Black Pearl Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1529 S Pearl St

    Denver, CO 80210

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  • 303-777-0500

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The vegetarian mac and cheese was not good and the charge is $17 for it. My wife's food was okay. There were errors on the bill such as an extra cup of coffee. The management took off the incorrect items. Our server was nice but we had to

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★★★★★

The vegetarian mac and cheese was not good and the charge is $17 for it. My wife's food was okay. There were errors on the bill such as an extra cup of coffee. The management took off the incorrect items. Our server was nice but we had to

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I could get in to details about this place, but it's honestly not worth my time. The managers will tell you one thing on the phone, then when it comes time to live up to what they said, it's a no-go. The food is okay, the server we had

3
★★★★★

I could get in to details about this place, but it's honestly not worth my time. The managers will tell you one thing on the phone, then when it comes time to live up to what they said, it's a no-go. The food is okay, the server we had

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Black Pearl! Ahh! I hosted a birthday party at the BP this evening and was greeted with a "Please, make yourself at home"....which sounded nice until our group overhead the waitstaff openly disparaging our party with a "How many tables are they going to sit at before they can just pick one??" After our arbitrary welcome, our server was pretentiously (for no reason) rude and unapologetic for the following snafus: Bones in the fish, ignored drink refills, 30-minute wait between 1st and 2nd course, etc. Bottom line: The seasonal menu is wonderful, but the restaurant would never last if not for the location...I would recommend Black Pearl if you like being belittled by waitstaff on a Sunday. This is our second try at Black Pearl and for us, second-strike, you're out.

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★☆☆☆☆

Black Pearl! Ahh! I hosted a birthday party at the BP this evening and was greeted with a "Please, make yourself at home"....which sounded nice until our group overhead the waitstaff openly disparaging our party with a "How many tables are they going to sit at before they can just pick one??" After our arbitrary welcome, our server was pretentiously (for no reason) rude and unapologetic for the following snafus: Bones in the fish, ignored drink refills, 30-minute wait between 1st and 2nd course, etc. Bottom line: The seasonal menu is wonderful, but the restaurant would never last if not for the location...I would recommend Black Pearl if you like being belittled by waitstaff on a Sunday. This is our second try at Black Pearl and for us, second-strike, you're out.

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I have given the black pearl way to many chances to impress me, but the last 2 times I've been in have just been horrible expierences.

First the wine list is way to overpriced and the selection does not pair well with the food. I dont think you can get away with serving such nice wines with bad food!

The sevice was way off our server had B O, they were not prompt and I almost had to walk my undercooked food to the kitchen myself because our server was chatting it up with the buisser!

The Food so disopointing to see how this element in this place has fallen so far down.The food used to be good now its just sloppy and amateurly done. our whole table sent back our food from the BAD oysters to the undercooked poultry!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have given the black pearl way to many chances to impress me, but the last 2 times I've been in have just been horrible expierences.

First the wine list is way to overpriced and the selection does not pair well with the food. I dont think you can get away with serving such nice wines with bad food!

The sevice was way off our server had B O, they were not prompt and I almost had to walk my undercooked food to the kitchen myself because our server was chatting it up with the buisser!

The Food so disopointing to see how this element in this place has fallen so far down.The food used to be good now its just sloppy and amateurly done. our whole table sent back our food from the BAD oysters to the undercooked poultry!

Pros: great location

Cons: Food, service , Wine list

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We love the frequently changing items than enhance their old standbys. We always order the peppers. Sunday's are half price wine nights, so a great way to try something new.

5
★★★★★

We love the frequently changing items than enhance their old standbys. We always order the peppers. Sunday's are half price wine nights, so a great way to try something new.

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Certainly a pearl! My husband and I love any chance we get to dine at the Black Pearl. The ambience--cozy small setting with rustic architecture and a hip vibe contributes positively to the experience. And the food...ah...eclectic mix of choices. We also love how they can put a spin on old favorites (our kids like it when mac-n-cheese hits the menu.)

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★★★★★

Certainly a pearl! My husband and I love any chance we get to dine at the Black Pearl. The ambience--cozy small setting with rustic architecture and a hip vibe contributes positively to the experience. And the food...ah...eclectic mix of choices. We also love how they can put a spin on old favorites (our kids like it when mac-n-cheese hits the menu.)

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The Black Pearl is in a great fun location, the outside firepit can't be beat! The food is always excellent, the shisito peppers are a must!! And, the service is aways immpeccable.The Black Pearl is one of our favorite restaurants. The wine pairing dinners are especially delicious and fun, fun, fun!!

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★★★★★

The Black Pearl is in a great fun location, the outside firepit can't be beat! The food is always excellent, the shisito peppers are a must!! And, the service is aways immpeccable.The Black Pearl is one of our favorite restaurants. The wine pairing dinners are especially delicious and fun, fun, fun!!

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I have been to this restaurant 6 times total four times for drinks and appetizers and 2 for dinner. The drink and appetizer The bartender was friendly and made wonderful drinks for us (Mojitos)
As for the dining experience it leaves something to be desired. I have tasted 2 duck dishes that were disgusting and way too oily, the homemade tortellini wasn?t cooked completely, and the Salmon was over cooked. The WORST part about the dining experience was the wait staff; our waiter was snotty and gave other people preferential treatment while he left others with empty water glasses and snide remarks. Will not be returning for dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to this restaurant 6 times total four times for drinks and appetizers and 2 for dinner. The drink and appetizer The bartender was friendly and made wonderful drinks for us (Mojitos)
As for the dining experience it leaves something to be desired. I have tasted 2 duck dishes that were disgusting and way too oily, the homemade tortellini wasn?t cooked completely, and the Salmon was over cooked. The WORST part about the dining experience was the wait staff; our waiter was snotty and gave other people preferential treatment while he left others with empty water glasses and snide remarks. Will not be returning for dinner.

Pros: Calamari and Mojitos

Cons: Service and dinner service

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Black Pearl is one of my new favorite places! They have wonderful variety--gorgeous steaks, delicious seafood, but then as my title suggests--yummy french fries and even donuts! My favorite thing there though, is the calamari. Forget fried rings and think marinated chunks that melt in your mouth.
Prices are reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place.

