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Le Chat Noir, Washington, DC

Le Chat Noir

4.1
4.1
2042 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Quote as “unpretentious but stylish”, Le Chat Noir, casual bistro-style with Parisian left-bank feel features classic, traditional French cuisine and a large selection of savory and sweet crepes. The Wine Lounge atop Le Chat Noir restaurant pays homage to vintage -- wine-making and a retrospect to Comics Black & White silent films. With an impressive wine list and a wide-range of cocktails for you to choose from, it is a place to share an intimate moment. Cozy home-like ambiance, we look forward to nourishing you and tantalizing your taste buds in our art nouveau inspired Restaurant and Lounge.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Traditional French, Creperie

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sun -Tues -Wed- Thur: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 244-2044

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Le Chat Perché Room can be your own space dedicated to celebrating an event among friends or hosting a conference for colleagues. A variety of setting suited to a seating dinner, a buffet or cocktail gathering with style and enduring appeal. Let us know if we can help you plan an event.

  • Neighborhood

    Friendship Heights

  • Cross street

    Emery

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Hors d'Oeuvres / Appetizers

  • Escargots$13.95

    Snails in parsley-garlic butter

    • Trio du Terroir$15.95

      Home made duck & country pâtés, saucisson & its garnish

      • Saumon Fumé$15.95

        Norwegian smoked salmon, lemon, chives crème fraiche & toasted baguette croutons, traditional garnish

        • Crèpe Fourrée$16.95

          Crèpe stuffed with crabmeat, Bay scallops, mushrooms, Chablis cream sauce

          • Crepe Odette$14.95

            Caramelized green apple with saute onion, honey cider reduction, toasted pumpkin seeds and Brie cheese

            • Forestiere$13.95

              Silver dollar mushrooms stuffed with blue cheese, shallots, garlic and parsley with drizzle of balsamic reduction

              Soupes

              • Soupe à l'oignon$13.95

                • Soupe du Jour

                  Plats de Resistance

                  • Steak Frites "Le Chat Noir"$28.95

                    NY strip, maître d'hôtel butter, French fries

                    • Poulet Olivette$25.95

                      Braised chicken, caramelized onion, cherry tomato confit, French Riviera olives, pine nuts jasmine rice

                      • Canard Confit$24.95

                        Duck leg confit, French fries Salad, raspberry Armagnac sauce

                        • Mignon de Pork$26.95

                          Grilled pork tenderloin, Fig acidulate, sweet pea-gnocchi gratine, Madeira sauce

                          • Bouillabaisse$28.95

                            Poissons de roche, Bay scallops, mussels, shrimps, fennel-Tomato-saffron broth, rouille, & garlic croutons

                            • Saumon au Citron$26.95

                              Pan seared salmon, lemon confit, organic quinoa, lemon sage olive oil

                              • Boeuf Bourguignon$28.95

                                Classic braised beef stew in red Burgundy with pearl onion, Mushrooms, carrot and bacon, lunguini pasta

                                • Moules Marinière$25.95

                                  Mussels, creamy chablis, garlic, shallots, rosemary and thyme-french fries

                                  Salades

                                  • Salade Maison$11.50

                                    Seasonal greens, cherry tomato, cucumber, vinaigrette maison

                                    • Salade à la Chèvre Chaude$14.95

                                      Bouchevrette goat cheese crouton, Arugula, citrus dressing

                                      • Endives au Roquefor$13.95

                                        Endives, Roquefort cheese, green apple, dry cranberries, Virginia peanuts, honey apple cider vinaigrette

                                        • Salade du Chat$13.95

                                          Artisanal mix, walnut, apple, shredded Comté, organic maple dressing

                                          • Champis$13.95

                                            Baby spinach, warm mushroom, red onion, sesame seed, garlic crouton, Virgin olivet oil dressing

                                            • Quiche du Jour$17.95

                                              Salad or french fries

                                              • Salade Nicoise$19.95

                                                Grilled tuna, hardboiled egg, greens, tomato, bell peppers, cucumber, green beans, potato, olives, onion and anchovies

                                                • Salade de poulet$17.95

                                                  Grilled chicken breast, mix greens, dry summer cherry, apple, toasted almonds, red onion, vinaigrette maison

