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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“abalone” (28 reviews)
“scallops” (50 reviews)
“corn pudding” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great bistro. Low key, but great ambiance. The food was to die for. Best dinner we have had in California . Go there you will love it!

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Seasonally changing menu. I had the chicken piccata which was uniquely prepared and simply delicious.

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Very classy place with nice atmosphere. We ate an appetizer and a second plate base on seafood. The waitress was very nice and the service excellent. The restaurant is not the most economic in Cambria but you'll be satisfied after having had a dinner in...More

Thank gmpasqua
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were graciously greeted upon arrival, seated immediately, and served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Best fresh mango, raw salmon, avocado, seaweed appetizer I have ever had. Friends equally enjoyed the New England Clam Chowder and a salad with pomegranate seeds. My dinner of shrimp...More

Thank TerryMPS
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We couldn't resist coming here as we have two black cats but we came back the second night because the food was so good. The sirloin on the celery root puree was the best steak we had had in a restaurant ever. The desserts and...More

2  Thank Barb S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This small restaurant is in an old house and has a lovely atmosphere. The menu is not extensive but the choices are imaginative and there are vegetarian options. We had a daily special of fish filet which was perfectly prepared and served with just enough...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

In my research leading up to a blissful 10 day vacation in Cambria, three restaurants routinely seemed to pop up as the top of the top. I got to two of them. Black Cat Bistro was one, lovely, lovely ambience on a quiet night. Delicious...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is a small bistro in a former residence. In the main dining room is a cozy fireplace that makes it feel like the living room it probably once was. The food and wine were excellent. I had the scallops and my wife had the...More

Thank caseylyoung
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Just spent a 5 day long weekend in Cambria, and we LOVED the Black Cat restaurant - our favorite of all. My b.f. was on a mission to have duck 3 of the 4 nights we were there, and Black Cat was his favorite of...More

Thank WestsideL
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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
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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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