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Black Cat Bistro

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1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Camarillo, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old house, upscale dining, service was amazing! You are seated within the rooms of this old house! Wood floors so a little loud between tables, but such a lovely setting is worth it. Just a note - not a full bar! Beer and Wine only.

Thank lauraA4821QS
Oakland, California
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought I'd made a reservation on Open Table, but it turned out that was for a Black Cat Cafe in Ontario, Canada! They use Yelp, so be forewarned. However, when I called on a Friday night, they had a table for us. The space is charming, the food delicious. We had an ahi appetizer and a polenta with eggplant... More 

Thank McGillMomAlbany
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our dining experience at the Black Cat. The restaurant is really cosy with a nice fireplace and cute chairs with seating pillows draped on the back of the chairs. The food was delicious and the service was really good. The lady serving us was so helpful and positive about answering our foodie questions. She was knowledgeable on wine... More 

Thank Sari S
Salinas, California
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only had a drink and appetizer, yet the calamari I had one of the best I have ever tasted. It is a very cute but elegant restaurant, with tables inside and out and a bar also.

Thank Evi_02
Burlington, Connecticut
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had come to Cambria from the East Coast the morning of our visit and so were hungry early by California standards and the kind hostess invited us in about 10 minutes prior to opening hour. Staff was friendly and helpful and recommended wineries to visit in Paso Robles which was very helpful. Food was delicious and local. Ambience so... More 

Thank dtomato
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243 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Set is a very small old house with little decor, this bistro serves delicious meals. It is a must for us and our friends when we visit Cambria. It is expensive, however.

Thank TJFLG42
Del Mar, California
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476 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in an old house on the main street in Cambria. It was a pleasant surprise because the only reason we ended up eating here was because it was the only thing open at 9 o'clock at night. There are 3 small rooms in which you can sit for dinner which gives it part of it's charm; one... More 

Thank Travelin M
Los Angeles
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great evening here. It's a converted house that has separate rooms for diners which is a good thing. As this was a milestone birthday for me I wanted a nice quiet adult table and they were able to accommodate us. In the next room was a family with very loud small children. Funny. I don't see this as... More 

Thank Ilovetotravel1966
El Segundo, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Dinner was beautifully presented and delicious. The music was gentle jazz and the room was quiet so that you could actually converse with your partner.

Thank Jennifer G
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A sophisticated dining spot in an unexpected place. The food was a real treat and quite sophisticated. The wine list was as well. I think this is the place in Cambria. Certainly where I would eat when I return.

Thank NelloDas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?