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The Pearl

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12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
15082289701
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Late Night, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Modern Coastal Cuisine. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New...
Modern Coastal Cuisine. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England.ZAGAT #1 rating on-island for Cuisine. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm, exacting service. Dinner nighty in season.
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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
BEST of the BEST!!!!

I would never pass up an opportunity to eat at the Pearl. Nantucket is filled with so many wonderful restaurants but I would make sure this is one of them. It has a South Beach hits Nantucket vibe to it which is always fun. The drinks are so tasty which helps get the dinning experience off to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
James O
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Greenwich, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I would never pass up an opportunity to eat at the Pearl. Nantucket is filled with so many wonderful restaurants but I would make sure this is one of them. It has a South Beach hits Nantucket vibe to it which is always fun. The drinks are so tasty which helps get the dinning experience off to a great start.... More 

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Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the fourth time I have eaten at the Pearl and it has not disappointed me! Food is delicious, atmosphere wonderful and the unique menu is worth a visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Love the Pearl and have been dining here for nearly 15 years. Food always excellent, dining room polished, usually service excellent as well. This dinner during Figawi weekend lacked speed. Perhaps because we were with our teenaged children? Definitely kitchen issues but more importantly no apology or acknowledgement from staff or management. Hoping is just the result of an early... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We love Nantucket Restaurant week and the chefs all put out some of their great dishes.The Pearl was no exception, the Tuna Martini amazing and halibut was perfect. Highly recommend. The decor seems to be in transition, we missed the beautiful fish tank from our previous visit.

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us during Restaurant Week. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, we love the Tuna Martini and have not been able to take it off the menu! We has a catastrophic flood due to our fish tank exploding in July of 2011, this winter we had our floors redone by... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We made (& confirmed) a reservation at The Boarding House. When arriving, they didn't have a table for us, so they said they would have a table for us next door at The Pearl (their sister restaurant). We agreed since we didn't think we could get into another restaurant with this late notice. The Pearl's restaurant has more of a... More 

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the pearl and for your thoughtful response to your dining experience. Our team is gearing up for the season and I am glad to hear our server was thoughtful in response to the delays from the bar. I will be following up with our team on the glitches you experienced. We hope to welcome... More 

Mansfield, MA
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Pearl is one of the best dining experiences that Nantucket has to offer. This was our second visit to the restaurant (July 2013 previously). Lots of creative summer cocktails, fun small plates and delicious entrees. We started with the Lobster Rangoon and Tuna "Pizza" and then enjoyed the Lemongrass Cilantro BBQ Beef both visits, it is incredible! The service... More 

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the pearl. We begin each season by re-reading thru the reviews from the previous season with our team, our goal is to learn and grow from the perspective of experiences as relayed by our guests. We are thrilled and grateful you took the time to share your enjoyable experience,... More 

Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I sat at the bar for an afternoon beverage during the Christmas Stroll. The bartenders are awesome, Jo and Matt, as always and are so accommodating. We just had appetizers, an iceberg salad and wontons. The food is FANTASTIC here. I highly recommend you stop in for drinks, apps, or dinner. (Been here previously for dinner and... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I am not one to complain about price if the food and atmosphere peak my interest. The food and drinks were good. We didn't have a reservation, went early and found a seat at the bar. Everything was really good, but the price at the end was a turn off.

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Bedford, NH
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a simply lovely environment to dine out on Nantucket. The decor, soft lighting, color scheme and ambiance is wonderful. The wait staff was excellent. The food while delicious, was not as spectacular as others have mentioned. Perhaps we have been spoiled by Susannah Foo in Philadelphia. That being said, it is still a place we will return to again,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a party of six and some of us did really enjoy our food. Several of us ordered the $56 rubbery lobster dish that underwhelmed. The food portions are small the food is good but not amazing and more importantly the waiter was awful, barely spoke to us and seemed bothered when we did ask questions. Unacceptable for an... More 

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Additional Information about The Pearl

Address: 12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
Phone Number: 15082289701
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 15082289701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Modern Coastal Cuisine. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England.ZAGAT #1 rating on-island for Cuisine. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm, exacting service. Dinner nighty in season.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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