Pearl Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant · West Village
18 Cornelia St (btw Bleecker & W 4th), New York, NY 10014, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–2:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Based on 345 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Daniela C.
    "I even daydream about the Lobster roll, a must go in NY."(82 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    "Get it with the shoestring fries and it's a match made in heaven."(9 Tips)
    "Must have the fried oysters, NE clam chowder, and lobster roll here."(19 Tips)
    Markus S.
    "fried oyster roll"(4 Tips)
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  • lobster rolls
  • oysters
  • shoestring fries
  • mussels
  • good for dates
  • bucket of steamers
  • desserts
  • scallops
  • cozy
  • blueberries
  • authentic
  • shrimp cocktail
  • ice cream sundaes
  • wine
  • good service
  • great value
  • fish
  • cocktails
  • buffet
  • smoked salmon
  • Aashna S.

    Lobster roll!

    Aashna S · 1 week ago
  • Lindsay C.

    Cozy spot with delicious, fresh seafood.

    Lindsay C · 1 week ago
  • Edmund Y.

    Fresh fresh fresh!! Our table had the oysters, lobster, lobster roll, and a whole pompano. Will definitely be coming back!

    Edmund Yan · 3 weeks ago
  • Sandy J.

    Grilled lobster, bouillabaisse, shrimp cocktail, chowder...everything is great!

    Sandy J · April 1
  • Emily W.

    A great spot to dine solo at the bar. The fried oysters pair excellently with an allagash white.

    Emily Wilson · March 23
  • Nom N.

    Lobster roll, not chocolate mousse

    Nom Nom · March 11
  • Andrew S.

    Lobster roll is amazing.

    Andrew S · February 27
  • Kylie F.

    Oh god. It's all delicious!

    Kylie F · February 13
  • Jacques C.

    Lobster roll is mediocre, clam shoulder is too salty because the chef didn't compensate for the bacon. Fried oysters sauce lacks refinement. Deserts are uninspiring.

    Jacques Chirac · November 23, 2015
  • Jacques C.

    Everything is excellent but the food. But great service is not enough for the price.

    Jacques Chirac · November 23, 2015
  • Lindsay C.

    A seafood lovers dream! Try the whole fish!

    Lindsay C · October 28, 2015
  • Yvette L.

    The berry crumble is so good!

    Yvette Liu · September 13, 2015
  • André P.

    Great ambiance and food! Lobster rolls are amazing here!

    André Pereira · September 10, 2015
  • Lindsay C.

    Seafood tower

    Lindsay C · September 10, 2015
  • Rana G.

    the mussels with creamy garlic sauce, highly recommended

    Rana Genc · September 9, 2015
  • Bulent O.

    Everything is perfect. You can try lobster, fried oyster and fish.

    Bulent Ongun · September 4, 2015
  • Silene L.

    The only place I have gone religiously for 15 years and always order the lobster rolls. 15. Years. Nuff said

    Silene Lim · September 2, 2015
  • Jimmy

    Try the lobster roll. Not too soggy like other places.

    Jimmy · August 2, 2015
  • Raphael L.

    Great little place for dates. Awesome oysters and seafood in general. I'll definitely be back.

    Raphael Langenscheidt · July 31, 2015
  • David K.

    Lobster roll and clam chowder

    David Koosis · July 21, 2015
  • Christina C.

    Fabulous lobster rolls, chowder and raw bar!

    Christina Coster · June 25, 2015
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.

    Luke's, Chelsea Market and Mermaid Inn cannot compete in the lobster roll game with Pearl. Served with the most amazing shoestring fries, this is the best lobster roll dish in NYC.

    Yuna 🇰🇷 Park · June 25, 2015
  • Myles T.

    Piled high fresh lobster on the best bun. Combined with mouth watering Shoestring fries are AWESOME. Go early to avoid a wait. Wonderful people.

    Myles Trachtenberg · June 24, 2015
  • Laren S.

    The lobster roll is a NY icon (reminiscent of Maine), but don't miss the fried oysters or the mussels!

    Laren Spirer · June 24, 2015
  • Ryan S.

    Lobster roll and salmon

    Ryan Schultz · June 18, 2015
  • Kayo S.

    Lobster rolls! Great service.

    Kayo S. · May 12, 2015
  • New York Post

    Mario Batali calls the cod sandwich "beautiful" and Jimmy Buffet loves it too. Be on the lookout for the "the most round, all-encompassing tartar sauce [Batali's] ever tasted." Read more

    New York Post · April 23, 2015
  • Kristen M.

    The New England soup!!

    Kristen McKay · April 22, 2015
  • Richard B.

    Lobster was amazing!

    Richard B · April 4, 2015
  • Martha

    LOVE their lobster roll. you must get it!!! other menu items are delicious too!

    Martha · March 7, 2015
  • Donald S.

    The fried oysters are orgasmic. The end.

    Donald Sharp · March 2, 2015
  • Aly O.

    Lobster roll exceptional. Fries really great.

    Aly Orady · December 28, 2014
  • Ferhat D.

    Unnecessarily expensive place. Only if you pay a lot for them to important figures from the customer's satisfaction.

    Ferhat Duran · December 12, 2014
  • Kris P.

    My favorite lobster roll in the city

    Kris Parks · November 23, 2014
  • Epicurious

    Chances are you'll have to wait on line outside to secure a spot at the squeaky-clean counter & eat silky clam chowder, briny fried oysters and mayonnaise-drenched lobster rolls. Read more

    Epicurious · November 21, 2014
  • Katie G.

    The lobster rolls are to die for. Worth the wait.

    Katie Gilchrist · November 9, 2014
  • Frida

    Lobsta roll. Fries any fish blueberry pie

    Frida · September 4, 2014
  • Briana A.

    the lobster roll is THAT good

    Briana Adler · September 4, 2014
  • Daniel A.

    Get the lobster rolls :-)

    Daniel Alvarez-Gomez · August 6, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    The low-key restaurant is most famous for Maine-style lobster rolls, which are superb, but don't forget about the classic shrimp cocktails and oysters. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
  • Village Voice

    On a recent visit, the oyster roll was the best item, a mayo-smeared bun piled with 10 oysters so light they threatened to float up to the tin ceiling. Read more

    Village Voice · August 4, 2014
  • Risa

    My ideal Pearl meal: large bucket of steamers, lobster roll w salad (bc shoestring fries are a pain to eat), and a butterscotch praline sundae.

    Risa · July 31, 2014
  • Monica

    Wow delicious! Try the mussels!

    Monica · June 5, 2014
  • Alp O.

    The lobster roll is actually mind-blowing. The fries are amazing as well. Be prepared to wait though! (Caveat: it's worth it.)

    Alp Ozcelik · June 1, 2014
  • Mirta K.

    Best oysters and lobster roll in town!

    Mirta Koz · May 29, 2014
  • Nikki A.

    Prince Edward Island mussels are actually incredible along with the owner who was wearing a sweet German soccer jersey

    Nikki Arnold · April 26, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    West Village institution. The place to go for a splurge on simple but well-prepared seafood.

    Serious Eats · February 18, 2014
  • Halstead Property

    We love the oysters, but the Lobster Roll is mind-blowing. The simple bun holds a grand portion of creamy lobster cooked to a perfect texture accompanied by salty, delicious shoestring fries.

    Halstead Property · October 8, 2013
  • Frank R.

    Best lobster roll outside of Maine!

    Frank Rimalovski · September 25, 2013
  • Jade B.

    Bouillabaisse for the win! Roasted scallops are a game changer. Can't go wrong w fried oysters and the lobster roll.

    Jade Bailey-Assam · September 1, 2013

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