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Pearl Oyster Bar

18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #59 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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209 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Roanoke, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I arrived at 11:30 to find Pearl's didn't open until noon. We strolled around the block for a glass of wine and an appetizer at Gallo Nero (which was actually very, very good) and almost stayed there for lunch. Wow what we would have missed if we hadn't stuck with our plan to eat at Pearl's. It... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went for a late dinner. Small place but the five of us were shown to a small round table which was comfortable enough. The lobster roll was good and had big chunks of lobster. The gazpacho with shrimps and lobster was very good. The ceviches were just OK. The fried calamari were good. The bouillabaisse was really good, even... More

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nashville tn.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Half the fun of this restaurant was finding it. Got off the subway two stops south and walked thru some great areas. I knew you couldn't make reservations, but we were not in any hurry so we just showed up. There was about a 40 minute wait, but a great waitress/ Hostess said we could sit at a side bar.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at this restaurant twice - once for dinner and on another occasion for lunch. The lobster is rolls are definitely the thing to eat at this restaurant - absolutely mouthwateringly delicious - served with shoestring fries!!! The lobster is from Maine and really fresh...need I say more. The salted crispy shrimps and oysters are also delicious as starters!!... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate here last evening and enjoyed the experience, a small crowded resturant in Greenwich Village near Washington Square. The Oysters were good but pricey, the wine selection was good all between $45 and $60 / bottle. The French Sauvignon we selected (Non specific, Bordeaux) was nothing special. Bordeaux Blanc, Château de Goupin – 2012 is a $10 dollar bottle... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am obsessed with lobster rolls and even went to the lobster roll rumble this year. Pearl is still my favorite, with the very generous amounts of lobster meat and mayo, while it is very rich, I always crave pearl! Get there at 6 on the dot if you don't want to wait for a table!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Best lobster roll ever with crispy French fries. Shame they do not take reservation, had to wait more than 30 minutes for a table.....

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The Caribbean
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was a regular when I lived in NYC. Now I go back any time I'm in town. Rebecca Charles's little Maine oasis in the Village is as unpretentious as can be, and the food is hard to beat, as is the service and the charm of the staff. Much more to it than the lobster roll (there's also the... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We came here past 20;00 and fortunately there was a table next to the kitchen, so we did not have to wait. It was our first time and was suggested by our hotel Chelsea Pines Inn. What a great suggestion!!! We had a combination of fresh and fried oysters to share with a nice white wine. And after that we... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Second time here. Tasted SO good! The lobster roll, that is. Also sampled my the claim chowder....fresh, smooth, delicious! Fun place for lunch before taking in a film at the nearby Film Forum. Great afternoon!

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