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“Best lobster roll ever!!!”
Review of Pearl Oyster Bar

Pearl Oyster Bar
Ranked #404 of 13,765 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
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.
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best lobster roll ever!!!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I am obsessed with lobster rolls and even went to the lobster roll rumble this year. Pearl is still my favorite, with the very generous amounts of lobster meat and mayo, while it is very rich, I always crave pearl! Get there at 6 on the dot if you don't want to wait for a table!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank kawa07
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Zurich, Switzerland
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133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lobster rolls !”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Best lobster roll ever with crispy French fries. Shame they do not take reservation, had to wait more than 30 minutes for a table.....

Visited June 2014
1 Thank ClaudioLaax
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The Caribbean
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pearl is the greatest!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I was a regular when I lived in NYC. Now I go back any time I'm in town. Rebecca Charles's little Maine oasis in the Village is as unpretentious as can be, and the food is hard to beat, as is the service and the charm of the staff. Much more to it than the lobster roll (there's also the rosé and the fresh fish and clams and oysters...).

  • Visited February 2014
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Breda, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“The best in Manhattan!!!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We came here past 20;00 and fortunately there was a table next to the kitchen, so we did not have to wait. It was our first time and was suggested by our hotel Chelsea Pines Inn. What a great suggestion!!! We had a combination of fresh and fried oysters to share with a nice white wine. And after that we had the famous lobster roll. All this was the best! It was so fresh and well prepared. It all tasted wonderful! Asa dessert we had the Sundays and they were a nice ending of this fabulous meal! Highly recommended!! We will certainly be back to enjoy this pearl!!!

Thank rotterdamerik
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Oahu, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“OMG Lobster Roll”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Second time here. Tasted SO good! The lobster roll, that is. Also sampled my the claim chowder....fresh, smooth, delicious! Fun place for lunch before taking in a film at the nearby Film Forum. Great afternoon!

Thank MBPillen
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