Nightshade Noodle Bar



Lynn, MA

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Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” Best Pop Up found its home in Owner and Chef’s Rachel Miller’s home town of Lynn, MA in a former breakfast counter coffee shop that originally opened in 1985. Miller had a strong vision for her interpretation of a Viet-American restaurant. It was a dark space that was flooded with natural light from the front and pops of natural green tones from the seafoam color ceiling to the hand painted variety of leaves on the back wall that has an opening directly to the cook line. The visible kitchen is also wrapped in black with accents of stainless shimmering through. The space offers counter seating and high top banquette.

"Justin understood exactly how I wanted to utilize my space and worked within my budget to help make my first restaurant come to life. I appreciate his patience and intellect throughout the process. It is rare to find someone as passionate and appreciative as Justin is about small restaurants and the people and visions behind them - as well as his craft. I felt heard and taken seriously, got to open my dream restaurant very efficiently and made a great friend in the process. I highly recommend Justin. "

Chef Rachel Miller Owner/Chef Nightshade Noodle Bar