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The Black Pearl, located in the heart of the city's bustling waterfront, is one of Newport's best-known and best-loved restaurants.

From the warm ambience and classic cuisine of our Commodore's Room and Tavern to the al-fresco charm of our Waterside Patio and raw bar, the Black Pearl has something to offer everyone.

The Black Pearl, on Bannister's Wharf, is open seven days a week.  Seasonally closed Jan. 3 to Feb 12.

Buy Our Award-Winning Chowder

Can't get here?  Well, at least you can enjoy some of the Black Pearl's world-famous clam chowder via our online store.   We'll ship it anywhere so you can enjoy a taste of Newport and the Black Pearl wherever you may be.

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Black Pearl Chef Named
"Chef Of The Year"

Executive Chef: J. Daniel Knerr CEC. AAC.

Daniel Knerr has been the Executive Chef at the Black Pearl Restaurant in Newport for the past 20 years.   He was awarded The American Culinary Federation “USA Chef of the Year” for 2004 at the ACF's 42nd Annual Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott on July 19, 2004.

Chef Knerr, and ACF-certified executive chef (CEC), has served as the Black Pearl's executive chef for the past 19 years.

He trained and worked with chefs inat such world-renowned restaurants as Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, La Côte Basque in New York, Moulin de Mougins in southern France, Restaurant Taillevant in Paris and The French Laundry in California's Napa Valley.

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