Named for its north-of-Camelback location, noca is a darling of critics and local foodies. In 2009 it was a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best New Restaurant in the U.S. The menu of Modern American dishes changes frequently, but nightly specials include Wagyu pastrami on Thursdays and lobster roll on Wednesdays. But the best night to visit is Sunday: Chef Chris Curtiss’ comfort-food-themed “Sunday Simple Supper” ($35 for three courses) has largely fueled his restaurant’s rise to cult status. Make Sunday Supper reservations a week in advance—earlier if the planned theme is fried chicken. Noca’s modern yet unpretentious ambiance compliments the cuisine: Natural light pours through large front windows, and multiple mirrors allows nearly every table to watch the tattooed Curtiss and his team work in the kitchen. Dress smart, because you'll be part of a hip and urbanite crowd: designer denim defines the unspoken dress code.
- Open Hours: Sunday from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM, Monday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Trendy
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes