Exotic spots like Rasika and Bombay Club are what put Ashok Bajaj on the map, but his foray into more traditional brasserie fare is what may put a whole new neighborhood on the map. NoPa means "North of Pennsylvania", and it also means splitting the old Zola space between a dining room fitted w/ red leather banquettes & wooden bistro tables, and a lounge w/ a zinc-topped bar and "burgundy stripped stools" (you stay classy... butts)
The chef comes from Manhattan's Nobu 57, so a few things do run a tad exotic, like this Hamachi tartare with Serrano chilis
For a more traditional start, grab this spice-blended country pate with house-pickled vegetables
This foie gras terrine comes with brioche, and has been marinated in Sauterne, brandy, and thankfully, zero Ray J
Chilean sea bass with baby eggplant and wasabi spring peas. Eat this directly after watching velociraptors tear through a cow
The back of the menu is gloriously scribbled with ten cocktails, with five classics (like this Mai Tai) anchoring five more creative signatures, like the cognac/ Cointreau/ spice blend "NoPa Punch". This is also what you should give anyone who doesn't embrace the new neighborhood name. Just go with it, people!