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Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackshop.ca
  • Email: info@blackshop.ca
  • Phone: (519) 621-4180
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Dan Potter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For catering events contact us 519 621 4180
  • Private Party Facilities: The Blackshop Private Room can accommodate up to sixty guests, but smaller groups of fifteen, twenty or thirty, feel just as comfortable. All the food is prepared on the premises from fresh, quality ingredients. Be it a business function, anniversary, wedding, baptism or any other occasion that calls for quality in an elegant setting choose Blackshop, and experience a flawless dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (519) 621-4180

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheldon Drive
  • Public Transit: Main Hespeler Road Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking at front and rear of the restaurant.
A word from Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge
A Cambridge landmark, this lively restaurant offers both inventive and traditional cooking, delivered in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant's ambiance is comfortable and appealing, providing quality food, at the right price in an unpretentious way. The restaurant features aged steaks and lamb, along with fresh seafood, pastas and daily features. The bar offers a wine spectator award winning wine list, along with an extensive choice of scotch, and draught beer. The staff is professional yet friendly. An excellent choice for a business dinner, romantic get away or a great dinner for one.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent service from our server, Tamie. Great food as always."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was our first time at Blackshop and we enjoyed our dinner from start to finish. Staff is very pleasant and professional. If you have a special occasion to celebrate, this is the place to go to. Food was amazing. We will be back in the future. Strongly recommended."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A wonderful lunch during the fish festival and in a charming room with great conversation and thoroughly enjoyed."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our first two meals were very good, but we were both dissapointed with the meat, texture, as well as the potatoes, no real flavour. Ceasar salad was good and we liked our table. If we come back, hopefully it will be better"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It's my first time in the back room, i've been i guest lucky of always dine in front. Now this will be the last time in the back room, the noise level was high, to high to have a private conversation, plus if like me you have a earring problem stay away from that back room. The room is absolutely not design to reduce ambient noise, sad for a restaurant so respectful like the blackshop . I enjoy and expect when I go to dine in a fine restaurant to be able to have a conversation without raising my voice to be heard by the people with me. I can even tell anyone if we had background music. To be totally honest this time was an unpleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that has been decorated in a manner that is relaxing yet cheerful due to the bright paintings on the walls. It was good to eat somewhere without music in the background but on the downside the acoustics seem to heighten the noise level which can be disconcerting at times. The food is well presented and tasty although there is a lack of imagination that would give the offerings some needed zing, although for middle of the road cuisine that satisfies a wide spectrum of people it really hits the mark."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Décor: classy design, romantic lighting, spacious rooms Drink: decent wine selection and lots of appealing cocktail options Food: I ordered the steak tartar and chicken supreme. The steak tartar was delightful and definitely exceeded my expectation. The main course was somewhat inconsistent. The chef put shaved asparagus skin on top of the chicken as garnish. The asparagus is raw and chewy which worked against the chef's intention. Service: this is the disappointing part of my dinner experience. My server did not tell us the daily specials like the other servers did. Nor did she give us new cutleries after appetizer. Overall, a lack of details coming from a fine dining server. Price: 130 for wine+app+main+dessert"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "i was disappointed to find the relocated Blackshop on Hespeller Road. It was a big of a come down from the nice old building on the river. But never judge a book by its cover. The new restaurant is superb in design and the food is as good as ever. Fine dining with a more casual atmosphere. loved it."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great restaurant overall! Been many times and have had great good and service. This visit was good but have had better at previous visits. Still my favourite overall in Cambridge!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our second time celebrating at Blackshop and it was equally as good, if not better this second time around. My husband and I are from Toronto and love the Blackshop restaurant! We came to celebrate my birthday with dinner at this great restaurant and then onto a theatre show in Cambridge! The food at Blackshop was excellent once again and the service was outstanding! The waitress was very friendly, attentive, and efficient. We had a wonderful table for 2 in a quiet back room of the restaurant. I actually ordered the same entree as last year which was the salmon dish served over basmati rice, spinach, and a delicious banana cream sauce! It was even better than the last time! Blackshop never seems to disappoint!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Sleeting outside, cozy inside. At a lovely table by the fire we sipped creatively made, tasty drinks and nibbled the appie plate, enjoying the variety of textures and tastes. Stephen, our waiter was charming and attentive to our leisurely pacing. We both enjoyed the pasta special. With tender beef and asparagus heralding spring. A shared dessert (not crazy about the pecan chocolate tart) and coffee rounded off the evening nicely. Our intent was to have a quiet evening to chat and catch up. Black shop provided the perfect venue. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, Fast and friendly service.I will Return and also highly Recomend this place."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our group of 8 enjoyed a great night out. The friendly and efficient staff paced the delivery of our drinks, applies, entrees and desserts very well. My wife also has a difficult food allergy and the chef created a special dinner for her. She was thrilled. We were seated at table that was a little set apart from the rest of the sections giving us the feeling of dining in our own room. Well done, Blackshop! We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Seatingg was prompt. Waiter was professional. Food good as usual. Occasion was birthday celebration. Had 7 year old daughter along. Kid's menu was available. Overall, a positive experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Met Kitchener friends there last Sunday to celebrate their 40th anniversary. We drove from Pickering. Very impressed with the unique and varying decor but service from Sarah and some food quality issues were unacceptable. Sarah: Immediately detected an attitude. Didn't like us wanting to take our time ordering and that we wanted to know about some of the specific ingredients in some of the dishes we were considering. The more we asked about, the more curt she became. After her spilling our coffees into the saucers, a simple request of her to replace the entire cup and saucer made her even more enraged. Lots more to comment on but survey says characters exceeded. Suggest you find a new survey provider."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have eaten here a few times now. Lunch and Dinner. The food is always fantastic. Well presented. A great variety. Great taste. Would come here any time with anyone. Service was great too. