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C$19 - C$40
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Canadian, French, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed February 8, 2024

Food provided was not what was described on their menu. Missing items and given items that didnt compare to description. No response from restaurant and no refund. Spreading the word on how they take advantage of people with taking their money then serving loteral soggy...garbage. Pictures are what i ordered on their menu and what I received.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 7, 2024 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. While doing some retail therapy, came across Black Dog Tavern; looked welcoming, so popped in for a brew break. The Host was great; very pleasant to talk with. Highly recommend. Will be going back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 4, 2024

I've been to Black Dog before and enjoyed it very much. I like the atmosphere, and the food is always good. But we went tonight for the first time in a while and there's a newish menu. It's early in 2024 but this meal will...be the one all my others will have to live up to this year! We enjoyed the Vegetable Frites--nicely, lightly breaded, in a yummy salsa--but the highlight for me was the Gilled Walleye, which I don't remember being on the menu before. A sizeable walleye fillet, it was grilled to perfection with some kind of rub on it that only highlighted the flavour of the fish. This sat on a bed of smashed fingerling potatoes that were crispy and nicely salted and heritage carrots that had a good crunch to them--not overcooked and mushy which is so often the case with restaurant carrots. It was precisely the meal I'd hoped for when I ordered it, but better!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 9, 2023

I hope you find this timely, and go to Black Dog for a very lovely night out. Everything was wonderful, the service, atmosphere, and food were all outstanding. I had the recommended staff pick of the mushroom toast with steak - fabulous! The steak was...cooked perfectly and of excellent quality. My friends also loved their choices. It was an amazing dinner to start a great night out in the good old Limestone City. Thank you Black Dog! We will be back again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 4, 2023 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting our daughter and decided to take her for lunch. Having had a good experience the previous year at the Black Dog we were looking forward to another visit. My daughter ordered the fried chicken Benny, my wife the soup...du jour with a half sandwich while I had the Club with fries. On our previous visit what stood out was the quality of the food and thankfully nothing has changed. The portions were still generous but more importantly all three dishes tasted great. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will not hesitate to return again in future. This tavern has great ambience, wonderful staff and of course amazing meals making it a must try when in Kingston.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 20, 2023

I'm a huge fan of this restaurant. At a time when good costs are soaring and prices have risen at restaurants, I would definitely return. We went for their calamari and ceasar salad, and we were definitely not disappointed! We also had the pleasure of...diving into a creamy mouthwatering creme brulee. I highly recommend this in-house made dessert! I believe that all of their meals are in-house, so you will not be eating store bought dressings or other food. Although was the latter part of October, their canopied outdoor patio, still filled with hanging flowing plants, was inviting and cozy as we sat at their fire table. Our server, EK, is brilliant, and is able to balance professional service with a gentle friendliness that was greatly appreciated. I encourage Kingstonians and visitors to put this upscale tavern on their to do list. I look forward to sampling other items on their menu.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 6, 2023

Great service, lovely food, with something for everyone. Best gluten-free fish and chips ever! We had a great time.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 21, 2023

This has been my go to whenever I visit Kingston and this was my first time back since 2020. It was marvellous. The service was perfect. We had mojitos that were perfectly prepared and we weren't rushed to order food. We enjoyed the pickerel which...was a large portion and grilled to a delicious crust and moist inside. The duck confit was absolute bliss.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 6, 2023 via mobile

A little oasis in the back patio! The atmosphere was matched with a top-notch service team. Even the bar tender came out to make sure we were happy with our drinks! Impressive!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 24, 2023

Over the past year a few of us have gone there for dinner and drinks. This time the service and the atmosphere was less than stellar. This visit didn't seem as fun and the staff wasn't as personable. I order the fried chicken sandwich and...found it rather dry. Another person had the club and the bread was over toasted. Honestly it wasn't anything special and reminded me of a "chain" restaurant and I prefer supporting local business that has a local cool vibe not mediocre.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023 via mobile

We have almost always visited here when in Kingston, but for me it was the first visit since the pandemic hit. Choice of sitting outside on in- which is always appreciated. Personally I miss some of the things they used to have on the menu,...but we all managed to find something. My husband had the mussels and fries and said they were some of the best he’s ever had. My BIL had the burger, and he loved it. I had the summer salad and Mac and cheese- both tasty! I took half the Mac and Cheese home for lunch ! Service was friendly and well paced. All in all a great meal!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 24, 2023

Met a friend for lunch; nice warm day and sat in the back courtyard patio. Our server was awesome! She was friendly to talk with, knew the menu extremely well and was very efficient. I had the PEI Mussels and my friend had Wings. My...mussels were fabulous! Piping hot and great broth. While we finished our Sangria our server remained so accommodating. Could have sat there all afternoon!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 23, 2023

Another wonderful experience at the Black Dog Tavern Sunday Brunch and Jazz on the back patio . We were joined by some of our Corvette Friends from the #CCO Toronto club . I recommend the Beef Rater or Club house sandwich

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 17, 2023

Love this restaurant. Today was my first visit since the pandemic. I was a little afraid that my favourite Chien Noir Bistro would have changed along with its name -- now Black Dog Tavern. I was not disappointed! The menu may have changed slightly, but...the owner, chef and super staff have not. Delicious! I enjoyed the steak tartare; my friend the garlic shrimp. Throughout our conversation, we kept coming back to, "This food is awesome!" The back patio garden is beautifully decorated with plants of every sort and sun umbrellas strategically placed; perfect for a beautiful, peaceful summer afternoon. Patio heaters keep the garden going into the Autumn. Our server was super friendly, helpful, attentive and positive. Soooo happy to be returning to this downtown treasure. I'll be coming for dinner; next up -- steak and frites!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 17, 2023 via mobile

I made a reservation for my wife and I to have a nice date night. We arrived a bit early , we were received nicely by the waitress and were guided to the table. After I had a sip of the water that was served...to us , I see this man coming to the table asking us to leave and take a walk and come back on time . I thought he was joking or something but he confirmed that he was asked by management to ask us to leave. So rude!!! Not kind , not respectful, not professional. The place was not busy. They could have handled it in a nicer and more elegant way such as getting us to the bar or asking us to get a drink or whatever. I have been to the best restaurants all over the world and I have never experienced something like that. Never back again.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Iam.not certain .I expect they will have something . If you are thinking about a new years event atchien Noir. I would do it super soon .Did you check their website ?
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Black Dog Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4