Pearl Oyster Bar

Rebecca Charles, owner and chef, has personally rescued an American regional cuisine—that of coastal New England—elevated it to heavenly status, and made of it a nationwide movement. While her exceptional lobster roll has garnered all the press, it is far from the only charm on Pearl’s menu: pristinely fried oysters and clams, each nestled on its own cushion of crunchy, creamy tartar sauce; chowder to die for; crab cakes that are all crab; and oh, that pan-fried fish sandwich and those shoestring fries! There are also more grown-up delights, including whole grilled fish, whole Maine lobster, and an excellent wine list.


(212) 691 - 8211

18 Cornelia Street


Borough:  Manhattan
Type of Service:  Restaurant
Snail of Approval Date:  2009