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Black Pearl Ann Arbor

4.7
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1262 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Black Pearl Ann Arbor is an upscale seafood and martini bar with a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our food and service is some of the best you will find in all of Ann Arbor. We have an extensive martini, beer and wine menu - a little something for everyone. Our guests range from executives to students and everyone in between. We offer food and drink specials daily and weekly. Whether you are looking for dinner or drinks and apps after a University of Michigan athletic event, we here at the Black Pearl Ann Arbor welcome the opportunity to show our guests a wonderful evening. Our award-winning Fish Tacos are simply the best you will ever have!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1262 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElyseB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service although I made a reservation early and we were put at a small booth in the back by the restrooms and stairs after I was told there was a wait to be seated outside.

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vipKenA
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was yummy. I recommend you make a reservation through Open Table.

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vipScott
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside and had a very enjoyable time. Special occasion was a college visit for our daughter.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Best clam chowder we’ve ever had. We will definitely be back.

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Laurie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Always great ambiance. Wonderful service! Disappointed with the fish tacos. Normally they are beyond fantastic but meh. Not sure what is changed but little flavor, fish overcooked. Would not order it again and it was a fave. Sorry.

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JohnK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outside seating; great food ; friendly staff; nice selection of cocktails

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Valeria
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The drinks are good and the staff is friendly.
Sadly, the food was average. I expected more for that price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome patio seating!

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starbagoz
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Meh. It was fine. Nothing exciting about this place. We’d never go back. The menu is limited. There is only about 6 entrees to choose from. You’d expect that they do those entrees really well. You’d be wrong. $20 for a bland hamburger with meat that tasted like they got it from Gordon Food Service is one of those options. We had a party of 10 and no one really thought the food was good other than the person who got Ahi Tuna. So I guess come to Black Pearl if you want Ahi Tuna. Otherwise go to one of the other million restaurants in Ann Arbor if you want good food. This place had great service but that was the only redeeming quality.

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vipCarrie
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, the food was very good. Our server was attentive and very friendly.

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scottb
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed a great meal at the Black Pearl, highly recommend the Coconut Shrimp appetizer and the fish tacos. The only thing that kept this review from being a 5 across the board was that it took them 45 minutes past our reservation time to seat us at a table and another 10+ minutes before anyone came to the table after we were seated,

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Greg
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My son and I chose the Black Pearl during our trip to Ann Arbor this past weekend. The food and service were great. The coconut shrimp appetizer was perhaps the best I've ever had. If you dine here, be sure to order it. The outdoor seating in front of the restaurant provided a very lively, yet relaxing, atmosphere.

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vipA2diner
Detroit
105 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Black Pearl continues to do a great job in these challenging times. Outdoor seating appropriately distanced, staff ALWAYS wear mask. Food, Coconut shrimp (4th added so we each had 2), Tuna and Pasta Gone Bayou were all excellent! Patrick, our waiter was outstanding, professional, experienced. Would be nice if Ann Arbor would close Main Street more days of the week than just weekends to help the restauranteurs increase table space and sell more meals. Our favorite spot on Main Street

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It’s more of a bar than restaurant.

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sharonm
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience to dine with friends in Ann Arbor. Jeff was a great server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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CindyH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fish Tacos in the land!!! Great service and love the ambience.

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CathyS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Expensive and small portions.. Service good and food/drinks good. Not much to choose from on the menu. Good martinis!

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MichaelE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Not exactly sure the staff made any effort to honor our ahead of time reservation, perhaps understandable with the CV19 situation. The food was average at best. I don't recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend and we had an amazing time! Food was great (fish tacos ftw) and service was even better (thank you Jonathan). Can’t wait to come back!

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vipRobertH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

enjoyed the experience, good food, nice job handling the situation with covid

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Cate
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and guests took social distancing into consideration and we were able to sit inside and outside later on. The drinks and service were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving to a new city

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vipSueP
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it. The food, service, and the outdoor venue were great. Arina (sp?)was fantastic. We will be back.

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vipfoodie
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish tacos were delicious. Chicken wings special amazingly flavorful ! Great wine and drinks!! Perfect service!!

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eatout
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a good meal and great service here.

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Amanda
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish tacos, as always

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TrungKy
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place because they are so kind and generous.

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JonathanR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Pearl took every effort to provide a safe dining experience for the customers. Outside dining with appropriate distancing between tables was made available. The servers wore protective masks and gloves. My wife and I frequently eat here and there was no compromise on the quality of the food. Highly recommend it. Say hi, to Chef James!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Black Pearl! We enjoyed sitting outside. We enjoyed the Cava from Barcelona, shrimp, whitefish dip. Fish tacos, and tuna!

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vipA2diner
Detroit
106 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Pearl was outstanding. Great job of social distancing outside (and inside). All the staff diligently wore masks. Menu slightly reduced with the supply chain issues and they were able to have most the favorites. Well prepared, fresh and flavorful. Service with Mallory and team was excellent! City of Ann Arbor made a great decision closing streets for pedestrian traffic and expanded outdoor seating, allowing improved distancing.
Highly recommend the Black Pearl.

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JamesC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT SERVICE, FOOD, AND DRINKS. LOVE THE TUNA AND FISH TACOS

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BMRed
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, extremely friendly staff, and efficient service. Especially enjoyed the fish tacos. Refined and hospitable atmosphere. Overall great experience.

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visitor123
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was our first dinner out since February. So, it was nice to eat outside. The traffic was noisy and I wish the city would eliminate cars on the restaurant section of Main St. The fish tacos were as terrific as ever, though. It’s worth it if you haven’t been out in a while.

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TiffanyM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic per usual! Excellent service and very respectful of social distancing. A+

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The whole open table was a mess. We arrive 15 min early. Asked for a table outside and was place on another list. We waited 45 min only to have people that arrive after us be seated. They would put two people at four place table but would not put 2 two place tables together to make a four place. The hostess was a mess. The server was good though

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vipAA50
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fish tacos were great as always. The tuna tartare is different; I think it's made differently, missed the slices of cucumber and the red hot sauce.
They did a great with Covid restrictions; 6 feet between tables, all staff wearing masks and frequent changing of gloves. The outside tables looked a a little closer, but that may have been customers moving them.

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LisaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and coctails! Servers wore masks and patio tables were spaced apart well for some nice al fresco dining!

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Amazing food, drinks, and general ambiance. In general, we observed a lot of failure to protect the employees from customer who didn’t care to follow safety protocols. It’s important that my patronage goes to companies and establishments that value their employees highly and it did not seem that there was anyone designated to enforce these standards. I understand capacity limits restrict available staff, but this can be resolved by empowering your staff to stand up for their own safety and health without fear of retaliation.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Didn’t care for our specific waitress. Everything else was great as usual

FAQs

Black Pearl Ann Arbor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 222-0400.

Black Pearl Ann Arbor is rated 4.7 stars by 1262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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