Le Noir: A Belgian Southern Bistro

A review of a restaurant in downtown Lenoir city

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I recently visited a local restaurant named “Le Noir: A Belgian Southern Bistro” located in downtown Lenoir City. I have driven by the place loads of times but never taken the time to actually stop and eat there. Immediately upon entering the restaurant presents a very homey atmosphere with a sitting area at the front of the building. There is a mixture of modern design and old fashion design. My favorite part of the decor was the beer taps on large barrels to imitate an old traditional style.

While there I ordered the Pork Chop with hunter sauce which is a ten ounce pork chop covered in beef stock, bacon, mushrooms, and onions. For my side I chose the soup of the day which was French Onion. The soup was very interesting. It was a stock (similar to the type on the chop) with caramelized onions topped with a hefty amount of melted cheese. It was a little on the oily side, but it was awesome. Cheese is fantastic.

Next thing to come was the pork chop. It was gigantic; I really did not expect it to be as large as it was. It was amazing. I don’t know who came up with the idea to make a pork chop then put bacon on top was, but I would like to shake their hand. I can assure you that there was no food left on my plate.

Finally I had the tiramisu for dessert. The only problem I had with it was how big it was! After all I had already eaten, I had to force myself to finish it. Overall I really liked Le Noir. It was a little pricey, but I think it was well worth it. Food was great. Staff was great. Atmosphere was great. I would definitely go again.