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Belgian, Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations
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Reviewed November 25, 2019

I was able to see this kitchen and it was filthy! I don't know how it passed inspection. There were literally layers of filth and stinky grease on the stove and floors. Gross.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

The staff were rude and not interested because we did not have a reservation. The place was empty. We were sat in a back room and ignored. Took over 40 minutes to see any server. We left. We will not return

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019

The food and service are spot on. Four of us went to Le Noir for dinner and we were all very pleased with our meals, we all ordered something different and the food was very good. If you live in Lenior city or Loudon and...have not been here, you are missing out on a great local restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Instead of choosing among the endless rows of chain restaurants, when you find something unique and special then it must be treasured. Even more so when it is found in a small town like Lenoir. Le Noir is top notch and a reasonable cost. I...had the croque monsieur for lunch and then a few days later I had French onion soup and chicken cordon blue for dinner. The croque monsieur was as good as any I have had in Europe and the béchamel sauce was the best ever. I had the croque with a cup of zesty and superb basil tomato soup (not American). For the dinner I started with house salad (very good) topped with an excellent balsamic vinegar dressing - real balsamic, not common vinegar with brown dye and sugar added. The French onion soup was surprisingly average - it contained neither stale bread or croutons but I guess that is technically “legal”. The chicken was slightly over cooked but the superb béchamel compensated again. Critique: the silverware is cheap and unworthy - they should upgrade. Of course, since it is Belgian (the Disneyland of beer), you can come for the beer alone and be completely satisfied. I had a different beer every time and loved each one. And I mostly drink wine these days. The bar seems like it would be a good place to rub elbows on the weekend.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 12, 2019

Hubby and I both ordered the Monk Burger. Cooked to a perfect medium done as ordered. We ordered the sauces for French fries. Absolutely wonderful. Like a party in your mouth. The side salad is with healthy greens. Fresh and good variety of added veggies....Directions from Google were more complicated than necessary. Better directions: Exit I75 left on Hwy 321, past McDonald's, right on Hwy 11. Destination is on right at crossing of Hwy 12 and Kingston St.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 5, 2019

We love going to Le Noir every Friday or Saturday night for Date Night. The owner Yan and his staff are the best. It is a small and quaint place. The food is awesome and very well priced. We have to be very careful when...we go out because of food alleriges and they are very understanding of it. I have not had a meal that I was not 100% happy with. Plus if you want you can bring your own wine. They do have beer and wine to offer. Try it you will not abe disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Food was fresh and hot. Very quaint. In old part of town a lot of little shops to visit after eating.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Would give 1 star but the men in our party loved their beers and my taste of the roasted portabello sandwich was yummy. But my entree, Mussels in wine, were horrible- overcooked with celery and too many bay leaves. Where was the garlic, olive oil,...and salt??? Thankfully the salad and mac’ncheese were good. We arrived for dinner without reservations and were told to sit on the bar stools (very uncomfortable) even though most of the tables remained empty throughout our very long wait for our subpar food. Perhaps they don’t want walkins on a Friday night? We will not return.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 2, 2019

The place was charming in a small town way...but not much else in that vein. A guy was playing an accordian...which was cute for a while...but it got old soon enough. They asked if we had a reservation...we didn't...and it made no difference because there...were plenty of seats. We got a seat near the kitchen so we could watch the bumbling cooks slave away at cooking. It was nauseating. The food was dreadful...just plain old dreadful. The chicken cordon bleu was just awful...I ate less then half of it. The french fries were starchy and just little pieces...bland. It was all oily. My wife's corizo shrimp was very poorly prepared...the shrimp were so tough they crunched when she bit into them. The tails of the shrimp were left on...so she had to dig them out of the sauce. There were tails in the sauce with no shrimp attached. Just dreadful Each plate had a wilted piece of leaf lettuce on it...for some reason. We will never go near that place again...it ruined our night. We did not say anything to the server...but I think she could tell that we were not thrilled. We should have gone to the Sonic for tater-tots. We could see the greasy cook in his dirty jeans (no hair net) wiping his hands on his filthy jeans. It looked like he had not bathed in a week. They need uniforms/aprons/hats...oh and some training. Food was expensive....$14 for chicken. Our tab was like $36 and we ate less then half. A total waste of time and money.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

My family of 4 had dinner at this restaurant on Thursday, February 4. We arrived around 6 PM. Parking on the street was easy. No wait for a table. The decor is dated. It's dark. Very dark. Nothing matched. It felt like a hodge podge...of different styles. Our wait person was a young girl. When we asked about the Thursday special, she told us she didn't usually work Thursdays so she couldn't tell us what kind of sauce the Thursday special had. We had 3 waters and a sweet tea. Water came in big plastic Coke glasses and the tea in a Mason jar. We ordered two of the french fry appetizers. For entrees we had the chorizo and shrimp with mashed potatoes, pork chop with mashed potatoes, seafood pesto pasta and a burger. The apps came in these ceramic World Market things. The fries with stew looked messy and was pouring over the side. The sauces with the other fries came in plastic cups. The entrees are served on red plates with a huge piece of lettuce sticking off the side of the plate. I mention all this because again nothing matched and the food was sloppy. The apps were ok. The fries with stew was so good. The fries with sauces was just a french fry with generic sauces. The shrimp and chorizo was poorly plated. Chunks of chorizo with medium size shrimp, with tails on, covered in a orangeish sauce with a ice cream scoop of bland mashed potatoes in a light colored plastic bowl. It was only ok. The seafood pesto pasta was average. Lacked seasoning. My husband said the pork chop wasn't seasoned well. My oldest son didn't care for the bun on his burger. Overall the food was lacklustre. Between presentation and taste we were left deciding we wouldn't be back. Our wait person, I don't want to use her name because she was such a young looking girl. She let our dirty dishes sit for a while after we finished then when she brought the check she set it on the table without any kind of holder. Didn't say a word. Didn't ask if we wanted any dessert. She set the check down and walked off. With tip we spent $90 for this meal that wasn't close to something we could have made at home. This seems to be an issue more and more. When we go out, we want something above our home cooking. That rarely happens anymore. We were disappointed in the food, decor and service. We won't go back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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