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Taste of the Upper East Side
I stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant, and it was perfect for a light lunch, before dashing off for some last minute sight seeing and my flight back to London. I had a very good French onion soup, which was a meal in itself. Nice staff, who were polite & discreet. Intimate seating, and perfect for people watching (and listening!).
Rajith_12 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 22, 2017
Our neighborhood go-to. My partner ...
Our neighborhood go-to. My partner and I couldn't be luckier. Warm, friendly staff. Delicious fare. Special favorite is the French Onion Soup, romantic ambiance.
Steve C. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2017
My wife and I have lived in Manhattan ...
My wife and I have lived in Manhattan for the past seven years and this is our favorite restaurant. So please forgive me as I pull out all the stops. We love the food, the incredibly friendly staff, the warm and romantic ambience, the wine list, and the location in one of Manhattan's most serene and architecturally rich neighborhoods... read more
Andrew P. via yelp.com - Mar 15, 2017
Love the food
They have a really good food everything was nice service and management. I'm planning to come back and try other dishes... read more
Jason W via tripadvisor.com - Mar 14, 2017
Quaint and neighborly feel
I have only stopped by this Bistro once, but it was a very pleasant experience. Setting is informal, menu is not extensive, but inviting just the same Our waiter was particularly cordial, all in all leaving a wonderful 'taste' of Chat Noir. Ideal respite after some Madison Avenue shopping, or perhaps after an afternoon at the Metropo... read more
Fazbear via tripadvisor.com - Mar 13, 2017
The service was nice Everyone tried to make you feel at homeThe food was good... read more
elisa via opentable.com - Mar 13, 2017
This restaurant is a favorite for ...
This restaurant is a favorite for my daughters and me. Every meal has been phenomenal. We try something nee every time and we ate not disappointed. We usually start with the mushroom soup but on our most trip, I tried the spinach soup. It was very flavorful! I had the duck entree and it was by far, the best I have ever had. We love t... read more
Laura P. via yelp.com - Mar 12, 2017
Perfect near the Park and the Frick. Cute tables outside for nice days. American in Paris feel.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 12, 2017
I have eaten at several 3 Michelin star restaurants so with thst in mind I can say that this is my favorite restaurant anywhere. The food is tasty, creative, not overdone l. The service is second to none, I mean that, the staff really cares about you and your experience. I eat here at least three times a month because it's thst good.
George Venetos via google.com - Mar 11, 2017
This is one of our all time favorite neighborhood spots. Terrific food, great service, and a delightful atmosphere. I'd eat there every night if I could!
marym via opentable.com - Mar 11, 2017
This is our favorite place with wonderful people and great food!
OpenTable Diner Since 2007 via opentable.com - Mar 4, 2017
The restaurant was bustling at weekday lunch, but the service was nonetheless gracefully attentive. It is an Upper East Side den, pleasant and tasteful, with clientele you mostly would expect. The food was interesting, and satisfying - suitable for a business luncheon without question, and special enough that one might take a new fri... read more
Tims via opentable.com - Mar 2, 2017
Very attentive and respectful service and staff. Great environment for a special occasion and conversation. Food is delicious and well above average. Charming and cozy venue. This was our first visit but highly recommend and will definitely return.
gr8time via opentable.com - Mar 1, 2017
I've gone to chat noir on and off since it opened. Food is always wonderful, pretty people, great staff and super engaging owner! It's a slice of civilized New York to me!
Foodie via opentable.com - Feb 28, 2017
Service was very nice however the short rib dish I had was not very good and certainly not worth the price. The salmon, duck magret, and coq au vin I have had in the past are all fantastic. The soufflée is delicious but be aware that it is enormous and is best shared between 2-4 people.
OpenTable Diner Since 2013 via opentable.com - Feb 27, 2017
Traditional French Bistro in midtown neighborhood. Very fine food from a Bistro menu with contemporary additions. Service was very attentive without being over-bearing. Quality of food was great. The Onion Soup was authentic French as was the Duck. The latter was cooked perfectly as we ordered, medium-rare and no grease. This g... read more
bbwas via opentable.com - Feb 26, 2017
Late Lunch Experience
Had a most enjoyable lunch, the tables are a bit too close for any kind of a private conversation, but excellent for getting to know new people. Staff friendly and know what they are talking about. Were not sure of a wine choice, so they let us taste the ones that we were asking about which we appreciated and choose the correct one f... read more
Mclfinewine via tripadvisor.com - Feb 25, 2017
What an amazing find on a beautiful ...
