Good news for people looking for a chilled out dinner in Midtown Atlanta. Noon Midtown, a gourmet sandwich shop meets breakfast joint, is now offering an “After Noon” service (cute isn’t it!). To help make dinner a reality, executive chef/owner Katie Birmingham has brought in Autumn Benson (Go GIRL POWER!!) and Sean Telo to serve as her sous chefs. While Benson may not be a name to you and me, her last place of employment, The Bazaar, a Jose Andres joint in Los Angeles, most certainly is. Meanwhile, Telo was just a hop, skip, and jump away. He cut his teeth over at Eno (now by Zaza), and comes with high regards.
As for Noon itself, the space has been slightly modified to include a full array of adult beverages. To help keep you happy, Reggie Weekes, an artsy dude by day, is now onboard to bring a little bit of cocktail culture to your dinner experience.
The menu is slim and trim (and all fits on a half page). Though I expect it to change with the seasons, it appears to be a succinct sampling of farm to table goodness wrapped in reasonable prices. The list of items includes approachably elevated versions of chicken liver mousse, a play on green eggs and ham, and some eye candy in the form of spring fettuccini (above). That fettuccini includes housemade ricotta and sliced asparagus (good for twirling). The real kicker is that the pasta is also made onsite. Apps all run around five and six dollars, while the entrées start at $12 and go as high as $17. Desserts can be had as well, so long as you have room after sampling one of three sandwiches available for dinner service. While you’re chewing on that, take a gander at Birmingham’s visit to Inside The Chef’s Kitchen. Reports soon after I’ve gotten my grub on.
Noon Midtown Restaurant Address & Information
1080 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 6, Atlanta, GA 30309 // 404.496.4891 // Noon Website // Noon Menu // Noon twitter // Noon facebook