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Black Bear Bistro

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32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
+1 540-428-1005
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Richmond, VA
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

In town just for the night, SO found this place. First seated us at table in front of restaurant-too cold with the draft, so we asked if we could sit at the warmer bar, they said sure, then bartender asked our son if he was 21-no. So he said sorry, DMV says can't sit at the bar. So we politely... More 

Thank TravelinCat_8
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had been expecting more based on other reviews. The atmosphere was nice; we sat on the deck. The staff was very friendly. The food was mediocre. We both ordered burgers cooked medium. They both arrived well done and the fries had been cooked at least twice before they arrived at our table. We will try another spot next time... More 

Thank MDDCTraveler
Catlett, Virginia
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat at 8pm on a Friday evening and was able to get seated quickly. I have the shrimp & scallops etouffee , it was very good & very filling . My wife had the French dip & fries . The sandwich was great , the fries a little overdone, but all in all and good... More 

Thank cmecamp
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant provides a fun atmosphere and friendly staff. If you feel like sitting on the back porch, you will get a nicely shaded area to have lunch. If you feel like a more secluded place, there is a small bar in the basement and just in the other room a brick oven pizza place. One of my favorite places... More 

Thank Robert O
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

With several seating options there are plenty of ambience venues. Have a romantic, cozy dinner downstairs in the stone walled section, or bistro-like cafe seating upstairs. There are four bars to choose from, one being outside. Everything is good. Beware, unfortunately smoking is aloud outside on the back porch.

Thank Gail R
Warrenton, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Actually had a nice dinner with my wife, sat near the fireplace on New Year's Eve. We had a wonderful dinner and a couple drinks. Was a nice friendly relaxing place to go and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service.

Thank duke1114
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for a rehearsal dinner and the one waitress did the best she could - unflappable with a lot of people in a small space. I had one of the wood fired pizzas - can't remember the name- but I found it to be fairly standard & contrary to my usual tastes it was worse the next day. I... More 

Thank CASEY662
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Just finished eating lunch. Here's what I ordered: - Capa Rossa Pizza It is EXCELLENT. Crust and toppings are fresh and delicious. Also, I tasted the spaghetti, steak and cheese sub and french fries from other plates. Everything I ate was great. Our server Travis was busy during the lunch hour and did a good job. Would lunch here again.

Thank TruManChu
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This restaurant always had good food but over the years it has tried to reinvent itself and has gone through several minor configurations and name changes. The service can be tiresome at times; long wait to be seated, long wait to have an order taken and a long wait for food to be served and the bill to be presented.... More 

Thank RMG4369
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I had not had fried green tomatoes since I was a kid, and these were absolutely great. Ate downstairs where the stone walls and fireplace provided a warm, pleasant environment.

Thank Jan Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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