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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“abalone” (28 reviews)
“scallops” (50 reviews)
“corn pudding” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were graciously greeted upon arrival, seated immediately, and served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Best fresh mango, raw salmon, avocado, seaweed appetizer I have ever had. Friends equally enjoyed the New England Clam Chowder and a salad with pomegranate seeds. My dinner of shrimp...More

Thank TerryMPS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't resist coming here as we have two black cats but we came back the second night because the food was so good. The sirloin on the celery root puree was the best steak we had had in a restaurant ever. The desserts and...More

1  Thank Barb S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant is in an old house and has a lovely atmosphere. The menu is not extensive but the choices are imaginative and there are vegetarian options. We had a daily special of fish filet which was perfectly prepared and served with just enough...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my research leading up to a blissful 10 day vacation in Cambria, three restaurants routinely seemed to pop up as the top of the top. I got to two of them. Black Cat Bistro was one, lovely, lovely ambience on a quiet night. Delicious...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is a small bistro in a former residence. In the main dining room is a cozy fireplace that makes it feel like the living room it probably once was. The food and wine were excellent. I had the scallops and my wife had the...More

Thank caseylyoung
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Just spent a 5 day long weekend in Cambria, and we LOVED the Black Cat restaurant - our favorite of all. My b.f. was on a mission to have duck 3 of the 4 nights we were there, and Black Cat was his favorite of...More

Thank WestsideL
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Black Cat Bistro- - -What a surprise. I walked in without a reservation on Saturday night and was expecting to wait. They had 1 small table available or bar seating and I chose the table. The restaurant was full of what I would describe as...More

Thank Fritz H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We only had wine and appetizers and they were great! The is cool little place that is low key looking on the outside and nicely unique inside. Our bartender / server was very helpful and nice to talk to. The menu looked great and we...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had never been in Cambria, and saw the menu for this place. It looked interesting, so we tried it. Sat at the bar, and had wonderful, personal service from Sara. Watched the kitchen staff put out excellent food, well portioned and plated. We started...More

Thank AhisMom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great dining in an old house, with lots of personality and charm. We shared an excellent salad, and I had the pasta special, while my DC had the salmon. Both were excellent. The waitress gave us a sample of the wine on special and that...More

Thank lkelley00
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options and garlic free options?
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
Will you be open this Thanksgiving (2015) for dinner?
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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