a chance to do some apple picking this year.

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    1. There are so many wonderful farm stands there, I wanted to stop at them all.

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  5. I too like the North Fork..wine everywhere you turn.
    When next I am out that way I will have to check that place out.

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    1. Next time I would like to visit a winery. We used to live in the Finger Lakes region and there are many great wineries there too.

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  6. Noah's sounds amazing! It's great to find a new restaurant to try, especially when the food is as wonderful as this sounds.
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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  7. Very nice post. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Carole- enjoy your holiday weekend as well.

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  8. I have never been to a restaurant with small and large plates! Much fancier than anything I've been to. Glad you had a great time. How did your honey's bike ride go?

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    1. My husband did great! His first 100 mile ride and he accomplished his goal; thanks for asking.

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  9. This definitely sounds like a place to bookmark and keep in mind on the off chance that I make it up to Long Island soon. Thanks for sharing your food photos and experience!

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  10. Yum! Your post makes my tummy growl, and I just ate breakfast!

    I'm a follower now. Thanks for following Rose City Reader!

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  11. Oh yum, I would definitely order the Tempura Battered Squash Blossoms, they sound delicious.

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