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★★★★★

Black Pearl is one of my new favorite places! They have wonderful variety--gorgeous steaks, delicious seafood, but then as my title suggests--yummy french fries and even donuts! My favorite thing there though, is the calamari. Forget fried rings and think marinated chunks that melt in your mouth.
Prices are reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Stopped in here for their brunch, and it was awesome. My boyfriend had the calamari tacos which had the most amazing sauce. I was most impressed that the calamari was cooked perfectly, not rubbery at all! I had the crab & crawfish hash which was also fantastic! Our server was polite and quick. We cannot wait to return to try the dinner menu.

Only downside I could see was that there is only 14 things on their brunch menu, which isn't much for picky eaters or if you consider other bunch eaterys.

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★★★★☆

Stopped in here for their brunch, and it was awesome. My boyfriend had the calamari tacos which had the most amazing sauce. I was most impressed that the calamari was cooked perfectly, not rubbery at all! I had the crab & crawfish hash which was also fantastic! Our server was polite and quick. We cannot wait to return to try the dinner menu.

Only downside I could see was that there is only 14 things on their brunch menu, which isn't much for picky eaters or if you consider other bunch eaterys.

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I've been wanting to try this place for a few weeks now and finally had the opportunity on Wednesday. It was amazing! There was hardly anyone there, due to the DNC. The host was very gracious, service was great, ambiance was great! The food, is sort of tapas style, but a little bigger portions. All in all, one of the best nights out to a new restaurant in a long time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!

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★★★★★

I've been wanting to try this place for a few weeks now and finally had the opportunity on Wednesday. It was amazing! There was hardly anyone there, due to the DNC. The host was very gracious, service was great, ambiance was great! The food, is sort of tapas style, but a little bigger portions. All in all, one of the best nights out to a new restaurant in a long time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!

Pros: Everything

Cons: NONE

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First time Diner to Black Pearl Restaurant, UBER IMPRESSED!!!!!! recently moved to Wash Park neighborhood, and found beautiful independently owned new american bistro featuring organic, and fresh in-season locally grown ingredients. Recently moved to Denver from LA, and so impressed with Black Pearl Expirence had to tell evryone I know. In LA, a grass fed organic cut of beef, paired with an appetizer and dessert with wine is going to cost a minimum of 100.00 a person!!!! Not in Wash Park, Executive Chef Sean Huggard uses simple ingredients apllied to a creative menu where the ingedients stand alone for themselves, and represent the quality of the restaurant and the products that came to our table. Our server reccomended a three course tasting menu, that was 3 courses for 33 dollars featured as a weekly prefixed menu option. Unbeatable, My mother and I did the tasting menu, while two friends from NYC enjoyed organic grass fed ribeyes prepared "Tuscan Style" with a cedar planked smoked potato hash. We paired three courses with two bottles for 4 people. A crisp Sav Blanc for appetizers and Cheese platter, and one of the best California Pinot Noirs Ive had. My mother insisted on paying the bill, when our server dropped the check, my mother from Southern California thought, "there must be some mistake, the bill is too cheap, maybe they left off a bottle of wine or something"???? We asked our server and he reassured us everything was accurate. Our bill was barely over 200 for four people!!! Mom was so impressed she left a 60% gratutity for our server, (Tall, handsome dark haired young man)I believe his name was Brad? This same quality meal/service in Southern California, twice the amount for sure. Great Job guys, Love the concept you have established (moderately priced casual fine dining)!!!

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★★★★★

First time Diner to Black Pearl Restaurant, UBER IMPRESSED!!!!!! recently moved to Wash Park neighborhood, and found beautiful independently owned new american bistro featuring organic, and fresh in-season locally grown ingredients. Recently moved to Denver from LA, and so impressed with Black Pearl Expirence had to tell evryone I know. In LA, a grass fed organic cut of beef, paired with an appetizer and dessert with wine is going to cost a minimum of 100.00 a person!!!! Not in Wash Park, Executive Chef Sean Huggard uses simple ingredients apllied to a creative menu where the ingedients stand alone for themselves, and represent the quality of the restaurant and the products that came to our table. Our server reccomended a three course tasting menu, that was 3 courses for 33 dollars featured as a weekly prefixed menu option. Unbeatable, My mother and I did the tasting menu, while two friends from NYC enjoyed organic grass fed ribeyes prepared "Tuscan Style" with a cedar planked smoked potato hash. We paired three courses with two bottles for 4 people. A crisp Sav Blanc for appetizers and Cheese platter, and one of the best California Pinot Noirs Ive had. My mother insisted on paying the bill, when our server dropped the check, my mother from Southern California thought, "there must be some mistake, the bill is too cheap, maybe they left off a bottle of wine or something"???? We asked our server and he reassured us everything was accurate. Our bill was barely over 200 for four people!!! Mom was so impressed she left a 60% gratutity for our server, (Tall, handsome dark haired young man)I believe his name was Brad? This same quality meal/service in Southern California, twice the amount for sure. Great Job guys, Love the concept you have established (moderately priced casual fine dining)!!!

Pros: a menu featuring organic and locally grown products/ingredients in manner which exemplifies culinary intelligence, and perfect execution

Cons: traveling on business to Italy next three months and wont get a chance to come back until after Thanksgiving

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Recently visited The Black Pearl for 3rd time in last 3 months, I guess I am becoming a "regular". Happy hour features Oysters shucked to order, and all drinks from the bar. Already great start in my opinion, but my most recent expirence at the Black Pearl was definitely the most impressive. I brought 12 people from work to the restaurant for happy hour, and then we decided to stay for dinner. Not expecting them to be able to put us all at the same table for outdoor patio dinner service, we were suprised when the manager had arranged the entire community table for us outside. When I asked how he arranged to do that he says, everyone is a VIP at the Black Pearl. Needless to say I looked like a celebrity to my friends at the office, and it was only my 3rd time in. My business partner( ultra high maintence vegatarian) is still raving over his strawberry and Brie Gnocci, and the wine list! Thank you so much guys for creating such a special evening, everything was magnificent per usual.

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★★★★★

Recently visited The Black Pearl for 3rd time in last 3 months, I guess I am becoming a "regular". Happy hour features Oysters shucked to order, and all drinks from the bar. Already great start in my opinion, but my most recent expirence at the Black Pearl was definitely the most impressive. I brought 12 people from work to the restaurant for happy hour, and then we decided to stay for dinner. Not expecting them to be able to put us all at the same table for outdoor patio dinner service, we were suprised when the manager had arranged the entire community table for us outside. When I asked how he arranged to do that he says, everyone is a VIP at the Black Pearl. Needless to say I looked like a celebrity to my friends at the office, and it was only my 3rd time in. My business partner( ultra high maintence vegatarian) is still raving over his strawberry and Brie Gnocci, and the wine list! Thank you so much guys for creating such a special evening, everything was magnificent per usual.

