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Le Chat Noir French Restaurant

Restaurant French restaurant

Charming French bistro offering a classic menu & robust wine list in a polished setting. People often mention great, delicious, service, time, experience, amazing, waiter, excellent, good, night,


3790 9th St, Riverside, CA 92501




(951) 786-9266

Price rating

$$$ $

Rating on Google Maps

4.70 (454 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Saturday: 5 to 10 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 5 to 10 PM
  • Wednesday: 5 to 10 PM
  • Thursday: 5 to 10 PM
  • Friday: 5 to 10 PM

Featured Reviews

Frequently mentioned in reviews: great (14) delicious (13) service (13) time (12) experience (12) amazing (10) waiter (9) excellent (8) good (8) night (7)
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  • 5/5 Mike H. 2 years ago on Google
    Sea bass in garlic was one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. Shrimp was also delicious. Créme brulee was fantastic. The staff was excellent and made us feel special. It did require reservations but the day before they still had a time that worked for us. It really was a fantastic experience all around. We will be going back!
    6 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 De'Von W. 1 year ago on Google
    Great service! This is a perfect place for a date and romantic night out. We tried the onion soup, escargot, Fillet Migon, and Pheasant. Everything was really good. The surprise was the delicious fresh bread!!! Definitely recommend.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Stephanie P. 1 year ago on Google
    I have been eating here for many years. It is the best French food you can get in miles. We mostly eat in. Always fabulous 👌. Now a lot of take out. In many years of dining here, I have only had one experience with the pate for take out not exactly up to par. But every other experience was more than exceptional. When dining in, there are only a handful that can compare. Not with the menu. Only compare to the quality. There is no French chef in the area that even comes close. I have been to France. I have stayed at the Palace. Also,the Lowe's Monte Carlo. I have been to some of the greatest celebrations that the South of France has to offer. Such as Philip Morris birthday party. This chef Jean Pierre has something special to offer his guests! This area is very lucky to have him. Viva La France 🇫🇷
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Thalia M. 2 years ago on Google
    This was my first time visiting a french restaurant. We came here to celebrate my bffs birthday! Our waiter was extremely helpful and a delight! I wanted to order something abit out of element, so I went with the duck (First time trying duck). My waiter recommended I order my duck like I would my steak ( med rare ). I was very happy with my meal. My friends ordered the salmon, chicken, scallops, onion soup and lamb. Everyone seemed happy with what they ordered so you can't go wrong with what you choose.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jerry W. 3 years ago on Google
    This place is amazing. If you're looking for a nice date night, go here! The service was amazing, nice dim soft light, and the food was so good. I ordered the duck breast in a peppercorn sauce and my wife had the filet mignon in a red wine sauce and white wine sauce. The meat was cooked perfectly to our request
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Xindy F. 1 year ago on Google
    Absolutely wonderful! We had the European bass and the lamb loin. Both entrees were delicious.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Daniele P. 2 years ago on Google
    Brought my son here for his 10th birthday. The whole experience was amazing. Food was really good. Definitely recommend
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Drew D. 11 months ago on Google
    Dang...feels like a French bistro. Service top notch, intimate inside and the food and wine...sheesh! Definitely a local haunt, and highly recommend everything here. Likely need rezzies bc it's busy!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Faviola Bugarin L. 3 years ago on Google
    Great experience, waiter attentive and excellent food. Came here for my birthday celebration and food was so delicious. I had the the venison and it was so juicy and tender. The Bri and bread as delicious came out in flaming plate. And dessert was delicious as well.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Ernie H. 1 year ago on Google
    Honestly this place was not our original plan. The steakhouse in The Mission Inn Riverside was fully booked and then we found this place instead. Our waiter, Matthew, was nice and made our dinner delightful. The food was good, and I was impressed by the dessert I ordered. The chocolate mousse tasted super, there's no problems I could take the second round.😂😜
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mia B. 2 years ago on Google
    I'm so glad I found this restaurant; just wish I found it sooner! My waiter was kind, knowledgeable, and everything was absolutely fantastic... I'll definitely be back!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Venice L. 8 months ago on Google
    Sand dabs are amazing! Bread and butter were delicious! The sauce on the mussels was Devine! Excellent food! Adrian was the best!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Elle D. 2 years ago on Google
    It was very enjoyable. Nice ambiance. Quiet, clean waiter kept my water coming and the halibut was full of flavor.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Marie K. 7 months ago on Google
    An excellent evening! The food was delicious, you could tell that everything was made with great love and attention. Wonderful service; our waiter Yonhannes was very knowledgeable and even taught us some French, which was fun. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5/5 mayra l. 5 months ago on Google
    I came here with my boyfriend and we had a nice experience! Everything was delicious, the only downside was the servers seemed understaffed so the wait time for certain things took longer than expected but our server was literally so amazing. Though things did take longer than expected it wasn’t like a crazy amount of time we spent waiting which is crazy because we actually probably should’ve spent more time waiting considering how many tables our server was handling all while being so generous! I can’t remember his name possibly adrian and I think he was tall idk but he was working there tuesday night 12/12!

  • 5/5 Brandyn R. 1 year ago on Google
    Attentive and knowledgeable servers. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Food came out in a professional pace. All dishes were solid. The escargot and pate were really special. Entree and dessert had all the textures and flavors you could want. Nommy!

