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Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge, Cambridge, ON

Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
4.5
1526 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
European

Please call us to order at 519-621-4180 or visit our website www.blackshop.ca.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 621-4180

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dan Potter

  • Catering

    For catering events contact us at 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

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Sheldon Drive

  • Parking details

    Ample parking at front and rear of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Main Hespeler Road Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,526 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southern Ontario

    Business Meals

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you don't mind paying a bit more for quality and creativity....I actually prefer to pay more for the extra care and attentiveness we received....
  2. DS

    DebbieS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very pleasant and attentive. Our server was very helpful when making our wine selection for our meal. Everyone's meal was delicious.
  3. DG

    DuckGoosed

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    When I go out to a fine dining establishment that costs a couple of hundred dollars for two people to dine, I do it not only for the food, but the overall experience. If I just wanted food, I’d go to Montana’s for 30% of the cost. It was not busy. There were lots of empty tables. We arrived for our reservation time and there was no one at the front table to greet us. We waited 5 minutes before I went around the privacy wall to allow staff in the dining area to see that we were there. The young lady who’s job it was to greet and seat guests then saw me and promptly came to help us. She barely said two words. Just asked our name and suggested we follow her. No smile, no frown…just a straight face. She didn’t ask how we were doing, or if it was a special occasion, or make us feel special in any way. Just sat us and walked away. Our server did an adequate job right up until we finished our main course. Not an outstanding job, or even great job, just adequate. She didn’t do anything wrong, just didn’t speak much or engage in any conversation aside from taking our order. She put a couple of dessert menus on our table and said she’d be right back. I wanted an after dinner cappuccino but she didn’t give me an opportunity to ask. We waited 15 minutes before she came back. I almost didn’t order it but I did and regretted it. Another 15 minutes later a gentleman brought me the drink and I asked for the bill immediately as by then I was almost angry. I didn’t enjoy the cappuccino at that point & didn’t even want it. We paid and got out of there before we lost more time. We were totally neglected (as was the couple at the table beside us). I feel robbed. They didn’t hesitate to charge me the same amount for the bill as they would if it was great service. They knew it was bad (she apologized), yet I still paid the same amount. I sit here the day after feeling like I haven’t been out for a fine dining experience, and yet I’m out a couple of hundred dollars.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded todayGood afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent dining experience at the Blackshop Restaurant and Wine Bar. I'm very sorry to hear that your visit did not meet either of our expectations, and I can assure you that your comments are being taken very seriously. If possible, I would like an opportunity to speak with you further about your experience. I can be reached at 519-621-4180, or krista@blackshop.ca. Kind Regards, Krista Viskantas, Senior General Manager

  4. RP

    RandyP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again we were treated to a top notch meal with exceptional service.
  5. JC

    JanC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the gnocchi in Madeira sauce with beef tenderloin strips and it was to die for. There was no lunch menu which I miss just the regular dinner menu but the food was outstanding. Our server was delightful and attentive and we enjoyed the carrot cake cheesecake for dessert
  6. RF

    RayF

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service, as has always been the case. The Artic Char was amazing!
  7. WS

    WayneS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible service and fantastic food. Enjoyed the new patio for the first time and it is beautiful out there, though the road noise can be a little loud at times. Really great cocktail list and very impressive wine selection. Very allergen/gluten friendly.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful service, as always!

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 6 days agoThank you for your review!

  9. S

    Smoffal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck breast is a must have, it is always cooked perfectly and the taste is out of this world. Would highly recommend to anyone!
  10. TG

    TomG

    Key West

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    very disappointed - very limited lunch menu - waitress outstanding - food was so so comments from 6 people -nothing to brag about. Food very expensive for quality. Website should indicate more clearly brunch is weekends only.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoDear Tom, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry that your experience was not an amazing one. At Blackshop, we strive to provide the best experience we can for our customers. Please feel free to reach out to Krista@Blackshop.ca with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you have so that we can make your experience a better one.

