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Jul 6, 2011 12:49 PM

One night in Kingston: Luke's? Le Chien Noir?

Going to Kingston for dinner this week while vacationing near there.
I don't know too much about the scene but have read there's some great restaurants.

I've read the Kingston posts on Chow and still up in the air as to where to have dinner.
There are only a few recent posts (and very conflicting) so I'm throwing it out to the Hounds.
We're looking for gourmet, foodie friendly.
We'd like a more upscale environment; doesn't have to be uber fancy but just no pizza, curry, etc.
Think special occasion.
We only have one night so I want to choose wisely.

I've wanted to try Luke's for a while but it seems hit or miss. We love different and daring. Anyone been there recently?
Is Le Chien Noir upscale? Or is it more casual bistro?
What's Chez Piggy like? The reviews are so mixed it's hard to tell.

Any help you Hounds give would be super.
If you had one dinner in Kingston, unlimited budget where would you go?

Chien Noir
69 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

Chez Piggy Restaurant
68R Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L1A5, CA

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  1. I would recommend Luke's in this case. It is definitively daring if the execution is not 100% spot on it's close enough. Be aware though that it's a different experience, it's just Luke and his mom in the restaurant and chances are you will be the only diners, it's very quiet and serene, so you have this young guy putting together these elaborate plated creations that are served to you by a small town Ontario mom who's very nice but a little bumbling in a quaint way. Nothing wrong about it, it's just different, it's almost like having a chef created dinner in someone's home.