Nobie's Houston
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2048 Colquitt

Houston, TX

At Nobie’s, owner Martin Stayer aims to take the pretension (and price) out of fine dining. Named for Stayer’s grandmother, Nobie’s blends the elevated food from restaurants like Chicago’s L20 and Moto that molded Stayer earlier in his career with an affordable, casual experience. The New American menu is divided into snackable items that are perfect to enjoy over a cocktail at the bar, shareable plates, traditional entrees like Nonno’s Pasta with tagliatelle, Bolognese, and parmesan, and larger entrees to share, like the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, with a whole bird, lemon, and condiments. You’ll come to Nobie’s for the food and stay for the music, which plays from vinyl records or custom mix tapes (there’s a “no digital” policy here) and reverberates throughout the restaurant thanks to vintage ‘70s audio equipment in each room.