The Black Pearl

★★★★☆
  • Bannister's Wharf

    Newport, RI 02840

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  • 401-846-5264

About The Black Pearl

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 10pm

Food

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Get the chowder!! Get the bowl not just the cup! Best ever!

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★★★★★

Get the chowder!! Get the bowl not just the cup! Best ever!

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This was my first meal in Newport- and even though its right on the water and is supposed to have delicious seafood, I for some reason ordered a burger- and it was DELICIOUS! The service was also great.

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★★★★★

This was my first meal in Newport- and even though its right on the water and is supposed to have delicious seafood, I for some reason ordered a burger- and it was DELICIOUS! The service was also great.

Pros: yumyumyum

Cons: none

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The Black Pearl is a remnant from days gone by when one didn't have a choice of great seafood resturants and were stuck with arrogant and unfriendly staff members and old antiquated ambiance. It took what seemed forever to even be acknowledged at the seating desk. Food was plain, nothing inventive nor mouth watering. Four of us were on vacation on the East Coast and have captured many places we plan on returning to, but this place is definitely not on our list. Save your money; better places all around you.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Black Pearl is a remnant from days gone by when one didn't have a choice of great seafood resturants and were stuck with arrogant and unfriendly staff members and old antiquated ambiance. It took what seemed forever to even be acknowledged at the seating desk. Food was plain, nothing inventive nor mouth watering. Four of us were on vacation on the East Coast and have captured many places we plan on returning to, but this place is definitely not on our list. Save your money; better places all around you.

Pros: Walking distance from hotel

Cons: Everything; food is plain, service is arrogant, ambiance is old and dated.

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The chowder here is my favorite New England chowder of all time. Casual family atmosphere in one room, more formal dining in the dining room. Buy some chowder to take home.

5
★★★★★

The chowder here is my favorite New England chowder of all time. Casual family atmosphere in one room, more formal dining in the dining room. Buy some chowder to take home.

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The food is very good but it's a little expensive. It's to be expected because the location is perfect for a relaxing drink or dinner by the water. You;ll enjoy the atmosphere as much as the food.

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★★★★☆

The food is very good but it's a little expensive. It's to be expected because the location is perfect for a relaxing drink or dinner by the water. You;ll enjoy the atmosphere as much as the food.

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Great place to bring the family, while you eat you get a great view of the water. Went here with my family is was so delicious and their prices were reasonable.

4
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Great place to bring the family, while you eat you get a great view of the water. Went here with my family is was so delicious and their prices were reasonable.

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love the chowder! A newport tradition!
Terrific food - go in the off season for the best experience!

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★★★★☆

love the chowder! A newport tradition!
Terrific food - go in the off season for the best experience!

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Touring through Neport we stopped by to have a few drinks. The atmosphere was bearutiful and very scenic. Loved the cobblestone walks and being able to see all the boats. The drinks were good, just a little expensive and so was the service,

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★★★★☆

Touring through Neport we stopped by to have a few drinks. The atmosphere was bearutiful and very scenic. Loved the cobblestone walks and being able to see all the boats. The drinks were good, just a little expensive and so was the service,

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This place has the best seafood and clam chowder anywhere in New England. Make wait list reservations because the wait time is at least one hour. But the wait is worth every minute because you will never have seafood better than this.

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★★★★★

This place has the best seafood and clam chowder anywhere in New England. Make wait list reservations because the wait time is at least one hour. But the wait is worth every minute because you will never have seafood better than this.

Pros: food

Cons: wait time

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Any visit to Newport must include a visit to The Black Pearl. Diners can choose from the tavern, the main dining room or the fun outside cafe. Any meal is not complete without an order of chowder. Rich with clams and potatoes, a creamy broth topped with dill and lemon, this is the quintessential New England styled chowder. The Pearl also features stellar burgers, fish and chips and grilled fish.

For a sepcial treat, end your meal with the key lime pie.

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★★★★☆

Any visit to Newport must include a visit to The Black Pearl. Diners can choose from the tavern, the main dining room or the fun outside cafe. Any meal is not complete without an order of chowder. Rich with clams and potatoes, a creamy broth topped with dill and lemon, this is the quintessential New England styled chowder. The Pearl also features stellar burgers, fish and chips and grilled fish.

For a sepcial treat, end your meal with the key lime pie.

Pros: Clam chowder; brunch; key lime pie.

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The Pearl raves about it's chef and his win in a major culinary competition by the front door menu board, well whover judged that competition never ate there! The food was boring, plain and made with zero pride. Whover that chef is (i refuse to even learn his name) should be embarrassed!