Pros: VIP service for everyone, oysters shucked to order, organic meats and fresh wild caught seafood.

Cons: N/A

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The food at Black Pearl was worthy of five stars but the pushy waiter and the effort to sell beyond the menu made the evening distasteful enough that we won't be returning. The waiter said mulitiple times, to the point of intrusion, that the chef was 21, recently graduated from Johnson and Wales, and could do anything if you just told him which "protein" you wanted. When the bill came the ribeye entree price , already the most expensive on the menu, was escalated by 33 percent for the priviliege of giving the chef license. When questioned, the waiter's response was that it was an incredible piece ot meat and that it was only an $8 difference from the menu price, already priced, one would assume for "an incredible piece of meat.." There are too many alternatives in Denver now, with waiters and management that deal with candor, to patronize a restaurant that tries to maximize profits without being direct about pricing.

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★★☆☆☆

The food at Black Pearl was worthy of five stars but the pushy waiter and the effort to sell beyond the menu made the evening distasteful enough that we won't be returning. The waiter said mulitiple times, to the point of intrusion, that the chef was 21, recently graduated from Johnson and Wales, and could do anything if you just told him which "protein" you wanted. When the bill came the ribeye entree price , already the most expensive on the menu, was escalated by 33 percent for the priviliege of giving the chef license. When questioned, the waiter's response was that it was an incredible piece ot meat and that it was only an $8 difference from the menu price, already priced, one would assume for "an incredible piece of meat.." There are too many alternatives in Denver now, with waiters and management that deal with candor, to patronize a restaurant that tries to maximize profits without being direct about pricing.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Pushy up-pricing

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I have been to the Black pearl on a few different occasions, and had been impressed. They have this mac and cheese with truffle oil that was to die for. However, this experience was extremely disheartening. I coordinate a dinner group for between 8-15 people. We had eight people at the Black Pearl, and it was a disaster. Our waiter started out being friendly, but once we spoke with the manager about the unacceptable service and multiple errors on our bill he started giving us attitude. Here are specific examples of what went wrong.

1. One member of our party had a martini someone else wanted. Four martinis later, none of them were right. Unfortunately, we sent all of them back because...well...they weren't right!! The waiter seemed very courteous about the situation, but we caught him snickering about us in the bar and then he tried to charge us for all the drinks. When we brought this to the manager's attention, he lied to the manager, telling him that we drank them all. We absolutely did not.

2. Mac 'n Cheese was oily and tasted only of mushrooms and truffle oil. I love mushrooms and truffle, however, was so overpowering that it was practically inedible. I was really disappointed - I had this before and was delicious.

3. When we asked for our bill. The waiter said (in a rude, sarchastic tone "Trust me, it's coming". Like he couldn't wait to get us out of there. Another member of our party didn't realize I had asked for the bill, and she also asked for it; he replied "I heard you the first time". UNACCEPTABLE. In addition - we were charged for things we didn't order, charged for things that were supposed to come off the bill (martinis).

4. Once we had talked to the manager and expressed our discontent, the waiter proceeded to 'shoosh' us and scurry us out to the bar to pay, since they had just sat another party at the table next to us. I have a partially torn MCL and am wearing a brace - bad move!

Unfortunate experience!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to the Black pearl on a few different occasions, and had been impressed. They have this mac and cheese with truffle oil that was to die for. However, this experience was extremely disheartening. I coordinate a dinner group for between 8-15 people. We had eight people at the Black Pearl, and it was a disaster. Our waiter started out being friendly, but once we spoke with the manager about the unacceptable service and multiple errors on our bill he started giving us attitude. Here are specific examples of what went wrong.

1. One member of our party had a martini someone else wanted. Four martinis later, none of them were right. Unfortunately, we sent all of them back because...well...they weren't right!! The waiter seemed very courteous about the situation, but we caught him snickering about us in the bar and then he tried to charge us for all the drinks. When we brought this to the manager's attention, he lied to the manager, telling him that we drank them all. We absolutely did not.

2. Mac 'n Cheese was oily and tasted only of mushrooms and truffle oil. I love mushrooms and truffle, however, was so overpowering that it was practically inedible. I was really disappointed - I had this before and was delicious.

3. When we asked for our bill. The waiter said (in a rude, sarchastic tone "Trust me, it's coming". Like he couldn't wait to get us out of there. Another member of our party didn't realize I had asked for the bill, and she also asked for it; he replied "I heard you the first time". UNACCEPTABLE. In addition - we were charged for things we didn't order, charged for things that were supposed to come off the bill (martinis).

4. Once we had talked to the manager and expressed our discontent, the waiter proceeded to 'shoosh' us and scurry us out to the bar to pay, since they had just sat another party at the table next to us. I have a partially torn MCL and am wearing a brace - bad move!

Unfortunate experience!!

Pros: Great ambience, happy hour, fresh oysters

Cons: Service was lacking, food was okay

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I had some family in town this weekend, we had such a great weekend! The Black Pearl played yet another role in our great time! One of my favorite brunches in town, i made sure to bring them in for some of that fantastic french toast! We sat out on the patio- great spot, and had some bottomless mimosas (although I can barely finsh one). They were tasty as always. The food was good, although our fries came out late. That was made up for, as the truffle fries are amazing! The service is high end and casual all at the same time. We had fun with our server and the server assistant. Great time.

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★★★★☆

I had some family in town this weekend, we had such a great weekend! The Black Pearl played yet another role in our great time! One of my favorite brunches in town, i made sure to bring them in for some of that fantastic french toast! We sat out on the patio- great spot, and had some bottomless mimosas (although I can barely finsh one). They were tasty as always. The food was good, although our fries came out late. That was made up for, as the truffle fries are amazing! The service is high end and casual all at the same time. We had fun with our server and the server assistant. Great time.

Pros: Location! Patio! Food! Service!

Cons: The bottomless mimosas at brunch can cause some very loud people at surrounding tables.

