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The Pearl

12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
508-228-9701
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Ranked #10 of 112 restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Hanover, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Yes it was expensive, but, the food, drinks, and service were worth every penny. The food was prepared to perfection. Everything was served promptly and to the customer's specifications. Crowded, but, quiet and the wait staff had great personalities and were very accommodating to their patrons.

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Freeland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A cozy restaurant that offers unique Pacific Asian style cuisine. Not nearly as delicious as our own Wild Ginger in Seattle, but still enjoyable.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

There were six us at dinner. I ordered the calamari which was beyond delicious with its very different ginger lime dipping sauce. The other diners had difficulty with the uniqueness of the menu and ordered the grilled prime rib-eye which they throughly enjoyed. The Thai coconut green curry was yummy. We loved that from the outside it is a typical... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We did the tasting menu which ran for a week. Our meal was the first night and was stunning! We were promptly seated and received efficient and friendly service throughout the meal. Knowing they were going to have another seating, I still never felt rushed. The cuisine is Asian fusion for lack of a better term, but I would simply... More

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The restaurant has a great ambiance and the service was excellent. We totally enjoyed our meal. Maybe next time we might try grabbing a seat at the bar for a more reasonable dinner while enjoying the food. I had the lobster special and although it was good, I thought it had a touch too much vinegar taste.

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Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

As in most of my reviews, I focus on overall food and atmosphere. I rarely delve into specific food items since everyone has different tastes. The food was excellent, as was the decor and lighting. Our server, Michelle, couldn't have been nicer and more personable. As everyone knows, ACK is beyond pricey, and this tab seemed to top the list.... More

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19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Sustainable Nantucket supporters, fun atmosphere, unique asian inspired menu options that are well prepared. Dinner can get pricey, so sit at the bar for a drink and try some appetizers. The 60 second steak is wonderful, and the Korean Cilantro/BBQ dish was delicious!

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Madison, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in downtown Nantucket. The menu is so-so with a choice of small or large plates. As we were with another couple for dinner we chose to share several of the small dishes and the large steak which was priced at $125 so we thought that would be a sufficient enough of food. What a disappointment....the large steak was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Clayton is the Wayne Gretzky of bartending. His side kick, Matt, was great as well. Drinks were very tasty and imaginative. We had the curry dish with halibut which was excellent. The lobster rangoons were my favorite, but we also enjoyed the tuna pizza. One of our favorite restaurants on the island!

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Pearl has always been our favorite restaurant on Nantucket. We ate there in the beginning of August and were disappointed in the service (we are very easygoing). We waited a decent amount of time for our drink order. Our appetizers took 40 minutes to arrive at the table, and the server finally came over at about minute 30 to... More

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