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Black Pearl Ann Arbor

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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302 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 (Liberty)
+1 734-222-0400
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17:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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876 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a group dinner one evening at the Black Pearl which was very good. We had a room int he back to ourselves, and I had the filet, which was very good. The drinks were ice cold and the service was also great.

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Thank HI_McDunnough
BPonMain, Guest Relations Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this review

Your comments about our Private Event space and food served is much appreciated. We look forward to your return, when we can provide you similar service in our dining room. More 

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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the Chef's Table experience! We were greeted by the manager who took our coats and showed us downstairs to the 4 seat counter right in the kitchen. You'll sit right in the kitchen and watch the Chef hard at work personally making dinner for you and up to 3 guests. All 8 courses were absolutely amazing! He takes... More 

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BPonMain, Guest Relations Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation. We’re glad you enjoyed the evening. Chef James takes pride in ensuring the menu and the evening is perfect for each individual party. One thing of note, that special tour showed you the grow room for our microgreens. Not only does the Chef freely use these shoots of salad vegetables such as arugula, Swiss chard,... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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165 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My friend loves their oysters and new we do too! Great quality and a selection of types of oysters available. A great full bar and bar menu. Nice ambience. A hopping place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love the atmosphere. Different drink menu than the norm. Great food menu as well with different dishes you don't normally see.

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BPonMain, Public Relations Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this review

Our Chef and Bartenders take pride in providing a variety of items for your pleasure. We’re glad that you enjoyed the selection and your choices. Look forward to seeing you back soon, we’ll have a few new items on the menu within the week. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place is so great. The food is delicious and the prices are very affordable My favorites are the tuna, scallops, the fish tacos and egg plant enchilada. Also oysters and calamari for starter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The meal I had from this place blew me away! The caramel apple salmon and crab dip truly were some of the best dishes I've ever had, period! The atmosphere was awesome, beautiful decor. I can't wait to get back to Ann Arbor to visit this place again!

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently spent a weekend in Ann Arbor for his birthday and since he has always wanted to try The Black Pearl, we made a reservation via Open Table. Our server was beyond helpful when I couldn't decide between two entrees and his recommendation was definitely the best! We started with the crab dip, while it was... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

YES. After months of eating the seafood, I thought it was time to try some meat. Wow, it's flavorful, juicy, and prepared to perfection. However, when I received the plate I wondered if there were too many fries. But really, can there ever BE too many fries? Complimented with a Kentucky Liverno completes a perfect meal.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My business associate and i stopped here on our way to Northern Michigan. Black Pearl has surprisingly good food for a college town restaurant. Service was good, outside table was great for people watching. Only drawback was probably that they had no beers on draft.

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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Best fish tacos we have ever had. Nice atmosphere, outdoor seating and great drinks! Try the fish tacos they are well worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
    (Liberty)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and taxi stops within the block.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-222-0400
Description
Black Pearl, a rare gem. Our seafood and martini bar is the kind of locales sought after and then adopted for its casual charm and welcoming ambiance. From its inception as one of the few family owned and operated single location venues in the vibrant heart of downtown Ann Arbor, the idea behind Black Pearl Ann Arbor has been to reinvent the experience of "comfortable and cool" dining and lounging. Our bar and wait staff have been selected for what their parents have taught them to do . . . to welcome everyone with love.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?