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The Black Pearl in Dunedin


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The Black Pearl in Dunedin

donh | Dec 25, 2006 03:01 AM

After going there for 3 years in a row for Christmas Eve dinner we will not be going back. In the past the service has always been tremendous and the food mostly very good.
It started with the wait for the table we had reserved over 3 weeks ago. Yes I know it's Christmas Eve and the place is small so you would expect a wait. We were told 3 times that a particular table was leaving (loud enough for that table to even hear it.) When they left we were told we could not sit there it was a table for 4. At that time we were already waiting a half an hour but they wouldn't hear of it. After 35 minutes we were finally seated and waited an additional 10 minutes for a waiter. Considering there were only 9 tables and 4 servers I don't think that says much for the service.
To add insult 10 minutes after we were seated a table for 4 was given to a couple.
As for the food. Onion soup and Lump Crab Bisque were great.
Rack of Lamb excellent. Veal Porterhouse on the small side and very dry.
Not once were we asked how the meal was and water glasses were empty most of the time
We will be making a reservation at Armani's as soon as they are accepting them for next year.
Someone in a previous posting stated that the prices were very reasonable.
I'm sorry but for $150.00 for two people without appetizer I expect a little bit better service.

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