Pearl Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Nic G.
    Nic G3 weeks ago
    BEST lobster roll, daym. very filling, big portion. it was worth the price for me.
  • Sirus O.
    Best lobster roll of my life. No reservations with professional service.
  • Joseph H.
    The best lobster roll & oysters you'll ever have in your life. A MUST!
  • Adam B.
    Lobster roll is on point
  • Marlynn W.
    Marlynn WestNovember 19, 2016
    I had the oysters. Fried to perfection and laid in a tarter sauce filled shell. And the lobster roll...I was sad to get full..it was THAT GOOD.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestSeptember 22, 2016
    Since starting as a small seafood counter in 1997, the joint has expanded to become one of the best known names in seafood, with a lobster roll that is not to be missed. Read more
  • Ariana V.
    Ariana VoyerAugust 29, 2016
    Lobster roll is one of the best in the city, fresh blue point oysters. Sit at the bar if you can - you won't feel like you're in NYC
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 12, 2016
    The famous lobster roll at this West Village oyster bar is heavy on the lemony mayonnaise (and the price tag). But it's made with huge chunks of fresh lobster meat and paired with shoestring fries. Read more
  • Gabriela H.
    Lobster rolls
  • CMMAK
    CMMAKJune 26, 2016
    Lobster Roll
  • CMMAK
    CMMAKJune 26, 2016
    The lobster roll... best!
  • CMMAK
    CMMAKJune 23, 2016
    Great place.... go early. Lobster Rolls are to die for! Opens at 6pm.
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GutiérrezMay 30, 2016
    Best lobster rolls anywhere. Worth the trip to NY.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    My first real good food experience in NYC. Will always have a soft spot for the fried oysters here.
  • Aashna S.
    Aashna SApril 20, 2016
    Lobster roll!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CApril 18, 2016
    Cozy spot with delicious, fresh seafood.
  • Edmund Y.
    Edmund YanApril 3, 2016
    Fresh fresh fresh!! Our table had the oysters, lobster, lobster roll, and a whole pompano. Will definitely be coming back!
  • Sandy J.
    Sandy JApril 1, 2016
    Grilled lobster, bouillabaisse, shrimp cocktail, chowder...everything is great!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonMarch 23, 2016
    A great spot to dine solo at the bar. The fried oysters pair excellently with an allagash white.
  • Nom N.
    Nom NomMarch 11, 2016
    Lobster roll, not chocolate mousse
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SFebruary 27, 2016
    Lobster roll is amazing.
  • Kylie F.
    Kylie FFebruary 13, 2016
    Oh god. It's all delicious!
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracNovember 23, 2015
    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 C.
    Jacques ChiracNovember 23, 2015
    Everything is excellent but the food. But great service is not enough for the price.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay COctober 28, 2015
    A seafood lovers dream! Try the whole fish!
  • Yvette L.
    Yvette LiuSeptember 13, 2015
    The berry crumble is so good!
  • André P.
    André PereiraSeptember 10, 2015
    Great ambiance and food! Lobster rolls are amazing here!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CSeptember 10, 2015
    Seafood tower
  • Rana S.
    Rana SayiciSeptember 9, 2015
    the mussels with creamy garlic sauce, highly recommended
  • Bulent O.
    Bulent OngunSeptember 4, 2015
    Everything is perfect. You can try lobster, fried oyster and fish.
  • Silene L.
    Silene LimSeptember 2, 2015
    The only place I have gone religiously for 15 years and always order the lobster rolls. 15. Years. Nuff said
  • Jimmy
    JimmyAugust 2, 2015
    Try the lobster roll. Not too soggy like other places.
  • Raphael L.
    Great little place for dates. Awesome oysters and seafood in general. I'll definitely be back.
  • David K.
    David KoosisJuly 21, 2015
    Lobster roll and clam chowder
  • Christina C.
    Christina CosterJune 25, 2015
    Fabulous lobster rolls, chowder and raw bar!
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.
