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“First Rate Dinner”
Review of Black Cat Bistro

Black Cat Bistro
Ranked #11 of 50 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Read the reviews here on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. We shared an asparagus bisque, which was wonderful! We also shared a gnocchi appetizer. This was good, but could have used a bit more seasoning. Our entrees were wonderful. My husband had a shrimp pasta and I had a delicious scallop dish. The scallops were cooked perfectly, but what amazed me was the tiny cubed butternut squash and brussel sprouts that came with it. I wished there was double or triple the amount! We really enjoyed our meal. The only thing that bothered me was how close the tables are...maybe 4-6 inches apart. We got there early enough that there were many open tables and they tried to put us right next to the only other couple there. They were accommodating when we asked for another table, but why not seat people so they are comfortable? I would certainly go back here, the next time we are in Cambria.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Came here for an early dinner without a reservation and they were very accommodating. Sat at the bar and had a wonderful meal. The food was AMAZING and the staff was unpretentious. One of our favorite meals during our vacation-- better than the food we had in San Fran or LA.

We had the duck salad, scallops, lamb shank, salted carmel dessert and DELICIOUS espresso. Definitely recommend any of those items!

FYI they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Make sure to plan ahead!

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1  Thank MikeNJackie
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Classy setting, Over the top Service, and amazing food!
Definitely a special occasion place. You can't be in a hurry here. Just sit back and prepare to enjoy the best food and service of your life. Not overly advertised but significantly busy. The only draw back is the tables are quite close together. They do a great job of spacing and seating the reservations (so don't come early). Food is made with super fresh, quality ingredients prepared in fantastic recipes. You have to eat here at least once in your life.

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2  Thank firefly33j
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had a memorable and delicious meal at the Black Cat Bistro. The setting is charming, the service attentive without being overly solicitous. And the meal was fantastic. Everything that landed on our table was unique and delicious. I had the Grilled Caesar Salad and Hangar Steak, and my wife enjoyed the Pea Soup and Scallops. We finished with the Salted Caramel Tart. Enjoyed every single bite. The raves are warranted. The attention to detail was impeccable. A truly world class restaurant!

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1  Thank DMBrown
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We make the Black Cat Restaurant a birthday/anniversary "date" every year. I can't thnk of a better place to celebrate with excellent staff while enjoying perfectly prepared meals. This is a no-compromise restaurant in an intimate setting.

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