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We were Black Pearl "virgins" until recently, but this place is hands down a true "hidden treasure" of Denver. Best culinary expirience Ive enjoyed in a long time. We relaxed on the patio all night, and had 5 course meal on gorgeous cement table with all-natural gas burning fire pit in center. Started off with East Coast Island Creek Oysters shucked to order, New England Clam Chowda. Shared a plate of 6 different cheeses with a bottle of Van Duzer Pinot noir Rose, actually a few bottles. But the highlight of my night was the Whole Crispy Fish. a Salt Water Striped Bass served head and tail on the bone. Classic Dish, most places seemed to have forgotten about, but in my opinion one of the best ways to eat fish. Fresh, Fried, and off the Bone. That was served with a Lemon Grass BBq sauce and grlled scallions. Friends had beef tenderloin and Duck Confit entrees...Loved everything ! Thank you staff at the Black Pearl!!!!

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★★★★★

We were Black Pearl "virgins" until recently, but this place is hands down a true "hidden treasure" of Denver. Best culinary expirience Ive enjoyed in a long time. We relaxed on the patio all night, and had 5 course meal on gorgeous cement table with all-natural gas burning fire pit in center. Started off with East Coast Island Creek Oysters shucked to order, New England Clam Chowda. Shared a plate of 6 different cheeses with a bottle of Van Duzer Pinot noir Rose, actually a few bottles. But the highlight of my night was the Whole Crispy Fish. a Salt Water Striped Bass served head and tail on the bone. Classic Dish, most places seemed to have forgotten about, but in my opinion one of the best ways to eat fish. Fresh, Fried, and off the Bone. That was served with a Lemon Grass BBq sauce and grlled scallions. Friends had beef tenderloin and Duck Confit entrees...Loved everything ! Thank you staff at the Black Pearl!!!!

Pros: Ambience,Creative Menu, Organic and Enviornmentally friendly ingredients, great service, Wine List!!!!!

Cons: Flawless

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Highly reccomend The Black Pearl Restaurant to everyone in CO, but especially in Wash Park/ Cherry Creek area....very close. I have been dining at this establishment for over a year, and can not get enough. The restaurant offers a foerever changing menu featuring local, fresh,organic, and sustainably grown products and ingredients. I had the most amazing grilled pork tenderloin with heirloom tomatoe, avocado, salad with fresh coconut. It was very simple, but like I said," The ingredients really do speak for themselves"... Not to mention, hands down THE BEST Wine List in Denver, oysters shucked to order, and rockafeller (my personal favorite) Menu is moderately priced but encourages guests to be creative and course meals however we feel. Kudos again to Exec Chef Sean Huggard and Sommielier Mr. Steve Whited! Extremely Proud to have you guys in the Denver/Wash Park community!!!!

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★★★★★

Highly reccomend The Black Pearl Restaurant to everyone in CO, but especially in Wash Park/ Cherry Creek area....very close. I have been dining at this establishment for over a year, and can not get enough. The restaurant offers a foerever changing menu featuring local, fresh,organic, and sustainably grown products and ingredients. I had the most amazing grilled pork tenderloin with heirloom tomatoe, avocado, salad with fresh coconut. It was very simple, but like I said," The ingredients really do speak for themselves"... Not to mention, hands down THE BEST Wine List in Denver, oysters shucked to order, and rockafeller (my personal favorite) Menu is moderately priced but encourages guests to be creative and course meals however we feel. Kudos again to Exec Chef Sean Huggard and Sommielier Mr. Steve Whited! Extremely Proud to have you guys in the Denver/Wash Park community!!!!

Pros: Creative Menu, Patio Dining, Professional and Friendly Service :-) (some employees even call me by call me by first name)

Cons: Menu, Wine List, friendly service is so good, I hardly ever want to leave the neighborhood to go out anymore

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Black Pearl is my new favorite restaraunt, Chef Huggards cuisine served on their gorgeous patio is a wonderful date destination. Cement Tables with all natural gas powered fire pit are beautiful. Wine List was amazing, Exrtremely well-done and creative menus, ans excellent service. Took a second date to dinner to Black Pearl a few weeks ago, she loved the restaraunt, and enviornment in which it created. Very intimate, elegant, but casual and friendly at the same time. It was awesome. I enjoyed a dozen fresh shucked kummimoto oysters and Seared Ahi Tuna (rare of course) "Oscar style" served with 3 crab pastry puff, hollandaise, and aparagus. Along with an individually numbered, stellar bottle of Margerum Sav Blanc. Lady enjoyed the fresh oysters, a grilled romaine salad and ordered Mussels topped with Fresh cut truffle frites. We were both very impressed. Fantastic cuisine, great wine list, and beautiful patio dining.

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★★★★★

Black Pearl is my new favorite restaraunt, Chef Huggards cuisine served on their gorgeous patio is a wonderful date destination. Cement Tables with all natural gas powered fire pit are beautiful. Wine List was amazing, Exrtremely well-done and creative menus, ans excellent service. Took a second date to dinner to Black Pearl a few weeks ago, she loved the restaraunt, and enviornment in which it created. Very intimate, elegant, but casual and friendly at the same time. It was awesome. I enjoyed a dozen fresh shucked kummimoto oysters and Seared Ahi Tuna (rare of course) "Oscar style" served with 3 crab pastry puff, hollandaise, and aparagus. Along with an individually numbered, stellar bottle of Margerum Sav Blanc. Lady enjoyed the fresh oysters, a grilled romaine salad and ordered Mussels topped with Fresh cut truffle frites. We were both very impressed. Fantastic cuisine, great wine list, and beautiful patio dining.

Pros: Ambience (fireplace in center of huge cement table), Menu, Wine List, Service

Cons: n/a

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Oh my god, I have to give alot of credit to the black pearl restaraunt. I live two blocks away, and place has become my favorite spot on S. Pearl. My roomates and i frequently visit the Black Pearl for fabulous martinis, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. My favorite would have to be boring salad, followed by seared duck breast with warm frisee salad. Incredible flavor combinations, Chef Huggard has done south Pearl street justice with simple ingredients, and very creative cuisine. We enjoyed a bottle of Bandol Rose'. Perfect pairing with spring weather around the corner, and any of Chef Huggard's cuisine. Vegeatrian options are brilliantly done, and BP carries out complete dining expirence. Service very hospitable, goes extra mile fo all guests, and food and wine list to match. Highly reccomended, especially for all Wash/Platte Park residents. Black Pearl also recieved patio of the year in Summer 2007, and is ready for another successful season!!! FYI- wonderful happy hour every day 4-6, 1/2 off drinks and oysters shucked to order. Enjoy Denver!

Thanks guys!!!!!

