A very pleasant evening. We enjoyed the out door dining. Food was good and service attentive.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The experience as a whole
The experience as a whole was awesome. Food GREAT. Service great. Atmosphere cozy.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
early mothers day
My wife, son and I all enjoyed our meals. It was our first time there and we'll be going back. Next time will be a date night with my wife.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top quality all the way. Have
Top quality all the way. Have the features. Service impeccable, staff attentive and discreet. Take your special lady, man or friends. Will return for sure!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thrilled to find you open on Victoria Day Monday! Lovely, ambiance, delicious food, wonderfully attentive service by Christine and Steven. My wife enjoyed the lamb cooked perfectly and I loved the gnocchi ~ Just delicious. Steven suggested the perfect, crisp, white wine to accompany two very diverse meals. What fun to be surprised with a birthday crepe at the end of our wonderful meal.
We'll definitely be back! Top marks and thank you!
Cheryl & Renato Corso
May 20, 2013
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time was an excellent
Our first time was an excellent experience. All the reviews we have read and all the comments from friends about the Blackshop were true.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was recently at Blackshop for a business endeavour. Great meeting, dinner and wine list. I would recommend this restaurant for any business social gathering.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have dined several times at Blackshop and as always the food was amazing. Our server was very helpful making recommendations.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
very friendly manager(?). good server. food was good (tenderloin & tuna).
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a perfect experience ...
I have dined at the Blackshop for both business and pleasure many times and have always had a perfect experience. The food, service and facility are all first-class. My compliments to the entire staff for their consistency of quality.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale Dining in Cambridge
We had driven 2 hours to meet & visit with my daughter and wanted to find a special place for lunch.
The BlackShop was a great place, with upscale decor, great food & great service. As a bonus, it was
quiet so we were able to carry on an enjoyable conversation. I would recommend the BlackShop!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful evening
My partner and I went to Blackshop for our 11th anniversary dinner. Although it was a hot summer day, the patio was perfectly situated and despite the restaurant being on a very busy road, it didn't feel that way. Also, there was tons of parking available. Our waiter was also amazing and seemed like a standup guy and finally both of our meals were also very delicious. This is our third time going to Blackshop and will definitely continue coming back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful meal!
My husband and I went to the Blackshop Restaurant after a perfect day at Stratford Festival. It was our 14th Anniversary and we wanted to have a wonderful meal to end our perfect day.....and this restaurant did not disappoint! Our server was absolutely gracious and the food was delicious! Adam, our server, took note of the fact it was our Anniversary and brought us a delicious fruit crepe at the end of our meal which celebrated that fact. A very touching end to a perfect meal!
The night we were there it was fairly quiet in the restaurant but I suspect it can get lively when it is a busier evening!
All in all, we will be back before the summer is out......the next time we will try the beautiful patio to enjoy our meal.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner at the Blackshop for the first time in a long time, and as usual it never disappoints. The atmosphere is so relaxing, the staff is always professional, and the food is superb.
It has always been a favourite for corporate lunch/dinner meetings as well, with the Private rooms.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food
The service was excellent. The servers were very polite. The food was very tasty.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Staff were very courteous, polite, and attentive. We especially liked that the volume of the background music allowed us to have a conversation while dining. The outside dining area looks very nice. Might try it another time. Just not sure if the parking lot and Hespeler Rd. might detract from the ambiance of the Blackshop.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Diners From Toronto
Had a lovely dinner at Blackshop to celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. Our waiter Stephen was amazing...very courteous, prompt, great suggestions, and had a sense of humour. Wine list was great...we enjoyed our favourite bottle of Ironstone. Mediterranean salad and dressing was so tasty as was the goulash soup. Went on to share an order of calamari. That was a mistake...too chewy and definitely over fried! The main entrees were so good...coconut crusted salmon with basmati rice over baby spinach leaves...best of all was the banana cream sauce! My husband's dinner was equally as good, but the breading on the veal was just slightly too salty. Would certainly come back and recommend this place to family and friends!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cambridge's Best Kept Secret
A terrific dining experience.......great food ( loved your seafood entree ), great service, good variety in food & wines, & great atmosphere. What more could one ask for?