                                                  Sandwiches

                                                  Served with green salad or French fries

                                                  • Troquet$18.95

                                                    Sirloin bavette steak, caramelized onions, Melted Swiss cheese, on a baguette

                                                    • Normand$17.95

                                                      Ham, Belle etoile Brie cheese, cornichons, butter on a baguette

                                                      • American$18.95

                                                        Grilled salmon, baby spinach, red onion, lemon chive cream fraiche

                                                        • Croque-Monsieur$17.95

                                                          Ham, Swiss cheese, toasted white bread, Mornay spread

                                                          • Croque-Madame$18.95

                                                            Sunny side egg, Swiss cheese, ham, toasted white bread, Mornay spread

                                                            • Merguez Frites$17.95

                                                              Lamb sausage, feta crumble Dijon mustard, harissa, French fries, on a baguette

                                                              Side Orders

                                                              • Salade Verte$7.95

                                                                • Frites$7.95

                                                                  • French Mix Olives$8.95

                                                                    • Petite Spinach Salad$4.95

                                                                      • Organic Quinoa$7.95

                                                                        • Jasmine Rice$6.95

                                                                          • Sweet Potato Gratin$9.50

                                                                            • Grilled Asparagus$9.95

                                                                              Featured Items

                                                                              • Family Size Carry-Out$85.00

                                                                                (ten to fifteen servings) One and half pound duck and country pate, 2 fresh baked baguettes, half pound olives nicoise, half pound cornichons

                                                                                • Quiche du Jour

                                                                                  comes with side of fries or salad

                                                                                  • Half (4 Servings)$35.00
                                                                                  • Whole (8 Servings)$65.00

                                                                                Galettes / Buckwheat Crêpe

                                                                                • Jambon Fromage$16.95

                                                                                  Ham & cheese

                                                                                  • La Marie$17.95

                                                                                    Sauté mushrooms, swiss cheese, herbe de provence, garlic, sour cream

                                                                                    • Saint Malo$18.95

                                                                                      Mussels, creamy chablis, garlic, shallots, rosemary and thyme-french fries

                                                                                      Sweet Crêpe

                                                                                      • Nutella$7.95

                                                                                        • Citron & Sucre$6.95

                                                                                          Lemon and sugar

                                                                                          • Abricotier$14.95

                                                                                            Poached apricot, almonds, pomegranate balsamic, pistachio ice cream

                                                                                            • Shishi$8.50

                                                                                              Homemade red berry confit and Chantilly

                                                                                              • Dame Noire$12.95

                                                                                                Pistachios, warm chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, Chantilly

                                                                                                Les Flambées

                                                                                                • Suzette$12.95

                                                                                                  Orange confit, flambée with Grand Marnier

                                                                                                  Desserts

                                                                                                  • Mousse au Chocolat$10.50

                                                                                                    • Crème Caramel, Fresh Berries$8.95

                                                                                                      • Vanilla Crème Brulée$12.95

                                                                                                        • Tarte Tatin$14.95

                                                                                                          with vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                          • Profiteroles$12.95

                                                                                                            • Ice Cream

                                                                                                              French vanilla, pistachio, chocolate, coffee, lavender

                                                                                                              • Two Scoops$8.95
                                                                                                              • One Scoop$4.95
                                                                                                            • Sorbet du Jour$8.95

                                                                                                              Les Liegeois

                                                                                                              • Café Liégeois$11.95

                                                                                                                Coffee & vanilla ice cream, espresso coulis, Chantilly

                                                                                                                • Chocolat Liégeois$11.95

                                                                                                                  Chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, Chantilly

                                                                                                                  • Poire Belle Hélène$14.95

                                                                                                                    Chocolate and vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, Walnuts, poached pear, Chantilly

                                                                                                                    • Marie$12.95

                                                                                                                      Pistachio and lavender ice cream, grand Marnier orange zest

                                                                                                                      Boissons

                                                                                                                      • Soft Drink$3.00

                                                                                                                        • Juice$3.50

                                                                                                                          • Bottled Water$5.95

                                                                                                                            • Belvoir Elderflower Soda$5.95

                                                                                                                              • Orangina$4.95

                                                                                                                                • Beer

                                                                                                                                  please see our menu

                                                                                                                                  • Coffee$3.95

                                                                                                                                    • Hot Tea$3.95

                                                                                                                                      • Expresso$4.00

                                                                                                                                        • French Vanilla Iced Coffee$4.95

                                                                                                                                          • Double Espresso$5.95

                                                                                                                                            • Chocolat Viennois$5.95

                                                                                                                                              • Café Viennois$5.95

                                                                                                                                                • Cappuccino$5.95

                                                                                                                                                  What 2,042 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.1
                                                                                                                                                  4.1 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Food
                                                                                                                                                  • 4Service
                                                                                                                                                  • 4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                  • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                    JoeFigg

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Post-car crashing through part of their dining area, Le Chat Noir has bounced back beautifully. Excellent Mahi mahi and duck confit on Sunday evening, followed by a delicious apple tart. Kudos to this neighborhood gem!

                                                                                                                                                  2. L

                                                                                                                                                    Larry

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Excellent food. Fabulous and friendly service. Easy to talk.

                                                                                                                                                  3. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Amazing as always! My fave restaurant in the DMV.

