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Black Cat Bistro

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1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-1600
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 277
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Trying quite hard

I guess objectively speaking it would be more of a 3.5/5 but considering the (low) level of local competition I gave it a 4/5. Named after a facsimile copy of a poster by Théophile Steinlen hung on the wall, the place has not much in common with the parisian cabaret (Le Chat Noir) of the late 19th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
David E
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I guess objectively speaking it would be more of a 3.5/5 but considering the (low) level of local competition I gave it a 4/5. Named after a facsimile copy of a poster by Théophile Steinlen hung on the wall, the place has not much in common with the parisian cabaret (Le Chat Noir) of the late 19th century though, neither... More 

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Clovis, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Upscale dining, nice wine selection. Pleasant and accommodating servers. I had very good blackened swordfish, my wife had crab cakes appetizer - both very tasty.

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Newbury Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stay in Cambria a couple of times a year and always to to Black Cat. All of the previous time the food was great but this time it was not as good. I don't know if ownership changed but the rosemary bread was not the same as before. It was somewhat bland. I ordered the seafood brochette and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We got into Cambria late on a Friday night and where lucky enough to get a table for dinner to celebrate our 31st anniversary. The food was exceptional servers well trained quant atmosphere. We almost went back our second night but thought we should try another restaurant. We both wish we had gone back a second time.

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Cambria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were there for lunch. Expect to pay $14+ for the main course. Excellent sandwiches. Recommend all. Cheapest wine by the glass was $8 (one at that price). $10+ was more common. This is high for Cambria. Good selection of craft beers at more reasonable prices. Patio was pleasant with a mixture of chairs probably picked up at a garage... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

From the friendly, professional service and cozy atmosphere to the delicious wine pared with perfectly cooked food, I always enjoy my time at Black Cat.

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Simi Valley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We came here for lunch before leaving Cambria. It was recommended by our fellow guest at the B&B we stayed in, that their fish and chips were one of the best. They were right. We ordered the fish and chips and the shrimp and chips. They were excellent. Crunchy and crispy. The white fish (3 pcs) was light and the... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Waiter friendly, great food. Chowder & their steak were awesome but fish slice was too thin. Recommend outside dining, quiet & relaxing.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice setting in a charming house in Cambria. Well elaborated cooking, nice (local) wine list and friendly service

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Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

every time we come to cambria we never has eaten here. it was my birthday and so we did old little house built in the '20 white table clothes friendly staff I had the scampi shrimp with rice and green beans my husband had the chicken picata and both were great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 to 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?