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Black Dog Tavern, Kingston, ON

Black Dog Tavern

4.3
4.3
798 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Featuring upscale Pub Grub, including Lobster Mac N' Cheese, Delicious Fried Chicken a Double Smashed Bacon Cheeseburger & More! Plus for you die hard Chien Noir fans we've kept local favourites like our Duck Confit Poutine, Steak Frites & Mussels on the menu. Enjoy an array of appetizers & salads along with fresh-shucked oysters & charcuterie. Round out your meal with a glass of wine, a seasonal crafted cocktail or an ice-cold draft from one of our 15 taps. Children's menu, gluten-free, vegetarian & Vegan options are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Market Cuisine, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Cocktail Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 549-5635
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rikki Wieczorek
  • Neighborhood
    Kingston
  • Cross street
    Wellington St.
  • Parking details
    On-street parking available or in a 6 story municipal parking garage 1 block from the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

798 Reviews
  1. Todrifter

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this spot. Great vibe and quant. Usually everything is great. We loved the fried chicken, but the short rib was over cooked this one time. It happens. Service and staff are always great.

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  2. MarcusR

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit to Black Dog Tavern. Our meal was very good and our server was friendly and attentive (but not too attentive). It was fairly quiet, but then it was mid-week and there are pandemic restrictions. I had the fried chicken, which was tasty, as were the sides (mac and cheese and coleslaw). My wife had the mac and cheese and enjoyed it a lot. Creamy and tasty. The menu had some good options, both for food and alcohol. We'll be back.

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  3. neonradarstrobe

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This used to be a favorite spot, mostly because of the ambience. It seems to have undergone a personality "vacuuming". All atmosphere is gone. No art on the walls (they used to have glorious 1920s French advertising posters); the music sounded like a Pac-Man game in the next room with overtones of dish-washer; the greeter lacked any kind of warmth or graciousness; the lighting was "hospital cafeteria-esque." The waiter was nice and gave some good info about the wine but the food was underwhelming. Steak/Frites was just that. A big slab of steak (they used to slice it nicely) which was cooked well but a bit tasteless, and a bunch of french fries. Not really frites and not even a single condiment. Had to ask for salt and pepper and aioli for the fries. Aioli was just mayonnaise. Pretty disappointing food but it really was the complete absence of ambience that really turned me off. This was once a place that we would take visitors to Kington for a charming, casually elegant evening. I would never take a guest there now. Not doing that again!

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  4. JenniferK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice meal, attentive service, clean, great lighting. We would go back!

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  5. amybeth2019

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday dinner. Food was beyond delicious! Service impeccable! Always enjoy myself when I go!

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  6. Russ

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable experience. Certainly will dine there again

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  7. KenM

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Black Dog has fallen a long way from when they were Chien Noir. Now it's nothing more than a glorified finger food place in a well-restored old building. The food is over-priced and the wine-by-the-glass prices are larcenous. If you want a decent lunch - though pricey - then you'll be happy. If you're going for a nice dinner, you'll be disappointed.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service,

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  9. LisaD

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service! We had the steak sandwich and fish and chips - both meals were absolutely delicious. Our server was super easy going, attentive and keen to give her opinion on the menu items. Will definitely be going back.

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  10. PaulaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new fave! Every single thing we tasted was perfect! Immediately daughter & I have decided to make it a monthly dinner date there. 🤩

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  11. Lourcell

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1. The food was amazingly great! We ordered: korean duck wings- it's very tasty , steak frites-was cooked to perfection Veggie sandwich-mmm so yummy And for dessert, we tried creme caramel(this is to die for) and chocolate trifle(this one is just ok) 2. Service is excellent! 3. Ambience- we're fortunate that it wasn't that busy when we came so we did enjoyed our dinner Overall, we will definitely come back!

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  12. jessicas

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was extremely rude and pushy. It was as though we were an inconvenience to them. We decided to leave after our app and go to another restaurant. We had very high hopes as this was our first experience at black dog.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent burger and fantastic service.

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  14. Tamara

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was disappointed to find out that it was no longer a French restaurant. I was looking forward to the onion soup that was recommended to me. I did enjoy the food but when you have your heart set on that fabulous soup nothing can take that craving away.

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  15. magoo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food to delight the palate and beautiful ambiance. One of our go to restaurants in Kingston

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  16. BarbB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and ambiance. Had steak frites, fried chicken and brussel sprouts appetizer. All excellent. Lots of choices on menu. Very good choice of wine and beer. Will definitely dine there again.

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  17. NicoleF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a amazing time on Saturday night! Food and service were amazing! Would definitely recommend!! Thank you!