                                                                                                                                                  4. KL

                                                                                                                                                    KarenL

                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Took my grandson there for his 26th bday. The food and service was A+.

                                                                                                                                                  5. DB

                                                                                                                                                    DavidB

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    The meal began with very tasty and warm bread. Both the salad and soup of the day were excellent. We were both very pleased with our entrees - beef bourginon and a crepe with sauteed chicken breast. We concluded the meal with very good decaf. The waiter was friendly and attentive.

                                                                                                                                                  6. W

                                                                                                                                                    Walker

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Per the Michelin Guide - a neighborhood gem. Great service, very good food and a moderately-priced wine list. No corkage fee Sunday nights and other specials during the week.

                                                                                                                                                  7. MB

                                                                                                                                                    MBfromDC

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Always an excellent, friendly neighborhood place for a nice, quiet and excellent meal. This time enjoyed an wonderful Sunday brunch, but have had dinners at the restaurant as well. A good place for a celebratory event, but also a quiet place for a business dinner. The food is always delicious and nicely presented. the waitstaff are always attentive. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                  8. I

                                                                                                                                                    Iatros

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    We had a wonderful evening beginning at our arrival. The service was outstanding throughout; waiters were thoughtful without being intrusive. It was easy to have a conversation as the place was not noisy. The food was excellent. The dimmed lights were a plus. The decoration can be improved and the place is a bit cramped but overall it was an excellent experience. The menu does not list calories.

                                                                                                                                                  9. JH

                                                                                                                                                    JonathanH

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Very nice and has been for a long time

                                                                                                                                                  10. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Dallas

                                                                                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    As always, prompt efficient service. Good food at a good price. Authentic ambiance. Will return.

                                                                                                                                                  11. MA

                                                                                                                                                    MARGOT

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    This is a great restaurant and the food and service is really good. The only "complaint" I have is how cramped the seating is - but it certainly reminds you of being in a little french bistro!

                                                                                                                                                  12. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    75 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    75 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Le Chat Noir's special dinners on holidays--Bastille Day, Xmas Eve, New Year's Eve--and on Nouveau Beaujolais night are absolutely terrific. Unusual, pairings perfect, multiple choices--hard to choose. Don't miss these special nights!

                                                                                                                                                  13. r

                                                                                                                                                    rowdycholin

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    The omelet was fantastic.

                                                                                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    My wife and I went here for Valentine’s Day . The restaurant was quite busy even at 930pm, but the waitstaff were attentive and helpful. Even though the restaurant is located in an older building the environment was warm enough for a February night. The beef and mahi mahi dishes were amazing. However both of us thought the beet salad with seaweed garnish was uniquely scrumptious. We would definitely eat here again.

                                                                                                                                                  15. BN

                                                                                                                                                    BegonaN

                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Lovely, cozy restaurant, great food, great service.

                                                                                                                                                  16. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Top notch service and experience! Will be coming back again for sure!

                                                                                                                                                  17. c

                                                                                                                                                    carolynlong

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    My husband and I had our Valentine's dinner at Le Chat Noir. The restaurant was full of happy diners and the atmosphere was very festive. The service by Issa was perfect. The dinner was delicious. When we left, they gave us a little box of candy and a red rose. A totally fine experience to celebrate a special evening.

                                                                                                                                                  18. j

                                                                                                                                                    john

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    our favorite restaurant in washington dc area without a doubt

                                                                                                                                                  19. J

                                                                                                                                                    Joe222

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    I’d tell them to look at other options. Service vis-à-vis pricing was not an equal value. Nice neighborhood place that go to a lot bc it’s close to home. Would not go there if it was a big effort I will say food is always fine.

                                                                                                                                                  20. DI

                                                                                                                                                    DanI

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Good food, generally, although the steak frites featured a very skimpy piece of meat. The rest of the food and desserts were very good. The space is pretty tight in there, so be prepared to keep your conversation to a whisper.

                                                                                                                                                  21. MD

                                                                                                                                                    MarkD

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Excellent, as always.

                                                                                                                                                  22. m

                                                                                                                                                    mollysdad

                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Very very nice intimate and friendly neighborhood French bistro. Great food. Chicken, Trout, boulliabaise, beef burgundy; all wonderful. It's our go to French bistro. Excellent staff and service

                                                                                                                                                  23. S

                                                                                                                                                    Stuart

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    I had NY strip and I have never had such a rather thin slice—covered with sauce.

                                                                                                                                                  24. B

                                                                                                                                                    Buffy140

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    We had a 5 o'clock reservation. Arrived 10 minutes early. We're not received very graciously.

                                                                                                                                                  25. B

                                                                                                                                                    Barb

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Wil go back, loved the champagne and the bread (of course!)!

