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Pearl’s

178 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.717955 -73.961138
nr. Bedford Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
929-276-3528 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

pearlsbakeandshark.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.

Prices

$8-$21

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

John and Fallon Seymour, the husband-and-wife team behind Williamsburg comfort-food establishments Pop’s and Sweet Chick, named this project for Fallon’s Trinidadian grandmother and her traditional Caribbean recipes. It’s sunny inside and out, with interior murals bearing island messages like “Paradise” and “One Love” from graffiti artist Snoeman. (There are even Rihanna lyrics scrawled in neon paint and, fittingly, a portrait of the famous Barbadian is on display in the bathroom.) Share sweet plantains, caramelized in a tamarind-chile sauce, to start, or pick the fluffy stuffed crab back out of its shell. Snoeman’s work also advertises the Shark Bake, a pita-style sandwich bursting with fried meat and pickled slaw. Heed his word, and douse it with your choice of clearly labeled sauces: sweet tamarind, garlic, cilantro-based chadon beni, or a vinegary hot pepper — “The messier the better,” a server encouraged one evening. Faithfully spicy jerk chicken falls off the bone and comes with a generous portion of rice, beans, and peas. If you’re overwhelmed by all that heat, cool down with a frozen rum-based slushy, like a Dark and Stormy (charmingly dubbed the Rude Boy here) or a supersweet punch, or a Carib beer, which a bartender advised is an “authentic” island choice.

Recommended Dishes

Stuffed crab back, $12; bake and shark, $11; jerk chicken, $18

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