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Black Bear Bistro

32/34 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
+1 540-428-1005
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32/34 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Though busy, the staff at the Black Bear Bistro were friendly and accommodating. The food was elevated for a pub and more like a bistro. My husband really enjoyed the short rib sandwich on a sweet potato biscuit and I found the Baby Bear burger...More

Thank Bleu-I's K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My SO had told me he liked this place for lunch, so we decided to go for dinner. The upstairs area has a bright café atmosphere, while the downstairs has a much more romantic and formal feel, with dim lighting and a big bar. Appetizers...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequent Black Bear because it has a fun atmosphere and pretty good food. The wings, burgers, and pancetta salad are very good. Love the outside deck! Service is always friendly but can be a bit slow. Solid beer selection but please, please, please expand...More

Thank EmA14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we drove into Warrenton VA a little after noon and drove directly to the Black Bear Bistro because someone on line said it was a good, highly rated, lunch spot. We placed our order, two burgers, an andouille sandwich, and a pork sandwich. And...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Traveling through this cute town, went here based on good reviews. We sat downstairs which has a bar & 2 rooms; one with a fireplace. This is nothing fancy & actually could use some updating. The salad was really good with fresh ingredients. My kids...More

Thank Girlk5
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Meet my daughter here for lunch lb a trip. We both enjoyed the beer food menu. Everything was delicious. Particularly the fried pickles!!

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Came here with a group of 7 one Saturday night before going to a nearby concert. Even though it was 7:30 in the evening we were seated right away in the lowest level - next to the brick oven fire pit. Great atmosphere for a...More

Thank Wolfpack81
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We enjoyed our meal when staying in Warrenton. The hotel said this was one of the best around and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed our meals and our desserts as well. We were early, so they were not busy, The server was friendly and...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We have eaten at the Black Bear several times. The food has always been great and the variety is excellent. They did have a dish (I forget what it was) advertised as a Cajun dish. I am from New Orleans, born and raised, so I...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were passing Warrenton on US 17 at dinner time. I told my wife to google nearby restaurants and Black Bear Bistro looked like the best option. It took us 10 minutes or so to get there after finding directions. Boy was it worth it!...More

Thank Wickett52
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2 January 2018|
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Response from Wickett52 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they can but I would call first.
22 July 2015|
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Response from PalomitaBlanca | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant and ask. You will prob have to visit on-site to purchase unless they can do it over the phone or via their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32/34 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warrenton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-428-1005
Combining the best of farm fresh local and organic ingredients with old-fashioned family value, Black Bear Bistro serves up generous portions of great food at very reasonable pricing. All dishes are prepared to order using the finest produce, herbs, cheeses, breads and meats. Meals are complemented by excellent Virginia wines plus on tap are a great selection of Virginia brewed draft beer selections … or try one of our signature martinis – all served by a friendly, attentive staff!Black Bear Bistro & Cellar is open daily. On Monday & Tuesday, we are open for lunch only, from 11am – 5pm. Wednesday through Sunday, lunch is served from 11am to 4pm. We serve what our patrons consider the ‘Best Lunch in Warrenton’, featuring the highest quality and tastiest food that is well worth the time it takes to prepare from scratch. Plus our Quick Lunch section satisfies our hastiest of lunch patrons who need to get in and out promptly, but still leave with a smile of satisfaction.Wednesday through Sunday, from 4pm – 9pm ( and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday ), Black Bear Bistro & Cellar shifts over to the Dinner Menu adding sumptuous entrees to our list of famous burgers and sandwiches. Chef Eisenhauer also creates a special menu each night to feature dishes he’s created for that night alone!In addition to our several indoor dining areas, Black Bear Bistro & Cellar also boasts of an outdoor patio complete with wrought iron chairs and tables covered by lovely umbrellas for shade. The patio is open seasonally and is pet friendly. Bring your furry or feathered friends to join you while you enjoy a lovely meal alfresco! While the indoor areas of Black Bear Bistro & Cellar are non-smoking, we do allow smoking outside on the patio.Whether it’s a casual lunch, a hearty dinner or a special occasion, Black Bear Bistro & Cellar has flexible dining spaces which can be combined to accommodate small to medium size receptions, parties, business lunches or meetings to suit your needs and budget.
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