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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (39 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great team, everyone was very nice to us!! Black decor very pretty and sexy. Busy trendy hot spot it was packed. Will return when we are in town.

Thank ShuGirl6
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The hotel front desk recommended the Black Pearl. I tried it and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was by myself, and went a bit early for dinner, 6:00. The restaurant was quite crowded with a big mix of people enjoying the evening. The menu has...More

Thank David D
BPonMain, Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so thrilled that your hotel recommend us to you! May I ask which hotel you stayed in, so that I can contact them and thank them properly? I hope that next time you are in town, you will dine with us again! We...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We often meet friends here to start our evening out. Great atmosphere, excellent cocktails and tasty appetizers. Highly recommend out favorite martini bar.

Thank kesaeljo64
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Came here for dinner, and the atmosphere is very nice; classy, but not uptight. We started with the steak tips as an appetizer which were very good, and then I had the Diablo Chicken Sandwich for my main course. The sandwich was very good, and...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We went to the black pearl with a group of 12 people for restaurant week. The menu was quite good and sophisticated, the ambiance was great. But at the end the waitress told us she couldn't share the bill (more than 600 box) in more...More

Thank charlotte-vanacker
BPonMain, Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Black Pearl. We hope that you will give us another try in the future, so we can show you how much we value your experience. If you do decide to come...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you are up for drinks, that place might be good for you, but if you want to have a dinner, you need to go somewhere else first

Thank VB0901
BPonMain, Manager at Black Pearl Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your dinner at the Black Pearl. We would love for you to come back and give us another try. I might suggest the fish tacos - they're an award winning item!

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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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