We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Go Go GO”

The Black Pearl Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 170 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go Go GO”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great experience. 5 gold stars. Service is top notch. Chief loves what he/she does because the food is wonderful. Make sure you have the apple dessert with homemade ice cream. Small setting be sure to make a reservation.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Mary K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

279 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    216
    34
    22
    2
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“this is the best place in pinellas county!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

my favorite local restaurant since the 1980s (when it operated under a different name). if you love fine dining, this is one of the best places in the area to find it. the menu is compiled by the onsite chef who always chooses the best available seasonal selections to serve, that said the menu is ever changing and always something new to try each time you go. a great menu of many original dishes and with lots of variety. i have eaten at this place many times and i have never had anything but an out of the world dining experience. yes it is a small dining room but they do not pack the place, they actually turn people away rather than rush the patrons through the meal or stack them in. parking is around the corner but who cares, walk is worth the experience. the locale is wonderful, with the old down-town city feel. the space is beautifully done and very intimate, when you enter you feel as though your are transport back in time to lounge days of art deco's height. the china and glass wear are vintage depression era gems, which make the place setting sparkle and are simply stunning. the wait staff makes you feel like a million, as if you have your own personal butler at you service, as they preform all the old school traditions of proper services (lost art only a few restaurants continue today). call them in advance they will bring in special slices of meat for your meal that you request even though they are not on the menu. the owners are accessible and onsite. the prices on the menu are inexpensive for the quality, portion size, creativity, and level of knowledge and service. the food itself is the star, its outstanding! you must not miss this experience if you love upscale cuisine. you should make a reservation or arrive early, they are always busy!

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank LAWEATS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Victoria, BC
Level Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Black Pearl is a gem”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Without a doubt, this small fine-dining restaurant is the best in Dunedin and in all probability, one of the best in this part of Florida. It only sits about 35 people so reservations are a must. Food is both creating and delicious. Their house wine is very good and reasonably priced. While the menu isn't huge. there is something for everyone. While this is not an inexpensive restaurant, given the service and quality, we felt the price was well worth it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank John3554
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dunedin, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"If you have the means....:”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Easily the best in class for Dunedin, probably in Pinellas County.

When you're ready to shell out for a special occasion or impress a date, this is the place. Mostly French influences, Continental food, winelist, the whole magilla. Skillfully prepared and presented by an attentive staff.

Very small, only a few tables so reservations are a must. You will love the food and being fussed over. I can't wait to get back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Pablo34187
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dunedin, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ambiance, Food, Service: EXCELLENT!”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

It had been several years since dining at The Black Pearl and we could not have been more pleasantly surprised. The new decor is sophisticated, quiet and inviting. The menu has a great variety of dishes; Our meal - filet with a fantastic sauce and planked salmon was excellent and beautifully presented. We were not rushed but not ignored. We were celebrating our anniversary and could not have chosen a better restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Geri W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Black Pearl Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Black Pearl Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing