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Black Bear Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza
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32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
+1 540-428-1005
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bristow, Virginia
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Warrenton for other errands, without the kids, so we were able to experiment a little. We're so glad we did...BBB was great. Brick oven yummy-ness, California wine, and super chocolate bread pudding. We will certainly visit again.

Thank David S
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

To start the wings are 1 of kind-smoked habenero so good. The steaks are grilled and the burgers are also grilled w/3 sizes. They have vegan and vegatarian options that are all good and I am neither. The chef of this place (Todd) also loves pizza and it is tossed downstairs. Good prices on everything they do and to boot... More 

Thank Barry P
Leesburg, Virginia
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Superb wine and beer list. Maximizes space upstairs and downstairs resulting in neat environment. Soups, sandwiches and entrees offered great variety of very good options. Cuban sandwich was superb along with Calzone. Mushroom soup is a 'keeper'! Staff was very attentive and truly customer-oriented.

Thank John D
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Based on Trip Advisor reviews I had high hopes for a great dinner. Our waitress was great. They have a good selection of local beers and whiskey. Food was good- we ate upstairs, which only has a few tables. The pizza was good-not out of this world. I thought for what we ordered it was expensive- a $14 pizza for... More 

Thank tulip1994
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Good menu, good beer. Enjoyed my pizza very much. Other things FS on the menu sounded great. And very nice ambience. I'd go back!

Thank textrav58
Warrenton, Virginia
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I hadn't gone to Black Bear for a long time. The food had gone downhill and all the long-time servers have left. However, I allowed my child to drag me in. I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the turkey Reuben is. It has Dijon on it, and you must ask for the homemade 1000 island on the side, but... More 

Thank Crazywolf701
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We are here recently and were a bit disappointed in the pizza. The ccream sauce is very bland and boring. We had eaten there before and liked to pizza. We also had one the had lots of goat cheese. I like goat cheese a lot but it was way too much!

Thank Roo3m
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

A previous contributor titled her review "Hit or Miss". It was a miss for us! We were at another local pub having a pint, when we decided to see what other restaurants were in town for our dinner plans. As we strolled down the sidewalk, a mother and daughter sitting outside the Black Bear Bistro had good things to say... More 

Thank W8N45
Centreville, Virginia
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1,068 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 953 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

On a busy Saturday evening the dining areas upstairs and downstairs were full, so we opted to sit at the bar and enjoyed friendly service from the bartender Mason. The gluten free pizza was great and ourfellow diners raved about their shrimp and grits.

Thank KLE2013
Glen Allen, Virginia
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Went solo on a business trip and had a blast at this restaurant. Hotel recommended it and it was worth try to find a spot to park on Main Street. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Gave me a tour of the place and was quick to get a beer and take my order. Atmosphere is fun, restaurant is clean... More 

Thank tmattt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warrenton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-428-1005
Combining the best of farm fresh local and organic ingredients with old-fashioned family value, Black Bear Bistro serves up generous portions of great food at very reasonable pricing. All dishes are prepared to order using the finest produce, herbs, cheeses, breads and meats. Meals are complemented by excellent Virginia wines plus on tap are a great selection of Virginia brewed draft beer selections … or try one of our signature martinis – all served by a friendly, attentive staff!Black Bear Bistro & Cellar is open daily. On Monday & Tuesday, we are open for lunch only, from 11am – 5pm. Wednesday through Sunday, lunch is served from 11am to 4pm. We serve what our patrons consider the ‘Best Lunch in Warrenton’, featuring the highest quality and tastiest food that is well worth the time it takes to prepare from scratch. Plus our Quick Lunch section satisfies our hastiest of lunch patrons who need to get in and out promptly, but still leave with a smile of satisfaction.Wednesday through Sunday, from 4pm – 9pm ( and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday ), Black Bear Bistro & Cellar shifts over to the Dinner Menu adding sumptuous entrees to our list of famous burgers and sandwiches. Chef Eisenhauer also creates a special menu each night to feature dishes he’s created for that night alone!In addition to our several indoor dining areas, Black Bear Bistro & Cellar also boasts of an outdoor patio complete with wrought iron chairs and tables covered by lovely umbrellas for shade. The patio is open seasonally and is pet friendly. Bring your furry or feathered friends to join you while you enjoy a lovely meal alfresco! While the indoor areas of Black Bear Bistro & Cellar are non-smoking, we do allow smoking outside on the patio.Whether it’s a casual lunch, a hearty dinner or a special occasion, Black Bear Bistro & Cellar has flexible dining spaces which can be combined to accommodate small to medium size receptions, parties, business lunches or meetings to suit your needs and budget.

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