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32/34 main street, Warrenton, VA 20186
+1 540-428-1005
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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!

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Thank textrav58
Warrenton, Virginia
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
49 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!

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Thank Roo3m
Virginia
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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 

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Thank W8N45
Centreville, Virginia
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1,057 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 944 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.

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Thank KLE2013
Glen Allen, Virginia
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

My husband and I live right in old town. We love being able to walk up to Main Street and enjoy all the local restaurants. When we first moved 2 years ago, Black Bear/The Brick was always a HIT. About 6 months later things went down hill. I'm not sure what changed but it's hit or miss with this place.... More 

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Thank Johannah H
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

After a grueling day of "antiqueing" from Sterling to Culpepper to Sperryville the return home we were famished. This was one of multipple restaurants that popped up on the search in Warrenton. There was no seating in the upstairs or the pizza restaurant section below so we grabbed the bar Big menu - i saw a turkey reuben and asked... More 

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Thank Keith R
Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Wonderful wood-fired pizza. Try to get a seat in the charming downstairs room with fireplace. Friendly wait staff

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Thank Mary-Jane A
Herndon, Virginia
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Black Bear was recommended by a local friend. Our experience was pleasant though not without issues. Generally, the ambience was cozy where we were seated in the basement, though a couple of our party members found the room stiflingly hot. There were two gas fireplaces running. Our server obliged us by turning off one fire. We were pleased to encounter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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