Black Pearl Ann Arbor
We had a great time. After reading some of the reviews I was not 100% confident when I booked this place for our pre-Valentine day dinner, and this skepticism was still there when we entered and were seated. But from the first contact with the server, we knew it is going to be a good evening. Food was just great. Both appetizer and entree were just delicious. Dessert was a little late and despite our insisting, they had it on house and excluded from final check. We will definitely return to this place.
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Jonathan our server was fantastic as were the oysters. Fish tacos and micro greens salad are best in Ann Arbor. Half off bottles of wine and oysters on Monday and happy hour specials make Black Pearl a true Ann Arbor gem 💎
Everything was just great! The drinks, the food, the server, the hostess--all made for a lovely evening!
We will definitely be back!
Great food. Great service. The space was a little small but we didn’t mind too much. Great drink menu and wine selection.
Excellent food!!!! Always enjoy going with friends.
I really wanted to love black pearl. Sold as an upscale experience with reasonable sized menu and nice location. The food was good, but the appetizers were expensive for what they were (calamari - I think there are a half dozen restaurants in A2 I've eaten at with better/more calamari for a reduced cost). The entree costs were very reasonable and appropriate.
The service though we really not reflective of an upscale experience. The hostess was on her phone when we walked in and was clearly pretty bored. I get it, it was a slow night (Thursday), but still, appearances/ambiance matter. Similarly, our waitress was fine, but as we were leaving I saw she was eating her dinner in the next room, which sort of explained the slow service even though the restaurant was very empty.
I wanted to love the black pearl. I was intrigued by the chef's table and was thinking of pursuing it with some friends. But after the night we had, I'm pretty "meh" on it. The food was good, the prices were mixed, the service was poorish (but not horrible).
Outstanding meal and service
The service and cocktails were good as usual but the food was really disappointing. It was bland. I like going to restaurants with smaller portions and don't mind paying for it but for the prices I expected a higher quality of food.
Food was delicious! We would definitely recommend the clam chowder. The staff was friendly too. We will definitely be back!
Food was really great. The fish tacos were awesome. The only downfall is the drink options. We bother prefer craft beer to craft cocktails but there were only bottled beers, none on tap. Somewhat limited selection. But overall really good experience!
Ambiance and service were good. Foot was very subpar for all 7 of us there.
One of my Favorites in Ann Arbor, consistently excellent. Best Fish Taco's in town.
Enjoyable meal. All four in our party seemed satisfied with our plates.
Excellent restaurant! Would highly recommend. Excellent service.
Service was exceptional and food has been consistently outstanding time and time again! I highly recommend!!
The service an food at Black Pearl were outstanding! It's our go-to-place for family celebrations!
Food was fantastic. We ate so many appetizers because they were so delicious. Didn’t make it to the entrees. That’s for next time. Cocktails were delicious too. Waiter was very professional. We had a wonderfully relaxed and happy evening with delicious food!
We had a wonderful evening celebrating my son's 21st birthday. Waitress was awesome and attentive for our family, food was beyond delicious, and the drinks wonderfully fresh and unique.
Two words - Fish Tacos! Still, after many holidays in Mexico and on the Caribbean, we have not found any to compare.
Additionally, the place a small but well-thought-out menu filled with tasty plates. One can sit at a table for a more formal meal or at the bar to wade though a number of the appetizers (tapas style) while drinking from the decent wine and cocktail menu.
The place always has a nice vibe, and the only problem might be getting a table on the most busy nights.
I am from out of town and had the task of finding a place for a business dinner with two colleagues and after looking at the menu and looking at some reviews chose the Black Pearl. We each enjoyed the martinis we had prior to dinner. Dinner was delicious! We each had something different and each dish was excellent. Everyone thought it was a great choice.
Good food good drinks. Fish tacos were great.
Cool ambiance. Nice waitstaff. Ann Arbor pricey to be expected- $75 for three bowls of soup, one entree, a beer, a tea, and a side salad with salmon...and delicious lava cake dessert.
We had a great time.
Food and service was fantastic! Highly recommend
David was an amazing server. We had never been here before. Food was delicious!!
The Black Pearl consistently delivers well prepared food in a lovely setting, served by attentive, friendly wait staff. Service always excellent. Fun place to eat in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Would like to see the wine list improve.
Food is simply outstanding!
Great food and awesome service. They were also very accommodating when my map app made me late and then parking took a bit longer, too.
Ate there before seeing a show at the ARK. Perfect location. And the blackened swordfish was amazing.
Nice atmosphere. Cozy, not too noisy. Good for a date. Great food and service.
Excellent as always
Meghan the server was friendly and timely, and the food as always was delish. Black Pearl has a cool, relaxed ambiance about it, making it the perfect place to enjoy a terrific meal.
Great drinks and food! Love going to the Black Pearl
Everything was superb from the drinks to the service to the quality of the food. Our server Jonathan was excellent and spot on with his recommendations. 5STAR all the way
Tables are too close together for an intimate dinner best kept to a fun night out with friends or casual conversation. The bar is very good as are the servers and manager the food is eclectic and tasty.
Good! Great food, good service, good ambience
Very good food! Nice somewhat dark atmosphere. Please remove god awful cilantro!!!!