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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4.4
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4.5
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4.5
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MG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable meal. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We would definitely eat there again.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Stop to see son at Queen’s

OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all round. Food, service and company.

S
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Food was quite expensive for what we got but we had a great time. Great sangria and hamburger was excellent.

w
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A nice dinner, very good service and nice ambiance. This was a lovely place for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and wine were delicious.. Dani and support staff were perfect!

MW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing & our waiter Taylor was exceptional!

CJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Although there were few diners, service was very slow. After waiting at least 30 minutes after ordering, we had to speak to the waitress about the long delay of out lunch order. We hadn't even received the basket of bread. About 5 minutes after complaining about the delay, we received our order. then, we had to ask for the bread.

The omelette was very good and so were the duck wings. Both were generous servings. The Reuben sandwich was so small it was more like half the Reuben sandwiches previously served by Le Chien. The chef also skimped on the filling. The salad was a handful of kale soaked in dressing.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply Amazing all around!❤️

AH
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The food took about 40 minutes and they brought the wrong salads when it finally came. I had to flag another server (manager?) who seemed put out and by the time the correct Salads came the other guests had finished their meal. Water glasses say empty until we were ready to leave she brought over a container of water. The bill arrived with no apology for the mix up or delay and no adjustment on the bill. I did not want to ask for it because the experience was already uncomfortable for my guests and did not want to make it worse. I have never in my life left zero tip and always over tip and I did not leave a tip in this case. I was so disappointed. I’m a regular customer of all their restaurants and I will never go there again and will recommend others go elsewhere.

c
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We split the poutine and the mussels and this was plenty for the two of us.
We love the poutine and order it every time!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with interesting presentation served efficiently by friendly waitstaff. And the lemon butter, oh my!

LM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lamb was terrific! Great spot and atmosphere. Will be back on a future visit to Kingston.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What better place to meet friends on a winter day.

IC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our group ordered beef, tuna tartare, duck cassoulet, chicken supreme and roasted beef salad. All were excellent.

TT
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Familiar waiter so he likes working there. Wasn't busy so service seemed slow.

TW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely setting, well prepared and well presented.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing! Our server was amazing as well. If I had any complaint it would be that I haven't come here soon enough!

PA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The mussels were especially great! Our table was close to one end of the bar next to street window and very comfortable...one loud person at the bar made conversing a little challenging. The menu was varied and we will recommend going to our friends and return ourselves.

LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience with amazing food. Never dissapoints.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing , loved the rustic old feel of the place . Food was fantastic ! The chefs were a blast to listen to in the kitchen . Will definitely return next time in town.

SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hopeful service and food, amazing valentines dinner with my wife.

W
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A bit noisier than I remember from the last time - a couple of years ago. But not so loud you couldn't talk comfortably. Was on Valentine's Day, so really busy. Service was casual, friendly and very efficient. The waiter made us feel like he had nothing else to do except look after us (even though he was roaring around treating everyone else equally well!)

We had liver and onions! The waiter acknowledged this is not a dish for everyone, but we loved it. Done perfectly, with comfortable portions size, delicious veg accompanying, The prices overall were very reasonable, considering the quality and number of delicious-looking choices.

We are going back soon!

MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was ok, not great, not bad, just ok. The waitress seemed disinterested in being there. Noise level was loud. That being said, I mentioned my dessert was not great and she removed it from the bill. I was appreciative of that.

CS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our Valentine's meal was incredible! The only thing that we really need are some gluten free options for children - our daughter has celiac. Unfortunately they do not have a separate fryer for their fries. Looking forward to returning again though without the kids.

MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Lunch. Good time and great food.

DV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I do enjoy the atmosphere in the restaurant, and the servers are knowledgeable and prompt. The beef wellington was very well prepared. I enjoyed my last couple of visits.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal out. Lovely decor, good food and service.

RN
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife is a vegan, and we ate at Chien Noir some years ago, and were treated in a rather unfortunate way, with the waiter stating that they don't have vegan options, that it is a french restaurant and that the "cook likes to cook with meat". We were a bit floored by the policy of the restaurant being presented in such a blunt manner. As a result, we have not eaten at Chien Noir for a number of years.... until yesterday when we decided to try it again. We were very pleasently surprised by the kind welcome from the waitress who guided my wife to a number of vegan and vegetarian options, and made reference to a cook who was very vegan friendly. It appears that Le Chien Noir has changed its tone and attitude toward vegans, and we would highly recommend this restaurant and the one next door (Atomica) as being vegan friendly establishments. All the food and service in fact were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Didn’t enjoy the food (mushroom pate was bland, french onion soup cheese was hardened, mussels didn’t have flavour, pretty sure the burger patty was store bought... etc.), expected a lot better for the price. However, the service was fine and it had a nice atmosphere.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely return!!!! Thank you :)

CF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was a little heavy and I was surprised that there was no lunch menu on Saturday, only brunch.

KT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and great staff... definitely one of our favourite places to relax and dine!

J
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The lamb was under seasoned, but the cheese plate was delicious and the decor was splendid.

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and menu choices and love the atmosphere.

TS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were absolutely fantastic. We loved the whole experience. Thank you!

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I enjoyed a lovely date night at Le Chien Noir on Saturday Jan 18. Food was great, the Maison salad is a go-to of mine - delicious every time! I had the Arctic char which was very tasty and my date has the liver and onions, also said to be tasty. We finished our meal with a speciality coffee - I thoroughly enjoyed the Chien Noir drink - so yummy and perfect on a cold snowy evening. Thank you for a tasty dinner, good service and nice ambiance.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience1

To noisy, for find dining. Don’t like to sit on top of strangers. Tables to close together. Could not have conversations without the people siting next to you listening. Food was excellent and service was good. Not sure if I would return due to your sitting arrangements.

SK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great service, the food was absolutely perfect and the creme brule was to die for.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The meals were Excellent and wine list good Only thought would be to have a few bottles available at lower price point. But great night overall

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