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Le Chien Noir Bistro

$$$$, French,
69 Brock St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1R8, Canada
+1 613-549-5635
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“steak frites” (37 reviews)
“oysters” (31 reviews)
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Canadian, French, Contemporary, Pub, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
69 Brock St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1R8, Canada
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1. Love this place!
"Love the food, atmosphere and service"
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2. Service and food incredible
"the steak done to perfection and the frites crispy and delicious"
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3. Exceptional food
"dined on the back court patio. The ambiance is just lovely"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having dined here in the past, I brought some friends along. Server was lovely and accommodating, but everything was excruciatingly slow. It took at least a half hour for our drinks to be prepared. Our food was also very slow. Some of the food was...More

Thank TorontoDebbie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Myra_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were nine sailing friend that came to Kingston with our boats. My wife set up a group dinner and without any hesitation we pick our favorite restaurant, Bistro Chien Noir. As appetizer, my wife took the carrot and curry soup and I took the...More

Thank mrobic
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was no panic when they were shown the business card sized information. The chef cooked an amazing meal of fresh tuna (cooked from scratch) and a super array of fresh veggies purchased from the market. The bread was fresh and to my husband's delight...More

Thank BrianRTimmins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Kingston for the weekend. Le Chien Noir for dinner is highly recommended. Great ambiance, great food, I started with the foie gras followed by the BC salmon which was cooked to perfection. The wine list is not extensive but a lot of good choices...More

Thank Sylvie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this place is pretty cool as far as ambiance. the food is ok but very pricy for what you get. for example a 3 oz martini is 20$ and not full. ordered my strip loin blue rare and it came medium well. for 48$. i...More

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Tim P, Owner at Le Chien Noir Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I sincerely apologize for your negative experience while dining with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere but the food and drink clearly were not up to your or our standards. The issues that you have mentioned will certainly be brought up with the...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for on to 25 years now. It has long been one of our all time favourites. Our last visit was for the 3-5 “Happy Hour” on the patio. We had been a few weeks ago and the drinks and food...More

Thank JLicharson
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Had a gift card so decided to get in out of the heat and enjoy lunch here. One of my favourite restaurants because their menu has such great food with some surprise ingredients. The special today was a cold beet soup with some smoked Gouda...More

Thank brendakerr87
Reviewed June 29, 2018

On a perfect June evening we chose a table on the front terrace at Chien Noir. My husband ordered the Prix Fixe and I chose a potato/fennel/apple salad to which I added scallops. We shared my husband's ample portion of chicken liver pate, which came...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We have been to here a number of times over the years and it has always been good, sometimes better than others to be sure but our recent visit was great. Our food included a lovely asparagus salad with a perfectly cooked egg and a...More

Thank Laura S
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, French, Contemporary, Pub, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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