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“Terrific Food but Noisy”

Pearl Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 24, 2013

An excellent restaurant with a splendid selection of raw oysters. It's a busy place and deserved so, but it's in a mini-mall so there's no view and it doesn't have a lot of atmosphere. We went with friends and enjoyed our meal all around. However, we had a VERY hard time hearing each other across a tiny table as the noise level is high (as others have noted). I'd definitely go back for the food but not it I was looking for meal and quiet conversation.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have experienced this restaurant now four times. It is all good. The service was excellent as always. The crab cakes are to die for and the entree is always presented in such a way that it invites the patron to sit back and just enjoy.

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2  Thank 299PFrank
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Food had its very good and not so good side, but the cacophony of noise made the meal miserable. Our waitress could not hear our orders and one could not hear one's companions across the table. An acoustical engineer relative has a decibel level app on his iPhone, and Pearl topped out at every level at 7:30 pm. The good deeds happening behind the stove are overshadowed entirely by the miserably loud noise levels. Our group agreed: definitely not a place to revisit.

Thank Donna U
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The menu is inventive. If you sit at the bar you can watch the excellent kitchen staff in action. (And the bartenders/servers are very friendly and professional). At this point we have tried every menu item but seem to return to the "roll your owns". Two problems - hard to choose, so an appetizer sampler might be a good start. And the room can get very noisy. Get there early and sit in the front window tables.

1  Thank Rick F
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We had a great ime at Pearl! The food was delicious! The BBQ ribs were finger licking good and the lemon grass chicken to die for. The only issus is how close you are the the tables next to you. We could have shared a dish we were that close. It's hard for the servers as well to deliver and clear dishes. Overall it was great and we will be back!

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Thank Taylor M
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