                                                                                                                                                  26. J

                                                                                                                                                    Jami

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Great place for brunch. Special brunch menu offers several favorite dishes and includes a glass of mimosa or wine.

                                                                                                                                                  27. PR

                                                                                                                                                    PiaR

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    We came here for a birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. Nobody was at the hostess desk when we got there. Had to wait for a bit before somebody comes. We got seated right away considering it was a very busy night. Our waiter didn’t really created us and ask us if we are having wine right away. The specials of the day was never mentioned while the other waiter had mentioned it to the table next to us. Service was not so great in my opinion. Definitely was not a good first impression. The food though was delicious and well prepared. We got the duck cassoulet and the poulet grand mere. For the dessert, the chocolate mousse was yum but the creme brûlée was lacking. Wines are reasonably priced. Not something I would come back to considering there’s other great places around to eat. Also, I specifically mentioned that it was a birthday dinner when I booked this place on open table. It was never mentioned and our evening didn’t feel special at all.

                                                                                                                                                  28. DC

                                                                                                                                                    DCHugh

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    75 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    75 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    great dinner, great service reasonably priced , if anything too many tables crammed into a small space :(

                                                                                                                                                  29. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Always love coming here

                                                                                                                                                  30. h

                                                                                                                                                    hugo

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    Charcuterie was not French.my bouillabaisse had no safran,one little shrimp,the rouille was 1/4 of tea spoon with two little croutons.the server in t-shirt.the four of us were not impressed. The food was not at the level of the bill.$300. Just the bread and ice cream were ok.big deal I am a French chef,so if you need a class let me know. You are very far of what a French restaurant is.

                                                                                                                                                  31. Z

                                                                                                                                                    Ziggy

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Spaces were quite poor and the beer menu was not exceptional, but food and service were excellent.

                                                                                                                                                  32. D

                                                                                                                                                    Duff

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    This is a favorite restaurant of mine, but on this last visit my dish was not up to what I normally expect. The cod and salmon in the dish were washed out with the red wine sauce so that one could not even tell you were eating fish. But the other members of our party were quite happy with their other main dishes.

                                                                                                                                                  33. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Great service, great food

                                                                                                                                                  34. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    Mediocre at best in all regards. Service was uninterested and not engaged. Never say him again after main course. Hailed maitre D for after dinner drinks and bill. Definitely don’t go out of your way to experience.

                                                                                                                                                  35. PF

                                                                                                                                                    PhilippeF

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Always a pleasure. And so charming. I always await the daily specials. Thursday, one of the special appetizers was an escargot fricassee in mushroom cream sauce served in small, individual Dutch ovens. We found a good red Bordeaux on the wine list.

                                                                                                                                                  36. CC

                                                                                                                                                    ChristopherC

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 23, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    The food was good, it wasn’t amazing. I was more let down by the ambiance and appearance of the dinning area. Honestly? It looks run down and shabby. This place needs a major decor overhaul.

                                                                                                                                                  37. K

                                                                                                                                                    Kevin

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    I met a friend for her birthday. Le Chat Noir was the perfect place. We sat in the sunny enclosed porch. Our dishes were delicious and definitely a good value!

                                                                                                                                                  38. PJ

                                                                                                                                                    ProfJohn

                                                                                                                                                    Richmond

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    I've been to Le Chat Noir five previous times, always for dinner, and never been disappointed, although the last time I visited I was a bit underwhelmed as I felt it was a lot of money for smaller portions with a slight dip in quality. It used to be that every item on the menu was outstanding, but as of late I feel that this is not the case any longer. Although the food is tasty, I feel that there is better value elsewhere. Perhaps this was yet another "off day" due to my visiting during Restaurant Week, and the place was packed, but...no excuses. Come on, Le Chat Noir, shape up!

                                                                                                                                                  39. ML

                                                                                                                                                    MedLib

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Our favorite bistro this side of the Atlantic. Friendly staff who know their food, comfortable ambiance and noise level, and the food itself is reliably good.

                                                                                                                                                  40. PF

                                                                                                                                                    PhilippeF

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 14, 2020

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    As ever, a memorable experience. I will return next week with several friends for another event.

                                                                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                                                                  Le Chat Noir offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 244-2044.

                                                                                                                                                  Le Chat Noir is rated 4.1 stars by 2042 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                    Emery

                                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                    Friendship Heights

                                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sun -Tues -Wed- Thur: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

                                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                    French, Traditional French, Creperie

                                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                    Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                                                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                    (202) 244-2044

                                                                                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                    Le Chat Perché Room can be your own space dedicated to celebrating an event among friends or hosting a conference for colleagues. A variety of setting suited to a seating dinner, a buffet or cocktail gathering with style and enduring appeal. Let us know if we can help you plan an event.

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