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About Le Chat Noir
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.
Washington, DC 20016
French, Traditional French, Creperie
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private Party Contact:
Marie Ziar: (877) 376-5110
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Le Chat Noir Ratings and Reviews
Pleasant on the inside and a lovely covered veranda. The seating is very tight and can get pretty loud when busy. There was just one other table when we came in and very quite. The owner was walking by and always checking to make sure tables were taken care of. He greeted the clients and always said goodbye to those leaving and invited to come back. The service was a little slow but it was nice not to be hurried with the check and have an opportunity to just sit and talk after dinner. The dessert menu is outstanding. Their dame noir crepes are delicious.
Le Chat Noir is a personal favorite because of the excellent food, attentive service, and all-around quality of the dining experience. The proprietor has trained the staff well and is unobtrusively present to greet guests and oversee things in general. This is an exceptional ly good restaurant.
Nice atmosphere , pleasant staff . Food disappointing. Soggy salads with less than crisp greens, halibut overcooked after wrong order delivered, "grandmere's chicken" - specialty dish- stewed chicken with oversalted but otherwise flavorless brown gloppy sauce. Several better french bistro type restaurants within 1-3 miles with better food at comparable cost.
It is always like taking a quick trip to Paris to eat in this neighborhood spot. Well prepared food, pleasant service and though the tables are close (too close?) the noise level does not rise to deafening, though the trip to the rest room can take acrobatics.
I much enjoyed a Salade du Chat (delicately dressed), the Crevettes and a sinfully dense mousse au chocolate.
I have enjoyed Le Chat Noir on many occasions. However, the food on my recent visit was inedible. The fish was overcooked and rubbery; the salad was stale and slimy; and the flavor pf everything was unappetizing. I didn't signal the waiter to come over, since I was intent on visiting with my friend, but he also didn't stop by to see how everything was until well after my friend had finished his dinner, so even though he then offered to bring me something else, there wouldn't have been time to eat it. I don't think I will go back any time soon.
Everyone's food arrived cold. Crepe starter was okay but not much flavor to any of the dishes other than the sauce for the frogs legs appetizer but the frogs legs themselves seemed to have been cooked separately and then put with the sauce. I had duck. My wife had the calves liver with prune and star anis sauce, she said that the liver and sauce were cold with little flavor and the liver was dried out.
I bought mineral water with gas and had it stored by the table in a wine bucket by the table to keep it cold but this did not stop the server from pouring tap water from a jug into my half full glass and destroying it. I gave my ruined water back and drew attention to the fact it was mineral water that they had just served me but they never offered to replace and just used more of my bottle to give me a new glass. 5 minutes later they attempted to pour more tap water into my mineral water but I stopped him in time.
We are English and have eaten in a lot of French restaurants in Europe and USA (including some around DC) and the food at this restaurant did not compare well.
Another lovely evening at Le Chat Noir. Wine tasting followed by a leisurely dinner. I always look forward to our visits. Food is great. Service is attentive and on point, but not intrusive.
The only problem is I want to go back the next night.
Thanks again for a great evening!
The Chat Noir has been a local gem for many years. It keeps a good quality menu and an authentic French cuisine and the wine list is good and reasonably priced . The service is very good.
Last Saturday we had dinner with friends.
The food was good but for one of the plates that was not in the specials of the day list, a fish in a puff pastry. It was ok, but the pastry was hard. the rest of the choices were vey good.
We come here every 2 months or so. Our server wasn’t the friendliest chap.— the questions I asked him weren’t cleared up and he had his eyes and energy elsewhere. We were seated next to an extremely loud and obscene man who yelled
The F word the whole night and was disrupting a lot of other people as well.
My starter shrimp salad wasn’t tasty, bland and not as described. Fish was very good, bar took a long time, just not great this time around.
We like this restaurant very much and have been before, often with out of town guests. However, I generally feel that the service could improve. This time, our waitress took drink orders for the table but was in such a rush that she skipped me. Also, although our reservation was made through Open Table and I received several reminders, the restaurant did not have our reservation. Luckily they were able to seat us anyway.
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