Le Chat Noir
50% wine by the glass
our selection of wine by the glass half price-Every Wednesday
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: June 21, 2019
Ends: June 22, 2118
Availability: Wed 4:00PM-10:00PM
Half price on selected French wine
Enjoy a bottle of selected French wine at half price. Every Tuesday except the first one
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: June 18, 2019
Ends: June 19, 2118
Availability: Tue 4:00PM-10:00PM
It was a lovely celebration for my mother’s birthday. The waitress was amazing and the food was delicious.
We’ve been going back for 12 years and it’s always worth it!
The owners/management are very solicitous of patron's experience. Service response. Meal was excellent. Never had a poor meal at this establishment. Rate it highly.
Food a cut above. Cramped seating area with tables on top of each other. Our appetizers got lost in the shuffle so we were comped dessert.
Food at Le Chat Noir is always exquisite. Their special event menus are fresh, clever, inventive and delicious. We go to every prix fix event they offer and are never disappointed.
I have been eating at Chat Noir for many years with friends and family. Everyone has always their meal.
It is a place I will continue to visit.
Disappointed and annoyed. Two of us went for a special anniversary. Now, I'm not a picky person, but we found the service to be indifferent at best (we didn't even get a wine list, and it's a wine bar!), the food dry, lukewarm and underseasoned (you would be better off scrubbing dishes with the duck than trying to eat it with the butter knife that was provided), and the ambiance grating. The dining room upstairs is painted entirely orange with a very bright chandelier that forced me to spend half the meal using my hand as a visor.
The tarte au midi was the best dish I had, but I was too busy being saddened by my companion's genuine attempt to be happy with his duck and brick of polenta to really enjoy it-- but I gave half of it to him.
There are a zillion new, inventive restaurants in this city that would happily take your money, and I would suggest giving it to them instead.
Comfort food. Not so comfortable setting. I love the menu, food, and neighborly bonhomie. Noisy, crowded dining room detracts from overall ambience, but reasonable prices and attentive service offset. As a routinely single diner, I have never felt slighted or disadvantaged here. Kudos to staff for respecting diners equally.
A very good restaurant with good food and service.
Their lunch specials are the way to go - 2 courses for roughly $27. French onion soup (additional $2.00 but worth it) and the cod were very tasty!
Wonderful service. Great food. Prices a bit high for a neighbourhood restaurant. It lacks a cocktail menu and a proper bar. But the wine list is very fine. Highly recommended.
Great food, and great vibe. The staff was awesome, as well!
This is my go-to restaurant, especially when I have guests in town. The food and the service are consistently goo, even when, for example, a water main breaks!
If you're looking for corner bistrot food at a reasonable price with professional service, this is a great place. Three course prix fixe dinner is $42. Good wines can be had for $40-$50 a bottle.
This was my first time eating here, met a friend for lunch, and it was very good food!
It was a spontaneous night out with my wife. The dining experience was perfect.
Everyone at Le Chat Noir is very kind and welcoming...however, I was pretty frustrated with the restaurant. The quality of the food did not match the price at ALL, and I felt annoyed by how gimmicky the entire experience was.
The food was delicious, the drinks were fabulous, and the service was exceptional. My friends and I had the best time drinking wine, enjoying multiple courses, and the atmosphere was perfect. I would come back to this place again and again and again.
Great lunch. Wait staff was spread thin but everything came off just fine.
We have been dining at Chat Noir for many years. Normally the food is familiar (we lived in France for three years some time back) and the service is always sunny and efficient. This time I was not happy with the bottle of Burgundy we ordered; it had an off-putting taste that was not bad enough to ask for a replacement, but it wasn't all that much fun either. The champagne was good, though. The we come to our dinner. Three of us had filet mignon and in my view it tasted more poached than grilled. But the salad was abut as we would have expected and the profiterolles were delicious. They still serve good espresso. So, maybe a C this time rather than the B plus we would normally experience.
Reminiscent of a neighborhood French bistro, great selection of food, excellently preprepared and presented. Very good value, in a quiet location. But it is noisy in the dining room.
