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Black Bear Bistro

32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
+1 540-428-1005
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“po boy” (4 reviews)
“vegan chili” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our last day in Virginia (visiting friends). It was a great little bistro in the heart of "downtown", the fried pickles were tasty, and the portions were huge. Not too pricey!!

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly farm to table fresh. Owner is on site most days. Very consistent food anytime day or night. Full bar. Outdoor deck with umbrella's. in the historic district on Main St. Warrenton. Brick Pizza downstairs very good wood fired many different varieties.

Thank songofdeborah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always looking for small, local, non-chain restaurants when we travel. We came across this place as we drove through old town Warrenton. It is Located on a lovely street of older buildings, housing local stores and restaurants. We were seated quickly during a Sunday noon...More

Thank np4micu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fried Meatloaf sandwich was very good, but that was about all. The Margarite Pizza was tasteless and the crust, even though I asked for extra crispy, was undercooked. The Cuban Reuben's bread was soggy. I noticed a huge slab of what looked like a...More

Thank OceanAndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered fried oysters and garlic knots. Breading on oysters almost to salty to eat and the garlic knots were tiny and in this case most were burnt as well. Sadly, we would likely not return.

Thank Munibrokr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner after sightseeing. This was a regular stop for our hosts. Glad we went. We went downstairs into the cellar. Great place. A bit rustic with a lot or personality. Our server was great. She didn't miss a beat when we teased...More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We stopped for a light dinner and found it perfect for a warm summer evening. Excellent burgers and good service, too. Has a nice outdoor area which we will try next time.

Thank Betty A
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Place is casual and fun. Had a nice lunch. Server was delightful and helpful. Had grilled cheese with vegan chili and chicken salad sandwich. Really good! Worth a visit

Thank Flashstar
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Ordered a monte cristo. Ugggh! Soggy mushy bread not grilled, piece of chicken which appeared to be boiled and tasteless some ham and I don't know what else it was the worst sandwich I have ever had I took one bite it made me half...More

Thank bjh244
Reviewed 26 May 2017

They've changed ownership a couple times over the years but I've never been disappointed. Good food, drinks, and service.

Thank wellschr
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Call the restaurant and ask. You will prob have to visit on-site to purchase unless they can do it over the phone or via their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warrenton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-428-1005
Combining the best of farm fresh local and organic ingredients with old-fashioned family value, Black Bear Bistro serves up generous portions of great food at very reasonable pricing. All dishes are prepared to order using the finest produce, herbs, cheeses, breads and meats. Meals are complemented by excellent Virginia wines plus on tap are a great selection of Virginia brewed draft beer selections … or try one of our signature martinis – all served by a friendly, attentive staff!Black Bear Bistro & Cellar is open daily. On Monday & Tuesday, we are open for lunch only, from 11am – 5pm. Wednesday through Sunday, lunch is served from 11am to 4pm. We serve what our patrons consider the ‘Best Lunch in Warrenton’, featuring the highest quality and tastiest food that is well worth the time it takes to prepare from scratch. Plus our Quick Lunch section satisfies our hastiest of lunch patrons who need to get in and out promptly, but still leave with a smile of satisfaction.Wednesday through Sunday, from 4pm – 9pm ( and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday ), Black Bear Bistro & Cellar shifts over to the Dinner Menu adding sumptuous entrees to our list of famous burgers and sandwiches. Chef Eisenhauer also creates a special menu each night to feature dishes he’s created for that night alone!In addition to our several indoor dining areas, Black Bear Bistro & Cellar also boasts of an outdoor patio complete with wrought iron chairs and tables covered by lovely umbrellas for shade. The patio is open seasonally and is pet friendly. Bring your furry or feathered friends to join you while you enjoy a lovely meal alfresco! While the indoor areas of Black Bear Bistro & Cellar are non-smoking, we do allow smoking outside on the patio.Whether it’s a casual lunch, a hearty dinner or a special occasion, Black Bear Bistro & Cellar has flexible dining spaces which can be combined to accommodate small to medium size receptions, parties, business lunches or meetings to suit your needs and budget.
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