Black Pearl Restaurant
repeatAlways a choice for lunch. The various osyter toppings are a highlight.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and wonderful serviceThis was a special occasion - we were celebrating two 50th birthdays and the life of a loved one who passed away earlier this year. We lingered over drinks, wine, dinner, wine, dessert, and dessert drinks, and at no time did we feel rushed or pressured to wrap it up even though it was a Friday night. The room was well managed and our waiter was a complete delight. I've been here before and will happily return with more friends and family. Thank you for a lovely evening.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNew American without the pretenseI suspect that one of the great chlenges in New American is in pushimg the envelope far enough without getting trapped in the vortex of pretense and, frankly, silliness. Black Pearl threads the needle right; great food that always intrigues, modern decor that is warm and inviting without stuffiness, staff that absolutely knows about that which they are selling, a by the glass list that fills a page with solid options (and a list that puts many in this city to shame). 5280 has its list of darling restauranteers and chefs. Let the crowds go there for the underwhelming food and, at best, decent service. If you actually have a tongue and know what it is there for, come to Black Pearl.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat locationWe enjoy the ambiance at Black Pearl and frequent the restaurant. The menus are ever-changing and interesting. It seems; however, that the meals are becoming more complex. I had a Leg of Lamb dish that had the most interesting ingredients to the top of the excellent lamb, that the tastes fought each other. My husband and I shared the Adult Hot Chocolate for dessert, and it was nothing more than a cup of hot chocolate with whiskey and two roasted marshmellows. It was a great idea, but did not deliver anything of interest. As much as we enjoy the great service, the atmosphere, and the wines, this restaurant is falling off of our favorites.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday BashInnovative food, expertly prepared, great service. All made for a very nice evening. It was a birthday dinner, and dessert for the birthday boy was complementary, which was a nice touch!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint SpotI met a client for lunch and simply had a delightful meal and experience.
My dish was out of the ordinary and so glad I tried it
Great presentation and great servide
Malcom our server was wonderful and VERY attentive5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchThe food was great, very small portions, I left kind of hungry. I am not one for huge portions, but the portions were lacking. I would next time order an appetizer to share. I had the square breakfast, scrambled eggs cooked semi-runny. There are two eggs, but only two small pieces of bacon and maybe 5 pieces of potato and one slice of toast. My husband had the potato pancakes. He loved them! My friend ordered the potato pancakes but two over easy eggs on the side (so she had enough food). We were in the main dining room on first level. The big window was open and the street was super lively because of the Farmers Market. That created a fun atmosphere. Afterward you can shop, listen to live music. Highly recommend Back Pearl!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful mealWe celebrated our anniversary at The Black Pearl, enjoying their weekend happy hour deals on wine and their delicious cheese plate and halibut.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience!We had a great experience! The food was delicious. The Kalamari was the best my husband and I have ever had! We had a giftcard which made it more affordable for us. I even ordered the meatloaf, which I would not normally order at a nice dinner, but they make it for each order and it was fabulous! The dessert we tried was the carrot cake/peanut butter ice cream one. Such an unusual combination, but it was so good. The flavors blended much better than I even thought! The only downside? That we didn't get to try the oysters... we were too full:)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar dining experienceWhat an excellent second visit to Black Pearl. Great service great food great wine and cocktails. A staple in our dining repertoire.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!Fantastic restaurant. Have been there many times since we moved to Denver. Never disappointed. We went with our daughter and it was great!! Delicious food. Fantastic service. Great spot!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Patio DinnerWe had a wonderful weekday dinner on the patio and enjoyed the food so much!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSat outside and was a verySat outside and was a very nice night out! ordered Scallops to start; the black beans were a bit odd but the sauce was nice & spicy and the jicama added a nice crunch. Entree was a rib-eye. Came out way over cooked so it had to be replaced. Jeremy (mgr) took care of that so the next one was under cooked of course but I at it. The best part of the meal: I ordered a Cab which was just ok, but Jeremy hooked me up with a blend "mountain cuvee" that was out of site (winery is called "gundlach bundschu")!!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBlack Pearl never disappoints!!Black Pearl never disappoints!! It is one of our favorite places to go and unwind and have a great meal. The service is excellent; the food even better. Once you go, you'll be back.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe peppercorn rib eye wasThe peppercorn rib eye was deliciously prepared and matched with delicious sides, pairing well with the cab franc. The calamari was unique and delightful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful good as always.Wonderful good as always. The spring menu is fantastic.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu was mildly exoticThe menu was mildly exotic but not daunting, the service was attentive but not overbearing, the food was prepared perfectly.