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Black Cat Bistro - CLOSED

428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
+1 613-569-9998
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (12 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“cassoulet” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

We went to this restaurant based on its reviews of the excellent food. We were disappointed in the variety of options, the quality of the food and the small portions cosidering the high prices. The wine choices were overpriced. Our waitress, Kehtura was delightful. She...More

Thank RetiredOrthopod
Reviewed April 26, 2017

The restaurant was cosy and staff friendly. The steak was done to order. The duck breast was very good. Leg of lamb special was perfect. Risotto was good. Black Cat maintains its reputation for good food and good service.

Thank gripbic45
Reviewed March 15, 2017

A perfect place to an inspired dining meeting. The service was perfect, the meal unique! A place to come back whenever visiting Ottawa!

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We were a party of 8 for a late lunch. Was nice to have the table all set for us. Menu is somewhat limited. Beer choices were limited and wine also. No one could make a Kir Royale which is a common drink. My salad...More

Thank DennisJ644
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a good dinner out. The table we booked was 10 minutes late in being ready but we had a cocktail at the bar and mingled. The servers apologized for the wait and promptly seated us when ready. We were in no hurry anD the...More

Thank ngj64
Reviewed January 29, 2017

If you have ever travelled in the south of France and experienced the flavours of a home made cassoulet, you can recreate that experience at Black Cat. The chef anchors it with a confit duck leg that is seasoned to perfection and blends in the...More

Thank Mulligan941
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We went in for a quick dinner, everywhere else we tried was packed, and this restaurant was weirdly empty for a Friday night. Being both in the industry, and having heard good things, we were quite let down by the quality of the food/taste. The...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed January 6, 2017

The food and service here are consistently great and the prices are reasonable for a bistro. I also love that it's in Little Italy, since it's easy to head to a bar or comedy show after dinner.

1  Thank A123G
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We went on a Thursday night because every other restaurants we called were full because of Christmas Partys. I went there with no expectations. The restaurant was almost empty. The choice is similar to what you would find in Ottawa for a similar range of...More

Thank Dlyrette
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Waited for over 30 min to be greeted by waitress and given water. Server never refilled wine glasses and completely ignored taking drink orders from the one of us who wasn't drinking wine. Menu is fairly small and kitchen was out of one main course...More

Thank Deborah S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-569-9998
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