    Yuna 🇰🇷 ParkJune 25, 2015
    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.
  • Myles T.
    Myles TrachtenbergJune 24, 2015
    Piled high fresh lobster on the best bun. Combined with mouth watering Shoestring fries are AWESOME. Go early to avoid a wait. Wonderful people.
  • Laren S.
    Laren SpirerJune 24, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The lobster roll is a NY icon (reminiscent of Maine), but don't miss the fried oysters or the mussels!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchultzJune 18, 2015
    Lobster roll and salmon
  • Kayo S.
    Kayo S.May 12, 2015
    Lobster rolls! Great service.
  • New York Post
    New York PostApril 23, 2015
    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
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen McKayApril 22, 2015
    The New England soup!!
  • Richard B.
    Richard BApril 4, 2015
    Lobster was amazing!
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 7, 2015
    LOVE their lobster roll. you must get it!!! other menu items are delicious too!
  • Donald S.
    Donald SharpMarch 2, 2015
    The fried oysters are orgasmic. The end.
  • Aly O.
    Aly OradyDecember 28, 2014
    Lobster roll exceptional. Fries really great.
  • Ferhat D.
    Ferhat DuranDecember 12, 2014
    Unnecessarily expensive place. Only if you pay a lot for them to important figures from the customer's satisfaction.
  • Kris P.
    Kris ParksNovember 23, 2014
    My favorite lobster roll in the city
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousNovember 21, 2014
    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
  • Katie G.
    Katie GilchristNovember 9, 2014
    The lobster rolls are to die for. Worth the wait.
  • Frida
    FridaSeptember 4, 2014
    Lobsta roll. Fries any fish blueberry pie
  • Briana A.
    Briana AdlerSeptember 4, 2014
    the lobster roll is THAT good
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel Alvarez-GomezAugust 6, 2014
    Get the lobster rolls :-)
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    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
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • Risa
    RisaJuly 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Monica
    MonicaJune 5, 2014
    Wow delicious! Try the mussels!
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikJune 1, 2014
    The lobster roll is actually mind-blowing. The fries are amazing as well. Be prepared to wait though! (Caveat: it's worth it.)
  • Mirta K.
    Mirta KozMay 29, 2014
    Best oysters and lobster roll in town!
  • Nikki A.
    Nikki ArnoldApril 26, 2014
    Prince Edward Island mussels are actually incredible along with the owner who was wearing a sweet German soccer jersey
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 18, 2014
    West Village institution. The place to go for a splurge on simple but well-prepared seafood.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyOctober 8, 2013
    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.
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best lobster roll outside of Maine!
  • Jade B.
    Jade Bailey-AssamSeptember 1, 2013
    Bouillabaisse for the win! Roasted scallops are a game changer. Can't go wrong w fried oysters and the lobster roll.
  • S W.
    S WAugust 23, 2013
    Generous amount of lobster ... Way too much mayo and fries greasy
  • Tate S.
    Tate ShaferAugust 21, 2013
    The best lobster roll you will ever taste. Rebecca's restaurant is a money making machine.
  • Beth B.
    Beth BatesAugust 6, 2013
    The lobster roll is chock full of meaty lobster but has a TON of mayonnaise. I'd go for the oysters and boiled lobster (served with a cute ramekin of corn pudding).
  • Yun Evelyn S.
    Yun Evelyn SongAugust 6, 2013
    U should try Lobster roll! Also Dont skip the fresh oyster
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CrowleyAugust 1, 2013
    Amazing lobster roll!!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HodowanecJuly 25, 2013
    Incredible! The lobster roll was phenomenal and the steamers as well. If we had another night here we'd come back, no question!
  • Anna S.
    it was amazing! try the bouillabaisse!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LintzJuly 6, 2013
    Pretty amazing lobster roll, shoestring fries need some salt
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HJune 22, 2013
    Great selection of oysters and the boulibasse was good. Skip the lobster roll, it relies to heavily on mayo and seasoning. But get a side of the fries.