The food and service were outstanding as usual! This is our favorite restaurant.
Food was excellent but the service was not the best. Overall an amazing restaurant, if they had better service it would be just perfect!!
The perfect preamble to an evening of post WWII French popular music.
Excellent menu options. delicious food. such professional service. appealing prix fixe menu.
Partner and I have enjoyed Le Chat Noir before, so we recommended it to house guests. (Sweetly, they treated us!) We opted for 5:45PM Sunday, early and it was fine. We shared a bottle of wine (a father/son winery but I forget the name). Delightful. Friends had lamb stew and a fish special. We both had beef - me beef tenderloin (WOW!!). Table conversation slowed down a bit as we took advantage of the entrées and salads.
Service was welcoming and efficient. WE CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.
Went for Sunday brunch. Crepes were amazing!! Great cafe vibe. We will definitely go again.
You can feel the real French Bistro even in DC if you go to Le Chat Noir. You should go right now.
The food at Le Chat Noir is always different and quite exquisite. Pairings and complementary flavors are more inventive and visually beautiful, to say nothing of absolutely delicious. It's now our favorite restaurant and we just introduced a new friend for her birthday. She was delighted as well.
Wonderful! Service was perfect and the food as always was outstanding
Food was great, and very rich! OpenTable tricked us though...the $$ rating led us to think it would be slightly more affordable. Ended up spending $100 including gratuity for 2 people for 2 entres, dessert, tap water and one soda!
I returned a second night because the codfish en croute (in a pastry crust) was excellent, also it was
served with"secret rice" a tasty black rice. The second night I went I was glad to see the cod was still on the menu, so I ordered the 3-course set menu. However, the preparation was not the same, and so was the rice. In terms of preparation the difference was not as good as the first night, but what was really different was that the second preparation had TOO MUCH PEPPER , which was not the case the first night. The waiter kindly asked me if it was all right, but I should have returned it, because my tongue was numb by the end of the evening and I couldn't taste the accompanying dessert. The potato-bacon potage as a starter was excellent.
It was okay. The tables are very close together, so it's hard to move around and you feel like you are ease dropping on your neighbors conversation. Service was very slow.
Reliably good food in a pleasant atmosphere. I had fish, which was fresh and well prepared. They also made adjustments to an appetizer that had an ingredient that didn't fit with a dietary restriction. I recommend it!
We've been going to Le Chat Noir for years and like the atmosphere and some of the menu. A dinner this week was disappointing though. And it was typical of the past year or so. Their pretty. unique galette/crepe offerings have shrunk in recent times and aren't really as good as they once were. One of our entrees was a cheese and veggie galette. The combo of ingredients didn't mesh well and, in particular, the eggplant was bitter and only partially cooked. A dessert crepe--the basic lemon and sugar--didn't measure up to what you can get at a street kiosk in France. The crepe had been pre-prepared and was dried out and on the small size. The filling/sauce tasted like bottled lemon juice and the dessert was overly sweet--from too much sugar or overly sweet lemon juice.
On the plus side, a lamb navarin was pretty good, especially fresh vegetables that were added at just about the right time.
This place needs to step up its game. Matisse, just across the street, is miles ahead of it in quality and service and the prices are about the same.
We tried out this restaurant based on our daughter’s recommendation. She was visiting from out of town and went with friends for brunch. We tried it for dinner and we’re very impressed. This is a bistro so don’t expect so-called fine dining. It’s pretty informal. But the food is excellent. Excellent! And the service is attentive without being intrusive. We always got bread and water refills when we wanted them. And despite the fact that the restaurant was very crowded we didn’t have to wait long between courses. Between the food and the service and the fact that it was a little bit like Paris, we will definitely return and return soon.
Went back for the first time after about six years, and this is still one of Washington’s best, most traditional French restaurants, with a friendly neighborhood style and mature, sophisticated ambiance. I strongly commend it.
Veal scalopini dish was sent back for being too salty. Replaced dish was too tough and dry to eat. Diner’s complaint was ignored.
Great food and service! A bit pricey but still manageable if you go for the fixed price menu.