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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” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (36 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is absolutely wonderful. The food is fantastic and the service is completely impeccable. We had a really jolly time there. It was probably our favourite dining experience during our trip to NYC .

Thank charlietraveller1987
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch at the Pearl Oyster Bar, which is located on a quiet side street in the West Village. The place is set up as a small bistro, with small tables and a cozy atmosphere. We had the seafood cocktail with...More

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I took clients for dinner and the chief Andrew had his fingers in the food!!! I was so embrassed I did not make big deal cause I was with client after dinner we both got sick I would never eat there again!!!!!

Thank justpitt2017
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Lobster roll is amazing, but so are the oysters (that sauce!) and those fries! The staff was friendly, and the place was nice.

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Went over Labor Day weekend with hubby and daughter. Small place but we were seated right away. Wow! I love oysters and the ones I had there were delicious! My husband had the creamy soup and the lobster roll. I tried both and I have...More

Thank roonguad
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We went for a recent lunch and it was an excellent experience. We started with the Clam Chowder, a nice big bowl of the creamy soup. Very good! Clams were a bit hard but chopped up enough to handle. We then shared steamers; nice big...More

Thank shellyf
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Response from RAC1954 | Property representative |
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.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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.
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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