Black Pearl Of Dunedin

★★★★☆
  • 315 Main St

    Dunedin, FL 34698

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  • 727-734-3463

About Black Pearl Of Dunedin

Hours
Sun, Mon, 5pm - 9pm; Tue - Thu, 5pm - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 5pm - 11pm

Food

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Everything was incredible and Home made. Expensive but well worth it. Ambience a little Manhattan 1980s retro dated, but its the food that counts. Not big on Faux french servers but mine was excellent. You cant find this meal down here. To the guy who lost his reservation, it happens , call the owner and im sure he'll comp you something to make you feel better. Exceptional!!!!

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★★★★★

Everything was incredible and Home made. Expensive but well worth it. Ambience a little Manhattan 1980s retro dated, but its the food that counts. Not big on Faux french servers but mine was excellent. You cant find this meal down here. To the guy who lost his reservation, it happens , call the owner and im sure he'll comp you something to make you feel better. Exceptional!!!!

Pros: foooooood!!! service

Cons: 80's manhattan wall street fine dining ambiance

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The Winner !!!! This has to be "The Best" of All of The Finest First Class Restaurant's ! Small , but Cozy......This is the Gem of It All !!! Fine Dining at It's Best !!!!! Very Romantic !!!!!! And A Must For All Special Occasion's ! Awesome Divine Dishes and Service ! ~~~~~ Yum. The Best !!!!!! You Have No Idea What You Have Been Missing..... ! Can I rate it by "Six" Stars ?!!!! ! We Will Be Back !.

2
★★★★★

The Winner !!!! This has to be "The Best" of All of The Finest First Class Restaurant's ! Small , but Cozy......This is the Gem of It All !!! Fine Dining at It's Best !!!!! Very Romantic !!!!!! And A Must For All Special Occasion's ! Awesome Divine Dishes and Service ! ~~~~~ Yum. The Best !!!!!! You Have No Idea What You Have Been Missing..... ! Can I rate it by "Six" Stars ?!!!! ! We Will Be Back !.

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Excellent Food and selection... Great fine dining!!!
Excellent Service and intimate setting...
This is my all time favorite.

2
★★★★★

Excellent Food and selection... Great fine dining!!!
Excellent Service and intimate setting...
This is my all time favorite.

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Yes, make a reservation and expect to pay for the experience. It is a good experience. Although I didn't order a bottle of wine, the selection is impressive. Wine by the glass; a little weak but drinkable. The food is marvelous. Portions were large, and the salad, simple and to the point. Went on a Saturday evening, seats 38 so it said in one publication I read. It is small, and romantic. Great service. I would definately go again.

2
★★★★★

Yes, make a reservation and expect to pay for the experience. It is a good experience. Although I didn't order a bottle of wine, the selection is impressive. Wine by the glass; a little weak but drinkable. The food is marvelous. Portions were large, and the salad, simple and to the point. Went on a Saturday evening, seats 38 so it said in one publication I read. It is small, and romantic. Great service. I would definately go again.

Pros: One of the best restaurants overall

Cons: Not the greatest wine by the glass

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The company I work for had our Christmas party at The Black Pearl.
The atmosphere was wonderful, the filet was to die for
and the service was perfect.
My husband and I can not wait to go back in
February to celebrate our anniversary.

2
★★★★★

The company I work for had our Christmas party at The Black Pearl.
The atmosphere was wonderful, the filet was to die for
and the service was perfect.
My husband and I can not wait to go back in
February to celebrate our anniversary.

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I want to post this review and express the enormous disappointment I experienced while dining in The Black Pearl. As every customer, I heard wonderful things about this restaurant (owned by the rudest and most money-hungry New Yorker) and convinced myself to take my wife and enjoy a beautiful evening. After struggling with TONY (the owner) to convice him I had a reservetion made weeks ago and being greeted by a drunk server (could smell alcohol from a mile away), we were finally served (hoping the experience would get better) our finely presented entrees. I can give credit for presentation; however the food tasted like a culinary experiment project. For every single bite of my meal I could taste the lack of experience and the lack of imagination in the matching of ingredients. Hate to sound snobby but when you pay around $30 for an entree the least you would expect is quality. In addition to the horrible taste that made you stop eating by your third bite, the temperature of my filet was so cold I could feel I was eating a fresh corpse. Overall experience was really disappointing. If you are searching for fine dining, a romantic, quiet and very personal experience in the Tampa Bay area I suggest Armani's Restaurant. Forget about spending all this money in a "wannabee" exclusive restaurant.