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★★★★★

Oh my god, I have to give alot of credit to the black pearl restaraunt. I live two blocks away, and place has become my favorite spot on S. Pearl. My roomates and i frequently visit the Black Pearl for fabulous martinis, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. My favorite would have to be boring salad, followed by seared duck breast with warm frisee salad. Incredible flavor combinations, Chef Huggard has done south Pearl street justice with simple ingredients, and very creative cuisine. We enjoyed a bottle of Bandol Rose'. Perfect pairing with spring weather around the corner, and any of Chef Huggard's cuisine. Vegeatrian options are brilliantly done, and BP carries out complete dining expirence. Service very hospitable, goes extra mile fo all guests, and food and wine list to match. Highly reccomended, especially for all Wash/Platte Park residents. Black Pearl also recieved patio of the year in Summer 2007, and is ready for another successful season!!! FYI- wonderful happy hour every day 4-6, 1/2 off drinks and oysters shucked to order. Enjoy Denver!

Thanks guys!!!!!

Pros: patio, badol rose, Chef inspired progressive new american cuisine

Cons: N/A

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Took girlfriend of 1 1/2 years for patio hopping in Wash. Park and found wonderful spot near Sushi Den between Florida and Iowa on S. Pearl street. We were greeted with very personable and friendly service. Patio was beautiful, very well done and perfect for low key, relaxing wed. afternoon. The Food was incredible, we had a dozen west coast oysters, and a spicy sushi grade tuna and pear appetizers. For dinner we enjoyed grilled romaine caesar salads, I enjoyed a perfectly cooked coffee-rubbed ribeye, and the lady swears, "the best tasting crab cakes on the planet", and she is originally from Baltiomre, MD. We paired our delightful three course dinner with a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay.....Great expirence will be back very soon, highly reccomend to those who enjoy "dining outside the box" (progressive new american cuisine) flavors work extremely well together. Chef Huggard (CIA-Hyde Park, NY) has done a marvelous job, created one of the best restaurants in Denver, glad we finally found the Black Pearl!!!!!!!! Thanks for coming to Denver Chef Huggard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Took girlfriend of 1 1/2 years for patio hopping in Wash. Park and found wonderful spot near Sushi Den between Florida and Iowa on S. Pearl street. We were greeted with very personable and friendly service. Patio was beautiful, very well done and perfect for low key, relaxing wed. afternoon. The Food was incredible, we had a dozen west coast oysters, and a spicy sushi grade tuna and pear appetizers. For dinner we enjoyed grilled romaine caesar salads, I enjoyed a perfectly cooked coffee-rubbed ribeye, and the lady swears, "the best tasting crab cakes on the planet", and she is originally from Baltiomre, MD. We paired our delightful three course dinner with a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay.....Great expirence will be back very soon, highly reccomend to those who enjoy "dining outside the box" (progressive new american cuisine) flavors work extremely well together. Chef Huggard (CIA-Hyde Park, NY) has done a marvelous job, created one of the best restaurants in Denver, glad we finally found the Black Pearl!!!!!!!! Thanks for coming to Denver Chef Huggard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Ambience, beautiful patio very friendly service, amzing food, killer wine list !!!!(something for all palletes)

Cons: N/A

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I took a date to black pearl last friday night and was absolutly blown away by every aspect of this restaurant. We started the evening with cocktails in the bar and was greeted with wonderful service from our bartender who was able to guide us through the exciting cocktail menu. After a drink or two we made our way into the stunningly cool and understated dining room, everything from the raw wood floors to the eclectic light fixtures and views of the kitchen were an absolute treat for the senses!!! The menu was simple, but very creative at the same time and our server was able to guide us through and suggest a great bottle of wine as well. The room filled up quickly, and while black pearl is a little noisy it just lends to the exciting enviroment that ensconses you the second you walk through the doors. Not only will I be back again in the very near future, I will be passing along the word about this hidden treasure!!!!

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★★★★★

I took a date to black pearl last friday night and was absolutly blown away by every aspect of this restaurant. We started the evening with cocktails in the bar and was greeted with wonderful service from our bartender who was able to guide us through the exciting cocktail menu. After a drink or two we made our way into the stunningly cool and understated dining room, everything from the raw wood floors to the eclectic light fixtures and views of the kitchen were an absolute treat for the senses!!! The menu was simple, but very creative at the same time and our server was able to guide us through and suggest a great bottle of wine as well. The room filled up quickly, and while black pearl is a little noisy it just lends to the exciting enviroment that ensconses you the second you walk through the doors. Not only will I be back again in the very near future, I will be passing along the word about this hidden treasure!!!!

Pros: Awesome menu and wine list, great service and a great time!

Cons: Parking is a little tough, but it was south pearl on a friday night...

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After waiting too long for a table at a nearby Sushi restaurant my friends and I headed back to our vehicle and saw what looked like a cool place (the Black Pearl)... since the place looked cool, we figured the food had to be good... right? Total disappointment... we spent way too much money on food that was trying to be cool... but honestly sucked. I don't understand how this place stays open for business.

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★☆☆☆☆

After waiting too long for a table at a nearby Sushi restaurant my friends and I headed back to our vehicle and saw what looked like a cool place (the Black Pearl)... since the place looked cool, we figured the food had to be good... right? Total disappointment... we spent way too much money on food that was trying to be cool... but honestly sucked. I don't understand how this place stays open for business.

