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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oysters” (43 reviews)
“steamers” (14 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No words to describe how good is the Lobster Roll (and also the service). The environment is very friendly and nice.

Thank Lucas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident,but would highly recommend going out your way to eat here! The food was exceptional, especially the clam chowder and oysters. The chowder was so tasty. All the food that they had prepared for others looked fantastic as they walked...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We happily and actively hunt down lobster rolls from Boston to New York to D.C. and beyond. There's still none better than at Pearl. The lobster is bountiful, lightly dressed, and the roll is perfect without being overly buttery. They've perfected the balance of tasting...More

Thank Aquasib
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

After touring NYU, we were looking for a small, casual seafood place for lunch, and happened upon Pearl. Split a selection of perfectly fresh oysters. My husband had the skate sandwich special on ciabatta, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Server was happy to switch out fries...More

Thank Erwinka
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Every time I'm in the city I always come back for their lobster roll!! It's so good and with shoestring fries, so worth it!

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Been there a couple of times already. This has become one of the first stops in New York for us, before we do anything else. Fresh Oysters (the fried Oysters are great, too), mussels, scallops, lobster roll ... you cannot go wrong, regardless of the...More

1  Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Fun little place with great seafood. Cool neighborhood (West Village). Very friendly staff, casual atmosphere. A little on the pricey side - but it's NYC. They don't take Amex (but do take visa / MC) No reservations - but they turn tables pretty quickly -...More

Thank Raymond R
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Response from RAC1954 | Property representative |
No dress code at Pearl.
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Response from Lefere | Reviewed this property |
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 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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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