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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 good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Black Cat was among our favorite restaurants in Cambria several years ago, and we’re pleased to see that it’s still a good choice after its recent change of ownership. The fontina- and pancetta-stuffed pork chop could have been a bit more tender, though it...More

Thank Marek_B_50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent, great service and the ambiance was perfect. Really great experience we would recommend and would go back again.

Thank Laurie Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I keep coming back to Black Cat Bistro. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, we consistently enjoy our meals.This cozy restaurant on Main St. serves a nice variety of entrees. We had an exceptional dinner over the Labor Day weekend. My husband's...More

Thank Econouvelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent farm to table fare. All food was cooked to perfection and the staff was helpful with suggestions and providing reccommendations as to wines and dessert. Side dishes were delicious.

Thank JBakersfield
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of Cambria's better restaurants. Food was well prepared. Service was very good but a little slow. Prices seemed on the high side to me given the type and quality of the food. But generally, well worth a stop when you are dining in Cambria.

Thank Penn69
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Ordinarily, I would rate a restaurant like this 5 stars. The food was amazingly good, but if I had been alone, I would have said something to the server about the service. The restaurant itself is on the small side. When we walked in, there...More

Thank Joan_Crenshaw
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Small, intimate, delicious. Great wine list and very attentive service. Food was incredibly delicious. Hubs had the duck; I had the ahi. Both perfectly prepared. Highly recommend.

Thank TaxLass
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This restaurant had been highly recommended so I was excited to be able to have a special evening out with my son. It far exceeded our expectations. As the son of foodies, my 13 year old son can be picky but he proclaimed that they...More

Thank GwendolynAP
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Monday night must be dishwasher day. Supposed to have Fontina stuffed pork chop. Wasn't thick enough to put in a slice of prosciutto. Cheese was puddled under small, thin chop pooled in some watery "sauce", with shaved Brussels sprouts mounded on top to hide the...More

1  Thank Paul O
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We have been here before and once again the fare was delicious and varied and the service quiet and careful. The wine choices were varied and we were happy to see local options. We will return.

Thank NorCal_SoCal2014
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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
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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