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Black Bear Bistro

32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
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Ranked #20 of 75 Restaurants in Warrenton
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Price range: $4 - $20
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: 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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Woodstock, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We came here for a nice dinner and enjoyed a pretty good meal in a relatively quiet setting. The upstairs crowd was being noisy, so we asked to be seated downstairs.....that was a good move. The decor reminds us of a colonial style inn.....and that is to be found downstairs. Enjoyed the large fireplace and intimate setting of the lower... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

So the wife and I are working our way through Best of Warrenton list for 2014 trying to find the best offerings in out adopted hometown. Claire's at the depot wAs a resounding failure for us but we are eternal optimists. We were pleasantly surprised at the Black Bear. We had heard about this place for a couple of years... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I am seriously getting distressed about Warrentons restaurant scene. Claires at the Depot has gone seriously downhill in last year so I want so desperately to find a good (doesn't have to be inexpensive) restaurant in this adorable little old town area of Warrenton Va. We tried Black Bear a while back and while the food wasn't bad the service... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were on our way back from the mountains and dipped into Warrenton to see what we could see. We liked Black Bear. The menu was very good. I had an indulgence of chicken gravy on buttermilk biscuits. Nancy had a great gazpacho and a run of the mill caprese salad on a croissant. That doesn't mean the sandwich was... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The service was excellent with several choices of where to eat:more informal upstairs,with outdoor seating as well.A more formal dining room downstairs.All choices quite nice. I would have preferred a few more choices yet the food was good.

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Washington, DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Dropped in for an early dinner with my husband last week. Good local wines and beer. We sat upstairs near the windows watching the foot traffic. We had good service and were able to order off both the Upstairs and wood fire grill pizza menus. We had the fondue in a bread bowl appetizer, which was very rich and delicious.... More

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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family was in Warrenton for a wedding and we had tons of time to kill. The options were Applebees or Ruby Tuesdays. I found it hard to believe there wasnt anywhere else to go. I checked foursquare and this was the top recommendation. Thankfully it was 1045 and they opened at 11. So three car loads of loud northerners... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We recently had lunch at the Black Bear Bistro. The menu had a variety of foods. And the food was excellent. The taste was great and the presentation was perfect. However, the service was horrible. It took 30 minutes for our chicken sandwiches to arrive. There was no feedback/apology from the waitress. It took about 10 minutes for our fountain... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We just arrived in Warrenton for a conference after a 25 hours flight. Normally you end up at a place for something quick and convenient at such a moment, but the hospitable hotel-lady told us to try the Black Bear Bistro in downtown Warrenton. Happy we made the effort to take our jet-lag to the Black Bear! Great, healthy tasty... More

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Rosemary Beach, Florida, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had an early dinner here. And, wow!! The food was awesome. I had the arugula pizza (which is served from the pizza menu from the adjoining restaurant) and my son had the Peppy's Pasta. Both dishes were so excellent. I had an excellent Cosmopolitan - clearly the bartender knows how to mix a drink properly! Ranked one notch down because... More

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