Reviews

Very good bistro food.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 18, 2017
Great service!! It was a large crowd of us so of course we we paid special attention. However, the
Great service!! It was a large crowd of us so of course we we paid special attention. However, the food was great and the drinks were Devine. I ordered a “rusty nail” and the bartender asked me if Black label was okay? What?!!! Of hat is your “go to” Scotch” for a drink, them this is my new home away from home!! Downside- the truffl ... read more
Kenyatta Sharu Jackson via facebook.com - Nov 18, 2017
Excellent. We will continue to go there. Staff and servers very professional.
Janet Lazar via google.com - Nov 17, 2017
This was a very pleasant meal in a cozy spot. The ambience was relaxed and the noise level was at the right level for good conversation. We all enjoyed our meals very much. We will definitely return.
mhpinny via opentable.com - Nov 15, 2017
Really great dinner with a VIP date. This was my fourth experience at Chat Noir...two lunches and two dinners. Exceptional french bistro style dishes with excellent service. Good value too.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 12, 2017
A great location for a very "New York" dinner on the east side. This is one of those non-trendy,classic New York restaurants that offers a comfortable ambience and nicely prepared French food. The service was excellent; our salmon was perfectly prepared. Although very crowdedon a Saturday evening, the noise level permitted conversat ... read more
Larry via opentable.com - Nov 11, 2017
A Cozy & Friendly Upper East Side French Bistro!
My GF and her Mother & I have made this one of our regulars! Tried by accident after being rejected for bringing a small service dog to dinner by a social club across the street and being warmly welcomed, it hasn’t missed a beat since!...More ... read more
Michael W via tripadvisor.com - Nov 10, 2017
Bistro Chat Noir is a lively, youthful, energetic bistro and yet, somehow, the noise level is sufficiently controlled to allow conversation to flow! The service is friendly, professional and dependable. The food was very good and the salmon particularly flavorful with a good texture. To me this is a classically French bistro. My frie ... read more
Shostakovich via opentable.com - Nov 10, 2017
Food was excellent and service wonderful. Loved the decor and it was a perfect spot to take my mom
Food was excellent and service wonderful. Loved the decor and it was a perfect spot to take my mom for lunch !! Well done !
Florence M. Goldberg via facebook.com - Nov 9, 2017
Maravilloso. La comida deliciosa 😋 y el servicio excelente. Muy simpáticos.
Maravilloso. La comida deliciosa 😋 y el servicio excelente. Muy simpáticos.
Javi Sánchez via facebook.com - Nov 9, 2017
By far the best restaurant in the neighborhood. Meant for real New Yorkers, not tourists staying at the Four Seasons like all the others. The cheese souffle is the best in the city.
GreenwichMom via opentable.com - Nov 8, 2017
HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND SERVICE ATTENTIVE. WILL RETURN.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 5, 2017
Loved every minute of our dining experience. We've been there twice and it only got better. The owner manager couldn't have taken better care of our experience.
Robert Bradford via google.com - Nov 4, 2017
Excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable meal and experience ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 3, 2017
Great neighborhood restaurant! Always very friendly and food is always good ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 2, 2017
Delightful spot intimate with interesting food preparations. The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. If you have a birthday or special occasion they know how to help you celebrate in a fun but elegant way. I’d recommend this neighborhood find to anyone who enjoys great food. Let the staff recommend the champagne, y ... read more
John via opentable.com - Nov 2, 2017
Excellent food and excellent service. Very consistent. Lovely neighborhood gem.
dfco via opentable.com - Nov 2, 2017
Lovely ambience. Food was delicious. Had good options to choose From. Had a delightful evening with good food and cozy comfortable room.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 2, 2017
We absolutely love this restaurant. Will be back to visit next time we are in NYC. Everything was w
We absolutely love this restaurant. Will be back to visit next time we are in NYC. Everything was wonderful.
