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After skating with my girls at ...
After skating with my girls at Central Park, we decided we wanted something French for dinner. We ended up walking to Bistro Chat Noir in UES. The ambience was romantic, and on a weekday night the place was a bit crowded than we would've expected. We were greeted warmly, and as we waited for our table, the bartender generously picked ... read more
Diana L. via yelp.com - Feb 5, 2018
This bistro is like my own personal kitchen. I visit here with my eldest child two or three times a month. I am always welcome even if it is close to closing time. Great wine selection along with my favorite tuna tar tar and Coq au vin.
N Jones via google.com - Feb 1, 2018
Cozy and Intimate for Date Night!
This is a warm, cozy, charming bistro that was perfect for date night! The service was excellent and the server was very helpful about what to order since we had never been before. It seemed like a lovely neighborhood haunt and everyone was having a...More ... read more
cooksief via tripadvisor.com - Jan 27, 2018
Great!!
John Harmon via google.com - Jan 24, 2018
Buen sitio acogedor ... read more
Pedro Vasquez via google.com - Jan 18, 2018
A unique gem a Bistro in a beautiful upper east side Townhouse! The food is amazing real French foo
A unique gem a Bistro in a beautiful upper east side Townhouse! The food is amazing real French food with wonderful service and great vibe! Bringing all my friends.
Kim Schmidt via facebook.com - Jan 18, 2018
Went for my boyfriends birthday and couldn’t be happier. We love it there!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 14, 2018
Lovely little French restaurant. Wonderful service and the food was really excellent (try the mushroom soup!) The only comment is on the noise level. At peak times, it is truly impossible to hear without shouting. Other than that, an excellent dining experience.
Jfg2 via opentable.com - Jan 13, 2018
The food is excellent the staff are welcoming and The atmosphere is inviting !! One of my favorites !
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 12, 2018
An adorable little bistro with kind staff. Perfect place for brunch.
Kimberly Wing via google.com - Jan 9, 2018
I have been here a few times and ...
I have been here a few times and it's always consistent, delicious, friendly, and clean. The food is really exceptional French bistro style, with slight changes to the menu depending on the season. The wine list is exceptional and the deserts are truly amazing. The profiteroles are my favorite. It can be very crowded, especially on t ... read more
Gina A. via yelp.com - Jan 2, 2018
Had a marvelous New Year's Eve lunch. Consistently excellent food, attentive and just right service and real, authentic neighborhood feel.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 1, 2018
Wonderful food, festive atmosphere and very well located --definitely a place to go back to.
Rose via opentable.com - Dec 31, 2017
Bistro Chat Noir reminded me of why French food is often considered to be the world's best cuisine. The authentic flavors and menu options did not disappoint-- this is an experienced kitchen that cooks with confidence. Pricey and worth every penny.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 30, 2017
Great birthday lunch with the family ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 30, 2017
Fabulous Christmas Dinner in Cozy Restaurant
This is a fabulous restaurant. We thank our waiter Klyde for excellent service. The entire team was welcoming, attentive and professional. Our meal was worthy of five stars. Onion soup best I ever had. Lamb was outstanding. We also enjoyed Salmon Wellington, a Chicken Creole...More ... read more
Barbara S via tripadvisor.com - Dec 26, 2017
Intimate lunch
After all the fuss and crowd at Christmas, we were looking for a quiet place. This restaurant is a gem hidden in upper east and we had exactly what we needed: a light and calm place to have a delicious meal attended by sympathetic and...More ... read more
A TripAdvisor Member via tripadvisor.com - Dec 26, 2017
Expensive and worth every penny...I plan to treat myself more often...delightful ... read more
Card via opentable.com - Dec 25, 2017
We had a fabulous Christmas dinner with superb service. I highly recommend this restaurant.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 25, 2017
Just a Christmas Eve dinner, great as always ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 24, 2017
My guests and myself all had a great time! Thank you so much for taking great care of us! The food was amazing and the service outstanding! One of my favorite restaurants!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2017
Dinner as always was great. The halibut special was delicious and the service is friendly and professional.
GothamGourmand via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2017
Very nice restaurant and the food was excellent. Service needs to be upgraded as we had to continually ask the waiter to come by our table. Prices are ok, but not outrageous. But $25 for a small souffle was over the top. Nice place for a businessmen's lunch. But the playing of Happy Birthday several times over the restuarant speaker ... read more
Borntotravel via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2017
The best nook on the upper east side!! One of our favorite spots for date night and get-togethers.
HudsonYardsNYC via opentable.com - Dec 21, 2017
The restaurant was busy and we encountered difficulty getting seated in accordance with our reservation. When others were seated who arrived after us and who did not have earlier reservations, we expressed our unhappiness with the situation. The restaurant manager and matre d' responded after our complaint and did a good job of tryin ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 21, 2017
Food and service always excellent here. Had the artichoke ravioli, it was delicious.
NYCfoodie via opentable.com - Dec 20, 2017
Fantastic ! Such amazing food for any occasion ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 20, 2017
We stopped in for a quick dinner ...
We stopped in for a quick dinner before a show at the Armory.  The lobster salad I had was one of the best I've ever eaten. Service excellent, and I can't wait to go back when I have more time to explore the menu.