I went July 3rd with 5 friends prepared for a long wait and we were happy to wait 1.5 hours at the outdoor and indoor bars for a table. Unfortunately, we were jammed into a corner table even though two large round tables were open throughout our meal. We requested the larger table, but were told the waitresses "find it hard to work around them." What???

The food was even more disappointing. The waitress highly recommended the striped bass which was dry and without any tomato, basil buerre blanc that it was advertised with. (in retrospect we think she was trying to unload the bass on us.) Every dish came with tasteless rice and overcooked tasteless beans. I've had better seafood at that chain lobster place.

Ted Turner and any other C list celebrity is not worth putting yourself through a meal at the Black Pearl.

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★★☆☆☆

The Pearl raves about it's chef and his win in a major culinary competition by the front door menu board, well whover judged that competition never ate there! The food was boring, plain and made with zero pride. Whover that chef is (i refuse to even learn his name) should be embarrassed!

I went July 3rd with 5 friends prepared for a long wait and we were happy to wait 1.5 hours at the outdoor and indoor bars for a table. Unfortunately, we were jammed into a corner table even though two large round tables were open throughout our meal. We requested the larger table, but were told the waitresses "find it hard to work around them." What???

The food was even more disappointing. The waitress highly recommended the striped bass which was dry and without any tomato, basil buerre blanc that it was advertised with. (in retrospect we think she was trying to unload the bass on us.) Every dish came with tasteless rice and overcooked tasteless beans. I've had better seafood at that chain lobster place.

Ted Turner and any other C list celebrity is not worth putting yourself through a meal at the Black Pearl.

Pros: Outdoor Bar

Cons: The Food, The Service, The Whole Place

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"The Pearl" is a great place to eat! The food is great,the patio is a nice place have a few drinks and enjoy the wonderful outdoors in the summer a. The tavern and patio are casual attire and DO NOT take reservations, there can be quite long waits in the summer so stop by about an hour or so before you want to dine. and the waitress' are some of the most beautiful in town

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★★★★★

"The Pearl" is a great place to eat! The food is great,the patio is a nice place have a few drinks and enjoy the wonderful outdoors in the summer a. The tavern and patio are casual attire and DO NOT take reservations, there can be quite long waits in the summer so stop by about an hour or so before you want to dine. and the waitress' are some of the most beautiful in town

Cons: no parking

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I have loved the Black Pearl for years....and must say that the service is always top notch.

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★★★★★

I have loved the Black Pearl for years....and must say that the service is always top notch.

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I've never gone to the indoor dining area, but have always enjoyed grabbing a casual meal at Black Pearl's outdoor patio, which sits on the dock right outside of the restaurant. The burgers are delicious, and they make the best mudslide I've ever had. It's expensive, but you're paying for the atmosphere and the location. Service is generally solid. Worth going to at least once.

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★★★★☆

I've never gone to the indoor dining area, but have always enjoyed grabbing a casual meal at Black Pearl's outdoor patio, which sits on the dock right outside of the restaurant. The burgers are delicious, and they make the best mudslide I've ever had. It's expensive, but you're paying for the atmosphere and the location. Service is generally solid. Worth going to at least once.

Pros: Dockside dining, Mudslides, Tasty food

Cons: Expensive, Crowded, Limited menu

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I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant in 1995 and had the most succulent Rhode Island lobster. Great food, great place!

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★★★★★

I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant in 1995 and had the most succulent Rhode Island lobster. Great food, great place!

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Elegant dining, beautiful view of harbor, superb service, exceptional food.

2
★★★★☆

Elegant dining, beautiful view of harbor, superb service, exceptional food.

Pros: Beautiful view, Exceptional food, Elegant surroundings

Cons: Expensive, No parking, Long waits

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food was mouth watering and the ambience was waonderful.
such a beautiful place to sit and have a few drinks
on the water front and enjoy the good company of freiends

2
★★★★★

food was mouth watering and the ambience was waonderful.
such a beautiful place to sit and have a few drinks
on the water front and enjoy the good company of freiends

Pros: on waterfront, good parking, valet

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For decades The Black Pearl has been the most popular dining spot in Rhode Island. The dining room is all burnished dark wood with flattering lighting and nautical art on the walls. The food is essentially moodern American. You can't go wrong with local oysters and clam. Seafish changes according to the catch. I highly recommend this place -- but reserve well in advance.

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★★★★★

For decades The Black Pearl has been the most popular dining spot in Rhode Island. The dining room is all burnished dark wood with flattering lighting and nautical art on the walls. The food is essentially moodern American. You can't go wrong with local oysters and clam. Seafish changes according to the catch. I highly recommend this place -- but reserve well in advance.

 

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