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“A Gem of a Place”

The Black Pearl Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 171 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At the Black Pearl Restaurant, creating a one of a kind dining experience is our goal, every dish from the warm ciabatta bread to the homemade vanilla bean ice cream is made in house, and to order especially for you. We believe life is too short to eat bad food.
Whitefish, MT
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Place”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

This a great restaurant in the town of Dunedin. After a long flight and day we arrived at this Gem of a Place. The service was exceptional and they were very accomodating when my husband and I wanted to share the entree. We did order an appetizer as well as dessert.
We ordered off the nightly specials and had the pork belly appetizer; the Chilean Sea bass entree, and i can't remeber the name for the dessert but it was all absolutely outstanding! The portions are ample and I am glad we shared as I would not have been able to eat all of the entree otherwise.
We love everything about this place and everytime we come to town we make a point to dine here.
I highly recommend you visit this place if you are looking for fine dining .

Visited May 2012
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Lake Mary, Florida
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“High class!!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

To eat in this restaurant you need to make reservation. We didn't know, so we walked right in, however the staff was very educated and offered us other places where we can eat.

Visited May 2012
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zzrock45, Owner at The Black Pearl Restaurant, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Hi Eva,

Sorry you were not able to dine with us on the 29th. Hopefully you will visit us in the near future.

Yes, on weekends we do require reservations, but, Monday thru Thursday it is fairly
easy to come right in and be seated.

Sincerely

Tony - The Black Pearl
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Dunedin, Florida
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

This is a really special restaurant for a special dinner....quiet and intimate, charming service, and food that is definitely top of the scale!

Visited January 2012
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Thank Lonsgal
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Go Ahead and Splurge. You're worth it.”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

The Black Pearl provides an excellent dining experience from their knowledgable, and definitely unstuffy, staff to their varied and enticing menu. Do not miss a course or you'll find yourself longingly staring at someone's appetizer or dessert at another table. Afterwards you can enjoy a walk through downtown Dunedin, to the park or down to the pier.
P.S. At the rear of the restaurant on glass shelves is a fun selection of stemware. Don't be afraid to ask your server if you can have your glass of wine in one of your choice. :)

  • Visited February 2012
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Port Richey, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“average”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Mediocre food, but at least it was expensive. The atmosphere was the one really good thing about the restaurant. The dining experience was average and way overpriced.

Visited January 2012
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Thank tomjhayden
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zzrock45, Owner at The Black Pearl Restaurant, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Hi Tom,

It is always important to us that guests have a convenient outlet for comment and
advice on their dining experience . Either in person or through an outlet such as this.

We can fix problems , address area's of improvement, or possibly bask in the glow
of a job well done.

What makes this only a little harder is responding to obviously false reviews such as your own.

I do understand that you have an ulterior motive and I respect that, But at least go to the trouble of doing a little research. Tell people what you think you had to eat that was not up to your high standards or possibly the name of the server you were unhappy with.
Sincerely
Tony - The Black Pearl
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