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The Pearl

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12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
508-228-9701
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
One of the best...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
PreppySue
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Mansfield, MA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mansfield, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was our second time dining at The Pearl and we will definitely visit again. The atmosphere, the dinner, and the service were all excellent. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Nantucket.

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Golden, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We tried the lobster tempura during restaurant week and were blown away. It was fantastic! We went back several days later and the regular menu items were wonderful as well. The wok fried lobster is pricey, but worth every penny and the halibut is great. The service was attentive without being pushy. The Pearl is our new favorite restaurant on... More 

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Kansas City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is an upbeat fine-dining restaurant with a fun vibe. The wok fried lobster is unbelievable and the halibut in coconut is amazing! The roasted cauliflower and lobster rangoon were exceptional as well. We loved it so much we went back the next night!! It is pricey, but unlike similar restaurants it was worth it. We dined on dishes that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Good food, expensive prices.inreally didn't feel that I got my money' worth. I think the restaurant was overrated. The wine list was expensive. A restaurant with an Asian-American flair and interesting food choices. Definitely not a restaurant for family, but for a special date. Was not really impressed.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Absolutely wonderful !!! We were in a hurry for dinner because we had to catch the ferry back to The Cape. "Alex" waited on us and was fantastic. (Ask for his table) He totally took care of us. Their Hamachi was amazing!! Very nice and a bit contemporary decor. Lovely! Would go back here over and over !

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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: 508-228-9701

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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