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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“abalone” (30 reviews)
“corn pudding” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (53 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard from reviews that The Black Cat was a pretty good restaurant. So we decided to try it out a few days ago (Jan 2018). We were very impressed. We made reservations and arrived and were seated immediately at a table of our...More

Thank rainshadowsierra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant out of the many in town based on recommendations from TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. Excellent food made fresh. Excellent service too.

Thank BrettS83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not just the very best food between LA and SF, but maybe the best restaurant in the state. The food -- roasted duck, abalone with creamed corn and hazelnuts, flank steak with barley -- was perfectly prepared. The service was just as good. Sarah, who...More

Thank kwine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family (4 adults and one 7 yr. old) were very pleasantly surprised to find such a lovely, delicious and attractively presented dinner in Cambria. The service was also excellent ; we will recommend it to friends who visit Cambria and will definitely return in...More

Thank Connie4479
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Our service was outstanding. Our server properly decanted our bottle of wine and was attentive to our dinner needs. Our meal was good. We were there for 90 minutes plus, so prepare to take your time and enjoy the quaint ambience.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We have eaten here a couple of years ago, and we were very impressed with the service and food and were looking forward to another great dinner. However, it didn't live up to our previous visit. The restaurant was less than half full when we...More

1  Thank CAtraveler100_10
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I spent the weekend in Cambria and I am glad we came here. The staff was super friendly and the food was flavorful. I normally don't like lamb but their lamb was delicious. Their scallops were not fishy. We made reservations ahead...More

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I was a bit wary after reading the criticism about the amount of portions served. We found them to be just fine. I have been to plenty of places where they puree' the vegetables and drizzle the sauce. This was not at all true of...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I understand this is a sleepy town and all, and dining choices past 9 PM are limited if non existent. Our choice for a meal was the Black Cat on a recent Sunday night. First we were the the second to last couple in the...More

3  Thank Santamonica2574
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night and owned the place. Had duck and a lamb shank. Both very inventive and perfectly prepared. Service was attentive and well informed. Excellent meal with attention to both meal and service quality. Wine corkage was reasonable, would definitely return...More

Thank ScotC22
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29 July 2016|
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Response from sdrnek46 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the Black Cat Bistro directly. I'm really not certain of the answer to your question and don't want to give you bad advice.
Sandra A
17 August 2015|
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Response from janet350 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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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