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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, 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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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 20
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Romantic dinner

Excellent food and a great wine list. The experience was relaxed but a very nice upscale ambiance, make reservations!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
dcwhiddon54
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was OK but not great the tab came to about $82 without drinks I thought it was have been better. Nice atmosphere and good service

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and a great wine list. The experience was relaxed but a very nice upscale ambiance, make reservations!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place isn't exactly easy to find and doesn't look like much from the outside. But you can tell that it is used by locals for special occasions. You should go there and make it a special occasion! It isn't cheap but the quality of the food make you forget that. All four of us were very happy with what... More 

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Seattle, WA
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped here on our first night in Cambria based on a review in Fodors. So glad we did, it was AWESOME! We sat at the bar, had a lovely bottle of local wine, enjoyed their delicious fried, stuffed olives and two entrees (tasty lake fish and a stuffed pork chop). We were so full, but the desserts also looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time. My boyfriend had the stuffed pork chop (omg)and I had the scallops really good. The pistachio gelato was to end a perfectly rich dinner. Second time we have come here and we love it.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We celebrated two birthdays with a party of 8. We had both steak and seafood lovers and everyone was delighted. Nice wines too. Service was great.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We tried to have a nice anniversary dinner here and left hungry, thirsty and frustrated! The service was non-existent and the expensive food was bad and there was not much of it. This is the worst dining experience we have had in a long time. The seating is cramped and uncomfortable as well. I can not find anything good to... More 

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central coast
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wonderful service and nice ambiance for sure. We had champagne and dessert after a day at Hearst Castle. My friends and I tried all four of the desserts, superb. The Pistachio ice cream and the po du crem were THE BEST, not too sweet. YUM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful Time love the New York steak and the scallops for desert we order the toffee cake to die for it we'll be back

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Santa Barbara, California
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants and the menu is much the same with our favorite items still in play. We did not see the past owner/chef in the kitchen, even though this was the message to patrons. However, our meal was still great: gnocchi, polenta, seared Caesar, etc. The cheese plate was also very good, but... More 

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Additional Information about Black Cat Bistro

Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428
Phone Number: +1 805-927-1600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $50
Cuisine: Californian

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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: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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?