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BEST NEW AMERICAN RESTAURANT Denver 2006 - Black Pearl

Black Pearl

Black Pearl

1529 S. Pearl St.

Denver, CO 80210

303-777-0500

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Readers' Choice: Rioja
The menu at Black Pearl is studded with dishes like an "unassembled" clam "chowdah" (the quotes courtesy of the house), Asian-influenced seared tuna and a truffled mac-and-cheese, all trend-humping examples of the culinary smart-assitude that makes New American food so laughably stupid. And yet that unassembled clam chowder is absolutely delicious. And that seared tuna -- one of the most archetypal workhorses in the entire New American stable -- is so good and so thoughtfully assembled that it instantly makes you forget the hundred other derivations of the exact same plate you've had at a hundred other temples of American haute that never quite rose to the level of Black Pearl. After it opened last summer, Black Pearl quickly proved that it was the best of the New American breed, and as long as New American continues to evolve in strange new directions, Black Pearl will continue to draw a crowd curious to see what's coming next.
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Erin
Erin

The creative dishes that Chef Sean creates are truly unique and delightful. If you are lucky enough to have him visit your table, your guests will be as charmed as your taste buds.

Jeff Trujillo
Jeff Trujillo

Add THE LURE LOUNGE as Best New Restaurant. The vibe is great, the food is even better.

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