  • 5/5 Fox T. 7 months ago on Google
    An excellent fine dining experience. Went with coworkers to celebrate a week of training before flights back home. Food was on the more expensive side but delicious, of the expected quality, and justified. On top of that, our server (a taller gentleman whose name I unfortunately missed) was exceptional and charismatic. His delivery really sold the fine dining experience. Many thanks to the chef(s) and our server for q wonderful night!

  • 5/5 Steve J. 6 months ago on Google
    Came here during my business visit to LA, and I couldn’t be more satisfied. The duck, lamb, shrimp, smoked salmon, and wine were excellent. Also, it was so refreshing to receive excellent service. Atmosphere is very charming. My colleagues and I left very happy. We will be back next time, no doubt.

  • 5/5 Catherine B. 1 year ago on Google
    We have been wanting to try this place for a while and it is amazing. Our waiter Adrian was super attentive and the food was beyond expectations!

  • 5/5 Brandon Trust - Montana R. 5 months ago on Google
    Arturo and the kitchen made our night. The escargot stuffed mushrooms were outstanding as were our filets. Everything including the extremely polite and professional service was overwhelming and wonderful to see in downtown Riverside. A true gem of a secret here in town. Go here if you get a chance. The value is there.

  • 5/5 Trent A. 1 year ago on Google
    I had been wanting to try Le Chat Noir for a while now, but never had the occasion. My friend and I celebrated her birthday here a few days ago and had a lovely time. Both the meal and the ambiance were wonderful. She said her salmon was cooked perfectly (it's easy to overcook salmon) and my lamb with gorgonzola sauce was wonderful. They are open only for dinner, and only five days a week, so it's a good idea to make reservations by phone.

  • 5/5 Anthony V. 1 year ago on Google
    Simply the best! Yohannes was our server...WOW! He not only spoke French, he fully engaged in great conservation (all while serving others) and shared family history and more. We appreciate your talks about visiting France. With that said, GREAT service and AMAZING food (owner is the chef). We went on a Friday night 11.18.2022, took a last minute chance and called ahead to get a table for three reservation. Very kind and accommodating. We plan to go back without a doubt and try other recommendations and wine.

  • 4/5 Jessica N. 1 year ago on Google
    Food was great. Waiters really knowledgeable on what's on the menu, offer nice suggestions. The pacing of food was a little slow, but they weren't that busy, I'd have appreciated a little more checking on us. They have very nice specials, the day we went it was all seafood, We had a great meal, my husband found he likes escargot better than he expected. Food is upscale, expect the price tag, it's deserved

  • 5/5 Jeremy K. 2 years ago on Google
    Loved the menu couldn't decide what to get. I'm ready to keep going back to try everything and find my favorite! Staff was very friendly and helpful creating a great environment dinner was a little slow however for me the pace was perfect and allowed us to enjoy each other's company which is part of a great dinning experience!

  • 5/5 Ana G. 2 years ago on Google
    First time here. So happy I found it. Service was excellent and food so delicious. I had escargot, mussels and patë plate. My husband had filet. Cooked to perfection. Thank you so much for the Wonderful time.

  • 5/5 Daniel D. 2 years ago on Google
    You want to go to a luxury restaurant? This is the place to go. Me and my girlfriend came to visit riverside and I wanted to take her out to eat for her birthday. Sadly couldn’t find any good restaurants around this area. Le noire had 4.7 stars and I’d say the stars speak for them selves. This place had amazing food, service was on point. The bathroom was 9-10 clean and that’s the only down side. I definitely recommend coming here chef Is better then good.

  • 5/5 Juanita H. 2 years ago on Google
    food was really good and delicious great experience definitely recommended

  • 5/5 S M. 2 years ago on Google
    Excellent food, excellent service. The only thing I would've liked to see different is the outdoor seating. Maybe nicer chairs and tablecloths would make it more classy. Our server, Idriss, was PHENOMENAL. From his great service, to the great suggestions, to his amazing personality, he made the experience much better.

  • 5/5 Nathan D. 2 years ago on Google
    Made dinner reservations for 5:30 on a Tuesday evening during Christmas break and had a wonderful time! The restaurant looks great and sets a French mood, our server was absolutely wonderful from our initial greeting to seeing us off at the end. We enjoyed our dinner with each of the 6 people in our party ordering something different and all of it looking and tasting fantastic! This is a great place for a top notch meal.

  • 5/5 Deckow L. 2 years ago on Google
    We are foodies and love to travel to eat great food. We made reservations and had the best time here very eclectic vibe with soo much to eat and delicious options of wine. Went with family, will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quiet night with friends or family. Amazing service and humbling people to make the vibe that much better

  • 4/5 Cindy M. 2 years ago on Google
    Interesting clientele. My sister and I dined here Saturday 6/12/21 outside patio. Great service. Great food. Constantly interrupted by a lady at next table. She wanted to share food, drink, conversation and her life experience . Got a little weird. But, try the duck!!

  • 5/5 Roman R. 3 years ago on Google
    Awesome food amazing service Very authentic French cuisine great wine really nice. Escargot, halibut, Barramundi, and desserts

  • 5/5 Raffi A. 3 years ago on Google
    Little small, great and supreme service by a professional waiter. Steak was amazing. I highly recommend this place. Called before our arrival and they told us there are tables available. Music they selected goes well with the mood.

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  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
    • ✓️ Plenty of parking
    • ✓️ Free parking garage
    • ✓️ Free street parking
    • ✓️ Paid parking garage
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Alcohol
    • ✓️ Cocktails
    • ✓️ Hard liquor
  • Popular for
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible seating
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✗ Delivery
    • ✓️ Outdoor seating


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