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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 #14 of 11,776 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:
West Village
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Bozeman, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Over the top perfect Lobster Roll. Simple, fresh, perfect, except the price.....$20 I recall.....ouch! Pearl is very good and very expensive. Service people are great. Often a wait at popular hours.

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Ballarat, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

this place is wondeful. classy crisp wines, brilliant tastes..and oysters. ny does oysters like no other place. they know. the seafood is fresh. it is a wonderful relaxing place to just enjoy NY.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A friend introduced me to this place one day at lunch. Best lobster roll ever. Not too much mayo, and there is a HUGE amount of lobster. This is well worth the market price. There is also a HUGE hunk of delicious shoe string fries!! I highly recommend the combination cocktail as well. Just check the hours, as lunch is... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you know anything about Pearl, you know the lobster roll is famous there (and rightly so) but my go to is their fired oysters. I am extremely picky about fried oysters. Can't be too big. Seasoning in the batter has to be on point. They MUST be crisp...but not burnt. Pearl hits on all points. Perfect. The sauces that... More 

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Brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We saw this bar on a food tour through Greenwich and vowed to pop back for some oysters. well, we stayed at the bar for oysters and lobster and it was fantastic. The bartender was friendly and the wine was pretty good too. A liitle gem really, and very busy but they found room for us at the bar which... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For me, this is the best oyster roll in NYC. The lobster roll is the mayo style of roll. Some argue that it's more of s lobster salad. Whatever. I love it! But the menu has many other gems like fried oysters and nice green salads. The staff are like old friends.

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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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