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Bistro Chat Noir

22 East 66th Street, New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
(212) 794-2428
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Ranked #1,777 of 11,667 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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  • English first
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW 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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Hong Kong, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

In a city that boasts a wealth of culinary options, sometimes it is the small out-of-the-way places that offer the best dining experience. Bistro Chat Noir is New York's hidden gem for an excellent meal in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. I discovered Chat Noir through a badly-disguised version of it in my favorite novel ('PROVENANCE'), but the complimentary account... More

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Top Contributor
507 reviews 507 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I wanted to love this place because I love the name, the location is great and it looks wonderful from the outside. We were seated at one of the tables that ran along the middle of the Bistro, in between the main rows of tables. We continuously had people and waiters walking past us all evening. Sitting at this table... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A lot of walking found me using Trip Advisor to decide on a restaurant for lunch near the museum area. Chat Noir looked promising, so I tired it. The prices on the menu seemed high, but then I noticed the fixed price lunch for $30.00. I had a very good, thick vegetable soup, a nice piece of baked salmon served... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Delicious food..risotto seafood was excellent. Small portions but tasty. Excellent service though tables are a tad close together for my liking. Seems a busy neighborhood spot.

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Birmingham, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our first night in NYC, and we asked the Essex House concierge for a recommendation for something quiet and casual - with fabulous food. Bistro Chat Noir delivered on all counts. The decor is a little tired, but the friendly and attentive service makes up for that flaw. The wine list is small, but what is there is good as... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for a lunch after walking up 5th ave shopping. We ate alfresco on a beautiful day in NYC. The French onion soup and mushroom soup were delicious. I had the burger perfectly done is a french bistro manner. My wife had the Mac n cheese rich and flavorful. My daughters split the halibut which was AMAZING! We finished... More

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This bistro is situated in the basement of a NY townhouse nestled between Fifth and Madison Avenues. Prices, particularly for the wine, are high, in keeping with this prime location close to museums and high end boutiques. We had decided on an early dinner and excepted to find the restaurant quiet so we could chat, how wrong can one be?... More

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Newberg, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Food was mixed, my "cajun chicken" being very good, and my wife's ravioli (yes, this is a French restaurant I believe) being tough, tasteless, and dry. Desert was great. The restaruant was a little noisy, but acceptable. Service was good.

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West Point, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Oh, my. We walked in after checking out sidewalk menus on several other places in the area. Very nice decor - clean, crisp white linens, nice glassware and good cutlery. Menu was varied but focused largely on classical bistro cuisine. For lovers of frites (french fries) and extraordinary bistro-style steak this is a fine place to enjoy a couple of... More

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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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