What an amazing find on a beautiful Friday afternoon in February. I am sure that having the ability to sit on the patio added to the wonderful experience. The service, the food and the setting was perfect. From the moment we sat down until we left, we felt welcomed.  Andreas, the waiter, is so very charming and has a great sense of h... read more
Pat M. via yelp.com - Feb 24, 2017
Stumbled upon, will go back!
After a stroll in Central Park, we wandered over to the Upper East Side, looking for a late, quiet lunch. We glanced down the side street from Madison Ave and saw the sign. What a delightful find! Food-amazing; service-amazing! Thank-you, Andreas! We hope to be back one day.
20Qmindreader via tripadvisor.com - Feb 22, 2017
We had a late-night dinner at Bistro Cha ...
We had a late-night dinner at Bistro Chat Noir after attending a concert at Lincoln Center. Although the restaurant was beginning to clear out (we were actually the last table there that evening) the wait staff was very attentive, professional and friendly and did not make us feel rushed at all. The food was absolutely delicious - a... read more
Yumma via opentable.com - Feb 19, 2017
We had a family dinner with a child earl ...
We had a family dinner with a child early on Saturday evening. The staff at the restaurant was extremely helpful and made sure we had an enjoyable time.
OpenTable Diner Since 2017 via opentable.com - Feb 19, 2017
The service here is simply phenomenal!!! I got the tuna tartar & it was perfect. Definitely worth a
The service here is simply phenomenal!!! I got the tuna tartar & it was perfect. Definitely worth a trip to the UES.
Alex Jones via facebook.com - Feb 19, 2017
We were caught by surprise with Valentin ...
We were caught by surprise with Valentines Day pricing. Didn't see a notice on their website or at Open Table. We enjoy the restaurant and have been several times, but the cost tonight far exceeded the substance of the meal.
OpenTable Diner Since 2015 via opentable.com - Feb 15, 2017
Utterly delightful…for Valentine's Day d ...
Utterly delightful…for Valentine's Day dinner, this time, but we shall certainly return!
Suze via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2017
Fabulous food nd Awesome theme... read more
Ankur Kanungo via google.com - Feb 12, 2017
Delightful dining experience! ... read more
Deb Sherr via google.com - Feb 4, 2017
Great neighborhood restaurant, food great as well as service.A gem in NYC... read more
FENOMENAL via opentable.com - Feb 4, 2017
Great neighborhood restaurant, food grea ...
Great neighborhood restaurant, food great as well as service. A gem in NYC... read more
FENOMENAL via opentable.com - Feb 3, 2017
This is one of my all time favorite ...
This is one of my all time favorite places to eat. I've never had a bad meal here. The hostess and the waitstaff are probably the friendliest you will ever find in NYC. Love this place!!!!!!
Tina S. via yelp.com - Feb 2, 2017
Always a treat at Bistro Chat Noir! The ...
Always a treat at Bistro Chat Noir! The ambiance is wonderful, staff is warm and friendly, food delicious and those Martini's....the best!
OpenTable Diner Since 2010 via opentable.com - Feb 1, 2017
Fantastic brunch!
Used to live in Manhattan and walked by the Chat Noir hundreds of times on the way to Central Park with my daughter. Came to town and went for brunch. We had fabulous service from Alan (?). He was fantastic, witty, there when he needed to be. We had a wonderful meal...Cucumber manhattans, the appetizer tasting teasers were the highli... read more
toomuchsnowhere via tripadvisor.com - Jan 30, 2017
The restaurant was fabulous and the food ...
The restaurant was fabulous and the food was delicious. Terribly friendly staff... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2006 via opentable.com - Jan 29, 2017
Used to live in Mahattan and walked by t ...
Used to live in Mahattan and walked by the Chat Noir hundreds of times on the way to Central Park with my daughter. Came to town and went for brunch. We had fabulous service from Alan (?). He was fantastic, witty, there when he needed to be. We had a wonderful meal...Cucumber manhattans, the appetizer tasting teasers were the hig... read more
Fanofeats via opentable.com - Jan 29, 2017
the restaurant was pleasant and the food ...
the restaurant was pleasant and the food good. The menu is varied.
eileenP via opentable.com - Jan 27, 2017
Everything was Excellent; I love this re ...
Everything was Excellent; I love this restaurant - a little jewel of a place.
OpenTable Diner Since 2007 via opentable.com - Jan 24, 2017
Always wonderful!
Always wonderful!
IsabellaT via opentable.com - Jan 24, 2017
Steak tartar was excellent but Rigatoni ...
Steak tartar was excellent but Rigatoni was sour tomato sauce taste... But staffs are very attentive and polite.
