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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“abalone” (31 reviews)
“corn pudding” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (56 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dishes we ordered were oddly inconsistent, with things spanning from delicious to bland and uninteresting. Not much in the middle of the scale. This was best exemplified by the scallop entree. The scallop themselves were absolutely tasteless, undercooked and barely lukewarm.... but the corn...More

Thank momo-colorado
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I tried this restaurant based on the positive reviews. I was not impressed. The prices are very high. I have had much better dinners in Cambria for less.I had an arugula salad to start. The arugula was very wilted.I have had a wilted green salad...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 25 April 2018

we picked this place for dinner after reading so many good reviews. I must say that while we had a good dinner overall, I felt that food was a bit overpriced for what we had, and especially since it was not that mind blowing at...More

Thank streetfoodlover2014
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We just stopped by for appetizers and boy they did not disappoint! We had the fried olives, brussels sprouts (wow) cheese plate, and clam chowder (a big wow) Everything was fantastic but the wow's really stood out!

Thank Brie118
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is a cozy little place, intimate and quiet. The service was prompt, pleasant and polite. The menu quite varied, offering a nice variety. The cheese plate appetizer was delicious as was the polenta and seared tuna. Alas, too full to sample desert, but the...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I feel bad for the Cambrian locals who probably can't afford to eat here... it's definitely a visitor's or special occasion restaurant. I was there to visits a friend, though, and treated her for both our first visit. Ambiance: Cozy and intimate Service: Impeccable Food:...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We ended up in this restaurant by looking at the menu which proved to be very different and excellent. It was more expensive than we were planning but well worth the trip. There were regular items on the menu but prepared with spices and combinations...More

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I've dined here several times in the past and always had a decent meal. Last night was an exception. I ordered their wild caught salmon which I have had a couple times in the past and enjoyed it. Last night the presentation was good until...More

Thank c21bill
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is a small intimate restaurant that was recommended by some friends. I am so glad we gave it a try because the dinner was outstanding. We started our dinner with a bottle of wine and the cheese platter. Our entrée was Shrimp Scampi for...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had heard from reviews that The Black Cat was a pretty good restaurant. So we decided to try it out a few days ago (Jan 2018). We were very impressed. We made reservations and arrived and were seated immediately at a table of our...More

Thank rainshadowsierra
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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
  • Food
  • Value
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, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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