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The Pearl

Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious dinner that definitely didn't disappoint. Terrific cocktails, really tasty appetizers (the Filipino lumpia was divine) and super entrees (my son and I split the Japanese steak - steak was excellent but the fries - oh my were they good). All served up with nice tempo and courtesy.

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Saratoga, California, United States
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here our last night in Nantucket. Very pleasant and efficient service. Good was excellent (although portions were in the smal size). Sushi "pizza", duck potstickers and salmon/ahi poke were all great appetizers. Merlot from South Africa was a pleasant surprise. All island restaurants are expensive, and this "jewel" on Federal Street was no exception - but... More 

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Park City
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't begin to overstate how great this place is. From the pepper appetizer to duck dumpling to the crab ragoon, the options for starters were all amazing. The steak tartare was to absolutely to die for! Recommend the lobster wok over the soft shell crab dish. Desserts were just ok. Service was exceptionally attentive with a reasonably priced and diverse... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in without a reservation & were fortunate to nab 2 seats at the bar. Vibrant bar scene where you can order dinner and the food was delish. Attentive bar staff that was friendly...great meal and fun vibe.

Thank Sobe4elle
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We entered a dark noisy room and were immediately seated. I was surprised that it was quite chic for Nantucket. The food was totally amazing and the portions were a perfect size..not to big or small...the only thing I didn't like was the noise level..it was too cozy to be that loud!

Thank Diane E
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a party of 14 in the Pink Room. My husband and I have been here many many times often bringing another couple or just sitting at the bar for dinner impromtu-- this year we had several people with us and were so excited to share our favorite restaurant with them and The Pearl did not disappoint! From the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We had a fantastic bottle of champagne and a few appetizers. Everything was delicious. The only problem was feeling a bit of an outsider sitting at the bar. Bartenders knew most of the people coming in (which is not a bad thing) and we felt as though they would like us to leave a bit quicker than we wanted.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I just love everything about this restaurant. A great space, creative and wonderful menu, attentive and friendly staff and a great bar. Everything is prepared and presented with excellence and pride. A terrific evening. A promise of many more to come.

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Cape May
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My wife and sister were in Nantucket for 2 days, 1 night in May. I wanted to eat at Union 56, but my sister wanted to eat at Oran Mor or The Pearl( which was recommended by a close friend who ownes property on the island). As Oran Mor was still closed for refurbishment, we chose The Pearl. Nothing could... More 

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this review

Hello, First and foremost, Thank you for taking the time to share with us the details of your evening from missed opportunities to overall lack of hospitality and timely service. I sincerely, apologize on behalf of our entire team, as your experience at the Pearl on opening night was utterly unacceptable. I understand, nothing I am able to say will... More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We love eating at The Pearl. It's our favorite. I don't like lobster (I know - it's weird but I just don't) and the lobster rangun is the only way I've actually enjoyed lobster and a must have if you're eating there. We've been several times but the things that stand out to me are the Tuna Martini, Lobster Rangun... More 

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Pearl. The Lobster Rangoons have a serious following, some may even say cult style- they are hand made and we sell out every evening! Please say hello next time you are on-island. Many thanks, Angela More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $80
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 15082289701
Unique Coastal Kitchen & Drinks. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England - New England Travel & Life. Best of Award of Excellence Wine Spectator 2015. ZAGAT top table. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm hospitality. Wok Fried Lobster | Prime Porterhouse for 2 | BBQ Beef with sauce | Dinner nightly Mid May

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?