Black Pearl Ann Arbor
Katrina (?) was our server. She was very personable, knowledgeable about the menu, offered wonderful suggestions and was attentive without being overbearing. I had caramel apple salmon - and cannot recommend this dish high enough to do it justice! My friend had three types of oysters on the half-shell and lamb chops - all of which he raved about, too. It is highly recommended a reservation be made ahead of time!
Food and cocktails were very tasty. Service was good also.
Wonderful experience dining at the Black Pearl. The Freddie Mercury martini is to die for. I would also recommend the Cioppino if you like mussels.
Food and service were both good. Fish tacos are always very good here. Beer and wine by the glass selection was somewhat limited.
We had a great time! The food was delicious and the service top notch!
My new favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor! Food and service was exceptional! Overall an excellent experience. Better than other higher-end restaurants on Main Street!
We were a party of 10 on a Friday night. First time visit for most of us. Great food and service. Our waiter was attentive and friendly.
Food was pretty good and so was service. A little bit loud and booths at back occasionally forgotten.
Black Pearl offers sophisticated ambiance, with great food and superb, personal service. Great location too, close to The Ark.
We went to The Black Pearl for the first time and we'll definitely be back again! I ordered the pork chop and my husband had the roasted half chicken. Delicious!
Reserved table days in advance for my birthday and was given a table in the back room. Service was slow- felt like our table was forgot about in the back. However, the food was excellent.
Black Pearl has inventive drinks, great food, and a friendly staff. It's definitely one of my Ann Arbor favorites. We come here often.
Jonathan our server was tremendous. Very nice and courteous.
Everything was great!! We loved the atmosphere and the food and service was outstanding!!! We can’t wait to go back!
Great meal and we were not rushed at all. We had appetizers, main courses, dessert, and a variety of cocktails and wine. If we were in a rush it may have been a problem, but we enjoyed taking our time and enjoyed the space. It is a bit loud, but the food was outstanding and I will gladly go back again. In particular, the coconut shrimp appetizer was delicious.
We had a family birthday party, it’s my husbands favorite restaurant.
There needs to be changing tables in the bathrooms. My husband and I had to change our child with him hold her and me wiping her down. We were in the women’s bathroom and had to apologize for him being in there with me 😩
always love it there. wait staff very friendly and on top of things. food is delicious.
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.
Concert at The Ark.
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.