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Pearl Oyster Bar

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West Village
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 18
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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Mario Batali was right...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Farrah H
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Alabama
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Before the restaurant open, there was a queue lining at the door already. I over-heard that if we didn't arrive earlier, we wouldn't be able to get in during lunch hour. The restaurant is not big, only have one waitress to serve and taking order. I ordered clam chowder and lobster roll. The lobster roll is good, the meat is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

They do not take reservations so get there early. Lobster roll beautiful and the Bouillabaisse (the next time there) confirmed the greatness of this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My third time here and meal has been consistently outstanding. Had the Lobster Roll and have never had a better one. Don't love fried oysters but tasted them and may be a convert. Wished the wine list had a little more depth but still an excellent selection. Service was fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Lovely little place with great food and good service. We had superb clam chowder and lobster rolls, and the waiter opened a second bottle of wine for us to make up for a tiny mispour, a very appreciated gesture. Must try!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

The seafood is very fresh, service is great and the bill was reasonable. I recommend the lobster roll, but everything I tried on the menu was fantastic. Will be back!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Freshest seafood you can find and cooked perfectly! If you plan to dine here, come casual and call for opening hours as they are closed on Sundays and holidays. Nevertheless, you'll find some of the best oysters and a great lobster roll too at moderate prices! They are open for lunch and dinner, but closed midafternoon. The difficulty is in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The lobster rolls are the best...great homey atmosphere. The raw oysters seem fresh and tasty. Very busy on weekends, but week day visits will be great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Pearl is kinda hyped and it turned out for a good reason. The food is really good, the staff great and the whole concept of an unpretentious attitude and single minded devotion to fish and sea food works. In France a place like this would probably have white linnen, crystal glasses and uptight waiters but Pearl is just like it´s... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There is a small menu here but it's all done well and is good value for money. The deep fried oysters had too thick a coat of batter but the lobster roll and shoestring fries were very good, There was too much mayonnaise on the coleslaw but the grilled fish was very fresh though a little too overstuffed with herbs.... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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