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The Pearl

12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
+1 508-228-9701
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried lobster” (14 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (13 reviews)
“bbq beef” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

I had high hopes for Pearl as everyone recommended it, and everything on the menu looked excellent. Unfortunately the waiter kind of ruined things for us being completely uninterested. When we asked for recommendations "everything is good". Took quite a while to take drink and...More

1  Thank Rob B
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, the details you provided allowed us to further mentor our team and elevate our hospitality. First of all I apologize on behalf of my team for the attitude and the lack of true hospitality. We are always striving to...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017

I return to the Pearl year after year and the experiencehas never disappointed. This is a high end, beautiful people scene with food and drinks to match. Like Nantucket, it is expensive but worth every penny. I love the passion fruit Martini and Wok Fried...More

Thank Lisa B
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing! We always encourage walk-ins and day of check-ins as guests plans may change with the weather! We strive to be consistent and inspired each and every season, for both our returning and first time guests. The Wok-fried Lobster and...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation for 6pm, and when we arrived we asked if we could have an open table in a corner. We were told we could not have that table because it was reserved for later and we might not be done in time....More

1  Thank aheaton
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, I apologize fro the way my team handled the seating of table 3. I wish all of our tables could be corner tables. We strive to partner with all of our guests to accommodate seating preferences, standing reservations and...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

The food here is always good and the service is fine. It is just a poor value. We only ordered apps and the bill came to more than many of the other restaurants.

1  Thank mimiPrinceton_NJ
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Great cocktail menu and the lobster dish is a must! This restaurant is a must.

Thank Laura F
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you!!! We are delighted you loved your experience!. Cheers, Angela

Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I, along with another couple, went to The Pearl for dinner. The food was amazing! Most of the menu consisted of what seemed like Asian food combined with seafood. Three out of the four of us got the Salt and Pepper Wok...More

Thank Bruce H
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for joining us at the pearl! I am so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. The Wok Fried Lobster is our single most popoular dish, we serve two tails versus the single tail many spots serve, as guests kept ordering a double...More

Reviewed July 28, 2017

Very popular (reservations a must!), fancy, expensive dining location in Nantucket, MA. About $100/person, and not everyone had a drink. Most of the special drinks go for $18. Food is quite delicious. Portions could be larger. My wife found the food too spicy and salty....More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed July 20, 2017

The Pearl is at the top of my list in Nantucket--cuisine, service, decor--it is a marvelous & special restaurant. I love the intense flavors and the variety of the carefully created menu. Dining at The Pearl feels special every time I go!

Thank HoneyHammer
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you! We treasure the chance to create unique and special dishes for our guests. Over the years the best part of being a restaurateur is our collection of guests-friends, who become extended family. Making memories is the best reward!

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

OMG! The food is sublime. The service is lovely. The wine list is terrific. What more could one ask for. Asian influences on locally sourced foods. I could eat here daily (if I could afford it). But it is worth every penny for this great...More

1  Thank GMBG
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you, thank you! I am thrilled you loved your experience and evening with us at the pearl. Our team strives to keep all the details on point in midst of the craziness of Nantucket at the moment. My husband and the culinary team put...More

Reviewed July 5, 2017

Two of my girlfriends had never been to The Pearl, which is a sin in and of itself! I always have such an amazing meal and their staff is top notch!

Thank samanthal281
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Hello Samantha, Thank you for sharing your first experience at the Pearl! We are so glad you joined us, I will share your review with our team. Girls nights are such fun, and we love hosting get togethers. Cheers! Angela

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$40 - $80
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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: +1 508-228-9701
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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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