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the dinner was veryOverall the dinner was very good. The food was quite tasty and the service was great - they checked on us at all the right times. I would have given 5 stars except that they overcooked my steak and I had to send it back. My husband got through nearly his whole dinner before I got mine back. Though they were good about updating me on when I would get my meal, it was disappointing that a free dessert or something similar wasn't offered up for the wait and the fact that we couldn't eat together. The steak however was delicious with the sauce and the potato wedges had a good flavor to them. We'll be back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were really pleased withWe were really pleased with our recent trip to Black Pearl. We shared three plates and were really blown away by the calamari. It was delicious and different from calamari at other restaurants as it was the body meat instead of just the tentacles. The ambiance and location were really nice and felt really local. It was a little noisy, but that was mostly because of the people we were seated next to. Overall, we had a really nice time.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular as always!! GreatSpectacular as always!! Great lunch on a beautiful day!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood stuff -- and we'll goGood stuff -- and we'll go back -- BUT small portions for the prices. Definitely a treat, rather than your once-a-week place (unless you've stolen The Donald's MasterCard).4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe calamari is the best inThe calamari is the best in town. The pork tenderloin was great. The shrimp roll was a pizza crust with coleslaw and grilled shrimp on top. The pear and goat cheese tart with arugula salad was very good. The service is very knowledgeable and attentive. Some of the menu items are fairly unique like Yak so you have to be adventuresome. Wine by the bottle is half off on Sunday nights.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful ExperienceWe were greeted at the door with a warm invitation to our table and our drinks were brought to us within "seconds" after being seated. Fabulous birthday dinner with just my hubby. Everything was perfect from Moscow Mule to Mexican Chocolate Cake! Noel, our waiter, was outstanding and the cheerful waitress that delivered our dinners was very helpful with finding out what was in my husband's appetizer that was so very yummy! Our first visit but certainly won't be our last even though we drove from Castle Rock!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become one of ourThis has become one of our go-to restaurants when we want exquisite food and good service. This is one of Denver's great, unsung restaurants.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelllent food, service, ambience!The food was superb! The calamari was the best I have ever eaten - thick, tender, excellent flavor, generous portions. The entrees were delicious too. The service was superior. Very attentive with water, bread and checking on service. Did a great job of "up selling" too - no pressure, just good descriptions and offerings. The server knew a lot about wine too.
We came with a living social ad and we will be back to eat here again - we want to eat at the outdoor fire table and try brunch too. We also want to come back for dessert!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDrinks great. Calamri great.Drinks great. Calamri great. Disappointed in the size of the yak portion in my husband's meal. It was delicious, though the waiter said it would be an 8 oz portion - no way was it 8 oz. There were probably 8 medallions the size of a quarter and only 1/4 inch thick. The service was most excellent. We had Malcomb and he was exceptional.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mimosas are good, andThe mimosas are good, and our servers kept them flowing. My pork belly was tastey and the brie stuffed french Toast was just silly good. It was frustrating that they wouldn't sit us at our table because one member of our party was missing even though it just sat there empty.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time here , it wasOur first time here , it was amazing. We will return. Loved the bottomless mimosas.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticAs always it was a great experience. Wonderful food and atmosphere. Will go back again and again!!!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA worderful experience. FoodA worderful experience. Food and service exceeded our expectations3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy experience this time (myMy experience this time (my second time) at Black Pearl wasn't as magical as the first time I went, but that was mostly because I didn't feel well. I went with my family to celebrate my parents' birthdays, and like last time, the service was top-notch and the food (what I could eat since I didn't feel well) was delicious. The rest of my family had a great time, and I would definitely recommend others try it!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelighted!Black Pearl never disappoints. It must be the freshness of their seasonal offerings. We have been to Black Pearl a few times and always start with the Pistachio calamari- we are charmed by the unique flavor and chunky pieces the appetizer offers. I will admit, I didn't think there was anything special you could do with catfish.. but I was intrigued by the ancho chili hollandaise and lime crema. WOW! It was DELICIOUS! The sweet potatoes and rainbow chard were perfectly done and enhanced the meal without overwhelming the fish, which is easy to do. Chip, our server, was attentive and knowledgeable. Our friends, who were first timers, were delighted and we will all return.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent favoriteOne of my favorite restaurants. Service is always great, atmosphere is great, food is interesting, creative and delicious.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the duck confiet stuffedI had the duck confiet stuffed pepper and it was to die for. Everything was absolutely amazing!!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very good neighborhoodThis is a very good neighborhood restaurant and we enjoyed it. I think they do a wine tasting in good weather on the patio which would be fun. They also had a half off bottles of wine for Sunday night.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss this place!Great food was enhanced by greater service.
Always a winner and dependable.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a great choiceDefinitely a great choice for a nice brunch on a weekend. Great service, food, and ambiance.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are never disappointedWe are never disappointed when we choose the Black Pearl. The menu is interesting, wine list great and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The Lemon fish was excellent. Even when is is packed you can actually carry on a conversation!2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM