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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner during a trip to the area. We had been once before about 6 years ago. The food and service was as we remembered. It is top notch. Our server was Paige who took very good care of us and gave...great recommendations. We will definitely be back here again. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 12, 2023

The Blackshop was the perfect place for our annual Cousins Luncheon. We were a group of 14 and they were kind enough to give us our own little room and were very accommodating when we asked for separate cheques. Because we were a large group...we had to order from the Brunch menu which was a bit of a shame as we were really looking forward to the Schnizel and Spatzle. We were not aware that we would not be able to use the lunch menu. We are a German family and this was one of the main reasons for choosing this restaurant. Our server, Emma was helpful, courteous and patient! They were a little slow in serving our dessert... by the time it came, we had already finished our coffee... Other than that the food was super tasty! I had the avocado toast and it was delicious! I would definitely recommend this place. It is clean, charming and friendly!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed August 12, 2023

The service was great. The food was awesome. The patio is private with plants and grasses surrounding it.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023

Went for our Anniversary...This was our favorite restaurant for many years...I think in the last 4 years or so maybe changed owners. NOT a large menu option...Prices so EXPENSIVE for what you get...My calamari were excellent...My husband's bread mix was cold and doughy...My gnocchi were...terrible cold and no flavour...My husband's ($44) steak was hard...Fries were from a frozen bag...Stale and cold...$145.00 Included 2 glass of wine...Was the worst meal...Never said anything not to make a fuss...NEVER will go againMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed May 30, 2023

My daughters suggested we take Mom for Mother Day's brunch and the Blackshop was mentioned. I have been here before and while not inexpensive, it is a very good restaurant. Mother's Day brunch was $ 75.00 per person so we went expecting something really special:...fresh fruit, maybe some lobster or crab legs, prime rib, etc. Every meal came with a mimosa: I asked if I could swap mine for a beer and was told "of course, you can have a beer". Our server was very good by the way. You had a choice from five starters and five mains. Two in our group started with soup, one a ceaser salad and and I had a small piece of pork belly. Mains included french toast, two mushroom pasta dishes and a salad with a small piece of salmon. Deserts included three small pastries. The food was good but $ 300+ seemed like a lot for what we received. I say $ 300+ as I was charged for the beer I mistakenly thought was swapped for the mimosa and surprising, not comped for the mimosa. This is a good restaurant, one that we will go to on a special occasion as it isn't inexpensive. I left from brunch feeling some what taken, to be honest. Next time we'll check the menu before going. Many cheers ...........More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 5, 2023

The food was, as usual, excellent, but the service seems to have deteriorated. At each stage of our outing to The Blackshop, we needed to wait. That was unusual! It was as if the establishment was understaffed.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 19, 2023

Have eaten here before - and was pretty good. This night it was not. Three of us had duck and it was hard to get a knife through it It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy so we soldiered on. We...should have brought it to the server's attentions but she was rushed off her feet. Problem may have been that duck is usually sliced carefully. In this case it was one large chunk. Just didn't work.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 23, 2023

The food is the most delicious you will find. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is always very peaceful and elegant. Treat yourself and make sure to make a stop at the Blackshop next time you are in Cambridge.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2022

The food and service is always excellent but tonight the live musicians were outstanding. They made an exceptional evening into a magical one. Thank you!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2022 via mobile

We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our server was very friendly, helpful, and efficient. We all ordered different mains and were all very happy. We found the deserts very pricey for their size.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

Perhaps 4 1/2 stars would be more accurate. Large restaurant with a mix of cozy tables indoors and out and space for large gatherings. Service was excellent. Just implemented a new menu which apparently included new pricing. We shared a delicious but small serving of...mussels and also ordered and enjoyed the small homemade bread board ($8.00). Both main courses were served hot. The roasted duck breast was flavourful but smaller than expected. Beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly and this was a decent size portion. Both dishes could have benefited from a larger serving of vegetables ( which were delicious). Carrot cake was enjoyed later at home. This is a lovely spot for a special occasion. Upscale warm ambiance, top notch service, and flavourful dishes. We recognize that prices are going up everywhere but we did note that in comparison to other recent experiences elsewhere portions here were a bit smaller/pricier. We did enjoy our dinner and the whole experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022

I suggested the Blackshop for dinner with a friend. I am a regular and since she has never dined there, I thought it would be a great place to have dinner. I suggested that she look at the menu on line, which we both did....I had chosen what I was going to have. We were seated and given a menu, which was completely different t than what was on-line. We both chose steak. I had the filet and she had the strip loin. I have had steak there many times and the last time I was there, it was "lick your plate" delicious. We were both very disappointed with our meals as far as quality and presentation. For almost $50 you should expect more than 3 beans or bushel sprouts. The steak was OK, but not up to their previous quality. The Black Shop is normally my go to for a great meal but sadly tonight was very disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

Well well been here before looong time ago but this visit was quite lousy - i ordered the mushroom pasta it was first of all such a small portion - the photos display showed such nice big mushrooms etc.... this dish was not what i...expected and the pasta was not cooked, it was hard and no sauce at all wish I had stepped up and asked to resend it - came home very disappointed - my other friends felt the same with their food - very disappointed - price was exhorbitant!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Breakfast was so good, the home made bread and raspberry jam just topped it off. The service was wonderful, the food portion was so big. Better bring you appetite!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

This is a really good restaurant. We came across it by chance looking for a local restaurant on a street that had pretty much every chain restaurant represented. We showed up here a little under-dressed and without a reservation, but were treated beautifully and opted...for a table on the patio. Our server was personable and professional. The food was great. The Schnitzel was crisp, not at all greasy and came with smoked cheese and a slice of ham and a creamy sauce that was really good. The accompanying vegetables were perfect - crisp, fresh, and so good. Presentation was pretty, and food was hot on arrival. My partner had simple chicken and it was excellent as well. The featured appetizer was excellent - a burrata that our server recommended. How have I never had this wonderful dish before? They did everything I would expect at a restaurant at this price point. Two entrees and a shared app was about $100, which moved this restaurant into 'special occasion' territory, but it was totally worth it. I would definitely recommend Blackshop!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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  • Service: 4.5
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