Le Chien Noir

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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
Located steps from historic Market Square, Le Chien Noir features French bistro classics & modern 'Farm to Table' features served in an upbeat, comfortable atmosphere. All dishes are prepared using fresh, high quality, seasonal and whenever possible local ingredients.
Enjoy our colourful heated Courtyard Terrace, Dining room or our spacious Zinc Bar.
20 Wines by the glass, Craft beer, Vintage & Contemporary Cocktails.
Prix Fixe Menu, Children's Menu, Vegetarian Options.

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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CS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect spot for mid-afternoon cocktails and nosh. Merci....

JR
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Chien Noir is my favourite place to go or take new people to. We brought friends from St. Catherine's and they like it very much and loved the décor. We'll be back!

KD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was quite good. We both had the dry aged tenderloin. Our waitress was very pleasant and engaging.

TM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a disapointment. Although I booked well ahead, I was given the worst table (by the way the
only one left). The noise was out of this world. Why don't restaurants pay attention to acoustic basics?
I left with a bitter taste in my mouth and we were hoping to celebrate my wife's birthday.

Tom

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant! Food is amazing - duck poutine is a must!!! Staff very friendly

PK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food exceeded expectations - steak was perfect & large portion - staff recommended a great wine - lovely birthday dinner - servers were slammed but very friendly - highly recommend

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and environment was AMAZING!
Chaceurie board great - service on the slower side.
Bacon maple cheesecake is a HARD PASS 👎🏼

TH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! Food was good. Had the halibut, wife had the chicken supreme.
Atmosphere was great too!

t
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation but still waited an hour 20 mins for 3 burgers, as they prioritized a large party that came in at about the same time. Terrible service although the manager did take the bar tab off the bill which I appreciated. Would not return.

R
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had been too LeChien Noir years ago and really enjoy the food and the service. Our waitress was very polite, but not very knowledgeable. Our food was ok, just ok. The pate was hard and dry, my mussels were bland. Others at our table also were underwhelmed.

r
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The brunch menu available online is not the same as the menu in restaurant, so some of the items were not available. Of the food that was ordered, everything was very good! The standout item was the soup du jour which was a roasted carrot curry soup; it was so delicious that we ordered a second one. The service was friendly and attentive. The back patio is also a great place to eat if you want to be outside but also out of the sun! We were the only ones seated outside for most of our meal so it was quite quiet.

S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was very good, however, the food was lucking the expectations despite the price tag attached.

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cote de boeuf très décevante

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JT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My steak was mostly fat and gristle. Service was just okay.

BH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

THE ENTREES WERE EXCEPTIONAL, AND THE SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL. THE WINE LIST OFFERED A VERY GOOD VARIETY OF FINE WINES. ON THE DOWNSIDE, THE TABLES FOR 2 ARE TOO SMALL FOR BIG GUYS LIKE ME, AND THE LEMON NAPOLEAN DESSERT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PUFF PASTERY BUT WAS FLAT AND SO HARD THEY HAD TO BRING A KNIFE. I ADMIT IT WAS TASTY, BUT DIFFICULT TO EAT. PASS ON THAT ONE.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and lovely ambiance !

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and fresh. Definitely going back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

End of summer

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend visiting Kingston for the first time and she was completely mesmerized by the Le Chien Noir experience. From the servers, to the wine and food, everything was really good. Great way to introduce first kingston visitors to the local food and wine scene ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dropping our daughter off at Queen’s and had been looking forward to trying LeChienNoir, especially after doing the food tour in July and visiting Pan Chancho Bakery. It was very busy as it was “move in day” and we almost finished the lovely bottle of the house wine before we received our food. Ambiance on the back patio was charming. Food was amazing- looking forward to returning to try other items- had the chicken supreme and the wild mushroom risotto as part of the Prix Fixe meal. Service was exceptional and we were generously compensated for the longer than normal wait.

