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Black Pearl Ann Arbor

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American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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302 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 (Liberty)
+1 734-222-0400
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like a dark, bar-like atmosphere, this is your place. Most tables are high-tops-not so good for the 50 and over set. Quite a variety of primarily fish and seafood dishes, creatively and tastily prepared. My friend had the eggplant enchilada, which she oohed and ahhed over. I was disappointed in the size of the salads- one 1 entree... More 

Thank cfklein129
Chelsea, Michigan
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237 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner here. The interior of the restaurant is very dark, so ask to be seated near the window if you need extra light. I had the St. Gin signature cocktail which was amazing! My husband had a glass of red wine which was good too. For dinner he had the clam chowder and scallops... More 

Thank Carol L
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Everything the reviews say, is TRUE! We are from out of town and tried this place at 11pm on a Saturday night after a concert. Made a reservation although I'm not sure how necessary that was. Bf and i shared the fish tacos... FULL of flavor and the best 1st fish taco experience ever. Fish was seasoned to perfection. We... More 

Thank Bronislava R
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The fish tacos are the best I have ever eaten. Overall, the food was excellent. However, it is very loud and it was a little difficult to converse with others at the table.

Thank TazzyBot
Monroe, Michigan
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We've only eaten here twice in the past year, but each time it was a very good experience! Every appetizer or entree that we have tried has been amazing with zero complaints. Yes, the fish tacos really are the best I've ever had! The coffee rubbed filet is really delicious and I love the sweet potato risotto. We've tried the... More 

Thank J M
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Like it nice clean quiet good food an environment, favorite bat at AA , need to find parking place, bad was good nice people. '

Thank Lyla P
Okemos, Michigan
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131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place was recommended by our hotel's concierge, and we are so glad we took them up on the suggestion. We were in town on a house-hunting trip and wanted to get a little better feel for Ann Arbor, so this place suited us very well. I had the Coconut Shrimp appetizer and a side salad with cherries, along with... More 

Thank Momrat3
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were so impressed by the service of not only the waitress, but the manager as well. Great food and experience!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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998 reviews
665 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I had a group dinner one evening at the Black Pearl which was very good. We had a room int he back to ourselves, and I had the filet, which was very good. The drinks were ice cold and the service was also great.

Thank HI_McDunnough
BPonMain, Guest Relations Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this review

Your comments about our Private Event space and food served is much appreciated. We look forward to your return, when we can provide you similar service in our dining room. More 

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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the Chef's Table experience! We were greeted by the manager who took our coats and showed us downstairs to the 4 seat counter right in the kitchen. You'll sit right in the kitchen and watch the Chef hard at work personally making dinner for you and up to 3 guests. All 8 courses were absolutely amazing! He takes... More 

Thank Funtwin1
BPonMain, Guest Relations Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation. We’re glad you enjoyed the evening. Chef James takes pride in ensuring the menu and the evening is perfect for each individual party. One thing of note, that special tour showed you the grow room for our microgreens. Not only does the Chef freely use these shoots of salad vegetables such as arugula, Swiss chard,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
  • Public Transportation: Bus and taxi stops within the block.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-222-0400
Black Pearl, a rare gem. Our seafood and martini bar is the kind of locales sought after and then adopted for its casual charm and welcoming ambiance. From its inception as one of the few family owned and operated single location venues in the vibrant heart of downtown Ann Arbor, the idea behind Black Pearl Ann Arbor has been to reinvent the experience of "comfortable and cool" dining and lounging. Our bar and wait staff have been selected for what their parents have taught them to do . . . to welcome everyone with love.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?