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“Just amazing food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Bear Bistro

Black Bear Bistro
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Ranked #6 of 86 Restaurants in Warrenton
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Rosemary Beach, Florida, USA
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just amazing food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Had an early dinner here. And, wow!! The food was awesome. I had the arugula pizza (which is served from the pizza menu from the adjoining restaurant) and my son had the Peppy's Pasta. Both dishes were so excellent. I had an excellent Cosmopolitan - clearly the bartender knows how to mix a drink properly! Ranked one notch down because the service was slow and we had to go to the bar to ask for a condiment and another drink. And this was despite the fact that we were dining early. But our server and the bartender were both lovely and otherwise engaging (they might consider staffing up a bit). One other note - the menu online was not the same menu we received at our table. Not a complaint, just different than expected.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ann C
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English first
Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
“We'll be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

I'd read that the food was good, service no so much. While we were there (lunch on Mother's Day), had great service at our table (server = Amy). Also saw servers and manager go the extra mile at other tables to ensure everyone's needs were met.
I had the Reuben sandwich. It was fantastic.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve-S-444SS
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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Perfect lunch spot, hot pizza, sandwiches, soup, salad. During the nice weather be sure to sit outside.

Visited April 2014
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Thank kellyannquilts
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Restaurant's management should see the pattern in these reviews!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I will admit that the food was pretty good, and the ambiance quite pleasant. Having said that, the attitude towards customer service needs a LOT of work. They are inflexible (say with substitutes) and indeed seem put out if you request the slightest concession. The owner should read these reviews and invest in some professional level staff training. My problems were above the level of the wait staff. Perhaps the manager needs to adjust his/her attitude towards customers, who are their livelihood.

We had a better experience at Sibby's, a short walk away.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amissville, Virginia
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very Nice Local Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The food and service are always good. The brick oven pizza is one of my favorites as well as the chili. Get a table downstairs by the fireplace for a nice meal with your friends.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bobbascom
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