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Black Bar & Grill

#133 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Australian, Grill, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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80 Pyrmont Street | Level G, Harbourside, The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (Formerly Black by Ezard)
+61 2 9657 9109
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you JB (restaurant manager) and chefs on an exceptional meal , your personal wine recommendation which was first class and overall your superior professionalism. World class and nothing less.

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Thank Cairnsagents8899
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Black is my go-to restaurant when I'm out of ideas. Celebrated friend's birthday -Saturday lunch. Wagyu steak is the specialty here and you won't be disappointed. A bit pricey but at $70-80 per head, you guaranteed a perfect steak, starters, desert and wine. A bit more per head if you have wagyu!! Extensive wine selection, great view and polished service.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Left disappointed by our meal. For a steak house, the meat should be the highlight yet at Black it was disappointing. We had a sampling plate and the pork was overcooked, the remainder just average. We were left enjoying our sides more than our mains (the peas were nice). Not a lot of good choices on the dessert menu. Given... More 

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Thank Andrew K
Sydney
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came here to see a show (Monday) at The Star. Great opportunity to have your meal a little early, allowing you plenty of time to dine and late go the the bar for drinks. Service was impeccable and the view towards the Maritime Museum/Darling Harbour is great. This is a very large restaurant and can get a little noisy,... More 

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Thank Azurewaters14
sydney,aus
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142 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went there recently on a Sunday evening with family and we all enjoyed it very much .I loved my entry of lobster tail as well as the steak which they do an excellent job, Also their chocolate dessert is to die for. The service this time was great but on Christmas day was a bit of a disaster when we... More 

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Thank cleoSydney_aus
Management response:

Dear Cleo, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are glad we got the chance to show you a real Black experience after our challenging Christmas Day. Thanks again for your patience on that day and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was exceptional. We ordered the steaks and they were cooked to perfection. Also ordered the duck and this was great too. Had a Bulgarian lady serving us and she was very attentive to our needs and as such the service was exceptional too. I would only recommend that the restaurant is a bit more generous with their complimentary... More 

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Thank John M
Management response:

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed our signature dishes and service. I will most certainly pass on your valid feedback regarding the condiment servings. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Black soon. Kindest Regards More 

Nenagh, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Ordered mixed steak and pork/lamb platters x2. One order rare but 3 medium. They were inedible. The pork and lamb raw, it was unbelievable. We couldn't complain as our host would have been upset so left it be but I hope never to go back there. The price of the wine beyond stupid, would decant a bottle of house plonk... More 

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1 Thank Joan L
Management response:

Dear Joan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are disappointed to hear that your visit wasn't satisfactory to say the least. We understand you may have felt uncomfortable to communicate your issues on the night, but in doing so, this may have given us the chance to turn it around. I have certainly passed on... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant maitreD and a wonderful waitress. We loved the banter. Fabulously tender steaks, we would have loved to eat more but we're a bit too jet lagged. It was a great evening made so by the staff and yummy food.

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Thank 1memory
Management response:

Dear 1memory, Thank you for taking the time to post of your experience. Although we consider ourselves at the top of our game in style and service we do love a bit of banter still. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest... More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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204 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is probably up there with the best steaks in Sydney. Amazing Wagyu short ribs.Specializing in 'share' plates like the rib eye on the bone. They have a wine list that is about as comprehensive as a bible. You know the saying: Once you go BLACK you will probably go back. #facxual_events 

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Thank Jimmy D
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Dear Jimmy, Thank you for taking the time to write your post, we enjoyed reading it and love that you were able to enjoy some of the dishes we are known for. As for our wine list, yes it's certainly not a short read, but again so many amazing options! Thank again and we hope to welcome you back soon.... More 

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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Took husband here for his birthday, not having any clue what to expect, just that we had an entertainment card voucher. Prices were expensive as expected, but we decided to go all out and try the wagyu tasting plate (think that's what it's called) with the asparagus salad. When the meat comes out, you think "is that all??" But wow.... More 

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Thank Olivia L
Management response:

Dear Olivia, Thank you for taking the time to share such kind words. We will most definitely pass on your compliments to the chef. We do have a premium price on some of our items, but they are sure worth it as you have seen for yourself. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Grill, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Pyrmont Street | Level G, Harbourside, The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (Formerly Black by Ezard)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9657 9109
Description
BLACK Bar & Grill's menu presents the finest steakhouse cuisine inspired by contemporary Australia and its seasonal produce.With stylish décor and stunning views of the Sydney harbour and the city backdrops, you'll enjoy an entirely novel dining experience. The menu showcases the best Australian produce with innovative flavour combinations, including a wide variety of seafood and an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. The wine list is very extensive, indicative of a true contemporary steakhouse, complementing the menu perfectly. A completely separate bar welcomes guests in with comfortable seating, creative cocktails and a delicious bar menu should you choose to graze over some snacks.

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