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The Black Pearl

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The Black Pearl Review

Choose your ambience at this mainstay on the Newport waterfront: formal or laid-back. The posh dining in the forest-green Commodore Room (jacket required and reservations essential) is where fried Brie, escargots bourguignon, rack of lamb, and roast duck with a raspberry-Burgundy sauce are among the classic offerings. Enjoy a casual lunch or dinner in The Tavern (no reservtions accepted) with its high-gloss black walls adorned with old nautical maps. There's also a relaxed outdoor patio and bar for the raw bar and famous clam chowder. You can buy chowder to go by the quart or half gallon, too.

    Restaurant Details

  • Jacket required
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Jan.–mid-Feb.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    Tavern too pricey

    The other room was booked, so we tried the Tavern. It was packed, rather loud. The bill for two, with a bottle of wine, was over $100. However, the food was just average. I had sole and the portion was very small. So, we suggest you try another restaurant if you're planning to shell out 100 bucks.

    by George13i, 6/29/07

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