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.
This wAs a great experience. Love this place.
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!
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.
Service was poor and food for the price was not great - expensive at the price
Will not be back .
Fabulous! Highly recommended. Great selection - very generous portions , lovely wine and fabulous service.
Must visit in Kingston
Excellent food and exceptional service. Fantastic atmosphere. Will definitely be back next time we are in Kingston.
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!
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.
Always an excellent drop in to chien noir - best bistro in Eastern Ontario!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overall wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back
Great food. Taste and quality. Service was excellent too. Definitely would come back if I’m in the city again.
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.
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.
Tasty and interesting food, decent service. Dessert was slow to arrive and probably the least inspired menu selections
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
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.
Best Vegan Sandwich Ever!
Great atmosphere with smart French cuisine and a friendly service. Certainly a nice spot for visitors to mingle amongst locals in Kingston
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!
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.
Food was delicious! Great choices! I would recommend to everyone!
The restaurant was closed because of the weather. They did not let us know.
We went there for my sons birthday. The server was thorough and timely. All the meals were r tasty. Will go there again.
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!
Delicious food and great service!! One of Kingston’s best restaurants
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.
Great food, great service
Good food, service and ambience. A little overpriced.
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...
Very good French-inspired food in a charming setting with very attentive staff.
A most pleasant dining experience.
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!
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!
Great service, food & wine! Wonderful early dinner with my sister before catching a performance at the Isabel. Love Kingston!