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The Pearl Room

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8201 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 40.626331 -74.029834
at 82nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-502-6227 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Asian: Southeast, Italian, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 86th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Fine diners, don't be deterred by this unassuming corner restaurant's front bar, where clusters of fans bark at TV sports. Venture on—first into a casual dining room, where the tall seatbacks of three romantic booths resemble cresting waves, and then into the sunset-colored dining room—and you'll find a hidden pearl in the spirited, creative cooking of Anthony Rinaldi. The executive chef worked at Eleven Madison Park and Vong before returning to his native Brooklyn, and the big-city polish shows. Italian and American meat, veggie, and pasta dishes are accented with complex and exotic touches, as in the prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin, accompanied by sun-dried-tomato-infused whipped potatoes and a chutney of pine nuts and sweet yellow raisins. Rinaldi's service at Aquagrill is also well represented in a nice array of raw and baked shellfish offerings and creative, fresh fish dishes: A salty cut of tilapia, its crisp, browned skin draped in ginger-beet sauce, nestles on a bed of bursting shrimp and creamy mascarpone risotto. The chef's focus on seasonal ingredients make daily specials especially enticing. But whatever you order, throw caution out the window for dessert: Finish with the restaurant's signature Fried Ice Cream, a giant ball of ice cream wrapped in banana bread, battered, deep-fried, and drenched in caramel.


Sunday brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the garden is open during warm weather, and a fireplace warms up cold winter evenings.

Recommended Dishes

Lobster ravioli, $16; prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin, $25; fried ice cream, $9; seafood paella with chicken and chorizo, $24