  11. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very good,except I was a bit disappointed in the salmon. Actually, not the salmon per-we, but what was with it. I probably should have read the menu more carefully. Thanks

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoHi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Next time, let us know if you are unsatisfied with the side dish of your selected entre so we can accommodate with something that is more to your liking. We hope to have you back for another visit!

  12. KS

    KatherineS

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle our server was lovely as always, food was perfect! One of my favorite places in Cambridge.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoHi Katherine, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and we will be sure to let Michelle know that you enjoyed her service. Hope to see you back again soon!

  13. ML

    MarcL

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Not all beers and meals were available which is frustrating but the food was excellent and generally a nice spot with friendly service. Salmon was to die for!

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoHi Marc, Thank you for leaving us a review. We apologize that we were out of certain beers and meals during your visit. However, we are glad that our team managed to meet your needs with our top-notch service and delicious salmon entre. We look forward to serving you in the future!

  14. F

    Flower

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The meal was okay but I expected more for the price. The special was a prime rib diner for $50, but if you wanted an appetizer it was not included. They did bring some very dry bread out and butter but it wasn't anything special. We usually go to another steak house in the area but decided to try something new. We will likely go back to the other steak house since we get a far better meal for the same money. The other guys give you a salad or soup, entre and desert. Overall the service was good. No complaints on the atmosphere. Beautiful place.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoDear Flower, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry that your experience was not an amazing one. Our team at Blackshop strives to provide the best experience we can for our customers. Please feel free to reach out to krista@blackshop.ca with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you have so that we can make your experience a better one.

  15. DS

    DonnaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice business luncheon. Food was fabulous, Tree was our waitress and she was terrific. We enjoyed everything!

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoHi Donna, Thank you for leaving us a 5-Star review. We look forward to serving you in the future!

  16. KM

    KarenM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place to go for special occasions or just a delicious good meal. Excellent service!!

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review, Karen!

  17. PW

    PatW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Steak was excellent. Veggies under cooked and sparse. Not alot of food for the money.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoHi Pat, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry that your experience was not an amazing one. We take our customers’ feedback very seriously and strive to ensure that our service and food quality are of top standards. Please feel free to reach out to Krista@blackshop.ca with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you have so that we can make your experience a better one.

  18. TF

    TamaraF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch menu. We had a great Father's Day celebration. Outdoor seating was nice. Food tasty and great drinks of the day. Great value too.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded 5 days agoHi Tamara! Thanks for leaving us a 5-star review, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are thrilled that the team exceeded expectations for your Father's Day celebration and we are looking forward to serving you in the future!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was attentive and great. Especially after we found out she was new. Great hire!!!!
  20. FT

    FTRRP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unfortunately we did not have a good experience. While our server was efficient, she was so efficient she did not wait for orders from all guests several times. When she asked if everything was ok, it was cursory and she was gone before one guest could advise the shrimp was missing from the pasta. When the shrimp came it was not fully cooked. Overall not a great experience at a premium price. Time to find a new place to meet.
  21. WM

    WendyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing she made our evening extra special and showed interest in us. We will be back again
  22. JM

    JaneM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. I’ll certainly come back.
  23. BO

    BOBF

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    while our waitress was very nice she had difficulty in allocating the correct prices to our 2 bills- bills had to be redone 3 times
  24. JS

    JoanneS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our brunch experience was perfect, exactly what we wanted. Good quality Eggs Benedict with very tender peameal and a delicious mushroom omelette with pancetta and gorgonzola. Delicious fingerling potatoes to accompany and small muffins with housemade marmelade. Topped by mimosas. The service was excellent -- friendly, prompt and very welcoming.
  25. CC

    CamillaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I had booked/reserved a table for four for my husband's birthday and they put us in a back room that was clearly for overflow dining. I noticed we had passed a few tables on our way to the very back of the restaurant that could have accommodated us and that did not have a reserved sign on the tables. The decor where we were sitting was plain and utilitarian, clearly not decorated like the rest of the restaurant. Our server hardly came back to the table to check on us the whole evening. The mussels were full of sand and smelled incredibly strong/fishy. We were all very disappointed with the food and service. It was so surprising as my husband and I had such a great first experience for our first visit a couple of months ago. I had specifically chosen this restaurant for my husband's birthday because of that.

