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Black Bear Bistro

32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
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Ranked #19 of 73 restaurants in Warrenton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $20
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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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food and service are always good. The brick oven pizza is one of my favorites as well as the chili. Get a table downstairs by the fireplace for a nice meal with your friends.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We visited Warrenton on a rainy Sunday afternoon and this was one of the few places actually open. The main restaurant was closed, but the hostess asked us if we'd like to eat downstairs. After going down a pathway and some stairs, we arrived in the basement of the restaurant, whic his a pizzeria. It has a nice ambience, attractive... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Asked for cup of hot tea, when it was finally brought the cup had lipstick stains. When I finally got the servers attention and asked for a clean cup, they acted like I was imposing on them and it would be quite a chore to do so. Food was average at best. Will not... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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237 reviews 237 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were just looking for a quick, light lunch and came across Black Bear Bistro and decided to give it a try. The menu had some great items... Brunch menu selections were delicious looking! We each ordered soups... Lima Beans and Ham and the Vegan Chili and they tasted great and fresh! Chili didn't taste or feel like it wasn't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

The four of us were from out of town and the waitstaff was not really paying attention while we ordering. Asked for cheese for burgers and that didn't have happen. Was told we couldn't get pizza but the table next to is did. Will not ever go back. Very disappointing.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Coming in from the west coast we actually hesitated about going here based on the TA server reviews...but it was Monday night and other places were closed...so 1. thanks for being open and 2. thanks for the great meal! Locals...give it a chance and for a server - ask for Andrea! She was a doll, went out of her way... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Made reservations for 20 three weeks in advance for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Was assured the staff could handle our request. On arrival we were told there was no reservation. After several conversations with management it was discovered that our reservation was not transfered to the correct book . Since the restaurant was already booked, we were on our own... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The new Pizza addition is GREAT!!! The wood fired pizza is flavorful and crust is perfect! Love the menu and great choices are available! Service was slow but friendly! We will return again soon !,

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stopped in here passing through, and went downstairs to the brick oven pizzeria. The Gouda bread bowl appetizer was fantastic, and the pizza was fabulous. The ingredients were locally sourced, the service was great, and the ambiance was friendly and welcoming. I only wished I lived closer so I could go in regularly!!!

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Northern VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We've given this place enough chances & we are d-o-n-e! Tried it for lunch & dinner & decided just to give up the ship. Lunch on one occasion was just so so, but service was bad. Called & wanted to talk with someone about possibly doing a rehearsal dinner for 30 ppl; they never called back. Couple weeks later my... More

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