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The Pearl

12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
+1 508-228-9701
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried lobster” (14 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
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12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Reviewed yesterday

Has fabulous food whenever I dine here. The pan fried lobster on Asian noodles is beyond description! Drinks are ridiculously high priced even for Nantucket, however.

Thank agstanley
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for joining us again! We truly appreciate your patronage.The wok fried Lobster continues to be our most popular & beloved dish year after year. So glad you loved it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This second floor restaurant is handicapped accessible. (There’s an elevator in back.) The owner of the restaurant was so accommodating about getting my wheelchair bound father in law upstairs in the elevator and then comfortably seated in the dining room. Her attention and care was...More

Thank Jessica O
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you! It was a pleasure to have your family join us. We are always so happy to be able to accommodate guests with mobility challenges, the Island can be a difficult place to navigate with many cobblestone streets and historic building with accessibility. Having...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is a bit intimidating but well worth the struggle. Wow it’s divine. A little bit of everything with a slightly Asian flair. We had a basil pineapple mojito which was perfectly balanced. The service timing was perfect. The atmosphere simplistic and serene. It...More

Thank b4yougo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pearl is always on our list of restaurants while we are on the island and continues to rank at the top. We shared several appetizers between the five of us, all were exceptional; the tuna belly on watermelon and lobster Rangoon were perfect. Two...More

Thank Kim S
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for joining us and we are so delighted you enjoyed your evening. We love having guests try both new dishes from the test kitchen, like the spooned tuna belly and beloved dishes we cannot remove from the menu like the lobster Rangoon’s. The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner. Shared starter. One soft shell crab and one halibut Thai curry style. All excellent. Right up there with some of the best food we've had and we've eaten in some top places. Desserts not quite up to the same standard but, anywhere else,...More

Thank drc225
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Something has really changed at the Pearl, and it's not great. The menu is now pretty contrived, and you might walk away hungry as the appetizers are hors-d'oeuvres sized, and the main dishes are appetizer-sized. Being French, I am used to small portions, but this...More

Thank bedandy
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I had high hopes for Pearl as everyone recommended it, and everything on the menu looked excellent. Unfortunately the waiter kind of ruined things for us being completely uninterested. When we asked for recommendations "everything is good". Took quite a while to take drink and...More

1  Thank Rob B
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, the details you provided allowed us to further mentor our team and elevate our hospitality. First of all I apologize on behalf of my team for the attitude and the lack of true hospitality. We are always striving to...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I return to the Pearl year after year and the experiencehas never disappointed. This is a high end, beautiful people scene with food and drinks to match. Like Nantucket, it is expensive but worth every penny. I love the passion fruit Martini and Wok Fried...More

Thank Lisa B
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing! We always encourage walk-ins and day of check-ins as guests plans may change with the weather! We strive to be consistent and inspired each and every season, for both our returning and first time guests. The Wok-fried Lobster and...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation for 6pm, and when we arrived we asked if we could have an open table in a corner. We were told we could not have that table because it was reserved for later and we might not be done in time....More

1  Thank aheaton
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, I apologize fro the way my team handled the seating of table 3. I wish all of our tables could be corner tables. We strive to partner with all of our guests to accommodate seating preferences, standing reservations and...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

The food here is always good and the service is fine. It is just a poor value. We only ordered apps and the bill came to more than many of the other restaurants.

1  Thank mimiPrinceton_NJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9701
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Unique Coastal Kitchen & Drinks. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England - New England Travel & Life. Best of Award of Excellence Wine Spectator 2015. ZAGAT top table. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm hospitality. Wok Fried Lobster | Prime Porterhouse for 2 | BBQ Beef with sauce | Dinner nightly Mid May
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