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Bistro Chat Noir

#1,119 of 11,226 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
First night in NYC

Just arrived in NYC and ask the concierge for a nice restaurant for dinner close distance from the plaza athenee .The chat noir was the perfect one, great atmosphere , the place was full and you can see a lot of returning guests . Wine selection was good and service was very prompt and efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
michelcool
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paris
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Coral Gables, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I happened on this Bistro last summer during my travels to NYC . Due to schedule issues I was unable to dine there. During this most recent trip in May we made it a point to have lunch there after our visit to the Guggenheim museum. This bistro is quaint but the menu and service is top notch. We opted... More 

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paris
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Just arrived in NYC and ask the concierge for a nice restaurant for dinner close distance from the plaza athenee .The chat noir was the perfect one, great atmosphere , the place was full and you can see a lot of returning guests . Wine selection was good and service was very prompt and efficient , I was disappointed by... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very good service and the food was also very good. I had the duck breast and it was very tasty. I would recommend it.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was the perfect place to take my daughter before the ballet. We were both charmed by the ambiance: sophisticated and classic yet contemporary. The beautiful roses on the table were the perfect touch. The food was excellent. I had the chicken chopped salad and couldn't have been more pleased. The chicken was moist, tender and flavorful and the greens... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing seafood risotto here, every single mouthful was deelish - still dreaming about it now. Highly rrecommend.

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New York, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for great french food in New York City, this is a wonderful place to sample it. It's a small, romantic little place on the Upper East Side with terrific service, lovely ambience and great food. Celebrated our anniversary here and had a perfectly lovely evening. The food was very well prepared and we enjoyed everything and... More 

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White Plains, New York
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364 reviews 364 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 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
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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: Romantic, 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

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

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