NOON Midtown has closed. NOON opened April 2009 in the lobby level of 1010 Midtown to much fanfare and seemed to be quite popular at the start. While rumors of its closure have swirled for the better portion of a week, it seems yesterday was their last day of service. The restaurant's Twitter and Facebook both remain active, each with updates as recently as yesterday, but as 11 am came and went, no update (as had been the case in the past) and their phone goes unanswered.
Katie Birmingham, a former sous chef at Bacchanalia, ran the kitchen, and together with her husband designed a very chic dining room. This past October, NOON was even featured in the locally filmed CW show "Vampire Diaries." The restaurant experimented with dinner service last year but went back to a lunch / Saturday breakfast schedule, open 11a - 3p soon after. I'm not sure what the occupancy of 1010 is at the moment but surely the restaurant did not bank on that business doing only two day parts. Perhaps many of the office workers nearby are going to Highland Bakery or Piola for lunch? No matter what, NOON's closure is a loss for the city.