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Black Cat Bistro

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1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Set is a very small old house with little decor, this bistro serves delicious meals. It is a must for us and our friends when we visit Cambria. It is expensive, however.

Thank TJFLG42
Del Mar, California
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473 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in an old house on the main street in Cambria. It was a pleasant surprise because the only reason we ended up eating here was because it was the only thing open at 9 o'clock at night. There are 3 small rooms in which you can sit for dinner which gives it part of it's charm; one... More 

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Los Angeles
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a great evening here. It's a converted house that has separate rooms for diners which is a good thing. As this was a milestone birthday for me I wanted a nice quiet adult table and they were able to accommodate us. In the next room was a family with very loud small children. Funny. I don't see this as... More 

Thank Ilovetotravel1966
El Segundo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Dinner was beautifully presented and delicious. The music was gentle jazz and the room was quiet so that you could actually converse with your partner.

Thank Jennifer G
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

A sophisticated dining spot in an unexpected place. The food was a real treat and quite sophisticated. The wine list was as well. I think this is the place in Cambria. Certainly where I would eat when I return.

Thank NelloDas
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We dined at The Black Cat on election night. We split an arugula salad to start. My dining companion then had shrimp scampi and I had a delicious piece of salmon with wasabi mashed potatoes and green beans. Ambiance is warm, inviting, and with the right person could definitely be romantic. Service was good, price is on the high side,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We haven't been to the Black Cat in several prior Cambria weekends, but it is just as good as we remember. Friendly and attentive servers, had a reservation and got seated right away. I ordered the duck breast and my husband the pork chop. We were both very happy with our decision. Shared the bread pudding for dessert. We won't... More 

Thank sherylberry55
Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Went there for our anniversary with some friends of ours. Cute little place, but the food and service were not so great. Food was good, can't say it was bad, but nothing special. The cost value was very good in that I didn't feel like I over paid for the mediocre food. Service was sub-par. We ordered a upper-mid priced... More 

Thank Rachael S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We ate here for dinner when our friends were in town visiting us. They offer a patio area that is dog friendly which we appreciate since we had our two dogs with us. The patio area in fine and we appreciate they allow dogs. There were four of us and we started with a nice bottle of wine and two... More 

Thank fivemutts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Hands down this is the best restaurant in downtown Cambria. It's a small and quaint restaurant and be sure to make a reservation. Their is creative and uses fresh ingredients.

Thank NorCalExpert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?