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“Fabulous Food, Great Service”
Review of Black Cat Bistro

Black Cat Bistro
Ranked #12 of 47 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fabulous Food, Great Service”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is great. Wonderful combinations of flavors, excellent service, and reasonable prices. WE come here every time we get over to Cambria.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner in Cambria”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was our first trip to Cambria in years to visit family who had just moved there.
The restaurant is in an old house with many smaller type dining areas. We ordered steaks, trout and Duck among the group. Each dish was prepared perfectly and all of us enjoyed it all. Desserts were also excellent. Service was also very good. We won't miss it next time!

  • Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our Place”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My fiance and I have made this "our" place. Every time we are in the Central Coast we always dine here. The food has always been wonderful and the service even better. We more recently dined there in September when we got engaged. Our server went out of his way to make our dinning experience even better than the already excellent service. We love that every few months that we go, the menu changes. And every time we dine we absolutely love all the food, not to mention the great wine list! A must when you're in Cambria!!

  • Visited September 2013
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London
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We booked in advance on a Saturday night for our one night stop-over in Cambria. The venue was cute - a series of small rooms made it feel romantic and intimate. It was busy, and all those bodies made it pretty warm in there! It felt like a local place for local people, but the staff made us feel welcome at all times.
The only negative was that it did feel slightly pretentious - we overheard negative comments from fellow diners about tourists and the guy sitting next to us insisted on talking to the sommelier - even though they obviously just had a knowledgeable barman - maybe we're just not used to dining somewhere quite so posh.
Our waitress Andrea was friendly and efficient and all 3 courses we had were beautifully cooked and presented. Everything on the menu sounded amazing - it was difficult to choose. The cheesecake we had for dessert was pretty special. We would recommend this place for a special dinner or celebration.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Unfriendly.”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were ignored by a man who could have cut steel with his glare. Monosyllabic responses to all my attempts to ask for advice, overpriced and very pretentious. Avoid.

  • Visited August 2013
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