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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” (16 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The wok fried lobster is to die for! This place is very pricey but the food is extrordinary and you feel as though it was worth the extra

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a very fashionable restaurant that serves excellent Asian fusion cuisine. The food is well worth the price, which is expensive. Service is quick and friendly in a minimal way, but lacks a little bit of charm. Explanation of your upcoming plate is also...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 650denisc
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Wine selection is amazing I’ll give it that. Food is sub par and service is ok at best. Was not wow’d at all. If you want some real flavor and a place that will blow your mind, don’t waste your time here- go straight to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Louise03110
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Menu set up to encourage ordering multiple "small plates" which allow you to taste many of their wonderful dishes. Great wine and cocktail list.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BDL25
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Our group of ten was, after a screw-up on our part, accomodated by the staff with extreme professionalism. Despite not having a reservation, they not only managed to seat up promptly, they did so in a private room that was perfect for our group. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steven A
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan E
Reviewed 4 September 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Francine C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank piperseminole
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank M4150KQjessicao
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

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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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 2017. 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 | Dinner only- Mid-May thru Columbus Day
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