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent. We ate on the valentines weekend, and found the set menu had plenty of interesting choices. Service was very good, and considering how busy it was, was quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. I made the reservation months in advance and told them that it was our first anniversary. I would have expected a better table. The waitress was awful. I would go back to this restaurant but certainly would ask for another waitress next time if she was waiting on us again. Will go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Valentine's Day menu. Appetizer's and main course were delicious. Steaks were sooo tender and flavourful! Cheese cake dessert was excellent as well. Service was perfect, attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Prix fixe with excellent choices all perfectly prepared and presented. A special occasion site"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was there on valentine's, we were last people there and no one asked us to leave, when we realized it was past 1am , and for that I especially appreciate the service for being so considerate, overall service was amazing, my favorite restaurant in the region by far...thank you Blackshop staff!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There was a special menu for Valentine Dinner - a 3 course meal with enough choices to satisfy me for the more exotic and my partner for more basic choices. The shrimp appetizer was excellent, and the steak was cooked to perfection, the pasta was satisfying, and followed by good desserts - we each tasted the tiramisu and the cheesecake. The portion size was just right. Our server had a good knowledge of the wine list and helped us make a good choice. The ambiance was cosy, but the "romantic lighting" was just a bit too dark - glad I had a mini-flashlight in my purse to read the menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "You won't find a better restaurant in Cambridge. I have been a patron of the Black Shop for 24 years. It has maintained the same charm and friendly staff. Most important, it has not lost the quality service and fine dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "very nice food and great service. Will go back and can't wait!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I have enjoyed this restaurant many times. The food and service is always great so I'll just say they were having an off night. The soup was tasty but cool and the Prime Rib wasn't prime and was cool to the touch. After each course we were left a lone, our server had to be tract down to complain to. The manager did address our complaints and we will return soon."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Service and food were both good as always. Depending on the room, noise level can be a little loud for a quiet dinner but still highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our waitress took our orders efficiently and delivered them correctly. She was pleasant but not overbearing. The food was good with the roast prime rib being excellent. Unfortunately some of the accompanying horse radish was not up to par. When this was brought to the attention of staff it was taken away and there wasn't any follow-up. Presentation was that of a neighbourhood restaurant, not of a gourmet establishment. Would go again if in the area."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Love Blackshop... even on a Friday night around 8 pm the place was not packed. The ambiance was very good and generally the restaurant fairly quiet. We could actually hear what the others at our table were saying -- which personally, I really like. The food was also perfect. My salmon with banana cream sauce was delicious! I can't wait for warmer weather because they also have an awesome outdoor patio."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We went for a birthday dinner. There was 6 in our party including 2 children. The atmosphere was very friendly, and cozy. The service was great, the food was amazing. The staff were very friendly and attentive. My husband said the sign of a good restaurant is one where your water glass is never empty. That is true here."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We ordered a bottle of white wine that was not cold, the waitress out it on ice for over half an hour to chill it for us. We had scallops with bacon as an appetizer, was very good, muscles which were excellent, steak tartar which was good but not anything outstanding. The top sirloin was nice, a bit marbled for my taste but not bad, the Marlin which was the special, it was ok, but I found it a bit over cooked, but that may be a personal preference , the desserts were excellent, cheesecake and crepe, espresso and cappuccino were both wonderful. Would recommend this location for ambiance and menu because there isn't much else in the area, however it wasn't the best food I've had."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a cozy table by the fireplace. The service was fantastic and the food was great. A very enjoyable evening with business associates from out of town and they had nothing but good things to say. We will be coming back for sure."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We were extremely happy with the atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Our server Stephen was fantastic, he gave us great service and was very friendly. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone we know. We will absolutely come back."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I have been here more than a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Always great service, interesting specials. Yesterday 2 of the 3 of us had the special lunch menu. Innovative and delicious starter. Tasty main course and my favourite dessert. Keep it up"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Excellent choice for a quiet drink/dinner. Warm and friendly service and always relaxing and civilized. I wish they remained open later, as this is a good place to relax with a few friends (or just one). Recommended especially if you're in the area and trying to pick a quiet and relaxing spot."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Great food and lovely, very relaxing atmosphere. Service was impeccable.."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Took some long time friends from Toronto. They were impressed with the decor, ambience and service. We chose the Winter Solstice menu for $30 and were all delighted with the food quality and presentation. The desert my wife received, Creme Brûlée was outstanding. Definitely deserves a return visit."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "we were a table of four and we all raved about our meals the steaks are to die for wait staff are courteous house wine very nice all in all had a great meal"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. It wasn't our first time at this restaurant but again it met our expectations in every aspect of service. Staff were very accommodating, pleasant and quick. Our table was close to a large fireplace which added to our romantic winter experience. It is an excellent place for every occasion, elegant and contemporary. I just wished that customers appreciated this and dressed for the occasion. Baseball caps just threw me for a loop.....but not everybody came there to celebrate...."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "From the time I rec'd the reservation confirmation until I rec'd this survey, the Black Shop was exceptionally accomodating. the hostess and staff adressed me by name and seated me, asked me if I would like a beverage until my guest arrived. They did not hang around and pester me every 2 min to check on his arrival progress. Lunch was great, the wait staff were very proffessional with the taking and then the timing of the order, some places it's like a race..... sit, eat. get out, next. This was an extremly pleasant experience , I will be back and reccommend highly to my friends."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We had five people in our group. Everything was fabulous."
    Dined on 12/19/2013