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Pearl Oyster Bar

18 Cornelia St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bleecker St.
212-691-8211

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

82% would go back.

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Mmmm lobster rolls & clam chowder standout

By mackdi on 9/3/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We came for the lobster roll and were not disappointed!! Other standouts from the meal included the fried oysters (accompanied by an amazing sauce) and the New England clam chowder with bacon (mmm). I was so full from the lobster roll and clam chowder that I brought half of the lobster roll home. No miss, it was just as delicious on Day 2. I will definitely be returning.

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57 out of 122 people found this review helpful.

The best lobster roll in the world!

By Renee on 4/14/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food at Pearl is amazing. The lobster roll is mayonnaise-y and delicious with just a hint of lemon on a toasted, buttered bun. The scallops melt in your mouth. The Caesar salad is to die for. And the desserts are just too good for words. I've never had better seafood, anywhere!

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352 out of 712 people found this review helpful.

Simply the Best!

By CityGirl3 on 4/17/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Dollar for dollar, this is the best seafood joint in NYC--probably on the east coast. A real chef who has spun simple beach food into gold! Do not miss the cod sandwich at lunch, the mussels in cream sauce, Caesar salad, fried osyters, crab cake and lobster roll, any time. Can't wait until that second room opens up!!!!

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347 out of 742 people found this review helpful.

What a Catch!

By NYC14 on 5/8/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great seafood and desserts! I have never been disappointed with the food and service. Lunch too!

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374 out of 777 people found this review helpful.

What's the BEEF!

By gastro212 on 5/8/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

There should be NONE! It is the BEST SEAFOOD in town. Worth the wait for the fresh, delectable dishes from the bouillabaisse, fried oysters, whole fresh fish and the yummy desserts too! No wonder GOURMET 2002 chose Pearl Oyster Bar as One of America's Best Restaurants.

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423 out of 854 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic first time

By luv2eat on 8/20/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

After a 10 min. wait we were seated. Very friendly staff, great service and the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth fried oysters. Great chowder. We enhaled our lobster rolls. Despite a waiting crowd, we were never rushed. Liked sitting at the bar as you talk to those on either side. Wonderful experience, will definitely return, especially now that I know where Cornelia St. is.

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376 out of 847 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful

By mitchmurr on 8/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went for the first time on a Saturday. Heard about the lines so we arrived 5:30 for the 6PM opening. Only four in front of us. By 5:50 there were about 20 in line. Sat at the counter, all service people were very friendly and welcoming. Had the famous Lobster Roll (Fantastic!), oysters (small but tasty), clam chowder (very good and only $8!) and mussels (also very good and plenty served for $11). We enjoyed everything and would return sooner than later. The owner and staff were great.

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