OpenTable Diner Since 2012 via opentable.com - Jan 19, 2017
Steak tartar was excellent but Rigatoni was sour tomato sauce taste...But staffs are very attentive and polite.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 18, 2017
Food is amazingly good. Service is great... read more
Armando Santos R. via google.com - Jan 16, 2017
Lovely evening, attentive but not overbe ...
Lovely evening, attentive but not overbearing staff. Wonderful craft cocktails. Our dinner was outstanding.
Sherrie via opentable.com - Jan 16, 2017
Lovely evening, attentive but not overbearing staff. Wonderful craft cocktails. Our dinner was outstanding.
Sherrie via opentable.com - Jan 16, 2017
ALWAYS BEYOND EXPECTATIONS!!
There are few times you continue to come back to restaurants in NYC but let me tell you that if you haven't been or if you haven't returned to Chat Noir you are MISSING OUT!!! Joanna, Edison, David, and Hassan will make sure you are treated like you are your own "island!" The service is BEYOND 5 STAR! If you haven't been this is a MU... read more
David P via tripadvisor.com - Jan 11, 2017
Always wonderful food and service. Great location.
Always wonderful food and service. Great location.
Debbie Falk Covington via facebook.com - Jan 8, 2017
We always have a good experience
We always have a good experience... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2006 via opentable.com - Jan 7, 2017
We used to live in NYC and visit Chat No ...
We used to live in NYC and visit Chat Noir often. We ALWAYS dine there when we return. This time, we decided to dine twice. Service, food, ambiance - everything is fabulous. We love this restaurant and we recommend it to everyone we know that visits the fine city of New York.
dfco via opentable.com - Jan 7, 2017
We love this restaurant. Great food a i ...
We love this restaurant. Great food a in casual elegance setting. Friendly staff.
Susanrpny via opentable.com - Jan 1, 2017
Beautiful Experience at this charming restaurant
We ate part of the daily menu. Pea soup and chicken breast with avocado and basil. Both dishes were excellent. Also, Black Cat burger was thrilling! For desert we ate chocolate mousse and apple pie with vanilla ice cream. They surprised us with another dessert. Although the food was excellent, we were impressed by friendly staff espe... read more
Mateo B via tripadvisor.com - Dec 31, 2016
I came across the Bistro by chance ...
I came across the Bistro by chance and loved it. I had the duck dish which was beautiful well sliced duck pieces in a lovely brown sauce with carrot mash. She had the lobster salad with quinoa, walnuts cucumber with a mild curry dressing. The staff were efficient and discrete. What a great lunch.
Minna H. via yelp.com - Dec 31, 2016
Wonderful
We stopped in for a light lunch after going to museums. My husband had the french onion soup, I ate the warm artichoke salad. Both were excellent. Best capuccino I've had in a long time, and my husband enjoyed his cote du rhone. We certainly would return.
Cathy A via tripadvisor.com - Dec 30, 2016
Fabulous
We came across the Bistro by chance and loved it. I had the duck dish which was beautiful well sliced duck pieces in a lovely brown sauce with carrot mash. She had the lobster salad with quinoa, walnuts cucumber with a mild curry dressing. The staff were efficient and discrete. What a great lunch on a rainy day in New York!!
junde01 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 29, 2016
Tonite I visited Le Chat Noir with ...
Tonite I visited Le Chat Noir with my two girls and it was an absolute delight! The french onion soup was savory, the Sancerre a perfect complement, and the lamb shank was perfectly tender.  The perfect meal on a cold evening, and such a convenient quaint location! Suzanne was the perfect host on our first night back to NYC.
Charlotte B. via yelp.com - Dec 28, 2016
Today we came in from Austin TX ...
Today we came in from Austin TX and we visited Le Chat Noir and it was an absolute delight! The french onion soup was savory, the Sancerre a perfect complement, and the lamb shank was perfectly tender.  The perfect meal on a cold evening, and such a convenient quaint location! Suzanne was the perfect host on our first night back to N... read more
Charlotte B. via yelp.com - Dec 28, 2016
Wasn't aware there was a special Christm ...
Wasn't aware there was a special Christmas menu...but it was fabulous. Really wanted to try a souffle😢... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2014 via opentable.com - Dec 25, 2016
we chose this spot to catch up with food ...
we chose this spot to catch up with food friends, and we all enjoyed the selection and the food. A very charming spot, and would definitely do it, again and again. great location.
dependable via opentable.com - Dec 24, 2016
Greeted by the FRIENDLIEST most welcomin ...
