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Pearl Oyster Bar

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Neighborhood:
Greenwich Village
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18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
212-691-8211
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Oyster bar?

Went on the last Saturday in February at 9pm and the were surprisingly not busy. The place is very cute and warm with a friendly vibe. We sat at the bar, the bartender was nice. He explained the menu & gave our drinks quickly. The food was ok. Didn't find anything special at all, especially since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
mike f
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Mantoloking, New Jersey
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Mantoloking, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went on the last Saturday in February at 9pm and the were surprisingly not busy. The place is very cute and warm with a friendly vibe. We sat at the bar, the bartender was nice. He explained the menu & gave our drinks quickly. The food was ok. Didn't find anything special at all, especially since this was rated so... More 

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London
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48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect but can say this place was great. Starting from the friendly staff when we entered to the server, to the great oysters, lobster roll, and chowder, everything was excellent. Highly recommended.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I loved this place in the Village. It was very hospitable to single patrons as you could sit at the counter and enjoy the atmosphere of the place regardless of not having any company. I had the oysters and then took the house advice of trying thr lobster roll as it was my first time there. The oysters were exquisite.... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

You feel you're at a beach restaurant as the fish is fresh, well prepared and the atmosphere is comfortable and informal (though service is terrific and competent). Someone in the group should order a lobster roll, but do try other things as everything is well prepared and delicious. Go early if you don't want to wait on line, but it's... More 

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Davie, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Walked in and sat at the bar. Bartender was very personable and polite, not to mention attentive. Food service was very quick. Lobster roll was FABULOUS! Clam Chowder was great too. Highly recommend this place!

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Pearl Oyster Bar is one of my favorite sea food spots in New York. It is located on a quite tree lined street in the West Village. I love how quaint and cozy this place is. It is fun to sit at the bar, have a glass of wine and people watch.The wine list is well priced and has good... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had an excellent diner in this cosy and trendy fish restaurant. As a european I ate all american fish, advised by the lady of the house, and it was great! Also the wine was suggested by her and was excellent. good stuff!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Jam packed at opening on a Saturday. Staff is super friendly even though working at hectic pace. Wine list is incredibly well priced with quality selections. Fried oysters, salted shrimp, smoked salmon, scallops and of course the lobster roll are delicious - ordered too much. No room for dessert so had some Sauternes instead. Noisy and tightly packed but not... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great seafood. Oysters Rockefeller are a must! Skate sandwich is the best. Fabulous fries. With a chilled glass of Sancerre, who could ask for more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wish I wouldn't have ordered the lobster roll. It was a little heavy for me. The whole fish my partner had was delicious. The oysters were the freshest I have tasted in a long time. Just like I remember during my years in Boston. Warm and inviting space. Order early the Lobster pie...limited number made each day.

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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>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 212-691-8211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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