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“Charming, Filled with Locals”
Review of Black Pearl

Black Pearl
Ranked #34 of 265 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $55
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always take it as a good sign when locals frequent a restaurant/bar and this place definitely passed that test. Energetic atmosphere but still low key enough to enjoy our meal. The portions were huge and the service was laid back, but still warm and attentive. Good place to go when other places are already closed.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank JenniferRNYC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited the restaurant this past weekend to take advantage of the beautiful weather in Newport. When we arrived, we had a short wait, so we just sat at the bar and had a drink. When we were seated, the waitress informed us she would be with us shortly, but it took about twenty minutes for her to come back and even take our drink orders and an appetizer. We chalked it up to the fact that the restaurant was slightly busy. Another couple was seated next to us, and their drink and appetizer orders were taken immediately.

Our beverages finally came (their whiskey sours are really, really good!), but no appetizer. We figured maybe it was just taking a bit longer to come out, and ordered our food. At this time, the couple beside us received their appetizers and drinks.

Finally, our food came out, but we still never got our appetizer. The food was very good - decent sized portions and very fresh. I reminded our waitress that we had ordered an appetizer, and she said that it was probably ready at this time, but my guess is that she just forgot to put the order in. We had finished our meals by the time the appetizer came out to us. To her credit, she took it off the bill, but it was just a very strange approach to the situation.

All in all, I would recommend this restaurant, but maybe go on a day that isn't as busy so components of your meal aren't forgotten?

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank CJ020695
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best New England clam chowder and bay scallops in Newport! We actually ate here upon arrival and had our last meal Here before leaving! Definitely recommend!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dogman24u
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner with two couples. Wonderful selection and great service.
Try the Shepherd's Pie or Soft Shell Crabs. The place is warm and friendly and the new red - bricked walk way brings old world charm to the area.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank X9197ZRPeter
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

The clam chowder is amazing! I was here last year and made sure I returned for the chowder. Also had the halibut which was very good.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank brinkm55
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