from 2004 until 2009, the pasta factory was one of the most popular kosher dairy restaurants in the region. but in 2009 we decided to make a change. we felt that in order to be taken more seriously as a fine-dining restaurant we would have to serve meat. dairy restaurants are regarded as more casual and less interesting from a culinary point of view. so in 2009, we switched to meat. then we added a liquor license, the first for a kosher restaurant in bergen county. after all of that, we realized the restaurant needed a new name altogether, because it was now far beyond a “pasta factory”. living in the southernmost part of teaneck, three blocks from bogota, we always called our neighborhood “nobo” – north of bogota. seemed like a perfect fit.
nobo’s atmosphere is warm & elegant – surrounded by exposed brick, candles, wood and the joviality of other customers who all seem to know one another. group and corporate events are frequent here, many drawn to the private room in the back, as well as the meat & wine.
our philosophy is simple. no detail or element can be less important or more important than another. because a great meal is not one that fills you up. a great meal is a kind of journey that returns you to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes you to a places you haven’t been before.