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Bistro Chat Noir - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
1063 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Bistro Chat Noir, is located in the heart of New York City's fashionable upper east side, melds the classic with contemporary elements of French styling, all fit snuggly into a sleek and elegant townhouse setting. Approachable but first class in every respect, Bistro Chat Noir offers the finest ingredients in a glamorous indoor and outdoor setting, where all the patrons will mingle like good friends at a garden party.

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. J

    Jfg2

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little French restaurant. Wonderful service and the food was really excellent (try the mushroom soup!) The only comment is on the noise level. At peak times, it is truly impossible to hear without shouting. Other than that, an excellent dining experience.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my boyfriends birthday and couldn’t be happier. We love it there!

  3. SN

    StaceyN

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent the staff are welcoming and The atmosphere is inviting !! One of my favorites !

  4. RB

    RichardB

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a marvelous New Year's Eve lunch. Consistently excellent food, attentive and just right service and real, authentic neighborhood feel.

  5. R

    Rose

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful food, festive atmosphere and very well located --definitely a place to go back to.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great birthday lunch with the family

  7. SL

    StephanieL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I was looking for a place near the Frick (which it is- only a 5 minute walk). The food was fine. The ambiance was fine. The waiter was nice. But nothing was great, or even very good. The appetizer plate included an under ripe tomato. The salad with green beans was just a pile of green beans, nothing special or particularly tasty. Perfectly fine, which for NYC isn't saying much.

  8. PM

    PamM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Bistro Chat Noir reminded me of why French food is often considered to be the world's best cuisine. The authentic flavors and menu options did not disappoint-- this is an experienced kitchen that cooks with confidence. Pricey and worth every penny.

  9. C

    Card

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Expensive and worth every penny...I plan to treat myself more often...delightful

  10. BK

    BarbaraK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous Christmas dinner with superb service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a Christmas Eve dinner, great as always

  12. GG

    GothamGourmand

    New York Area

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner as always was great. The halibut special was delicious and the service is friendly and professional.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My guests and myself all had a great time! Thank you so much for taking great care of us! The food was amazing and the service outstanding! One of my favorite restaurants!

  14. B

    Borntotravel

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    Very nice restaurant and the food was excellent. Service needs to be upgraded as we had to continually ask the waiter to come by our table. Prices are ok, but not outrageous. But $25 for a small souffle was over the top. Nice place for a businessmen's lunch. But the playing of Happy Birthday several times over the restuarant speakers interruppted my lunch with a company executive.

  15. LG

    LonG

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant was busy and we encountered difficulty getting seated in accordance with our reservation. When others were seated who arrived after us and who did not have earlier reservations, we expressed our unhappiness with the situation. The restaurant manager and matre d' responded after our complaint and did a good job of trying to rectify the situation. Their efforts were appreciated and generally effective. While we believe the situation should not have occurred, we were satisfied with the response. The food is good and we would not have any qualms recommending the restaurant had this not occurred.

  16. JS

    JohnandSteven

    New York Area

    229 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best nook on the upper east side!! One of our favorite spots for date night and get-togethers.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic ! Such amazing food for any occasion

  18. NY

    NYCfoodie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service always excellent here. Had the artichoke ravioli, it was delicious.

  19. g

    golferpat

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First visit but it won't be my last. Excellent menu selections and wonderful food.

  20. AA

    AmbienceAddict

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Cozy, warm, and friendly—neighborhood bistro with great food and varied menu! Great for lunch/brunch, evening with a group or a romantic dinner. Definite winner.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall1food5service1ambience5

    It was my husband’s birthday and we had a reservation. We were looking forward to the experience based on your reputation. When we arrived promptly, we were told that our table was not ready. The hostess told us to have a drink at the bar, but there were no seats. While we were standing by the bar waiting, we were told by the wait staff to move because we were in the way, but there was no other place to stand. This went on for about fifteen minutes and was both stressful and uncomfortable. After we were finally seated and served our meal, our waiter asked me if I wanted a second glass of wine to which I responded “yes.” He failed to bring me my second glass of wine, but gave us our check which showed that he charged us for it anyway. We explained to him that he never in fact brought me this second glass of wine. He said he would correct this mistake, but never returned with our credit card. We approached the hostess who discovered that one of the waiters had placed our credit card in his pocket and “forgot” about it. This delayed us by 20 minutes in getting home to relieve our babysitter. We have three children and don’t go out much. We were really looking forward to the experience. We were both surprised and disappointed.

  22. SB

    SarahB1

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chat Noir is such a beautiful, warm and friendly place. It's grown up but not stuffy. The staff is so welcoming and the food is delicious.

  23. RR

    RonnieR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous. I've been here before and never been disappointed.

  24. BB

    BoomBoomK9

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant. Always great food and fun. Our waiter Andreas was the best. Your service is always good. 💕💕

  25. L

    Lis184

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful! Been coming here for years every time we visit the City. Their French onion soup is to die for!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a quiet, albeit upbeat and happy, celebration! The ambiance was wonderful and we could hear each other well as we talked and laughed. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. Some of us shared courses, and without giving the usual argument, the staff divided the items in the kitchen and presented the food beautifully. Yes, Le Chat Noir is a winner! NAC

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this restaurant. Alex, the bar tender, restored my faith in bar tending as a profession. The lobster, truffle, bacon Mac and cheese was sublime. My duck magret delicious. The chocolate souffle was scrumptious and Alex served an espresso martini with it. Overall an excellent dining experience.

  28. s

    seattle45

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly, efficient service and excellent food.

  29. GC

    GCA8

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such fun. Wonderful neighborhood Bistro. Owner, Suzanne is a delight!

  30. MG

    MaryG

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took a male business associate because of the hearty and tasty bistro food. The onion soup is a true reduction of caramelized onions. I love their burger. My associate had the prix fixe which he loved - down to the last bite of the perfectly grilled salmon. They have a reasonably-priced list of by-the-glass wines. The service is old school professional. It's a charming place that you step down two steps to get into. It's cozy but not cramped. It's run by Suzanne who is always there making sure everyone is happy and every thing is running smoothly. My female friends love the appetizers and salads. There's something for everyone on the menu.

  31. R

    Rose

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Wonderful menu and service, but very loud. Very nice for a special occasion.

  32. W

    Westies

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    this is one of my favorite 'go to' places when in nyc...charming and delicious!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My experience there is awesome. I come to her three times a year from out of town and I never miss coming to the restaurant. Thank you for a great time

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place for lunch or dinner.

  35. LN

    LoveNYCdining

    New York Area

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our second visit and the food was spectacular. The crab salad and tuna tartare were equally delicious. I had the Cod over oven roasted beet risotto that was perfectly cooked and tasty. My husband had the artichoke ravioli's that was mouthwatering. My only recommendation is an upgrade to the wine list. We love French wines from Southern Rhone and the selection is very slim.

  36. MK

    MicheleK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner enhanced by the friendliness and helpfulness of the wonderful staff. It was a most enjoyable experience, and we will definitely return.

  37. KE

    KEENJ

    New York Area

    246 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    246 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very pretty French restaurant with very good food. We've had some nice meals here in the past where we could have a conversation. On our last visit the restaurant was incredibly noisy, but hopefully that was an unusual occurrence.

  38. DQ

    DarioQ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great uptown chic and yet friendly place for either an intimate dinner or a business lunch

  39. m

    muffie

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Very cute place but very expensive. $30 for a hamburger plus $2 for a slice of raw onion. Will think twice before returning

  40. s

    stuarto

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very good bistro food.

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Bistro Chat Noir - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 1063 OpenTable diners

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