Le Chien Noir

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695 reviews
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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.
What 695 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my husbands 50th birthday.. It was his first time and absolutely loved it! Service was exceptional!

DG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Flat iron steak so tough it was inedible.

AP
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Negroni was not great, they use regular vermouth instead of sweet red

Had beet salad, was outstanding
Vegetarian squash dish was good but squash could be cooked more throughout to be softer
Mushroom risotto was very nice

F
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service! Will return!!

MD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing as always the service was great the Ambiance was nice and a respectable noise level just wish we could have had a seat further away from other people half the restaurant was empty

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We celebrated a friend’s birthday.
Service was slow. Several of us wondered if our order was lost. Our waiter apologized explaining that there was a mad rush and the kitchen was very busy. We received our food a half hour after the restaurant seemed to clear out.

Four out of five of us enjoyed the food. One of us did not like the food. TheIr plate was cleared without any questioning as to why it wasn’t eaten.

Apart from that service was lovely and a good time was had. Our reservation was for 6:30 and we finished our food at 9 pm. Slow but enjoyable dining. I’d go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always excellent food in a beautiful environment served by friendly and very attentive wait staff!

DV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The price has gone up. But that’s ok. However, the quality was deteriorating. Way too salty.

LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday dinner there with my family. Our server Kim, was absolutely amazing. The food did not disappoint! I would definitely recommend Chien Noir. Lillian

MF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was very slow. Had a reservation but was placed at a crappy table that was awkwardly close to the next. Food was over salted and steak not cooked to specification. Ambiance/decor is lovely but doesn’t make up for mediocre food and service.

GC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, the shrimp appetizer was amazing, the raw oysters were very fresh, liver and onions very good, risotto was a bit bland, Caesar salad outstanding, pumpkin risotto excellent. Seasonings very good on the food. Our server , Brandon provided excellent service and didn’t charge us for a cocktail that one of our group did not like but changed it for something she liked. Excellent relaxed atmosphere, my favorite restaurant in Kingston.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

It’s not what it use to be. Steak for two ordered medium rare but was more like medium. Béarnaise sauce that had separated and was without a hint of vinegar or tarragon. The meat however was of very good quality. The restaurant was almost empty.

NM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place, would hope for more vegetarian options on the menu though. A bit noisy where we were.
Our server was very nice indeed.

RH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. There was an issue with another group laughing very very loudly. One of our party took it into her own hands and shouted at the same time. They were moved to the back part of the restaurant and it was much appreciated.

DH
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meals and excellent, friendly service. Exceptional plating and presentation of food. All of our food was delicious. Chicken Suprėme was a true delicacy. Excellent wine list. A wonderful dining environment to bring another couple with us for their first time. They enjoyed the entire evening so much and want to return in the near future. Beautiful restaurant!

BR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our meal was just OK. Had a new item on the menu - Cassoulet- which was served in an unusual way in a small casserole topped with dry crumbs. Overall the dish was too dry - we didn’t need the spoons provided. There was only a minimal amount of duck confit, and more sausage which was the wrong type - not a dry, smokey sausage which wound have had more taste. Service was not great. Our mains came immediately after our appetizer dishes were removed and before our wine was served. Very rushed feeling. Unpleasant.

JP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal and service was amazing. My husband had the chicken and I had the cod. We are still raving about this meal - it was superb. Thanks to everyone from our server to the chef (s)!!

DV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one of my favorite places for a special night out.

MG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter.
Good food and fun variety.
Great place for a group. Good atmosphere for catching up.

NT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

An absolutely delicious lunch. We chose to try several small plates and had a wonderful visit. Our server Alan was outstanding. He had just the right amount of interaction and helpful advice and also didn't rush us at all, even though we found out he was off an hour before we finished (Sorry Alan!). I highly recommend the Shrimp Pernod, and the daily oysters special was incredible. We'll be back.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall the service was excellent, I love the restaurant and it's setting / decor etc . The meal was average and high priced for unexceptional fare.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious!

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M
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was really good. Ordered the tuna tartare, duck poutine, soup of the day and omelet of the day. Service was great too. We were travelling with a stroller and they were very accommodating. Thank you!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Been there so many times. Usually great. Tonight it was awful

H
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food fantastic, service brilliant, lots of choice in food and drink. Perfect meal

LC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of our food was delicious. I had the Prix Fix which was a great "deal". I had the Mushroom Risotto, my daughter the Steak Tartar (my daughter, who tries steak tartar whenever she can, said it was one of the best she's had!) and hubby had the steak with frites, with peppercorn gravy, delicious, with 3 different desserts to share. The creme brulee was very good, and the flourless chocolate cake was excellent. Ambiance was lovely, staff was very nice and helpful. Beautiful restaurant!

CS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

JR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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 October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

TM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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 September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

PK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

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 September 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

TH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

t
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

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 September 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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 September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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 September 13, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

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

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Cote de boeuf très décevante

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JT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

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

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