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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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Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

We entered a dark noisy room and were immediately seated. I was surprised that it was quite chic for Nantucket. The food was totally amazing and the portions were a perfect size..not to big or small...the only thing I didn't like was the noise level..it...More

Thank diame
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a party of 14 in the Pink Room. My husband and I have been here many many times often bringing another couple or just sitting at the bar for dinner impromtu-- this year we had several people with us and were so excited...More

1  Thank vacationauthority
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We had a fantastic bottle of champagne and a few appetizers. Everything was delicious. The only problem was feeling a bit of an outsider sitting at the bar. Bartenders knew most of the people coming in (which is not a bad thing) and we felt...More

1  Thank jenniebelco
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I just love everything about this restaurant. A great space, creative and wonderful menu, attentive and friendly staff and a great bar. Everything is prepared and presented with excellence and pride. A terrific evening. A promise of many more to come.

1  Thank GMBG
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My wife and sister were in Nantucket for 2 days, 1 night in May. I wanted to eat at Union 56, but my sister wanted to eat at Oran Mor or The Pearl( which was recommended by a close friend who ownes property on the...More

3  Thank Oater2
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Hello, First and foremost, Thank you for taking the time to share with us the details of your evening from missed opportunities to overall lack of hospitality and timely service. I sincerely, apologize on behalf of our entire team, as your experience at the Pearl...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016

We love eating at The Pearl. It's our favorite. I don't like lobster (I know - it's weird but I just don't) and the lobster rangun is the only way I've actually enjoyed lobster and a must have if you're eating there. We've been several...More

Thank jcnyc23
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Pearl. The Lobster Rangoons have a serious following, some may even say cult style- they are hand made and we sell out every evening! Please say hello next time you are on-island. Many...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Love this restuarant. It is fine dining with a uniquely beautiful decor. Food is amazing as well as atomshere. the staff if friendly and professional...the chef prepares wonderful creative meals. The only draw back is that it is extremely hard to get a reservation during...More

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016

Thank you for your lovely review of our restaurant! The Pearl truly is a labor of love for me and my chef-husband. The collective effort of our entire team being vital to our success nightly. Our reservations book does get pretty crazy in July and...More

Reviewed 5 November 2015

The Pearl is consistently amazing! My favorite dish is the lobster WOK. I look forward to treating myself to this particular dish every time I go. It is truly delicious as is everything else on the menu. The service is always exceptional and the atmosphere...More

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016

Thank you! Such a wonderful review, we truly appreciate each and every guest we have join us each season. The Wok-Fried Lobster is 100% our most popular dish, we do our very best to ensure we do not sell out each evening. After 16 years...More

Reviewed 17 October 2015

Pearl is one of the best Asian fusion restaurants I have experienced. Very hip interior and atmosphere. We have many different small plates and each was outstanding. If I lived in Nantucket I would ask for a standing reservation!!

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016

Thank you for your review. We would love if you lived on Island and it would be our pleasure to give you standing ressies! Hope to meet you next time you make it on-island! Best, Angela

Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Seafood with an Asian accent well prepared in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the Lobster entry with an AsiaaaAAsSusisn

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed the Wok Fried Lobster and your evening with us! Hope to see you on-island again this season, Many thanks, Angela

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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