Located in Phoenix's Biltmore area, noca utilizes the finest ingredients to present Modern American cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere without pretense ... More
Located in Phoenix's Biltmore area, noca utilizes the finest ingredients to present Modern American cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere without pretense and formality. noca's daily changing menu reflects the best of the season featuring; local organic produce, crudo, house-made pastas, fish and prime meats. noca has received many accolades including; by the James Beard Foundation as a Semi-finalist for "Best New Restaurant" in the US, AAA's 4 Diamond Rating, Wine Spectator Magazine's "Award of Excellence", "Best Place to Take a Foodie", "Best Contemporary American Restaurant", "Best New Restaurant", "Best Seafood Restaurant", "Best Fried Chicken", and one of "Phoenix's Best Sandwiches" for our Lobster Roll that is featured on Wednesday night as well as Thursday's Special the Wagyu Pastrami. Bon Appetit Magazine recognized Sunday's Simple Supper as having the "Best Daily Special", which is a 3 course set menu with choice of entree for $35. The Simple Supper menus are posted on our website
DINERS BEWARE! The food and service has drastically declined
at this establishment. Last night we were eager to enjoy the
Seafood Risotto and the Pork Loin Dish that have stimulated so much
notoriety. Our party of three arrived promptly at 7:00, greeted
by the friendly hostess and taken to our well-groomed table.
We ordered our drinks, which promptly arrived and were
quite lovely and thirst quenching. Upon ordering the famous
pork dish from the menu, I was told by the waitress that they had substituted
a pork chop, but she assured me it was just as delicious. My
two companions ordered the Seafood Risotto, and as accompaniments,
added the sausage pizza and the simple salad. The waiter brought out
bread and we had to ask for butter or oil, which was brought
promptly. Our waitress brought BOTH appetizer
and salad at the same time. The salad was almost void of
dressing and there was very little sausage on the pizza. Our
second round of drinks arrived and good thing…..as unknowingly
we had a very long wait ahead of us. We then watched three tables be seated, eat
and leave and our food still hadn’t been served. We asked
our bus boy to find the waitress who had never come back
to the table to check on us. Well over an hour after we ordered
dinner, our waitress arrives with ONE plate of the risotto.
A few minutes later she comes back with ONE plate containing
a very thick pork chop and shortly after that she returns
with the last risotto dinner. We began eating and my daughter
discovered her dinner was very cold but served on a heated plate.
I didn’t want to bother our absent waitress, but I definitely needed
a sharper knife to cut through the thick, tough and dry pork chop. In
the end the waitress did not charge us for cold risotto dinner,
but she never apologized. The hero in all this is the bus boy,
who faithfully refilled our water glasses and bread. Still hungry
after the meager portions we devoured the yummy cotton candy
that comes with every meal. Walking out the door at
9:15 we wanted to warn the late comers, just arriving, to
stick with the drinks the cotton candy.
PS We never saw the complimentary amuse bouche or
any take home treat!