Elaine Kelpien Federico via facebook.com - Oct 30, 2017
Charming Neighborhood Restaurant small butt with adequate room. Food was cooked perfectly and tasty. Everybody was friendly and welcoming. This will be a restaurant that the next time I come to New York I will look to return to. The only minor flaw was the souffle was delicious but a little over cooked and slightly dry but everything ... read more
1234344 via opentable.com - Oct 28, 2017
Second time eating there and liked it even better this time. Great food, wonderful service and staff (attentive and engaging), great atmosphere.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 21, 2017
Friendly atmosphere near the Madison Avenue shopping! Great place!
I've eaten here on a couple of occasions. The food is really excellent and this was one of my favorite meals on this particular trip to the city. We were celebrating my Mother's birthday and were dining with a large group of friends and relatives....More ... read more
SiriusSkier23 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 20, 2017
Consistant, always a fun spot to catch up with friends and family.
Izzy via opentable.com - Oct 19, 2017
Excellent! The hostess Joana makes is ... read more
Larry via opentable.com - Oct 19, 2017
Food was delicious and the service was superb. The place has a warm and cozy atmosphere. We have dined here before and would definitely go back.
Bobbyc0824 via opentable.com - Oct 16, 2017
The food was awesome. Must have The Quinoa Burger �
The food was awesome. Must have The Quinoa Burger � ... read more
Erika Aresta via facebook.com - Oct 16, 2017
The hospitality was above and beyond excellent service. Andreas was remarkable. The food was impec
The hospitality was above and beyond excellent service. Andreas was remarkable. The food was impeccable.
JJ Jeannette via facebook.com - Oct 15, 2017
This was my first time in New York with a date..... He has been to Bistro Chat Noir before and he suggested this for our Sat night dinner...... I was very impressed our waiter, our food and our dinning experience was wonderful! I would definitely come back and recommend Bistro Chat Noir to my friends in New York! A Foodie Chi ... read more
MaggieDesigns via opentable.com - Oct 15, 2017
Cosy
Various flavored cuisine tasty reasonable portions cosy interior the service is irréprochable great place to be ... read more
simo r via tripadvisor.com - Oct 13, 2017
Always good food, attentive service and delicious cocktails. My go to in NYC.
ChowHound via opentable.com - Oct 13, 2017
Amazing Restaurant!
I love dinning at Bistro Chat Noir, The Food is excellent and so is the service. There is not a bad meal on the menu. Whenever the owner (Suzanne)is in the restaurant, she goes to every table and welcome her guests. This is an amazing...More ... read more
Barbara M via tripadvisor.com - Oct 10, 2017
A charmingly decorated intimate bistro with superior service beautiful winesand excellent french c
A charmingly decorated intimate bistro with superior service beautiful wines and excellent french cuisine . Not inexpensive but here you get what you pay for.
Robin Lane via facebook.com - Oct 9, 2017
A good spot in the upper east side to have a conversation around good French food.
LauraV via opentable.com - Oct 8, 2017
We loved it
Nice small bistro, just off Madison Av.and 66street. Very well located and cozy. The waiter was very nice he gave us good suggestions . We both ate pasta and as a dessert I had asked for a chocolate soufflé and my son a chocolate mousse,...More ... read more
Irlanda28 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 7, 2017
Absolutely outstanding
From the greeting to good-bye the atmosphere, food, friendship and experience was the best in New York! Our 7 year old said, “this place is really cool”. The lunch on Saturday was great. I had the Quinoa burger and my wife had the pumpkin soup....More ... read more
bentley1973 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 7, 2017
This is a wonderful find! I met my friend for a belated birthday lunch and we had a super time with expert and personal service and delicious food. Light, airy with table cloths and cloth napkins. I couldn't wrap my mind around a glass of rose for $18, but other than that it was a flawless experience. Will return.
Finn via opentable.com - Oct 6, 2017
This is really a very nice, comfortable place to go to dine. The staff is welcoming and the food is quite good.
bundles via opentable.com - Oct 5, 2017
Very charming Room, the Hostess is nice and attentive, the service team is fast and accommodating. The food presentation is superb. Also delicious.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 4, 2017
We have dined at Bistro Chat Noir several times over past 8 years (brunch & dinner). Frequently, we are with our daughter who is now 7 years old. The servers are always so attentive and accommodating even with young dining companion!:) Our favorite waiter has such a great sense of humor there and makes us feel at home. Food -- Don't ... read more
GalwayGirl via opentable.com - Oct 1, 2017
Fantastic for brunch!!! Best Pisco Sours!! Warm and friendly.....