Pros: Looks Cool

Cons: Tastes horrible

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My wife and I and two good friends who live in that neighborhood, had dinner at BP on Friday last. While the ambiance was pleasant, I have to say, that the overall impression of the food -the starters, the main course and the dessert was less than stellar, both in terms of preparation and quantity. There were certainly moments of joy like the chili calamari and the selection of breads. The cheese selection, although exquisite, was so deprived of portion, that it gives one the impression that the intent, somewhat cynical, is to solely maximize revenue as opposed to providing an exhilarating dining experience. Coming to my main issue, the Main course. The portions were again parsimonious and pretentiously light. BTY, I'm neither a proponent of the obscenely full-portioned "platter", which seems to be the current fad, although there seems to be a move towards moderation of late. What was particularly disappointing was the lack of a starch or vegetable with the main course, and instead a poor apology for one in the form of a grilled grape fruit slice. The necessity to order the vegetable separately again smacks of cheap profiteering. Surely, the patron should be offered both options, with the Main course or separately. Incidentally, the prawns need an extra washing as they were gritty. Lastly, it was unfortunate that our evening was cut short, as we had to, in not so subtle a manner, make way for a larger party. While the place has potential, Michelin star it certainly is not. If the Raison-de-etre is to purely make money, then clearly a better strategy should be put in place as opposed to a poor excuse for fine dining, which is unfortunately what it is today.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I and two good friends who live in that neighborhood, had dinner at BP on Friday last. While the ambiance was pleasant, I have to say, that the overall impression of the food -the starters, the main course and the dessert was less than stellar, both in terms of preparation and quantity. There were certainly moments of joy like the chili calamari and the selection of breads. The cheese selection, although exquisite, was so deprived of portion, that it gives one the impression that the intent, somewhat cynical, is to solely maximize revenue as opposed to providing an exhilarating dining experience. Coming to my main issue, the Main course. The portions were again parsimonious and pretentiously light. BTY, I'm neither a proponent of the obscenely full-portioned "platter", which seems to be the current fad, although there seems to be a move towards moderation of late. What was particularly disappointing was the lack of a starch or vegetable with the main course, and instead a poor apology for one in the form of a grilled grape fruit slice. The necessity to order the vegetable separately again smacks of cheap profiteering. Surely, the patron should be offered both options, with the Main course or separately. Incidentally, the prawns need an extra washing as they were gritty. Lastly, it was unfortunate that our evening was cut short, as we had to, in not so subtle a manner, make way for a larger party. While the place has potential, Michelin star it certainly is not. If the Raison-de-etre is to purely make money, then clearly a better strategy should be put in place as opposed to a poor excuse for fine dining, which is unfortunately what it is today.

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I came here on a Saturday night with a group of six people. Service was very good. I ordered the calamari appetizer which was good, but was not the traditional deep-fried calamari dish; I probably wouldn't order it again. For my entree I ordered the scallops, which were very delicious but not very filling--they provide six scallops. Entrees do not come with side dishes--you must order a la carte. I ordered the creamed spinach side dish, which was fantastic. Major downside to this restaurant is the noise level. It's a loft style restaurant with vaulted ceilings and exposed pipework. Conversations echo and the place becomes almost unbearably noisy. We had to shout at each other to be heard at our own table.

1
★★★☆☆

I came here on a Saturday night with a group of six people. Service was very good. I ordered the calamari appetizer which was good, but was not the traditional deep-fried calamari dish; I probably wouldn't order it again. For my entree I ordered the scallops, which were very delicious but not very filling--they provide six scallops. Entrees do not come with side dishes--you must order a la carte. I ordered the creamed spinach side dish, which was fantastic. Major downside to this restaurant is the noise level. It's a loft style restaurant with vaulted ceilings and exposed pipework. Conversations echo and the place becomes almost unbearably noisy. We had to shout at each other to be heard at our own table.

Pros: Great food, great service

Cons: NOISE NOISE NOISE

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Went to Black Pearl last weekend for the first time since they changed the menu format and was once again thrilled with the food (and everything else)! You'll find things from the old menu like the incredible mac n cheese and the excellent calamari, but now they have gone family style with entrees and sides to share. We had the pork shank with mole (described as raison and chocolate, which might put some people off?) and it was tender and delicious with a depth of flavor to the mole that I can't do justice describing with words. The fennel and onion confit was out of this world, and the other sides we tried were nearly as good! The service was excellent as I've come to expect (though admittedly, some servers are better than others) and overall it was a perfect evening.

The only suggestion I could make to improve BP is to moderate the wine list a bit. It's a particularly impressive list and there are uncommon small batch and organic wines, all of which I like, but there are few if any choices that will leave you with any cash in your wallet. I'm not suggesting they put sub par wines on the list, but a selection of $25-40 wines would be most welcome. Also, with the family style menu, it would be nice to see a few magnums on the list, too for when you're in with a crowd. Despite the expense of the list, we'll be back...and soon!

2
★★★★★

Went to Black Pearl last weekend for the first time since they changed the menu format and was once again thrilled with the food (and everything else)! You'll find things from the old menu like the incredible mac n cheese and the excellent calamari, but now they have gone family style with entrees and sides to share. We had the pork shank with mole (described as raison and chocolate, which might put some people off?) and it was tender and delicious with a depth of flavor to the mole that I can't do justice describing with words. The fennel and onion confit was out of this world, and the other sides we tried were nearly as good! The service was excellent as I've come to expect (though admittedly, some servers are better than others) and overall it was a perfect evening.

The only suggestion I could make to improve BP is to moderate the wine list a bit. It's a particularly impressive list and there are uncommon small batch and organic wines, all of which I like, but there are few if any choices that will leave you with any cash in your wallet. I'm not suggesting they put sub par wines on the list, but a selection of $25-40 wines would be most welcome. Also, with the family style menu, it would be nice to see a few magnums on the list, too for when you're in with a crowd. Despite the expense of the list, we'll be back...and soon!

Pros: Great food, cool space, hip crowd

Cons: Expensive wine list, parking can be tough

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Really cool place, with an exceptional wine list - the food is great, with a special and original twist on many items, such as the 'unassembled' clam chowder...totally cool!

The best part is the bar, with a unique layout and Nick the bartender is really great...and a plasma set for some sports in an unobtrusive location...well done.

2
★★★★★

Really cool place, with an exceptional wine list - the food is great, with a special and original twist on many items, such as the 'unassembled' clam chowder...totally cool!

The best part is the bar, with a unique layout and Nick the bartender is really great...and a plasma set for some sports in an unobtrusive location...well done.

Pros: The Bar

Cons: I bet it could get loud in there when its hoppin!

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Went there last night with my girlfriends and wasn't overly impressed. I have been there once before and liked it but wanted to try again..we sat at the bar for a drink while the staff starred at us the entire time..either hadn't seen ladies in a while or maybe because no one else was in the bar??... Must order the cheese platter, it was awesome with the honey and wine. The mac and cheese and calamari are fabulous...we ordered salads, which came with way to much dressing on them...two of my friends asked if cucumbers and radishes were on the salad and the waiter said "no", but when they came both were on the salads...the fish was way too fishy and oily..grilled articoke is great but not a lot of substance.."boring salad" is good but way too much dressing again..we waited close to 25 minutes for our tab, we thought that our waiter had left for the night..overall food is okay but the service needs some work...

