Last week, John and I celebrated our anniversary by going to a little French restaurant in Akasaka called Bistro Le Chat Noir. I stopped by with Raku several days in advance to make a reservation and used my questionable Japanese skills - but it totally worked and Raku didn't have to jump in at all.
Le Chat Noir is a tiny restaurant with only about 10 seats, but we were the only people there that night (to be fair it was a Tuesday), so the reservation wasn't all that necessary. The restaurant is run by a sweet older couple, and is completely decked out with cats. The menu was hand written and came in a little photo album of cat pictures and the wife was even wearing a necklace with a black cat on it. Throughout the evening she pointed out different cat knickknacks and even showed us a photo of their two cats (the older one is named Noir). John ordered a venison stew and I got a truffle pasta. It was the first time we've ever been the only customers in a restaurant, but I left the meal with such a warm feeling for the couple running the place. I hope they're packed on the weekends!
In addition to our dinner, I made John his favorite cupcakes. He totally ate two before dinner.
|Seriously, why can't I have a bakery?|
Bistro Le Chat Noir
Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-2:30 (last order 2:00), Dinner Mon-Sat 6:00-12:00, Sunday and Holidays 6:00-10:00
Address: 2-18-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo