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Pearl & Ash

220 Bowery, New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.

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Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

25% would go back.

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Great Wine List; Food Punches Above Its Weight

By bugmenot on 12/7/2014

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

On a recent Sunday evening Pearl and Ash had a good crowd but wasn't jammed. The food was excellent - no misses among the 6 small plates ordered between two people. Particular favorites were the charred octopus and the venison sausage. The wine list is formidable, but it would have been nice to see a broader selection of wines available by the glass. Terroir is my go-to downtown wine joint and makes for a good comparison. Pearl and Ash has better, more interesting food, but I'd go to Terroir to experiment with interesting and odd wines (many more of which are available by the glass than at P&A). An aside on the music: Whoever made the playlist hit the sweet spot on the nostalgia curve for my demographic. The hits of the 80s, 90s, and today just kept on coming. Loved it!

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93 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

Not Great

By PupoftheRhones on 12/23/2013

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Egregious service; tolerable raw fishes

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111 out of 213 people found this review helpful.

Great Chef, Good Wine, The rest is Lame

By cnymagz on 8/22/2013

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

A Sorority/Fraternity on the Bowery. The scene is very Meatpacking 2006. But the owners think that they are uber cool. The chef should raise above and have a better venue because the food coming out of the kitchen impresses: Long Beans, chicken butter, steak tartare, hamachi, all = impressive and really nice balance of flavors. The wines are nice but the sommelier needs to quite playing with the saber and the champagne - Serve the customers who are a bit more dignified and not looking for a disney experience, please. Get the chef a serious venue, then lets talk......

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130 out of 237 people found this review helpful.

Rudest Treatment Received in 20 Years of NYC Dining!

By lowereastsider on 8/21/2013

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Pearl and Ash is awful! Had rudest treatment last night from hostess and manager that I've experienced in 20 years of NYC restaurant going. We had reservations at 8, but were told that the third member of our party could not stand next to us at the bar, where we were buying drinks and his wife was sitting while we waited for a table (although one was open) 20 minutes after our reservation! Wasn't even that packed, and the crowd was all old and dressed like your out of town Aunt would be for a "fancy" place.

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