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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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El Segundo, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at The Black Cat on election night. We split an arugula salad to start. My dining companion then had shrimp scampi and I had a delicious piece of salmon with wasabi mashed potatoes and green beans. Ambiance is warm, inviting, and with the right person could definitely be romantic. Service was good, price is on the high side,... More 

Thank TravelGirl2909
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We haven't been to the Black Cat in several prior Cambria weekends, but it is just as good as we remember. Friendly and attentive servers, had a reservation and got seated right away. I ordered the duck breast and my husband the pork chop. We were both very happy with our decision. Shared the bread pudding for dessert. We won't... More 

Thank sherylberry55
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went there for our anniversary with some friends of ours. Cute little place, but the food and service were not so great. Food was good, can't say it was bad, but nothing special. The cost value was very good in that I didn't feel like I over paid for the mediocre food. Service was sub-par. We ordered a upper-mid priced... More 

Thank Rachael S
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ate here for dinner when our friends were in town visiting us. They offer a patio area that is dog friendly which we appreciate since we had our two dogs with us. The patio area in fine and we appreciate they allow dogs. There were four of us and we started with a nice bottle of wine and two... More 

Thank fivemutts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hands down this is the best restaurant in downtown Cambria. It's a small and quaint restaurant and be sure to make a reservation. Their is creative and uses fresh ingredients.

Thank NorCalExpert
California Hot Springs, California
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a great dinner at the Black Cat,I had the Salmon and my wife had the Sirloin Steak which were very good,also had the cheese plate and salad with a good Zinfandel,very cozy setting.

Thank frau
El Dorado Hills, California
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Camrbia is in no way lacking in good food. It certainly has it's share of fine dining. That said, Black Cat Bistro is one of my absolute favorites and we make sure to always visit for a meal when we're in town. We are never disappointed and always leave with happy bellies. The chicken piccata is a perennial favorite (surprising... More 

Thank ColleenQD
Boynton Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

what a great eclectic restaurant. It had such a great menu we had trouble deciding what to have.If in Cambria a must

Thank poppaluggy

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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
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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?