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The Pearl

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12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
15082289701
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Description: Modern Coastal Cuisine. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New...
Modern Coastal Cuisine. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England.ZAGAT #1 rating on-island for Cuisine. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm, exacting service. Dinner nighty in season.
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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
AMAZING...Always!!

The Pearl is consistently amazing! My favorite dish is the lobster WOK. I look forward to treating myself to this particular dish every time I go. It is truly delicious as is everything else on the menu. The service is always exceptional and the atmosphere is perfect for a lovely and fun night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
ropqsr
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The Pearl is consistently amazing! My favorite dish is the lobster WOK. I look forward to treating myself to this particular dish every time I go. It is truly delicious as is everything else on the menu. The service is always exceptional and the atmosphere is perfect for a lovely and fun night out!!

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Thank ropqsr
Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Pearl is one of the best Asian fusion restaurants I have experienced. Very hip interior and atmosphere. We have many different small plates and each was outstanding. If I lived in Nantucket I would ask for a standing reservation!!

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Thank Gu P
Leawood, Kansas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Seafood with an Asian accent well prepared in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the Lobster entry with an AsiaaaAAsSusisn

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I traveled to Nantucket for a short getaway....made reservations at the Pearl with an eye on the Wok Lobster, as he had never had it. He is a culinary trained chef ---- and said it was one of the best meals he had ever eaten. Beyond that --- the service and ambiance was wonderful, from the hostess,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Spectacular Food if you have patience and the ability to deal with loud restaurants. It is very popular, very crowded, very loud and with an over-worked and somewhat inattentive wait-staff -- but the food makes up for all the downside. Go for the food and you will have a great time -- the experience on the whole is less than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at the Pearl following a recommendation.Not disappointed.My wife thinks it was the best fusion food she has had for along time. Service was good. We arrived early and were seated quickly and before our reservation time.

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Thank Dow63
New York City, New York, USA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

A must try for dinner , overall service is great the vibe is fun and food is very good . A must go for dinner when on the island.

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Thank AP411
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I can't help but judge the people who rated this positively. This is an obnoxious party scene, and it is an embarrassment compared to all of Nantucket's truly great restaurants. Service: Had to wait in the overcrowded bar for 30 minutes past our reservation time, with no real apology or recognition. Once seated, waiter was absent for extended periods of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went there about three nights ago. No offense but we were met with a British hostess. Initially she sat us at a table that would not be appreciated by most and we told her so. With the utmost professionalism and elegance we were asked to wait briefly for another table that exceeded our expectations. She is... More 

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Thank Elisa B
Dayton, OH
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food and service at The Pearl were excellent. A few of the dishes were good but not great (e.g the Vietnamese lettuce wraps) - for these prices there should be no flaws. We avoided the lobster and steak for two which were outrageously expensive ... ask the server as the menu shows them listed as AQ. The noise level... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at the Pearl! We are so glad you enjoyed both food and the service, we strive for excellence with every experience with our guests. We are looking into ways to baffle and absorb the noise level some of the enthusiastic revelers in our dining room create. The accoustics in our center dining room are the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 15082289701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Modern Coastal Cuisine. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England.ZAGAT #1 rating on-island for Cuisine. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm, exacting service. Dinner nighty in season.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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