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The Pearl

12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Ranked #11 of 118 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $80
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
biddeford, maine/gulf stream, fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

love the small portions-the steak with egg and drunken peppers are my favorite ask for Levi-he is fantastic and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list

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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First off I loved the vibe upstairs (the bar is small FYI so getting a seat is not easy). I went this past LDW with 2 girlfriends and we had a ball. We did not eat and only sat at the bar (so that's all my review is based on). We were luck enough to meet some gentleman who worked... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I've had better meals at the Pearl in previous years. This year's visit was very good but not excellent. The Wagyu beef carpaccio was marvelous but the soft shell crabs were over-breaded and generally underwhelming. Still, dining at the Pearl always ends up being a great experience - the food is prepared with great skill and care, the service is... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I think that this restaurant probably served the best food of all restaurants that we visited during our New England tour. Our only complaint (and it was a serious one) was the appalling piped music played at an uncomfortably loud volume. We almost left, but, having requested that the music be turned down, we settled in and ate some of... More

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Long Island, NY
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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284 reviews 284 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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