Have been in DC for many years and finally made it to Le Chat Noir. I used to even live only about mile from it. It’s a French restaurant located between Friendship Heights and Tenleytown in NW.
Went on a Saturday night. Had reservations but it wasn’t too busy, the service was pretty slow, though. The menu has a good amount of selection, but of course I had to do some good picking because of being lactose intolerant.
Opted for a bottle of rose, for kicks, Le P’tit Rose. It was good, a bit sweet, a fun wine to try.
While deciding on dinner, with the wine we enjoyed addictive bread.
Then, for the first course of dinner, I opted for a salad and my friend went for the Crèpe fourrée. Crèpe stuffed with crabmeat, bay scallops, mushrooms, Chablis cream sauce. Apparently that was pretty darn good.
Main course was a Bijoux de boeuf au poivre. Grilled beef tenderloin, grilled asparagus, gratin dauphinois, green peppercorn sauce (the asparagus is on the side). It was perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth.
I opted for the Saint Jacques à la Bretonne. Sea scallops, truffle risotto, cremini mushrooms, white wine béchamel & gruyere cheese gratin. They made some nice substitutions on the dairy and grilled the scallops, put it on a bed of lentil ‘crust’ with a side of pickled veggies. All very nice.
Very happy I finally checked this place out!