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  18. Debdeb

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and food were great. Had the Brussel Sprouts as an appetizer. It seems like an odd thing to have as a sharable but they are delicious! If you like brussel sprouts order them.

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  19. Rebecca

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, still have some Chien Noir favs like duck confit poutine. Staff were attentive and friendly. Part of my party was late to be seated and it was no problem despite covid suggestions. Can’t wait to come back!

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  20. Deni

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Have to be careful at which table they sit you. We were given a table very close to the bar, and when the couple sitting at the bar arrived they were within 1 meter of us. In fact, they had a hard time getting to their chairs, that's how close they were to us. Those seats in the bar should not be there! We asked to move to another table and, although they did move us, it was not without a bit of attitude.

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  21. Lise

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. Servers was awesome and very attentive. My favorite restaurant downtown Kingston.

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  22. ShanaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We recently went to Black Dog Tavern for dinner and everything was very good! I would highly recommend the brussel sprout appetizer! So yummy!

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  23. ShawnR

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always nice to dine here. Classic gastro pub food, with some modern embellishments, that is prepared very well. I think they could expand the wine list a little though.

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  24. TheAF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were very tasty, and we really enjoyed our visit. The restaurant itself was fairly quiet, presumably because of Covid, and we appreciated that tables were spaced apart and dividers used.

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  25. Bella

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, so pleased to be back, felt like going home. Best Judith

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Anniversary

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  27. BenF

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful visit for brunch . Eggs Benny could have been hotter when served otherwise this was a five star experience.

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  28. Shannon

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting from out of town, and the food and service do not disappoint. This is so much than a pub. It’s a gastro pub but really should be a bistro and the name Le Chien Noire is still my preferred name of choice. Everyone is welcome, but the caliber of the chef demands the higher standard in my opinion. Regardless, even during Covid (having recently welcomed diners back), staff was courteous and professional and safe. It felt like the “good old days”. We were 3 women meeting to celebrate a birthday and even though one of the ladies was my 20 year old daughter who goes to school in Kingston, she was treated just as courteously as her slightly older companions 😉 The short ribs were tasty and tender and I didn’t want polenta (sorry chef!) and it was no problem to get my frites. The charcuterie board we shared before hand was yummy too. Lovely glass of Prosecco to start and a tasty bottle of Amarone with our mains made the dinner perfect. We might have had to much fun as we totally forgot to order dessert. Probably just as well, because hello I haven’t been properly out in forever and us lightweights weren’t used to a before dinner drink and wine. Atmosphere is cozy and warm and in the summer they have a gorgeous hidden gem, the patio. Whether dining in or out, there is something for everyone! Thank you again! I’ll be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening with great food

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  30. EMILY

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very nice place. Accommodated group of five but very busy

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  31. JaKParHe

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Cozy atmosphere, fantastic service and amazing food. Would 100% recommend!

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  32. Jess

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The grilled veggie sandwich was amazing, and the fries never disappoint. My husbands spare ribs weren’t overly impressive, good but not great.

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  33. GenaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Justin, was phenomenal! The foods were excellent and of great portion! The wine selection is not too bad either. Our dining experience was really special.

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  34. Waggs

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    To give them a break don't know if they were not prepared to reopen. But hearing that they let in the GTA as the bartender explained was disheartening. Food was not near the par of what they were charging.

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  35. GerryS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Way too much money for what you get. $24 for fried chicken in a basket? Popeyes is tastier and a better deal. $12 for a martini? I am aware we are in COVID-19 restrictions but condiments in packets. Tepid hamburgers. We asked for an empty booth and were told we had to reserve one. That wasn’t an option on Open Table. Chien Noir was much better. I hope this is re-opening jitters but we won’t be going back any time soon. There are so many other places at this price point in Kingston.

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  36. TimL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Even with the hurdles presented by covid, not a pleasant experience. Arrived for our 4pm reservation and told to come back in 5-10 minutes. It was 3:51 on my cellphone. The pub was very cold and others were putting on jackets during their meal. Waitress was initially pushy, then not interested. Food was good.

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  37. JLoooooooo

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time, our server was outstanding, drinks were good, food was great. Definitely will be back. Covid protocols were in place and was never a concern while we were there.

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  38. BartT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service Not Covid Freindly Over priced for a pub

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  39. alans

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place and great service we would highly recommend a visit

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  40. MarcL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Staff was friendly, attentive and efficient. Good location downtown with sightseeing clise by. Will recommend to friends and will return when I come back in town.

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Black Dog Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.

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69 Brock Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1R8

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wellington St.
  • Neighborhood
    Kingston
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Cocktail Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Market Cuisine, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On-street parking available or in a 6 story municipal parking garage 1 block from the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rikki Wieczorek
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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