Le Chat Noir

4.6
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2098 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

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

What 2098 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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PF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The escargot are so overpowered by the flavor of the sauce you can barely taste them. The sauce was good to dip the bread in it but too much for the dish. The bouillabaisse was good but a bit too thick for my liking, tasted more like tomato paste than the flavors of the seafood. My son’s steak was cooked perfectly medium rare but had a lot of fat in it. The fries were heavenly and so was the bread. Service was good!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

This is a local restaurant for us, and enjoy it very much. However my husbands meal was not so good. He had the Steak Frittes, and the meat was tough and not good. .

KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Le Chat Noir is a perfect place for Saturday lunch to catch up with friends. The menu has quite a bit of variety and everything was fresh and delicious. I plan to return soon.

JK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very gracious and helpful staff. Much welcomed assistance for an elderly, cane-wielding dining partner. A very pleasant experience.

E
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very noisy. Next time will be on a weekday, not weekend. Maybe quieter at 8p rather than 7:30p.

d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, quiet, delicious. A hidden gem. Wonderful menu selections. Very attentive, without being hovering, service. Tin ceilings add to the ambience.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Steak had little flavor. Broth on onion soup was too thick... tasted unauthentic.

WH
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb service and delicious take on traditional French food with a satisfying and approachable wine list.

GS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful choice; delicious food and wonderful ambiance make this a family favorite.

JG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, terrific ambiance. Highly recommended.

CC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Chevy Chase and are lucky to have LCN as a neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good, so is the service. It is a great place for celebrations or just for a night out.

H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Tables are jammed beside each other, food isnt the best. Taste is great but amount of food comparing to price is terrible. But it's a French restaurant, what to expect!

OT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent meal and a charming ambiance. Our guests loved it!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived down the street 10 years ago and this was my first experience here. Holiday 4 course menu for a great price and amazing meals! Can't wait to go back!

OT
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always terrific at Le Chat Noit but their holiday special menus are simply extraordinary. Hard to choose what to have. The combos are innovative, delicious and beautifully presented. We often make 'new friends' with the next door table as we rave about our choices!

j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice neighborhood french restaurant. They do a wonderful job cooking chicken, pork, bouilliabiase - everything we've had there is great. Very friendly - smaller restaurant. It's become a go-to restaurant for us.

i
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, lovely ambiance, good food, good service. Excellent bouillabaisse and beef bourguignon.

JB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for an early dinner before a performance. The staff was very attentative; we enjoyed a leisurely meal and made it to the performance with time to spare. We were very pleased with our experience.

OT
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Usually have a good meal here. Beef B not up to standard-was very salty and served on a bed of unappetizing pasta. Would not order again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely celebration for my mother’s birthday. The waitress was amazing and the food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going back for 12 years and it’s always worth it!

JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations

Y
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

j
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

OT
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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.

JK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

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.

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good restaurant with good food and service.

f
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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!

L
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

A
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great vibe. The staff was awesome, as well!

G
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

k
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

ST
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating here, met a friend for lunch, and it was very good food!

DB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a spontaneous night out with my wife. The dining experience was perfect.

c
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

v
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great lunch. Wait staff was spread thin but everything came off just fine.

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