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The Pearl

12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
508-228-9701
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Ranked #10 of 118 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Long Island, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

After you have had your share of Nantucket fluke and lobster rolls, give Pearl a try. It has a club feel so stuffy diners should beware. The service is attentive and the menu is interesting. We enjoyed the fluke and sea bream from the raw bar and then had the steamed chicken buns and shishito peppers before our dinner of... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Pearl is a happening that should not be missed! The service is outstanding and meals are delicious. I loved the Asian influence in many of the dishes! The Wok Lobster was truly the best lobster I have ever had! It is served over pasta and the flavors are beyond describing!

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wilmette
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Superb food in a coastal luxe environment. With a great vibe and gorgeous design, extraordinary food, and a superb staff who were warm and vibrant, The Pearl feels intimate and casual while offering high-style top-notch food. Everything was superb and the desserts were without a doubt some of the most inventive and delicious desserts we've ever had!

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the nicer restaurants on the island which makes it great for special occasions. Our server was excellent and helped us decide from the amazing Asian-inspired options on the menu. Do not miss the wok-fried lobster with lo-mein noodles!

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Kearney, Nebraska
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283 reviews 283 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The server recommended the lobster won-tons, as he said that everybody loved them...boy what a great recommendation! We even ordered another serving of them. The tuna pizza had a mixed reception...but 3/4 at our table loved them, one was a stick in the mud (and that would be me) and didn't like them. Lobster, soft of thin tempura batter, was... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Definitely order the Passionfruit cosmo -- best cosmo I've ever had! Food very good at the ridiculous prices that Nantucket restaurants charge. The amount of food you got for the price was not good so don't come overly hungry if you don't want to spend a fortune.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I will never go back. The reason I will never return? I was charged 23% gratuity on my bill. I asked the general manager(Chris [--]), what the charge was for? He was very snooty and condescending in his explanation that the 23% was a booking fee. Huh? I spent maybe 3 minutes on the phone to make the reservation and... More

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

Phillip, I am completely at a loss regarding your experience at The Pearl. We are a small independent restaurant, with a very dedicated and professional team. We value each and every guest, in short your feedback is both unsettling and invaluable. I would love to speak with you directly regarding your evening. Presently, without your full name or reservation date,... More

Versailles, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great food. Good selection. Great for family and business. The ambiance was above the normal for Nantucket. The waiters were fantastic. We had reservations so seating was not a problem. I would suggest reservations at least a day in advance. A bit pricey, but everything on Nantucket is. Enjoyed it immensely .

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped in to make a reservation and waited while the hostesses tried to accommodate the non stop callers. They finally got us a reservation at the bar which they changed to a great table when we arrived. Servers were very good but hurried. Asian inspired dinners were very good, especially the stir fried lobster dish. Judging from the number... More

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We heard the hype about The Pearl years ago and finally decided to try it out. To start off, we were seated by this surly hostess who couldn't wait to get back to chatting to the other three... definitely not what you expect from a Nantucket restaurant. As we were being seated I requested politely if we could be seated... More

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