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“Like dining at a friend's house if your friend is a chef!”

Chat Noir Chat Blanc
Ranked #115 of 1,878 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Like dining at a friend's house if your friend is a chef!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

A truly wonderful and enjoyable meal. Food simply and carefully prepared in a sophisticated manner. The place is tiny so make sure you reserve. Chef and owner went out of their way to talk with us about the menu. Clearly they take pride in what they prepare. Definitely not a tourist spot....maybe one of the few old town places that are not mediocre tourist traps. Small menu, but a balanced selection.

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  • Czech first
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  • English first
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English first
Thonon-les-Bains, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I hate to say bad things, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

...these are really nice guys. L'accueil était sympa et charmant, le chef a joué avec nos enfants (en anglais!) et leurs offert trucs qui n'etaient pas au menu alors... when my fois gras showed up burnt, I didn`t have the heart to send it back (even though the smoke from the kitchen had my son coughing).

The mains were fine, fish was fresh and well-prepared, but the accompaniments (a risotto "cake" and a fennel salad) were kinda meh. ... pour le dessert une tarte au chocco "fondant" ("le spécialité de la maison") était moyenne (on dirait "correct" au Québec) et rien de spéciale.

Overall, given that I liked the people, I genuinely wished I could have liked the food more. Maybe it was an off night? I won't go back to find out.

Visited March 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Was taken to this restaurant by friends who live locally and claim this restaurant is their favourite in the whole of Nice. I can most definetely understand why - the food was delicous, the wine was to die for, and the dessert, well, words fail me! This place is a must when visiting Nice!

  • Visited June 2012
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Luxembourg
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197 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“small, young & tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

go and have first a drink @ the terrass of La Civette in Cours Saleya, which is the place to watch & be watched before dinner. Then , just hidden in a narrow street behind, in the heart of the "Vieille Ville", you'll find this cave of Ali Baba. The owners & the whole staff come from "La Réserve", another beautiful place behind the port. And they brought all of the talent with them. If you can't sit in the street, just book a table downstairs in the cellar.... the atmospher is better, not as dark, less smell of the kitchen... They've got 5 starters, same number of main plates & as many desserts... All prepared in a light style with this touch of "gimme more". Friendly, young and not reaching for stars...... watch @ flooding.com, which is anyway the best guide for restaurants in France...

  • Visited December 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts, US
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You must come here a enjoy it for yourself!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

The chefs are phenomenal! They are top notch professionals and very friendly! The atmosphere is wonderful, music is very sexy and appropriate for the rest of the ambiance. The food was amazing! You have to try the octopus which was the best I have ever tasted. We also had risotto and turbot and beef ravioli. For dessert, we had a chocolate cake, which was the best either of us has ever tasted and crepe Suzette. One of the chefs specializes in deserts. Nice has it's fare share of amazing restaurants in the old city, but Chat Noir Chat Blan was our favorite. If ever in Nice, this is a must try! "We'll definitely come back! This is a great value too. The prices were very reasonable. We were surprised.

  • Visited December 2012
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