After a long night out, sometimes you just want to go home, and sometimes you just want Barry Pepper to beat you up badly enough that you won't look pretty going into your first day of prison. Helping extend the night without making you long for dramatic violence, Noche, opening tomorrow.
From the nightlife gurus behind The Federal and The Tap, Noche is a swank underground lounge aiming to stay open as late as our Puritanical laws allow, serving a well-heeled assortment of new American grub in the former Icarus digs overhauled with black walls/dark wood accents, an elegant 14-seat bar, private dining room w/ flat screen TV (that masquerades as a mirror), and a ton of white leather, also the name of a now-defunct band featuring Jack Palance and Abe Vigoda. Burly fare includes Colorado lamb chops with apple chutney and Lyonnaise potatoes; double center cut pork chops w/ jicama slaw; and a 10oz top sirloin covered in a red-wine demi-glace, leaving the Ashton-glace wondering when it's his turn. From the ocean, there're faves like Maine lobster tail w/ green beans and lump crab meat stuffing; a Tarragon sauce'd, pan-seared Atlantic salmon w/ a bacon spinach sautee; and a citrus Chilean sea bass plated w/ bean sprouts and wild mushrooms, which'll show just about anyone their stems.
If after-hours imbibing is more your bag, there's an extensive array of craft cocktails like an orange rum/vodka and Sprite number known as The Secret Agent, and a vodka martini w/ blue cheese stuffed olive known as The Hammer, also what Barry Pepper drops on dudes who refuse to leave Phillip Seymour Hoffman alone.
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