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“Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Blackwater Lounge

Blackwater Lounge
231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
+1 218-740-0436
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Ranked #24 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Black Water Lounge is Duluth's premiere martini lounge. With a full bar, hand-crafted cocktails, exquisite lounge food, live jazz music and lady's night, Black Water is the finest upscale martini bar in the Duluth-Superior area. Black Water Lounge is located in Duluth's Old Downtown and was once the home of the Black Bear Lounge in the historic Greysolon Plaza. Host an event at Black Water's Manhattan Room - perfecy for Anniversary Parties, Engagement Parties, Birthdays & Corporate Gatherings! Rent the entire lounge on a Sunday for your larger group!
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We decided to go here for the specials for Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week and a birthday celebration. Service was terrible, it took 45 minutes to get just appetizers. The specials for Restaurant Week sounded good, but were nothing special, the stuffed shrimp was marginal at best, the lobster bisque soup was so so too, the roll that came with the soup was microwaved so much that by the time it came to the table was hard as a rock! The pear salad was very good and along with the asparagus were the highlights of the meal. The dessert, there was only one option, which we had to ask our server, cause she had gotten lost along the way and forgot about our table and the dessert, the cake was dry and unappealing, no one finished it. Our table had empty plates and glasses the whole time, drinks were empty and had to ask four times for someone to get different drinks, check etc. cause our waitress had disappeared!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Rick,

Thank you for your honesty and review of Black Water Lounge. Our sincere apologies for your last expereince. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. It is our mission statement to give each and every guest the best service and quality in everything we do. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to connect with you.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Katie Marturano
Marketing Director
New London Corporation
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Duluth, MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Amazing food, amazing drinks, atmosphere is glamorous, I can't say enough about this place, there are very few classy places in Duluth and this is one of them. Only hard thing is there can be a long wait if you come with a large group of people on the weekend.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and comments! We are so grateful to have you as a customer and look forward to seeing you again at the Lounge soon!
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MN
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Martini Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Upscale bar in the Greysolon building. Good martinis, but not great. Jazz entertainment. May go here again.

Visited March 2013
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments! We look forward to seeing you at Black Water Lounge again soon!
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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice place with a good view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were here recently for a small wedding reception.

The service was excellent and genuine, not painted on. The choice of food and the quality is very good. I had the beef tips which weren't the best I've had but they were good. Menu prices were surprisingly good.

The atmosphere is nice and cozy in here and as a bonus it has a great overview of Lake Superior.

A great place for a dinner on a special occasion!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful and kind review! We look forward to seeing you at Black Water Lounge again soon. We greatly appreciate your business!
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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242 reviews 242 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Martinis and Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Very nice lounge with darkwood paneling decor. Friendly staff awaits to make your visit satisfying. Live jazz music on a Tuesday nite when we were there. Very fresh sushi appetizers that I highly recommend trying. The selection of martinis is very good, but they will also custom make one to your liking. Martinis and sushi are half-price on Thursdays. Comfortable seating and elegently decorated for a nice overall experience. They also have a full menu for dining out. One of the best in Duluth.

Visited February 2013
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Katie M, Marketing Director at Blackwater Lounge, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you at Black Water Lounge again soon.
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