1
★★☆☆☆

I want to post this review and express the enormous disappointment I experienced while dining in The Black Pearl. As every customer, I heard wonderful things about this restaurant (owned by the rudest and most money-hungry New Yorker) and convinced myself to take my wife and enjoy a beautiful evening. After struggling with TONY (the owner) to convice him I had a reservetion made weeks ago and being greeted by a drunk server (could smell alcohol from a mile away), we were finally served (hoping the experience would get better) our finely presented entrees. I can give credit for presentation; however the food tasted like a culinary experiment project. For every single bite of my meal I could taste the lack of experience and the lack of imagination in the matching of ingredients. Hate to sound snobby but when you pay around $30 for an entree the least you would expect is quality. In addition to the horrible taste that made you stop eating by your third bite, the temperature of my filet was so cold I could feel I was eating a fresh corpse. Overall experience was really disappointing. If you are searching for fine dining, a romantic, quiet and very personal experience in the Tampa Bay area I suggest Armani's Restaurant. Forget about spending all this money in a "wannabee" exclusive restaurant.

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Have money to burn, this is the place to go. Very expensive but good food and service. Great for a first date or entertaining a client.

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★★★☆☆

Have money to burn, this is the place to go. Very expensive but good food and service. Great for a first date or entertaining a client.

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After searching out several restaurants I stumbled across The Black Pearl. I assumed this was going to be the kind of restaurant you go to once in a life time. I admit I was wrong. The staff was very friendly and full of knowledge. The cuisine was the best I have ever had. I have dined from NY to LosAngeles. This Restaurant has quickly become my favorite. They have great selection of wine and a menu with daily features to match. Menu prices are very competitive. My wife and I now dine here almost weekly. I highly recomend The Black Pearl to anyone for any reason. Great for a romantic get away. The Creme Brulee is a must have! ! ! ! Their Duck is the best. They will even accomidate vegetarians. As my wife found out.
I would give this place six stars f I could

2
★★★★★

After searching out several restaurants I stumbled across The Black Pearl. I assumed this was going to be the kind of restaurant you go to once in a life time. I admit I was wrong. The staff was very friendly and full of knowledge. The cuisine was the best I have ever had. I have dined from NY to LosAngeles. This Restaurant has quickly become my favorite. They have great selection of wine and a menu with daily features to match. Menu prices are very competitive. My wife and I now dine here almost weekly. I highly recomend The Black Pearl to anyone for any reason. Great for a romantic get away. The Creme Brulee is a must have! ! ! ! Their Duck is the best. They will even accomidate vegetarians. As my wife found out.
I would give this place six stars f I could

Pros: Great cuisine. Easy to find location.

Cons: Go on a week night when they are not so busy

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My first time at The Black Pearl was truly a magnificent one. The host and waiters were all very charming and friendly, very dedicated to our needs. The atmosphere and mood of the restaurant was both very soothing and elegant. I coud not imagine anyone having a bad experience at this establishment. The food is terrific, the service is top-notch, and we will definately be coming back in the near future!

2
★★★★★

My first time at The Black Pearl was truly a magnificent one. The host and waiters were all very charming and friendly, very dedicated to our needs. The atmosphere and mood of the restaurant was both very soothing and elegant. I coud not imagine anyone having a bad experience at this establishment. The food is terrific, the service is top-notch, and we will definately be coming back in the near future!

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From the moment I first walked into the Black Pearl, I felt like I was home. There was a closeness that I have only felt in Manhattan restaurants with the simple single door entry, being greeted immediately and walked to my "regular" table(it was only my second time there!), I felt a part of the family. The tables are adorned with a variety of depression glass and in the background I hear Bobby Darin singing . After a brief and colorful description of what the chef has created for this evening, me and my guest settle into a comfortable conversation of our shopping finds of the day, completely forgetting that we are in a restaurant!
Our waiter than arrives to take our order when we realize we have completely forgotten to take a look at the menu, and instead of being put off, as so often happens, he simply reminds us that "he is there for us", not the other way around.
Once we have ordered and received our food, we are even more delighted and insist on inter-tasting , how do I say, the creation that has been placed before us. The appetizers that we had,(try the pate, the goat cheese, the butternut squash ravioli!), just left us begging for more food!
As the entrees arrive, we still keep tasting each others food, mind we are not a tasting group, we just want to share our little bites of heaven. The filet was a true "melt in your mouth" experience, other places ,unmentioned, do not compare. The lamb cooked to perfection, was delicate and flavorful , and the scampi, true to form, was a garlic lovers delight( make sure to ask for extra bread to get every drop of sauce!)
I was not sure about what to do when faced with the decision of ending it all, but I was pressured into taking it just one step further..... the homemade licorice ice cream!
The combination of friendliness, comfort and an outstanding dinner have made the Black Pearl one of those treasured finds that I will bring my naysaying New York friends to when they ask "Why Florida?"

2
★★★★★

From the moment I first walked into the Black Pearl, I felt like I was home. There was a closeness that I have only felt in Manhattan restaurants with the simple single door entry, being greeted immediately and walked to my "regular" table(it was only my second time there!), I felt a part of the family. The tables are adorned with a variety of depression glass and in the background I hear Bobby Darin singing . After a brief and colorful description of what the chef has created for this evening, me and my guest settle into a comfortable conversation of our shopping finds of the day, completely forgetting that we are in a restaurant!
Our waiter than arrives to take our order when we realize we have completely forgotten to take a look at the menu, and instead of being put off, as so often happens, he simply reminds us that "he is there for us", not the other way around.
Once we have ordered and received our food, we are even more delighted and insist on inter-tasting , how do I say, the creation that has been placed before us. The appetizers that we had,(try the pate, the goat cheese, the butternut squash ravioli!), just left us begging for more food!
As the entrees arrive, we still keep tasting each others food, mind we are not a tasting group, we just want to share our little bites of heaven. The filet was a true "melt in your mouth" experience, other places ,unmentioned, do not compare. The lamb cooked to perfection, was delicate and flavorful , and the scampi, true to form, was a garlic lovers delight( make sure to ask for extra bread to get every drop of sauce!)
I was not sure about what to do when faced with the decision of ending it all, but I was pressured into taking it just one step further..... the homemade licorice ice cream!
The combination of friendliness, comfort and an outstanding dinner have made the Black Pearl one of those treasured finds that I will bring my naysaying New York friends to when they ask "Why Florida?"

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My wife and I frequent the top restaurants in and around the Tampa Bay area and in fact, all over the country. We were highly disappointed in our first visit to the Black Pearl in Dunedin. After driving an hour and a half to arrive 15 minutes early for a 6:00PM reservation, we found there were only 6 other diners seated at two tables in the restaurant. After waiting 5 minutes, one of the servers finally came up and without a "good evening" or any greeting at all, just asked my name. After showing him our name on a reservation sheet, he pointed to a table, literally, right at the door. This table had another 2-top table shoved up within 2 inches of the one they had selected for us. We asked for a table where the next couple would not be seated right beside us and asked for one of the other "2-tops" which were open. The server went in the back to summons the host, but returned after nearly 5 more minutes saying the one he had selected for us at the door was all they had available. We asked to speak with the host and after waiting further and standing in the door for 10-12 minutes now, the finally host came. With no greeting of any kind by him he just looked at us as if to say "how dare you ask for another table". We explained we did not wish to sit for a romantic dinner, right next to another couple, and asked him to please seat us at one of the other "open" 2-top tables. He simply stated seating was already layed out and that they had other reservations later and we could take the one at the door. He knew that it was our first visit to his restaurant and that we had driven all the way from eastern Hillsborough County. Obviously, none of that really mattered in fact, he wasn't friendly, appreciative or care whether we stayed for dinner or left. The Black Pearl had better hope their requlars will sustain their business because they certianly do not seen interested in obtaining new lloyal customers. He left a "Black Cloud" over what might have otherwise been a Pearl!.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I frequent the top restaurants in and around the Tampa Bay area and in fact, all over the country. We were highly disappointed in our first visit to the Black Pearl in Dunedin. After driving an hour and a half to arrive 15 minutes early for a 6:00PM reservation, we found there were only 6 other diners seated at two tables in the restaurant. After waiting 5 minutes, one of the servers finally came up and without a "good evening" or any greeting at all, just asked my name. After showing him our name on a reservation sheet, he pointed to a table, literally, right at the door. This table had another 2-top table shoved up within 2 inches of the one they had selected for us. We asked for a table where the next couple would not be seated right beside us and asked for one of the other "2-tops" which were open. The server went in the back to summons the host, but returned after nearly 5 more minutes saying the one he had selected for us at the door was all they had available. We asked to speak with the host and after waiting further and standing in the door for 10-12 minutes now, the finally host came. With no greeting of any kind by him he just looked at us as if to say "how dare you ask for another table". We explained we did not wish to sit for a romantic dinner, right next to another couple, and asked him to please seat us at one of the other "open" 2-top tables. He simply stated seating was already layed out and that they had other reservations later and we could take the one at the door. He knew that it was our first visit to his restaurant and that we had driven all the way from eastern Hillsborough County. Obviously, none of that really mattered in fact, he wasn't friendly, appreciative or care whether we stayed for dinner or left. The Black Pearl had better hope their requlars will sustain their business because they certianly do not seen interested in obtaining new lloyal customers. He left a "Black Cloud" over what might have otherwise been a Pearl!.

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In our hunt for a good anniversary-dinner spot, we stumbled upon the unassuming Black Pearl of Dunedin and decided to give it a go. We could not have picked a better destination.

