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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
805-927-1600
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Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert

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  • English first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I don't know what is the problem with the owner/chef here, but she needs to either keep her voice down or do herself a favor and stay out of her own restaurant and let someone else take the wheel. She was berating her staff in an inappropriate fashion and at unacceptable decibels. She proceeded to rudely comment about some of... More 

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Ventura
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

the service was great, the food delicious, very cozy. We had the pork chops and they were so good, a nice cabernet for a perfect evening. It is intimate and not noisy, at least the night we were there, but definitely busy. We didn't make a reservation but were seated pretty quickly.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The skinny: We visit Cambria sporadically to get away from the big city (LA), and Cambria dining had been pretty basic till we visited the Black Cat. The skinny: It was a quiet Thursday night a week before Thanksgiving and we were welcomed even though we'd not made reservations. Everything on the menu looked great, but because we'd had a... More 

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Cupertino, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations for this restaurant when planning your trip to Cambria. They fill up quickly and its always perfection. I have an annoying food allergy, gluten, and the servers are always knowledgeable regarding the ingredients used for any given dish.

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Mountain View, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Server's descriptions were mouth watering. Everything was great. I had duck on a bed of wilted spinach. It was great -- a hearty dish. Looks small, but can hold a good amount of people. Quiet and comfortable and romantic in the evening.

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California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have dinner at the Black Cat Bistro whenever we are in Cambria, and believe that it is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is modern and upscale. My wife had the mushroom and sage gnocchi which she liked. We each had the abalone which was delicious. My desert was a pine nut cheesecake which was... More 

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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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24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 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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Additional Information about Black Cat Bistro

Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
Phone Number: 805-927-1600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Californian

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