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Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
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CAN$30 and under
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European
Effective June 17, 2020 until further notice, visits to Blackshop will be by phone reservations only. Reservations may only be made by calling the restaurant directly at 519 621-4180 . Socially distanced tables are available both inside and on our Patio. We reserve the right to cancel patio reservations due to inclement weather.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1246 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and the cleanliness is 5 star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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SharynC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Our waitress was very helpful, attentive and friendly. The specials of the day were provided along with the regular items on the menu. Food was provided at appropriate timings in between appetizers and entree. A very enjoyable experience.

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RogL
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good like it always is

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KimN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and ambiance. I will be returning with my entire sales team for a dinner.

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RNLL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves, great food, courteous service

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food portion for the dinner size Cesar salad and chicken small . Food very slow coming out. Waiter not very attentive.

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CanadianVisitor
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff provided excellent service and did not rush us. Wine pairing suggestion was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent- perfect service! Truly the best place in town for business lunches!

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vipRayF
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at The Blackshop. The daily features offered an excellent selection.
The service was outstanding, as usual. John and his team continue to offer excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience!

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JeanetteS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the small desert options. Nice to have seasonal options. Would be nice to have small portions for seniors.

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JohnS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Somewhat disappointed with the quality of the food this time around. 4 meals, 2 were excellent and the other 2 not so. Soup was too spicy, which we probably should've been made aware of , and an omelette that needed to be warmer. Realizing that it won't be hot when arriving at the table, but it should've been more than luke warm.
Seafood entrees were outstanding.
This was the fourth time visiting, and we'll still return. If we're dissatisfied, we'll just return our meals to the kitchen.

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Martin
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Blackshop for a special birthday. We were very pleased with the food and the service provided by Matteo that nite. We will be back this weekend for another special dinner. We look forward to another wonderful evening.

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server we had was amazing. He provided the best service I've ever had at a restaurant. The food was amazing and that being said we'll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always use Blackshop for business lunch it’s perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience went there with my wife for her birthday dinner our server was awesome the food was great and there was no rush to get us out. The pace between plates was very good. Highly recommend.

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Donald
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I and my family have been patrons of The Blackshop for close to 40 years, which attests to our liking for this fine establishment. Ad multos annos.

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JohnB
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always meets my expectations. Great staff, food and ambience.

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GrantE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This has always been a favorite spot for my wife and I. This experience we felt the waiting staff to be average and not as friendly as usual. The appetizer was cold when it shouldnt have been and parts of our main dishes were different temperatures but did taste very good. We will return but this was not our best meal at this location.

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Lulu157
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to Blackshop Restauranr approximately 20 times. Always excellent service. Consistently great food except for a single experience and when brought to their attention they rectified it. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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TimR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great waitress
Looks forward to returning

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Rachelw
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have come to Black shop many times before. We will more than likely come back, just not on a set menu evening. The service and atmosphere was pleasant. The food however lacked flavor and was hardly warm. I ordered the chicken, my husband the beef tenderloin. His beef came off the grill at a medium. Maybe next time come off at medium rare, this gives an opportunity to cook it further for guests who wish, but also do not over cook it for other. The chicken was very bland, and the red pepper puree had zero taste. Very disappointing for the 55 Dollar price point attached. Our server Jana however was great. I also recieved an email the following day stating we did not attend our reservation. This was clarified after I responded, but the effort to use your program properly would eliminate the frustration on both ends.

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MikeD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Valentine's Day so very busy, but service was good and food was excellent. Dining room was full which resulted in a rather noisy environment. Overall a very good experience, but price is a little on the high side based on the ambience.

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SusanRyan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In general everything was good. From the food to the atmosphere and the service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an above average experience.

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clovergarden
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. Delicious food, excellent service and intimate setting. Hard to believe the restaurant was so big. Couldn’t hear people at the next table and we were able to have meaningful conversations without whispering or talking above normal volumes

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LynnetteA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Beautifully decorated.
Had a wonderful dinner!

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DianneO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service! We look forward to our next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect- Alison is always amazing!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. Nice to sit by the fire and enjoy a quiet meal

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Nicandstef
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our ‘first date’ spots...7 1/2 yrs ago. We were back to ‘keep it alive’. 😉. The Food is always great. Our server, Michelle was exceptional. We’ll definitely be back. One small note...the chairs in the lounge area by the fire place could use a ‘sprucing up’.

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Janemac
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant surprise. We stopped in for lunch and the food was great. And very reasonably priced. Lovely ambiance and very attentive service. Would recommend to anyone.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for the cost. Winter special was a great deal. Food was excellent. Really friendly and efficient service.

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Meedz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our Anniversary and Michelle made it amazing. The food was great and the service was impeccable. Thanks to all who made the evening special.

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BernadetteW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the Blackshop delivered on all fronts. Food was delicious, staff friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was so cosy. This is our favourite place to eat for special occasions as well as just because.

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DonnitaD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service. Entres are very expensive.
Good for lunch and dinner.

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BettyLou
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely dining experience in an atmosphere that allowed for pleasant conversation. Of course the food was sooo good... we ate tooo much!

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impressed
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

An error was made in specific food allergy. It was addressed but caused set back in our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food. Will definitely be back again.

FAQs

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 621-4180.

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1246 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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