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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, 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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    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
good fun and fun atmosphere

A must try for dinner , overall service is great the vibe is fun and food is very good . A must go for dinner when on the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York, USA
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must try for dinner , overall service is great the vibe is fun and food is very good . A must go for dinner when on the island.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I can't help but judge the people who rated this positively. This is an obnoxious party scene, and it is an embarrassment compared to all of Nantucket's truly great restaurants. Service: Had to wait in the overcrowded bar for 30 minutes past our reservation time, with no real apology or recognition. Once seated, waiter was absent for extended periods of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I went there about three nights ago. No offense but we were met with a British hostess. Initially she sat us at a table that would not be appreciated by most and we told her so. With the utmost professionalism and elegance we were asked to wait briefly for another table that exceeded our expectations. She is... More 

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Dayton, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food and service at The Pearl were excellent. A few of the dishes were good but not great (e.g the Vietnamese lettuce wraps) - for these prices there should be no flaws. We avoided the lobster and steak for two which were outrageously expensive ... ask the server as the menu shows them listed as AQ. The noise level... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at the Pearl! We are so glad you enjoyed both food and the service, we strive for excellence with every experience with our guests. We are looking into ways to baffle and absorb the noise level some of the enthusiastic revelers in our dining room create. The accoustics in our center dining room are the... More 

Old Westbury, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very expensive but good quality. Lovely decor and nice wait staff. They have a private outdoor space that looks amazing for a group

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

Thank you for joining us at The Pearl. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience and took the time to share with others. Our outdoor Chef's Table is a truly unique culinary experience, guests are able to enjoy interaction with My husband and his team in the kitchen. A customized tasting menu, privacy and revelry. Give us a ring... More 

Deep River, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

So good. I had a salad that was soooooo good. Next time I go i am asking them to double it and make it my dinner. It was the Japanese Mustard Greens with wasabi chevre and tomato jam. Unreal. Then I had the tuna martini - smaller than I thought it would be but very tasty and the tuna was... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful review! We are so glad you loved your experience. I too adore the wasabi chevre salad. Drunk losers sadly do find their way in, I am glad they did not ruin your evening. Next time you are in I would love to say hello! Ask for Angela, I am in the restaurant nearly... More 

NYC
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Super pricey and kinda a strange menu. While it's 'famous' - I had better meals elsewhere on my trip, Don't rush here!

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

I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. We strive to exceed our guests expectations nightly. The Pearl is a very unique spot, we realize our hospitality - culinary vision may not have been what you were desiring when you joined us. Wishing you success in your all your future dining experiecnes, Angela More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I dined alone at The Pearl, celebrating my birthday, as my companion was not feeling well. I am a foodie and didn't want to cancel and miss out on The Pearl experience. Let's start with the excellent....reservation process, greeting on arrival, Nick my server all exceptional! The Wok Fried Lobster Lo Mein - beyond exceptional!!! Next, the raw appetizer special... More 

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

I have been debating about responding to your review. Unfortunately your voicemail was left in my husband ( the Chef's Office voicemail ) and we did not get the message until quite some time passed. We have since connected with you and sent you a gift certificate for a future experience, all before reading your review. Best wishes in your... More 

Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife had the Lobster Lo Mein and is still talking about it! Wonderful meal, great atmosphere and excellent staff. This restaurant would do very well in any major city!

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. The Wok Fried Lobster is truly one of a kind, and is our most popular dish from day one. We hope to see you again soon! Angela More 

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719 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A beautiful restaurant, especially in a tourist location. The menu is always innovative and delicious, It never disappoints,

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

Thank you! We strive for excellence on a daily basis, thrilled you took the time to share your evening with us. Cheers! Angela More 

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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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