The Black Trumpet Bistro

18344 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The Black Trumpet Bistro

Josue Rivas


  • Sun 4:30pm-9pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 4:30am-10pm
  • $$
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The Black Trumpet Bistro’s specialty is that it doesn’t have one. If you had to describe it to friends, you’d tell them about the jazz theme: Paintings of Miles Davis, Satchmo and Johnny Coltrane crowd the walls. The space is small, the appropriate size for a restaurant calling itself a bistro. It has velvet-lined benches, an open kitchen and shelves of vino near the back. But because the Black Trumpet cherry-picks its dishes from Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Morocco, it’s entirely possible to construct a meal in which every course hails from a place nowhere near the last. Start with pita bread and a complimentary house dip concocted by mixing feta cheese, olives, pepper flakes and olive oil into a chunky slurry. A falafel can be had as an appetizer followed by an Italian caprese salad. After that, a fuming crock pot of French onion might be your soup. And your main course could be Spanish paella studded with shellfish and squid.

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