Le Chat Noir
Travelzoo vouchers are the way to go! This is my third time eating at Le Chat Noir and each time, it has been with a Travelzoo voucher. It is an awesome deal with three courses for two and a bottle of Prosecco with orange juice. The appetizer options are a little weird for breakfast options (salad, pate or soup) but were delicious none the less. We had the Gallette and the French Toast and both were delicious. We had the Citron crepe and ice cream for desert, both also delicious. Each portion was just the right amount so we left with no left overs. It is really a treat and I feel like I have traveled to Europe or something each time we go.
Arrived on time. Waited 5 minutes to even be acknowledged and another 10 before being seated. Then we were pushed to order; very passive aggressive. The mediocre food is not worth snobby and poor quality service. Let it be the neighborhood place in some other neighborhood.
It’s been a few years since we’ve been here... but a friend said it was improved. The good part is the service was fine and friendly. Unfortunately the food was average at best. I had the Saturday Cassoulet special and my husband had the special fish of the day. I love cassoulet and this one had good quality of Duck and Sausages, but the beans and sauce were not quite right. I’d still order it again if we came back. Unfortunately my husbands fish dish was a mess. There was some squid ink rice that was so over cooked it just was a blob of rice. He is an adventurous eater and he can eat anything; but he just said “this is inedible” and he just left it all. In the end the desert of ice cream saved the day... but we won’t be coming back.
Went for a friend’s birthday dinner. We both had one of the specials. He got the duck leg, duck fat and sausage. Duck fat doesn’t seem like a very appealing dish to me. I had the rockfish with black ink risotto which looked unusual but tasted good. The pear tart was a nice dessert to split. Tables are very close together and the restaurant is noisy.
Consistently excellent in every way. So nice to have in the neighborhood. Merci bien!
As always: a warm welcome, discreet and precise service, exquisitely prepared food, excellent value.
The food was delicious and the service wonderful. I would highly recommend this to friends.
Excellent eggs Benedict on their special.
In all aspects, Le Chat Noir is a top French restaurant.I have been there more than a few times during past 5 years for brunch ,lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed.
We went for Sunday brunch. Service was great, staff friendly and professional and the food really good. We had made reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived. We really liked the ambiance, but the ladies at the table next to use were loud and it did take away from our experience. Though the food was good, it was pricey for what we ordered.
Adorable waiter. Very attentive staff. Food spectacular.
Very special restaurant for any occasion, especially for a birthday or anniversary.
Regardless of the noise level, we love the place. Always great food and service.
A neighborhood gem. Off the beaten path, but well worth the trek up Wisconsin Ave. The ambiance is authentic, the food is excellent, and the staff is friendly and attentive. We have visited the restaurant several times and have always enjoyed it. This time we went on Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was quiet when we arrived, but filled up in the course of the evening. The noise level was moderate throughout the evening. We ordered a 3-course dinner from the special menu, with a nice bottle of wine, all reasonably priced. Highly recommended!
Very nice brunch with 3 courses and a bottle of Cava to go with out meal!
We went to celebrate an anniversary and we enjoyed the food and a very good wine, with friendly staff.
They were unable to make any of the crepes on the menu, which left almost no vegetarian options. They did agree to leave ham off the sandwich I ordered, and the server then gave me french fries instead of the salad that I ordered. The noise level in the restaurant was extremely high, so that my dining partner had real difficulty hearing across a two person table. Had hoped for a lot better.
I love visiting Le Chat Noir. It's a little out of the way for me, but every time I can find an excuse, I'm happy. This is the perfect place for a date, special occasion or just a relaxing, quiet dinner with dear friends. The food is always wonderful, the wine selection is great, and the staff are so pleasant.
Great place to go for a special occasion. Food was excellent -- high quality and interesting -- and it wasn't even terribly expensive!
We have been going to Le Chat Noir for many years now. Recently, both food quality and service seem to be suffering. Unevenly cooked food, inconsistent portion sizes, skimping on some ingredients, seeming greater turnover in staff, slower service... a marked difference. Newer competition in the area from places like Millie's -- which is consistently solid -- makes me worry about Le Chat Noir now. We feel badly and will still try it again a couple of times, but at some point, it won't be worth it.
The food is really good and it's a cool place. The only negative was that they were out of two types of chardonnay we wanted. The parking is not the easiest but it's doable. Try it!
Fantastic service, amazing food, highly recommend
The host was very rude from the beginning of our experience. He acted as though we should have been grateful for the opportunity to dine with them. The night before we got a call confirming our Valentine’s reservation and preparing us for a possible 15 min delay bc they had a reservation prior to ours. When we arrived and I tried to give my name to get checked in and mentioned we had an Open Table reservation, he didn’t take my name and just said rudely that everyone had an Open Table reservation. When he finally checked us in it was 12 min past our reservation time and he said it would be another 20 min. I told him that that was not what I had been told the night before. In order to stand behind their promise, they seated us upstairs at the bar area which is marked downgrade from the ambience of the main restaurant. Service was very slow upstairs. Food was overpriced. I will not be returning.
Great as usual. Celebrating valentines
Very nice Valentines menu. Very busy so the wait staff was pressed. The meal was quite enjoyable and a decent value.
For a busy night (Valentines Day),this was excellent food and service. Naturally it was crowded, but the staff handled extremely well and the food was delicious.
I live in the neighborhood and eat often at Chat Noir. All other times have been excellent, but the Valentines' dinner was not good. Why?? portions were tiny in comparison and expensive for what it was. the dessert==we ordered the most expensive (apple with crepe) but it too was not good; the apple was still hard, the crepe tiny and just nothing lived up to Noir's usual quality.
Wine glasses are way too small. Some meals are way too small.
Excellent food. There didn’t seem to be enough servers for the room. We will definitely return, but not if any of us have a time crunch.
In spite of an attractive menu, the food doesn’t live up to expectations and prices are much too high for the food you get. My husband had duck confit which he couldn’t eat (nothing to do with confit), I had calf liver which was over cooked and chewy and our friend had steak frites. The frites were lovely but the meat not worth the price. Too bad! I think lunchtime is a better bet
I like Le Chat because of the location and ambiance. Unfortunately, my quiche was cold (which I sent back), but even the 2nd time, it was still cold. So I just kept it. This happens frequently. Must be the way they reheat it. Thanks.
Lovely setting but service was a bit off.
An extremely enjoyable evening was had by us at Le Chat Noir as we celebrated a birthday. The staff also provided a delicious dessert with candle as a surprise for the guest's birthday--and it was a surprise! Food was excellent and timely presented, which is my experience at Chat Noir, not just for this night but typically provided relatively quickly and beautifully presented.
Serving obviously pre-cooked, reheated food is not acceptable.
Very nice spot for quiet conversation at lunch, within easy walking distance of Tenleytown.
Service was terrible but food was good.
Fantastic restaurant and great ambiance. Just like a typical French bistro. The food was delicious. Started with the mushroom torte. We had the bouillabaisse and the mussels which were both fantastic. Will definitely be going back soon.
A nice friendly place. A little crowded, but has good food. I recommend.
We really liked the menu and the variety of items offered however the portions were smaller than what an average American restaurant serves. Despite of having a three course brunch, we weren't completely full since each course served was a very small portion. We used a voucher from Travelzoo so not sure if they reduced the portion sizes because we pre-paid and had a voucher or if that was their regular portion sizes. Nonetheless, the portion size served did not justify the price we paid, as shown in the attached picture; one small golf-ball size scoop of ice-cream served when we ordered the dessert.