1
★★★☆☆

Went there last night with my girlfriends and wasn't overly impressed. I have been there once before and liked it but wanted to try again..we sat at the bar for a drink while the staff starred at us the entire time..either hadn't seen ladies in a while or maybe because no one else was in the bar??... Must order the cheese platter, it was awesome with the honey and wine. The mac and cheese and calamari are fabulous...we ordered salads, which came with way to much dressing on them...two of my friends asked if cucumbers and radishes were on the salad and the waiter said "no", but when they came both were on the salads...the fish was way too fishy and oily..grilled articoke is great but not a lot of substance.."boring salad" is good but way too much dressing again..we waited close to 25 minutes for our tab, we thought that our waiter had left for the night..overall food is okay but the service needs some work...

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When reading the previous reviews, I got the sense that the reviewers must have eaten at completely different restaurants -- people either loved it or hated it. Put us in the former category. We went last night and found the atmosphere warm and inviting, the staff courteous, knowledgeable and attentive, and the food excellent, both in preparation and flavor. The small complaint we have is that there was a draft where we were sitting, making it a bit too cold (for us and several other diners). But we'll definitely be back.

2
★★★★☆

When reading the previous reviews, I got the sense that the reviewers must have eaten at completely different restaurants -- people either loved it or hated it. Put us in the former category. We went last night and found the atmosphere warm and inviting, the staff courteous, knowledgeable and attentive, and the food excellent, both in preparation and flavor. The small complaint we have is that there was a draft where we were sitting, making it a bit too cold (for us and several other diners). But we'll definitely be back.

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere

Cons: Temperature control, a bit crowded

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A friend took me here to cheer me up after a bad day and this place was perfect! The food was fantastic, the fire pit on the patio was sooo enchanting, the wine was awesome and the service was off the chart good. I've been to many of Denver's finest and this place will always be one of my favorites.

2
★★★★★

A friend took me here to cheer me up after a bad day and this place was perfect! The food was fantastic, the fire pit on the patio was sooo enchanting, the wine was awesome and the service was off the chart good. I've been to many of Denver's finest and this place will always be one of my favorites.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Wine list

Cons: Parking, a little noise inside, expensive

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A gentleman friend and I spent a wonderful evening in the Black Pearl last week. Upon arriving, we were given a short tour of the restaurant. It is a very comfortable, tastefully designed space. We chose to dine at the bar; and, were extremely impressed with the entire staff's accommodating nature. The manager's suggestions (which we adhered to) on wine and food pairings were particularly impressive. And, his gift of two of their newest appetizers was greatly appreciated. We were given the perfect amount of attention and information, not too obtrusive (as can be the case in many restaurants). We enjoyed a very romantic, social evening and will be recommending the Black Pearl to all of our mature couple friends.

2
★★★★★

A gentleman friend and I spent a wonderful evening in the Black Pearl last week. Upon arriving, we were given a short tour of the restaurant. It is a very comfortable, tastefully designed space. We chose to dine at the bar; and, were extremely impressed with the entire staff's accommodating nature. The manager's suggestions (which we adhered to) on wine and food pairings were particularly impressive. And, his gift of two of their newest appetizers was greatly appreciated. We were given the perfect amount of attention and information, not too obtrusive (as can be the case in many restaurants). We enjoyed a very romantic, social evening and will be recommending the Black Pearl to all of our mature couple friends.

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We went to the Black Pearl because it seemed cute from the outside -- remember that book/cover adage. We spent around $200 on appetizers -- some very good, some fair. But, enough about the food (pricey). We were so poorly treated by the manager there, we will never go back. The manager called us to his office to discuss what we had done (laughed during a story at the end of the evening -- note Citysearch describes it as a "noisy" place). He never actually called our parents, but you could tell that was the next weapon in his arsenal. The lesson: only go to the Black Pearl if you are looking to be treated like a child for an evening. (As an aside, I have told this story to many and have heard other horror stories about the service there in return.)

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to the Black Pearl because it seemed cute from the outside -- remember that book/cover adage. We spent around $200 on appetizers -- some very good, some fair. But, enough about the food (pricey). We were so poorly treated by the manager there, we will never go back. The manager called us to his office to discuss what we had done (laughed during a story at the end of the evening -- note Citysearch describes it as a "noisy" place). He never actually called our parents, but you could tell that was the next weapon in his arsenal. The lesson: only go to the Black Pearl if you are looking to be treated like a child for an evening. (As an aside, I have told this story to many and have heard other horror stories about the service there in return.)

Cons: Management, Management, Management

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I have been a Denver diner for 25 years, and I have seen restaurants come and go. Some well thought out, and some, well lets just say were not very special. I also have many aquaintances throughout the dining scene, and have experienced the best of what Denver restaurants have to offer. The Black Pearl restaurant encompasses exactly that, a excellent example of innovation and of course some of the very best Denver has to offer. The food redefines creativity, and the flavors entertain the palate with a genuine sophistication. I love the support of the local economy by using primarily local products, and they also emphasize organics!! The wine program is another highlight, small production, organics, and with a impressive spectrum of wine to choose from. I love it, and plan on visiting their patio (best in Denver) with regularity. I hear they do a great brunch, not surprising!

2
★★★★☆

I have been a Denver diner for 25 years, and I have seen restaurants come and go. Some well thought out, and some, well lets just say were not very special. I also have many aquaintances throughout the dining scene, and have experienced the best of what Denver restaurants have to offer. The Black Pearl restaurant encompasses exactly that, a excellent example of innovation and of course some of the very best Denver has to offer. The food redefines creativity, and the flavors entertain the palate with a genuine sophistication. I love the support of the local economy by using primarily local products, and they also emphasize organics!! The wine program is another highlight, small production, organics, and with a impressive spectrum of wine to choose from. I love it, and plan on visiting their patio (best in Denver) with regularity. I hear they do a great brunch, not surprising!

Pros: food, service, setting

Cons: not enough capacity

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I am so disappointed with this restaurant. We were really excited to have a new place to eat in the neighborhood, and we will never go back. While the space and the wine list are delightful, the food is terrible. The menu is too creative, blending tastes that do not compliment each other. One of our entrees (the lamb) was far undercooked, and when we sent it back for a little more browning, it came out very overcooked. Our server was pleasant, but did not go out of her way to help us enjoy our experience. Do not go here if you want to drop $100 on a sub-par dinner.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I am so disappointed with this restaurant. We were really excited to have a new place to eat in the neighborhood, and we will never go back. While the space and the wine list are delightful, the food is terrible. The menu is too creative, blending tastes that do not compliment each other. One of our entrees (the lamb) was far undercooked, and when we sent it back for a little more browning, it came out very overcooked. Our server was pleasant, but did not go out of her way to help us enjoy our experience. Do not go here if you want to drop $100 on a sub-par dinner.

