Noa Cafe

Noa Café in Edgewater is easily missed. The only indicators it's a restaurant are an unassuming sign and a handful of high tables out front. It's a pared-down neighborhood spot, and as one would expect, meals here are a laid-back affair. The “progressive Mediterranean cuisine" is more comfort than haute, though daily specials such as smoked double-rubbed pork with blue cheese in a white-wine sauce speak to the restaurant's chef-driven side. A must-try is the baked salmon in a dynamic teriyaki sauce infused with orange peel, scallions, ginger, and lemongrass. And let this be a warning to chocolate fiends: Noa may very well serve one of best flourless chocolate cakes in town.Read our full review.