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Black Pearl Ann Arbor

302 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
+1 734-222-0400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (41 reviews)
“crab dip” (3 reviews)
“honey lime” (2 reviews)
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All hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
302 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every course, from appetizers to dessert, is delicious. The entrees all come with an interesting side, which makes choosing a difficult task. The salmon tartare appetizer with avocado is superb; the house-made won tons make it special. I had the salmon with curry sauce for...More

Thank pegtmd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a pre-show dinner. Fabulous service and excellent food. Something to satisfy everyone. The wait staff and management are always attentive and understand the importance of timing and customer service. Capped with great food options, interesting drinks and an acceptable wine list. Makes the...More

Thank rodbeer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent evening and meal in downtown Ann Arbor the last time we visited. Drinks were good and food was delicious! We'll be back for sure!

Thank DavisRe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed with our meals. Considering all the local competition, Black Pearl better up its game. Oysters were small & over priced, (but good for what were served). A favorite, cioppino was mostly mussels, little fish, a watery soup without much flavor. Fish tacos - basically...More

Thank Don C
BPonMain, Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am extremely sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your meals. I would love to invite you back to give us another try! If you would like to take me up on my offer, please let me know when you are coming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reservations for seven people on a Thursday evening. The table was available … and it went downhill from there. There were NO set-ups, the waitress (Farah) took more than 10 minutes to arrive; she took 4 of the seven drink orders and walked...More

Thank WGibson648
BPonMain, Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am terribly sorry to hear of your poor service at dinner; there is absolutely no excuse for this. If you are up to giving us another try, please call the restaurant at (734) 222-0400 and ask for Jennifer or one of our other managers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful meal we had! We loved the buffalo shrimp appetizer and also shared a fish taco. That taco was the best hands down fish taco we have ever had!! We both loved our entrees too. I had the special trout and my partner...More

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We wandered into Black Pearl late on a Thursday night and were welcomed and given a very nice table outside. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. We had the Ahi Tuna, the Seafood Bowl (had a fancier name but I don't remember it) and...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you are on Main st. between 5 and 6pm be sure to stop into the Black Pearl. They have the best fish tacos and wonderful fries served with their housemate spicy ketchup. The happy hour drinks are reasonably priced but if you order a...More

1  Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The pearl opened for lunch today for the are fair. Fish tacos are the best this side of Hawaii. An afternoon martini is just what I needed. Truly on of the best places around. If anyone rates this place less than 5 stars, unfriend them...More

Thank Randy F
BPonMain, Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Black Pearl! The fish tacos really are THAT good - aren't they?!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

First time here, sat outside on a great evening and had some super fish tacos. Lots of Martinis to choose from as well. I had a bourbon something tini so good I had another. Will be back!

1  Thank elindoo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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