Dining at The Black Pearl



The Black Pearl, located in the heart of the Newport, RI's bustling waterfront on historic Bannister's Wharf.

From the warm ambience and classic cuisine of our Commodore's Room or the authentic New England charm of our Tavern to the al-fresco beauty of The Patio - our waterside patio and raw bar, dining at 'The Pearl' is the perfect occasion for every mood.

The Commodore's Room

Elegance and charming sophistication radiate from The Commodore’s Room at The Black Pearl, with redesigned bar built for intimate affairs and upmarket menu. The Commodore’s Room now proudly offers an unmatched private party experience for special events.    

The Tavern

Step below decks into high gloss black walls festooned with nautical maps and cable-reel tables on hardwood floors that enhance the intimate New England seaside pub feel of the Tavern at The Black Pearl.

the patio

One of Newport's most popular waterside "summer hot spots". Enjoy our outstanding raw bar and famous clam chowder from a front-row seat along the timeless Newport Harbor at The Patio at The Black Pearl


Private Parties

private events in the black pearl's commodore's room

Interested in private dining opportunities in our recently renovated Commodore's Room?


J. Daniel Knerr CEC. AAC.

Executive Chef



Daniel Knerr has been the Executive Chef and heart of the Black Pearl Restaurant in Newport for the past 30 years. He was awarded USA Chef of the Year in 2004 at the ACF 42nd Annual Conference in Orlando.  He trained and worked with chefs in world-renowned restaurants such 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.

Each week, Chef Knerr astonishes loyal customers and new visitors with culinary creations for all occasions.  His well-trained kitchen team have been faithfully at his side for decades that highlights a dining experience that should not be missed.