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About Black Pearl Ann Arbor

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 show, or after any 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!

302 S Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Liberty

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 222-0400

Website:
http://www.blackpearlannarbor.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample parking behind our building and structures only a block away.

Public Transit:
Bus and taxi stops within the block.

Executive Chef:
James Wilhelm

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Black Pearl Ann Arbor is equipped with presentation capabilities and is very suitable for private events. For a unique reception, social or corporate event, we offer the possibility of an exclusive buyout of the restaurant. Please contact our Event Coordinator, Jennifer Burack for more information. We welcome the opportunity to serve you!

Black Pearl Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Bar Seating (16)
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Fun (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
People Watching (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Fish tacos were delicious! Cajun Pasta dish needed more meat.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and great service. Drinks were very good. Nice location.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved it!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A favorite Ann Arbor destination. Very good food and great service. Best Tuna Tartare ever.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had an outstanding experience at Black Pearl. They did a great job

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is a gem. The food is great. They have very fresh produce because they grow their own micro greens. The staff is great. Their wait staff and servers are very attentive. You can tell the restaurant is well managed. They have an awesome cocktail bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Unhappy with the food and service. Had money added by restaurant staff to credit card after signed for at lower amount. $30 cash tip was “missing” according to the staff. Called and was told to call back because the manager said he was busy. Will not be recommending or returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Chefs table was amazing!!! Can't wait to come back again!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything was terrific! Loved the specialty cocktails in martini glasses. Shrimp avocado toast and fish tacos were delicious. Perfect for a special occasion. Service was pleasant and patient allowing us to enjoy the evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was our second time at The Black Pearl, and I️ expect that we’ll be back. We’ve enjoyed all the food, especially the seafood, and the interesting cocktails. The service is great and the ambience is fun and relaxed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our waitress was knowledgeable and accommodating; however the secondary bus service and food runners seemed untrained or perhaps ‘high’ on something making it slightly uncomfortable when this person was attempting to clear or to refill water. You weren’t sure if he was going got drop the plates or spill the water. The food however made up for that deficiency. The coconut shrimp appetizer were some of the best coconut shrimp around and the Thai calamari was excellent too. Entrees, seared scallops with risotto and roasted half-chicken, where well crafted - the kale side for the chicken was easily the best kale I have eaten.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The service was wonderful and the Fish Taco live up to there reputation.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The Black Pearl is always great. Food excellent, even better with the kitchen upgrades. Service outstanding, pleasant, prompt. Swordfish was outstanding.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic!!! The atmosphere was fun. A little loud for conversation. Appetizers were delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service and food. We’ll definitely be back soon

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Uniquely delicious food, can eat relatively light but enjoy every bite. Server was very nice and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great meal. We loved tuna tartar, calamari, beef short ribs for appetizers. Scallops, fish tacos and filet mignon were very tasty

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Liked Dinner at Black Pearl. Service was a little slow at first because they were busy but manger stepped in and got us our drinks. very accommodating to our large crowd. Overall very pleasant experience with good food and nice staff.

Tags: Fun
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a wonderful meal here. It took a few minutes after we sat down for us to get in the service queue, but once we did, things moved along at an appropriate pace. Loved the tuna tartare.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. We had a moving target for diners, and the servers did not miss a beat. The restaurant did not know how heavy our day has been, and by the time we left it was all smiles for our party. Thank you for helping us unwind.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We were sitting outside and as the sun went down it got a bit chilly so our waiter brought over blankets ! Lovely setting and great food in Ann Arbor - great service too!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Black Pearl is a solid choice. It is one of our go to restaurants. We've not had a bad meal, service or drink. Great experience all around which keeps us coming back.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food, great service, a bit pricy. Looking forward to dining there again next time we are in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Awesome as always.
Food, drinks and atmosphere are great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The Black Pearl reliably delivers superior service and great food. Innovative cocktails and a good wine list. Friendly, attentive wait staff, well managed. Consistent, enjoyable wide range of food options. One of our favorites in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service overall!!!

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

First visit was positive We were late & staff was very kind. Wait staff good, food & drinks worth the hour drive again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always a great meal and drinks at Black Pearl! Best waitstaff anywhere! Thanks to Michael and our server Farah!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 16, 2017

It helps that we were outdoors on a beautiful evening, but our group of 8 women had a very accommodating, knowledgeable waiter who had that good balance of helpful but not constantly interrupting. Interesting drinks and a fun evening.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Best burger I've had in a long time. I don't usually order a hamburger, but I'm glad I did. The bartender customized my drink and it was excellent.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I'm a regular at black pearl. Love the tuna tartare and fish tacos. Bartenders mix up amazing cocktails as well. I recommend the grapefruit martini!

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great food, interesting menu. I liked the seafood options, but there were a number of interesting dishes on the menu, and everyone liked what they got.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant with thoughtful owners. My favorite aspect of this place is that they grow their own diverse array of microgreens in-house as well as growing various vegetables offsite - very local. Along with the beautiful presentation, they're microgreens salad had huge flavor! On a Monday recently, they donated 10% of their total sales to a local non-profit farm-to-school organization in town! They care about their impact on the people around them. It has an upscale feel with reasonable pricing.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great place to spend time with my date.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our two-year anniversary here this past week. We both enjoyed a few of the speciality cocktails which were all wonderful. Michael was our server and made the evening for us. He was not intrusive but covered all details on the menu and any questions we had. I enjoyed the coffee rubbed filet & my husband the burger; Both dishes I would highly recommend. We topped the night off with a housemade desert and ice cream. The plate was decorated with "happy anniversary" and was such a special surprise. Thank you Black Pearl & Michael for a great evening. Cheers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I loved this restaurant. We started with the shrimp guacamole, served with warm homemade chips, delicious. Rather than entrees we decided to try a couple of appetizers instead. We ordered the beef tips, very tasty; then the coconut shrimp, sauce was delicious, wish they gave more shrimp, but as an appetizer, can't complain. The thyme fries were fun and filling.
Overall loved the place. Will definitely go again next time we are in town.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 23, 2017

great drinks! the doughnuts were okay, probably would try something else for dessert next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good environment for food fanciers, fine opportunity to socialize.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Organic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was the third anniversary that we celebrated at the Black Pearl. The food was excellent, but our server Rita was even better. She was thoughtful and thorough in her recommendations of food and a delight to talk to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Form over substance
Looked better than it tasted
Nothing special about it

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