Sfpdodd via opentable.com - Sep 30, 2017
Wonderful evening in a thoroughly charming restaurant. Excellent food with superior, friendly service.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 29, 2017
Although I had been to Chat Noir two dozen times for lunch, I had never attended dinner. I was thrilled to experience the same excellent food and service as I have had at lunch.I did ask to move tables-- my friends were there before me--noting it was far too "cozy" for three. After a bit of hurried consultation all was well. Sometim ... read more
Nylady via opentable.com - Sep 29, 2017
Located just a few steps away from ...
Located just a few steps away from Central Park in the Upper East Side, Bistro Chat Noir combines the classic and contemporary elements of French culinary styling in an intimate 1939 NYC landmark townhouse setting.Cheese SouffleThe Cheese Souffle from Bistro Chat Noir is an absolute must. Made to order (it takes 30 minutes to prepare ... read more
Jaein S. via yelp.com - Sep 24, 2017
Celebrated my 42nd birthday at ...
Celebrated my 42nd birthday at this lovely French restaurant. The menu is wonderful many different things to choose from we had Pesca Terrian's in our group and vegetarians in all we're delighted and happy with the choices they made ... read more
Kimberly O. via yelp.com - Sep 24, 2017
Phenomenal menu! Loved the seared salmon!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 23, 2017
Awesome place nice people food was great and the service was amazing ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 16, 2017
I enjoy this neighborhood spot for excellent food, beautifully presented.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 15, 2017
excellent, authentic French fare - we were there early everning and were treated exceptionally well from the wait staff and Suzanne, the owner. Food was excellent. We will go back the next time we are in NYC ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 15, 2017
The place is cute. My waiter was extra kind and joyful. Great experience ... read more
Great via opentable.com - Sep 11, 2017
staff was so unbelievably friendly and accommodating. Get the mac & cheese with truffles and bacon!
NewYorker via opentable.com - Sep 11, 2017
Concert Weekend
Small French restaurant, nice menu not only French. Service was great. Prices are good fit NY and dessert are really delicious ... read more
Mert B via tripadvisor.com - Sep 10, 2017
Outstanding service, lovely atmosphere for very pricey bistro food
My wife and I enjoyed dinner at this small bistro. Service was outstanding - friendly, prompt and professional. The table layout was excellent and the sound level in the restaurant easily facilitated conversation. The design was of an upscale neighborhood bistro. The food was good...More ... read more
james k via tripadvisor.com - Sep 9, 2017
Had a wonderful dinner. Beets tartar ...
Had a wonderful dinner. Beets tartar -- excellent. So delicious. Loved the cheese soufflé and the dessert cookies. Service was stellar. Super locals dining. Recommend ... read more
Annmarie N. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2017
Without exception a terrific, well run restaurant offering delicious, well prepared French bistro food. Within walking distance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the lower end of Central Park. We have visited several times over the past 10 years and look forward to returning. This place is a worthwhile visit for those wishing ... read more
Pickyhappyeater via opentable.com - Sep 1, 2017
Charming atmosphere off of busy Madison Ave. delicious French fare - one of the best French onion soups in NYC! Staff is wonderful, friendly & helpful -especially Andreas who clearly loves his job and enjoys people. Definetly worth a visit, you won't regret it.
Alicia via opentable.com - Aug 30, 2017
Love this quiet little spot. Food is always excellent. Been there multiple times and am never disappointed!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Aug 28, 2017
(Translated by Google) A very nice place, top notch food and service very good !!! (Original) Un lugar muy agradable, la comida de primera y el servicio muy bueno!!!