  • alexander l.
    alexander lombardoJune 4, 2013
    Sit at the bar if there is room and don't go anywhere. Since you're there you might as well go ahead and order the lobster roll. Enjoy!
  • B C.
    B ChuMay 20, 2013
    #221/$25-40
  • James J.
    James JohnsonApril 21, 2013
    Oysters are the best I have had in a while. Ordered 12 then ordered 6 more
  • B C.
    B ChuApril 17, 2013
    #221/$25-40 http://www.yelp.com/menu/pearl-oyster-bar-new-york
  • Gary P.
    Gary PeckApril 16, 2013
    Despite the restaurant's name, you really want to get the lobster roll here. Though all of their seafood is great.
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HartwigApril 5, 2013
    Get the lobster roll!
  • Christian A.
    Christian AzerMarch 24, 2013
    Heads up - They don't accept Amex.
  • Barry K.
    Barry KornMarch 23, 2013
    Great place to sit at the bar for a top notch lobster roll.
  • Jeanne T.
    Jeanne TappMarch 23, 2013
    fun, kitchy place and the oysters were outstanding!
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JonesMarch 22, 2013
    if you've already tried the lobster roll, try the scallops
  • Wan-Ling T.
    Wan-Ling TsaiJanuary 17, 2013
    Lobster roll + special fries!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WilliamsNovember 14, 2012
    "The West Village oyster bar won't destroy your budget: The combination cocktail ($16) includes lobster, shrimp, oysters, and clams." Read more
  • Borut D.
    Borut DFOctober 9, 2012
    Lobster roll: Shock for Europeans. Not only that you get oysters at the bar, the lobster is served in bread hot-dog style...and there is more: as side are fancy shoestring french fries.
  • Jason V.
    Jason Van DinterAugust 28, 2012
    Don't forget the Blueberry Crumble! #BestinNYC
  • Superjonbot
    SuperjonbotAugust 16, 2012
    Don't forget the fried oysters! Exceptional!
  • Joelle V.
    Joelle VelascoJuly 30, 2012
    You must get the lobster roll. You won't regret it.
  • Neil G.
    Neil GlassmanJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Oyster roll. Not on menu. Take me there.
  • Elana
    ElanaJuly 27, 2012
    Get the lobster!
  • Yunji
    YunjiJuly 25, 2012
    Mussel is awesome!
  • Jo R.
    Jo RausenJuly 17, 2012
    In retrospect, I would've ordered 2 lobster rolls for me + hubby rather than 1 + mussels + chowda. Disclaimer: I am a lobster roll expert & have had 6 throughout New England in the last month
  • Slow Food NYC
    Slow Food NYCJuly 17, 2012
    Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Pearl Oyster Bar
  • Sheila K.
    Sheila KauerJuly 13, 2012
    The best lobster roll in town! ;-)
  • Laura S.
    Laura SewastynowiczJune 20, 2012
    Yummy oysters, meatiest lobster roll I've seen in the city. The scallops though, they are truly dreamy.
  • Jennifer  K.
    Jennifer  KimMay 18, 2012
    Fried Oysters to start & best Lobster roll ever!
  • Jason V.
    Jason VincikApril 1, 2012
    Woah. The fried oysters are orgasmic. The end.
  • Marco G.
    Marco GuaniloMarch 25, 2012
    The Lobster Roll was a bit heavy on the Mayo but definitely worth trying. The fried oysters are a MUST HAVE!!!
  • Natalie I.
    Natalie IrelandDecember 20, 2011
    The mussels are dreamy!
  • Apostolos K. V.
    Apostolos K. VorrasDecember 2, 2014
    Lobster rolls Μανα μ´ τετοιο πραμα δεν εχεις ξαναματαφαει!!!!
  • Eva P.
    Eva PernaFebruary 17, 2013
    Se siete a New York non potete perdervi il Lobster Roll del Pearl Oyster Bar!
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