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32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
+1 540-428-1005
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 

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MD
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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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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Thank cmecamp
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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Thank Robert O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Actually had a nice dinner with my wife, sat near the fireplace on New Year's Eve. We had a wonderful dinner and a couple drinks. Was a nice friendly relaxing place to go and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service.

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ALBANY,NY
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went there for a rehearsal dinner and the one waitress did the best she could - unflappable with a lot of people in a small space. I had one of the wood fired pizzas - can't remember the name- but I found it to be fairly standard & contrary to my usual tastes it was worse the next day. I... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Just finished eating lunch. Here's what I ordered: - Capa Rossa Pizza It is EXCELLENT. Crust and toppings are fresh and delicious. Also, I tasted the spaghetti, steak and cheese sub and french fries from other plates. Everything I ate was great. Our server Travis was busy during the lunch hour and did a good job. Would lunch here again.

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Virginia
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This restaurant always had good food but over the years it has tried to reinvent itself and has gone through several minor configurations and name changes. The service can be tiresome at times; long wait to be seated, long wait to have an order taken and a long wait for food to be served and the bill to be presented.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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