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Le Chien Noir Bistro

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Downtown Kingston
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69 Brock St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1R8, Canada
+1 613-549-5635
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Vienna, Virginia
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325 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

LCN has become our special treat when we come to Kingston to visit our daughter at school. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and a great bar/ wine list compliment a simple but outstanding French Bistro menu. Well worth the roughly $50pp if you have drinks and dessert. A must stop when in town for more than a day or two

Thank Spiegs1968
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am in Kingston on business 6 times a year, day trip only so i have not experienced Le Chien Noir for dinner. The Lunch menu is , however , excellent. My stand by in the duck confit poutine. Simply outstanding and recently availble in a small serving. Can't rave enough about it. I recently had the Ruben with a... More 

Thank Anthony M
Kingston, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i don't go here very often, but when I do, it appears the menu is the same each time. Good place to eat if you haven't been, but after you've eaten there once, try some other places first in Kingston, before coming back again.

Thank Bryan S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I visit for Snowdelicious I am reminded why I don't patronize this restaurant when the meals are full price. The location is outstanding and the atmosphere very pleasant, but the food is inconsistent. There are a few exceptions on the menu... the steak frites option has never been less than great, for instance. Unfortunately, either because of reckless... More 

1 Thank CatherineJa
Kingston, Ontario
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588 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a nice ambiance - cozy and nicely decorated. However the menu is very limited, which would be okay if the meals were exceptional but they are not. Our orders were okay but nothing special and certainly not worth the price. To be fair, a lot of people love this restaurant but to be honest, I don't get... More 

Thank Weerobbie
Orillia, Canada
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intriguing menu and excellent service. We tried several appetizers - the pork belly and the octopus and the duck - all very good. Would also recommend the Arctic char, the steak frites and the dinner pasta and , of course, the creme brûlée. Reservations advised.

Thank CanadaBarb2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start, with the only positive part of the experience, the food wasn't half bad and maybe because of the prime location that's what keeps this place open. If they were not in such a high traffic area this place would be belly up in a month. Got there on time and our reserved table wasn't ready, no big... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Le Chien Noir Bistro is situated directly across from the City Hall ice rink. It is a cozy, nicely retro decorated atmosphere to duck into, out of the wind, and to view without envy the hearty souls braving the December weather to skate outside. Two of our party ordered the Portobello on flatbread with salad accompaniment. We were hard pressed... More 

Thank Mary M
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

we had a lovely anniversary meal there. Good food, lovely service and atmosphere.It's not cheap, but worth every penny

Thank mr1950
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had a great dinner at this restaurant -- excellent service from the minute we arrived. Our table was ready, waiter was great, and all the choices we ordered came promptly. The food was well prepared and interesting. We will definitely come again.

Thank Lynda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Brock St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-549-5635
Located steps from historic Market Square, Le Chien Noir features French bistro classics & modern 'Farm to Table' features served in an upbeat, comfortable atmosphere. All dishes are prepared using fresh, high quality, seasonal and whenever possible local ingredients. Enjoy our colourful heated Courtyard Terrace, Dining room or our spacious Zinc Bar. 20 Wines by the glass, Craft beer, Vintage & Contemporary Cocktails. Prix Fixe Menu, Children's Menu, Vegetarian Options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?