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A feast for your taste bud
This was our second time in this restaurant and we intend to make it a monthly habit. We always look for an exquisite experience in fine dining and this is a definite and a must experience . It's always important for us to find a chef that truly love is job because the food always reflect some of the character of the chef and support staff. So far they have been able to make our taste bud extremely exited.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fantastic and nicely
Food was fantastic and nicely presented. Loved appetizers (seafood) and main course. Desert was a bit small for the price, but tasty.
Go again for sure!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for lunch...food
Great spot for lunch...food was super, service was attentive and timely and the pace was excellent.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made sure we were comfortable
We had excellent service from start to finish. Seated quickly, waitress was veteran friendly and attentive. Gentleman made sure we were comfortable and exchanges chairs without us having to ask. He noticed we were not comfortable. Pricing was good. Overall experience was excellent. Food was excellent as well.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent selections on the
Excellent selections on the menu. It was difficult to choose what to eat. Serve was excellent.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Cambridge
If you are looking for fresh food, consistent service and overall class, look no further. I have been going to this restaurant since I was in my teens (at the old location downtown Galt). All the servers are professional and friendly. I have never had a single bad experience at The Blackshop. I love this place and will visit as often as possible because I no longer live in Cambridge. Toronto has some great restaurants, but many have a pretentious feel. Blackshop delivers on so many levels....without the snobbishness.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Date Nite Restaurant
My husband and I ate here for our Anniversary dinner and it was fabulous! Adam was our waiter and was great - he was very friendly, bantered with us and was knowledgeable. We ordered the goat cheese seafood appetizer which was a meal in itself and perfect for sharing. Delish! Entree's were the stuffed chicken for my husband and smoked chicken cobb salad for me which was amazing. For dessert we had the trio of creme brulee...to die for! We don't drink wine so I cant' comment on how that was but they had a whole separate menu for it so I assume you will find something you like. We will 100% be back and will recommend it to everyone we know.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I decided on this restaurant in order to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
We had previously reserved for the Studio Room but defaulted to the Main Room when
we found that we preferred to be part of the ambiance found there.
The service with Steve our waiter was thoughtful and timely. He took the time to advise
on the wine selection.
Our appetizers and entrees were prepared to our directions and each of our servers
took it upon themselves to verify our acceptance.
Our delightful dining experience at the Blackshop will guarantee a return visit with friends.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was discreet, professional, very timely with her actions. Our food was good and arrived simultaneously for all four diners. My wife had the flat iron steak Summer Special, but unfortunately, she felt that it was prepared better at Sole in Waterloo, as the flavors seemed more distinct there. Sole happens to be our go-to restaurant of choice in our home-town of Waterloo. My rack of lamb was wonderfully prepared with Dijon, so it made a difference not having a run of the mill crust!! My only issue was that the mashed potatoes were dry, as if it had been sitting around for some time and possibly been reheated in the oven.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great date night
We wanted to try something different and out of town; we were exceptionally happy with the atmosphere, the wine and drink list, the food AND the service. Great place! Will be back!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a fantastic meal - LOVED the avocado appetizers! They decorated our dessert plates specific to our anniversary, server was wonderful, friendly and helpful. Our main courses were delicious, - greatly enjoyed our meal
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely experience
Our dinner there was enjoyed immensely.
There was nothing that would distract from a lovely dining experience.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was awesome!! Everyone
The food was awesome!! Everyone really enjoyed it and said they would return. The service got a little slow towards the end, some people left to return to work and had others pay their bill for them ( we thought our servers shift was over and we were forgotten). Overall, very nice and relaxing and we would return :)
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Blackshop, we were celebrating my wife's birthday there. I noted that to the restaurant in my reservation, and they did offer us a slice of a chocolate cake with a candle in the middle after dinner. It was so yummy! And our waitress, Michelle, was very smart hiding it behind a menu while brining it to our table to surprise my wife. Michelle was also very helpful while we're ordering. We do not drink alcohol, and we told her that. After a while, she came back and said we're sorry the chef says the soup might contain some alcohol. 5 minutes later, she came back and said our chef apologizes for this inconvenience and would like to offer you this appetizer as an apology. This place knows how treat their customers well.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my family here for my moms 50th birthday. Loved it! Service and food were excellent. Ambience was perfect! A+++
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is great. Service was great, food was amazing. I would highly recommend to anyone in the KW area that wants a classy dining experiance. This is the place to go!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took my Dad and Mom to
We took my Dad and Mom to your restaurant for brunch ..They are a highly respected couple from Toronto....We had an awesome waitress...we sat beside the fire..it wasn't too warm..it was beautiful...the food was amazing!!!..We have been "spreading the word" to our relatives and friends....keep up the great work...The pride of ownership you hold for your restaurant sure shines through..
