The Black Cat or Le Chat Noir is located in the heart of Fairhaven inside the old world Sycamore Square building and offers a warm and welcoming charm, accented by exposed brick, oversized windows and hardwood flooring. Come join us for classic dining mixed with all your new favorites. Our unique atmosphere has been an attraction to locals and visitors for decades. It is the perfect place to share an intimate cocktail, join a group for Happy Hour appetizers or to throw a party in our Cat’s Alley!

Cat's Alley

In our Cat’s Alley we can accommodate dining for 20 people and mingling room for up to 30 people. Enjoy a party here free of charge if your group will be purchasing food and beverage from our restaurant and bar. A party of 25 or more will enjoy a personal bartender/server for the entirety of their gathering. For questions regarding booking a party or additional charges please call and leave a detailed message 360-733-6136. We will return your call promptly.


The Black Cat has been around since 1987. It took the place of La Creperie, which was closed down in 1983 after a fire and notorious drug bust. Gregg Kimber, who formerly worked at La Creperie, opened The Black Cat in 1987. The area had been gutted, so he set about restoring the restaurant with a French Cabaret theme, and named the new restaurant Le Chat Noir, The Black Cat. The restaurant currently has a strong following in Bellingham, with its laid back, non-pretentious atmosphere and great food.