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Pearl Oyster Bar

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18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
212-691-8211
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great generous lobster roll!

We were advised by friends to try their lobster roll so we were there during our summer holidays quite late on a week night, at about 10 pm, they close at 11pm but they were so nice and friendly with us, coming without reservation. The lobster roll (29$) is to die for, very full and delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
ceci1967
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We were advised by friends to try their lobster roll so we were there during our summer holidays quite late on a week night, at about 10 pm, they close at 11pm but they were so nice and friendly with us, coming without reservation. The lobster roll (29$) is to die for, very full and delicious! Their fried oysters are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Always good. Always fresh. This place serves the best Clam Chowder and Lobster Roll you will ever eat in the city. Try also a bucket of steamers. Yum!

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Since I discovered thsi restaurant about 6 years ago, there is no way i can go to NYC without stopping by PEARL... I need my fried oyster, my lobster roll and my glass of white wine! By myself at the bar or with some friends, there is no negociation!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Best lobster roll ever and wonderful chowder along with superb oysters; small place with maybe eight tables but lots of room at the bar; probably our favorite restaurant in New York City; Jacob our server was tops

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Just getting here is an experience all on its own.dont be fooled by the name, there is much more to pearls than oysters. The lobster/crayfish were out of this word and the service was what you would expect at a to NY eatery

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Hicksville, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went on Wednesday night around 8pm, no wait. Ordered oysters which were fresh and cleaned well. Smoked salmon and johnnycake which was delicious and light. Lobster bun itself was small for the amount of meat in there, but delicious. The serving of lobster was very large, huge chucks of meat, which is nice when you are paying $30 a roll.... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We read somewhere to try the lobster rolls in NYC, the first restaurant that pop out of the search was Pearl Oyster Bar, you'll not regret to come and try them, and even better, they come with fries! (For those like me that think fries are good with everything).

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We love seafood so decided to go to Pearl while visiting NYC. We sat up at the bar and drank a nice bottle of Sancerre with our meal We had the Cod, scallops, fried oysters and fresh oysters along with a cesar salad - and the chefs famous Blueberry crumble for desert. The food was OUTSTANDING and the staff was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Really enjoy spending time in this restaurant. Great food, and good atmosphere. You have to try the fried oysters and the lobster roll. The clam chowder is a good option.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Mario Batali said, "Pearl Oyster Bar has the best lobster roll that I have ever eaten!" He was correct! The lobster roll is truly life changing. The atmosphere and the food made for a perfect evening in the Village. For our starter, we tried the salted shrimp. Four giant shrimp battered in a salty crust, fantastic! While I enjoyed the... More 

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Additional Information about Pearl Oyster Bar

Address: 18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
Phone Number: 212-691-8211
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-691-8211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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