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Blackshop Restaurant & Lounge

924 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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European, Continental
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(519) 621-4180
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Potter
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For catering events contact us at 519 621 4180
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Cross street
Sheldon Drive
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Parking details
Ample parking at front and rear of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Main Hespeler Road Line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 924 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Artie63 (Montreal)
5.0  Dined 14 hours ago

Excellent food and great service

David (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great to have an enjoyable evening with our son and his girlfriend. Pleasant place to have a nice meal.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Reserved table for 2
Arrived at location, host brought us to a cozy location in the restaurant (5/5)
Waitress arrived, noted drinks and was professional but lacked social interaction, didn't feel welcomed (2/5)
Drinks arrived & waitress took order for main meal (didn't order any appetizer's but was offered) (4/5)
1/2 litre of their selection wines averaging $30
Approximately 35-40mins before food had arrived
Excited, I ordered the Salmon - Priced at $34 , it came with a savory sauce, some type of rice & other little things, the salmon looked like a piece of salmon that would cost about $6 at the grocery store. Plate should have had more salmon, slightly disappointed by the lack of salmon on the plate, still hungry & ended up eating off my partners plate. (1/5) Salmon was luke warm , around the outside & warm on the inside but not hot, the food underneath was cold/luke warm.
Very disappointed for the cost of the salmon.
Presentation was nice but lacked a real meal for $34 , meal looked & tasted like it was worth about $13
My partner ordered chicken breast approx $26 , meal was delicious, more flavorful & had more quantity than the salmon order, was also warm to touch/hot.
waitress came back and asked how meal was halfway through my plate, I responded it was good. (not wanting to upset the waitress)
Still hungry after paying $34 for the dish, I started eating off my partners plate, the waitress did not say ANYTHING (1/5) , she most time refilled our drinks but didn't say much, there was a huge lack of social interaction with the waitress which was very disappointing. (2/5)
We ordered dessert , it was $9, a little pricey for the amount of dessert that was presented, the taste & presentation was perfect. (4/5) Price could have been better.
Overall, it was a good for a special occasion, not sure if I would go back considering the prices were a little bit ridiculous.
Still tipped 15% (Should have tipped 5%)

Overall experience 3/5

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

- Wine list was extensive
- Scallops were undercooked
- Steak was ordered medium rare but came medium/well
- Creme brulee was delicious

4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The Food was Very Good. Two disappointments would be how noisy it was in the Restaurant and the Coffee tasted like Hot Flavoured Dishwater.

AndrewF (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I've taken my wife a couple times to Blackshop and generally it was great. But I felt this Valentines menu fell short. The food tasted great but portions seem smaller than usual. Not sure if it was because its a Valentines menu and they were so busy they went will smaller sizes. But my main issue was the incredibly intoxicated lady beside us swearing like a trucker and the servers not doing anything about it. I suppose I should have talked to a manager but they were right beside us I didn't want them to say anything to us. Even our server said he knew she was wasted but yet nothing was done. I don't feel like we will be returning for another visit.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We always have a great dining experience at the Blackshop. Very friendly staff, great food, and great atmosphere.

PAULF (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was OK, my mashed potatoes were cold. We have certainly had better meals at this place in the past.

NiceEveningOut (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a great dinner, and a seat by the fireplace. Very nice. The service was a bit slow, but pleasant.

CecilO (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We came to celebrate a friend's birthday and were not disappointed with the menu choices nor the wine list (his favourite). The service was great......the quiet family dining room was intimate and the surprise birthday dessert was delicious and not expected. Thanks for a lovely evening.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I found this spot on Trip Advisor having never heard of it before. I made my reservation through Open Table. Very easy to do. The decor was lovely and the service was outstanding. Our server helped us with selections and was very attentive. The food came out hot and delicious. I ordered the pasta special and it was excellent. Good wine selection as well. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will defiantly be back.

GrahamT (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It is very rare we go out for a nice dinner experience. I really enjoyed all three courses. The Beef tenderloin just melted in my mouth.
We did not feel rushed and could enjoy our meals and have a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

JoanneP (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The Blackshop was very accommodating regarding menu items. The last time I was there was about 2 years ago and the restaurant had plain schnitzel with mashed potatoes as an entrée. I do not like cheese and did not see this item on the menu. When I asked about it, the waitress indicated that it could be done without cheese. As well, I just wanted a garden salad that was not listed on the menu but again they were very accommodating.
The only issue I had was that when I did the booking online, I did indicate that it was for my birthday but somehow that message did not/was not conveyed over as I did not receive my birthday dessert.

SharonT (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The ceasar salad and french onion soup was delicious..but the salmon entree didnt taste very good at all...and for 31.00 you should be able to enjoy your meal..
Also....the seating could be more private...
You felt like the people beside you were at the same table..
We had a gift card to try it but probably wont be back...sorry

DeniM (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Very attentive service. Food looked and tasted very good. Liked the touch on the desert, for the birthday girl.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This was my first experience at Blackshop & based on the would definitely return.

MrLindsay (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent restaurant. If we lived in Cambridge we'd eat there every week. The restaurant is very relaxed in its colour palette, comfortable seating and quiet atmosphere. The menu has enough variety and the wine list is superb. Service is always friendly, professional and attentive. We look forward to dining there anytime we need to be near Cambridge.

vipRuth (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a lovely evening at the Blackshop. The appetizers were delicious (mixed platter) and the beef tenderloins were cooked to perfection, exactly as we asked - medium rare - and warm! The only shadow to the evening was a very loud table of 6 close by...

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Would only recommend to a friend for their main courses and for sitting in the bar area. The seated couch area is not very cozy or intimate. Feels like your eating in a group setting or in a fish bowl. Our Ceasar salad was underwhelming. We think they forgot to add the dressing and our coffees came to us lukewarm. Unacceptable for a restaurant of this magnitude. So will restrict our attendance to when we want a good main course without the unnecessary fanfare. Thus the bar and the high seating areas are more suitable to ensure we get some privacy while we eat and talk.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday - great experience as always