Greeted by the FRIENDLIEST most welcoming hostesses! We were traveling with our two small children who we brought to dinner (which I rarely see in NYC) and they were so kind and accommodating to them in particular. Most restaurants seem to be annoyed and turn their noses up when they see small kids walking in, so I was hesitant but t... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2009 via opentable.com - Dec 21, 2016
My husband and I dined at quaint Bistro Chat Noir to celebrate the anniversary of our engagement. W
My husband and I dined at quaint Bistro Chat Noir to celebrate the anniversary of our engagement. We are so pleased that we chose this restaurant for our special evening! The service was excellent; our waiter, David, was such a character. So sweet! And the food was deliciously French. The French onion soup was divine! We also enjoyed... read more
Natasha Kostek Mann via facebook.com - Dec 20, 2016
Absolutely divine in every way. I had the salmon tartare and the lobster salad, both of which wer
Absolutely divine in every way. I had the salmon tartare and the lobster salad, both of which were superb. The staff was friendly and very attentive, and the decor cozy and comfortable, perfect for a cold December evening. I can't wait to go back.
Rosemary Scott via facebook.com - Dec 19, 2016
Amazing people, food and service. Extrem ...
Amazing people, food and service. Extremely patient with my party even though they were 45 mins late to their reserved time!!! Food was awesome - but the service was even better. Will definitely recommend to others. It is truly a gem!!
CristinaJacomino via opentable.com - Dec 18, 2016
Bistro Chat Noir is by far my favorite " ...
Bistro Chat Noir is by far my favorite "adult" restaurant - beautiful, cozy, sophisticated, welcoming, delicious.
SarahB1 via opentable.com - Dec 18, 2016
My husband and I dined at quaint ...
My husband and I dined at quaint Bistro Chat Noir to celebrate the anniversary of our engagement. We are so pleased that we chose this restaurant for our special evening! The service was excellent; our waiter, David, was such a character. So sweet! And the food was deliciously French. The French onion soup was divine! We also enjoyed... read more
Natasha K. via yelp.com - Dec 17, 2016
The food is always good and the service ...
The food is always good and the service is great. Very cozy which is great on a chilly night.
Dave via opentable.com - Dec 15, 2016
Excellent meal and service. Consistently ...
Excellent meal and service. Consistently good, from brunch to supper. Neighborhood gem.
James via opentable.com - Dec 15, 2016
The food is always great and the staff i ...
The food is always great and the staff is excellent! Edison and Eduardo took very good care of us and made us feel very much at home on this last visit! Love this place!
OpenTable Diner Since 2005 via opentable.com - Dec 13, 2016
Awesome atmosphere. Absolutely amazing f ...
Awesome atmosphere. Absolutely amazing food and even better service.
PaulT via opentable.com - Dec 13, 2016
Although I made the reservation several ...
Although I made the reservation several weeks in advace, we were squeezed into a cramped table. Staff pleasant but not as attentive as they could be. As always the food was delicious.
Jason via opentable.com - Dec 13, 2016
I wish I could give 100 stars! We had a beautiful brunch with our family on Sunday. Our waiter was
I wish I could give 100 stars! We had a beautiful brunch with our family on Sunday. Our waiter was amazing and was very kind! Cheers!
Jackie Vickery Velilla via facebook.com - Dec 12, 2016
Expensive, but very good! My friend said ...
Expensive, but very good! My friend said, "Best $30.00 hamburger he ever had." And then said best hamburger at any price he had ever had.
Tax3911 via opentable.com - Dec 12, 2016
Great place, great service. Had a fantastic meal....dont leave without getting a souffle!
Great place, great service. Had a fantastic meal....dont leave without getting a souffle!
Susan Bitterman via facebook.com - Dec 11, 2016
Consistently well prepared food in and i ...
Consistently well prepared food in and inviting atmosphere... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2002 via opentable.com - Dec 11, 2016
Wonderful lunch! Food was delicious and ...
Wonderful lunch! Food was delicious and ambience was perfect!!!
OpenTable Diner Since 2013 via opentable.com - Dec 9, 2016
Delightful lunch!
Stumbled onto this after discovering La Goulue closed. Apparently one of the owners moved a couple of blocks away and has been enormously successful...we know why...from the warmest possible welcome from Suzane (owner) to the most charming servers and stunning presentations and flavors, we couldn't have been more pleased!
kkmhotelie via tripadvisor.com - Dec 8, 2016
Great food and wonderful service! Lovel ...
Great food and wonderful service! Lovely place to spend an evening with friends!
OpenTable Diner Since 2009 via opentable.com - Dec 4, 2016
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