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Promotions

Complimentary wine tasting

Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

50% Off on Selected Wines

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Promotions

Complimentary wine tasting

Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Details

Every first Thursday of the month, complimentary wine tasting in our lounge. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Jul 6, 2017 - Nov 2, 2017 on Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

50% Off on Selected Wines

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

50% Off on Selected Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Great selection of French wine to enjoy. Special valid Jun 27, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

About Le Chat Noir

Quote as “unpretentious but stylish”, Le Chat Noir, casual bistro-style with Parisian left-bank feel features classic, traditional French cuisine and a large selection of savory and sweet crepes. The Wine Lounge atop Le Chat Noir restaurant pays homage to vintage -- wine-making and a retrospect to Comics Black & White silent films. With an impressive wine list and a wide-range of cocktails for you to choose from, it is a place to share an intimate moment. Cozy home-like ambiance, we look forward to nourishing you and tantalizing your taste buds in our art nouveau inspired Restaurant and Lounge.

4907 Wisconsin AV NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Traditional French, Creperie

Hours of operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross street:
Emery

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 244-2044

Website:
http://www.lechatnoirrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Thierry Sanchez

Private Party Facilities:
Le Chat Perché Room can be your own space dedicated to celebrating an event among friends or hosting a conference for colleagues. A variety of setting suited to a seating dinner, a buffet or cocktail gathering with style and enduring appeal. Let us know if we can help you plan an event.

Private Party Contact:
Marie Ziar: (877) 376-5110

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Le Chat Noir Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasions (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
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Quiet Conversation (18)
Casual (18)
Romance (18)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Outdoor Eating (8)
Comfort Food (6)
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Business Meals (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Charming and pleasant small restaurant. The food was very good.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Le Chat Noir is my go-to French restaurant/bistro. The food is consistently good, creative, well-executed, and the service is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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Food4
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on 15 October 2017

I always have a a good meal at a reasonable price and the noise level is OK

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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Food4
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Service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Birthday celebration. Enjoyed the meal very much, from soup to dessert. Saturday evening, brisk business, overflowing with people and casual gaiety. I'd return. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy
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Food4
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Service3
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

The food is spectacular, and seriously French. We were excited to see pate and escargots on the appetizer menu, the bouillabaisse was rich and delicious. We sat there for nearly two hours and nobody said boo.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

A freindly french restaurant to enjoy with friends and family , especially for brunch on Sunday.
We liked very much the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

I am very fond of their traditional fare - crepes, sweet breads, steak frites.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 October 2017

We like this restaurant very much and have been before, often with out of town guests. However, I generally feel that the service could improve. This time, our waitress took drink orders for the table but was in such a rush that she skipped me. Also, although our reservation was made through Open Table and I received several reminders, the restaurant did not have our reservation. Luckily they were able to seat us anyway.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

My wife and I had been twice before. This, the third visit, was the best. We will be back again but not soon, as we live about 40-45 miles away.

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·Dined on 28 September 2017

Always a fun place, food was good, service attentive, if a bit awkward. We were there early so the place was mostly full of older folk, not an issue unless you want something younger. My business partner picked up the tab so I didn't see the overall bill but food was tasty, particularly the duck. We both order the smoked salmon appetizer with asparagus which was delicious. The upstairs bar is more hip, good for first dates.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion
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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Dinner meal was very good. Wish tables hadn't been so close together in open area dining; wasn't clear to us when waiter displayed a dessert to us, if it was part of special dinner meal or acknowledging the person for special occasion (birthday). And last, we ordered a flambé crepe that was way over priced for a teeny tiny sliver of a crepe with 3 or 4 cherries.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
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Value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on 16 September 2017

We will definitely return. Not many restaurants that are quiet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Best French bread outside of France. The salade Nicoise is excellent. The grilled tuna was slightly spicy and served rare as ordered, and the greens were all very fresh. Service was attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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Food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Le Chat Noir never fails to deliver excellent food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 3 September 2017

It was a beautiful day, life-long friends, and a wonderful birthday celebration topped by wonderful crepes and a candle on the dessert.

Had asked for a quiet corner due to a serious hearing problem. They put us in a private room.

Absolutely lovely experience. Had been there multiple times before, but will not wait so long to return. I live in Virginia.

I did compliment the owner.

By the way, I have told numerous people how impressed I was with the reservation process. Perfecto!

