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Permanently Closed - Black Pearl Restaurant

1032 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Black Pearl Restaurant is located in Denver, Colorado and provides a dining experience based on New American cuisine. This restaurant offers a full bar with great specials like bottomless mimosas. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner so you can drop by anytime you like and enjoy the great food. Black Pearl Restaurant is a trendy restaurant with a young crowd, and the atmosphere fits that.

Black Pearl Restaurant�s menu is expansive and includes popular dishes like surf and turf, lamb chops and mussels with frites. A crowd favorite is the squid ink pasta with lobster emulsion. The dish is exciting to look at and just as exciting to bite into for the first time.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily beginning at 5:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm Brunch: Weekends 10:00am - 3:00pm (featuring bottomless mimosas) Happy Hour: Daily 3:00pm - 6:00pm (featuring half-priced drinks and oysters)
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Phone number
(303) 777-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mitch Mayers
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Private party facilities
The entire restaurant may be rented for functions, or, our unique layout allows us to sell out portions of the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Steve Whited: (303) 777-0500
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Cross street
Between Iowa and Florida on South Pearl
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Parking details
Close on-street neighborhood parking.
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Public transit
Near the Louisiana Lightrail station.
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Special events & promotions
Don't miss our Summer Wine Series from May - October 5-7pm! Go On Tour with Black Pearl...Wine Dinners from around the World the 1st Wednesday of Every Month...Call for Details!
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Excellent (Denver)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

soup and food not hot. had no chicken. limited menu. parking hard to find. food not tasty.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Chicken was cold. Had to be sent back. Beef dish (special of the night) was way over salted. Not a good dining experience.

Llenoj56 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at the Black Pearl. Our waiter was very nice and attentive, and the food was delicious. The only drawback was that the air conditioner was broken, and it was warm in the restaurant. We were seated near an open window, which helped. 2 of us had the roasted
chicken, and 2 of us had the trout. Finally, 3 of us had cheesecake with a strawberry/raspberry sauce. We all agreed that it was the most delicious cheesecake that we had eaten in a very long time.

jjjrrrlll26 (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Black Pearl offers the best summer indoor/outdoor experience for a wonderful romantic dinner or a birthday celebration. During our first two visits the food and service were impeccable, and therefore, an exceptional dining experience and value. However, this visit was somewhat disappointing because instead of offering bread we had to specifically ask the waiter, the celery stalk in my Bloody Mary was limp and the replacement had a brown spot which I had to cut out myself, and the servings seems smaller than we remembered. The attention to detail for an upscale restaurant seems to be slipping and thus the good value for dining.

5.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

The hostess was very friendly and professional. Joshua our server was excellent. Our entrees were delicious and beautiful in appearance. The restaurant itself is beautiful. We dined inside by the front window which was open so we had a fun view of the foot traffic on S. Pearl St. The outdoor dining area is also really cool. I look forward to dining there again!

RussD (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the outdoor space with 4 couples. Cheese and Meat platter for starters, then sockeye salmon, mussels, filet & lobster, and NY strip. All was thoroughly enjoyed. The patio is fairly quite so we could all hear each other talking. We will be back.

Disappointed (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Bread delivered early with our drinks was a white bread which was stale. My pasta was hard and uneatable.

FoodLover (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

We enjoy seating on the Pearl St mall. So the ambiance is wonderful. I feel like the food was better the last time we were there. I think the breakfast burrito was just ok.

vipBobby (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

As usual, the food was better than excellent, however, the server was new and poorly trained. At best, the server was incompetent. Better luck next time.

vipJoan (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

The brunch menu is completely uninspired and limited. It belies there excellence in dinner. I was shocked that really was a breakfast menu, not a brunch menu at 1 PM on a weekend. I would never go back for brunch. I have had better breakfast at far more upscale places. The black pearl needs to hold itself to a much higher standard 24 seven.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

Terrible service Shocking Waitress should not be waiting on customers Needs a lot of training

Food a real disappointment Will not return or recommend

vipJohn (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

Everything was great except the salad, very bland.

Chuck (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 7, 2016

Black Pearl has potential but prices currently exceed delivery.

1. Major construction across the street with fairly active use of a nail gun and some traffic noise detracted from experience.
2. Oysters were not shucked properly / carefully and had shell debris forcing return of one platter.
3. Calamari was basically fair to good. Theres somewhat of an art to excellent calamari and most places haven't achieved it.
4. Server was very attentive and checked in frequently. No issues with service at all.

Debi (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Great neighborhood location. Not too loud, beautiful patio. They opened the huge windows on a georgeous Colorado evening. A little disappointed in both food and service. Wonderful spinach pasta, adding chicken a must. Red velvet cake and sorbet were winners. Green chili, although delicious, needed a crunchy accompaniment. No bread presented to the table. Fish special, while the asparagus and couscous great sides, fish arrived cold, undercooked and unappealing presentation of skin side up. Overall prices reasonable; felt the special was over priced.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

I would rate Black Pearl right in the middle, pretty much across the board. Everything was fine; not great and not terrible. Felt just a bit pricy for what we got.