Once inside this intimate space, there's a mix of decor styles. You get a metropolitan vibe from the padded walls...but then you remember you're in eclectic Dunedin with the mismatched Depression-style glassware on the tables. Overall, the ambience is upscale yet warm.

The food, though. Ahh, the food.

The unexpected favorite of the evening was the ravioli. It was an extraordinary combination of sweet and savory and was simply fantastic. I couldn't stop stealing bites from my partner. My bisque was delicious -- not the best I've ever tasted, but definitely above-average with the optional addition of sherry and fresh black pepper.

The bananas foster was just shy of beating out the best of New Orleans. The tarte tatin (note: made fresh, so must be ordered at the beginning of the meal) was a LARGE round *feast*. Order it for 2-4 people instead of just one. It was made with thinly sliced apples arranged atop one another in a circle. They were baked on a light and flaky puffed pastry and drizzled with a sweet (cinnamon-based?) sauce. It was original, interesting and tasty, but it was a tad sweet for my palate.

Overall, this little gem in downtown Dunedin should be experienced by any foodie who appreciates classic service with casual elements and fine cuisine. Considering the intimate size of this restaurant, there really is no comparison that I have discovered in Tampa Bay.

2
★★★★★

In our hunt for a good anniversary-dinner spot, we stumbled upon the unassuming Black Pearl of Dunedin and decided to give it a go. We could not have picked a better destination.

Once inside this intimate space, there's a mix of decor styles. You get a metropolitan vibe from the padded walls...but then you remember you're in eclectic Dunedin with the mismatched Depression-style glassware on the tables. Overall, the ambience is upscale yet warm.

The food, though. Ahh, the food.

The unexpected favorite of the evening was the ravioli. It was an extraordinary combination of sweet and savory and was simply fantastic. I couldn't stop stealing bites from my partner. My bisque was delicious -- not the best I've ever tasted, but definitely above-average with the optional addition of sherry and fresh black pepper.

The bananas foster was just shy of beating out the best of New Orleans. The tarte tatin (note: made fresh, so must be ordered at the beginning of the meal) was a LARGE round *feast*. Order it for 2-4 people instead of just one. It was made with thinly sliced apples arranged atop one another in a circle. They were baked on a light and flaky puffed pastry and drizzled with a sweet (cinnamon-based?) sauce. It was original, interesting and tasty, but it was a tad sweet for my palate.

Overall, this little gem in downtown Dunedin should be experienced by any foodie who appreciates classic service with casual elements and fine cuisine. Considering the intimate size of this restaurant, there really is no comparison that I have discovered in Tampa Bay.

Pros: top-notch food and service at respectable prices; romantic

Cons: none

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From the elegant atmosphere to the superior craftsmanship of every tantalizing en'tree, the Black Pearl has set the bar for the way dining should be! I, as any persons that have the privailage of being embraced by the Pearl will leave with a feeling of Zest! Get lost in quality, there is truly no other fine dining establishment like it!

2
★★★★★

From the elegant atmosphere to the superior craftsmanship of every tantalizing en'tree, the Black Pearl has set the bar for the way dining should be! I, as any persons that have the privailage of being embraced by the Pearl will leave with a feeling of Zest! Get lost in quality, there is truly no other fine dining establishment like it!

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The restaurant is intimate. The seafood and vegitarian entrees were wold class with subtle flavors and excellent presentation. The services was prompt, friendly, and warm. I highly recommend it for special night to share.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant is intimate. The seafood and vegitarian entrees were wold class with subtle flavors and excellent presentation. The services was prompt, friendly, and warm. I highly recommend it for special night to share.

Pros: Food, Intimate, Deserts

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One of the most innovative, creative culinary dining experiences, Black Pearl is an incredible find. Not one but two top chefs prepare imaginative dishes combining complex, diverse flavors with the freshest ingredients. Fish, seafood and grilled meats are specialties but be sure to save room for mouth-watering desserts. An extensive wine list rounds out what is a memorable dining experience. It's a tiny, intimate restaurant so reservations are recommended.

2
★★★★★

One of the most innovative, creative culinary dining experiences, Black Pearl is an incredible find. Not one but two top chefs prepare imaginative dishes combining complex, diverse flavors with the freshest ingredients. Fish, seafood and grilled meats are specialties but be sure to save room for mouth-watering desserts. An extensive wine list rounds out what is a memorable dining experience. It's a tiny, intimate restaurant so reservations are recommended.

Pros: Fine dining, small, intimate

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A cozy 38-seat restaurant, The Black Pearl features an Art Deco decor that complements the intimacy: dim lighting, candles on the tables, fresh roses, white tablecloths and Depression glass. The limited but creative menu includes…

 

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