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For 2
Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
9:30 PM

Le Chien Noir

4.4
425 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French / Canadian, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday -Thursday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday Brunch : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Dinner : 3:00-9:00 pm
Cocktail Hour Daily: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Phone number
(613) 549-5635
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Daniel Wentworth
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Catering
The Black Dog Hospitality Group is pleased to introduce our new catering division!
- Bespoke corporate lunches and party/holiday platters available for pick-up or delivery.
- Select from artisan cheeses and charcuterie, canapés, seafood platters and more.
- Our acclaimed chefs use the best, fresh, seasonal, and (whenever possible)
local ingredients.
We understand the importance of creating a lasting impression for your clients or guests!
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Wellington St.
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Parking Details
On-street parking available or in a 6 story municipal parking garage 1 block from the restaurant.
Additional
Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 425 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was an overcast day but we started outside under an umbrella, moving into a more protected spot once the rains seriously began. What a terrific choice for those who eat fish, like me, but not meat. I had a delicious lobster roll and one of my companions had the same, with half salad, half frites as a side. Clever! This was offered by the most kind wait staff who put up with our constant chatter and inability to order for ages. The third member of our party had a delicious tuna main course and all of us were very pleased with our meals. The verandah at the back of the restaurant is quiet and private, which we enjoyed. The front verandah is right on Brock Street, which some people enjoy for the activity and buzz. But it's nice to know that one has options. Inside it's always lovely and the decor - as usual - a great bistro experience.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

This wAs a great experience. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Oysters are incredible. Good wine selection. Sandwiches are delicious. Omg the baguette with orange butter in the bread basket is divine. We found this gem on a Friday while stopping through Kingston and had to return on our way back to NY on Sunday because it's that good!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was just okay. The specials were not listed appropriately. Ordered the quail thinking it was a full meal, it was an appetizer. A very small, unimpressive appetizer.

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1.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Very disappointing
Service was poor and food for the price was not great - expensive at the price
Will not be back .

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Fabulous! Highly recommended. Great selection - very generous portions , lovely wine and fabulous service.
Must visit in Kingston

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Excellent food and exceptional service. Fantastic atmosphere. Will definitely be back next time we are in Kingston.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Have been here several times over the years and the service and food has always been some of the best I have ever experienced. Beats any restaurant I have ever dined in in Toronto and Vancouver. It’s simply a small well run, restaurant that you can tell puts a lot of value on service as well as a lot of thought and effort into their food. Just sad that I don’t get to Kingston more often to eat here!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent meal, excellent service. Good size wine list and interesting menu. Wasn’t sure after reading some recent reviews on Trip Advisor, but was so pleased. Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Always an excellent drop in to chien noir - best bistro in Eastern Ontario!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Our party of 7 enjoyed dinner on the patio. There was something on the menu for everyone. We chose a steak special, a crab leg special, the perfectly cooked duck entree, and the flat iron steak frites. The food was delicious, classic French bistro fare. Portions were generous yet light enough that none of us left feeling overly full. We will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We purposely booked for an early dinner so we would have lots of time to talk. Our server was attentive and gave us the great suggestion to turn over our menus when we were ready to order so we were not rushed and she didn't need to keep checking on us that we were ready. The only criticism through the whole meal was the entrees not coming to the table as hot as they could have been. Great wine list, lots of choices even for vegetarians.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Our server was new to the restaurant and was not familiar with the menu or servicing diners. The air conditioner dripped condensate onto our table which the manager did offer to move us to another table. The duck confit was overcooked and the roasted carrots were charred. The $19 Small Plate of seared scallops (2 total) on a bed of beans was tasty but way overpriced.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Sunday Brunch was very pleasant. Our server had not done the brunch service before and was a not entirely on top of the menu, but that didn't present too much of a problem. He worked a little hard to win us over, which isn't always a good idea, but better that than the obvious, I guess. Several of us had potato galette as a side, and it was the least successful part of the meal -a little overcooked in a bit too much grease. It felt like the galette had been prepared the day before and deep fried to heat it back up. Everything else was very tasty. There are lots of great wines and beers to choose from and the Caesar is delicious. It's a really beautiful restaurant inside and out and we always enjoy going there. Sunday's in the summer are especially good, because they have a fabulous combo that plays for the guests on the patio. Love it.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We went for my birthday and the server was absolutely terrific! Super friendly and attentive. Food was good and we love the ambience at Le Chien Noir. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Overall wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food. Taste and quality. Service was excellent too. Definitely would come back if I’m in the city again.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I was very disappointed with the seriously overcooked halibut. It was virtually inedible.
Would it have been acceptable to complain?
The rest of the food was fine. I have always enjoyed this restaurant in the past.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for Mother’s Day. The food was absolutely amazing and the server was there whenever we needed her. It was a great experience.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Tasty and interesting food, decent service. Dessert was slow to arrive and probably the least inspired menu selections

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food serving are meager at best, prices are very high for what you are served.
Waitress was trying to hurry us out . . .
Limited menu, description like the food served leaves lots to be bothered.
Drinks and wine are over priced!
Not coming back, will go back to Jack Astor’s or Milestones

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always a great place to enjoy a meal. The special soup of the day - potato & clam - was a disappointment . Very peppery which overwhelmed the potato & clam. I should have had the French onion soup. An unusual happening here for such a good restaurant but I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Best Vegan Sandwich Ever!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great atmosphere with smart French cuisine and a friendly service. Certainly a nice spot for visitors to mingle amongst locals in Kingston

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

A disappointing lunch. Salad was lacklustre. Duck was greasy. Too expensive, given mediocre quality. It is a beautiful space and the service is friendly. Need to up the game folks!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The service was excellent. We had wonderful cocktails and the meal was delicious. What a wonderful way to celebrate my daughter completing her first year. Second time for me and they did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was delicious! Great choices! I would recommend to everyone!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Nice service

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The restaurant was closed because of the weather. They did not let us know.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We went there for my sons birthday. The server was thorough and timely. All the meals were r tasty. Will go there again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing service by Michelle. Trusted her to pair the wine and food, she did an amazing job. She even found a cheese we loved and added it to the charcuterie plate for us. Fantastic evening!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious food and great service!! One of Kingston’s best restaurants

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was a special occasion and we were very much looking forward to a wonderful meal. The restaurant came highly recommended. Unfortunately it took well over an hour for us to receive our main course and both of our dishes were greatly overcooked. We had such great expectations so we were very disappointed. Even though the management and the serving staff were well aware of the delay for our meals the customer service when dealing with this issue was lacking.
We had travelled from out of town to dine here. Unfortunate.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, great service

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good food, service and ambience. A little overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Chien noir is a consistent choice for a delicious comfortable French meal with locally sourced ingredients, and a professional vibe that is still true to casual Kingston life. It’s a true local hangout. Our table had steak frites, soup du hour, omelettes and the house salad and I’d recommend all of it. The bread was gobbled up too! Back soon...

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very good French-inspired food in a charming setting with very attentive staff.
A most pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Delicious!! Server was very friendly and helpful giving recommendations for the charcuterie board we ordered. Portions were a good size and cost was great too! Would definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Every thing was perfect! Great reception. I love your new Menu. I wanted to try so many courses, I will definitely return! Main main course was absolutely fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great service, food & wine! Wonderful early dinner with my sister before catching a performance at the Isabel. Love Kingston!

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