Bill F. via yelp.com - Dec 19, 2017
First visit but it won't be my last. Excellent menu selections and wonderful food.
golferpat via opentable.com - Dec 19, 2017
Cozy, warm, and friendly—neighborhood bistro with great food and varied menu! Great for lunch/brunch, evening with a group or a romantic dinner. Definite winner.
AmbienceAddict via opentable.com - Dec 18, 2017
Chat Noir is such a beautiful, warm and friendly place. It's grown up but not stuffy. The staff is so welcoming and the food is delicious.
SarahB1 via opentable.com - Dec 17, 2017
Wow, this place is truly amazing. The food, the staff, the environment- it all exceeded our expectations! The food was full of flavor, the ambiance was quaint and romantic, and Johanna and the wait staff were attentive and incredibly friendly. We really felt special and look forward to our next night out at Chat Noir. Take a beautifu ... read more
Woodrow Apfel via google.com - Dec 17, 2017
Magnificent dinner.
Very nice and charming French restaurant right off the park. The halibut was wonderful and cooking perfectly. Will def come back to this fine resturant!
CHIP P via tripadvisor.com - Dec 16, 2017
We love this restaurant. Always great food and fun. Our waiter Andreas was the best. Your service is always good. 💕💕 ... read more
BoomBoomK9 via opentable.com - Dec 16, 2017
Everything was fabulous. I've been here before and never been disappointed.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 16, 2017
Absolutely wonderful! Been coming here for years every time we visit the City. Their French onion soup is to die for!
Lis184 via opentable.com - Dec 14, 2017
We had a quiet, albeit upbeat and happy, celebration! The ambiance was wonderful and we could hear each other well as we talked and laughed. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. Some of us shared courses, and without giving the usual argument, the staff divided the items in the kitchen and presented the food beaut ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 12, 2017
Very friendly, efficient service and excellent food.
seattle45 via opentable.com - Dec 7, 2017
Loved this restaurant. Alex, the bar tender, restored my faith in bar tending as a profession. The lobster, truffle, bacon Mac and cheese was sublime. My duck magret delicious. The chocolate souffle was scrumptious and Alex served an espresso martini with it. Overall an excellent dining experience.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 7, 2017
Such fun. Wonderful neighborhood Bistro. Owner, Suzanne is a delight!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 6, 2017
Wonderful menu and service, but very loud. Very nice for a special occasion.
Eleni via opentable.com - Dec 4, 2017
Took a male business associate because of the hearty and tasty bistro food. The onion soup is a true reduction of caramelized onions. I love their burger. My associate had the prix fixe which he loved - down to the last bite of the perfectly grilled salmon.They have a reasonably-priced list of by-the-glass wines. The service is old s ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 4, 2017
Everything was perfect
My sister and I made a reservation via Open Table for a Thursday at 7:00pm. When we arrived we were shown to a lovely spot inside the restaurant. Our waiter was kind enough to recommend a wine pairing for our dinner and was just the...More ... read more
Kathleen P via tripadvisor.com - Dec 2, 2017
Bistro Chat Noir is my mom and ...
Bistro Chat Noir is my mom and I's favorite lunch spot in the city. Both of us have celiac disease and every meal I've ever had here has been spectacular! Hassan, Joanna and Alex have always taken great care of us and the rest of the staff is friendly as well. Great atmosphere and clean ingredients in every dish. We love trying their ... read more
Haley P. via yelp.com - Dec 1, 2017
this is one of my favorite 'go to' places when in nyc...charming and delicious!
Westies via opentable.com - Dec 1, 2017
My experience there is awesome. I come to her three times a year from out of town and I never miss coming to the restaurant. Thank you for a great time ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 30, 2017
Wonderful place for lunch or dinner.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 29, 2017
Good service. Great beef tartar ...
Good service. Great beef tartar. Such a cute restaurant. Sit outside with dog for a nice lunch :).  Love the ambience ... read more
Diana C. via yelp.com - Nov 28, 2017
Our second visit and the food was spectacular. The crab salad and tuna tartare were equally delicious. I had the Cod over oven roasted beet risotto that was perfectly cooked and tasty. My husband had the artichoke ravioli's that was mouthwatering. My only recommendation is an upgrade to the wine list. We love French wines from S ... read more
LoveNYCdining via opentable.com - Nov 24, 2017
We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner enhanced by the friendliness and helpfulness of the wonderful staff. It was a most enjoyable experience, and we will definitely return.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 23, 2017
We absolutely in love with this ...
We absolutely in love with this little gem! Great food, fantastic service. We had  brunch there on Monday. I will definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion, lovely atmosphere and so very pretty...
Victoria A. via yelp.com - Nov 22, 2017
Great uptown chic and yet friendly place for either an intimate dinner or a business lunch ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 22, 2017
A very pretty French restaurant with very good food. We've had some nice meals here in the past where we could have a conversation. On our last visit the restaurant was incredibly noisy, but hopefully that was an unusual occurrence.
KEENJ via opentable.com - Nov 21, 2017
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
Maravilloso. La comida deliciosa 😋 y el servicio excelente. Muy simpáticos.
Maravilloso. La comida deliciosa 😋 y el servicio excelente. Muy simpáticos.
Javi SĂĄnchez 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
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