Elegant Intimate Dining in Tampa Bay
If your pocketbook can afford it and your palate is cultured, then you shouldn't miss a hidden gem in the historic gulf coast town of Dunedin, The Black Pearl. Located in the quaint Main Street area, this small cafe has an ever changing menu that can actually be viewed online. My family consider it THE perfect place for special occasions. Not only is the food superb, the ambience divine, the wait staff attentive without appearing hovering, but the bar can create concoctions that tantalize the palate.
315 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698
Black Pearl of Dunedin
315 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
I have been there once and found the food to be good, but the decor really turned me off. Reminded me too much of the 80s, and it seemed to me that the black fabric wall covering still exuded the smell of smoke from a bygone era when smoking was legal in indoor restaurants. I haven't been back for that reason. There are just too many great places in the area at that price point with great food AND ambience. If they ever remodel I'll be happy to give it another try!
I'm trying to reign in the cynical thing all the time. Sometimes I am unsuccessful. Of course, maybe my palate just isn't adequately cultured.
I really would like to know what constitutes elegant and intimate dining in the county. My favorite in that category, Redwoods, is no more.