Le Chat Noir

4.4
2007 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 2007 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Le Chat Noir: My favorite neighborhood bistro. I especially like the holiday event meals. It was Bastille Day this time, and we loved the baked cod en croute. As for ambience-- this time the piped music was too loud, the only distraction from a lovely evening.

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MS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bastille Day Weekend was fabulous. Enjoyed the special menu, usual great service and the ambiance. Making for a perfect evening to catch up with friends.

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L
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 3-course pris fixe celebrating the Quatorze, and the food was lovely, with top-class choices. Because the restaurant was full, the staff was rushed off their feet, but they stayed cheerful and attentive. Everything was festive! We are close-to-regulars, and Le Chat is always pleasant and flavorful, but this evening was extra.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrating friend’s birthday. Servers were very attentive. We enjoyed our lunch, quiet but unstuffy atmosphere. We enjoyed ourselves. Will return.

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, very attentive service.

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KZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good neighborhood restaurant with great French food. The service is always efficient and friendly; easy street parking nearby.

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VA
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely celebration at our favorite restaurant in the Washington DC area!

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NR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a date night and had a wonderful time! The duck was excellent! We initially sat down in the dining room, but it was a bit noisy so we switched to the outdoor patio, which was much more peaceful. If you're looking for good French food, would recommend Le Chat Noir.

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. Perfect for a weeknight dinner. Also good for lunch

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S
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening sitting on this French Atmosphere and Cuisine Restaurants open air deck with a quiet fan adding to the wonderful experience.

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C
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The new menu is not French! The duck breast with Polenta, and a salad just didn’t make any sense for a French menu. My guest ordered the daily special veal and it was not French either, besides, it was dry and not thin enough to be called scaloppine.

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ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The suggestion for the wine was unexpected but so a propos, the service was impeccable, the food to die for (bouillabaisse, steak au poivre, and mushroom/cheese crepe, with profiteroles for desert). We sat out in the covered porch and the weather was splendid. Thus was my first visit to the restaurant but I will certainly return for a special occasion.

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s
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Brunch selections were numerous; the eggs benedict was very good. Brunch special which included one mimosa was an ok deal but nothing spectacular. However, unfortunately the service left a lot to be desired even though they were not particularly crowded; and even with them not being crowded, the noise level was ridiculous at times. The "outdoor" area was nice; not actually outdoor but like a sunroom, french doors open to the sidewalk so that was actually nicer than actually sitting out on the sidewalk.

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and the service attentive. I have come here for many special occasions.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Father’s Day and the 3 course menu was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good, but the restaurant had a special Father’s Day menu which didn’t offer any kids menu items. So we were forced to purchase expensive meals for the kids. They also removed almost all of the crepes from the menu. Good food but very poor value. We overpaid for the experience by a long shot. Best to avoid this restaurant on special occasions. Not worth it.

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MI
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific, prices reasonable, service friendly and the atmosphere conducive to good conversation and enjoyment. Overall, a great experience!!

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PF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit to Chat Noir, each time it's a special occasion. The food is always good, and reminds my husband of true French cuisine. Each time we've picked something new from the menu to try and were more than satisfied with every choice. We are definitely going to come back for another special occasion and are looking forward to trying something new on the menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live near Le Chat Noir and while my family was in town visiting we decided to try it. It’s a great spot to take family. The staff’s recommendations for wine and food were spot on. I had the french onion soup to start, veal as an entree, and classic creme brûlée as a desert. I will be coming back!

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P
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful find in NW. we will definitely be back!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Not as good as it use to be. It’s just okay. The crepe has changed. For me, it was not a good change.

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KL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my granddaughter's birthday and graduating from Brown University. We always get together to celebrate our June birthdays.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Feels very French, with fine food and service, and an excellent brunch menu. Free street parking.

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L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of course. Authentically French, excellent wine, just enough choices.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Too noisy! Otherwise perfect!

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite of ours. Always reliable re: service and food. And the open air ambiance in the front can't be beat.

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We ate here a couple of years ago and it was great. The place still looks cute and feels like restaurants in Paris. Unfortunately, the food is not as good as it used to be. The fries looked like they were from a bag from the freezer. My bouillabaisse was supposed to include scallops and shrimp but only had 3 mussels, 2 small pieces of fish and a crawfish. How can one even eat a crawfish sitting in a bowl of soup? You can’t exactly pick it up with your fingers! The other members of my party said their dishes were not very tasty either- maybe needs more seasoning? We won’t be going back.

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EG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was fast and friendly!

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here during our visit to Washington, DC. As we were visiting American University, we wanted to eat in Tenleytown. The restaurant was wonderful - lovely covered outdoor patio where we enjoyed delicious food. The service is very efficient, and the price point exceptionally reasonable for DC!

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H
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We ordered a chicken crepe. The chicken was over cooked & tasteless. The mignon de porcu was less than average. We have dined there numerous times...very disappointed.

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L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Le Chat Noir.....it has always been one of our favorites!
Not really suitable for children.

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IN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is carefully and tastefully prepared: delicious! Service is just the right amount of attention without being obsequious. The noise level is a bit too high for easy conversation when the restaurant is full.

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DM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We are regulars here and always enjoy our meal. This occasion for lunch was with another couple. We all enjoyed our food. We sat in the enclosed terrace and conversation was easy. There were a few glitches in service (having to remind server to bring one persons appetizer, some confusion at first about splitting the check) but this is really unusual.

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, hot when it arrived, and good amounts allowing you to enjoy course without feeling overly stuffed. Good value. Staff is very friendly, efficient and speak French!

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e
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Love the half price wine by bottle one day, glass another and bring your own without corkage fee on another. Bouillabaisse exceptional.

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LH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, classy atmosphere, Great place to entertain.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French restaurant.

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C
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Le Chat Noir is always good, but on Sunday eve the food was actually spectacular! Four of us dined, and four of us loved what we were presented with. Le Chat Noir is a lovely neighborhood spot that goes beyond being just a neighborhood spot. I'd say we are lucky that it is in our neighborhood. It also should be noted that it has a wonderful open air seating area that is a hybrid of indoor/outdoor, which is particularly nice in the city, as one is not sitting near the traffic, but rather cocooned where you can hear the wind in the trees.

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M
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We return to Le Chat Noir again and again for all occasions! The food is consistently delicious with an inventive and unique menu! The service is outstanding! This is our family favorite!

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CC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, small restaurant with excellent French food! They always have a new twist on how their dishes are prepared and served.

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