Hernan Valle via google.com - Aug 28, 2017
Great Ambiance - Excellent Food - Service Very Good...but Not Great
Was a guest of a "regular" patron of Bistro Chat Noir. The ambiance is great. The bread basket offering is awesome ( definitely take the raisin/nut bread ). Prices aren't inexpensive but not totally outrageous..especially considering the location. All four of us had the gazpacho...More ... read more
Andy J via tripadvisor.com - Aug 25, 2017
Un lugar muy agradable, la comida de primera y el servicio muy bueno!!!
Hernan Valle via google.com - Aug 25, 2017
Best Gazpacho we've found in NYC ...
Best Gazpacho we've found in NYC.  & the other menu items marched the soup. Great wait staff and ambience.  And martinis, kit royal & lemonade.
Fred J. via yelp.com - Aug 17, 2017
We always really enjoy our time and food at chat noir. Everyone is so welcoming and make our evening special and unique. The Sperrys ... read more
Dixie via opentable.com - Aug 15, 2017
Lovely spot for a quiet lunch with wonderful service
Three friends had a lovely lunch. Nice menu, service, ambience. We ate inside but there were a few outdoor tables.
ELLlady via tripadvisor.com - Aug 14, 2017
We went for an anniversary dinner and had a wonderful evening. The waiters were attentive but not intrusive. The food was fabulous. We enjoyed everything and can recommend the Lobster Salad & The Tasting Treat Platter.
foodies4life via opentable.com - Aug 13, 2017
We had a wonderful lunch here.
We had a wonderful lunch here...gazpacho was excellent, French onion soup was delicious, chat mac & cheese was yummy, and burgers were excellent. Our waiter Andreas was charming, warm, and welcoming. The decor is French bistro with  background music that doesn't drown out conversation. Highly recommended!
Susan R. via yelp.com - Aug 11, 2017
Pleasant Lunch
We had a wonderful lunch here. Suzanne, the owner, and her staff could not have friendlier or more accommodating. We had the crab meat salad and a shrimp scampi which is served on vegetables. Both are very creative and are outstanding! We look forward to...More ... read more
William Lee H via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2017
Favourite lunch place in NY ... read more
Jake Prior via google.com - Aug 8, 2017
Lovely evening sitting outside at Chat Noir. Food was delicious and the experience relaxing. It was easy to talk ... read more
mhoetting via opentable.com - Aug 5, 2017
LOVE Bistro Chat Noir - my favorite ...
LOVE Bistro Chat Noir - my favorite local gem!Charming restaurant, warm and inviting staff, DELICIOUS Martini's and SCRUMPTIOUS Food.Very good wine list and that mouthwatering chocolate souffle is most definitely worth the wait!Heavenly experience ... read more
paulette c. via yelp.com - Jul 31, 2017
Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The food was reasonably priced and superb. The staf was attentive and thoughtful. The tea list alone is worth a visit -- beyond words amazing.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jul 30, 2017
The service here is amazing. There was a delightful waiter who gave us great advice and recommendations on what to order. The food and desserts were the best I've had in years. The Chocolate Souffle was worth penny.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jul 30, 2017
Excellent Service
Very accommodating. I was traveling with my small dog and we sat under the canopy outside. It was really nice, not on the sidewalk. Nice throw rug underneath the two tables. Wait staff was very attentive, even providing a bowl of water for my dog....More ... read more
Gracie R via tripadvisor.com - Jul 29, 2017
Nice find! The Soufflé was delightful! Nice ambiance. Great location too from Central Park.
becca via opentable.com - Jul 28, 2017
The service is excellent. Very ...
The service is excellent. Very polite and attentive. It's a romantic and relaxing environment. Every time I've eaten there I've tried fish and it has always been very satisfying.
Maria M. via yelp.com - Jul 27, 2017
Wonderful meal. Great service and ambience. I'll be back!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jul 27, 2017
It was very delicious! It had very unique French styles of food!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jul 26, 2017
Great food adorable place!
lans via opentable.com - Jul 25, 2017
What a find! Excellent creative food, stellar service and a menu with something for everyone. We will be back!
FenixPhoodies via opentable.com - Jul 22, 2017
The food is delicious and the ambiance is charming. Savory and sweet souffle, need I say more? ... read more
Pablo Calamera via google.com - Jul 22, 2017
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