Le Chien Noir

4.4
521 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French / Canadian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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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JW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing....amazing... amazing
Great food... great service... had a great time

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a
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great place for date night! wait staff is superb! Food is delicious and well presented! Great atmosphere for romance!

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SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the experience

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my favourite restaurants. When I visit my family in Kingston we always try to have a night to enjoy the delicious food. The charcuterie and oysters are always fresh but my go to is the tuna tartare! It’s also a great spot for picky eaters, they can experience a delicious meal while the foodie in the family also enjoys their meal.

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

my chicken was greasy & under cooked, my husbands steak was cold. felt sick all night and the next day. attached is a photo of my chicken & my takeout container after being in the refrigerated greasy :( went right in the garbage

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Year’s Eve. Special menu, not too crowded..just what we wanted! Our server, Taylor was great, always good service at chien noir. Wish they had a bigger oyster selection (but it’s winter, what can you do)still, overall a good experience. As usual!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was very good and the presentation was incredible!

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely to find good quality French fare so close by. My husband and I just returned from a trip to Paris a few weeks ago and we found the food comparable to the real deal!

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic place to grab a bite knowledgeable and personable staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Catching up with a girlfriend. We both loved our meal and the atmosphere, very rustic and beautiful decor

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AJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in Kingston. We also love it’s affiliated restaurants.

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g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Food and service fine but small crowded table for 3 in front window was cold and colder every time door opened; a little too close to others for comfort

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MS
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent! The server was amazing ! He was very attentive, helpful and great to chat with.

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t
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had a very nice dinner for my wife's birthday here, with some family. Everything was perfect, great service, excellent food. I did think the tables were a little close together for the atmosphere, and the check was certainly not cheap, but for an otherwise perfectly done classy meal out I can sort of understand. Overall 4.5 out of 5, would reccomend.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Family birthday

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

delightfully service excellent wine recommendation. perfectly executed. will return.

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K
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. We will definitely return again. Wait staff is attentive.

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MS
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal was amazing and the service was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We got to our 8:00 reservation around 7:55 and waited until 8:15 to be seated.

The service was normal, nothing spectacular but nothing horrible.

The food was phenomenal.

We would definitely go again.

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RR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was my third time at Chien Noir Bistro and the food was perfect, as always. Love the bistro atmosphere and the locally sourced food is excellent. This is one of my favorite places and I will surely visit again.

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were a party of 3 and we all enjoyed our meals very much. Especially enjoefinding things not always seen on a menu - cassoulet was outstanding. Great service and advice from Josh, he was attentive without hovering.

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C
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding! Niçoise Salad was perfectly interpreted. A taste of the Mediterranean, right here in Kingston. The service was attentive without being intrusive. It was a lovely lunch!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I have been dining at the Le Chien Noir for many decades. I appreciate the incremental changes made over the years.

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GR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

See note to restaurant. There is very little more to say, I hope that’s enough “characters” for you.

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k
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply awesome. Great food and atmosphere. Revcomend 100%

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DN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice date at Chien noir

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MS
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing brunch.

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VV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

food was superrrr charred. too pricy for quality. would not recommend this place to anyone unless you want to give away money to a bunch of scammers trying to sell you crap in the name of French experience.

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EL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice space, and authentic tastes. Expensive but nice for a special occasion

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RZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience with yummy dinner and drinks before our event. Our server was excellent with a great sense of humour. I love this restaurant with its lovely atmosphere and I’m always pleased with the food and service. I highly recommend it!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Reservation online, fine. However, no possibility to choose seating, not good.

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k
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I had tuna tartar ...delicious..a beer and a few oysters...everything was excellent the oysters were fresh although a bit small , maybe the variety I picked..my wife had the flatiron steak it was perfection and delicious..a bit pricey but a great night out for a treat.

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WR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Disappointed with meals. Were fair but not fabulous.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The tables at the front are pretty tiny and a bit too close together. The food is delicious!..I had the mussels..broth was a meal in itself! The creme brulee is unctuous.
Great place for a date!

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M
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. If you are in Kingston and want to get together for dinner with friends, this is just a place to be!

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The menu has changed a lot since my last visit, and I enjoyed the updated god and format. The restaurant has an accessible entrance, but the washrooms are down 12 steps or so, which is unfortunate. Food very good, with the tuna tartare being exceptional. Service excellent.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Very attentive staff. Main dish could have been a bit warmer. Lively and fun.

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ND
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chein Noir is the jewel in the Black Dog crown along side Atomica and Harpers. All three places do what they do well. Above average quality, with appropriate pricing. Not expensive but there is no case for exceptional value either. Consistently a good meal and that is really what you want. Much better than any of the chain kitchens like Keg, Milestones, Jack Astor's etc...

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