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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped by for appetizers and boy they did not disappoint! We had the fried olives, brussels sprouts (wow) cheese plate, and clam chowder (a big wow) Everything was fantastic but the wow's really stood out!

Thank Brie118
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cozy little place, intimate and quiet. The service was prompt, pleasant and polite. The menu quite varied, offering a nice variety. The cheese plate appetizer was delicious as was the polenta and seared tuna. Alas, too full to sample desert, but the...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I feel bad for the Cambrian locals who probably can't afford to eat here... it's definitely a visitor's or special occasion restaurant. I was there to visits a friend, though, and treated her for both our first visit. Ambiance: Cozy and intimate Service: Impeccable Food:...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We ended up in this restaurant by looking at the menu which proved to be very different and excellent. It was more expensive than we were planning but well worth the trip. There were regular items on the menu but prepared with spices and combinations...More

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I've dined here several times in the past and always had a decent meal. Last night was an exception. I ordered their wild caught salmon which I have had a couple times in the past and enjoyed it. Last night the presentation was good until...More

Thank c21bill
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a small intimate restaurant that was recommended by some friends. I am so glad we gave it a try because the dinner was outstanding. We started our dinner with a bottle of wine and the cheese platter. Our entrée was Shrimp Scampi for...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had heard from reviews that The Black Cat was a pretty good restaurant. So we decided to try it out a few days ago (Jan 2018). We were very impressed. We made reservations and arrived and were seated immediately at a table of our...More

Thank rainshadowsierra
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Chose this restaurant out of the many in town based on recommendations from TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. Excellent food made fresh. Excellent service too.

Thank BrettS83
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Not just the very best food between LA and SF, but maybe the best restaurant in the state. The food -- roasted duck, abalone with creamed corn and hazelnuts, flank steak with barley -- was perfectly prepared. The service was just as good. Sarah, who...More

Thank kwine
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Our family (4 adults and one 7 yr. old) were very pleasantly surprised to find such a lovely, delicious and attractively presented dinner in Cambria. The service was also excellent ; we will recommend it to friends who visit Cambria and will definitely return in...More

Thank Connie4479
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29 July 2016|
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Response from sdrnek46 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the Black Cat Bistro directly. I'm really not certain of the answer to your question and don't want to give you bad advice.
Sandra A
17 August 2015|
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Response from janet350 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1600
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