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Pearl Oyster Bar

18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #56 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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204 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate here last evening and enjoyed the experience, a small crowded resturant in Greenwich Village near Washington Square. The Oysters were good but pricey, the wine selection was good all between $45 and $60 / bottle. The French Sauvignon we selected (Non specific, Bordeaux) was nothing special. Bordeaux Blanc, Château de Goupin – 2012 is a $10 dollar bottle... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am obsessed with lobster rolls and even went to the lobster roll rumble this year. Pearl is still my favorite, with the very generous amounts of lobster meat and mayo, while it is very rich, I always crave pearl! Get there at 6 on the dot if you don't want to wait for a table!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Best lobster roll ever with crispy French fries. Shame they do not take reservation, had to wait more than 30 minutes for a table.....

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The Caribbean
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was a regular when I lived in NYC. Now I go back any time I'm in town. Rebecca Charles's little Maine oasis in the Village is as unpretentious as can be, and the food is hard to beat, as is the service and the charm of the staff. Much more to it than the lobster roll (there's also the... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We came here past 20;00 and fortunately there was a table next to the kitchen, so we did not have to wait. It was our first time and was suggested by our hotel Chelsea Pines Inn. What a great suggestion!!! We had a combination of fresh and fried oysters to share with a nice white wine. And after that we... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Second time here. Tasted SO good! The lobster roll, that is. Also sampled my the claim chowder....fresh, smooth, delicious! Fun place for lunch before taking in a film at the nearby Film Forum. Great afternoon!

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Brisbane, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I decided to spend a little bit of our two weeks in NYC hunting down the best Lobster Roll in NY. Coming from Australia we had never had Maine lobster before and was utterly obsessed with it. Pearl in our opinion blew our socks off! A brioche bun generously topped with huge chunks of Maine lobster in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The pan seared scallops were huge and melt in your mouth with great presentation. Our server was very attentive and nice. Lots of locals go there and felt right at home. Also liked their choice of music.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been going to this place for almost a decade now and have thoroughly enjoyed every single visit. Every time I go I have the Pearl Caesar, a Lobster Roll and a glass of french rose. Heavenly. Last night my husband had fresh oysters with half a grilled lobster and corn pudding and hot chocolate sundae which was excellent... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

we visited one afternoon after walking/strolling along in the sunshine and fresh 'New England' style seafood was what we were looking for. Its a lovely unassuming little joint with wooden floors and a simple but oh so good range of meals. We had oysters, followed by half lobster for my husband and I had the lobster roll with shoestring fries... More

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