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Pearl Bistro and Bar

6876 Spring Creek Rd, Ste 136, Rockford, IL 61114-7405
815-654-3400
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Ranked #40 of 311 restaurants in Rockford
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- May 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Belvidere, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Within the past 6 months, Pearl changed its menu and is now more Mediterranean. The pesto ravioli is particularly good paired with the white wine sauce rather than the red sauce on the menu. Everything we've tried is good - pizza, burger, soups, salad, appetizers. The servings are generously sized. Mark is a fantastic server! He goes out of his... More

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Chicago, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and atmosphere. Service was good. The bar has a great layout. Music needs to be a bit louder.

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Los Angeles
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239 reviews 239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Four of us had dinner at Pearl. It was busy on a Saturday evening, and reservations are recommended. Pearl serves Italian and bistro food, pastas, pizzas, salads, meat and fish entrees. Two in our group had the Tofu Stir Fry, another the Steak salad, and I had the Free Range Chicken Breast with risotto. All of us enjoyed our meal.... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food has always been EXCELLENT... had slow service over lunch which appeared to be because of not enough staff. Our server appeared to be waiting on the entire dining room. Not good when going there for a business lunch.... I'd go back to give it a try at lunch, but would be cautious if going over a work lunch hour....... More

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Rockton, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This a a great place to meet your girlfriends for lunch or for a nice date with your husband. Nice decor and the food is tasty. Sometimes we have had to wait for our food but that has not happened often.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I went for drinks with friends. Great atmosphere. And although the sound level was there, I could converse with ease with my friends. The drinks were good and service was good.

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I took my daughters out for a nice lunch. All our food was delicious. We had Hot Spinach and Artichoke fondue, Eggs Benedict, Chicken breast panini, beer battered fish, and Vegetarian Stir Fry. Everyone loved their meal. Part of the reason I wanted to write the review is because they offer several vegetarian options, which is rare to find. My... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Some of our family went here for a birthday party. Although we had reservations ahead of time, when we arrived had to move around the tables because they were not set up for the 10 people in our party. The drinks were reasonable along with the food. I think our food could have been more timely served and it was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Beyond horrible service. Waited 10 minutes to even be acknowledge then sat. We were never greeted at our table. We were never offered drinks or food. Waited over 30 minutes & walked out. Heard many people complaining on the wait for their food. Go some place else. The good reviews on this must be from management. Horrible horrible business.

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Genoa, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

One of the best if not THE best in Rockford. I would rank it in the handful of places in Rockford that I would go to bring important clientele, to celebrate a special occasion, or just to hang out or have a great dinner in a great atmosphere. Food was excellent, offering something different as well as classic and done... More

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