Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Black Pearl
833 Union St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.674935 -73.976287
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Great place to have drinks, but the food is nothing to write home about. – I went out with a friend to have drinks in Brooklyn after having a dinner in the city. The Black Peral wa son my list of restaurants to try and their specialty cocktail menu looked pretty nice so we chose t go there. I must admit the drinks were all good. The Mangotini, Rasberrytini and Lechitini all excellent. The following Sunday being father's day i decided suggest to my brothers that we take our father there. The drinks. I had a Key Lime Pie Martini, it was excellent. Then came the food. The calamari appetizer was no where near exceptional, nor was the coconut shrimp. The steak was bland the rice was hard, the plaintain under cooked the black beans, blah.
So on the plus side, the wait staff is friendly and informative, and the atmosphere is great.
Simply Amazing – As first time diners, one never knows what to expect...
Well The Black Pearl far surpassed our every expectation!
The Filet mignon melts in your mouth! The best Snapper I've ever had! Last but not least, the Tuna Steak was superb.
There were three of us dining and we had to keep sampling each others plate as if it were a contest to see who had the best meal and truly, it was a tie!
The service was prompt and exact, the venue was quiet and cool on a hot night. We will dine here again the next time we're in town!
You may want to visit this place ! – Interested in a diverse menu. Something for everyone. You may want to visit this place. From fried calamari to a warm goat cheese salad to a tuna steak and finally an Argentinean steak and one being as well delivered as the other. A good selection of wines from around the world, a great martini list and beautiful atmosphere, what's left ? If you decide to visit make sure you as for PK as you server.
Outstanding Brunch......Worth the trip! – Usually go to Belleville for brunch on Sunday but my our friends suggested visiting the Black Pearl. We got there about 1 pm. There was no inside or outside table seating available so we ate at the bar. The menu offered was a brunch/diner menu which I like. I ordered the eggs benedict (which can with 3 eggs instead of the standard two that you usually get) and my girlfriend order the bowtie wild salmon dish. Both dishes were plentiful and very satisfying. I also heard the person sitting next to us say the burger was pretty good too.! The bartender who also served us was very friendly and also made a great bellini. I took advantage of the unlimited mimosa's and bloody mary's. The mimosa's were made of good quailty OJ (not the processed juice that comes from the bar fountain)
If you are looking for a quality brunch with unlimited drink this place is a great value !
Great service and a great hamburger ! – Visited Black Pearl late Saturday evening. I was dying for a hamburger and my girlfriend wanted a good seafood dish. I didn't want to go to the city and I heard the burger was pretty good. We sat down and we were greeted immediately. We ordered our drinks and entrees and asked that our food be cooked as quickly as possible. I had ordered the burger and my girlfreind the red snapper dish. Our food was brought to us in about 10 minutes. As our food was being brought to the table I asked if any of the outside tables were now available. The waiter checked and he said 2 seats were available. Well we were seated outside with food and drink without losing a beat. Thanks Brian for the great service. We wound up staying and sitting outside till 3 am. and by the way the hambuger is pretty good !
Best dining experience in a long time ! – I walk by Black Pearl everyday to go to work. Saturday night I decided to give them a try. All I have to say is it was the best experience I have had in a long time. My job requires that I wine and dine clients on a frequent basis and I think I have found the perfect place to do it. Upscale but casual, good food and service in an unpretentious setting. Our waiter helped us make our way through the entree selection. He did a great job pairing food and wine in addition to keeping us entertained all night. Everyone in the restaurant seemed to be having a great time also including the waiters and bartenders. I will not hesitate to revisit the Black Pearl with my family and friends or maybe try the brunch !
Top Notch Food and Service ! – Good food and good service. Has a fine dining fun feeling with casual prices. It's a gooood date spot with its ambience. We liked it and will go back.
Nice ambience, terrific food, friendly service. – We decided to stay in Brooklyn this past Saturday and we were told about the Black Pearl. We were told they have a good seafood menu and raw bar. We found out that parking was available so we gave it a shot. Well we walked in about 7:30 and it was very busy. We sat at the bar for about 30 minutes before we were able to be seated. We orderd and split a shrimp salad. It was a very fair portion but it was delicious!
The sea bass filet and the pepper shrimp entrees were also flavorful. We ended with a chocolate soufflet and homemade cheesecake. The food was very satisfying and the service was just enough and not over the top. The most amazing part is that we were there until 11:00. I would definitely recommend having diner at the Black Pearl but make a reservation !
but I would suggest reservations!
Hospitality is severely lacking!!!! – After reading all of the good reviews on Black Pearl I decided to give it a try this past Friday night. Considering it is restaurant week I was very disappointed to see that they were not participating in it, and that there were no dinner specials being offered that night, yet the place was pretty full. I had split the warm goat cheese salad for an appetizer and for my main entree I had the Argentinean Steak which was decent. I soon came to realize that our waiter was the only waiter working that night and trying to get his attention was impossible. But being the only one on a busy night didn't stop him from talking to the people in the booth right behind us for about 20 minutes about his immigration status. All I wanted to do was see a dessert menu. Finally I waved down the kind busboy who brought us menus and felt so bad that personally ran down to the kitchen and brought the desserts back immediately. To make matters worse, I wanted to make my complaints known to the manager, but when I asked to speak to the to one I was told he couldn't be found. What's going on Black Pearl????
Don'y miss the brunch ! – Had dinner at Black Pearl Thursday evening and really enjoyed the trio ravioli sampler. My wife ordered the
red snapper.We really enjoyed the flavor of the sauces on both dishes. The garlic white wine sauce very much so complimented the snapper. Our parents were in from South Carolina so we decided to visit the Black Pearl for brunch. Sometimes dinner places are really not lunch or brunch places. Well we reversed our story saying that brunch places sometimes are not dinner places. The brunch was surprising good.
We all happened to order eggs ( Bacon Benedict and Eggs Florentine) All portions came with 3 eggs, 3 english muffins and all the accessories plus unlimited mimosas or bloody mary's. Can't figure out how they make $ on that deal.
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