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We found this place while we were on the 45-minute waiting list for the Sushi Den. The Black Pearl's outdoor table with a bonfire in the center lured us in. It was a little loud, but still cozy. The waitress was excellent & the food was fantastic. I've recommended the place to friends & their experiences have been equally good.

2
★★★★★

We found this place while we were on the 45-minute waiting list for the Sushi Den. The Black Pearl's outdoor table with a bonfire in the center lured us in. It was a little loud, but still cozy. The waitress was excellent & the food was fantastic. I've recommended the place to friends & their experiences have been equally good.

Pros: Great Wine List, Good atmosphere, Unique menu

Cons: Noisy

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My husband and I met two friends here at their suggestion, and we were amazed at how great it was. It's small, so we had to wait a bit for a table, but there's a great bar with two ends jutting out forming conversational areas. We shared a crab cake appetizer, which was possibly the best crab cake I have ever had; and a plate of oysters, all of which were fresh and tasty. Great wine selections as well. Dinner was superb...we'll be back.....frequently.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I met two friends here at their suggestion, and we were amazed at how great it was. It's small, so we had to wait a bit for a table, but there's a great bar with two ends jutting out forming conversational areas. We shared a crab cake appetizer, which was possibly the best crab cake I have ever had; and a plate of oysters, all of which were fresh and tasty. Great wine selections as well. Dinner was superb...we'll be back.....frequently.

Pros: food, wine list, patio dining

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When we arrived at the Black Pearl, we were excited to try it because of a recent review in Food and Wine magazine. We weren't dissappointed! There was a bit of a wait (about 20 min) because we didn't have a reservation. We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar (fab cosmos) and were seated right away. Our server was a sweet girl who was anxious to tell us about our options on the menu. We started with the grilled romaine salad and the crab cake, both of which were tasty. I got the chicken and my boyfriend got the clam chowder (very creative) and the tilapia. Everything was so fun and tasted great. I would definitely consider this neighborhood restaurant a top pick when I am thinking about dining out in denver.

2
★★★★★

When we arrived at the Black Pearl, we were excited to try it because of a recent review in Food and Wine magazine. We weren't dissappointed! There was a bit of a wait (about 20 min) because we didn't have a reservation. We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar (fab cosmos) and were seated right away. Our server was a sweet girl who was anxious to tell us about our options on the menu. We started with the grilled romaine salad and the crab cake, both of which were tasty. I got the chicken and my boyfriend got the clam chowder (very creative) and the tilapia. Everything was so fun and tasted great. I would definitely consider this neighborhood restaurant a top pick when I am thinking about dining out in denver.

Pros: great service, creative food, fun bar scene

Cons: a bit crowded

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It finally happened!!!! Denver has caught up with the rest of the countries top cities. The Black Pearl is by far the best restaurant in the city. The food is very creative, the bar scene is chic, the wine list is better than any I have seen, and the service was top notch. I ate there on last sat. with my girlfriend and some friends before we were heading out for the night and we just ended up staying and hanging at the bar for most of the night. You have to try the mac and cheese, and the lamb, that came with some kind of yogurt sauce was amazing. I definitly recommend this restaurant for everyone. There was a really nice mix of people there, that seemed to mesh really well in this small, upbeat neighborhood restaurant. I'm glad they have moved into the neighborhood.

2
★★★★★

It finally happened!!!! Denver has caught up with the rest of the countries top cities. The Black Pearl is by far the best restaurant in the city. The food is very creative, the bar scene is chic, the wine list is better than any I have seen, and the service was top notch. I ate there on last sat. with my girlfriend and some friends before we were heading out for the night and we just ended up staying and hanging at the bar for most of the night. You have to try the mac and cheese, and the lamb, that came with some kind of yogurt sauce was amazing. I definitly recommend this restaurant for everyone. There was a really nice mix of people there, that seemed to mesh really well in this small, upbeat neighborhood restaurant. I'm glad they have moved into the neighborhood.

Pros: food, wine, location

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i was very excited to try black pearl, but quickly i was let down. our server was unfriendly and somewhat pushy. when we complained that our table was not level, instead of moving us to a new location, ( we were the only table in the place), they instead asked us to help flip the table over so they could fix it! then our entrees came out wrong, i was served lamb and i had ordered the ribeye. my server never offered to fix the issue, even after i told him. after this he was very aloof until it was time for the check. i live nearby and was hoping for a great new local restaurant...but i will never go back to black pearl!

1
★★☆☆☆

i was very excited to try black pearl, but quickly i was let down. our server was unfriendly and somewhat pushy. when we complained that our table was not level, instead of moving us to a new location, ( we were the only table in the place), they instead asked us to help flip the table over so they could fix it! then our entrees came out wrong, i was served lamb and i had ordered the ribeye. my server never offered to fix the issue, even after i told him. after this he was very aloof until it was time for the check. i live nearby and was hoping for a great new local restaurant...but i will never go back to black pearl!

Pros: location

Cons: service, attitude, price

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i was visiting in town with me sister, and went to black pearl. i was let down by their selections, and service. i will not miss going back. never again

1
★★☆☆☆

i was visiting in town with me sister, and went to black pearl. i was let down by their selections, and service. i will not miss going back. never again

Pros: decor

Cons: service, selection, parking

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Black Pearl was supposed to be a hip spot, but it was much more. The food was unique, creative and well-prepared - check out the tuscan ribeye and mac & cheese, for example. The wine list was affordable and eclectic and matched the style of food perfectly. Our favorite part was the service... friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about this unique menu. We'll be back over and over with friends. We even made friends with nearby tables as everyone seems to be in a good mood when they are there.

2
★★★★★

Black Pearl was supposed to be a hip spot, but it was much more. The food was unique, creative and well-prepared - check out the tuscan ribeye and mac & cheese, for example. The wine list was affordable and eclectic and matched the style of food perfectly. Our favorite part was the service... friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about this unique menu. We'll be back over and over with friends. We even made friends with nearby tables as everyone seems to be in a good mood when they are there.

Pros: electric, creative, hip and happening

Cons: wait w/o reservation, come early to park

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High ceilings, ultra-simple wooden tables and chairs and a welcoming bar set the tone for this hip and noisy neighborhood spot. The menu is a mix of fin, fur and fowl, with an emphasis on fresh oysters and seasonal ingredients procured…

 

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