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded on June 13, 2022Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent dining experience at the Blackshop Restaurant and Wine Bar. I'm very sorry to hear that your visit did not meet either of our expectations, and I can assure you that your comments are being taken very seriously. If possible, I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you further about your experience. I can be reached at the restaurant at 519-621-4180. Kind Regards, Krista Viskantas, Senior General Manager

  26. EM

    EdMo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people and services
  27. J

    James

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was incredible. Service was good, wasn't very busy or noisy. Recommended!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, environment, and service. Our waiter was awesome - unfortunately can't remember her name. Very nice wine list. My family and I had a great time and will definitely look to return
  29. KP

    KevinP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I called the restaurant to talk to the manager because I had a gift certificate that was old and should not be accepted - the manager Krista, said just come in and we will honour it - off to a good start. The place is beautiful, the service was great and the manager came over to meet me & was incredibly kind… WE WILL BE BACK!!
  30. LP

    LizP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a friend for birthday lunch - food was fabulous. A lovely surprise at the end for my friend's birthday - a complimentary creme brulee and presented so well. Our waitress was exceptional.
  31. JP

    JohnP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch early Sunday afternoon. Not many diners there at that time. Service was top notch. Food came out at a reasonable time, hot and very tasty. Will definitely consider coming back again for brunch, or an evening dinner.
  32. AT

    AndrewT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The absolute worst experience at a high end restaurant we very had , absolutely definitely would not return or recommend it to anyone, Absolutely stay a way from this restaurant just so awful 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

    Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeResponded on June 7, 2022Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent dining experience at the Blackshop Restaurant and Wine Bar. I'm very sorry to hear that your visit did not meet either of our expectations, and I can assure you that your comments are being taken very seriously. If possible, I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you further about your experience. I can be reached at the restaurant at 519-621-4180. Kind Regards, Krista Viskantas, Senior General Manager

  33. MB

    MaryB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant and ambiance! Food was good. Not sure if it was quite as good as it used to be. Also my dinner was warm, but not hot.
  34. SL

    SharonL

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was as usual very lovely
  35. DR

    DebbieR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Out for a birthday dinner with my friend. Food was excellent and service was good. The only thing I didn’t love was the tables were really close.
  36. CA

    CindyA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious.. piping hot… wine selection was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable lunch!
  37. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attentive ( at decent intervals ) staff , service and food. All those extra touches were there, for a most enjoyable brunch on the patio.
  38. KD

    KellyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The waitress up sold me from the schnitzel to the tomahawk pork. Portion size was very disappointing compared to the schnitzel and when I asked the waitress she said she could not disagree. Nothing was done.
  39. LU

    LauraU

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Brie appetizer should not be breaded. Go back to the old Brie feature that was offered. Very disappointing.
  40. ZJ

    ZygJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noise level was non-existent and excellent from all other diners. One diner in a wheelchair nearby was very loud when he spoke to his friend. Unfortunately that lasted about 90 minutes. However, because of his handicap in the wheelchair but also something else in his speaking this is not a complaint but unfortunate occurrence. I think staff were wise to but him in the corner in the outside patio which I think was the best location. No music was perfect. Our young student waiter was excellent and gave us proper and perfect attention and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1526 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

595 Hespeler Road South Cambridge, ON N1R 6J3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sheldon Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample parking at front and rear of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Main Hespeler Road Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dan Potter

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (519) 621-4180

  • Catering

    For catering events contact us at 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

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