MB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic, server was friendly and prompt with drinks. The only issue was that it took a very long time between appetizer and main course. Pushing 45 minutes. Otherwise, a great time all around.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Vacation
Took over an hour

CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been to the restaurant twice before and enjoyed it very much. However, Friday night the service was VERY SLOW, then when my steak arrived it was unfortunately cold, which was too bad because the food is good, but not cold food. I won’t go back again.

AK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Our meal took over an hour to be served to us and greens were wilted, the beef tenderloin (41$) was served cold, and the roasted red pepper and coconut soup tasted like watery carrot soup. Overall we were very disappointed and no apology was given.

LB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Took a while but worth it for the food. Service very good.

C
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is professional and unobtrusive; the food is excellent. It’s all around a lovely outing.

PS: That lemon butter? I could bathe in it!

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was so looking forward to eating at this establishment. We were disappointed. Our reservation was for Sunday evening dinner. There were 3 or 4 other tables seated. We waited a long time for our food, one of our diners didn’t get their food for several minutes after everyone else, the meat was lukewarm and the vegetables were cold. The rest of the food was quite good, just too bad in the lack of attention to detail.
The service was mediocre, we had to ask more than once for water, drink refills etc. It felt like the attention was in getting ready to close rather than the guests. For people who don’t have a great deal of disposable income we don’t go out often and when we do we expect more than this. Very disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We loved the food, the ambiance and the venue. However, the service was very slow and the waitress forgot to bring us some of the food we had ordered. We had to remind her.

BS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We arrived at restaurant at 7pm and didn't leave until 10:10pm Poor service Long wait for food
Hair on plate and response was sorry Got appetizer soup 5 minutes before main meals almost like they forgot us

GC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our meal was wonderful, however for whatever reason the service was very very slow. 3 hours is a little long for dinner. Very discouraged because we looked forward to a nice evening out, at least the food was delicious and creative.

MG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal and enjoyed the back patio. We were treated to lovely music from the adjacent establishment that made our night. Our server was awesome and catered to every our every need. My husbands dietary restriction due to an allergy was no problem for them at all.

Thanks for a great night, can't wait to go back!

DT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We received our entree 40 minutes after the started. The duck leg was dry. The mussels was okay. But if you want a side of fries with it, you have to pay $6.

U
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Omelette burnt. Frites, lots if little brown bits instead of whole fries. Avacado sandwich, Terrible. Service- Server argued with me as to whether the aioli had garlic in it...NO it did not. Drinks sat on bar while ice melted. Other servers, bartender did not seem to even to care that we were not happy with our meal or server. It was supposed to be a special 98th birthday. Wed. Aug 21.

TB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant and it was a wonderful experience. The ambiance was lovely and our waitress was very personable and prompt. The food was absolutely amazing. we shared the shrimp appetizer and it was the best shrimp we had ever experienced. our main meals were equally delicious. Can't wait to go back!

KS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in Kingston never disappoints!
Nice atmosphere, not too noisy.
Good selection of cocktails and wine; great food and service.

DH
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner for four on a Saturday evening! Wonderful restaurant with excellent food and kind, welcoming service. Highly recommended. Tremendous flavours savoured in the Roasted Beet Salads on greens with blue cheese, walnuts, maple-dijon vinaigrette. Lovely plated, outstanding Chicken Suprème with roasted baby potatoes, mushrooms, braised vegetables, white wine pan sauce! A perfect finish with house made Lemon Meringue Tart and Illy Cappucccino Coffee. The food, atmosphere, and service was excellent!

BP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch with family; perfect table, delicious food and excellent service. Can't wait to return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at the table overlooking the kitchen!

TW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff work so hard to keep up. It's always very busy but our server was perfect and never skipped a beat. The entire staff seemed to be well meshed as they flew back and forth to the various serving areas. The food was cooked perfectly and timed well.

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not as expensive as i thought...service was very fast and good. Back courtyard was great and had to ourselves at 6pm!
Cheers!
Al & Cindy Macdonald

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