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428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
+1 613-569-9998
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant was cosy and staff friendly. The steak was done to order. The duck breast was very good. Leg of lamb special was perfect. Risotto was good. Black Cat maintains its reputation for good food and good service.

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Thank gripbic45
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A perfect place to an inspired dining meeting. The service was perfect, the meal unique! A place to come back whenever visiting Ottawa!

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Thank Sylvia G
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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222 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were a party of 8 for a late lunch. Was nice to have the table all set for us. Menu is somewhat limited. Beer choices were limited and wine also. No one could make a Kir Royale which is a common drink. My salad was crisp and ok. However my main was less than memorable. I could not finish... More 

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Thank Dennis J
London, Canada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a good dinner out. The table we booked was 10 minutes late in being ready but we had a cocktail at the bar and mingled. The servers apologized for the wait and promptly seated us when ready. We were in no hurry anD the server encouraged us to take our time and enjoy the dinner. The service was prompt... More 

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Thank ngj64
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you have ever travelled in the south of France and experienced the flavours of a home made cassoulet, you can recreate that experience at Black Cat. The chef anchors it with a confit duck leg that is seasoned to perfection and blends in the traditional sausage and white beans to create a dining triumph. Also recommended is the mushroom... More 

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Thank Mulligan941
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went in for a quick dinner, everywhere else we tried was packed, and this restaurant was weirdly empty for a Friday night. Being both in the industry, and having heard good things, we were quite let down by the quality of the food/taste. The cassoulet (30$) was decent, but could have been creamier, and the leg confit was old,... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food and service here are consistently great and the prices are reasonable for a bistro. I also love that it's in Little Italy, since it's easy to head to a bar or comedy show after dinner.

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Gatineau, Canada
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went on a Thursday night because every other restaurants we called were full because of Christmas Partys. I went there with no expectations. The restaurant was almost empty. The choice is similar to what you would find in Ottawa for a similar range of price. It was good, although not outstanding for the price. The service... in that range... More 

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Thank Dlyrette
Thunder Bay, Canada
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208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Waited for over 30 min to be greeted by waitress and given water. Server never refilled wine glasses and completely ignored taking drink orders from the one of us who wasn't drinking wine. Menu is fairly small and kitchen was out of one main course when we were there. We had a number of small plates to share but they... More 

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Thank Deborah S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I went here with two girlfriends we all had a great night, the wine selection, cheese plate and the chicken supreme main was all excellent. The servers were also part of the experience, very knowledgeable on the menu and wine pairing. Would definitely recommend visiting!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-569-9998

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?