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Le Chat Noir

3790 9th St, Riverside, CA 92501-3618
+1 951-786-9266
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (16 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (5 reviews)
“onion soup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3790 9th St, Riverside, CA 92501-3618
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were five of us and we all had a good time. The service was excellent in spite of them being very busy on a Friday night. Everyone loved their appetizers and entrees. We will be returning to try some of the other items on...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The staff was friendly and kind, but the food was just OK. We were really hoping for a great restaurant, but this left us disappointed.

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Le Chat Noir is a true gem! This quaint bistro in downtown Riverside features impeccable service, delicious French food and always interesting specials. The chef is especially adept with seafood: shrimp prepared with Pernod was outstanding as was the halibut. The classics are always perfectly...More

Thank katbee33
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A gem in midst of Riverside! Stopped in for dinner, nice decor, nice artwork, tables have some space. Server was authentically French, very charming. Menu offered a very nice selection. Started with the Les Crevettes a la Moutarde - fantastic. Great flavors, the sauce was...More

Thank BKTraveler2013
Reviewed 4 March 2018

It has been years since we have been in Riverside and the dinner at Le Chat Noire topped off a great day. Food, wine and desert all exceeded expectations. Guests from Australia were very impressed.

Thank Kent D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The food and service is fantastic and friendly. We tried the Escargots and the pate maison for appetizers and ordered the Filet Mignon au poivre for our main course. The food was well presented and delicious. Would recommend for foodies or just a romantic evening...More

1  Thank Aprazer
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Le Chat Noir is a delicious find in downtown Riverside. Although smallish in size, the tables are situated to allow a more private/intimate dining. Attention to detail and a wonderful meal is the experience with The chef visiting each table to assure expectations are met...More

Thank 395Travellers
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food and service! One of the most enjoyable nights we have had out in a long time. We frequent fine dining establishments and have also worked in some of the most well known, high end restaurants in NYC (Le Cirque, Tavern on the Green,...More

Thank Jeni C
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hostess, good service. Limited menu, food should be above average and it was not. Mussels were funky, old tasting, not fresh like the ocean, should have sent them back but my husband kept eating. Foie gras was average, too much sauce hiding the taste....More

Thank 671hollyr
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable service with a smile. Excellent food, including the rack of lamb. Dogs loved the bones! Good wine selection, including some that are not outrageously priced. Overall, the cost is a bit lower than some other top-flight restaurants in downtown Riverside (e.g, Mario's...More

Thank Whatiguana
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24 February 2018|
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Response from Whatiguana | Reviewed this property |
No. Casual is fine. This is California, and Riverside, after all!
31 October 2015|
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Response from Gratefulforthetime | Reviewed this property |
I think they are only open for dinner, and they are closed on Mondays.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3790 9th St, Riverside, CA 92501-3618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-786-9266
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