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Bistro Chat Noir

#1,421 of 11,910 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
French, Bistro
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22 East 66th Street, New York City, NY 10065 (5TH AND MADISON)
Madison Avenue/Fifth Avenue NYC buses N or R train stops at 60th street and Fifth Avenue 6 stops at 68th Street and Lexington 4, 5 stops at 59th Street and Lexington
(212) 794-2428
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro Chat Noir, is located in the heart of New York City's fashionable...
Bistro Chat Noir, is located in the heart of New York City's fashionable upper east side, melds the classic with contemporary elements of French styling, all fit snuggly into a sleek and elegant townhouse setting. Approachable but first class in every respect, Bistro Chat Noir offers the finest ingredients in a glamorous indoor and outdoor setting, where all the patrons will mingle like good friends at a garden party.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice bistro

We love French food, especially the bistro style. My wife loves escargot, onion soup and duck. The onion soup was delicious. Duck was good too. I enjoyed the pate and modules and frites. Prices are good for New York.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
paul1009
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White Plains, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
White Plains, New York
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We love French food, especially the bistro style. My wife loves escargot, onion soup and duck. The onion soup was delicious. Duck was good too. I enjoyed the pate and modules and frites. Prices are good for New York.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very good service with relaxed atmosphere. Onion soup was outstanding, as was the Chat Noir Salad. Selection of fresh breads was nice. Will return again!

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new york
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love it - great menu - lovely décor. Good service. Some of the best hamburgers in New York - varied menu. They have a terrific truffle mac 'n cheese. Good salads. All around wonderful bistro in NYC

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We dined here on Christmas Day for the Prix Fixe menu. We booked without knowledge of the area or restaurant because of the variety on the menu. I had the beets starter and my boyfriend had the tuna carpaccio. We then had Sea bass and rack of lamb. All delicious. The Sancerre wine was also superb. Up until dessert our... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was one of our best New Years ever. The location is small and intimate. They paid great attention to the details. The Bew Years party Cabaret theme was fun and they had entertainers who danced and sang. The food was stellar. Every plate from apps to desert were considered to be outstanding.

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Los Angeles
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

NYC admittedly has outstanding restaurants but the "trendy" factor can be too much after a few days. This place was recommended by our daughter who lives in Manhattan. We went with her and her roomie. The restaurant is located several steps down from the sidewalk - a setting I really like. The roomie was nearly 20 minutes late but we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

NYC friend clued us in on this gem. Fabulous Brazini, Fois Gras, Tuna Tartar. Superb wine list. If you know food and like great service Chat Noir is the right place.

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u.s.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had been there about 6 months ago where they had completely forgot to bring my main plate. However we gave it another chance today (xmas day) and the service was equally as bad. Aside from the fact that we appeared to be totally invisible to the waiters for at least 15 minutes after seating us, not even bringing menus,... More 

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Emerson, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food was excellent, service superb but the pear martini was outrageously good. I truly enjoyed this place and will return frequently!

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New York, New York, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Thoughtfully prepared French food (excellent fish) in a small, intimate, (dare I say clubby) room. You get the feeling they have many regular customers, and for good reason. Even though it was our first time, the reception and service was caring, inviting, but never cloying. You will pay for all this, of course, but we had an excellent, relaxed and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 East 66th Street, New York City, NY 10065
    (5TH AND MADISON)
  • Public Transportation: Madison Avenue/Fifth Avenue NYC buses N or R train stops at 60th street and Fifth Avenue 6 stops at 68th Street and Lexington 4, 5 stops at 59th Street and Lexington
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 794-2428

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

Description

Bistro Chat Noir, is located in the heart of New York City's fashionable upper east side, melds the classic with contemporary elements of French styling, all fit snuggly into a sleek and elegant townhouse setting. Approachable but first class in every respect, Bistro Chat Noir offers the finest ingredients in a glamorous indoor and outdoor setting, where all the patrons will mingle like good friends at a garden party.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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

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