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu offered a great variety
The menu offered a great variety of choices. We also had a limited time Octoberfest one available. Food was excellent and the service was friendly and professional. We had a very enjoyable experience and will definitely return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the Black Shop. We really enjoyed our meal and the service was great. There was however one thing that slightly dampened the night. The dining room that we were in had terrible acoustics. It was difficult to carry on a conversation as the sounds bounced off of the floor. We would return for another special occasion but would request the dining room with the carpeting in it.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful service. food was
wonderful service. food was excellent, presentation also great.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a birthday dinner, and was very impressed. Service was great, and the food even better! It was packed, which made it a little loud. Will be going back for sure! Can't wait to try outdoor room in the summer.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed an awesome meal and can not wait to go back. The food and service was excellent. Truly one of the best restaurant meals we have had in a long time.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait staff was amazing ...
Wait staff was amazing ... would have preferred a more private table but food was great ... really enjoyed the evening ...
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm completely and thoroughly impressed with the black shop. We loved the over all experience - from the layout of the restaurant to the food and drinks. My boyfriend and I are very much wings and beer kind of people. The black shop appealed to us as a "date night treat" . We were completely comfortable and more than satisfied with the food. I got the crab and cheese stuffed chicken and my boyfriend got the paella. The service was amazing, very helpful and knowledgable. We will absolutely be returning to try some other dishes. We've lived in Cambridge our whole lives and have never heard much about the restaurant, but we will definitely be spreading word.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time to the Blackshop...a
Our first time to the Blackshop...and it was our 40th anniversary. Staff were very friendly, efficient. We appreciated the phone call in the afternoon informing us that Hespler Road would be closed due to the Santa Claus parade, with alternate routes suggested to access the restaurant. Nice selection of wines, reasonably priced. Salads very fresh with different ingredients to take them above the norm eg. Pumpkin vinegrette dressing...nice. Salmon and steak entrees were excellent. Really enjoyed the overall feel of the restaurant, warm and inviting. Noticed a wide variety of diners - seniors, families, and everything in between. Obviously an appeal across the generations. We will go again and would recommend the Blackshop to others.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and the service was extremely polite and fast but not pushy!
I had not been back for overt two years but will be a regular now.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food and Service
Wife and I celebrated her 30th birthday. Both meals were excellent and our waitress was friendly and attentive. Enjoyed how the chef wrote happy birthday in chocolate on our dessert plate.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, good ambiance, reservation on line worked well and a special request was filled. This was our first time there, and would definitely go back again.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
great service and food was
great service and food was very tasty and good dinner selection on the menu..Service was good and friendly ..the waitress very attentive to my table
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
All around great experience
We decided to go to the Blackshop for dinner on our 25th anniversary. The food was excellent, as was the service. The extra 'treat' they made us for dessert was an unexpected and very delicious surprise. We will definitely be going back again.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great. Energetic
Service was great. Energetic and helpful with just enough attention without being overbearing. Food was very good and delivered in the right amount of time. Not rushed, but no extended waiting. Price also good. We would return here any time.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I have always
My husband & I have always enjoyed Blackshop. We had such a great time on our last dining experience that we will be back for more often. We when for our anniversary on Thursday June 13 n the server (Steven) over heard that it was my birthday a few days prior and brought out a birthday dessert for us. Steven was a great, professional server.
The manager (? name) on that evening when above and beyond to help answer my questions. We were debating about coming here for Father's Day brunch. He was more then accommodating to show me the menus and the area that would fit my family of 11.
We are very excited to return on Sunday with my family, none of which have been there. Hopefully they will enjoy the experience like we have.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM