Black Bear Bistro
Black Bear Bistro

Black Bear Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackbearbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5404281005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Warrenton Circuit Rider
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Black Bear Bistro
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!
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Black Bear Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)great for lunch (7)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)romantic (3)great for brunch (3)fit for foodies (3)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A Nice Labor Day Weekend Dinner
    Susan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a nice experience with my in laws at Black Bear Bistro. My FIL was not sure which beer he would like so the waitress brought samples for him to taste before ordering. A wide variety of food available as they were offering their dinner, lunch, and pizza menus that evening. Everyone enjoyed their food - we would go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a bar. Poor service.
    Vicky
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Waitress terrible. Stuck in dark room in basement.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelming again
    Noviceeater
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I really want this place to be good. There are so few restaurants in Warrenton and it's such a cute town. The bldg is cool and the wait staff is nice but that's where the positive ends. They seem to be terminally understaffed so incredibly SLOW. The food is just so so and very expensive and I hardly ever list price as an issue at a restaurant because good food is worth paying for. Mediocre food needs middle of the road pricing however and this is not. Oh I should mention that in contrast the drinks were phenomenal! Pricing on the drinks wasn't cheap but I would happily pay it for the great cocktails. This place is in need of a rescue as it has so much promise and so little deliver.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Duds
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was very good, but service was mediocre. There are two kitchens, one specifically for pizza and one for regular dining, and they don't coordinate. Pizza arrived and our friends were finished before our appetizer even came out. The servers are either hovering over the table or no where to be found. We'd go back for lunch and the pizza, but probably not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WendyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My first time here.From the beginning the staff was warm and welcoming. The server was helpful.Now as many choices as I would have liked yet the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    dinesout
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    the service was VERY slow - had to ask for water and coffee refills - fortunately the 8 year old in our party wasn't the antsy type
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warernton
    SharVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    A fun place to start or end the VA wine trail -- there are many close by! You can also enjoy the quaint little town. Our waiter was energetic, friendly, and very efficient. We liked the different choices on the menu -- vegan also available! Our lunch was excellent and FRESH, and the downstairs pizza pub is another place to hang out with the group for awhile. Prices are very fair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    LynAdair
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The drive out to Warrenton was pleasant. Once you clear the Gainesville area the traffic eases. The town itself is quite quaint. Great for walking before or after dinner. The restaurant has a unique set up with casual rustic café on the main level and a more romantic atmosphere and bar on the lower level. The bar appeared to be a great place to drop by for a drink or two with a very friendly bar tender. We were happy that there were not a lot of children downstairs. The menu was not extensive but had something for everyone. Even casual fare like pizza. This was the first weekend for a new menu. The servings were generous and not overly priced. We plan to go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TrailRunner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Enjoyed the live music (Karen Jonas) on the back deck with a cider and a burger.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Black bear bistro dinner
    Link
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Good menu, good food, poor service. Friendly staff but poor support from bar tender and kitchen. Meals came at separate and the reason given was they came out of different kitchens.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool place
    usmski
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Black Bear Bistro is not extravagant but simply nice, food is good and the service is friendly! We enjoyed our dinner there and the attention we were paid!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
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