Soder and Ko on George’s Street closed for renovations last month and we weren’t quite sure what it was going to reopen as. Now we know! It’ll become Nolita, an Italian eatery/New York style bar.
We’ve only really heard of this development today, so we can’t really give you our opinion on how it looks or anything like that. So, we’re going to publish the press release associated with its opening below. It gives a good description, as well as some photos.
NoLIta, at 64 – 65 South Great Georges Street, opens tonight Thursday 16th March. Inspired by the New York neighbourhood named for its location North of Little Italy (NoLIta), the style is classic Italian eatery meets New York bar with a lively atmosphere and an emphasis on decadence. With extensive menu options, hand-crafted cocktails and world class entertainment NoLIta is set to take you from lunch through to the late night, 7 days a week, without missing a beat.
NoLIta makes an impact at every stage. A series of engaging spaces that make the most of the interior, encouraging exploring, lingering, eating and socialising. The enhanced windows fronting the fine Merchant façade now pour light into the high-ceilinged front room and along the pewter topped cocktail bar. The colours and seating are rich and inviting with contemporary NY art on the walls. The double height of the adjacent Main Bar continues the urban warehouse style with reclaimed timber adding texture and warmth to the walls and bar fronts.
An open staircase leads to the First Floor Bar and Terrace where the building’s original stonework contrasts with modern art, elegant seating and lush planting to create a city centre oasis with style. On the same level, the Whiskey Bar is a cosy space, created to add enjoyment to sitting and sipping the best of Irish and International whiskeys.
To add to the full bar offering of beers, spirits and wines, there’s a quirky menu of Prosecco Cocktails (€9) and House Cocktails (€11) waiting to be explored. Try The Top Shelf Beauty with Tanqueray Gin, Chambord, rose syrup, lime juice, whites and soda, the Brazen Benedict with Whiskey, Benedictine cherry syrup, mint and lime juice or The Amalfi Aviator with Amaretto, cherry liqueur, orange bitters, sugar syrup and lime juice.
At the heart of the open kitchen in the Main Bar is a pizza oven – the engine room of a modern mid-priced Italian menu offering Antipasti, Salads, Wood Oven mains, Pizza, Pasta, Sides and Desserts. A choice of three Aperitifs start the menu, indicative of the equal importance of food and drink to the NoLita experience.
In the spirit of NoLIta, the pizzas are classics, tasty and perfect on their own for a quick bite with drinks, or as part of a dinner or lunch to linger over; Margherita €12 , Capriciossa €15 and Salsiccia €16 top the menu of 9 options, which also includes Picante €16, Greco €14, Gorgonzola €14, Funghi €15, Della Casa €16 and Pollo €16.
Antipasti include Calamari Fritti €8 with tomato and basil sauce and saffron aioli and Himalayan Salt Cured Tuna €14 with crisp capers, fresh jint, wood roasted peppers, picked red onion, lemon & chilli. To any of the choice of 4 salads, Insalada Mista €9, Baby Gem Salad €11, Panzanella Salad €13 or Beitole €12, add Chicken for €4 or Champagne Poached Lobster €12.
Classics from the Wood Oven include Salmon €20 with peppers, fennel, red onion, garlic, thyme and grilled broccolini or a 10oz Aged Rib Eye €28 with garlic fire roasted potatoes, mushroom, parsley & bone marrow butter.
Pasta dishes are priced from €15 – Olive Oil Marinated Spaghetti with crisp shallots, ricotta mustia, rocket and cabernet sauvignon vinaigrette. There’s also a choice of Tagliatelle €18 with slow cooked braised beef with red wine, topped with pangrattato & parmigiano, Carnaroli Risotto €20 with champagne poached lobster, radicchio and roast hazelnuts or Prawn Linguine €19 with prawns with tomatoes, fennel, saffron, fresh chilli & rocket.
Come pursue good times at NoLIta! Pop in or book a party, stay for one, dine, or party the night away.