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Le Chien Noir Bistro

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Wed., 01-23

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner


prepared daily
house salad
baby lettuces, shaved radish, beets, scallions, buttermilk-dill dressing 8/12
chien 'caesar'
baby kale,‏ seed to sausage' bacon, shaved 'monteforte dairy toscano, lemon crouton, egg mimosa, anchovies, roasted garlic dressing 10/15
add to salads grilled 'lyons' farm' chicken 5/9 NY striploin 9/17 grilled BC albacore tuna 11
beef tartare
scallions, grilled mushrooms, truffle oil, sea salt, quail egg, crostini
fried pork short ribs
chili confit, black bean bbq sauce
'stikine river' sockeye salmon crudo
shaved fennel, asparagus, orange, herbs, extra virgin avocado oil
roasted local beets
watercress, poached duck egg, glengarry' goat feta, sherry-ginger dressing
frites, quebec brie, shredded duck confit, green peppercorn-cognac jus
grilled pacific octopus
charred jalapeno, mint & cannellini bean salad, smoked paprika-orange vinaigrette
buttermilk fried calamari
pickled cucumber salad, sundried tomato mayo
pei mussels
white wine, garlic, shallots, green chili, herbs, lemon
three 14 five 22 seven 30
charcuterie & artisan cheese
choose from house made & local charcuterie canadian artisan cheese: please see list for daily selection
fresh oysters
east &‏ west cost varieties daily selection
duck confit
beluga lentils & filet beans, shaved fennel, pea shoots, cranberry vinaigrette
'white stripe' rack of lamb
preserved lemon & chevre risotto, spring onions, asparagus, salsa verde
'willow grove' pork rib chop
brined, smoked & roasted, fingerling hash, caramelized fennel, bitter greens, rhubarb-ginger chutney
alberta 'AAA' beef tenderloin
lyonnaise potatoes, filet beans, fried scallions, bearnaise sauce
steak frites
10 oz 'certified blank angus reserve' ny strip, yukon gold frites, sautéed mushrooms, herb salt, aioli, balsamic butter
norwegian cod
fingerling potatoes, 'seed to sausage' chorizo, artichokes, pea shoots, romesco sauce
mushroom 'tart tatin'
puff pastry, sauteed mushrooms, toasted almonds, watercress, 'glengarry' goat feta
carganelli pasta
bc albacore tuna, arugula pesto, chili, piquillo pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled lemon
roasted half chicken
chili-marinated, toasted couscous, grilled asparagus, chimichurri
pei mussels & frites
white wine, shallots, garlic, green chili, herbs, lemon, w/ yukon gold frites, herb salt, aioli
Sponsored by: Le Chien Noir Bistro

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

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1. Love this place!
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2. Service and food incredible
2. Service and food incredible
"Great place!! Without a doubt, great food and beer"
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3. Exceptional food
3. Exceptional food
"The food was excellent and service beyond expectations."
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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Canadian, French, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very typical French Bistro with typical Bistro menu. Great atmosphere in an old building that is well maintained and very clean. Professional and friendly service. Depending on the season, they have a great back patio that is covered in case of rain.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Charlesharari
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We were all set to have our steak and frites when the waitress suggested the House salad. It was fantastic... great house salad with a soya and hint of miso dressing. It was crisp and delicious, we were fighting over this shared salad. The entree...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Myra_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant mid-week, and was really impressed. The service is great, very friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself has a nice atmosphere and nice decor. I love the lights on the ceiling! My dinner was delicious, I cleared the full plate! I had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank la_coues
Reviewed 1 week ago

$6.00 Signature Cocktail'S' was the promise; actually only ONE cocktail is offered ... a Bloody Caesar! Wine is $6.00 for 1.5ml, regular price $8.50! Not sure about the beers, but a BIG disappointment for us. We had hoped to become regulars ... no chance now....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be good. Never again. Service is great. My steak was under cooked, tough and cold as was everything else on my plate. Should’ve sent it back. This always somehow ruins the night. Will not be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to enjoy the food here but this was very disappointing. Where did the flavor go? The oysters came with components but no easy mignonette. The escargots were lost in goopy cheese. The shrimp were warmed through but there was no seasoning or browning,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EPottawa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would never return or recommend to anyone. Live in Kingston and we have many, many good restaurants but this is one to avoid. Over priced bad food. Not accommodating for food issues...Celiacs, plant based etc.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Waltermyles10
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Had an early afternoon lunch date last Sunday. Unexpectedly, we were given their brunch menu, instead of the dinner menu I was expecting. Ordered some wine and beer (both colder than room temperature, unfortunately), as well as the soup of the day (quinoa & chicken,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gary H
Reviewed November 30, 2018

I was in town for a medical appointment and met my sister-in=law for dinner. The service was excellent and the first course, French onion soup was quite good. I did not feel like any of the steak options and the most of the other entres...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J Donald H
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Decided on an impromptu dinner out with my 16 year old daughter, and her 2 friends. Booked on open table. No problem :) We’ve eaten here many times, so I guess the fact we are returning customers speaks for itself. I thought it was time...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KingstonMom_11
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November 28, 2017|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
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 ?
July 5, 2015|
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Response from Ruth H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. Have you phoned them? Or checked their website?
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