My husband and I ate at the Pearl during our recent vacation to the area in October, 2008, based on the recommendation of several people that we met who live there. The restaurant was offering an early special where you received a three course meal for a very reasonable price. The courses were superb, including the dessert. Unlike other restaurants that I've eaten at where the early specials were less than ideal or obviously not up to the regular standard, this was not the case at the Pearl. I would highly recommend it and this restaurant will now become a must-visit during our annual vacation to St Pete.