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DougOLis Mar 10, 2010 05:31 PM

Has anyone been to Noble Experiment yet? Is it hard to get in? Any special thing you need to do to get a reservation?

  1. Dapuma May 23, 2012 10:22 PM

    How is this place compared to Prohibition in the Gaslamp district?

    I was pretty disappointed by Prohibition because they didnt enforce their "strict" dress code and the band they had playing was so loud you couldnt even talk - seemed like they were trying too hard

    made a solid cocktail though

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      shouzen May 24, 2012 07:17 AM

      Noble Experiment > Prohibition. No dress code, but the clientele are generally nicer. Volume is fairly low-key.

      Cocktails are simple in the style of M & H, but very well balanced (and of course, they are always happy to replace a cocktail you don't like). One thing I find very nice is that the bartenders are extremely receptive to feedback as well. Overall, drinks are better than Prohibition by a fair amount.

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        Dapuma May 24, 2012 03:58 PM

        Ok sounds good for the next visit, my understanding is that you have to text them 1 week before you go and not email, is that still the case for the resos

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          shouzen May 24, 2012 10:40 PM

          Text for table seats. If you want to sit at the bar (which, frankly, should be the only way to go), they accomodate walk-ins.

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            Dapuma May 25, 2012 11:05 AM

            ok thanks

            will have a group of 4 so the ladies will probably prefer a table, but yeah always like to sit at the bar if just me and the mrs

    2. Cjposada06 Mar 27, 2010 02:46 PM

      Let Antony make you a drink,

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        CarlinCarlsbad Mar 27, 2010 08:18 PM

        He made my cocktails - Dark & Stormy from the drink list (the best I ever had) and a follow up cocktail with rum as a base liquor. No food scene here just great drinks. Once you find the place it is very friendly and comfortable.

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        swicks Mar 11, 2010 03:56 PM

        I went over the weekend. Really excellent. Reservations are a must.

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          stevewag23 Mar 11, 2010 04:54 PM

          "Really excellent"

          Can you break it down?

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            Dagney Mar 12, 2010 03:20 PM

            Their website is all jacked up. When you click on it, their e-mail function opens up. I am not optimistic at this juncture.

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              RTee Mar 18, 2010 05:16 PM

              I assumed they did that on purpose, as they want you to call, text, or e-mail to make reservations. And they want to keep their air of mystery for at least a little while longer.

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                Dagney Mar 19, 2010 04:41 PM

                Oh.

                Just what the San Diego food scene needs, more schtick.

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                  stevewag23 Mar 19, 2010 06:03 PM

                  Wait until Searsucker opens.

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          RTee Mar 10, 2010 08:30 PM

          Haven't been yet, but from what I hear it's just call or text to get a reservation. They have a website that is purely a link to emailing them, but it has their phone number on it too (619-488-4713). According to Yelpers they're open Wed-Sun.
          http://www.nobleexperimentsd.com/

          How do you post links as actual links, btw? Can we write in HTML here?

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            RTee Mar 10, 2010 09:32 PM

            Sorry for the multiples duplicate posts. Either my internet or Chowhound had an internet fart and now there are three of them.

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            RTee Mar 10, 2010 08:23 PM

            Haven't been yet, but from what I hear it's just call or text to get a reservation. They have a website that is purely a link to emailing them, but it has their phone number on it too (619-488-4713). According to Yelpers they're open Wed-Sun.
            http://www.nobleexperimentsd.com/

            How do you post links as actual links, btw? Can we write in HTML here?

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              RTee Mar 10, 2010 08:20 PM

              Haven't been yet, but from what I hear it's just call or text to get a reservation. They have a website that is purely a link to emailing them, but it has their phone number on it too (619-488-4713). According to Yelpers they're open Wed-Sun.
              http://www.nobleexperimentsd.com/

              How do you post links as actual links, btw? Can we write in HTML here?

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