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18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138 (Manhattan)
212-691-8211
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Ranked #16 of 11,845 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood:
Greenwich Village
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
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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Rocky River, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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New York
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266 reviews 266 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wow, this is currently #12 of all NYC restaurants?! Unreal. I suspect hyped up by the regulars here because I do notice a lot frequent here. So I finally came here in search of the perfect lobster roll and in a nutshell, very disappointed. While you do get a lot of lobster and I do mean a lot, that's all... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I definitively recomend this place. They have the best lobster rolls in town, even better than the ones in Maine. Be prepared to wait since no reservations are accepted.

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I came across this restaurant while strolling through the streets of West Village on a weekday. I saw three elderly persons waiting for the place to open for lunch at 12 and out of curiosity, I asked them what they were going to have for lunch at Pearl Oyster Bar. All three answered the Lobster Roll. And so I decided... More 

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

If your looking for the best lobster roll in the city this the place. You'll have to take a trip to Newport or Maine to find better. Anytime we have visitors from out of town who ask " is there any place to get a really good Lobster Roll in the city" I bring them here. The raw bar here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great food ok service could be better. Will deffinately come back to try again maybe the server was having an off evening

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

going to the village is worth it just to eat at Pearls oyster bar. Lobster rolls are the best as is clam chowder and friend oysters. My favorite place to,eat in NYC.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We loved the “Pearl”. Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and fast. Owner/Chef was on-site and working. Sat at the bar/counter nearest the kitchen. It was warm (felt good) and we could see a lot of the kitchen and plating. Oysters were outstanding, Bouillabaisse was the best ever, and the pan-fried Pompano was perfect. Did I say we loved 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>  > Manhattan
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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