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The Black Pearl Seafood and Martini Bar

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$$$
Seafood, Contemporary
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302 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (Liberty)
Bus and taxi stops within the block.
734.222.0400
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Would go again....

Stopped in for fish tacos with a friend. We sat at the bar and ate. Service was good, ditto the food and atmosphere. I don't know that I'm dying to get back there, but I certainly wouldn't turn down the offer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
spencersbride
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Very decent dinner some things could have been better lettuce had a slime on them...but the fish tacos and my husband's filet made up for the start of the meal. Overall very good service and dinner.

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Detroit
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Although the restaurant was fully booked the most accommodating hostess offered to give us a table making clear we'd need to be out before the people who had reserved it would be there. We decided to eat at the bar, which proved an equally good choice. Tony, the bartender, was as attentive and helpful as anyone could have been, all... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of the best Martini's in town in my opinion. I haven't been here for food yet, not that it doesn't look good, but I like to go here for the drinks!

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything we ordered was excellent and beautifully presented. The waitress was very knowledgable and helpful in explaining the wide food and drink selection. My only complaint was the TV set which was tuned in a basketball game. This is a fancy restaurant, not a sports bar...

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Brandon, Vermont
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

On a recent recruiting trip to various mid-western schools, we stopped in Ann Arbor, University of Michigan. Getting away from the State/University Avenue downtown, we ventured into the other Ann Arbor. There is a real community around Main Street and we had a great dinner here. I think it was the Martini Bar in the name, my favorite drink, and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Friendly staff, great martinis. We ordered crab cakes. Too much filler. Not worth the $ 16.95. Maryland Crabcakes at Real Seafood are the best.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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175 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Stopped in for fish tacos with a friend. We sat at the bar and ate. Service was good, ditto the food and atmosphere. I don't know that I'm dying to get back there, but I certainly wouldn't turn down the offer.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great place for a dress up in a crowded lounge with good drinks and decent food. Great atmosphere with 30 and 40 something's drinking martinis and dressed to impress. Cougar bar and fish taco hang out.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Sophisticated environment with a really helpful and genuinely attentive team. They accommodated our group in their private room where we enjoyed an excellent meal - all good appetizers, entrées and cocktails.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Having last eaten at the Black Pearl over two years ago, we were pleased to have friends suggest recently that we meet them there for dinner. Our previous experience was a summertime outdoor table, this time we were inside. Black Pearl 's interior is a comfortable setting, with a long bar on one side of the room, the other side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (Liberty)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and taxi stops within the block.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734.222.0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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