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Black Bear Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza
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32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
+1 540-428-1005
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Gloucester, Virginia
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had lunch here the other day and were very impressed. She had the Beef Au Jus and said it should have been served with a spoon because the au Jus was more like gravy than broth and was excellent. I had the Muffaletta which was huge. I ordered the half, as our waitress suggested, but it... More 

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Fresno, CA
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chili dog was very mediocre, shame! Pizza was average, beer choices were good. Nice atmosphere, took a long time to be served (25 minutes). Shame, nice location and setting, but very average food.

Thank AJGR
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1,399 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After discovering that Claire's was fully booked, my friend suggested that we give the Black Bear a try. It is a quaint restaurant on the main street on the historic downtown. They had a few tables free at about 1:20pm and we had our pick. Our server was very nice and didn't crowd us. We shared an order of garlic... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all enjoyable. If you're visiting Warrenton (which I recommend), this is a great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank Mark R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

My wife and I were out on a weekend drive and found this place on Main Street in Warrenton along with other quint little shops. The atmosphere was good and reflected the nice small town. Bar-type food was fine and more than I expected with oysters on the menu, fried just right. Lots of different hot dog dishes, some with... More 

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Richmond, VA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

In town just for the night, SO found this place. First seated us at table in front of restaurant-too cold with the draft, so we asked if we could sit at the warmer bar, they said sure, then bartender asked our son if he was 21-no. So he said sorry, DMV says can't sit at the bar. So we politely... More 

Thank TravelinCat_8
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I had been expecting more based on other reviews. The atmosphere was nice; we sat on the deck. The staff was very friendly. The food was mediocre. We both ordered burgers cooked medium. They both arrived well done and the fries had been cooked at least twice before they arrived at our table. We will try another spot next time... More 

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Catlett, Virginia
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat at 8pm on a Friday evening and was able to get seated quickly. I have the shrimp & scallops etouffee , it was very good & very filling . My wife had the French dip & fries . The sandwich was great , the fries a little overdone, but all in all and good... More 

Thank cmecamp
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The restaurant provides a fun atmosphere and friendly staff. If you feel like sitting on the back porch, you will get a nicely shaded area to have lunch. If you feel like a more secluded place, there is a small bar in the basement and just in the other room a brick oven pizza place. One of my favorite places... More 

Thank Robert O
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

With several seating options there are plenty of ambience venues. Have a romantic, cozy dinner downstairs in the stone walled section, or bistro-like cafe seating upstairs. There are four bars to choose from, one being outside. Everything is good. Beware, unfortunately smoking is aloud outside on the back porch.

Thank Gail R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $20
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warrenton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-428-1005
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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