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Black Pearl Ann Arbor

885 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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Cross street
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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!
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 885 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

ImpatientAndHungry (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

CarynC (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The burger and fish tacos are always winners! Don't miss out on their awesome appetizer selections. We always order a few to share for the group.

LauraS (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Such friendly staff and amazing food. We went with a large party and surprised my boyfriend for his birthday. The experience was perfect. Thank you !!

Yooper (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great dinner, met my son and 3 of his friends for dinner. Great food and service, at a fair price!

terryflood (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The Black Pearl is a consistent "go-to" in the Ann Arbor Main Street scene. Great location, excellent ambiance, excellent food with a nice selection of "specials" on specific days. Service is always outstanding and they have a nice bar with an excellent selection of drinks.

Ross99 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food and service were outstanding, especially if you like seafood. If you are in the mood for a drink, order one of their excellent cocktails. On the flip side, no beer on tap and somewhat disappointing wine menu. Could use a few more options on dessert too. But, overall the quality of the food make this place a must go in A2.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Fish tacos and cocktails were delicious. Avocado crab toast was extremely disappointing. Pasta Gone Bayou had nice flavor but just seemed like a mildly spicy mac n cheese. Wife was happy with the Cioppino. I will return for drinks and tacos but not much else.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went once years ago and decided to go for my husband's and I's wedding anniversary because we were craving seafood. The oysters were fresh and delicious and shucked well. The scallops were amazing, cooked to perfection (I've had a few restaurants overcook scallops). We loved our cocktails. Great for a date!

JP12 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Fortunately, we were seated in the back room; we had visiting friends in town and we wanted to have a conversation. The food was fabulous.

RTH01 (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food, good service but too noisy! Had to shout to talk to each other!

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The staff is friendly and willing to accommodate individual tastes. They never let your beverages run dry or even close to dry. Someone is always nearby to help you. The Pinot Gris is one of the best I've tasted. My wife and I each chose a different shrimp appetizer and loved them both - on with buffalo sauce and the other with house-made chips and guacamole. We each had the burger as our entree. The burger was infused with great spices and its out texture and flavor was nicely charred without being overdone. The bun was a brioche with a nice crunch to it. In the past, I've had their coffee-crusted filet mignon and it was exceptional. I've been to this place 5 times now and have never been delighted each time. I've a very selective foodie that arrives with high expectations and this place does not disappoint.

NFry (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

My friends and I have been to Black Pearl for Ann Arbor restaurant week before and really enjoyed it so we thought we would go back. Unfortunately, the restaurant week menu was so disappointing that they chose not to order from it. I did order from and did not enjoy my dinner and wished I too had ordered a burger. I would not go back after this experience

Aartika (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

My husband and I had been wanting to go here for a long time. We made use of the Ann Arbor Restaurant week. All the menu items were delicious! I have celiac and my GF options were super tasty too, in fact it's safe to say that my GF entree was better than my husband's pasta :) Will surely go here again!

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Love this venue for dinner!

Kate (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Another good trip to The Black Pearl for restaurant week. Enjoyed the food (as always), good service, a little loud (as always). Will be back again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Very good meal

vipVegAA (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service & drinks! Tacos are the best!

EstherU (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

As everyone knows the fish taco's and drinks are fabulous...and happy hour gives you a nice variety of items! Always festive place to be!