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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
805-927-1600
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Ranked #5 of 43 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Californian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert

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English first
Los Angeles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food was just OK, but the atmosphere was quite nice. All four of us agreed the food was OK, but not spectacular. Setting in an old house. Dessert of sticky toffee pudding was very good.

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portland,oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was my 3rd visit; good service, good food. We loved the pork belly appetizer; also good was the vegetarian pasta and the duck breast entree. The dessert list didn't interest us so we skipped it. Good place,highly recommended. Quiet, so you can talk.

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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I dine here each time we stay in Cambria. The service is great, food is excellent, and the restaurant itself is quaint and welcoming.

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Dallas, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were expecting an exceptional meal after reading reviews about the Black Cat Bistro, but that didn't happen. Our server was very nice but when she delivered the main course with the steak on it, we could hardly believe our eyes. First, it was about the size of a biscuit and nothing but fat, absolutely no meat. We sent it... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The smells from the restaurant were amazing from the minute we walked in. We celebrated our anniversary with a great bottle of wine (Linnea Calodo Sticks and Stones), shared the stone fruit salad, and then Duck Breast for me and Braised Rabbit for my husband. It was a delicous dinner and one to remember. Thanks Black Cat Bistro for making... More

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los angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a very nice meal here. The restaurant is in downtown Cambria and is one of the older houses in town. Dinner is served at small tables set in one of the small rooms and so is very intimate. The service was good, menu choices excellent and all very fresh. Do not leave without trying the sticky toffee pudding!

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Issaquah, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had a very romantic meal. We started with duck appetizer. My husband had a beef dish and I had lamb shanks. Food was great! We brought our own wine and they charge corkage fee. Overall we had a great experience.

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long island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The menu here is very, very, eclectic and limited. Know you're going to find something to eat before you go

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cucinista24
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We thought the service at the Black Cat outstanding, and the place itself cozy. As is standard now with "gourmet" restaurants, all the ingredients of the dishes are listed, arousing expectations which are not necessarily the same as those of the chef. The whitefish with potatoes, beans and other vegetables, was a beautiful and flavorful dish. The strozzapreti were a... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Reviews were high for this restaurant but I was underwhelmed. They definitely are experimental with the food preparation and they rotate their menu, so maybe it just didn't mesh well with my tastes. Might try again on a future visit to Cambria.

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