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Black Cat Bistro

428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
+1 613-569-9998
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was cosy and staff friendly. The steak was done to order. The duck breast was very good. Leg of lamb special was perfect. Risotto was good. Black Cat maintains its reputation for good food and good service.

Thank gripbic45
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A perfect place to an inspired dining meeting. The service was perfect, the meal unique! A place to come back whenever visiting Ottawa!

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were a party of 8 for a late lunch. Was nice to have the table all set for us. Menu is somewhat limited. Beer choices were limited and wine also. No one could make a Kir Royale which is a common drink. My salad...More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a good dinner out. The table we booked was 10 minutes late in being ready but we had a cocktail at the bar and mingled. The servers apologized for the wait and promptly seated us when ready. We were in no hurry anD the...More

Thank ngj64
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you have ever travelled in the south of France and experienced the flavours of a home made cassoulet, you can recreate that experience at Black Cat. The chef anchors it with a confit duck leg that is seasoned to perfection and blends in the...More

Thank Mulligan941
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went in for a quick dinner, everywhere else we tried was packed, and this restaurant was weirdly empty for a Friday night. Being both in the industry, and having heard good things, we were quite let down by the quality of the food/taste. The...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food and service here are consistently great and the prices are reasonable for a bistro. I also love that it's in Little Italy, since it's easy to head to a bar or comedy show after dinner.

1  Thank A123G
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went on a Thursday night because every other restaurants we called were full because of Christmas Partys. I went there with no expectations. The restaurant was almost empty. The choice is similar to what you would find in Ottawa for a similar range of...More

Thank Dlyrette
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Waited for over 30 min to be greeted by waitress and given water. Server never refilled wine glasses and completely ignored taking drink orders from the one of us who wasn't drinking wine. Menu is fairly small and kitchen was out of one main course...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I went here with two girlfriends we all had a great night, the wine selection, cheese plate and the chicken supreme main was all excellent. The servers were also part of the experience, very knowledgeable on the menu and wine pairing. Would definitely recommend visiting!

Thank Tammie Q
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-569-9998
  • E-mail