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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” (15 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Dinner was a truly delicious Asian inspired culinary delight. The owners were gracious and passionate about their restaurant, the staff was attentive and our outdoor private patio dining was charming.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make no mistake , it was very good but the menu has changed and is not as edgy as it used to be . The place has also lost a bit of shine and soul. The service was impeccable and helpful . For us going...More

Thank Francine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’d go back but expect over priced food and drinks. Pretty much the norm on Nantucket. Outside bar was fun but no one was very friendly.

Thank piperseminole
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am perhaps confused, as we do not have an outside bar at the pearl. Several neighboring spots have outdoor bar scenes. Hope we will see you in the future at the pearl. Best regards, Angela

Reviewed 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018

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 10 July 2018 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

1  Thank Jessica O
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

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 9 July 2018

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
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We are so appreciative and delighted you loved your experience. The island is in the midst of one of the craziest summers to date. We are continually focused on providing our guests with hospitality to match the dedication of our culinary team and...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 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 19 July 2018

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 28 June 2018 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
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at the pearl. My chef -husband has been at my side the last 19 years striving to create memorable dining experiences for all of our guests. The soft shell crab is one of the new preparations this season and guests...More

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

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29 July 2018|
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Response from Angela R | Property representative |
The Lobster as prepared in our signature dish is not GF, however we are happy to make a GF Lonster dish for you upon request.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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