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Pearl Oyster Bar

18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138 (Manhattan)
212-691-8211
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Ranked #110 of 11,374 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Falls Church, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Trip Advisor delivers again! Outstanding food, lobster roll is as good as any I've had. The clam chowder was excellent and the PEI mussels done in a mustard sauce was different and delicious. Great service, great atmosphere, will be back!

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Houston, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The lobster roll and po. Many. Fish special was great. We sat in the back and was quieter . Thought we would wait long but got a table for two in ten minutes . Well worth it. Couldn't be fresher

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Antwerp, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Excellent blue point oysters, clams, shrimps and one hell of a delicious lobster roll! Tiny restaurant but good service.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This place is a great seafood bar , everything ranging from sushi rolls to lobster . It has a nice vibe to it and the service was good except waiting for a while for some fish tacos . The food was amazingly good its a little expensive but forget that its well worth it.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Small place between Bleecker and west 4th streets , recommended to us by friends, pearl was a wonderful dining experience. Bucket of steamers, lobster roll and seared sea scallops were excellently prepared and presented. Great selection of wines by the glass, all reasonably priced by NYC rates. Our server was efficient and made helpful suggestions. They also had whole broiled... More

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The second time here and it was just as good as the first! Fresh steamed long neck clams, raw oysters and lobster roll. Life is always good at the Pearl Oyster House!

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

From Seattle-first (and third) visit to Pearl in the West Village on Cornelia Street. (For any non locals, you can eat only at restaurants on Cornelia Street and be happy your entire visit. Small, superb fresh seafood-not just oysters. Had their famed lobster roll which was excellent, then on next visit had lobster stew which was beyond this world. Best... More

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is now an institution but if you are in NYC, you shoud try the who menu at Pearl Oyster. The lobster roll first of course. To die for!

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I go to Pearl 3 or 4 times a year and the quality of the food is consistently excellent. Last visit (Dec 3. 2013) for lunch I noticed a bit of rudeness when being "assigned" to a table. We were 3 squeezed into a 2, and were told "well that's the best we can do today, although the restaurant was... More

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Rome, Italy
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A very nice little place with good freesh oysters and a fantastic lobster Rolls very easy atmsofer , few table and no possbility to reserve the table. Prices are very convenient 30 $ / 40 $ each for a very nice lunch.

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