Party Earth Review Doing double duty as an early evening dinner spot and a lively late-night dance destination, Noche is a favorite of foodies and sophisticated young professionals. Once past the expansive wine cabinet at the door... ... read full review
3 Appleton Street
Boston, MA 02116
Silver Line (4): Herald Street; Orange Line: Back Bay
M–Tu, Su 5pm–1am, W–Sa 5pm–2am
South End, Boston –
Doing double duty as an early evening dinner spot and a lively late-night dance destination, Noche is a favorite of foodies and sophisticated young professionals.
Once past the expansive wine cabinet at the door, posh trendsetters and wealthy locals find themselves in a subterranean speakeasy whose night theme is marked by starry hanging pendants and glass wall sculptures depicting the phases of the moon.
Patrons looking for pre-dinner drinks or nightcaps can settle into a creamy leather chair at the stark white bar, where hip artists and chatty gay couples sip cucumber gimlets and peanut butter martinis to a soundtrack of upbeat lounge music.
A long banquette fronted by cocktail tables offers a place for groups to share plates of sliders or shrimp, while larger gatherings and couples huddle around their braised short ribs in the sleek dining room decked out in a mod mix of mahogany and ivory leather.
Around midnight, the diners give way to after-work industry types ready to party to lively mash-ups until last call.
Chic and modern with a clientele to match, Noche adds sparkle and shine to South End’s restaurant row.
Affluent locals, trendy artists, sophisticated young professionals, and service industry types, mid-20s to late 30s.
Upbeat lounge music in the early evening, mash-ups later on. Flat-screen TVs tuned to Boston sports. Occasional menu and wine tastings and liquor promotion parties.
Seasonal menu featuring seafood and meat dishes including paella, stuffed poblano peppers, pan-seared New England scallops, and Maine lobster rolls. Late-night bar menu featuring sliders, spicy chicken empanadas, and shrimp cocktail. Reservations recommended W–Su.
Appetizers $6–$21, entrées $16–$30. Beer $3–$6, wine $7–$13, cocktails $10–$12.
Nice casual to trendy: women in nice tops and jeans or dresses, men in button-downs and jeans.
Wednesdays through Sundays for a big dinner crowd that stays until last call at the bar.
Right next door is 28 Degrees (One Appleton Street), a contemporary lounge with a nightly DJ perfect for those looking for after-dinner entertainment.