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“Fantastic!”
Review of Pearl Oyster Bar

Pearl Oyster Bar
Ranked #483 of 14,130 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: West Village
Description: Pearl Oyster Bar opened as a 21-seat Seafood restaurant in 1997 to extraordinary acclaim. It was the first establishment in NYC to serve New England cuisine and popularized the lobster roll, never before served in New York. Pearl was also responsible for the upscale oyster bar trend and dining at the bar. The restaurant expanded in 2003 and is considered a New York Classic. Celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2017.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The second time here and it was just as good as the first! Fresh steamed long neck clams, raw oysters and lobster roll. Life is always good at the Pearl Oyster House!

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

From Seattle-first (and third) visit to Pearl in the West Village on Cornelia Street. (For any non locals, you can eat only at restaurants on Cornelia Street and be happy your entire visit. Small, superb fresh seafood-not just oysters. Had their famed lobster roll which was excellent, then on next visit had lobster stew which was beyond this world. Best seat in the house is at the counter watching chef do his magic. Nice, efficient and funny staff-welcomed us back and remembered we had been there recently. If you want to feel like a local in the West Village, you've found your home at Pearl.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

It is now an institution but if you are in NYC, you shoud try the who menu at Pearl Oyster. The lobster roll first of course. To die for!

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

I go to Pearl 3 or 4 times a year and the quality of the food is consistently excellent. Last visit (Dec 3. 2013) for lunch I noticed a bit of rudeness when being "assigned" to a table. We were 3 squeezed into a 2, and were told "well that's the best we can do today, although the restaurant was nearly empty at 12:20 pm. This was a special occasion lunch for my 94 year old mother. Just sayin' ---- It makes me re-think the next visit, that's all. I vote with my feet.

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2  Thank KatMac86
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

A very nice little place with good freesh oysters and a fantastic lobster Rolls very easy atmsofer , few table and no possbility to reserve the table. Prices are very convenient 30 $ / 40 $ each for a very nice lunch.

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Thank Mandrin2013
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