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 September 2017

A new neighborhood favorite for us; the food is terrific. We have eaten there twice in recent weeks and will return over and over again. Service is smooth and responsive. It all works, making a very pleasant dining experience. We like seating in the front patio - whether open or enclosed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Decided to go as we did not want to do a "chain" restaurant. It was a good decision. Wait staff was attentive width being obstructive. Food was good. Very nice atmosphere.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 August 2017

We enjoyed our fixed-price brunch, despite the fact that the restaurant had run out of our chosen entrees, at only 1:15 in the afternoon! The service was good. Although we sat on the covered patio conversation still was a challenge. Nevertheless, we would return, as the menu is quite extensive, well prepared, and good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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Service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Awesome brunch! Wonderful fresh baked baguettes, great coffee, classy french lunch and typical Parisian bistro food ... the fries are great as well!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Food is always very good -- and the crepes are special. Good, alert-but-non-intrusive service, and quiet enough that you can have good conversations. One of our favorites

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 August 2017

We dined on a TravelZoo voucher. The food was excellent although the menu had changed from what was advertised when we bought the voucher in July. The service was good. We will return.

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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 August 2017

My husband and I together with another couple enjoyed a wonderful meal. The service and atmosphere together with delicious food made for the perfect combination. I look forward to going again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Excellent meal with my husband on a Saturday night. Second time for him. Charming space. Authentic cuisine. Service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Enjoyed restaurant week menu which was delicious.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 August 2017

our anniversary spot for several years now. nice people that serve perfect meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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Food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 August 2017

Escargots appetizer was mediocre as was the apple tartin for dessert. Arugula salad with melted goat cheese was decent. Goat cheese not very melted. Wine was good. Service was not rushed and friendly. I'd give it another chance.

Tags: Cozy
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Food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 August 2017

It was restaurant week in DC. My appetizer and dessert were excellent but a little more attention on the main dish would have made it a perfect lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 August 2017

We went during a promotional period, so the staff were pretty busy. However, they were as attentive as possible. The food was goo basic French bistro fare. The chocolate mousse was outstanding. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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Food5
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

One of the best restaurants I ever been to in terms of the taste, the cleanliness, and service. Great location

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 August 2017

Excellent service and food! Would certainly go back again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Wonderful evening with my daughter after a college visit. Quaint, cozy, with delicious food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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Food3
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Service1
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Had been several times before, and had always been on the fence about restaurant and, especially, the servers. This time we had a waiter who tapped customers' shoulders to get their attention, instead of politely waiting and then asking to be excused to tell us whatever he needed. He did this to us more than once, and we saw him doing it to other patrons. Food took a very long time, in spite of restaurant not being full. A waiter bringing out our dishes had no idea what they were until someone else intervened (he was bringing them back to the kitchen). We asked for our wine to be cooled but then the waiter forgot to refresh our glasses, until we caught someone else's attention. Then the tapping waiter threw the dessert menus on our faces. And we were nice all along! Won't be back.

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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 August 2017

My guest and I opted for wine, appetizers, salads and desserts. The waiter was very helpful in guiding us to good selections. This restaurant has items on the menu rarely found elsewhere -- the frog legs were terrific and the Crepe Suzzette (spelling?) for dessert was a delicious and a fun blast from the past. We ate on the patio (a kind of enclosed patio, but open to the outside) which was very pleasant and much quieter than inside. A very nice restaurant which will certainly sees again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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Food2
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 August 2017

We purchased a pre-paid voucher which was supposed to offer a special menu. When we arrived, the so called menu had been substituted (surprise: no escargot, oysters nor Bouillabaisse). We chose not to ruin our weekend evening with a complaint to management figuring that it would not do any good and just upset us. The substitution to lesser food choices was not received well, nor the notation on the final bill that stated it was a "$123 value". Yeah, sure it was.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 July 2017

Le chat noir has excellent dishes and the cheese selection is terrific. You will not be disappointed with any of the entrees and leave room for a Suzzette.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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Food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 July 2017

We had requested a special bubbly toast when we arrived. It didn't come until towards the end of Brunch and they only brought 3, leaving one person out. I love this restaurant but this was a bit deflating.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 July 2017

A local step into French cuisine. Always a pleasure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 July 2017

This is a neighborhood gem that can hold its own with all the new in DC. Service excellent as always and the food is solid french as if you were in Europe.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 July 2017

We were seated next to a row of wide open floor to ceiling windows (with same thing on the opposite side). Temperatures were just starting to drop and a breeze coming up. 5 minutes after being seated they started closing the windows promising to open them again when the rain stopped. So we were dry to watch a gully washer thunderstorm and then as promised everything was opened back up to cooler temperatures and before dinner was over the sun came out.

On top of the fortuitous nature's drama, (enhanced by the staff's quick and good humored action as the storm approached, and opening up again just as the storm ended), the lamb and steak were superbly cooked and delicious, salads included fresh, local lettuce and tomatores. Upon recommendation we shared the chocolate mousse. This very dark chocolate version is rich, intense and a wonderful end to the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 July 2017

Food was excellent, service was attentive and the overall atmosphere was pleasant.

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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