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Pearl Oyster Bar

18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
+1 212-691-8211
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oysters” (45 reviews)
“steamers” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s simply the best value for money and my favorite place in Manhattan. They don’t take reservations and there’s usually some waiting list, but you will get tho most amazing lobster roll, a fantastic clam chowder and everything is presented in very generous portions. The...More

Thank JimboNewman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great, the oysters are fresh, the service is also great. A must in the area! Lobster roll is delicious.

Thank Geminiano P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most wonderful expericience at this lovely restaurant: delightful seafood, friendly staff, great service,... a must visit in New York! Will definitely come back when in New York. Two very happy Belgian customers.

Thank Anne-Sophie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pearl's never disappoints! Great West Village spot on quiet Cornelia Street where you can enjoy an always satisfying fish and seafood meal. We usually get there by 6 PM when they open to avoid a wait. Love their small menu, you can't go wrong with...More

Thank Ikoo2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always loved POB, especially the fried oysters - but Wednesday's lunch fell short of expectations. The fried oysters were large (really large) and totally tasteless. Both the oysters and the batter were bland, actually had no flavor. At all. The Fourme D'Ambert salad...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went with a group of 6, and they don't take reservations so the wait could be unpredictable. oysters were great, both raw and fried. lobster rolls were good, what was surprisingly good were the frites that came with, those are excellent. also had steamers which...More

Thank tmldp3
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A friend recommended this place to us out-of-towners. We went during cold, wet snow and insane winds, so we didn't have to wait for a table! The clam chowder really hit the spot and the lobster roll is as good as other reviewers mention! The...More

Thank megehen
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Came in quite early so No need to wait for a table! Chose the ”normal” oysters which I as a swede found HUGE! i prefer the smaller ones since I find them tastier! Also tried the fried ones and I loved Those.

Thank VeronicaSjogren
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Great food. No reservations though, so make sure you’re willing to hold the line for at least 20-25 minutes for a table. Do not miss the clam chowder, the bouillabaisse and the best lobster roll in town (by far). Average dining is between 45-65 per...More

Thank JimboNewman
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a nice place on Cornelia street New York City, they do not take reservation, if you go around 8 you will find a place. I love the eating bar, confortable chair and great service. The soup and the fried oyster roll was amazing

1  Thank mundosully
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No dress code at Pearl.
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Al in between $ 10 and 25. very reasonable pricing considering the quality!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Cornelia St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-691-8211
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.
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