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22 East 66th Street, New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
(212) 794-2428
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Ranked #1,485 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $65
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Bistro
Upper East Side
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5TH AND MADISON
Transit: 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
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.
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new york
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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83 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
3 reviews 3 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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London, United Kingdom
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273 reviews 273 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We used to go to La Goulue restaurant on Madison for a lunch when we were in NYC.When la Goulue closed, we tried a few other places around this area to find a restaurant with a similar type of food and atmosphere as we liked it. We failed to do it until we had a lunch at this Chat Noir... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Want to be in the know... this is the place. A small gem off Madison Avenue. The owner is at the helm nightly. Classic French bistro fare, with great service. The true attraction is the regular guests, a who's who...

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Additional Information about Bistro Chat Noir

Address: 22 East 66th Street, New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number: (212) 794-2428
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 65
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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