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Black Pearl Ann Arbor

4.6
922 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

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Phone number
(734) 222-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Wilhelm
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Liberty
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Parking details
There is ample parking behind our building and structures only a block away.

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Public transit
Bus and taxi stops within the block.
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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, Nancy O'Piela for more information. We welcome the opportunity to serve you!
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
What 922 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice night. Food was excellent and well prepared. Different and delicious.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We celebrated my best friends 22nd birthday and had one of the best dining experiences ever. Everyone was kind and helpful.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was great! A great place to spend Mother’s Day!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Another great meal

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We have dined at the Black Pearl several times and it never lets us down. The martinis are creative and delicious...Grapefruitini, Nutty Alexander, Cajun Corpse Reviver. The food is amazing, with a good variety and plenty of flavor. Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always good food and good service. Easy downtown AA eatery.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First time at the Black Pearl after walking by about 100 times and saying "we need to try that place sometime". Glad we finally did. Food/service/ambience are great. Sat at the window area (which was open because it was finally nice enough outside). Great place to people watch.
Can't wait to go back and sit outside this summer, because we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Cocktails and food were outstanding. Popular place on a Friday night so reservations recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We love black pearl. It’s our sexiest go-to date spot.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The Fish Tacos are Yummy! Everything we had was very, very tasty! The service was great and the management was very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this dining experience. A little pricey but worth the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Really enjoyed our meals (Carmel apple salmon, half chicken and s’mores & ice cream). The service was great.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Really good food and service. Friday nights are loud and lively! Not a good place if you want to have a quiet conversation or talk business. The back room is a bit more quiet. Request the back room if easy conversation is your goal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing service, drinks & food! Fun pre-grad vibe!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Consistently good food

Great burgers and fish tacos

Love the Ann Arbor Cosmo drink!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Table was ready when we arrived. Food was delicious, the service was great and the portions were good.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall great meal. Ambiance was a little loud but there was a sporting event on TV. Matthias our server was great and made some excellent suggestions.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was amazing! The food was great, serve prompt, and staff were friendly

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fish tacos are great, give them a try. Drinks were average

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We dined at 7:00 and the place was quite full, energetic but not too loud. Our food, especially the East Coast oysters and the swordfish, was delicious. The fish tacos, raved about in a few other reviews, were in our opinion good enough to try again some day but not good enough to rave about. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs without being intrusive. Will be back again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The fish tacos and coconut shrimp were very good

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best swordfish my husband ever had, very fresh! Fish tacos, the house specialty, were excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service was excellent. They brought my husband the wrong meal but they were all over it. It was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. The food is fabulous. Five stars all around.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Placed a reservation 4 days in advance, still waited over 45 minutes for a table that night. Good food with moderately sized proportions, but poor service

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very good experance waiter was excellant!Love the fish tacos!! fish was excellant

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great Fish Tacos. I will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always the Fish taco's are the go-to menu item. My group ordered the pork chops which were just OK, the Enchilada which was again, just OK and 2 Fish taco's which were excellent. The calamari appetizer was small and the presentation was not very appealing although it tasted fine with a very light breading.

Black Pearl is a noisy restaurant so if you are looking for quiet conversation this is not the place. The bar is an excellent date option however.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Our main purpose for the evening was to have oysters. Some were ok size but others were soooo small, we could only see the mantle of oysters. If all oysters are the same price, quality should be the same.

Also there were six of us and they put gratuity of 20 percent without informing beforehand.

We had pork too sweet and beef odd taste what they call creative.

We all felt ripped off.
We don't go there again.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The entire experience was great. I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere was superb.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I get that it is in the heart of Ann Arbor and when there is a Michigan Big Ten championship game on but when there are only less than 20 people in the room including staff, I would assume service would have been better. Took about 15 minutes after we sat down for the waitress to realize we were sitting at her section while we were watching her watch the game. The food was not worth the price. The pasta gone bayou's chicken tasted like it had spent a long time in the freezer. The cioppino's first 3 bites bits of sand, and for a seafood restaurant I would have expected the clams/muscles to have been thoroughly cleaned. When I mentioned it to the waitress all she did was shrugged and said it happens. For the price of the food I expected more especially in downtown Ann Arbor.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We’re regulars or should I say were regulars until this time.
After couple of drinks our server made a statement if it’s too much for us? Really? We laughed and of course he said it jokingly, but who tells customers something like that?
It’ll be awhile before we’ll consider to go back. Cheers.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food and service are good, but the restaurant is VERY noisy.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Took my boyfriend for his 33rd birthday as low-key date!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Black Pearl continues to impress. The microgreen salad is so tasty. Cocktails excellent. Andrew provided welcoming, refined service. Also, the importance of the manager stopping at each table to say hello and ensure all is going well can not be underestimated. A personal touch. Thank you, Michael!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Meet some friends

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

One of my best meals in Ann Arbor. Very nice menu options and excellent service!!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best service, great drinks!! Quite date location.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good food, very good service. Seafood themed. Overall well worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. We'll definitely be returning!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was good, had the tuna tar tar and the crab for appetizers. The fish tacos and the pork chop was great. That whipped sweet potato that came with the pork was amazing. The martinis are good, we recommend the chocolate and the orange martinis. It is dim lit with table lamps so good atmosphere for a date. Staff was friendly and informative of items on the menu. Overall good experience.
Thanks!

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